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Formerly BIRT iHub, Opentext Actuate Information Hub is a BI platform and data management system.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/ZP/62/3SBJAIRFFK27.pngDecent tool to store very specific reports in one locationMy company uses OpenText iHub for storing every report used by every department within the company. We generate reports using OpenText BIRT development tool and then we publish the report to the iHub instance. We then create the appropriate dashboards and assign the proper privileges to the dashboards. This will enable the end user to have access to the reports and run them on demand when it is of most benefit to them. We also set up a recurring schedule to automatically generate a report and mail it to a set group of users.,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.,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.,5,Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop,8,7,Microsoft Power BI, Tableau Desktop, JIRA Service Desk
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February 14, 2018

OpenText Actuate Information Hub Review: "Decent tool to store very specific reports in one location"

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My company uses OpenText iHub for storing every report used by every department within the company. We generate reports using OpenText BIRT development tool and then we publish the report to the iHub instance. We then create the appropriate dashboards and assign the proper privileges to the dashboards. This will enable the end user to have access to the reports and run them on demand when it is of most benefit to them. We also set up a recurring schedule to automatically generate a report and mail it to a set group of users.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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".
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (1)
7
Customizable dashboards (1)
2
Report Formatting Templates (1)
6
Drill-down analysis (1)
6
Formatting capabilities (1)
9
Report sharing and collaboration (1)
8
Publish to Web (1)
10
Publish to PDF (1)
10
Report Delivery Scheduling (1)
6
Delivery to Remote Servers (1)
6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (1)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (1)
7
Multi-User Support (named login) (1)
10
Role-Based Security Model (1)
6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (1)
10
REST API (1)
7
Javascript API (1)
9
Java API (1)
7
Themeable User Interface (UI) (1)
5

About OpenText Actuate Information Hub

Formerly BIRT iHub, Opentext Actuate Information Hub is a BI platform and data management system.
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