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Score 6.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Noetix

If you desire to 'empower' employees to create or edit their own reports, Noetix is a great tool, though I am not particularly an 'empowerment' person. In my experience most people have enough work of their own, so to tell them they now have to create their own reports can cause problems. If someone is available, like I am, to create the reports based on user requirements, then the report can be shared with the user and they can make changes as needed. I have several users who use the same report over and over for slightly different applications, and they are happy to make the small alterations, but creating whole new reports can seem like a daunting task. I tell my users I don't want them to become frustrated. If they want to try on their own, fine, but don't waste more than half an hour, and if you start to get frustrated, stop and IM me. Ninety-nine times out of 100 I already have a report that will give them exactly what they need. I've done extensive training, and find it's quite easy for users to pick up
Darlene Mack | 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

Access Control and Security

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

BI Standard Reporting

Noetix
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Noetix
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Noetix
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Noetix
OpenText Magellan
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Noetix
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Formatting capabilities
Noetix
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Noetix
OpenText Magellan
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Noetix
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Publish to Web
Noetix
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Publish to PDF
Noetix
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Versioning
Noetix
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Noetix
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Mobile Capabilities

Noetix
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Noetix
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Noetix
OpenText Magellan
3.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

Noetix

  • Noetix makes reporting easy. Users can combine vtables (the Noetix term for its views), add or delete columns, add filters or parameters, sort, add totals to columns, all from an easy to use interface. It comes with a very large number of already written reports for all areas of Oracle reporting, but it also allows for custom vtables to be written, for Oracle or any database, to expand the number of available reports.
  • Noetix has an Excel add-in that is marvelous. It eliminates the need to run a report in the web application and export to Excel. The add-in can run very large reports, up to a million lines. Once a report is run in Excel, it can be saved, and then refreshed whenever needed. It's a really good tool.
  • Noetix is flexible. Joins can be added to existing Noetix vtables and also to custom vtables, to give users a large amount of data configurations to choose from. It also allows users to create calculated fields to any report.
  • Noetix is easy to administer. Users can be added or removed and grouped by the level of permission. Although, in our case, it validates against Oracle, the level of security is dictated by Noetix.
Darlene Mack | 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

Noetix

  • I like the fact that the output is standard, but I would like to be able to move columns around on the output screen, rather than having to go back to the editing screen, move the columns, then rerun the report.
  • Drag and drop of columns would be nice on the edit screen. Currently if you add a column to a report, it automatically goes to the bottom. Relocation of the column has to be done a line at a time. I would prefer to be able to grab the field I want from those available, and drop it into the report where I want it.
  • When adding a filter (or parameter), the available fields automatically come up in alphabetical order, but on the columns screen, they don't. They come up in the order they actually are in the query. That means, when creating custom vtables, to have the fields in alphabetical order, one must put them that way. It would be nice if Noetix put the fields in alphabetical order for the user.
Darlene Mack | 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

Noetix

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

Noetix

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

Noetix

I believe Noetix is much easier to use than either Crystal Reports or InfoMaker. When I worked with InfoMaker I used to say it took 5 minutes to get the data and 5 hours (and sometimes days) to make it look good. The same can be true for Crystal Reports. Noetix has a standard format, and most people export to Excel anyway. Who prints reports? So formatting is not all that important.
Darlene Mack | 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

Noetix

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

Noetix

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

Noetix
10.0
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Noetix
OpenText Magellan
3.9

Support Rating

Noetix
OpenText Magellan
9.1

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