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Score 8.2 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

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is great for collaborative planning. It allows users to work together on plans, discuss specific adjustments, and to create planning processes for other users to follow. Its BI capabilities also make it stand out among the competition, and it's possible to create a very customized, user-friendly planning experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Long-term financial planning
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Financial budgeting
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Forecasting
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Scenario modeling
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Management reporting
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5

Consolidation and Close

OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
Financial data consolidation
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Journal entries and reports
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
Multi-currency management
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
Intercompany Eliminations
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
Minority Ownership
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
Local and consolidated reporting
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Detailed Audit Trails
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4

Financial Reporting and Compliance

OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Financial Statement Reporting
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Management Reporting
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Excel-based Reporting
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
Automated board and financial reporting
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
XBRL support for regulatory filing
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5

Analytics

OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Personalized dashboards
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
Color-coded scorecards
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
KPIs
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
Cost and profitability analysis
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Key Performance Indicator setting
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Benchmarking with external data
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9

Integration

OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Flat file integration
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Excel data integration
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
OpenText Magellan
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Functional desing. Easy to learn and develop
  • Live connectivity to SAP sources so the data is not needed to be in the cloud (important for some business for data privacity)
  • SAC is working in different functionalities
  • SAC is growing in a scheduled way so you can know which roadmap will be the following months
  • Easy SSO with SAP sources
Andreu Piqueras | 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

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Performance: in some scenarios, the tool has big troubles in its performance when the volume of data is quite big (mainly with tables and filters).
  • Maturity: as it is a quite new tool, it is not mature enough to satisfy some business necessities. Also, the tool has some bugs which should be basic for a reporting tool.
  • Mobility: I believe mobile apps for SAP Analytics Cloud should be improved (both for Android and iOs devices). They are not as good as the web version. Moreover, stories for mobile devices have to be created in a particular template, which can be annoying in some cases.
Alex Gutierrez | 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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAC support allows you to ensure that your company has the specialized support during and after implementation, which means that your company will not stop its operations due to the operation of the system, since, in case of doubts or problems with the system , the team of experts will solve them in the shortest possible time.
Continuous support is very important, since it allows to obtain the maximum performance of the solution and to obtain a balance between the functionality, the performance of the tool and an efficient support service.
SAP has a specialized team dedicated exclusively to providing advice to support staff and end users, solving technical and operational problems and providing support in the additional requirements is an added value for your business that gives way to continuous improvement and maximum use of the system.
Enrique Espindola Barajas | 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

SAP Analytics Cloud

This tool does not match up to its competitors like microstrategy and Tableau when it comes to data visualization. It takes more time and effort creating dashboards and building schema objects in this tool. It is not as easy to learn as other competitive tools. Implementation is also not as smooth as other data visualization tools and platforms available on the market. Creating ad-hoc reports is not as quick and easy compared to its competitors.
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

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Multiple SAP sources can be connected into one software.
  • No lag time with data or analytics. Crucial for our real estate market which is always changing.
  • The only negative ROI would be the training and steep learning curve we had to invest in this.
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

OpenText Magellan Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SAP Analytics Cloud

General

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

SAP Analytics Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Business$211
EnterpriseCustom2
  1. per user, per seat
  2. Unlimited users
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
SAP Analytics Cloud

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
SAP Analytics Cloud
9.0

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