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Score 8.1 out of 100
31 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    7.1

    OpenText Magellan

    71%

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Customizable dashboards

    7.3
    73%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    8.2

    OpenText Magellan

    82%

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    7.6
    76%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    8.1
    81%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    8.1
    81%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    8.2

    OpenText Magellan

    82%

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Publish to Web

    8.1
    81%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    8.1
    81%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    7.6
    76%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    8.0

    OpenText Magellan

    80%

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    8.4

    OpenText Magellan

    84%

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Role-Based Security Model

    8.4
    84%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    8.4
    84%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    8.4
    84%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    6.4

    OpenText Magellan

    64%

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    6.4
    64%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    6.4
    64%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    6.2

    OpenText Magellan

    62%

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    OpenText Magellan ranks higher in 5/5 features

    REST API

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Javascript API

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Java API

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Windward Studios, from PDFTron is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    OpenText Magellan

    87%
    11 Ratings
    9.1

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    91%
    25 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    3.9

    OpenText Magellan

    39%
    9 Ratings

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    OpenText Magellan

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    91%
    16 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    OpenText Magellan

    90%
    3 Ratings
    9.1

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    91%
    1 Rating

    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

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    Great for Technical Users. It's great for people a bit more on the technical side. It allows developers to quickly create and modify reporting templates without having to modify source code or make updates to a repository. Potentially Difficult for Non-Technical Users. Making substantial changes to the data portions of reporting can be a bit difficult for non-technical users. While Windward's tools for this are great, it still requires an understanding of the database schema which not all users will have.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    • Native Office output -- not nested tables and/or horrible RTF like other tools generate.
    • Ease of use -- once the data sources are set up, creating tables is as simple as drag and drop (okay, maybe not exactly that simple, but you can certainly create a table of data using drag and drop, then format it and manipulate it as needed).
    • Responsive developers and support -- when I've had questions, they've been addressed VERY quickly and professionally.
    Brent Rossow | 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

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    • It is hard to pick out the tags if they are mixed in with a block of text.
    • Using report variables in select statements causes the selection list of available fields to not show anything.
    • The color themes do not match the office selection and it feels very disconnected.
    Anthony Vengrofski | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    OpenText Magellan

    General

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

    Starting Price

    OpenText Magellan Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $190 per month

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Windward Core Flex$605.001
    Windward Core Pro$547.001
    1. per month*
    SaaS Edition
    Windward Hub Standard$19.001
    Windward Hub Premium$49.001
    Windward Hub EnterpriseCustom Pricing
    1. Per User, Per Month (10 user minimum)*
    2. none
    Additional Pricing Details
    *Pay annually: 15% discount 10% discount for quarterly payment of Windward Core.

    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

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    OpenText Magellan

    OpenText Magellan 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It is quite intuitive to use. It is fit specifically for doing sentiment, emotion, and intention analysis as well as text classification and text summarization. I would have given 10 if it is fit for the purpose of doing image processing and analysis as well. There is a huge market to analyze video and image data.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron 9.1
    Based on 16 answers
    For the most part, the Windward report designer is intuitive for our users; but there are a few areas where it is less intuitive. In these cases, our users need to search Windwards support wiki site, or even contact their support technicians. This can also be due to the short time we've had Windward and our lack of knowledge.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    OpenText Magellan

    OpenText Magellan 9.0
    Based on 3 answers
    Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
    Jeffrey Fischer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Support is something they take pride in. Once an issue is raised, they are quick to respond and provide details on a fix. No complaints on support here.
    Hit Mistry | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    OpenText Magellan

    It is vastly superior to these in many ways, for complex reporting it is a much more sophisticated solution. Visualizations are very good. Javascript extensibility is very powerful, others don't support this or as well. Pentaho and MS are both OLAP oriented. Pentaho is moving more toward big data, which was not our primary focus. Others are stuck in the Crystal Reports Band metaphor.
    Christopher Noyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    We evaluated several other products to integrate with our new software, but Windward Studios was an obvious standout above the majority. Other applications required some level of software development knowledge and experience to create templates and a much steeper learning curve. After consideration of ease of use, as well as a cost-comparison between different products, Windward Studios was the most suitable product to meet our needs.
    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

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    • As a fully integrated solution, the ROI is impacted when a client gets stickier with our solution because they see the benefit of Windward.
    • Support has been fantastic for our development team so that as we integrate the solutions we have a clear and clean design.
    Michael Horrocks | TrustRadius Reviewer

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