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9 Spokes

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Business Intelligence Discoverer

490 Ratings
Score 7.5 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.
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Business Intelligence Discoverer

Discoverer is definitely well suited for a company that is working with a lot of data but does not have a large database knowledgeable team. It allows for basic database management while permitting users to access the data in a simple and efficient way. Reporting is easy to do and, again, does not require a lot of database know-how. If you are looking for more in-depth customization and multiple data sources from various vendors, though, you may want to look into a more robust platform.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.6
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.2
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.3
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.8
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.4
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.5
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.1
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.1

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.0
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
3.8

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.5
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
3.6

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.8
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.0
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.4
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
3.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
3.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.5
REST API
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.5
Javascript API
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.5
iFrames
9 Spokes
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.5

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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  • SQL friendly which allows for fast adoption for those users who know how to write in SQL. This makes integration with other programs much easier.
  • Accessing data is very fast even with larger data sets.
  • The layout is clean and organized similar to a spreadsheet which allows for easier viewing and analyzing of the data.
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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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  • Discoverer needs better data visualization options.
  • I would like to see built in integration with SharePoint so published management reports can more easily be delivered to users.
  • Mobile tools for both report delivery and system maintenance would enhance usability.
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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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Discoverer was already in place when I joined the company so I was not involved in the selection process. However, I have been involved in the review of Discoverer as compared to alternatives including Business Objects, OBIEE, and SSRS. On a cost benefit analysis Discoverer always came out on top. Changing to another tool never provided enough additional functionality to overcome the cost of conversion and ongoing maintenance.
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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 Discoverer4.3
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One of the features I really liked about Discoverer is that it allowed for very easy data sharing and report distribution. Since the software is made to work for those with little database knowledge, it makes the sharing of information and files very simple and straightforward. There are easy walk-throughs as well that will get you started on whatever it is you are trying to collaborate.
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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 Discoverer4.2
Based on 2 answers
My previous company actually had different sources of data from different vendors that were always accessed separately and then manually put together. This was due to a lack of database knowledge and so, by the time that we had developed a team to integrate these sources, we had already moved on to another program. That said, I think that Discoverer would be well suited to merging various data sources.
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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