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9 Spokes

2 Ratings

Prism

4 Ratings

9 Spokes

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Prism

4 Ratings
Score 8.5 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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Prism

For standard chemical and biological kinetics it is useful to manipulate large data files and generate nice figure. When it comes to custom data manipulation though it can be difficult to manipulate the data with custom formulas in a manner we want.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Prism
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Prism

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Prism
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Prism

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Prism
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Prism

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Prism
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Prism

Mobile Capabilities

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

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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  • Data manipulations
  • Data visualization
  • Ease of use
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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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  • Built-in tutorials
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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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Excel would be the next best thing to use. It is free for the academic lab to use though the quality of the figure is lacking and not standardized. Excel also lacks easy to use built-in formulas for data manipulation and can be tedious to replicate the same data Prism can do with a single click.
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Collaboration and Sharing

9 Spokes7.0
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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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Data Integration

9 Spokes5.0
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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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Return on Investment

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  • Excellent figures for publications
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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.

Prism

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