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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL

We have used it successfully as mentioned on two large programs, but again it is an enterprise tool so I am only speaking from the standpoint of my team. Hundreds of teams across our enterprise use this every day. We keep our decision tracker out there as well as important program documents required by our SDLC process like requirements, etc. We also publish test results for the team to see. We use SharePoint to share test data across the organization as we can not just email files back and forth. We can rely on the security settings of SharePoint to allow access to only those team members that need to see the test data. And even though our test data is masked, we still control access to it. I would recommend that any team can benefit from using SharePoint and it gives a good place to store program/project files. It becomes the source of the truth and you just keep putting the most current versions and save them to SharePoint.
Gene Baker | 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

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
OpenText Magellan
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
OpenText Magellan
7.7
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
OpenText Magellan
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
OpenText Magellan
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
OpenText Magellan

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
OpenText Magellan
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
OpenText Magellan
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
OpenText Magellan
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9
OpenText Magellan

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
OpenText Magellan
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
OpenText Magellan
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
OpenText Magellan
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
OpenText Magellan
3.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
OpenText Magellan
6.2
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
OpenText Magellan
9.0
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
OpenText Magellan
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Pros

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
Anonymous | 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

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
Anonymous | 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

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 8.8
Based on 7 answers
This was a long-term buy-in from a corporate perspective, to remain in the SharePoint space. Migration is certainly possible, which is good for planning and having options further out. At this point, the only planned migration is to eventually move the architecture up to SharePoint/SQL 2013. At that point, we will be able to leverage some greater efficiencies, some enhanced content design and management features, and some more current social features. It is well worth a full consideration in any shop looking at a new implementation of or migration to SharePoint (although you will probably be considering 2013 versions or beyond in those discussions), but the platform should be a strong competitor to any alternatives. Realizing the capability of a fully-branded and customized website was not part of the original choice for the architecture at Lincoln, but seeing it implemented and functioning now with this capacity far beyond original expectations has certainly cemented plans to continue using it.
Tim Ritter | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Over all very similar to other microsoft products
John Dopson | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft have good local teams
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

MS SharePoint / SQL

I have used both Google Drive and Zoho Docs which seem similar to MS SharePoint. The main differences I noticed as a user is that the user interfaces in both Google Drive and Zoho Docs were much more intuitive and they were much easier to navigate than MS SharePoint. There are a lot more things that you can do with MS SharePoint, but for a smaller company, it may not be worth the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • I've installed SharePoint in many different industries and each industry has seen greater collaboration among their teams both locally and nationally. The ability to collaborate more efficiently has reduced the need to have employees centrally located.
  • Companies which have used SharePoint in a end user training portal have had great ROI, since they can create the content once and share with all their users who subscribe to their training service. The web content management aspect of SharePoint is a very helpful feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

MS SharePoint / SQL

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

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
OpenText Magellan
3.9

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
OpenText Magellan

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
OpenText Magellan
9.1

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
OpenText Magellan

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