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9 Spokes

2 Ratings

BOARD

62 Ratings

9 Spokes

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

BOARD

62 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

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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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BOARD

  1. BOARD is amazing for Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting.
  2. Implementing and managing scenario based calculations.
  3. Quick and easy to manage dashboards.
  4. Web and mobile capabilities.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
BOARD
7.2
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
BOARD
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
BOARD
7.0
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
BOARD
6.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
BOARD
7.1
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
BOARD
7.9
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
BOARD
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
BOARD
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
BOARD
7.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
BOARD
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
BOARD

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
BOARD
6.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
BOARD
6.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
BOARD
6.3
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
BOARD
5.8
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
BOARD
5.8

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
BOARD
7.2
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
BOARD
7.2
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
BOARD
7.2
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
BOARD
7.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
BOARD
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.
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  • Easy to use procedures for workflow implementation.
  • Quick rollout time.
  • Attractive looking dashboards.
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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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  • Excel add-in is not very stable but is not a big issue as it's only used by finance team
  • Some procedures to update information do take long to run and update.
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Likelihood to Renew

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BOARD10.0
Based on 1 answer
Board Business Intelligence is an integral part of our process.
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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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Breadth of Deployment

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Company wide for consulting and executive
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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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We used Talentia for 2 years for yearly budget and forecast but is not possible to make drillable reports, it is not possible to plan in split & splat mode, it is not possible to retrieve data in a fast way as BOARD assure, it is not possible to modelize by scenarios and, above all, without a consultant is not possible to be independent in terms of maintenance and development.
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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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BOARD7.6
Based on 16 answers
In a company where planning was delegated to more than 100 users the standardization of criteria and visualization is foundamental in order to involve people to make data entry. Board with his end user interface totally customizable and with a strong workflow is the right place where people can collaborate to planning data and to review the work done.
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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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BOARD7.7
Based on 20 answers
BOARD seems very flexible when it comes to connecting with various data sources.
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Return on Investment

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  • As our prior method for budgets and forecasting was in Excel, we had no where to go but up.
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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.

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BOARD

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

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