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9 Spokes

1 Ratings

QuickSight

14 Ratings

9 Spokes

1 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

QuickSight

14 Ratings
Score 5.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

9 Spokes

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.

QuickSight

The service is still in an evolving phase and at this position this can not be the only tool for reporting. Business users can directly generate reports with this tool but those are very basic reports so you need to get assistance from an IT person.

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
QuickSight
5.0
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
QuickSight
3.0
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
QuickSight
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
QuickSight
2.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
QuickSight
4.0
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
QuickSight
5.0
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
QuickSight
4.0
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
QuickSight
3.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
QuickSight
2.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
QuickSight
2.0

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
QuickSight
4.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
QuickSight
7.0
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
QuickSight
4.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
QuickSight
4.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
QuickSight
4.0

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
QuickSight
10.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
QuickSight
10.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
QuickSight
10.0

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
QuickSight
3.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
QuickSight
3.0

Pros

  • 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.
  • Good for creating basic reporting by the business user.
  • Integration with other data storage services of AWS
  • You can start getting your business insights immediately no need think of license or setting up infrastructure.
  • You need to pay as you use so its economical.
  • Spice space can be shared across all users in the account. SPICE is QuickSight storage where data is stored in an optimized way for fast reporting.

Cons

  • 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.
  • You can not use it as a primary reporting tool as many of the features are missing.
  • For complex reports for business, users need to get help from an IT person.
  • Business users time will waste in developing reports, it should have a version where we can promote the report from one environment to other.
  • Sharing report with the user who is not added in IAM is complex.

Support

9 Spokes5.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Alternatives Considered

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.
In our case, we are storing our large amount of data in the cloud so using QuickSight adds up to the performance of the reporting. We are using it as a secondary reporting tool so that a business user can generate their own report. We are using Tableau as our primary reporting tool.

Collaboration and Sharing

9 Spokes7.0
Based on 1 answer
Access control capabilities are OK. Ease of sharing is great because the app design is made special for that purpose. I haven't dove that far into the app enough to generate reports. Formatting is very flexible because 9 Spokes allows the user to customize how the info is displayed. Security or lack thereof is not a factor for me so I am unable to give feedback on security.
QuickSight2.0
Based on 1 answer
Very very limited functionality when looking at sharing of the reports, users need to be part of QuickSight. No customized distribution and security functionalities are available.

Data Integration

9 Spokes5.0
Based on 1 answer
I gave 9 Spokes a five because the range of data sources is minimal. Ease of merging data from disparate sources is pretty good for the ones they do support. I just want to have more apps available for arranging on their nice looking interface. Perhaps next year my review for 9 Spokes will be better than 5
QuickSight7.0
Based on 1 answer
Quicksight is providing some support to different databases, we can connect to any of the AWS storage which is most important if we talk about the third party database. The supports are very limited when we compare it with the leading reporting tools like Tableau WebFOCUS.

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Pricing Details

9 Spokes

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
9 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.

QuickSight

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details