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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 9 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

Orbit Reporting and Analytics

It has been very useful in a wider variety of different scenarios within our organization, I could not be more pleased with my experience. It is appropriate for business decision makers who really need analytics to influence what they do day to day. I would say that ORBIT probably is not as useful for developers, but there are other software solutions out there that provide information that is more useful.
Jaclyn Parker, MPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.7
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
9.0
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.5
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
9.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.0
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
7.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
9.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
9.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
7.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
9.0
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.0
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.0
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
6.0
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
9.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
9.0
iFrames
OpenText Magellan
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
7.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
9.0

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

Orbit Reporting and Analytics

  • User-Friendly
  • Results-Driven
  • Aesthetically Pleasing
Jaclyn Parker, MPA | 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

Orbit Reporting and Analytics

  • More Predictive Analytics
Jaclyn Parker, MPA | 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

Orbit Reporting and Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Orbit Reporting and Analytics

Orbit Reporting and Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
ORBIT is so incredibly user-friendly. It makes things so much easier and it makes them go so much quicker.
Jaclyn Parker, MPA | 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

Orbit Reporting and Analytics

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

Orbit Reporting and Analytics

No answers on this topic

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

Orbit Reporting and Analytics

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

Orbit Reporting and Analytics

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
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Orbit Reporting and Analytics

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
10.0

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Orbit Reporting and Analytics

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