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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

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.
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SAP Analytics Cloud

Well suited:
  1. Dashboarding in a visual way (forget tables)
  2. When sources are SAP and live connectivity is available SAC is perhaps the best option
  3. Can manage many users so the concurrence is really good.
  4. The business content library is dense. That means users can be more autonomous
Less aproppiate:
  1. When some dense reporting is needed through tables
  2. When the source is not SAP
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
4.5
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
6.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
3.0
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
Long-term financial planning
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
Financial budgeting
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
Forecasting
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
Scenario modeling
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
Management reporting
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4

Consolidation and Close

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
Financial data consolidation
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
Journal entries and reports
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Multi-currency management
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.8
Intercompany Eliminations
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.0
Minority Ownership
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.0
Local and consolidated reporting
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Detailed Audit Trails
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Financial Statement Reporting
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Management Reporting
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Excel-based Reporting
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.7
Automated board and financial reporting
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
XBRL support for regulatory filing
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2

Analytics

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Personalized dashboards
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
Color-coded scorecards
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
KPIs
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Cost and profitability analysis
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Key Performance Indicator setting
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Benchmarking with external data
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7

Integration

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Flat file integration
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Excel data integration
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1

Pros

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

  • 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.
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SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Visual reporting: it is, by far, the most good-looking and user-friendly SAP reporting tool.
  • Story-telling: it is very easy to create a story using our reports and answer the business questions.
  • Connectivity to SAP sources: if a company has its data on SAP sources, it is very convenient to use SAP Analytics Cloud as the reporting tool.
  • Roadmap looks good: if all the functionalities that are on Roadmap end up being implemented, I personally think SAP Analytics Cloud will be a strong competitor in the market.
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Cons

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

  • The debug tool that came with the Actuate 8 developer was poorly written in my opinion; compiling a report could be very difficult when a number of functions were being called.
  • There wasn't any reporting that could be run to download Actuate utilization statistics. Analytics had to be done by manually reviewing who had been running reports.
  • At times when the Actuate Server would become overloaded the only solution was to restart it. There wasn't a way to clear up the list of pending report requests.
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SAP Analytics Cloud

  • There are faults in the reading of the entered data. The design of the toolbar tends to be confusing, its use is not recommended for people who do not have knowledge in the area as its learning curve is steep. It is a bit much to set up when dealing with integration points.. I found it not very intuitive and hard to learn its quirky ways. Stellar for the price as well.
  • It is slow and the interface feels like lagging. Less deployment time and headache to maintain.
  • Tough with SAP Analytics Cloud we can expect more connectivity options in the near future, nowadays, other companies give a much better solution to this problem. Moreover, and despite the fact that SAP offers a wider range of measurements and calculations, when it comes to data modeling options SAP cannot give you as many as others will.
  • Despite the evolution of the tool, it came across with some problem with the integration with other databases that not are HANA, like Oracle it has to be a certain version of Oracle, a bunch of sap notes and a lot of patches for the server. Also in places where the connection is not a high-speed internet connection you cannot obtain full capabilities of the tool. The price by user I think is not fair for a web-based application.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite 3.9
Based on 9 answers
We have invested much into the software and hardware that supports our reporting platform - Actuate is a staple in our environment.
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SAP Analytics Cloud

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Support

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
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Alternatives Considered

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

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.
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SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is simple to use and you can access it using even a mobile device. On top of that its affordable and comes in two differentiated enterprise plans that are geared to helping the organization attain its goals. SAP Analytics Cloud is also popular in the market and it has a strong user community that helps new users in learning how to use the software.SAP Analytics Cloud is also versatile and serves in a number of areas in the company from customer service, sales, marketing, operations, and analytics. This means with its versatility it means that it contributes to the success of the company in quite a number of ways and therefore prove to be the ultimate solution.
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Return on Investment

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

  • 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.
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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.
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Pricing Details

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

General

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

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite Editions & Modules

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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
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