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9 Spokes

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Power BI For Office 365

185 Ratings
Score 7.8 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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Power BI For Office 365

Well-suited: In small-to-medium size businesses (SMB), Power BI is a wonderful solution. The speed to design and deploy a highly valuable solution makes it a fantastic selection for these businesses. Also, individual or small teams, even in large corporations, can benefit from it. Finally, accounting, finance, and business analysts are the "sweet-spot audience" for Power BI. Also, Power BI is great for designing prototypes or mockups of future enterprise capabilities.Less Appropriate: Information Technology team developing an enterprise analytics solution. Power BI is not intended to be an enterprise solution. Power BI is fully capable of handling millions of rows of data for analysis. However, in more complex analytical scenarios, where complex rules are incorporated into the data model over VERY LARGE sets of data (in particular, dimensional/structural data), the PowerPivot solution is not as strong. It is generally recommended that you upgrade to SQL Server Analysis Services for these scenarios.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Power BI For Office 365
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
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
6.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
6.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
5.3

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.0

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Power BI For Office 365
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
5.4
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.4
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
6.5
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Power BI For Office 365
6.8
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

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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  • perfectly integrated with microsoft tools
  • objects can be easily shared in mobile environments
  • attractive dashboards
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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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  • I'd like to be able to use visuals based on different data sets in the same page.
  • The visuals are limited - I'd like to see a ribbon plot for example.
  • Would like to be able to use different data representations on the same visual. There's currently an ability to put lines on histograms but no ability to, for example, add points to a histogram or line plot. I understand some of these may be in development but you will never be able to create visuals for each possible combination. You need a way of combining two visuals into one - e.g. line and points.
  • DAX is very powerful but a bit complicated for some users. I think you need to make some of the functionality that's available in DAX exposed at the UI level.
  • The R visual gives the flexibility to plot a lot of stuff but it is limited by only being able to plot what's passed in the dataset.
  • You need a text entry box that you can filter datasets by.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Power BI For Office 3659.2
Based on 4 answers
It is a cheap way of exploring data and comes with the whole Office 2013 experience, including Sharepoint. For a new company, it is hard to find a better deal.
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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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Tableau and Qlikview are both faster and have easier many-to-many relationships. However, for the average user, Power BI is much easier as a true Self-service BI. Besides, the cost for Power BI is lower.
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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 3657.9
Based on 7 answers
As long as each user has a Power BI licence, it is a 10 out of 10. However, it is harder to share with people who don't have a licence.
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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 3657.1
Based on 6 answers
I need R data, Excel and SQL server, which it has. It would be good if I could import a web table though.
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Return on Investment

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  • It's allowed us to better visualize large amounts of data.
  • It's an easy way to tie into an existing SQL database for users that don't know SQL.
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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