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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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BOARD

BOARD is well suited when looking/analyzing data from financials specific data points, etc. It's also great with calculating relationships between different organized data (i.e. cost per x). I encourage you to have an idea of what you are looking to gain before you start talking with your BOARD support team. They are well equipped to design something you'll not only find great use for, but also enjoy using!
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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
6.9
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
BOARD
6.9

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
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
BOARD
5.9
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
BOARD
7.5

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
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
BOARD
6.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
BOARD
6.6
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
7.1
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
BOARD
7.3
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
BOARD
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
BOARD
7.1

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0
Financial budgeting
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0
Management reporting
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0

Consolidation and Close

9 Spokes
BOARD
8.4
Financial data consolidation
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0
Journal entries and reports
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0
Multi-currency management
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0
Intercompany Eliminations
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0
Minority Ownership
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0
Local and consolidated reporting
9 Spokes
BOARD
7.0
Detailed Audit Trails
9 Spokes
BOARD
7.0

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

9 Spokes
BOARD
8.8
Financial Statement Reporting
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0
Management Reporting
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0
Excel-based Reporting
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0
Automated board and financial reporting
9 Spokes
BOARD
8.0
XBRL support for regulatory filing
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0

Analytics

9 Spokes
BOARD
8.5
Personalized dashboards
9 Spokes
BOARD
8.0
Color-coded scorecards
9 Spokes
BOARD
8.0
Cost and profitability analysis
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0

Integration

9 Spokes
BOARD
8.3
Flat file integration
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0
Excel data integration
9 Spokes
BOARD
9.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
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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  • Purchasing analysis (supplier performance analysis and buyer by area, department, product, merchandise). In this way, we have the corrective measures necessary to improve and speed up our results.
  • Management of variances analysis on the cash & carry budget
  • Marketing analysis (incidence of sales promotions and margins)
  • Implementation speed of analysis.
  • Flexibility and speed of analysis
  • Possibility to read more data sources and combine them
  • Easy to use. In order to be able to manage and develop new applications, you don't need to have too much skill
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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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  • Data security - i.e. As of today is not possible to define "only read" a portion of a cube.
  • Definition of password by the end-user for restricted access to some screen or execute some procedures.
  • Self-retrieval of data from different database (as of now it is mandatory to extract cube from database 1 and re-load to database 2).
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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 evaluated Cognos, Qlik, Tableau and others. BOARD had the best features, ease of use and price not only as a package but also on an individual basis.
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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 17 answers
BOARD provides a wide range of ways to control access and information display. Our structure makes use of both the control of the divisions to which it belongs and the control of the assigned budget groups
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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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BOARD9.0
Based on 21 answers
The force of BOARD is the extremely easy way to retrieve data from multiple datasets without IT knowledge of a power user. It is possible to read from .csv file, sql table, SAP table, or big data model only with an ODBC Connection or a connector. I always use multiple data sources into a BOARD cube and I have no IT Knowledge but with only a few days spent with BOARD consultant I was able to read data from various platforms.
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Return on Investment

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  • A very high impact
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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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