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9 Spokes

2 Ratings

TARGIT

17 Ratings

9 Spokes

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

TARGIT

17 Ratings
Score 8.1 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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TARGIT

If your user base is technically saavy they may find Targit limited due to the fact that the data that is available in Targit is generally from a data warehouse that is created by IT and the ability to analyze other data that does not already exist is limited (although I think Targit is working on that). Also Targit does not have strong customer service and support. They originated in Europe and I believe they may have a US customer service department but it is not easy to find Targit help if needed with their limited customer base. With all that said, I would highly recommend Targit for a company who's needs are to have an easy to use BI tool for users and for companies with a lean IT staff.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
TARGIT
8.2
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
TARGIT
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
TARGIT
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
TARGIT
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
TARGIT
8.8
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
TARGIT
9.1
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
TARGIT
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
TARGIT
9.1
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
TARGIT
8.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
TARGIT
8.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
TARGIT
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
TARGIT
8.9
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
TARGIT
8.5

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
TARGIT
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
TARGIT
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
TARGIT
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
TARGIT
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
TARGIT
9.1

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
TARGIT
8.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
TARGIT
8.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
TARGIT
8.7
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
TARGIT
8.6
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
TARGIT
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
TARGIT
8.8
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
TARGIT
8.7
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
TARGIT
9.1
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
TARGIT
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
TARGIT
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
TARGIT
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
TARGIT
8.9
REST API
9 Spokes
TARGIT
7.9
Javascript API
9 Spokes
TARGIT
9.1
iFrames
9 Spokes
TARGIT
9.1
Java API
9 Spokes
TARGIT
9.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9 Spokes
TARGIT
9.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9 Spokes
TARGIT
9.1

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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  • With a user community that knows how to make steel but does not necessarily know the ins and outs of software applications and data Targit has been an invaluable tool to get our users quickly analyzing their data. Its easy drag and drop capability as well as its toggle buttons allow users to easily visualize their data from cross tabulations to graphs and charts with the click of a button without having to know complicated query strings or data relationships.
  • With the 2k11 release of Targit they have included rich dynamic date functionality that allows users to easily create views using fiscal date comparisons.
  • With the use of the Documents tab in the Smart Pad of Targit users are easily able to collaborate by viewing other people's reports and changing criteria to make it their own without "reinventing the wheel".
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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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  • Probably one of our biggest complaints from the user community is the inability for the user to see the details behind the data. I know with the tool you can write reporting services reports that would allow users to see the detail by right clicking on a measure and selecting Actions, but for a very lean IT shop there simply has not been time to build these Actions for every possible scenario a user might want to see detailed reporting on.
  • Another complaint I've heard is the inability for the user to know exactly what the data represents from the source. If Targit had maybe some type of capability to hover over a measure or dimension and see a pop up of a more detailed description this might help resolve that issue.
  • The most difficult concepts to teach our users is how and when to use comparisons and the syntax for calculations. Creating comparisons has become much simpler with the 2k11 release but it is still difficult for my users.
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Likelihood to Renew

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TARGIT7.0
Based on 11 answers
There are other products available that provide a cleaner user interface. While we are still quite satisfied with Targit, and it meets all of our current needs, but it is no longer the leader in innovation for a BI platform.
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Usability

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TARGIT8.0
Based on 1 answer
Everything on the back end needs to be correct, which sometimes it may not be set up or missing some variables. Some of the more difficult parts of Targit require a lot more attention and object creation to work properly
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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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TARGIT9.1
Based on 2 answers
Everyone I've dealt with at Targit genuinely cares about me and my success, and they respond to questions quickly and accurately. There is literally nothing more I could ask for from their support.
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Implementation

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TARGIT5.0
Based on 1 answer
Make sure all of the back end work is done prior to getting Targit set up. Every variable you may need for calculations needs to be correct and every item needs to be uniform so it is read properly.
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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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Targit was more expensive, but it was going to be easier for us to add more data sources (Google Analytics in particular) than Jet Reports would have been. I also liked the reporting interface in Targit much better; the ability to click on elements in an object to dynamically filter other objects on the page saves a significant amount of screen real estate.
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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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TARGIT9.1
Based on 2 answers
It is very easy to export information and reports out of Targit, as well as give access to those that need to see it. The security allows us to be very granular with the security preferences and set up permissions by users and their roles. Tracking and managing all of that is easy as well.
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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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TARGIT9.1
Based on 2 answers
We currently feed all of our data from our own software, DocuPhase. It was very easy to OEM the Targit BI tool into our own software and leverage it for internal use. We also resell Targit in our own software to our clients. They are able to leverage both of our softwares to drive automation, report on meaningful information, and connect to other systems.
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Return on Investment

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  • We have been looking at our Product Hit Rate by Customer instead of just looking into Customer hit rate and adjusted our offerings accordingly.
  • Giving people the ability to run their own ad-hoc reports rather than to request them from IT is a great benefit to my department.
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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.

TARGIT

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
TARGIT Editions & Modules
TARGIT
Edition
Viewer
$53
Standard User
$105
Developer
$1,500
ANTserver
$8,000
Business Intelligence Accelerator
$2,375
Additional Pricing Details
All prices given are starting points; see vendor for more details.