9 Spokes vs. Altair Monarch

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
9 Spokes
Score 10.0 out of 10
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9 Spokes is a smart dashboard that is designed to help companies see their business more clearly. Key metrics across essential areas of the user’s business are displayed in one place, revealing exactly how it's performing. The vendor’s value proposition is that 9 Spokes makes it easier for companies to make the right calls to manage or grow their business. According to the vendor, key benefits for SMEs include: One smart dashboard for your cloud business apps…N/A
Altair Monarch
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Altair Monarch (formerly Datawatch Monarch, acquired by Altair in December, 2018) works with both relational and multi-structured data including support for a wide range of formats including PDF, XML, HTML, text, spool and ASCII files. The product can access data from invoices, sales reports, balance sheets, customer lists, inventory, logs and more. According to the vendor, the system is easy to use, allowing users to quickly select any data source and automatically convert it into…N/A
Pricing
9 SpokesAltair Monarch
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
9 SpokesAltair Monarch
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details9 Spokes is free to use - that’s joining, using the smart dashboard and connecting your apps to it. You'll only pay for any new apps you decide to purchase, but you can trial most of the app recommendations for free! If you want to purchase an app, we'll direct you to the app's website so you can sign up with them. If you sign up to a plan, you'll pay the apps directly and then you can connect the app to your dashboard.
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Community Pulse
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Features
9 SpokesAltair Monarch
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
9 Spokes
9.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
9 Spokes
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Altair Monarch
-
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Drill-down analysis7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
9 Spokes
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
9 Spokes
9.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Altair Monarch
-
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Multi-User Support (named login)9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
9 Spokes
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Altair Monarch
-
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Responsive Design for Web Access6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
9 SpokesAltair Monarch
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
9 SpokesAltair Monarch
Likelihood to Recommend
9 Spokes International Limited
Good for letting your investors, employees and others know at a glance how your company is doing. The interface is clean and organized well. I just wish more of the app's functionality was available for testing and implementation. "Coming soon" is not really encouraging when we already have been waiting for a year or more.
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Altair Engineering, Inc.
The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
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Pros
9 Spokes International Limited
  • Grouping several apps in one place for easy viewing.
  • Clean dashboard interface that looks uncluttered when viewing several apps at once.
  • Setting up the apps is a breeze when the platform supports them.
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Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
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Cons
9 Spokes International Limited
  • Integration with apps that are listed. Some of them are not supported yet and it seems the wait is taking longer than I'd like.
  • iPhone support. It would be nice to have this in the app store. Not available as of 04/25/2018.
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Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Recently, we had some major sticker-shock when we wanted to upgrade Data Pump. It is an exceptional product, but when the price jumped from $6,000 to over $60,000, it was impossible to get the funds approved internally for the upgrade.
  • We also paid for yearly maintenance contracts which included Professional Services, but rarely found those services beneficial. However, we did receive all software upgrades for Datapump as part of the contract which we found to be very beneficial. However, with the new pricing, that is not longer the case.
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Likelihood to Renew
9 Spokes International Limited
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Altair Engineering, Inc.
Even though we do not utilize it on a daily basis, I do hope my current company renews it's license. If not, I intend to purchase myself.
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Support Rating
9 Spokes International Limited
Support was helpful in the beginning but no longer needed because I didn't use the software as much. The experience that I did have with support was very friendly but not enough to give a good review. If the support team was called for initial setup, video chat or messenger app was used.
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Altair Engineering, Inc.
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Alternatives Considered
9 Spokes International Limited
I actually chose QuickBooks (currently using) and Method (used for a month) before deciding that 9 Spokes is just good for looking at a few apps in one place. I'll keep checking back with them to see if they have improved. I wouldn't be surprised if 9 Spokes improves their product within the next 6-12 months.
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Altair Engineering, Inc.
Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
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Return on Investment
9 Spokes International Limited
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Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Data Pump reduces complexity of report solutions by offering a standardized approach for organizing and scheduling
  • 97% service level for past 5 years for all of our jobs going through Data Pump
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