9 Spokes vs. Excel4apps

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
9 Spokes
Score 10.0 out of 10
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9 Spokes is a smart dashboard that is designed to help companies see their business more clearly. Key metrics across essential areas of the user’s business are displayed in one place, revealing exactly how it's performing. The vendor’s value proposition is that 9 Spokes makes it easier for companies to make the right calls to manage or grow their business. According to the vendor, key benefits for SMEs include: One smart dashboard for your cloud business apps…N/A
Excel4apps
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Excel4apps is a business intelligence software offering from Excel4apps.N/A
Pricing
9 SpokesExcel4apps
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
9 SpokesExcel4apps
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details9 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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Community Pulse
9 SpokesExcel4apps
Top Pros
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Features
9 SpokesExcel4apps
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
9 Spokes
9.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Excel4apps
6.3
4 Ratings
26% below category average
Customizable dashboards9.01 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings5.43 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
9 Spokes
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Excel4apps
7.6
4 Ratings
6% below category average
Drill-down analysis7.01 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
9 Spokes
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Excel4apps
6.7
2 Ratings
18% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
9 Spokes
9.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Excel4apps
8.1
3 Ratings
5% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
9 Spokes
8.0
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Excel4apps
7.8
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access6.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
9 Spokes
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Ratings
Excel4apps
6.4
3 Ratings
26% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings5.83 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings6.23 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
9 Spokes
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Ratings
Excel4apps
3.4
2 Ratings
80% below category average
REST API00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings5.72 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings5.92 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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9 SpokesExcel4apps
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Reveal
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Jaspersoft Community Edition
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
9 SpokesExcel4apps
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
6.9
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
9 SpokesExcel4apps
Likelihood to Recommend
9 Spokes International Limited
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
We have to calculate most all Lab / Pilot / Proposals sizing and results. The automated calculations in [Excel4apps] is awesome, as once you are familiar with them, it is easy to quickly implement them when needed.
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Pros
9 Spokes International Limited
  • 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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Excel4apps
  • 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
9 Spokes International Limited
  • 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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Excel4apps
  • It is possible but difficult to retrieve data or set criteria from different module into a single report or retrieve. If it is more user friendly instead of having to create a complex formula to retrieve the data, this function will be utilized more often.
  • It will be nice to have visual (graphs, etc.) report template available
  • It is helpful if we can retrieve data for a range of date, instead of just YTD, PTD etc. and multi-year data all at once for comparison too.
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Usability
9 Spokes International Limited
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Excel4apps
I am not a power user of Excel. So I find Exel4apps a friendlier version of the things that I could do on Excel and making it easier with a magic wand.
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Support Rating
9 Spokes International Limited
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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Excel4apps
I have not needed support yet
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Alternatives Considered
9 Spokes International Limited
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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Excel4apps
Excel4apps is more user friendly and can retrieve data much easier and in a nicer format than Jaspersoft. Qlik Sense is useful and have more visual reporting and dashboard. However, it is usually used for higher level of analyses and review. Yardi is used for specific purpose, which is different than Excel4apps. Excel4apps can pull all the financial data from Oracle, including billing and collections.
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Return on Investment
9 Spokes International Limited
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Excel4apps
  • Increase team transparency
  • Increased reporting
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