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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 7.8 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

Oracle Analytics Server

The tool is still very good considering the complexities in data that can be modified within the tool using SQL queries. It can be used with advanced coding to integrate data from non-coherent sources. The only place where it is slightly less appropriate is where there is not a crisp UI. The UI and mobile experience could be more intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Oracle Analytics Server
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Oracle Analytics Server
9.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
iFrames
OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
7.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
8.4

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

Oracle Analytics Server

  • Ease of development and quick turnouts as the build is easier compared to some other BI tools for both reporting developers as well as the power users. The RPD development is comparatively easier to build for star schemas and also the subject areas are easier to use by the power users.
  • Easy integration of Mobile BI interface and sharing features in the same layer.
  • Easy integration of other functionality like MapViewer. Multi database type integration is enabled which is not really a distinctive feature in market, but has been improved a lot in OBIEE now.
Vineet Rai | 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

Oracle Analytics Server

  • Some issues that require the assistance of support at Oracle can be time-consuming and difficult to solve.
  • Upgrade from 10g to 11g has made the OBI Foundation Suite very performance intensive. Requires much better hardware support now.
  • Initial setup is not as straightforward as that of previous versions.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.3
Based on 7 answers
Scalability and rich integration capabilities. In the future, if we go with Hyperion for the Financial Consolidation and planning purposes -BI integration with Hyperion is going to be much simpler as it has native interface connectivity and even integration capabilities with well known CRM products (Siebel) and ERP Products (Oracle EBS, Peoplesoft, SAP) is going to be easy and straight forward.
Satyendra Yenugula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
For me or a staff memeber that uses it frequently, its usability is sufficient. However newbies could have a few issues but find their workflow
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 9.0
Based on 4 answers
It's fast, efficient and easy to work with. Scheduling could help when planning out a day however overall it's a big plus when rolling out and supporting Oracle.
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle University offers very in-depth training.
Tom Jaskula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
A properly implemented Endeca solution performs extremely well on the largest of datasets and it positions your organization to immediately achieve your ROI.
Tom Jaskula | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle Analytics Server

At the time we made the decision, we also evaluated other tools such as QlikView and SAP Power BI. But since our main solutions are Oracle (ERP, planning, consolidation), it was natural to adopt OBI. And it was also less expensive than the others.
Federico Shortrede | 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

Oracle Analytics Server

  • We've used OBIEE (or it's previous named product) for over 13 years and it's still the most used tool for BI by the business.
  • We moved our largest business system off of Business Object into OBI so we could gain improved performance, reliability, and easier management of metadata.
Mary BrowningSmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

OpenText Magellan

General

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

Oracle Analytics Server

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
Oracle Analytics Server
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
8.0

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0

In-Person Training

OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan
Oracle Analytics Server
8.0

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