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Score 5.8 out of 101
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Score 8.2 out of 101

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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Yellowfin

Yellowfin is well suited for:
  • All type of organisations from small, medium to large enterprises applications
  • All type of users in an organisations - Business users , Analysts and consumers
  • Large clustering installation with high volume of transaction under Linux platform with high number of concurrent users
  • Low budget customer engagements
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
4.5
Yellowfin
8.1
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
6.0
Yellowfin
8.3
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
3.0
Yellowfin
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
8.3

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
7.8
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
8.1
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
8.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
8.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
7.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
7.8
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
6.5

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
9.1
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
8.5
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Yellowfin
8.5

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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Yellowfin

  • Presentation of information for executive reporting.
  • Collaboration and action task assignment on pinpointed issues highlighted in reports and dashboards.
  • End client easy self - service reporting.
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Cons

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

  • The report designer can be unstable at times.
  • The reporting engine tends to have memory leaks with certain types of massive-data reporting.
  • The report graphics don't have the sexiest appeal (e.g. Glossy feel, animated output)
  • Some extensibility is extremely difficult to get to without purchasing a license (e.g. Setting a simple flag so that HTML outputs in compressed mode requires either creating your own emitter or going the paid route)
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Yellowfin

  • The ability to predefine a colour for a specific graph as a selection option dynamically.
  • The ability to customise the label of a chart, especially with respect to performance related reporting graphs we need an increase in dynamic charting options to meet our more specialised requirements.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite 3.9
Based on 9 answers
Difficulty with some extensibility that should be fairly easy, lack of shading in the reports (even simple phong shading), lack of out-of-the box capabilities that seem like no brainers and instability with the design tools all drop the product a few marks, but the support community and the overall product experience is well above average. It's at least worth a try and its extensibility makes it a good contender
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Yellowfin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

No score
No answers yet
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based centralised architecture with best user interfaces.
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Reliability and Availability

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
99.9% availability
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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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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
  • Availability of 24x7x365 support team to cover all regions
  • Technical team well trained
  • Knowledge of product
  • Proper product documentation and support guidelines
  • Defined SLA
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In-Person Training

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Yellowfin provides 3 levels of training to support consumers, business analytics, developers and Administrations :
  1. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 1 (Exploration)
  2. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 2 (Advanced)
  3. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 3(Expert)
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Online Training

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
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Implementation

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

No score
No answers yet
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
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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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Yellowfin

We ran a full procurement project to select Yellowfin and started with a long list of over 20 BI products. Key reasons for choice were ease of use, visual looks, product integrations and cost (both licence purchase and development of content).
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Scalability

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
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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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Yellowfin

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

General

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

Yellowfin

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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