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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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Business Intelligence Discoverer

For a company using Oracle EBS this is a very good product that quickly provides value.For non-Oracle EBS environments, building out the data definitions is no better than any other product and may therefore be hard to justify over another tool that provides the same types of reporting features.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.9
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.2
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.2
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.4
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.0
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.5
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.3

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.5

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
3.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
3.5
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
2.6
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
2.0

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.5
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.2
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.5
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
2.7
REST API
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
3.1
Javascript API
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
2.5
iFrames
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
2.5
Java API
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
3.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
2.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
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.
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  • Discoverer is a good tool for providing customer ad hoc reporting. The UI is clean and easy to use.
  • Built in interfaces to Oracle applications seamlessly integrate reporting with application security and data access restrictions. Having a reporting environment that matches the OLTP system security simplifies compliance with various legal, regulatory, and business data access requirements.
  • The ability to link data from one report to another and drill to detail provides detailed data analysis from high-level reports with exception reporting.
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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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  • My main "wish" for Discoverer when creating a new rule....Our tables are HUGE and you must scroll through several columns before finding the one that you want selected....my "wish" would be to have a search in this area where I could start to type the name of the column and find the selection that way.
  • When creating reports, I often ask for user input (order number, etc...). The process of setting this field to accept multiple inputs is cumbersome and not intuitive.
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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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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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I did not select Discoverer.....however, I do prefer it to the other tools that I have used for report creation. I do like the mix of GUI and SQL direct code avail. I have mostly used the desktop version, but migrating over to the web based version and starting to build reports there. I find Discoverer to be fairly easy to navigate and intuitive for me to build my reports.
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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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Business Intelligence Discoverer7.1
Based on 6 answers
For simple reports, sharing across teams and members is quite straightforward. The access control is ok, but the support to the mobile device is not as nice as we expected.
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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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Business Intelligence Discoverer6.9
Based on 6 answers
By merging the data from different SQL based data sources, it looks ok, but if you merge from different data sources with different types (JSON, Excel, CSV, XML), it doesn't behave very well, and also when a large data size is there, real-time aggregation and performance management is not so well done.
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Return on Investment

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  • We have used Discoverer to respond to state sales and use tax audits and saved the company more than the cost of the product. Discoverer has thus assisted in our objective of managing costs.
  • Discoverer is used to provide reports for EEOC reporting assisting our goal of complying with all government requirements.
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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.

Business Intelligence Discoverer

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details