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9 Spokes

2 Ratings

Factiva

11 Ratings

9 Spokes

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Factiva

11 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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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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Factiva

A large part of our work depends on the ability to source quality media content from a breadth of dependable sources globally. This is Factiva's bread and butter: it has a very comprehensive list of 'quality' media sources such as nationals, dailies, business journals and magazines from around the world that are easily mined for the content they hold. If you're thinking about anything other than these 'traditional' media sources then Factiva probably isn't your thing. It doesn't do social media.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Factiva
3.2
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Factiva
2.2
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
Factiva
6.0
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Factiva
1.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Factiva
3.2
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Factiva
4.1
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Factiva
1.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
Factiva
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Factiva
1.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Factiva
5.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Factiva
1.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
Factiva
8.0
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
Factiva
7.0

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Factiva
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Factiva
9.9
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
Factiva
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Factiva
6.0

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Factiva
5.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Factiva
5.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Factiva
6.0
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
Factiva
5.0

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Factiva
6.8
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Factiva
5.0
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Factiva
9.9
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Factiva
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
Factiva
5.1

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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  • Factiva offers excellent search builders so that I am able to narrow my search to specific companies or topics very easily.
  • Factiva combines a large number of credible sources into one place and allows me to search all of these sources.
  • Factiva's use of timestamps helps me understand when the news was known by the market which allows me to analyze how (if at all) that particular piece of news impacted the company's stock price.
  • Provides an excellent starting place for learning about a company and/or industry.
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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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  • While timestamps are available on some news events, it is not available on all. For my purposes, timestamps are crucial and if they're not available on Factiva, we often have to search out the internet to see if this information is available elsewhere.
  • Sometimes when narrowing news by the "Company" search function, Factiva can remove news that is still relevant to the company.
  • Often times we may work for an international company so it becomes crucial to not only review English articles, but also foreign articles as well. It would be nice to have the ability to automatically translate (even if it is a rough translation) these non-English articles for ease of use.
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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 have used Lexis Nexus and Thomson One. I find Factiva to be the most user friendly of these services. I much prefer Factiva's layout on their website when I search for articles and I also prefer its search builder over Lexis Nexus and Thomson One
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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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Factiva2.1
Based on 3 answers
I often found it difficult to share out my reports with colleagues. However, I think that is more a function of the software's UX than a lack of inherent capability. It was there, just hard to use
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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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Factiva8.9
Based on 3 answers
As I previously noted, Factiva was quite good at gathering and merging data from a particular set of sources (mostly business related). However, there is an opportunity for the software to become better at gathering and analyzing more social information, as well as news from non-traditional news or media outlets.
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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.

Factiva

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