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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 8 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

QlikView

I can't recommend QlikView enough for a small shop on a shoestring budget--with one technical user administering things, all your users can have a really nice, super useful data exploration tool. The burden is certainly on that one user, but the payback is immense considering the price (free!). Solutions like Tableau and Qlik's new product, Qlik Sense, are certainly prettier and less demanding in terms of UI design, but they can't touch QlikView in terms of value.
Jake Tolbert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
QlikView
7.6
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
QlikView
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
QlikView
7.5
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
QlikView
7.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
QlikView
7.6
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
QlikView
8.1
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
QlikView
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
QlikView
7.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
QlikView
7.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
QlikView
7.9
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
QlikView
7.9
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
QlikView
8.6
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
QlikView
7.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
QlikView
8.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
QlikView
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
QlikView
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
QlikView
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
QlikView
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
QlikView
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
QlikView
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
QlikView
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
QlikView
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
QlikView
6.9
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
QlikView
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
QlikView
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
QlikView
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
QlikView
7.6
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
QlikView
6.8

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

QlikView

  • QlikView allows you make data-backed visualization very easily. The format of these visualizations is completely up to you and your team.
  • QlikView can show your data in many type of graphs as well as show the actual numbers associated with graphical points.
  • We use QlikView to access data on Microsoft SQL Server, but other data sources are supported. Check out the QlikView documentation to determine if they can use data in formats that you need to perform analysis on.
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

QlikView

  • Qlikview has its own database and management system. Developers are required to build a new data model to get data into Qlikview.
  • Qlikview's web application requires significant memory and processing power from the browser. Complex dashboards can crash your browser if you're running too many things at once.
  • Qlikview dashboards look relatively outdated.
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

QlikView

QlikView 8.8
Based on 29 answers
Ease of use, ability to load from pretty much any data source. today I created an application that loaded time sheets from excel that are not in a table format. With Qlik's "enable transformation steps" I was able to automate loads of multiple spreadsheets and multiple tabs easily. Could not do that with any other tool.
Debbie Pyykkonen, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 6 answers
Dashboards are easy to use. They are very Excel-like with HTML5 capabilities. Data visualization is good.

The system requires minimum training to get user up and running. It just takes one hour to get up and running with building basic dashboards and one all day session for sophisticated dashboard building. It is intuitive.

We see this in our user adoption. We went from 6 users/day consuming dashboards to over 200 in 1.5 years.

We have 40-50 power users authoring dashboards. They have development licenses. My team in IT used to have to build all dashboards. Our capacity has grown from 3 to 50. Most of these users are analyst types good in Excel. A few power users can write SQL to build QVD models
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 4 answers
We have not had any downtime issues with the product nor uncovered any significant bugs
Bill Chamberlain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 8.6
Based on 4 answers
The scripting option gives me options to connect to different databases with ease
Raymond Younan | 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

QlikView

QlikView 2.1
Based on 7 answers
Qlik does have a tendency to push back sometimes stating that the issue is not related to QlikView but the system it is hosted on
Debbie Pyykkonen, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

OpenText Magellan

No answers on this topic

QlikView

My team attended, but I cannot myself rate, but I think it was good as they've successfully launched a training program at our company themselves for users. It was 3-4 day training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Training was as expected. The demo environments tend to be more fully featured that our own environment, but the training was clear and well delivered.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 7.1
Based on 14 answers
"Implementation" can mean a few things... so I'm not sure that this is the answer you want.... but here it goes:To me, implementation means: "Is the user interface intuitive and can I produce meaningful reports with ease?"On that score, I'd say YES. The amount of training required was minimal and the results were powerful.The desktop implementation is a simple, "blank" interface just waiting for your creativity. The pre-populated templates give you a reasonable start to any project -- and a good set of objects to "play around with" if you're just getting started.Finally, note that the "implementation" I used was baked into QuickBooks 2016 Enterprise -- called "Advanced Reporting"..... That integration makes it ultra useful and simple.
David Worrell | 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

QlikView

We evaluated a lot of other products in the magic quadrant but primarily compared QV against Tableau. We initially wanted to go with Tableau because it was cheaper and a simpler product to learn and use but frankly, their sales person was horrible and was not willing to work with us on number of licences or price. Qlikview was a great alternative. The product was better and even though it was a little more expensive, the more flexible licensing arrangement made up for it
Suzan Liu | 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

QlikView

  • Generate quick reports for requirements that don't require complex calculations. ROI was fine, but Tableau software was much more intuitive for non-technical users on our team
  • When putting Qlikview reports side by side with Tableau, we ended up delivering Tableau reports since they were quicker to generate and required no technical expertise
Anthony Chou | 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

QlikView

General

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

QlikView Editions & Modules

Edition
QlikViewCustom1
  1. Per User
Additional Pricing Details
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
QlikView
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
QlikView
8.8

Usability

OpenText Magellan
QlikView
9.8

Reliability and Availability

OpenText Magellan
QlikView
9.8

Performance

OpenText Magellan
QlikView
8.6

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
QlikView
2.1

Online Training

OpenText Magellan
QlikView
8.0

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan
QlikView
7.1

Scalability

OpenText Magellan
QlikView
8.9

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