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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 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

Visual KPI

I think for a robust, all-inclusive management system, it does a good job. However, by trying to be everything for everyone there is always issues with quality and the user experience. The recent changes have helped with a lot of these issues, but it is still very overwhelming to onboard new employees to the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Visual KPI
7.7
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Visual KPI
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Visual KPI
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Visual KPI
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Visual KPI
7.8
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Visual KPI
8.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Visual KPI
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Visual KPI
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Visual KPI
7.0

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Visual KPI
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Visual KPI
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Visual KPI
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Visual KPI
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Visual KPI
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Visual KPI
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Visual KPI
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Visual KPI
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
Visual KPI
9.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
Visual KPI
8.0
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Visual KPI
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Visual KPI
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Visual KPI
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Visual KPI
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Visual KPI

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Visual KPI
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Visual KPI
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Visual KPI
8.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Visual KPI
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

Visual KPI

  • The latest user interface makes it easier to use.
  • The search function helps find projects quickly.
  • It covers a lot of areas of your business so there is intrinsic value to how robust it is.
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

Visual KPI

  • There is a lot of clunky extras that get in the way of task and project management.
  • It could use a better approval process that alerts supervisors outside of email.
  • It would be great if you could create your own shortcuts so it focuses on what you use the most.
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

Visual KPI

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

Visual KPI

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

Visual KPI

Most of these products serve as the master source for managing data, but they all seem to have their own focus for what kind of data and metrics they monitor, visualize and analyze. I think Visual KPI holds its own against the competition because it serves so many purposes for so many departments at your organization.
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

Visual KPI

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

Visual KPI

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
Visual KPI
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Visual KPI

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Visual KPI

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