Likelihood to Recommend
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.
Feature Rating Comparison
- 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.
- The debug tool that came with the Actuate 8 developer was poorly written in my opinion; compiling a report could be very difficult when a number of functions were being called.
- There wasn't any reporting that could be run to download Actuate utilization statistics. Analytics had to be done by manually reviewing who had been running reports.
- At times when the Actuate Server would become overloaded the only solution was to restart it. There wasn't a way to clear up the list of pending report requests.
Likelihood to Renew
OpenText Magellan 3.9
Based on 9 answers
We have invested much into the software and hardware that supports our reporting platform - Actuate is a staple in our environment.
Strategist in OtherFinancial Services Company, 10,001+ employees
OpenText Magellan 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Return on Investment
- 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.
Employee in Information Technology10,001+ employees
Premium Consulting/Integration Services—
Entry-level set up fee?