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Score 5.5 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

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.
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Windward Studios

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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
4.5
Windward Studios
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
6.0
Windward Studios
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
3.0
Windward Studios

Pros

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

  • 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.
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Windward Studios

  • 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.
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Cons

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

  • The debug tool that came with the Actuate 8 developer was poorly written in my opinion; compiling a report could be very difficult when a number of functions were being called.
  • There wasn't any reporting that could be run to download Actuate utilization statistics. Analytics had to be done by manually reviewing who had been running reports.
  • At times when the Actuate Server would become overloaded the only solution was to restart it. There wasn't a way to clear up the list of pending report requests.
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Windward Studios

  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite 3.9
Based on 9 answers
We have invested much into the software and hardware that supports our reporting platform - Actuate is a staple in our environment.
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Windward Studios

No score
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Usability

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

No score
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Windward Studios

Windward Studios 8.3
Based on 15 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.
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Support

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Windward Studios

No score
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Alternatives Considered

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

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.
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Windward Studios

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.
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Return on Investment

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

  • 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.
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Windward Studios

  • 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.
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OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

Pricing Details

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

General

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

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Windward Studios

General

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

Windward Studios Editions & Modules

Edition
Pay per document$2091
Pay per server$4961
  1. per month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
7.4
Windward Studios
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
3.9
Windward Studios

Usability

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Windward Studios
8.3

Support

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
9.1
Windward Studios

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