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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 8.1 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

SAS Enterprise Guide

I think SAS Enterprise does a great job for SAS analysts that don't have a very good grasp of base SAS. The software makes SAS much more user-friendly. With that said, SAS Enterprise Guide also does a very good job offering a host of per-packaged graphics and data transformations. I can't image using base SAS without SAS Enterprise anymore. I think SAS Enterprise Guide is most useful for traditional analytical processes, such as time-series forecasting, outlier detection, and econometrics. I think the software is less useful for advanced machine learning or AI. SAS' Enterprise Miner does a much better job at that.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
SAS Enterprise Guide
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
SAS Enterprise Guide
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
SAS Enterprise Guide
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Enterprise Guide

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

SAS Enterprise Guide

  • Ability to load an AutoExec when opening a session ensuring everyone has the same global variables.
  • Formatting with Ctrl I. If you're reading someone else's code and it's not formatted correctly you can highlight the area and hit Ctrl I.
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

SAS Enterprise Guide

  • Process time of data is a bit long. It depends on the size of your data and complexity of your project tree.
  • There is not enough online free training videos.
  • While working with the project tree sometimes the links between the modules are broken or the order for running the modules get mixed up. You should know your project tree by heart.
Anonymous | 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

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 8.0
Based on 1 answer
On account of current user experience and the organization-wide acceptance.
Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is due to the relevance of exhaustive features we use in our department of Credit Risk Analytics & Data modeling, and sharing insights with Group Portfolio Teams
Rohit Narang | 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

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 7.7
Based on 5 answers
Although I use SAS support for information on functions, these are SAS related and haven't really come across anything that is specifically for SAS EG.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I've not worked hands-on with the implementation team, but there were no escalations barring a few hiccups in the deployment due to change in requirement & adoption to our company's remote servers.
Rohit Narang | 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

SAS Enterprise Guide

Why I prefer SAS EG: Data processing speed is much faster than that R Studio. It can load any amount of data and any type of data like structured or unstructured or semi-structured. Its output delivery system by which we have the output in PDF file makes it very comfortable to use and share that file to clients very easily.Inbuilt functions are very powerful and plentiful. Facility of writing macros makes it far away from its competitors.
Akshaya Bhardwaj | 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

SAS Enterprise Guide

  • Positive (cost): SAS made a bundle that include unlimited usage of SAS/Enterprise Guide with a server solution. That by itself made the company save a lot of money by not having to pay individual licences anymore.
  • Positive (insight): Data analysts in business units often need to crunch data and they don't have access to ETL tools to do it. Having access to SAS/EG gives them that power.
  • Positive (time to market): Having the users develop components with SAS/EG allows for easier integration in a production environment (SAS batch job) as no code rework is required.
Mathieu Gaouette | 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

SAS Enterprise Guide

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
SAS Enterprise Guide
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
SAS Enterprise Guide
8.0

Usability

OpenText Magellan
SAS Enterprise Guide
9.0

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
SAS Enterprise Guide
7.7

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan
SAS Enterprise Guide
7.0

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