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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 7.9 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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server is extremely well suited for a company with a few dedicated analysts creating dashboards and reports for a few stakeholders. It is also great at handling a large amount of report viewers, but it is more expensive because you have to pay for each user.
Jacob Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Tableau Server
7.9
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Tableau Server
6.7
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
9.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Tableau Server
7.3
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Server
7.5
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Server
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Server
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
6.8

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Tableau Server
7.1
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Server
7.3
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Server
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Server
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
5.1

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Server
7.7
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Server
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Server
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Server
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Tableau Server
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Tableau Server
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Tableau Server
7.2
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
7.6
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
Tableau Server
6.1
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Server
7.1
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Server
7.1
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Server
5.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Tableau Server
6.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Server
4.6
iFrames
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
6.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
7.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
7.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
7.7
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
5.9

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 Server

  • Tableau server's portal and general look is really convenient and pretty. Users feel comfortable using it.
  • The learning curve of Tableau Server from an end-user perspective is really short. For the creator of content, it is a little more complex but easy to learn. Tableau has really succeeded in creating a user-friendly software.
  • From an administration point of view, Tableau is great. Installation and housekeeping are really easy and quick.
  • Visuals are really appealing and will help "sell" your presentations.
  • Tableau allows connectivity to a huge selection of data sources and data formats.
  • Online training for software is free and of very good quality.
Mathieu Gaouette | 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 Server

  • Tableau Server is sometimes referred to as simply Microsoft Excel with a power boost. I understand the reason analysts say this. It is because the software is almost exclusively a visualization software. If you're looking for truly advanced analytics combined with cutting-edge visualization, Tableau Server isn't it.
  • Tableau Server limits the type of graphs a user can create. There are numerous workarounds for different graph types, but they are not easy to implement.
  • Tableau Server can sometimes be slow to render graphics with lots of data and calculated fields.
Thomas Young | 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 Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
We will continue our use of Tableau server due to the following factors:- Cost effectiveness. This persists from year-to-year. Tableau consistently gives us the best value for the cost- Reliability. Tableau server has been rock-solid for our users, particularly during emergencies.- Innovation. You can bet that Tableau will release stable new versions on a regular basis.We have often experienced the need for a function in Tableau that will be included in a future release.
Henry Yennie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
User experience is the most important factor to consider whenever considering capabilities for non-technical business users. If the learning curve is so steep business users must be advanced users to be productive, you hit the wall of diminishing returns, this is exceptionally true when it comes to analyzing data. Transforming data analysts into BI development experts shifts the focus of the analyst from analyzing data to mastering software. Tableau does a masterful job at minimizing the technology and maximizing the users understanding of their data.
Dwight Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Over the past few years our company has expanded the use of Tableau. We've moved from 250 interactors to well over 1500 server interactions during that timeframe. During the expansion interactors we've yet to expereince any significant degradation of service
George McCarrolle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
Jonathan Drummey | 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 Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
I think the folks that work in support are generally pretty good at what they do (when you get them on a WebEx). But the process of reporting issues to them and waiting for a response (via email only) is a hassle. I never understood why you can't just call them up and discuss the issues with them. It would take a handful of email exchanges before they would agree to a WebEx session. That was frustrating.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Tableau website is full of videos that you can follow at your own pace. As a very small company with a Tableau install, access to these free resources was incredibly useful to allowing me to implement Tableau to its potential in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
Mel Stephenson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
My department was largely Excel and paper-based when I started, so there's been a tremendous amount of work to get the data into shape, so when I look at the overall implementation of our visualization and reporting infrastructure, I'm less satisfied. Tableau has been wonderful, the one place that would get me to a 10 is if it was easier to tune workbook performance on Tableau Server, there are a huge number of variables to deal with across the workbook/application/hardware stack. In a small environment like ours that takes more effort than I'd like.
Jonathan Drummey | 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 Server

There were a lot of reasons why we chose Tableau and the least is the cost but also the way Tableau stores data in the columnar fashion instead of in Cubes. We went through a painstaking selection process and at the end, came down to a couple of vendors and we ended up with the product that was least to pair up with Amazon Web Services to create a decent and cost-effective proof of concept and we landed with the solution we have today.
Siggy Tetteh, CSSGB, MBA, MCP | 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 Server

  • It has helped improve reporting capabilities from traditional to modern ways to view data.
  • It has helped in terms of using new maps and charts for devices availability and which is unique and insightful.
  • Interactive features attracted our client to look up business intelligence and other areas.
Sachin Basappa | 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 Server

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
Tableau Server
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
9.0

Reliability and Availability

OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
8.1

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Tableau Server
9.1

In-Person Training

OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan
Tableau Server
9.1

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