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Likelihood to Recommend

Gephi

It is well suited for projects that are more discovery related. If this is a one-time project that we create a visual for, this would definitely make sense to use. If this is an ongoing analysis (monthly for example), we might look to another software that we would be able to automate a little further in how the visualization comes together
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MS SharePoint / SQL

I think MS SharePoint is well suited for larger organizations, but not as much so for smaller organizations. The amount of customization and setup time may be a time suck for smaller organizations. I suggest that any companies that consider using SharePoint have a robust IT department to set up and administer the software.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Gephi
6.7
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Pixel Perfect reports
Gephi
4.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.3
Customizable dashboards
Gephi
8.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Gephi
8.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

Gephi
4.3
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Gephi
8.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Formatting capabilities
Gephi
2.2
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Gephi
5.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Gephi
2.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Gephi
4.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Publish to Web
Gephi
2.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Publish to PDF
Gephi
8.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Report Versioning
Gephi
2.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Gephi
6.7
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Gephi
9.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Gephi
3.1
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Predictive Analytics
Gephi
8.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7

Access Control and Security

Gephi
10.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Gephi
10.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Role-Based Security Model
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
REST API
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Javascript API
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
iFrames
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Java API
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Gephi
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6

Pros

Gephi

  • In comparison to other tools such as GraphWiz or Circos, Gephi comes with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that makes it easy to load your data, and quickly start building all sorts of different graphs. There's absolutely no code that needs to be written for either loading or modeling. And without downloading additional plug-ins, Gephi ships with quite a few standard graph models, as well as some "fun" extras such as the Sierpinski triangle, and a variety of force atlas types.
  • Most of the layout types (maybe all) are highly configurable, which can make for extremely customized and unique displays of your data. Again, none of this requires the user to write any code. That said, it is possible to script custom functionality for your models, or even update the Java source code yourself, if you feel like getting technical. Gephi builds are available on GitHub, and the developers encourage people to contribute ideas, improvements, and plug-ins.
  • There's a plug-in for Gephi that allows for streaming data to update your model. This essentially allows you to create near realtime graphs of your data in motion. This plug-in was by far the biggest reaston we invested time in the product; to create animated data visualizations without exhaustive hours in development.
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MS SharePoint / SQL

  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
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Cons

Gephi

  • I (and many others) have had to expand Gephi's memory manually by experimenting with the configuration file. I'm glad it's possible, but it should be easier.
  • Gephi sometimes crashes inexplicably and loses your work, so I have developed a habit of explicitly exporting versions of my graphs as csv's, but I think this should be handled automatically in Gephi.
  • Because it is prone to crash, ideally, Gephi would help the user manage his/her use, by estimating processing and memory for very large tasks and prompting the user to confirm their requests before executing. Instead, I just tend to avoid certain functions.
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MS SharePoint / SQL

  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
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Likelihood to Renew

Gephi

Gephi 7.1
Based on 9 answers
While Gephi isn't perfect, it's a powerful tool for mathematical graph modelling that's hard to find in other products, particularly by way of its interface. It grants non-software developers access to a point-and-click way of creating accurate, beautiful visualizations that would normally take hours in other applications. The fact that it allows for live streaming data is also something that's hard to come by, at least for visualization software
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MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 8.8
Based on 7 answers
This was a long-term buy-in from a corporate perspective, to remain in the SharePoint space. Migration is certainly possible, which is good for planning and having options further out. At this point, the only planned migration is to eventually move the architecture up to SharePoint/SQL 2013. At that point, we will be able to leverage some greater efficiencies, some enhanced content design and management features, and some more current social features. It is well worth a full consideration in any shop looking at a new implementation of or migration to SharePoint (although you will probably be considering 2013 versions or beyond in those discussions), but the platform should be a strong competitor to any alternatives. Realizing the capability of a fully-branded and customized website was not part of the original choice for the architecture at Lincoln, but seeing it implemented and functioning now with this capacity far beyond original expectations has certainly cemented plans to continue using it.
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Usability

Gephi

Gephi 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Gephi is very intuitive and the fact that it shows its process helps the user understand what's going on. However, the animation features can really slow it down and there isn't a way to shut them off. Furthermore, the failures on saving mean you frequently have to start over. These problems disrupt the workflow and can be frustrating.
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MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Over all very similar to other microsoft products
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Support

Gephi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft have good local teams
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Implementation

Gephi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
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Alternatives Considered

Gephi

The interactivity in Gephi and the quality of the output figures are impressive. However, the selling point was the fact that we were able to link Gephi into our pipeline using Java's interface. Other products were less customizable and lacking of the sophistication Gephi provided without too much pain during the liking process.
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MS SharePoint / SQL

MS Sharepoint costs less and stacks up very well with the other tools. It has excellent updates and continuous improvement from microsoft. It has great integration capability with other Microsoft tools. It can also be used to create reports, post URL's, documents, download files and create dashboards. It does not crash and can be easily adapted by any organization.
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Return on Investment

Gephi

  • I have only used the product for education purposes. I will not be the best person to provide details about ROI and business efficiency and customer service. I was personally very excited about the tool and am continuing my work on the tool.
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MS SharePoint / SQL

  • I've installed SharePoint in many different industries and each industry has seen greater collaboration among their teams both locally and nationally. The ability to collaborate more efficiently has reduced the need to have employees centrally located.
  • Companies which have used SharePoint in a end user training portal have had great ROI, since they can create the content once and share with all their users who subscribe to their training service. The web content management aspect of SharePoint is a very helpful feature.
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Pricing Details

Gephi

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

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

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