Databox vs. Grist

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Databox
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Databox, headquartered in Cambridge, offers Databox Designer, an application allowing enterprise level users to track and share KPIs from key applications, touting a no code setup and an API and query tools for integration with custom data sources and data searches.N/A
Grist
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
Grist combines the capabilities of spreadsheets, databases and app builders. Using a familiar spreadsheet interface, information can be organized as a relational database, and dashboards built using drag-and-drop. Solving spreadsheet problems Ensures data is well-structured and stored in one place with no duplication, no spreadsheet-wrangling, no merging documents. Collaboration on sensitive data Data is protected…
$8
per month per user
Pricing
DataboxGrist
Editions & Modules
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Pro
$8
per month per user
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DataboxGrist
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
DataboxGrist
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Databox
9.3
8 Ratings
10% above category average
Grist
-
Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Databox
8.6
8 Ratings
7% above category average
Grist
-
Ratings
Drill-down analysis8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages7.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Databox
8.3
8 Ratings
1% below category average
Grist
-
Ratings
Publish to Web8.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Versioning7.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers7.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Databox
7.7
7 Ratings
6% below category average
Grist
-
Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.95 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
DataboxGrist
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(8 ratings)
9.9
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DataboxGrist
Likelihood to Recommend
Databox
I believe Databox can be an asset for any company. We are a small company, but I can see the value for large companies too. Databox is a great fit for departments or organizations that need to put their data into a readable form without needing a ton of reports. Databox allows you to save time and put together a nice report without having to do too much extra work. Once it is set up, it basically runs on its own at the frequency you set. I personally receive a daily report and have it sent to the respective people on the day of our meeting so we can quickly review it.
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Grist Labs
This is well suited to someone (or a team) who are technically minded and have a dataset that they need to be able to use in many ways. It's less appropriate for a team who isn't technically minded and/or don't have the data they need to manipulate. It would be useful for things that you could use a database or spreadsheet for such as CRM, Advertising database, Business tracking, Health tracking etc.
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Pros
Databox
  • Create dashboards from a variety of data sources.
  • Set & track goals based on the data and metrics provided.
  • Send alerts and scorecard updates to Slack and email automatically.
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Grist Labs
  • Provides amazing customer service, help, examples, and explains what they are having you do
  • The layout is easy
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Cons
Databox
  • Some types of data can only be reported on for 1-2 months back. Unless I'm misunderstanding the function of the software this seems really weird. I can't figure out how to report on Activities more than 2 months ago
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Grist Labs
  • Making the user permissions more obvious on how to use them - They are highly adaptable, but hard to understand how to use them
  • Small changes such as auto colouring the choices/toggles options and being able to edit them once set.
  • Being able to copy the formatting from one column to the next
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Usability
Databox
Databox is an intuitive, well-designed platform that can be used by non-technical marketers. It is easy to learn, and while set up takes time, usability is high and the team has enjoyed creating custom dashboards and clients have also given us great feedback regarding its usability and value. While other BI tools are much more complex to navigate, Databox is a breeze.
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Grist Labs
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Databox
I have really enjoyed using Databox and have seen the value of it in many ways. They also continue to improve the functions of it and grow their integrations and templates. I look forward to continuing to use Databox in the future, potentially even finding ways to incorporate it into other departments to help them with reporting as well.
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Grist Labs
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Alternatives Considered
Databox
Databox is unique in its ability to report from multiple data sources. Google Analytics is the standard when it comes to web metrics, but it's just one of the tools that integrates with Databox. Tableau is fantastic for data visualizations and reporting, but it's much more expensive than Databox, so it's not ideal for everyone. Tableau is also superior with customization
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Grist Labs
Grist is easier to use, faster, and loads quicker with heavy data.
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Return on Investment
Databox
  • It has helped us to show our value to clients
  • Easily digestible dashboards make it easy to understand what you're looking at
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Grist Labs
  • It's saved a lot of time in both creating an advertising database and managing it week to week effectively. I had previously created in others that haven't worked, and this does, saving me a good 1 hour weekly, and 5 hours or more each time I had problems with the last ones
  • Being able to stay on track with this has meant I'm following up at the right time (advertisers) and keeping a professional manner and not losing business due to missed communication
  • Saving me $ from buying a program like Access (or Airtable monthly) and then the learning curve that that has. This has a much easier learning curve to say the least.
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ScreenShots

Grist Screenshots

Screenshot of the drag and drop dashboard editor used to build layouts.Screenshot of the custom user permissions that determine who can see what, down to each column and row.Screenshot of dynamic charts and reports that update with the click of a mouse.Screenshot of Grist's formula support for Excel-like functions or Python formulas. Technical users can drill into database structure in code view.