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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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Power BI For Office 365

If you want to create a visual dashboard or report that utilises various data sources then PowerBI can do this. It is great in that it takes your on-premises data and stores it on Microsoft servers where it can interact with it faster, reducing load on your own servers, while being efficient in what it transfers out.We have found it not well suited if you wanted to publish a simple report to many staff as they may all need a Pro license which can get expensive. Even if embedding the report onto a shared platform like SharePoint, it will not display if the users doesn't have a PowerBI Pro license.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Power BI For Office 365
8.1
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
7.6
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
7.3
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
8.6
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.9

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Power BI For Office 365
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Power BI For Office 365
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
6.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
6.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
REST API
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
6.0

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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  • The visuals are excellent
  • The interaction of data between graphs and charts
  • The way the program saves how data sheets are manipulated.
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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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  • in the standard version it is not possible to do analysis by excel
  • the Pro version is required for sharing jobs
  • only a few data sources allow real time connections
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Likelihood to Renew

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Power BI For Office 3659.2
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I will continue to recommend this suite to folks looking for a reporting and analytics solution, as I find in MOST cases, it's great at meeting almost every requirement I've been given by a multitude of clients across a range of industries. I've built Capacity Planning solutions that allowed end user input which was then submitted to SharePoint, Executive Dashboards, custom applications, simple analytical tools for teams to easily slice and dice data, and super simple reports as well as some very complicated ones. If you haven't seen the demos online, do a search, and see for yourself - this is a great BI suite! (I do not work for Microsoft, although I do consult out there from time to time. I do occasionally make a recommendation for a different BI reporting tool, but in general, find Excel can accomplish quite a bit for less money and in less time.)
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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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Breadth of Deployment

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At the maximum, we have had 10 users, of which 3 were data analysts. The others were consumers of the data.
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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 and functionality. Tableau Desktop is a very capable self-service business intelligence and analytics solution. The very rich visualization capabilities are far superior to that of Excel and Power BI. However, the pricing for the Power BI desktop is extraordinary. If you own Excel 2010 or 2013, you can download the functionality for free. And more often than not, the visualization capabilities of Excel are quite good enough. Another reason we selected Power BI is the shallow learning curve for users, compared to Tableau and other similar solutions. Excel is very familiar to most data analysts and finance/accounting teams. It is a comfortable environment on which to add powerful analytic capabilities.
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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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Power BI For Office 3658.7
Based on 9 answers
If you have the PRO version, sharing through the portal and from one to more users is quite simple. But if you have the standard version it is not possible to share your work, moreover, the security part and policy should be improved to allow different types of authentication and permissions.
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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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Power BI For Office 3658.0
Based on 8 answers
For what has been my experience I have noticed several difficulties in using certain data sources in real time, some limits of space do not allow the use of an excessive amount of data because it is too heavy. The use of mixed datasets is not allowed and this involves various analyzes to be done during implementation
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Return on Investment

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  • As a Microsoft Partner implementing Business Intelligence solutions, Power BI has removed the barrier for our clients to begin the "BI journey". So often, projects get hung up in that early phase of procuring and installing/configuring expensive hardware and software. Just simply getting started and designing a beginning solution has allowed our clients to see results in 1-2 weeks using their data that might have taken months to achieve otherwise.
  • One significant ROI example is process improvement. In many cases, individuals or teams are spending days each month gathering data from multiple sources for reporting to their constituents. We are reducing these times to minutes by automating many of the data collection and integration processes that were previously manual.
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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.

Power BI For Office 365

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