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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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Yellowfin

The agile and flexible nature of the product along side the standard APIs and technologies makes Yellowfin a strategic winner for companies looking to offer services and products into the business world where the primary focus is not simply business intelligence but where business intelligence still forms a key contributor to the overall customer solution.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Yellowfin
7.8
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Yellowfin
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Yellowfin
8.1
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Yellowfin
8.3
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Yellowfin
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Yellowfin
7.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
7.8
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
6.5

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Yellowfin
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Yellowfin
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Yellowfin
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Yellowfin
9.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Yellowfin
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
8.5
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Yellowfin
8.1
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
8.2
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
8.0
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
Yellowfin
8.3

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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  • The Yellowfin user interface fits seamlessly into our own web software as it too is designed in the latest web technologies making it easy to use and easily accessible to our client base.
  • The Yellowfin user interface is intuitive and easy to use, elevating VSV clients from needing in-depth training on the product before true value can be realised.
  • The Yellowfin architecture supports the Pintl architecture 100% due to a similar design strategy and as such no real overhead is added to the Pintl system for the addition of the Yellowfin product nor does it add any additional IT overhead to be used.
  • The Yellowfin product is quick and simple to develop reports and dashboards in cutting turn-around-time at the VSV development team and when new/custom reports are required by VSV clients.
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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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  • Initially the Yellowfin business model was difficult to align to the VSV model but through some simple negotiations a workable model was reach which made in commercial application viable
  • Some additional licensing models could also be of value as we do not use the product in a pure business intelligence only application.
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Usability

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Yellowfin8.2
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Web-based centralised architecture with best user interfaces.
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Reliability and Availability

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Yellowfin9.1
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99.9% availability
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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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Yellowfin8.2
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  • Availability of 24x7x365 support team to cover all regions
  • Technical team well trained
  • Knowledge of product
  • Proper product documentation and support guidelines
  • Defined SLA
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In-Person Training

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Yellowfin9.1
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Yellowfin provides 3 levels of training to support consumers, business analytics, developers and Administrations :
  1. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 1 (Exploration)
  2. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 2 (Advanced)
  3. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 3(Expert)
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Online Training

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Yellowfin8.2
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Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
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Implementation

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Yellowfin9.1
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Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
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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 ran a full procurement project to select Yellowfin and started with a long list of over 20 BI products. Key reasons for choice were ease of use, visual looks, product integrations and cost (both licence purchase and development of content).
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Scalability

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Yellowfin8.2
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- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
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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.

Yellowfin

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details