OpenText Magellan is very powerful for custom reporting
Martin Rubens | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 03, 2020

OpenText Magellan is very powerful for custom reporting

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan is being used to fulfill specific reporting requirements across the whole company. The reports are served to users through links or being embedded within custom solutions. OpenText Magellan allows us to provide reporting capabilities to our custom solutions. The ability to generate complex reports even allowed us to replace some screens in our solutions with Magellan reports. Users don't really know they are accessing a different solution for their reports, which makes up for very smooth user experience.
  • Ability to connect to different kinds of sources, including web services, and customize those queries to the extend needed
  • Provide tools to customize the look & feel of the reports as much as needed, even being able to choose different appearances for different outputs
  • Allowing scripting in the reports extends the functionality available
  • Allowing to embed reports without further licensing and maintaining all the functionality
  • 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
OpenText Magellan can produce reports that are much more elaborate than PowerBI, which is ideal for users that just need to see a report. On the other hand, PowerBI seems to be better at allowing users to interact with data.
We haven't found a source yet that we can't connect Magellan to. Many of our reports merge information from different sources seamlessly. Having said so, there is room for improvement in terms of establishing connections between the different data sources, and restrictions on what you can do with data cubes.
This is the main thing we use Magellan for. It is very powerful in terms of formatting the output in the exact way the users needs it.
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).

OpenText Magellan Feature Ratings

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