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Online Dashboards for Businesses

Published 03/13/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Cyfe is an all-in-one dashboard for businesses and professionals. Users can compile all of their analytics, sales, social media, marketing, infrastructure and support tools in one virtual space. Users can monitor individual websites and departments through their Cyfe dashboards. The application can instantly gather data from many popular third party services, including SalesForce and Google. Data is stored securely, including information retrieved from the user’s company database. Users can also generate and share read only dashboards so managers, clients and anyone else can obtain the information without being able to alter the user’s dashboard. The application supports a wide range of popular third party widgets, including Facebook, YouTube, FreshBooks, Amazon Web Services, WordPress, FeedBurner, Twitter, Constant Contact, Alexa, SEOMoz, RSS Feeds, Pingdom, ZenDesk and many more.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Cyfe was founded in 2012. The application was built around the idea that most businesses spend as much as 80% of their time collecting and sorting data into usable reports. So far, Cyfe has made an overall good impression with users and reviewers. The application’s biggest attractions are the many third party widgets it offers, which covers just about every service most businesses use frequently. The application also offers a convenient read only option that lets users easily share data without printing out a report or giving someone access to more than they really need access to.

What are the differences to other apps?

Cyfe is a dashboard built specifically for the needs of businesses. There are many similar dashboards out there, but Cyfe seems to have put together a collection of tools that support many popular third party services as well as the user’s internal requirements. Users can access data from their internal servers securely and apply it alongside data from third party services to provide a well-rounded view of a department or website.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Cyfe favors a dark design with hints of bold color to give it life. Rather than fall back on the typical blues, greys and whites that are popular with other business-oriented applications, Cyfe makes a strong impression though design. The creators didn’t lose touch with the application’s purpose as they get creative with the color scheme. Cyfe is very well organized and lets users view data in a way that is easy to digest and utilize.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can try Cyfe by clicking the blue “Sign Up Free” button along the left side of the homepage. The form on the next page asks the user for a full name, email address and password. A green message on the following page asks the user to check their email inbox for a sign up confirmation message. This must be accessed prior to logging in for the first time.

What does it cost to use the application?

Cyfe offers up four subscription plans to its users. The first is the forever free plan, which includes up to five widgets, unlimited dashboards, real time sharing, custom branding, unlimited simultaneous connections and a 10 second custom widget refresh rate. The Basic plan costs $9 per month and includes 20 widgets. The Standard plan costs $29 per month and upgrades to 50 widgets. The Pro plan is the most expensive at $49 per month and incudes up to 100 widgets.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Cyfe is intended for businesses and professionals. The application is ideal for those who frequently work with reports and want an easier way to retrieve and utilize the data. The application makes it easy to pick and choose which data is the most important to monitor. Users can also share data as a read only dashboard with coworkers, colleagues, clients and anyone else who needs to see it without giving someone total control of their dashboard.

  • All account types receive unlimited dashboards and unlimited connections
  • Many popular third party services are supported through widgets
  • One free and three paid subscriptions are available
  • Read-only dashboards can be shared with clients and coworkers
  • Internal server data can be displayed securely on Cyfe dashboards

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Cyfe pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $9.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $49.00




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