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Score 6.9 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 8.3 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

The D3 community is a tight knit set of businesses that share business solutions, and this tool should be high on the list for anyone operating in our industry. If you do not want to host the software resources on your servers, Phocas has a cloud-integrated solution as well.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.4
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.4
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.7
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.8
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.2
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.1
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
5.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.3
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.5

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Phocas Business Intelligence
4.5
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.2

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

  • Phocas is great at drilling down data, getting specific information, and presenting it in a report.
  • Phocas can be used to view up to the minute data gathered from the database.
  • It allows the user to create and view different type of dashboards very easily.
Anonymous | 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

  • Ability to build reports
  • Could be more user friendly
Olivia Gonsalves | 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

Phocas is easy to use for end users and can be used on desktops, laptops, and phones.
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

Phocas Business Intelligence

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

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
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Phocas Business Intelligence

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Phocas Business Intelligence

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