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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 9.9 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

The Weather Company

Well suited:
  • Forecasting for severe weather events.
  • Generating overall seasonal trends in upcoming weather patterns.
  • Content is easy to read and understand.
  • Great for business decision-makers, c-level executives.
Not well-suited:
  • Year ahead forecasts.
  • Data that can be trusted as finite days before a weather event. The data and forecasts can change often, so remaining up to date is key.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
The Weather Company
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
The Weather Company
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
The Weather Company

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
The Weather Company
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
The Weather Company
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
The Weather Company
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
The Weather Company

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
The Weather Company
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
The Weather Company
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
The Weather Company
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
The Weather Company
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
The Weather Company

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
The Weather Company
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
The Weather Company
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
The Weather Company
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
The Weather Company

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
The Weather Company
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
The Weather Company
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
The Weather Company

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

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

The Weather Company

  • Detailed forecasts.
  • Hyper-local forecasts.
  • Daily updated local and meaningful forecast for our business.
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

The Weather Company

  • Forecasts are not always accurate.
  • Winter weather forecasts are now often now-casted which can be challenging for proactive planning.
  • Would love to see more tips on how businesses can prepare for severe weather by the use of the Weather Company’s data.
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

The Weather Company

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

The Weather Company

The Weather Company 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for the Weather Company has not been an issue. The predictive analytics processes that they use allow them to remain a strong force in the world of weather patterns and forecasts. Brand recognition allows them to continue to grow and develop in a world that is not as crowded as other predictive analytics areas.
Anonymous | 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

The Weather Company

Insightful meteorologists that both understands the science of weather and also understands our business needs.
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

The Weather Company

  • Better confidence in the weather forecast.
Anonymous | 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

The Weather Company

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
The Weather Company
9.9

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
The Weather Company

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
The Weather Company
9.0

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