8 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100
20 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

If you have multiple sources of data that you need to compile into one to cross report, this is a good tool to do that. The connections of those data sources definitely need an expert, so keep that in mind. Also keep in mind, that if you are starting from square 0 on database queries and reporting, there will be a learning curve. I think once you have the base knowledge though, RJ Metrics is relatively intuitive, has a nice UI, and most importantly, allows us to build the reports that we need with confidence that the information included in the reports is up to date and correct.
Kristen Edgerton | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

If you do not have a large budget and are a large organization, I would steer clear of Actuate. If you are looking to do very complex washboarding, I would not use them. Your developers have to be very skilled to work with this. Plan to bring in consultants if necessary to help your process. Adhoc reporting is weak. If your pricing is user based and you expand, this could be very expensive.
Christopher Noyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
9.7
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
9.0
OpenText Magellan
Customizable dashboards
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
8.3
OpenText Magellan
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
7.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Formatting capabilities
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
8.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
8.0
OpenText Magellan
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
8.0
OpenText Magellan

Access Control and Security

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
OpenText Magellan
Role-Based Security Model
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Publish to Web
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Publish to PDF
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Versioning
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Mobile Capabilities

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
3.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
6.2
REST API
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Javascript API
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Java API
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Pros

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

  • It is relatively easy to manipulate the time period in which you want to see your report. This is important for our business because we are constantly analyzing sales month over month, quarter over quarter, and year over year. RJ makes it easy to toggle between these time ranges on the same report.
  • The visualizers available for reports are what you would expect out of a product like this. You have the ability to view your results in tables and a multitude of charts.
  • The ability to customize dashboards and rearrange reports quickly is great and intuitive!
Kristen Edgerton | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

  • The report outputs can vary across different types such as HTML, PDF, and Excel
  • Their open source offering is very sufficient
  • There are great boards and blogs for developers and engineers to expand and use their features.
  • The people from the company that I've worked with are professional and courteous.
Bri Gipson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

  • I don't have any database or SQL training, so it took me a little longer than desired to get started up and comfortable with RJ. I wasn't present when we on-boarded with RJ though, which could have been part of the problem, but you definitely need a very basic level of query language and formula writing knowledge to hit the ground running and use this tool to its full capability.
  • RJ gives you the ability to set email updates on whichever reports you choose. I wish that these reports were a little more customizable to give only the pertinent information from a large report to the parties who need it. IE, customize the view for marketing vs. design but all based on the same report.
  • It would be helpful to get an email from RJ with tips and tricks (short videos or blogs) to be able to continue to learn more about this tool.
Kristen Edgerton | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

  • The documentation on all the available features, but most importantly on the scripting side, can be improved
  • The standard look & feel of some basic options, like parameter selection or sorting and filtering, looks dated and can't be customized
  • The server portal needs to provide better tools
  • More integration is needed with other OpenText products
Martin Rubens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 3.9
Based on 9 answers
I am no longer working for the company that was using Actuate but I believe they would continue to use it because the stitching costs would be to high. It would require a complete rewrite of the reports and the never version of Actuate (BIRT) even required an almost complete report rewrite
Todd Bellamy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
Jeffrey Fischer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

No answers on this topic

OpenText Magellan

I've used JReports and Actuate is very similar but seems to have a lot more customization features for the end user of BIRT reports.
Amy Broome | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

No answers on this topic

OpenText Magellan

  • Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
  • Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OpenText Magellan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
8.0
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
3.9

Support Rating

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
OpenText Magellan
9.1

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