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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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Venngage

If you are a small business or even a small team within a larger firm, Venngage is extremely useful. Larger enterprises, with in-house designers or multiple design stakeholders, may not find the offering appropriate as it's THAT easy to use that it could lead to folks going outside the lines of official, corporate-mandated brand guidelines. That said, for small businesses, this is absolutely the best tool I have come across (after trying many from Adobe Spark to Canva and others), and for the monthly price of $49, you cannot beat the amount of original graphics and materials you are able to produce, without having any prior "design" experience to boot
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Venngage
8.2
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Venngage
9.0
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
Venngage
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Venngage
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Venngage
5.5
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Venngage
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Venngage
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Venngage
2.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Venngage
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Venngage

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Venngage
7.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Venngage
7.0

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Venngage
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Venngage
8.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Venngage
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
Venngage
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
Venngage
7.0

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Venngage
6.7
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Venngage
8.0
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Venngage
10.0
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Venngage
2.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
Venngage
3.0
iFrames
9 Spokes
Venngage
3.0

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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  • Extremely user-friendly: simple, easy-to-follow interface really made ramping up on the offering incredibly fast and painless.
  • Variety of templates: Venngage has a HUGE assortment of templates ranging from corporate reports and business decks to more visually-engaging, "fun" content such as infographics, awesome charts, and highly customizable social graphics.
  • Brand-alignment: we really appreciated the opportunity to tee up our brand guidelines and have those remain on the back-end and let us apply our style guide to multiple templates instantaneously.
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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 extremely helpful, I do think the ability to import and apply your brand guidelines (typography, colors, logo, etc.) to any template instantaneously could be improved, and the array of auto-populated "on-brand" templates could be amplified.
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Support

9 Spokes5.0
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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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Venngage's template library is easier to sort through than Canva, in my opinion. I also found the templates to be more applicable and valuable to my organization (more corporate, whereas I found Canva to have more social and e-commerce driven templates)
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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.

Venngage

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