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9 Spokes

2 Ratings

9 Spokes

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Datawatch Monarch

14 Ratings
Score 8.1 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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Datawatch Monarch

The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Datawatch Monarch
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Datawatch Monarch

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Datawatch Monarch
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Datawatch Monarch

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Datawatch Monarch
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Datawatch Monarch

Mobile Capabilities

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

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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  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
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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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  • Moving fields around in a model can be very cumbersome because you can't overlay them.
  • Moving models between different versions of Monarch can be a pain.
  • I'd love to see a utility that would combine the field lists from a collection of models. This would help us standardize our field definitions.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Datawatch Monarch7.2
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Datawatch recently repositioned Data Pump and essentially priced us out of the market. The initial investment was very inexpensive, but the yearly maintenance contract was viewed as being a little pricey. The only value of the contract was that it included software upgrades. The Professional Services portion of the contract that was meant to provide support was not viewed as being very effective or beneficial.
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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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Most of our users don't know they are using it, because it is embedded in CMOD.
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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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Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
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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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Datawatch Monarch7.0
Based on 1 answer
Sharing of Monarch/Modeler models is fairly easy, provided the users are not far apart in versions.
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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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Datawatch Monarch5.0
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N/A. We don't use data source connections. We extract data from batch reports.
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Return on Investment

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  • Quicker reporting
  • Improved efficiency
  • Improved morale
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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.

Datawatch Monarch

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