Cyfe

BI dashboard

Updated October 20, 2018

5 updates


SCORE BREAKDOWN

User Interface

25/25

Cost

22/25

Differentiation

19/25

Effectiveness

25/25

Pros

  • Open platform
  • All-in-one real-time analytics dashboard
  • Unlimited user licenses

Cons

  • Limited external integrations
  • Five widget limits for free users

Cyfe is a business platform built for basic analytics and social media monitoring. Surprisingly lightweight and easy to customize, Cyfe is functional and affordable.

The free elements of the platform

Users can access Cyfe via a browser-based application setting. Structured for full customization, Cyfe is merely a dashboard or “basic framework” that relies on widgets and customized data. From Gmail updates to website traffic and data analytics from Quantcast, the type of widgets and software connectors currently available to Cyfe users is quite generous.

Though free users of the platform are limited to a maximum of only five widgets, the customization and the manipulation of these data panels is very flexible. For example, a user can create and delete widgets at will. However, note that free users are limited to five total widgets — even if they set up additional dashboards.

Paid elements

Paid users have more functionality with their dashboards. With unlimited user licenses, dashboards, widgets, and customized experiences, organizations that employ Cyfe as a business dashboard could greatly benefit. For instance, the dashboards can be circumscribed to specific departments for formulaic management. Paid users also can brand their dashboards with organizational logos and identity.

User experience

The best part about Cyfe is that users don’t have to be business intelligence analysts or developers to get the most out of the platform. Due to its simplistic design and ease of use, it took less than 15 minutes to understand how the platform works during Telegraph’s demo of Cyfe. Users can also customize their team and personal dashboards with backgrounds, color schemes, and widget sizing control.

Integration shortcomings

Cyfe integrates with significant marketing and business intelligence (BI) tools like Google Analytics, Adwords, social media networks, and other top funnel platforms. But Cyfe does lack some key integrations. Though the company sells the platform as a business dashboard for most organizational functions, it is recommended that the platform should have integrations with popular task management applications like Slack, Trello, or Asana. There are software connections available through Zapier.

Pricing

As this review highlights, Cyfe offers two types of plans. The free plan is merely a primary access and trial experience; however, it is free forever. Paid plans are only $29 per month and feature unlimited widgets, dashboards, users licenses, teams, and the full range of Cyfe’s customization capabilities.

What we think

Organizations who don’t want to spend the money on expensive business intelligence platforms or social media management tools should get Cyfe. Anyone could benefit from Cyfe’s affordable, do-it-yourself BI and analytics approach across the breadth of any multidimensional organization.

If you have any feedback on this review or you would like to suggest an app for us to review, please drop us a note – telegraph@joinlincoln.org.


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SCORE BREAKDOWN

User Interface

25/25

Cost

22/25

Differentiation

19/25

Effectiveness

25/25

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