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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dragon Speech Recognition

Nuance Dragon Speech Recognition is still a good choice for those that need to use a lot of technical terms. Otherwise, other companies are putting together more simple and as effective software. Lacking support for macOS is a big minus.
Anonymous | 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

Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Formatting capabilities
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
8.0
Publish to Web
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Publish to PDF
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Versioning
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Access Control and Security

Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Role-Based Security Model
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
5.0

Mobile Capabilities

Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
3.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

Dragon Speech Recognition

  • The main advantage is that it calibrates itself around your tone and accent.
  • Integration with many apps and operative system is good.
  • Integrating custom words and acronyms is very easy, so, over time, recognition becomes very precise and customized.
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

Dragon Speech Recognition

  • It crashes constantly. Many times you would lose your work.
  • Nuance stopped supporting macOS a few eyes ago. That was an important minus. The last macOS supported version is now useless; it does not even start under the new macOS versions.
  • The delay between listening and writing is applications like Word is way too big. I always have to dictate into a simple text editor and then copy the content into Word. Very bothersome.
  • Apple dictation works much faster.
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

Dragon Speech Recognition

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

Dragon Speech Recognition

Dragon Speech Recognition 2.0
Based on 1 answer
One of the worst companies in terms of customer service getting the download file because of a laptop upgrade took me months of work. No jokes.
Anonymous | 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

Alternatives Considered

Dragon Speech Recognition

Apple dictation is free and already integrated into the OS. It works very fast, and accuracy can be improved over time, depending on what OS version you have.
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

Dragon Speech Recognition

  • It facilitates writing down first drafts of long documents.
  • Once they stopped supporting macOS, many colleagues stopped using it, so it turned out to be a poor financial investment for the department.
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

Dragon Speech Recognition

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

Dragon Speech Recognition
5.0
OpenText Magellan
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dragon Speech Recognition
OpenText Magellan
3.9

Support Rating

Dragon Speech Recognition
2.0
OpenText Magellan
9.1

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