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Likelihood to Recommend

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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SAS Visual Analytics

It is particularly well suited to big data collections that have good structure. It is not really designed for unstructured datasets (documents, etc). Its strength is the processing speed (particularly when implemented on Hadoop). It is not cheap but it is worth it!
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.8
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.9
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
8.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.9
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
8.9
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
8.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.1
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
SAS Visual Analytics
8.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
SAS Visual Analytics
9.5
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.0
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
8.7
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
8.6
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.1
REST API
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Javascript API
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
iFrames
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Java API
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
8.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9 Spokes
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2

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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  • Present data across a range of axis in a meaningful way
  • bring out correlations that could lead to some interesting research
  • it's FAST!
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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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  • Sorting with values not used in a chart or table
  • Views built from a table instead of always creating a table
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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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SAS Visual Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent and fast support
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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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SAS visual analytics has high sped LASR servers mounted on Hadoop filesystems which makes it more powrful for analytics.
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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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SAS Visual Analytics8.0
Based on 7 answers
Great access control
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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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SAS Visual Analytics9.0
Based on 7 answers
Very easy to connect any data source
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Return on Investment

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  • Expensive in dollars (but worth it)
  • Significant establishment effort but once set up easy to manage
  • good user feedback
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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
9 Spokes Editions & Modules
9 Spokes
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.

SAS Visual Analytics

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
SAS Visual Analytics Editions & Modules
SAS Visual Analytics
Edition
SAS Visual Analytics for SAS Cloud
1
1. Annual By Users: 5, 10, 20
Additional Pricing Details
SAS Visual Statistics and SAS Office Analytics are also available as add-ons.