What users are saying about
Top Rated
71 Ratings
20 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 6.9 out of 100
Top Rated
71 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.7 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

RStudio

Well suited: For anyone interested in data analysis. R can help you do a simple exploratory analysis to increase your R Square with a boosted decision tree! It's probably one of the most comprehensive analytics tools.Less appropriate: Maybe if you have a team more focused on business and less on data analysis (marketers, salespeople, for instance), RStudio might not be the best, since the learning curve is complicated.
Gabriel Chiararia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

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

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

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

RStudio

  • Rstudio is very customizable. You can easily change font colors, sizes, and screen layout. I am particular about how I like my IDE setup, so this is a big plus for me.
  • Rstudio allows you to look at datasets in your workspace with the click of a button. I do a lot of data manipulation, so I am constantly having to look at datasets after operations to make sure they look correct. The view option in Rstudio makes checking datasets very fast.
  • Finally, I love the way Rstudio manages plotting. Your plots can be viewed in one of the panels. Those plots can easily be copy/pasted or exported into a variety of file types. You can also magnify the plots and scroll between plots to look at previous plots.
Maike Holthuijzen | 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

RStudio

  • When you first start with RStudio, you need to install and then reference them in your script. In my view RStudio should come with pre-installed packages that most fundamental to any data analysis. Few example packages are 'dplyr' and 'ggplot.'
  • While everything in RStudio is achieved via writing script, it should include more point and click tasks such as right-clicking temporary datasets and removing them.
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

RStudio

RStudio 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have internal BI tools support R libraries. So, Rstudio is our natural choice for other prototyping needs and predictions. Rstudio has been rather stable for quick needs and do not plan to switch to any other tool. It is free and we are not bound to pay anything. It is quick to learn and use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RStudio

RStudio 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I think it's a quick and easy to use tool. The IDE is very intuitive and easy to adapt to. You do not need to learn a lot of things to use this tool. Any programmer and a person with knowledge or R can quick use this tool without issues.
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

RStudio

RStudio 7.9
Based on 15 answers
Since R is trendy among statisticians, you can find lots of help from the data science/ stats communities. If you need help with anything related to RStudio or R, google it or search on StackOverflow, you might easily find the solution that you are looking for.
Xiaotong Song | 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

RStudio

RStudio is the free alternative to MATLAB. It works just as well as the other software, and more features can be accessed but to the open-source nature. This software is more commonplace in the research lab setting due to its free cost.
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

RStudio

  • We've been able to implement several predictive models that stratify risk among our patient population which has been a positive impact.
  • We've conducted several clinical program evaluations using the MatchIt package in RStudio which demonstrated the clinical effectiveness of our programs.
  • We've kept the costs relatively low in productionalizing our models by running all automated jobs through RStudio using the Linux server CRONTAB.
Yoni Dvorkis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

OpenText Magellan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

RStudio

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
RStudio
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
RStudio
9.1

Usability

OpenText Magellan
RStudio
9.0

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
RStudio
7.9

Add comparison