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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

Mathematica

Mathematica is very useful in calculus problem. It deals greatly with mathematical operations such as differentiation, integration, matrix multiplication and so on. Simple data analysis is very easy using Mathematica. Mathematica has great functions for plotting and charting the data.It has some good features included in Machine Learning model. But there are many functions that can be included in Mathematica for better improvements. So, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence will be easier in Mathematica.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Mathematica
7.2
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Mathematica
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Mathematica
7.5
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Mathematica
6.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Mathematica
7.9
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Mathematica
8.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Mathematica
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Mathematica
6.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Mathematica
8.8

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Mathematica
7.2
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Mathematica
8.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Mathematica
8.2
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Mathematica
6.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Mathematica
6.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
Mathematica
6.3

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Mathematica
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Mathematica
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Mathematica
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Mathematica

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Mathematica
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Mathematica
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Mathematica

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Mathematica
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Mathematica
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Mathematica
8.5
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Mathematica
8.5

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

Mathematica

  • It allows straightforward integration of analytic analysis of algebraic expressions and their numerical implemented.
  • Supports varying programmatic paradigms, so one can choose what best fits the problem or task: pure functions, procedural programming, list processing, and even (with a bit of setup) object-oriented programming.
  • The extensive and rich tools for graphical rendering make it very easy to not just get 2D and 3D renderings of final output, but also to do quick-and-dirty 2D and 3D rendering of intermediate results and/or debugging results.
Robert J. Lang | 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

Mathematica

  • Not a fault as such, but there are instances of simple problems where Wolfram Alpha can be used more easily instead.
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

Mathematica

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

Mathematica

Mathematica 8.1
Based on 3 answers
Wolfram Mathematica is a nice software package. It has very nice features and easy to install and use in your machine. Besides this, there is a nice support from Wolfram. They come to the university frequently to give seminars in Mathematica. I think this is the best thing they are doing. That is very helpful for graduate and undergraduate students who are using Mathematica in their research.
Anonymous | 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

Mathematica

We have evaluated and are using in some cases the Python language in concert with the Jupyter notebook interface. For UI, we using libraries like React to create visually stunning visualizations of such models.Mathematica compares favorably to this alternative in terms of speed of development. Mathematica compares unfavorably to this alternative in terms of license costs.
George Danner | 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

Mathematica

  • Easy to solve huge mathematical equations, so it saved time there
  • Doing analysis and plotting graphs is also another plus point
  • Learning is very slow, and it took lot of time to learn its scripting language
Shalinee Singh | 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

Mathematica

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
Mathematica
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Mathematica

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Mathematica
8.1

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