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Score 6.9 out of 100
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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

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
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Yellowfin
7.8
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Yellowfin
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Yellowfin
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Yellowfin
8.1
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Yellowfin
8.3
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Yellowfin
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Yellowfin
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Yellowfin
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Yellowfin
8.1
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Yellowfin
8.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Yellowfin
8.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Yellowfin
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Yellowfin
8.3

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Yellowfin
7.9
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Yellowfin
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Yellowfin
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Yellowfin
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Yellowfin
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Yellowfin
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Yellowfin
9.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Yellowfin
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
Yellowfin
8.5
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
Yellowfin
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

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

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.
Nicky Downing | 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

Yellowfin

  • Initially the Yellowfin business model was difficult to align to the VSV model but through some simple negotiations a workable model was reach which made in commercial application viable
  • Some additional licensing models could also be of value as we do not use the product in a pure business intelligence only application.
Johan Pietersen | 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

Yellowfin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based centralised architecture with best user interfaces.
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 2 answers
99.9% availability
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 2 answers
  • Availability of 24x7x365 support team to cover all regions
  • Technical team well trained
  • Knowledge of product
  • Proper product documentation and support guidelines
  • Defined SLA
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

OpenText Magellan

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)
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

OpenText Magellan

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
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
Samir Kumar Sahoo | 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

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).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

OpenText Magellan

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
Samir Kumar Sahoo | 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

Yellowfin

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

Yellowfin

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
Yellowfin
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Yellowfin

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Yellowfin
8.2

Reliability and Availability

OpenText Magellan
Yellowfin
9.1

Performance

OpenText Magellan
Yellowfin
8.2

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Yellowfin
8.2

In-Person Training

OpenText Magellan
Yellowfin
9.1

Online Training

OpenText Magellan
Yellowfin
8.2

Implementation Rating

OpenText Magellan
Yellowfin
9.1

Scalability

OpenText Magellan
Yellowfin
8.2

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