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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 8.4 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

Periscope Data

If you are a technology company that is reliant of accessible data then this is the platform for you. We work with over 10,000 clients with an average of a couple hundred data point per client on any given day. If your volume of reporting and metrics is not at that level yet, it may not be as useful (or, rather, may overload you with information that distracts from your specifics). The use of charts and vanity metrics, however, is incredibly useful for everyone from sales to marketing and everything in between. It helps make data actionable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Periscope Data
9.1
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Periscope Data
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Periscope Data
8.9
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Periscope Data
8.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Periscope Data
8.9
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Periscope Data
8.3
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Periscope Data
8.6
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Periscope Data
9.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Periscope Data
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Periscope Data
8.6
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Periscope Data
8.5
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Periscope Data
8.8
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Periscope Data
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Periscope Data
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
Periscope Data
8.2

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Periscope Data
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Periscope Data
9.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Periscope Data
9.6
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Periscope Data
8.1

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

Periscope Data

  • Rapid deployment of polished T-SQL-based data visualization charts and dashboards. Periscope supports a variety of database technologies, and allows users to write custom queries to display data.
  • Included caching to reduce server load.
  • Outstanding customer service/support, with expert advice as needed.
  • Constant updates and new features.
  • Built-in SQL formatters take the pain out of manipulating date/time objects.
Brian Kichler | 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

Periscope Data

  • Some of the dashboards can be slow to load; especially when they have lots of features and widgets.
  • The software could be made a little easier for people that don't have a data or programming background.
  • It is pricey so not a great option for small companies or research/home projects.
Adam Montgomery | 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

Periscope Data

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Periscope Data

Periscope Data 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It could be used easily by business users once they understand basic SQL and the dataset; they could perform customized query according to their needs, without having to ask analysts repeatedly to provide them. The support team is quite responsive, and they could also help directly to make your erroneous dashboard run smoothly.
Anonymous | 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

Periscope Data

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

Periscope Data

Periscope is by far the best we looked at - I was evaluating as a user, not the primary decision maker, and user interface and ease of use was the primary factor in my decision. It is very easy to navigate and manipulate, and has an overall very polished view
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

Periscope Data

  • Positive Impact: Before Periscope Data was available to my department, I had to search through the Que in Smile Check for the cases that were low hanging fruit. Now Periscope pulls that data and that data only from those Ques and I am able to use the filters for better accuracy.
Marisa Henegar | 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

Periscope Data

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
Periscope Data
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Periscope Data

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Periscope Data
9.0

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Periscope Data

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