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Score 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

timeXtender

TimeXtender has worked really well with our customers who have different data sources using complex data types in large quantities requiring a DW-like solution that can consolidate all data sources at one-HUB. TimeXtender does this well, and provides automation capabilities, the ability to easily handle slowly changing dimensions, handing data lineage and data security very well. TimeXtender has the ability to be very customizable, allowing the HUB to grow as your business does. TimeXtender's customer support team is super helpful and will work with you throughout your implementation to make sure you reach success with the product. The ROI for timeXtender versus competing products (there aren't many that do what timeXtender does) shows the investment to be worthwhile for the majority of organizations in today's data-rich corporate world.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
timeXtender
9.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
timeXtender
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
timeXtender
9.0
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
timeXtender
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
timeXtender
8.8
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
timeXtender
8.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
timeXtender
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
timeXtender
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
timeXtender
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
timeXtender
8.6
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
timeXtender
8.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
timeXtender
8.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
timeXtender
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
timeXtender
9.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
timeXtender
9.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
timeXtender
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
timeXtender
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
timeXtender
10.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
timeXtender
10.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
timeXtender
10.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
timeXtender
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
timeXtender
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
timeXtender

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
timeXtender
9.2
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
timeXtender
9.0
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
timeXtender
9.0
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
timeXtender
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
timeXtender
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
timeXtender
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
timeXtender
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
timeXtender
8.0

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

timeXtender

  • It has the ability to create one dynamic 'DW' or source of truth, consolidating all data sources in one HUB.
  • Ease of use, with a great UI that is easy to learn and adapt to.
  • Ease/speed of complex implementation.
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

timeXtender

  • Product Marketing: As implementers and resellers of this technology, we loved it. But, convincing clients who had not previously heard of TX/Discovery Hub was more difficult than it could have been if the company had a larger marketing force behind it.
  • Relatively New to Market: it creates a learning curve for early implementers.
  • More information should be published on timeXtender's website about product lines, including testimonials.
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

timeXtender

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

timeXtender

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

timeXtender

For our clients, timeXtender was a much better solution. It offered a more cost-effective solution, easier integration, and better customer support for our complex client needs. The timeXtender team worked with us throughout the process to make sure we could create a success story that was repeatable for our clients, and they proved great partners.
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

timeXtender

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

timeXtender

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
timeXtender
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
timeXtender

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
timeXtender

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