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Score 6.9 out of 100
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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

Toad Data Point

Toad Data Point is the clear tool of choice if the end-user is interested in reports that are relatively simple to build using SQL code and export to Excel. It is less useful if the analyst also needs to run statistical models on the data and visualize the data for those functions I usually use RStudio or Jupyter Notebook which incorporates those features much more seamlessly.
Yoni Dvorkis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Toad Data Point
8.4
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Toad Data Point
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Toad Data Point
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Toad Data Point
10.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Toad Data Point
9.9
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Toad Data Point
10.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Toad Data Point
9.6
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Toad Data Point
10.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Toad Data Point
10.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Toad Data Point
8.8
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Toad Data Point
6.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Toad Data Point
9.9
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Toad Data Point
9.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Toad Data Point
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
Toad Data Point
9.1

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Toad Data Point
9.9
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Toad Data Point
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Toad Data Point
9.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Toad Data Point
10.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Toad Data Point
10.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Toad Data Point
9.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Toad Data Point
9.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Toad Data Point

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
Toad Data Point
9.9
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Toad Data Point
9.9
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Toad Data Point
9.8
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Toad Data Point
9.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Toad Data Point
9.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Toad Data Point
10.0
iFrames
OpenText Magellan
Toad Data Point
10.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Toad Data Point
9.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Toad Data Point
9.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Toad Data Point
9.9
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Toad Data Point
9.0

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

Toad Data Point

  • Ease of building SQL/accessing data, using the Query Builder.
  • The new workflow feature mimics products like Hyperion and is centered on how business analysts are used to working with their data.
  • The dimensional views are definitely a hidden gem. This feature allows you to display similar data in multiple windows, then filter on specifics. ALL windows will then reflect the same data. An example here would be salaries organized by dept then salaries organized by job type. As you filter, both analyses will reflect the filtered data.
  • You can easily create spreadsheets and pivot table spreadsheets.
  • You can email the results to the team/you can save the results in the intelligence central repository so others can access it.
  • You can automate all of these things.
Dan Hotka | 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

Toad Data Point

  • The program can error out when reconnecting to a database from a timeout but that is easily fixed by restarting the program.
  • If you aren't familiar with database tools the UI can be overwhelming to some.
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

Toad Data Point

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Toad Data Point

Toad Data Point 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I find Toad Data Point easy to use for both the novice and the experienced business analyst. If all you desire is to access data and create spreadsheets...this is a snap. Toad Data Point actually has cool data analysis features built into it. The newer workflow interface makes automating steps a snap
Dan Hotka | 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

Toad Data Point

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

Toad Data Point

Toad give me more flexibility. Being able to utilize FTP to send data and receive files from external systems is wonderful. Using the automation tool to run different database, file, and system activities has made my day-to-day functions easy. Being able to schedule tasks right from the software has also made thing easy.
Steve Bynum | 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

Toad Data Point

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

Toad Data Point

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
Toad Data Point
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Toad Data Point

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Toad Data Point
10.0

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Toad Data Point

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