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Score 6.9 out of 100

ThoughtSpot

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Score 8.7 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

ThoughtSpot

The most impressive part about ThoughtSpot is the people. Every ThoughtSpot employee that we have encountered has been incredibly helpful and genuine in their desire to help us make the most of the application. They weren't just there to sell us a product and then leave us to our own devices. They truly want to make sure that we are successful in our implementation and that we are getting the most out of the application. Their implementation process is super clean and they maximized the time with our engineers to ensure that our infrastructure was best suited for the appliance. And while they would prefer to work in the cloud, they understood our desire to be on-prem and knew exactly how to work with hour specific architectural structure. They trained our team so well in how the appliance works that we were able to handle the next implementation with little support from the ThoughtSpot engineers. Yet, they always made themselves available to us when we got stuck on something.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
ThoughtSpot
6.7
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ThoughtSpot
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
ThoughtSpot
6.6
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
ThoughtSpot
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
ThoughtSpot
7.7
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ThoughtSpot
8.7
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ThoughtSpot
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ThoughtSpot
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
ThoughtSpot
7.2

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
ThoughtSpot
7.8
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ThoughtSpot
8.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ThoughtSpot
7.5
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ThoughtSpot
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ThoughtSpot
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
ThoughtSpot
8.2

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
ThoughtSpot
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ThoughtSpot
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ThoughtSpot
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ThoughtSpot
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
ThoughtSpot
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
ThoughtSpot
7.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
ThoughtSpot
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
ThoughtSpot
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
ThoughtSpot
7.4
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
ThoughtSpot
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
ThoughtSpot
7.7
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ThoughtSpot
7.7
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ThoughtSpot
8.2
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ThoughtSpot
6.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
ThoughtSpot
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ThoughtSpot
7.4
iFrames
OpenText Magellan
ThoughtSpot
7.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
ThoughtSpot
7.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
ThoughtSpot
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
ThoughtSpot
7.7
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
ThoughtSpot
7.2

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

ThoughtSpot

  • ThoughtSpot is very intuitive for the end user. No particular technical skills are required to start using the tool, just you need to know your data in order to search for meaningful statistical results.
  • With ThoughtSpot you are getting real-time data, which is particularly helpful when you need to make timely decisions for resolving data exceptions/issues.
  • ThoughtSpot has really cool features that help you actually get more proficient to use the tool full capacity, i.e. replay feature which shows steps by steps how to construct your question, especially helpful for more complex searches; your data can be transformed into a chart and even presentation slides; the tool is intuitive enough to learn your search pattern and even to present suggestion scenarios related to your historical searches; and so much more!
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

ThoughtSpot

  • ThoughtSpot can do a better job of providing prescriptive analytics.
  • Live connection for other databases is a much needed feature.
  • Pinboard canvas should allow for custom size rather than sticking to 5 pre-defined sizes.
  • More features needed in pinboard level filters.
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

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot 8.0
Based on 2 answers
We have had success with the initial use cases and there are more use cases that can receive return on investment. I don't give it a 10 because other products like Tableau are building functionality that may start to compete in the coming years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot 8.4
Based on 35 answers
The UI is very clean, easy to use and navigate. The performance is very good, quick. Performance for us has not been a concern since we deployed the product initially, nor have we had to initiate any performance-related (hardware) upgrades. That is a key contributor to the usability of this product. Our ability to link it with our application seamlessly is also a plus.
Anonymous | 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

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot 7.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Understand use case and model and design accordingly
Surya Ravi | 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

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot is just as good at creating the initial graphic for the end user, it might even be better because the user really does not need much technical knowledge in order to create a basic graphic. Currently, ThoughtSpot cannot yet compete with the other tools when it comes to designing a fully interactive dashboard or with customization of graphics.
Josh Schmitz | 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

ThoughtSpot

  • Through Thoughtspot's self-service nature, pushing analytics to the lowest level has an obvious positive impact on our corporate digitization objective.
  • Through automated data updating processes, we can deploy some IT capacity to other areas and still support the demanding Thoughtspot user base.
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

ThoughtSpot

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
ThoughtSpot
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
ThoughtSpot
8.0

Usability

OpenText Magellan
ThoughtSpot
8.4

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
ThoughtSpot
7.0

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan
ThoughtSpot
7.0

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