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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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Tableau Public

Tableau Public is great, especially if you're new to the platform or considering implementing it within an organization. The Public version has most of the capabilities of the full version, with extensive community documentation to troubleshoot issues you may run into. Additionally, there are many resources to check out Public workbooks from other users and communities: a GREAT learning resource to figure out new, innovative ways to visualize and present data. It is perfect for evaluating public datasets, for doing exploratory data analysis, or contributing to cross-organizational or extracurricular projects that may benefit from more sophisticated data analysis and exploration. Tableau Public, because it stores to the cloud and has limitations on connectivity (ie, cannot connect to SQL servers) is not suited for confidential, financial, PII, etc., data, and care should be taken to avoid including sensitive data in any of the Tableau Public workbooks used by an individual or organization.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Tableau Public
9.3
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Tableau Public
9.7
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
9.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Tableau Public
9.4
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Tableau Public
8.8
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
9.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
9.1
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
10.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Tableau Public
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Tableau Public
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
9.1
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
7.7

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Tableau Public
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Tableau Public
9.7
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
6.9

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Tableau Public
8.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Tableau Public
9.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Tableau Public
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
9.1
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
9.1

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Tableau Public
8.4
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
9.3
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
8.6
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
9.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
Tableau Public
8.4
REST API
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
8.0
Javascript API
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
8.2
iFrames
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
8.9
Java API
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9 Spokes
Tableau Public
7.9

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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  • Integration with Goodle Drive
  • Allows you to highlight specific data points
  • Optimizes visualizations for viewing from different devices
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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 order to keep your data private, you have to buy a subscription
  • Problems with embedding on some websites
  • Must have a professional subscription to share with your network
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Likelihood to Renew

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Tableau Public9.1
Based on 2 answers
In the end, Tableau continues to innovate and deliver new functionality every year. Technical support is good, they also provide user forum(s) where experienced users share their knowledge and insights, as well as assist newer users with specific questions. This space (Business Intelligence) continues to grow and is very competitive with new vendors and products coming out all the time. That said, we've yet to see a product that can match Tableau.
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Usability

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Tableau Public9.1
Based on 1 answer
By far the most easy to use and intuitive user interface I've seen with any tool.
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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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Tableau Public9.0
Based on 2 answers
The Tableau support team is responsive and easy to work with. Tableau also provides user forums, where experienced users can help new users with their questions and best practice ideas. Documentation is solid as well.
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Online Training

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Tableau Public9.0
Based on 1 answer
I found it sufficient, and fast. I could easily "kick the tires" with Tableau on my data so I got up and running fast.
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Implementation

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Tableau Public9.1
Based on 2 answers
Start at the end and work backward. Identify the business case / issue and questions the end users have, then identify the data needed, and where to get it.
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Breadth of Deployment

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We use Tableau internally across the organization, as well as provide a suite of developed visualizations to K-12 Education and Government customers across the United States.
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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 about 15 products when we selected Tableau 7 years ago, and periodically review products from other vendors (e.g. Microsoft, QlikView, Tibco Spotfire, Birst, Pentaho, etc.). To date, Tableau offers the widest variety of options and functionality at a reasonable price and delivers great value for the money.
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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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Tableau Public7.2
Based on 7 answers
Control capabilities are pretty simple. You can designate different levels for different user for access. Super-users can manage anything they like within the account. The formatting is wonderful - I've never seen a platform quickly create such great looking, effective charts. Sharing data with any type of user is simple and the exports come out cleanly as PDF or .xls.
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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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Tableau Public7.9
Based on 7 answers
The ease of merging data from new or old systems is easily managed. As long as there is a reasonable template for source information as well as reasonable uses of characters and spaces, the information does merge and read appropriately. For product SKUs with four levels of information (ranging around 4,000 parts) and five years of historical data for each level it takes 4-5 hours to integrate.
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Return on Investment

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  • Quick visualizations.
  • Clean design. If you are a fan of Edward Tufte or Stephen Few, then you favor a lean, clean look. That seems to be Tableau's default. I appreciate that.
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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.

Tableau Public

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