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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 6.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Magellan BI & Reporting

iHub is a decent enough environment that it serves our needs. We can have unlimited users and it can tie into AD although we do not use that feature currently. It is a decent place to store all of the reports in one location, even though for us it is not visually appealing to the end users.iHub is not a place where you want to create robust/interactive dashboards for end users to drill through and follow a "story".
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

The tool is fast, visually attractive and intuitive to use, but we also have an implementation of Qlik Sense and Pentaho pales in comparison to the overall capabilities. I recommend the tool, but everyone’s solution need is unique, so it may not be the right fit. Larger tools like Qlik are more versatile and easier to recommend. More expensive, yes, but you usually get what you pay for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Pentaho
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Pentaho
6.4
Customizable dashboards
Magellan BI & Reporting
2.0
Pentaho
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Pentaho
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.7
Pentaho
7.2
Drill-down analysis
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Pentaho
7.7
Formatting capabilities
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Pentaho
6.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Pentaho
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
7.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Pentaho
6.9
Publish to Web
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Pentaho
7.3
Publish to PDF
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Pentaho
8.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Pentaho
5.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Pentaho
5.7
Report Versioning
Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Pentaho
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Pentaho
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Pentaho
7.5
Predictive Analytics
Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
7.9

Access Control and Security

Magellan BI & Reporting
8.7
Pentaho
7.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Pentaho
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Pentaho
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Pentaho
7.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
6.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Pentaho
7.1
REST API
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Pentaho
6.7
Javascript API
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Pentaho
6.5
Java API
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Pentaho
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Pentaho
5.7
iFrames
Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
6.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
9.2

Mobile Capabilities

Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
7.9

Pros

Magellan BI & Reporting

  • It is fairly easy to set the sharing rules for a report/dashboard.
  • They have a decent amount of time frame options for setting a schedule to generate a report.
  • The support is mostly helpful and timely if you have an issue.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • Being able to use the OLAP Analyzer tool saved our organization a lot of time in not needing to develop an OLAP tool on our own.
  • The ability to customize the tool and integrate all the internationalization we required was pretty straightforward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Magellan BI & Reporting

  • Setting up a "dashboard" is extremely lacking in functionality. The different chart widgets you place on the page do not interact with each other. When you select an item from one do not expect it to highlight or filter another.
  • The speed and stability are not great, but maybe that is just our environment not being up to snuff...even though we are above the "recommended" settings.
  • The main GUI for a user is TERRIBLE. You log into a File Tree format where you have to navigate folders to reach the correct dashboard. There are ways around this, but it would either require an expensive payment to the Professional Services team to revamp to UI or another option they gave us was to create the "Default Dashboard" and provide that link to users and in that Dashboard, you use a new tab to include the navigation back to the main screen so that at least on the initial load the user is taken to a friendly looking dashboard instead of a file tree.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • At first, one needs to learn the basic concept of this software before going for the implementation. Once you are an expert on this then you will rock it.
  • Some of the basic features need to be enhanced such as sharing and collaboration capabilities
  • Needs to support automatically generated analytic visualizations or models
Ilham AB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 8.8
Based on 11 answers
I will use Pentaho until I find a better tool with a better, easier to use report designer client. For now, Pentaho has been the most powerful reporting tool for our clients because of its ability to connect to Odoo, integrate in Odoo (reports are accessible in Odoo) and the flexibility in report design and parameter integration
Adam O'Connor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I would have liked some hands on help in trying to match what Customers were already used to. Plus having a team of Java/BI folks was difficult to assemble since what required to be done in an object oriented fashion could have easily been done via a SQL construct. This hash of technologies was difficult to manage.
Deepak Paramanand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.9
Based on 4 answers
We are an Enterprise customer. They handle problems INSTANTLY when they are critical, including initiation an immediate WebEx screen share call when needed. Smaller/less-critical problems are handled within 1-2 days -- and NEVER fall off their radar, no matter how small.As needed, we can also leverage "professional services" from them -- much of which is included in our Enterprise contract. Finally, when a problem I have discovered turns out to be a bug..they create a JIRA for the fix, and make me a watcher. I love seeing notes come in showing me status updates of bugs filed because of something I found. They really are TOP-NOTCH.
Sandro Frattura | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Course Taken: DI1000 Pentaho Data Integration FundamentalsSetup A week before your class started, the instructor will start sending out class material and lab setup instructions. This is helpful so that you understand how the environment is laid out and can start reviewing the content. Ultimately it saved about a 1/2 day trying to setup with 10 other people online which was great! The CourseThe 3-day course was laid out like many other technical classes with 15-30 minutes instruction and 15-60 minutes of lab exercises. The instructor was very knowledgeable with the functionality from version to version and answered questions as we went along. I was amazed at some of the functionality that was available that I was not using at the time and quickly implemented changes to many existing transformations and jobs. The novice users seemed to catch on quickly and more experienced users explained how some of the functionality was used in their home environments. Towards the end there was enough time so that we were able to ask very directed questions about our own environments. Overall, I really found the class to be informative and deliver enough information to be dangerous. My skills improved and I was able to design better and efficient transformations for the HIE. Course Description: https://training.pentaho.com/instructor-led-training/pentaho-data-integration-fundamentals-di1000
Stephanie Dozier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
Based on 2 answers
Get the right people in before starting implementation. Start small and build as you go approach is time consuming and involves lot of rework.Evangalize within the organization the capabilities and limitations equally so that correct delivery expectations are set.Set expectations with the Customer that the tool cannot replace proprietary software in terms of stability/usability and that timelines could change given the new ness of the product.
Deepak Paramanand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Magellan BI & Reporting

Our instance of iHub does not stack up against the other larger BI tools out today. It is a good place to store reports in a central location that allows users to run very specific reports on demand, but it is not a place I would want to store all of my "dashboards". As far as holding individual reports that are specific to an individual need, it is a great tool. If you want to create a report that will be used as a Template for a Form or a Label, iHub is a good choice to store and schedule the report or call it via API to generate it and return it to your calling app.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

I was not with the company when they selected Pentaho over any other tool. As per my experience, I would recommend Pentaho. One of the reasons are that it is open source. If you know JAVA, you can create your own plugins. I have found its customer support pretty good and quick. And the most important thing is the cost. If you are not using the DI server, you can just use the community edition and it should fulfil your purpose too.
Nikhil Karkare | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Magellan BI & Reporting

No answers on this topic

Pentaho

  • It's cheap. The version we have is free, so it has an immediate positive impact on ROI in that regard. However, a lot of our developers don't like it, which eats away our ability to be effective and productive.
  • It gets the job done. It may not be the most elegant tool, but for our purposes it works. There are probably better tools out there, and Pentaho has limited capabilities, but at the end of the day it works well enough.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Magellan BI & Reporting

General

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

Pentaho

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Pentaho
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
8.8

Usability

Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
5.0

Support Rating

Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
9.9

Online Training

Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
9.5

Implementation Rating

Magellan BI & Reporting
Pentaho
5.0

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