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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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

Tableau Public

Tableau Public is great, especially if you're new to the platform or considering implementing it within an organization. The Public version has most of the capabilities of the full version, with extensive community documentation to troubleshoot issues you may run into. Additionally, there are many resources to check out Public workbooks from other users and communities: a GREAT learning resource to figure out new, innovative ways to visualize and present data. It is perfect for evaluating public datasets, for doing exploratory data analysis, or contributing to cross-organizational or extracurricular projects that may benefit from more sophisticated data analysis and exploration. Tableau Public, because it stores to the cloud and has limitations on connectivity (ie, cannot connect to SQL servers) is not suited for confidential, financial, PII, etc., data, and care should be taken to avoid including sensitive data in any of the Tableau Public workbooks used by an individual or organization.
Leah Jakaitis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Tableau Public
9.3
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Public
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Tableau Public
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
8.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Tableau Public
8.3
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Public
7.2
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Public
8.7
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Public
10.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
7.2

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Tableau Public
9.0
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Public
10.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Public
9.6
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Public
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Public
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
8.8

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Public
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Public
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Public
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Public
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Tableau Public
8.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Tableau Public
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Tableau Public
9.2
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
8.6
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
8.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
Tableau Public
8.5
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Public
8.6
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Public
8.8
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Public
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Tableau Public
9.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Public
8.4
iFrames
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
9.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
9.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
9.3
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
8.9

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

Tableau Public

  • Tableau Public offers free tools for creative people to learn the products with minimal investment "up front", as well as providing a place to share data visualizations and insights with the world. Visualizations are hosted (for no charge) by Tableau Software and may be accessed by members of the local community (via links from an organization's website) or from anywhere in the world. Workbook(s) published to Tableau Public may be downloaded by viewers to see techniques used by the creator, and get good ideas.
  • Tableau Public Premium is similar but removes the download functionality. This works well when the publisher wants to share access to the visualizations (e.g. on the organization's website) but NOT share the underlying workbooks nor data, keeping both confidential.
Steven Bohlender | 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

Tableau Public

  • In order to keep your data private, you have to buy a subscription
  • Problems with embedding on some websites
  • Must have a professional subscription to share with your network
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

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.1
Based on 2 answers
It's free, right? I'll keep using the free version. So the real question to ask is this? Will I pay $999 for the Personal version or $1,999 for the Professional? Yikes! That is a big stretch. I'm not sure about that. The product comparison chart is at: http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/comparison
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.1
Based on 1 answer
By far the most easy to use and intuitive user interface I've seen with any tool.
Steven Bohlender | 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

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't needed any technical support, so I toyed with the idea of rating this 10, since it is well designed, and there are sufficient videos on their site to help me learn it.
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I found it sufficient, and fast. I could easily "kick the tires" with Tableau on my data so I got up and running fast.
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Start at the end and work backward. Identify the business case / issue and questions the end users have, then identify the data needed, and where to get it.
Steven Bohlender | 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

Tableau Public

Tableau Public provides a variety of visualization and point-and-click functionality, with little or no scripting, gives Tableau the advantage. Also, being lightweight, Tableau Public finds the ease of use from our PSU bank-clients that use low-end hardware and devices. Tableau public helps raise satisfaction index, by way of ease of use and beautiful visualizations.
Hiren Mistry | 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

Tableau Public

  • Quick visualizations.
  • Clean design. If you are a fan of Edward Tufte or Stephen Few, then you favor a lean, clean look. That seems to be Tableau's default. I appreciate that.
Bonnie Holub | 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

Tableau Public

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
Tableau Public
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Tableau Public
9.1

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
9.1

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Tableau Public
9.0

Online Training

OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
9.0

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan
Tableau Public
9.1

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