Developer Perspective on Actuate
September 19, 2014

Developer Perspective on Actuate

Amy Broome | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review

Software Version

7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Modules Used

  • iServer, eReports, BIRT reports

Overall Satisfaction with Actuate

Actuate is an embedded part of several of our applications. It helps us deliver information content via reports to end users and it allows the user to customize the reports with many excel like features such as sorting, aggregation, font changes, hide/show, etc.
  • End user ability to customize Business Intelligence Reporting Tools (BIRT)
  • Actuate Support is usually prompt and helpful.
  • Ability to embed in other applications, has extendable code for authenticating/authorizing users.
  • Licensing is a bear.
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.
This rating would be a 10 if the licensing structure were more accommodating.
What is the licensing structure? How long does it take to get licenses? Can an OEM reseller of Actuate get one license for the entire development organization?