OpenText Magellan Reviews

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Martin Rubens | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 03, 2020

OpenText Magellan is very powerful for custom reporting

Score 7 out of 10
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OpenText Magellan is very good for very complex reporting where the user just needs to see the final output but doesn't require much interaction with the report itself. It is also very good at exporting to different types of outputs. OpenText Magellan doesn't seem that easy to use when you need to interact with data (mainly if you don't have IT skills).
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Christopher Noyes | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 24, 2015

If you have the budget for it it can do great things, if you are a small company run, don't walk away.

Score 8 out of 10
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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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Lynn Kutz | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 18, 2015

Former System Admin for Scorecard Module

Score 6 out of 10
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Scorecard without the Birt360 module is very limited in reporting and data displays. End users who are not computer savvy would have a difficult time using the advanced features.
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Bri Gipson | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 13, 2014

Actuate BIRT - open source that's worth a look

Score 8 out of 10
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It depends on extensibility, set-up, access & style. Actuate performs fairly well, but has performance issues because it sits on top of eclipse, which sits on top of Java. Extensibility usually comes at that price. Set-up is fairly straightforward and it can be secured.
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Todd Bellamy | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 17, 2014

Acuate 8 before the birth of BIRT

Score 6 out of 10
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Be sure to ask about pricing. If I remember correctly the pricing is by processor core, which can get VERY expensive in a large organization with multiple locations. I would say Actuate would be best suited for a medium/large sized organization with 1000-2500 employees with a dedicated team of software developers. If the organization needs someone who can get up and running quickly developing reports and where it is not the primary responsibility then I would recommend an alternative product like Crystal Reports.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 11, 2014

Actuate gets the job done!

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e.Report Designer Professional and the report output is suited to application embedded reports - but we also use the product to publish information for data analysts and finance deeper analysis.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 26, 2013

Actuate is the best tool

Score 8 out of 10
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If you are a techie and love to face challenges, then Actuate is the choice. You can do anything in Actuate. It has nice security features page level security.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Customizable dashboards (1)
9
Report Formatting Templates (1)
7
Drill-down analysis (2)
5.0
Formatting capabilities (2)
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration (1)
9
Publish to Web (1)
9
Publish to PDF (1)
9
Report Versioning (1)
9
Report Delivery Scheduling (1)
5
Role-Based Security Model (1)
5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (1)
5
Single Sign-On (SSO) (1)
5
Responsive Design for Web Access (1)
3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (1)
3
REST API (1)
5
Javascript API (1)
9
Java API (1)
5
Themeable User Interface (UI) (1)
7
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (1)
5

About OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan is a flexible AI and Analytics platform that combines open source machine learning with advanced analytics, enterprise-grade BI, and capabilities to acquire, merge, manage and analyze Big Data and Big Content stored in your Enterprise Information Management systems. Magellan enables machine-assisted decision making, automation, and business optimization.

OpenText Magellan Features

BI Platform Features

Has featureAdministration via Web Interface
Has featureLive Connection to External Data
Has featureSnapshot of External Data
Has featureIn-memory data model
Has featureMulti-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
Has featureData warehouse / dictionary layer
Has featureETL Capability
Has featureETL Scheduler

Supported Data Sources Features

Has featureMS Excel Workbooks
Has featureText Files (CSV, etc)
Has featureOracle
Has featureMS SQL Server
Has featureIBM DB2
Has featurePostgres
Has featureMySQL
Has featureODBC
Has featureCloudera Hadoop
Has featureHortonworks Hadoop
Has featureSalesforce

BI Standard Reporting Features

Has featureCustomizable dashboards
Has featureReport Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

Has featureDrill-down analysis
Has featureFormatting capabilities
Has featurePredictive modeling
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Has featureReport sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

Has featurePublish to Web
Has featurePublish to PDF
Has featureOutput Raw Supporting Data
Has featureReport Versioning
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

Has featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Has featurePredictive Analytics
Has featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Has featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages

Access Control and Security Features

Has featureRole-Based Security Model
Has featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Has featureReport-Level Access Control
Has featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)

Mobile Capabilities Features

Has featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Has featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features

Has featureREST API
Has featureJavascript API
Has featureJava API
Has featureThemeable User Interface (UI)
Has featureCustomizable Platform (Open Source)

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OpenText Magellan Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux
Mobile Application:No
Supported Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish