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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

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

ZAP Business Intelligence

ZAP is an incredible tool for those IT Organizations that need to stay lean. Within days, I was able to implement the ZAP solution instead of hiring Developers and ETL developers to tie into multiple Data infrastructures.
Roger Safont | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
ZAP Business Intelligence
10.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.8
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.8
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
ZAP Business Intelligence
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
ZAP Business Intelligence
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
iFrames
OpenText Magellan
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
ZAP Business Intelligence
10.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0

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

ZAP Business Intelligence

  • Extremely Robust Interface
  • Implementation and Connection to Data Stores extremely fast. I was able to implement BI reporting within days.
  • Fantastic Support
  • Cost Effective Tool for any IT organization. Reduction in FTE, Data Reporting Deployment, and Cube Creation.
Roger Safont | 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

ZAP Business Intelligence

  • I would love to see a strong integration with Google Analytics. ZAP works great with CRM platforms but would be interested to get the metrics on how marketing campaigns are tied to organic traffic and PPC.
Roger Safont | 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

ZAP Business Intelligence

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

ZAP Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ZAP Business Intelligence

ZAP has a better interface and user-friendly.
Roger Safont | 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

ZAP Business Intelligence

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

ZAP Business Intelligence

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
ZAP Business Intelligence

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
ZAP Business Intelligence

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