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Score 6.9 out of 100
8 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

iHub is a decent enough environment that it serves our needs. We can have unlimited users and it can tie into AD although we do not use that feature currently. It is a decent place to store all of the reports in one location, even though for us it is not visually appealing to the end users.iHub is not a place where you want to create robust/interactive dashboards for end users to drill through and follow a "story".
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
2.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.7
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Magellan BI & Reporting

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0

Pros

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

  • It is fairly easy to set the sharing rules for a report/dashboard.
  • They have a decent amount of time frame options for setting a schedule to generate a report.
  • The support is mostly helpful and timely if you have an issue.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

  • Setting up a "dashboard" is extremely lacking in functionality. The different chart widgets you place on the page do not interact with each other. When you select an item from one do not expect it to highlight or filter another.
  • The speed and stability are not great, but maybe that is just our environment not being up to snuff...even though we are above the "recommended" settings.
  • The main GUI for a user is TERRIBLE. You log into a File Tree format where you have to navigate folders to reach the correct dashboard. There are ways around this, but it would either require an expensive payment to the Professional Services team to revamp to UI or another option they gave us was to create the "Default Dashboard" and provide that link to users and in that Dashboard, you use a new tab to include the navigation back to the main screen so that at least on the initial load the user is taken to a friendly looking dashboard instead of a file tree.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

Our instance of iHub does not stack up against the other larger BI tools out today. It is a good place to store reports in a central location that allows users to run very specific reports on demand, but it is not a place I would want to store all of my "dashboards". As far as holding individual reports that are specific to an individual need, it is a great tool. If you want to create a report that will be used as a Template for a Form or a Label, iHub is a good choice to store and schedule the report or call it via API to generate it and return it to your calling app.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

OpenText Magellan

General

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Magellan BI & Reporting

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Magellan BI & Reporting

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