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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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Excel4apps

It suited for data loads that can be handled via spreadsheets without much validation on the data base side of the application environment. I would not use this to load gigabytes of data but for operational use where key strokes can be reduced and errors minimized, it is fine. This replaces the need to key stroke in Oracle Forms.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Excel4apps
8.0
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Excel4apps
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Excel4apps
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Excel4apps
8.3
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Excel4apps
8.0
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Excel4apps
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Excel4apps
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Excel4apps
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Excel4apps

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Excel4apps
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Excel4apps
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Excel4apps
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Excel4apps
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Excel4apps
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Excel4apps

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Excel4apps
6.7
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Excel4apps
7.0
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Excel4apps
6.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
Excel4apps
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 install and maintain. After the initial installation, there is little involvement by the technical administrators.
  • Cloning production to a test environment does not require any additional setups unlike Oracle EBS which does.
  • Loading data and reporting on this data is handled via EXCEL spreadsheets which is the "language" of our financial users.
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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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  • Really cannot think of anything I would have them do differently. It does not require any intervention by the data base or system administrators after initial installation which is quite easy and bug free.
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Support

9 Spokes5.0
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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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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.

Excel4apps

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