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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 7.5 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 Lumira Discovery

Lumira is especially well suited where you want to customize and create tailored benchmarks for different segments of your business. Whether that means making information available to department heads, directors or even account directors and managers.What really is valuable is the confidence you have when using the dashboards for decision making and monitoring the success of those decisions in a tailored manner.
Darian Rawson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.5
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.5
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
SAP Lumira Discovery

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.9
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.4
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.4
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.3
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.2
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.4

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
SAP Lumira Discovery

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.5
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
SAP Lumira Discovery
4.1

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 Lumira Discovery

  • Data discovery and integration with applications.
  • Ability to generate visual reports with meaningful business insights.
  • Integration with Microsoft office.
  • Integration with SAP Cloud platform and BI tools like Tableau.
  • Amazing mobile interface with responsive UI experience.
  • Ability to generate visual dashboards with charts and maps.
Sumit Bachani | 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 Lumira Discovery

  • Control over data import formatting - for example where amount and currency values are imported there is not enough control over the transformation and formatting and this has caused us data import difficulties where values read have been truncated due to punctuation in the amount fields.
  • The user interface is simplified, but the terminology and screen layout do not always make it obvious how to start the process for a new user - for example to add a new data source or create a new report.
Andrew Griffin | 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 Lumira Discovery

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 2.0
Based on 6 answers
Any visualization tool must provide greater and easy access to corporate varied data sources, ability to provide an easy data acquisition mechanisms both at design and run-time. Another feature is support of variety of devices, form factors and equally good performance to visualize the data. Aslo the ability to protect organization's sensitive data. I don't think Lumira is strong in any of the above mentioned areas.
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Lumira is a desktop application runs in its own JVM. It installs its own java runtime libraries to avoid any core java version conflicts. The availability of the application is completely relies on individual machine hardware configuration. On a decent desktop, it performs well and always launches in either 32 or 64 bit environment based on the hosts system's OS
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The performance is linear with amount of data that is being explored. We have done some benchmarks acquiring 10million data cells without having any performance problems. We need to make proper adjustments to jvm run time properties to start with higher heap size and other parameters that optimizes the run time performance
Ravi Ada | 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

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.1
Based on 3 answers
They have been very supportive to listen to our problems and resolve them quickly. Their customer engagement team works hand-in-hand and treat our success is their success. They are the liaison between us and their engineering teams to get access to and resolve the issues on a timely manner, otherwise our issues would have been lost
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We did not take in-person training
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Most of the user guides are pretty comprehensive and very easy to understand. The product itself is designed to be self-serve tool, did not need much of the end-user training. Most of the training we had is to how to read the data, how to explore the data, how to acquire the data etc.
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Installing the desktop software on end-user machines is always challenging. The machine specifications are the biggest factor when running Lumira and be able to handle large datasets during data exploration. This often demands beefy machines at least for power-users. Although Lumira software licensing is not a big problem but managing partner's extensions and keeping track of their individual licenses may be an issue. If there is a way to bundle the more popular extensions such as vSQL or vOLAP should be bundled in core product and offer them as part of Lumira license instead of a separate license which causer operational burden.
Ravi Ada | 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 Lumira Discovery

Lumira offered more in depth visualization for reporting and presentation, this tool took some time to learn the ins and outs to but after training this was a pretty straightforward data display software tool that was very helpful showing data searched and narrowed down to offer an insight on direction.
Trever Voit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Enterprise wide implementation is a challenge with data security and trustedness. No easy installation can be done across the enterprise. no upgrade paths also available from SAP. They have so much of experience with desktop implementation, there it could be a controlled environment with a capital budget. These may be resolved in the upcoming releases
Ravi Ada | 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 Lumira Discovery

  • For my client, the cost of Tableau made Lumira attractive but unfortunately, due to limitations on Lumira... the client is thinking the Tableau investment may have been better for achieving business objectives.
  • Data size limitiations.
Lauren Brands | 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 Lumira Discovery

General

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

SAP Lumira Discovery Editions & Modules

Edition
SAP Lumira, standard edition$1851
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
SAP Lumira Discovery

Usability

OpenText Magellan
SAP Lumira Discovery
2.0

Reliability and Availability

OpenText Magellan
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0

Performance

OpenText Magellan
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.0

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.1

In-Person Training

OpenText Magellan
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0

Online Training

OpenText Magellan
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.3

Scalability

OpenText Magellan
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0

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