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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 8.9 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 Predictive Analytics

It's a great tool to merge actual data analysis (which Lumira doesn't do that well) with visualization (which Lumira does well) - so it can be seen as Lumira for data analysts. However, a lot of the 'predictive' side is hidden/black box which can be frustrating for those analysts, so you could argue it is too complex for casual users, but too 'black box' for analysts.
Josh Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
SAP Predictive Analytics

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
SAP Predictive Analytics
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Predictive Analytics

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAP Predictive Analytics

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

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 Predictive Analytics

  • It doesn't require you to have a Ph.D. to build models!
  • You can use it to address a very large and wide dataset without worrying about sampling.
  • Automation is in the product DNA. You can prepare your data, ingest it into the "Kernel", then get insights about what was found, decide to publish it and schedule scoring tasks or model refresh in the same product.
Abdelhalim DADOUCHE | 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 Predictive Analytics

  • It's extremely hard to get started. We even have a data scientist who, when we put Predictive Analytics in front of them, they could not intuitively create a data model and start analyzing. Even with deep knowledge of data analysis, the interface isn't intuitive and it's hard to get to the point of having imported a data set and start analyzing/predicting
  • Our platform team had confusion installing Predictive Analytics, particularly on the BI Platform. Additional complexity came when it came to using APL Libraries (AFL Wrapper or Stored Procedures)
  • We are still working on merging datasets. In theory, we get how to do it but we come across all sorts of issues which don't occur in Spotfire (missing records etc.)
Josh Anderson | 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 Predictive Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Predictive Analytics

SAP Predictive Analytics 6.0
Based on 1 answer
the UI is a bit dated and available as a desktop tool mostly.
Abdelhalim DADOUCHE | 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 Predictive Analytics

SAP Predictive Analytics 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The documentation provides an explanation about what features are available but not necessarily what's happening behind the scenes. On the other side, the "community" has grown since the acquisition and most questions are properly addressed by SAP folks. Since the "product maintenance" mode announcement was made, there wasn't much new content published except on the Smart Predict side (which is built by the SAP Predictive Analytics team)
Abdelhalim DADOUCHE | 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 Predictive Analytics

We have typically used Spotfire for data analysis but decided to move to SAP Business Objects due to its innate connection with SAP. I found Lumira to be good for visualizations but it is not meant for data analysis. Therefore, we have introduced Predictive Analytics to see if it can fill that gap. So far, it's been far less intuitive than Spotfire to get started, and as far as I am aware so far, it does not bring many additional capabilities. I do, however, like that it utilizes the Lumira look/feel and integrates very well.
Josh Anderson | 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 Predictive Analytics

  • It will potentially save time in forecast creation by giving an algorithm-derived forecast which can then be adjusted vs. starting from scratch. We can call this, a system enabled forecast
  • Thresholds can be created based on historical data to flag actuals as in/out of the 'norm', or to limit the scope of an investigation
  • We spent a lot of time so far and haven't got very far with it - it's been quite frustrating to use and a lot of time/money has been invested
Josh Anderson | 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

SAP Predictive 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
SAP Predictive Analytics
9.9

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
SAP Predictive Analytics

Usability

OpenText Magellan
SAP Predictive Analytics
6.0

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
SAP Predictive Analytics
7.0

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