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9 Spokes

2 Ratings

Google Charts

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9 Spokes

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Google Charts

Top Rated
188 Ratings
Score 8.1 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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Google Charts

Google Charts can fit in your company if you're seeking a resource that can be managed, customized and also deployed all over the web, mobile apps or just add as an embedded object within your website or intranet resources. Can do awesome things for Finance entrepreneurs who wanted to take out the most from reports, dashboards with statistical analysis with a wide data source. For those who don't like web coding, or just get upset by handling crossing information from sheets to databases, this won't be the tool that fits with the business readiness that you might seek with IT developers that can understand the requirements wanted to be shown by Google Chart.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Google Charts
8.5
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Google Charts
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Google Charts
8.6
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Google Charts
8.3
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Google Charts
9.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Google Charts
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Google Charts
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.1
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.0

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Google Charts
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Google Charts
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Google Charts
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Google Charts
9.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Google Charts
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
Google Charts
6.8
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Google Charts
9.2
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Google Charts
9.4
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Google Charts
9.2
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
Google Charts
9.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
Google Charts
10.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.0
REST API
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.5
Javascript API
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.0
iFrames
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.5
Java API
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9 Spokes
Google Charts
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9 Spokes
Google Charts
6.4

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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  • The GeoChart component is great if you need to render a map with data. You can customize it with different colors, regions, formats and everything in SVG format.
  • Google Charts has a very detailed documentation full of examples. The docs are also always updated with the latest version of the API and you don't have to google for extra information on other development websites.
  • The ability to connect Google Charts to an external database using any language or technology thanks to the JavaScript API.
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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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  • Sometimes is difficult to re-scale the charts
  • It does not have to option of exporting in PNG (or I was not able to find it)
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Likelihood to Renew

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Google Charts7.3
Based on 8 answers
Google Charts is a good product. It's widely supported with deep documentation and a large community. But for me, it wasn't customizable enough. When we started with simple charts, it was great, but as we got deeper and more complex, our needs outgrew the library. If I was going forward, I would choose a more barebones library with more freedom and extensibility.
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Usability

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Google Charts7.0
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Google Charts is easy to use - there is no initial training needed and anyone can utilize. There are lots of room for improvements for troubleshooting and offering more assistance and options for usability.
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Reliability and Availability

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Google Charts10.0
Based on 1 answer
Google charts is always available and provides fast output.
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Performance

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Google Charts5.0
Based on 1 answer
Connectivity is occasionally very slow.
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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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Google Charts10.0
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Google Support is always available and makes sure my problem is addrssed and we have a solution implemented or in action before the end of our convrsation
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Online Training

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Google Charts5.0
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The online training was solely done through self training on google's guide to charts.
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Implementation

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Google Charts10.0
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Easy to implement
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Breadth of Deployment

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At this point, only our IT department (that develops the Dashboard) is developing with it. We have thousands of users though.
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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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When we were originally looking for a solution (back in 2012), we were choosing between Highcharts, Raphael, and Google Charts.Raphael was out quickly because even though the front page shows demos of charts, it's really not a charting library. It's a generic drawing library. I've used it on other projects and it's great at what it does. It could even be a solid starting point for a custom charting library, but it wasn't right for us. We needed simple charts.We ended up choosing Google Charts because it was free to use. Highcharts has a nice visual style, but since we were building our product at the time, we simply made sure that our UI would flow well with Google Charts.
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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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Google Charts9.7
Based on 14 answers
It works as Google Drive, so you can control what you want to share and with who, it's perfect.
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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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Google Charts8.3
Based on 14 answers
A Datasource is a web service that supports the Chart Tools Datasource protocol. You can send a SQL query to a Datasource, and in response you will receive a DataTable populated with the appropriate information. Some examples of Datasources include Google Spreadsheets, Google Fusion Tables, and SalesForce.
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Scalability

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Google Charts8.0
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Google Charts is essential for quick, easy, reporting. There are opportunities for advanced features.
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Return on Investment

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  • Increased employee efficiency.
  • Increased understanding of data to improve processes.
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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.

Google Charts

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details