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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 2.2 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

Panorama Necto

Panorama Necto 14 is well suited where BI is built to support social collaboration so that its analytics features can be shared to improve decision making by incorporating various organizational input. Additionally it supports an infographic display for information review which is unlike most of its competitors.
Chittiappa Areyada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Panorama Necto
7.8
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Panorama Necto
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Panorama Necto
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Panorama Necto
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Panorama Necto
7.3
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Panorama Necto
7.7
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Panorama Necto
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Panorama Necto
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Panorama Necto
6.6

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Panorama Necto
7.2
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Panorama Necto
7.8
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Panorama Necto
6.7
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Panorama Necto
7.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Panorama Necto
7.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Panorama Necto
7.6
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Panorama Necto
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Panorama Necto
7.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Panorama Necto
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Panorama Necto
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Panorama Necto
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Panorama Necto
7.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Panorama Necto
7.2
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
Panorama Necto
6.8
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
Panorama Necto
6.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Panorama Necto
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Panorama Necto
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Panorama Necto
8.5
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Panorama Necto
7.6

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

Panorama Necto

  • Comes with lot of option to modify and build the smart infographic. Uses innovative pictures and charts to create the dashboards
  • Helps you identify why you are succeeding and where you should shift your focus to.
  • The maps are amazing and they just don’t act as control points rather you can populate various measures on them making it really efficient to understand the business in geographical info graph
Sarmista Nath | 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

Panorama Necto

  • This tool is relatively new to the current competitive BI market. Many organizations or business analyst are not yet aware of it's eye catching features.
  • Need more enhancement for predictive analysis.
  • Publishing reports as email attachment and mail server configuration is a little complicated process.
Soumya Roy | 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

Panorama Necto

Panorama Necto 8.0
Based on 17 answers
Some features are very basic and sometimes you can't add your own SQL query for custom reports. For Macs and Blackberry users this application is not helpful. Non-languages are not supported in info-graphics. They need to improve their forecast analysis. Report sharing is limited among the portal users only
Lewis Ewing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Panorama Necto

Panorama Necto 8.2
Based on 2 answers
It provides all the features that are required and some that are not the basic requirements, but they represent a great additional capabilities, not available within the similar products
Milos Milenkovic | 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

Panorama Necto

Panorama Necto 7.1
Based on 3 answers
Support provider are very attentive.
Hema Malini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Panorama Necto

Panorama Necto 6.7
Based on 2 answers
Everything went smoothly, we didn't have any unexpected issues
Milos Milenkovic | 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

Panorama Necto

This is the next generation BI tool, which will be very helpful for small and medium businesses to kick start data exploration and visualization of their diverse databases, with less intervention from IT. This tool is more end user centric and gives way more power to the end user to perform data analysis
Nidhish Khare | 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

Panorama Necto

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

Panorama Necto

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
Panorama Necto
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Panorama Necto
8.0

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Panorama Necto
8.2

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Panorama Necto
7.1

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan
Panorama Necto
6.7

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