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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 7.6 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 Visual Analytics

It is particularly well suited to big data collections that have good structure. It is not really designed for unstructured datasets (documents, etc). Its strength is the processing speed (particularly when implemented on Hadoop). It is not cheap but it is worth it!
Ian Macintosh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
SAS Visual Analytics
6.8
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
SAS Visual Analytics
4.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
SAS Visual Analytics
7.0
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics
6.8
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
6.1
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
SAS Visual Analytics
7.9
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9
iFrames
OpenText Magellan
SAS Visual Analytics
9.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4

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 Visual Analytics

  • Our staff are familiar with it as it is a common tool. Our training and implementation was short.
  • Installation was easy. Our staff was able to deploy to the receiving department relatively quickly. Though the download was a pretty good size.
  • Seems to crunch through large volumes of data (millions of records) pretty quickly as I've received no complaints on this front from staff.
Mike Narumiya | 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 Visual Analytics

  • Customizing a report as per the user requirement.
  • Adding more color and font styles. Presenting data in a more colorful way.
  • The website has a lot of tutorials which is more inclined to the technical side. Maybe add more to the presentation side as well.
Banbhalang Kharpuri | 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 Visual Analytics

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

SAS Visual Analytics

SAS Visual Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent and fast support
suva sahu | 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 Visual Analytics

SAS Visual Analytics stuck against IBM SPSS Modeler and Tableau in the sense that, it is far more accurate and reliable in the aspect of data and statistical analyses than others. Also, it is not just globally recognized as the leader in the field of statistical and data analysis, but also the most used statistical software worldwide. In addition, it combines the functionality of both IBM SPSS Modeler and Tableau which implies, it is comprehensive and has the widest coverage.
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

SAS Visual Analytics

  • SAS Visual Analytics licensing cost should be reduced to enable users to use it in mass scale.
  • More statistical and mathematical equations and theories should be converted into SAS functions for reusing.
  • Because of enriched ETL and reporting capabilities SAS Visual Analytics is most preferred by business users.
suva sahu | 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

SAS Visual Analytics

General

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

SAS Visual Analytics Editions & Modules

Edition
SAS Visual Analytics for SAS Cloud1
  1. Annual By Users: 5, 10, 20
Additional Pricing Details
SAS Visual Statistics and SAS Office Analytics are also available as add-ons.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
SAS Visual Analytics
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
SAS Visual Analytics

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
SAS Visual Analytics
10.0

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