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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

Prism

I really like to use Prism, compared to other software, for data analysis. It allows a quick "plug and play" of the data and is very tolerant of many data formats. I typically resort to other software only when I need a more specific statistical analysis, or if I need a graphically cleaner visualization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

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

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Prism
5.7
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Prism
7.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Prism
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Prism
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Prism
4.0

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Prism
7.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Prism
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Prism
7.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Prism
7.0

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

Prism

  • Data manipulations
  • Data visualization
  • Ease of use
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

Prism

  • Need a stronger interface with R
  • Advanced analysis is difficult to use
  • Graphically clumsy
Anonymous | 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

Prism

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

Prism

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

Prism

Excel would be the next best thing to use. It is free for the academic lab to use though the quality of the figure is lacking and not standardized. Excel also lacks easy to use built-in formulas for data manipulation and can be tedious to replicate the same data Prism can do with a single click.
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

Prism

  • Excellent figures for publications
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

Prism

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
Prism
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Prism

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Prism

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