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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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JReport

JReport is well suited for enterprise use. It makes creating and managing schedules easy. Each machine in the cluster is capable of functioning in isolation. Load sharing and load balancing options available OOTB are diverse for various types of business needs. The best feature is its ability to detect that a schedule did not complete due to a crash or any other reason and ensure completion through parallel nodes.JReport is not well suited for a small business.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
JReport
8.7
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
JReport
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
JReport
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
JReport
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
JReport
9.1
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
JReport
8.0
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
JReport
9.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
JReport
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
JReport
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
JReport
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
JReport
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
JReport
7.0
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
JReport
9.0

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
JReport
9.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
JReport
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
JReport
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
JReport
9.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
JReport
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

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

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
JReport
9.8
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
JReport
10.0
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
JReport
10.0
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
JReport
10.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
JReport
10.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
JReport
9.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
JReport
8.2
REST API
9 Spokes
JReport
10.0
Javascript API
9 Spokes
JReport
8.0
iFrames
9 Spokes
JReport
7.0
Java API
9 Spokes
JReport
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9 Spokes
JReport
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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  • Creates powerful reports and charts
  • Highly customizable and can fit multiple needs
  • Distributed Architecture offers higher reliability and avoids single point of failure
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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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  • Designing UI for a new report can be time consuming
  • Building an entirely new report requires a fully trained resource with knowledge of using the Designer tool
  • Upgrades can be complex
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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.

JReport

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