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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

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is not appropriate for real-time dashboards. It is fantastic for EOD or dashboards which need to be refreshed every 10-15 minutes. Qlik Sense makes a fantastic Data Warehouse, if that is what your ultimate goal is. If you have the resources, you can extend the out-of-the-box functionality to suit your needs. Unfortunately, if you do not have the resources, you may struggle with the back end of Qlik Sense.
Andrew Burns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Qlik Sense
7.3
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Qlik Sense
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Qlik Sense
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
6.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Qlik Sense
7.6
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Qlik Sense
8.8
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Qlik Sense
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Qlik Sense
6.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
7.1

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Qlik Sense
6.7
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Qlik Sense
8.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Qlik Sense
7.1
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Qlik Sense
6.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Qlik Sense
5.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
6.6

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Qlik Sense
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Qlik Sense
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Qlik Sense
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Qlik Sense
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
7.6

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Qlik Sense
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Qlik Sense
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Qlik Sense
6.8
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
6.2
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
6.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
Qlik Sense
7.1
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Qlik Sense
7.5
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Qlik Sense
7.3
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Qlik Sense
7.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Qlik Sense
6.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Qlik Sense
6.8
iFrames
OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
7.6
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
6.2

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

Qlik Sense

  • Running consistently without errors which gives users confidence in the system and its numbers
  • Easy to configure and customise to adopt to manyfold sources (facebook, google analytics, filemaker, SAGE, various Excel sheets)
  • Easy to navigate within the table and graphs (drill down, slice & dice, filter, sort) and easy to export results.
  • Geoanalytics is cool
  • Very customizable user and role based security
Jürgen Muthmann | 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

Qlik Sense

  • Visualizations have sometimes worked slightly differently between releases requiring the need for some re-work when upgrading. Most of these have been appearance only but are still annoying.
  • Enterprise product should come with the ability to email common reports. People still want/need this but don't need all the functionality of the Nprinting product. Basic email functionality should not need to be a separate purchase. Perhaps give the basic functionality with the product to give people exposure to it would actually increase the take rate on Nprinting.
Wayne Antinore | 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

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 6.4
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 6.8
Based on 8 answers
Standard user interface and powerful analytic functions is GREAT.As technical person working in the background there are more things to do to make this a completely great tool.Some functions that should be standard requires consult scripting and hours.Now we are using it quite advanced and with many servers and in combination with QlikView. So overall I love the tool. But it could be better and user friendly and powerful in the background
Christer Andersson | 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

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 6.8
Based on 10 answers
Quick and responsive usually
Mohan Suswaram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 8.3
Based on 8 answers
Hire Qlik consultants. It's better done by them or with their aid.
Mohan Suswaram | 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

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense, from a developer side, is way easier to pick up quickly while still holding the most functionality. Tableau is nice and has similar features to Qlik, but having to create each visualization/chart on its own sheet before building a dashboard is very much living 5 years ago. The ability to create master items in Qlik is parallel to this, but Qlik has the added feature of editing the charts/visualizations at the data level within the dashboard itself. I just finished a graduate program in Data Science, at the end of which we were all asked how we felt about Tableau. The overwhelming response was that, as you dig deeper into Tableau, you realize that it is not as easy and fun as it seems on the surface. With Qlik, I have had the opposite experience. The farther I dig into its full functionality, the more I find it to be useful at every level.
Mitch Speer | 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

Qlik Sense

  • Positive - we have been able to dramatically reduce customer churn rate with increased business visibility.
  • Positive - reduced reporting complexity by pushing/flagging employees for specific needs, thus reducing the need for best-guess reporting.
  • Positive - overall ROI has been more than measurable from a simple complexity reduction standpoint. No more creating custom reports on a monthly basis. Once a report or dashboard has been created, that report becomes a standard for us and can be easily modified for future use.
  • Positive - we've been able to reduce head-count for report generation.
Jason Webb | 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

OpenText Magellan Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Qlik Sense

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
tiered pricing*

* per user

Qlik Sense Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Qlik Sense Perpetual$1,5001
  1. 1-50 users
SaaS Edition
Qlik Sense Subscription$8401
  1. 1-50 Users
Additional Pricing Details
Qlik Sense Enterprise: Perpetual license basis, based on number of users Qlik Sense Enterprise: Subscription, based on number of users Qlik Sense Desktop: FREE Qlik Sense Cloud: FREE

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
Qlik Sense
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Qlik Sense
6.4

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
6.8

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Qlik Sense
6.8

In-Person Training

OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
9.1

Online Training

OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
9.1

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan
Qlik Sense
8.3

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