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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 7.7 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

PowerApps

PowerApps does a great job of bridging the gap for mobile form entry where needed. We don't have a ton of mobile use cases, but that's because we haven't had a very active online tool kit until the deployment of O365. With most tools behind a firewall, any opportunity to work in business applications has been through VPN and that usually requires a PC/Mac. Now that we're able to access the system through a credentialed entry point in O365, we have the opportunity to think about what our mobile environment could look like. That's where PowerApps comes into our portfolio.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

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

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Low-Code Development

OpenText Magellan
PowerApps
8.3
Visual Modeling
OpenText Magellan
PowerApps
7.3
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
OpenText Magellan
PowerApps
8.7
Platform Security
OpenText Magellan
PowerApps
8.5
Platform User Management
OpenText Magellan
PowerApps
8.3
Reusability
OpenText Magellan
PowerApps
7.8
Platform Scalability
OpenText Magellan
PowerApps
8.9

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

PowerApps

  • Easy to create new apps.
  • Integration with cloud data sources (Azure, Sharepoint).
  • GUI for creators is excellent.
  • Mobile and Desktop apps are created simultaneously.
Damien Dolan | 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

PowerApps

  • I feel that although it is possible to adapt the tablet view to desktop it can be cumbersome and the screen ratio is not right. There should be an option for making a desktop or browser based application specifically; or at least more screen ratio choices.
  • "PowerApps Desktop" is only available via windows store; for some enterprise users(specifically LTSB users) that makes it unavailable as windows store cannot be used with this version of Windows. A stand alone download or an explanation in the documentation would be nice to have.
  • I have spent a ton of time changing the formating over to the standard that I am using throughout the application on each data card or places where copy paste isn't an option. A format painter or a place to provide typical formating options such as font type and color would be a HUGE time saver for those of us trying to brand our applications.
Corey Brandt | 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

PowerApps

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerApps

PowerApps 8.0
Based on 1 answer
There is still complexity in creating PowerApps, but you can't underestimate the power of the PowerApp, so naturally creating one could get complex. But the usage of the app should be straightforward, even if it relies heavily on the UX from the application designer. Overall, very user-friendly, does not require code, and relatively painlessly taps into business-critical information without requiring any data copying.
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

PowerApps

PowerApps 8.0
Based on 5 answers
The community forums are extremely responsive to questions asked, there is a good body of online documentation and many community posts to draw from. Although the platform has changed, which means some of the posts are out of date and the solutions provided aren't relevant. Of relevance, I read over 400 articles plus documentation to get this first app built in SharePoint, move it to SQL and make it work exactly the way it should.
Nigel Stratton | 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

PowerApps

PowerApps is the first we have used in Office 365 and Azure Integration. It really helped us to integrate application in Azure and building short apps with low cost
Krishn Garg | 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

PowerApps

  • When having Office 365 subscription and Azure, has a superb ROI.
  • It is not necessary to have a best-in-class professional to start using.
Anonymous | 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

PowerApps

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
PowerApps
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
PowerApps

Usability

OpenText Magellan
PowerApps
8.0

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
PowerApps
8.0

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