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9 Spokes

1 Ratings

Ayasdi Core

5 Ratings

9 Spokes

1 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Ayasdi Core

5 Ratings
Score 7.3 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.

Ayasdi Core

Well suited: 1. If data set is not yet well organized.2. Hypothesis is not yet established.3. Need to visually explore to find patterns of data (often when analysts have no good understanding of data)4. When [you need] to analyze events with a timeframe (specifically a sequence of events as a transaction)Less appropriate1. If a data set is very large, such as Hadoop data, it becomes hard to manage data pipeline and process to feed the data into Ayasdi. To be feed into Ayasdi, data should be aggregated or organized to some level.

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Ayasdi Core
7.3
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
6.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
6.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Ayasdi Core
7.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Ayasdi Core
10.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
5.0

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Ayasdi Core
7.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Ayasdi Core
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

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

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
7.6
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
9.0
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
8.0
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
Ayasdi Core
7.0

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.
  • Ayasdi Core provides an easy way to get some insight on data. Typically analytics may require having a model or hypothesis before starting to look into the data, but Ayasdi lets you just feed the data first then start seeing what the data looks like.
  • Ayasdi Core's topological network visualization is quite unique. It allows you to explore patterns and potential relations between multiple data elements. A user can also dynamically navigate data with different aspects on the web.
  • The Web version of Ayasdi is easy to use, stable, and fast. It hasn't crashed even when we feed it a lot of data sets, although it took time.

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.
  • Use of Python SDK is required to feed data into Ayasdi, but it lacks training materials or sample codes for a novice to get started.
  • Although Web UI of Ayasdi is looking good, often it freezes when the user runs an analysis. It doesn't crash but the web page needs to be refreshed to see the progress of analysis.
  • Algorithms provided by Ayasdi, such as metrics types, lens types need to be explained (what they are and what their strengths and weaknesses are). We had to Google or do research on our own to understand what they are.

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.
We had a working group that has been using R studio for the general purpose of statistical analysis in our organization. Although it is a great tool that provides enriched function sets, it is time-consuming for our clinical analysts to learn the tool to see the first result. R is somewhat of a developer-oriented/friendly tool. Ayasdi is friendly to a domain analyst or end users. Plus, support and consulting from Ayasdi were excellent so that we could get knowledge from them immediately whenever we needed.

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.
Ayasdi Core6.0
Based on 1 answer
Ayasdi's sharing and collaboration capabilities are good enough to satisfy a normal organization's need: simple access control to view report and dashboard, share resources. We implemented it to be integrated with our user directory based on LDAP and it worked well.

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
Ayasdi Core7.0
Based on 1 answer
Ayasdi Core provides a good level of connectivity to a variety of data sources. However these days users expect more than that. Tableau is a de-facto standard of how a tool should provide the connectivity. Additionally, Ayasdi is an analytics tool, not a platform. It doesn't have to provide everything about data pipelining end to end. It would be good to provide a way to be integrated or interfaced with tools like Alteryx, to supplement necessary functions to each other.

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Ayasdi Core

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.

Ayasdi Core

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