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Score 6.9 out of 100
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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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

I like being able to customize for what I need, sometimes it is dizzying as there are so many possibilities to chart and visualize data, can get overwhelmed. eg, reporting for the sake of reporting, just because you can...But for large sets of data, complex, where you wish to identify trends and opportunities, there is much to mine here.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.7
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.4
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.6
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.8

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.4
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.3
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.5
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.2

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.6
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.4
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.5
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.0
iFrames
OpenText Magellan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.2
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.6

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

  • It has dashboards that, out of the box, can be useful for people who do not want to put in much effort in creating custom dashboards. It also has the ability to customize dashboards so you can add more info and functionality to your dashboards if the need arises.
  • The developers are continually investing in the platform and providing improvements, and listen to customer feedback and feature requests. They regularly update the app and provide more functionality which has been beneficial to our institution.
  • Native integration and natural connection if your organization is already using Salesforce. Super easy to set up and works well with Salesforce. Very smooth and natural when connecting it to your Salesforce instance.
  • Excellent visual experience for presenting data. Users find it so much easier to navigate and view data in a visual way, which allows them to drive their performance in the right directions.
  • Has the ability to pull data not only from Salesforce but from other external systems and databases, making it an all-around BI tool. Mixing data from Salesforce and other third-party systems puts all your data in one place which can easily be ingested by decision-makers and executives.
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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

  • When we started with SAC we did not realize for it to be effective it would require a FTE to be the administrator.
  • You need an energetic, self-starting person to be the administrator to get the most value out of your investment.
  • You need ELT buy-in to make all parties accountable for their assigned duties.
Richard Peterson | 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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Salesforce Einstein Analytics 6.0
Based on 1 answer
An implementation partner would certainly result in greater output in a more efficient amount of time. However, I have found implementation partners to be extremely expensive for the output received (at least working for a non-profit company they are frequently unaffordable). Internal implementation does help with usable output though since internal knowledge would better know the data architecture and business processes
Anonymous | 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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Tableau is the absolute top of the class when it comes to business intelligence, but it doesn't make sense for every business case. In our case, we needed a simple data visualization platform for our CRM platform and sales pipeline. Salesforce Analytics, while nowhere near as robust, did the job we needed it to do perfectly in a significantly more cost-effective manner.
Jeffrey Smith | 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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

OpenText Magellan

General

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

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
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.0

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