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9 Spokes

2 Ratings

Toad Data Point

24 Ratings

9 Spokes

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Toad Data Point

24 Ratings
Score 8.6 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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Toad Data Point

I have not worked with another tool that covers so many different data stores so easily. I find the Query Builder and the data scrubbing abilities just top-notch and something the analyst needs. Toad Data Point is very good at working with Excel...can output directly to Excel, to a page in an existing spreadsheet (ie: refresh the data), to pivot tables, and can even set up Excel with the SQL behind the scenes so all you have to do is refresh the spreadsheet and Excel will pull the data! If your analysts use the SQL language, Toad Data Point has an extensive SQL editor, customized to the database environment the focus is pointing to...that includes templates, code snippets, SQL history, and more. This editor comes from the very popular Toad database access/development tool with a rich history in the IT world.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Toad Data Point
8.4
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Toad Data Point
9.0
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
7.0
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
9.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Toad Data Point
8.3
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Toad Data Point
7.6
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Toad Data Point
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Toad Data Point
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
8.0
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
8.5

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Toad Data Point
9.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Toad Data Point
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
10.0

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Toad Data Point
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Toad Data Point
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Toad Data Point

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
8.1
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
8.0
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
7.6
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
9.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
7.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
8.5
REST API
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
8.0
Javascript API
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
7.0
Java API
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
9.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9 Spokes
Toad Data Point
10.0

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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  • We have excel files and sharepoint sites that we have to constantly be pulling data from. Previously we had to download, load into access or some other data software. Now we can just connect to all the sources.
  • When you connect to a lot of different data sets the data can be a little unclean. The cleansing tool within Toad allows for you to sync up to layout of data pretty quickly
  • The trending feature on the datasets that you pull is pretty useful, it basically shows how much variation their is in the column that you are looking at. For example if all the data is has the same value or every row is different (street addresses ).
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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 the past I have had some issues with the connections to some sources like google analytics. Toad can continue to build its connection tools
  • Sometimes the transformation and cleansing tool could be better utilized if they had a few more capabilities
  • The products UI could be updated a bit but honestly I really cannot complain about this product
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Usability

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Toad Data Point8.0
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We use this product every day. It is invaluable to us.
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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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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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Toad Data Point is a great replacement for the older/obsolete Oracle Discoverer tool. Toad Data Point can easily take over all of Discover's functionality and workflows. Both tools work well with Excel as an output but Toad Data Point can actually read Excel data as a data store...and produce Excel pivot tables, refresh data in the spreadsheets, and more. The OBIEE environment is a different tool in that it is more of an overall data analysis/delivery solution complete with dashboards/alerts/web deployment that includes mobile devices. Toad Data Point does a better job across a range of different data sources but its primary focus is data analysis and data prep...not so much on the presentation side, as of this writing.
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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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Toad Data Point5.9
Based on 6 answers
We do not really use this functionality of this product if it exists. I have not really seen much from a capabilities perspective for Toad Data Point. If this functionality is available it would be nice to try out. Given Toads ability to and reputations I bet this functionality would be very streamline.
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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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Toad Data Point8.7
Based on 6 answers
We usually use Toad data Point with an Oracle database. However, it gives us the flexibility to access other data sources as needed
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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.

Toad Data Point

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