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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 9.4 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

Panoply

Panoply is great for smaller organizations where analytics is critical, but it is unrealistic to hire a data engineer or build a data infrastructure. Panoply comes as a full data stack out of the box.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Panoply
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Panoply
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Panoply

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Panoply
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Panoply
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Panoply
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Panoply

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Panoply
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Panoply
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Panoply
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Panoply
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Panoply

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Panoply
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Panoply
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Panoply

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

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

Panoply

  • It’s a good choice for building quick, multipurpose data stack for a variety of businesses needs.
John Cromwell | 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

Panoply

  • I hate the chat bots
  • The automated data ingestion is great, but does sometimes make for weird columns
Peter Weinberg | 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

Panoply

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Panoply

Panoply 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It’s a good choice for building a quick, multipurpose data stack for a variety of businesses needs.
John Cromwell | 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

Panoply

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

Panoply

Panoply's time to value is much more rapid than Redshift, BigQuery, or Snowflake.
Anonymous | 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

Panoply

  • Saved time on Redshift setup
  • Saved support costs (monetary and temporal) by not having to set up on-premise
  • Widens the BI tool use in organization; lowers the barrier to entry and makes organization more productive in analytical terms
Peter Weinberg | 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

Panoply

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$325*

* 2 million rows, 12.5 GB of storage, unlimited queries

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
Panoply
9.6

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Panoply

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Panoply
10.0

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Panoply

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