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Score 6.9 out of 100
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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

Cyfe

Cyfe is good for businesses that manage multiple websites, email campaigns and social media accounts for multiple clients, as it allows you to easily pull stats and visualize them all in one place. Make one account for each client and ask Cyfe to grab the metrics that are most meaningful to your campaigns, then you can share your dashboards with your clients, or like us, use Cyfe's visualizations to create aesthetically pleasing reports for clients to read.
Mitchell Terpstra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Cyfe
8.3
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Cyfe
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Cyfe
8.9
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Cyfe
6.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Cyfe
8.7
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Cyfe
8.7
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Cyfe
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Cyfe
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Cyfe
9.8

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Cyfe
8.4
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Cyfe
9.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Cyfe
7.7
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Cyfe
6.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Cyfe
9.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
Cyfe
9.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Cyfe
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Cyfe
6.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Cyfe
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Cyfe
9.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Cyfe
10.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Cyfe
9.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Cyfe
9.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Cyfe
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
Cyfe
9.8
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
Cyfe
9.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
Cyfe
8.3
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Cyfe
8.6
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Cyfe
9.8
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Cyfe
9.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Cyfe
5.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Cyfe
5.9
iFrames
OpenText Magellan
Cyfe
9.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Cyfe
9.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Cyfe
9.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Cyfe
8.6
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Cyfe
9.8

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

Cyfe

  • Cyfe makes it easy to create a professional looking dashboards in a short amount of time. With so many built-in data sources and the intuitive nature of the interface, you can have beautiful looking charts and graphs in no time!
  • One of the best features of Cyfe is the many data sources built-in and that each dashboard is not constrained to one source. One of the drawbacks I've seen in other tools is the limited ability to pull from multiple Google Analytics profiles, multiple AdWords accounts or from both AdWords and Bing in one dashboard. Cyfe has no such limitation.
  • Google Spreadsheets - if the data you need to show is not available via an API, being able to pull from Google spreadsheets is a great solution. Once set up, you can add data whenever you need to the spreadsheet and your widgets in the Cyfe dashboard are automatically updated. Huge time saver!
Kim Towne | 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

Cyfe

  • Documentation is sparse and confusing
  • Functionality is fairly basic and at times buggy
  • Third party integrations are limited and stagnant, very few have been added since we began using it
  • Widgets lack individual settings such as support for different date ranges
  • Widgets have limited customization options
Tony Huidor | 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

Cyfe

Cyfe 9.4
Based on 9 answers
Since initial trial, not only am I sold, but the rest of the company is sold on Cyfe as well. We look forward to expanded partners and capabilities. Our smaller firm does not have the need for multiple users as of yet, but growth is coming and the ability to scale with Cyfe is exciting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cyfe

Cyfe 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It is very easy to use when creating dashboards that use widgets from existing integration partners. You can easily create attractive and functional dashboards in less than 5 minutes so the learning curve is minimal at most. Out-of-the-box capabilities are quite high for such a low priced service, so it's surprising how easy it is to use.
Tony Huidor | 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

Cyfe

Cyfe 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Because I had a very minor question and I was able to speak directly to the founder through LinkedIn and through email. I know that as they grow this may not always be an option but the fact that he made himself available to answer my questions said a lot about his passion for the product.
Shane Hayes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cyfe

Cyfe 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Cyfe is a 15 minutes implementation, then some time to get your data sources created. This is an easy one person job that will not result in down time or unnecessary wasted man hours.
Shane Hayes | 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

Cyfe

Klipfolio probably had a lot of cool features, but it was SO user-UNfriendly that we never got to use them. We had high enough turnover in our company that people always needed Klipfolio training, and it was rarely completed to the satisfaction of trainees or trainers. It was simply too complicated for a fast-paced work environment. Even one of my regular duties (posting a screenshot of a completed task list) had to be accomplished in a roundabout, unwieldy way.
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

Cyfe

  • Cyfe allows us to provide real time data to our clients
  • Cyfe allows us to provide detailed analytics to our clients showing actual results
  • Cyfe reduced our need to provide monthly "reports" to our marketing clients
  • Cyfe allows us to have better situational awareness and know what is going on throughout our multiple organizations
Shane Hayes | 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

OpenText Magellan Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Cyfe

General

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

Cyfe Editions & Modules

Edition
Solo$291
Pro$491
Premier$89+1
Agency$1501
  1. Monthly or Annually
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
Cyfe
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Cyfe
9.4

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Cyfe
8.0

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Cyfe
10.0

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan
Cyfe
10.0

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