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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.
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BizNet Software

Anyone that uses Excel regularly would appreciate the power of the BizNet Suite. The functions and data connectors are the power of BizNet. Users need to know how to filter the data to not crater Excel with too much data. Most Excel users are Excel function users and don't want to filter data. These roles should be separated between IT DBA for data sources/views and the end user that just wants Excel results.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
BizNet Software
8.3
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
BizNet Software
8.2
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
BizNet Software
8.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
BizNet Software
9.0
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
BizNet Software
8.5
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
BizNet Software
9.1
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
BizNet Software
9.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
BizNet Software
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
BizNet Software
7.3
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
BizNet Software
9.1

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
BizNet Software
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
BizNet Software
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
BizNet Software
9.1

Mobile Capabilities

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

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
BizNet Software
9.4
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
BizNet Software
10.0
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
BizNet Software
9.2
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
BizNet Software
9.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
BizNet Software
9.4

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.
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  • Accessing your company data directly in Excel.
  • Providing a drilldown to details in Excel.
  • Bizbroadcast is an awesome product that saves hours emailing routine reports.
  • Flexibility with the filtering of the data with the criteria arguments in Excel function ability.
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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.
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  • It has some inadequacies when you are pulling from Sage into BizNet and want to save that report as an Excel file. The formulas carry into the saved file unless you do a save as.
  • I had a lot of trouble when I dealt with a report that had several spreadsheets in it and somehow one copied a ton of blank lines. BizNet became very slow. That was a hard error to find.
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Likelihood to Renew

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No answers yet
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BizNet Software6.1
Based on 2 answers
Lack of communication from BizNet on new policies with the resellers, changes in the policies that affect the client aren't positive in my opinion
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
BizNet Software7.8
Based on 3 answers
Excel knowledge is a prerequisite to use BizNet well.
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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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BizNet Software8.6
Based on 3 answers
I found the tech support at the other end was willing to say he was not sure and it actually helped us both to work through a problem.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
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BizNet Software8.2
Based on 3 answers
We went pretty seamlessly into BizNet, but could have had lots of trouble if the professional service was not aware of our set up and use.
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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.
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Each of these have their positive and negative points. The point I like best about BizNet is the capability of sending out reports to several at once. I did like the Crystal Reports that I could build and still do some reports there, but BizNet is almost as robust and has the sharing capabilities. Frx was one that I would suggest needs lots of improvements. I used it because it was all that was available to me at the time.
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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.
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BizNet Software9.1
Based on 3 answers
Super easy to share the spreadsheets. Have not tried the collaboration function yet. Look forward to that one though - a feature I have not had with other software like this.
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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
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BizNet Software8.1
Based on 3 answers
When it connects, things seem to work fine, but having trouble with dropped connections. Have not tried to connect from disparate sources yet. Real-time connectivity is excellent!
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Return on Investment

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  • I know it has saved me time, and believe the treasurer's department would say the same.
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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
9 Spokes Editions & Modules
9 Spokes
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.

BizNet Software

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$4,500*
1.  per install plus starter pack licenses
BizNet Software Editions & Modules
BizNet Software
On-premise Edition
BizInsight 7 (Stand-alone)
$301
BizBroadcast
$651
1. per user, per month
SaaS Edition
BizInsight 7 (Stand-alone)
$301
BizBroadcast
$651
1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
BizNet Training - Standard Package (3 Seats) $795.00 Yearly BizNet Training - Premium Package (3 Seats) $995.00 Yearly BizNet Training - Premium Plus Package (3 Seats) $1,295.00 Yearly Education Block $695.00 Installation Training $225.00