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9 Spokes

2 Ratings

Sisense

Top Rated
87 Ratings

9 Spokes

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Sisense

Top Rated
87 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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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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Sisense

Sisense is made for big data. If you have your data organised properly for business intelligence and you love generating data then Sisense is a win.. Sisense may not be of great help if you are not willing to expand your data collection techniques. I believe if you dont have data then you can't make a decision.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Sisense
8.3
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Sisense
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
Sisense
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Sisense
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Sisense
8.2
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Sisense
8.8
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Sisense
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
Sisense
8.6
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Sisense
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Sisense
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Sisense
9.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
Sisense
8.9
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
Sisense
8.8

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Sisense
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Sisense
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
Sisense
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Sisense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Sisense
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Sisense
8.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Sisense
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
Sisense
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
Sisense
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Sisense
8.6
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Sisense
9.0
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Sisense
9.0
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Sisense
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
Sisense
8.9

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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  • Easy integration and mash up between various data sources is brilliant. You have to be careful about your data before you start mashing us the data but then the results are beautiful
  • Another feature I really like about elasticube is that you could make your own colums within the database in sisense using SQL commands
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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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  • While loading elasticube sometimes it would display error or entire elasticube may not load properly.. Some bug fixes and refreshing solves the issue
  • Predictive pattern for the graphs could be a great add on feature
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Likelihood to Renew

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Sisense8.9
Based on 14 answers
I think the business and myself as a user has come to rely on SiSense as a dashboarding and quick ad-hoc reporting tool. I am hoping to integrate SiSense dashboards into more parts of the business in the future. We have reduced our report turn-around time for the most part from hours/days to minutes and in some cases almost the speed of thought. Reports are also easier on the eye and more easily distributed.I would also like to say that the support and professionalism from the SiSense team has been excellent.
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Usability

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Sisense7.3
Based on 4 answers
New V5 is ground floor of an exciting collection of possibilities. Weekly Sisense developers come up with new functionality that they share with us in their forums. The move to HTML5 has been pleasing in that widgets auto size themselves into appropriate forms in the board but everyone of them can be popped out to full page size to be looked at in more detail
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Reliability and Availability

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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
There are very few situations when there is unexpected downtime. Mostly during development, new dashboard implementation and during upgrades. other then that there were very few crashes.
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Performance

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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
SiSense is usually performing better then other solutions even if going for complex reports/dashboards(of course within reasonable frames). I haven't noticed any bad influence on other systems, usually if something happens it stays within SiSense.
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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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Sisense10.0
Based on 5 answers
Response is fast and adequate.
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In-Person Training

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Sisense7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy and free training that allowed us quickly understand basics in SiSense and start using them. More advanced features requires some browsing through SiSense forums, but there is always support to help, and SiSense support is one of the best whith which I worked so far.
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Online Training

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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Many examples, videos and scenarios which you try on your own right away. This combined with in-person training gives you enough to utilize most of SiSense's power.
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Implementation

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Sisense7.1
Based on 3 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
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Breadth of Deployment

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We have 1 Admin and 10 consumers. The reports are viewable by the business on plasma screens. Of those 10 consumers, 2-3 people would look at the reports on a daily basis.
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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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We evaluated each software and chose 4 candidates to build a proof-of-concept for the most complicated and challenging reporting scenario at our company with real data and business requirement.
We selected SiSense because its strengths and abilities (fast-to-deliver, small investment, big-data capability) best solve our problems and meet our business needs.
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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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Sisense8.6
Based on 40 answers
We were pulling in data from 3 different departments to demo how well each would be able to not only utilize the tool for their own purposes but also to test how well the system worked with disparate data sources. We were pleasantly surprised when the system was able to pull in data from these different sources without jeopardizing speed or reliability.
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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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Sisense8.9
Based on 40 answers
Easy to use, quick mashup of data from different data sources, easy deployment, mobile support, integration with other tools, easy to distribute reports, excellent visualizations, pdf reports, excellent analytics, pixel perfect reports, open source BI platform, ability to modify reports, low hardware cost, support for multiple users, role based support. These are the reasons for a strong rating.
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Scalability

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Sisense8.2
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Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
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Return on Investment

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  • Report development time is reduced from 2~3 days to 2~3 hours.
  • Report querying time is improved from 0.5~10 mins to 2~30 seconds.
  • A 2-staff team delivers 10 times the BI output that we did on the old system.
  • We were able to deliver BI and data analysis for all business functions instead of a very limited group of users
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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.

Sisense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Sisense Editions & Modules
Sisense
Modules
SAP Connector
1
1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details