What do you like best?
Actuate is a very technical product but it can do just about anything. Performance of Actuate IServer is tremendous as it can handle a large volume of reports with many concurrent users. It also supports OLTP very well. It would be great if it supported more databases and if there were more graph types available.
What do you dislike?
Support for more databases, such as other BI tools.
There can be more graph types.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Performance vise it is the nest tool. It can handle thousands of report simultaneously.
We can customize reports upto any level.
we can create our own framework in Actuate.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
There are some very complex performance reports, which can not be handled in other tools. If we want to create our own framework in any reporting tool then Actuate is the best choice.
Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.