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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 5.3 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

Syncfusion Developer Platform

When there is the need to rapidly show data and/or build a nice UI without having to build your own stuff. Let's say one needs to have a complete dashboard about some business streams or other KPI intensive system. Designing and implementing everything from scratch will take a huge amount of time. And a steep learning curve. Dashboard platform will help cut down those two timelines.
Nuno Filipe Coimbra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

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

Syncfusion Developer Platform

  • Using to set up good looking visualization
  • Not so many dependencies are needed and it's easy to adjust when required
  • Great support platform
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

Syncfusion Developer Platform

  • The documentation. It lacks detail and real-world examples.
  • The theme support. It really could use some improvement in the easiness of customization
  • As always, there's room for improvement. Maybe allowing for a better experience in terms of mix and match data points on the graphs
Nuno Filipe Coimbra | 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

Syncfusion Developer Platform

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

Syncfusion Developer Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Syncfusion Developer Platform

Currently using it but we will do more research on D3
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

Syncfusion Developer Platform

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

OpenText Magellan

General

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

Syncfusion Developer Platform

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
Syncfusion Developer Platform
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Syncfusion Developer Platform

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