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Pricing model: Freemium, Open-source, Subscription
Free Trial: Available
Premium Plan: $19/month ($14/month if paid annually) includes unlimited dashboards, users, integrations, and additional features.
A monitoring and analytics tool that delivers actionable business insights in real time, Cyfe is a cloud-based solution that brings multiple disparate monitoring dashboards together in one centralized platform. This eliminates the need to switch between several standalone systems to efficiently monitor and control your business.
Cyfe comes with pre-built third-party widgets that you can use right out of the box to monitor your campaigns, processes, and IT assets. The widgets pull data from sources such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Salesforce, FreshBooks, WordPress, GoToWebinar, GoSquared, PayPal, Stripe, Constant Contact, iContact, and a whole slew of others, including commonly-used Google services such as AdWords, Google+, AdSense, Analytics, Webmaster Tools, Gmail, Trends, and Calendar.
Historical data and real-time reports are available on demand, and data can be exported as PNG, PDF, JPEG, and CSV files. Cyfe also supports TV mode so you can display your dashboards on a TV screen or monitor.
Created for small to large businesses from all industry sectors, Cyfe supports a range of monitoring processes through integrated third-party widgets, custom widgets, and its push API. Dashboards can be shared with clients, vendors, upper management, collaborators, colleagues, and other users, with access permissions specified by the dashboard owner/creator for data security and integrity.
Cyfe’s dashboards can be customized to suit your unique needs. They can monitor organizational or departmental processes, as well as the services you provide to your clients. Cyfe Premium can accommodate an unlimited number of dashboards and users. White labeling is also offered, allowing you to expand your service menu to include fully brandable web dashboards.
Cyfe can even be used for competitor research. It allows you to monitor competitor search and web traffic figures, see an overview of their Instagram and Twitter stats, keep track of their Google Alerts mentions, be made aware of the type of content they put out and how often, among others.
Keeping your finger on the “pulse of the organization” is a time-consuming exercise, particularly if you’re using several different solutions to make sense of the data at your fingertips. Cyfe unifies scattered data from various monitoring applications in one location. This means data from social networks, email marketing software, IT web monitors, keyword ranking solutions, website analytics tools, and online financial systems, among others, is added in one central hub that you can access anytime, anywhere, from any device.
Aside from significantly reducing the time and effort you’ll otherwise spend to check multiple tools, keeping all your monitoring systems in one dashboard allows you to see big-picture scenarios at a glance. For example, alongside a summary of your web traffic stats and keyword ranking, an update on the status of your account payables is visible, so are your Facebook page’s engagement stats, and how many new signups your recent newsletter generated.
Also, Cyfe’s push API, which is a REST API, allows you to push into Cyfe the data from the software solutions you already use, whether homegrown or from outside providers.
Cyfe dashboards can be shared in three ways: through the users’ Cyfe accounts, public URLs, and scheduled reports. Cyfe Premium allows you to invite an unlimited number of users into the platform. Using their own separate logins, you can grant them admin access or read-only permissions to your various data dashboards. Public URLs, on the other hand, are used to share data with people without Cyfe accounts. Dashboards shared via public URLs are read-only, can be password-protected and embedded into any application.
Using Cyfe’s export dashboard feature, automated emails containing dashboard reports can be sent to specific recipients on an ongoing basis – monthly, weekly, or daily. Individual widgets and entire dashboards can be exported in several formats: CSV, PNG, JPEG, and PDF.
Most data-centric organizations display business data in prominent workplace locations. Aside from everyone sharing in the monitoring of trends and abnormalities, the practice can spark data-driven conversations among colleagues, which can turn into “eureka” moments benefitting the entire organization.
Cyfe’s responsive TV mode functionality works well with any Internet-enabled TV with a built-in browser. It lets users show their dashboards on any monitor, and Cyfe automatically adjusts your screen view to fit the size of your TV. Once set up, log in to Cyfe and enable the TV mode feature. You will then be asked to select which dashboards to show, including their rotation frequency, e.g., every 30 seconds.
For IT teams and network administrators, historical data coupled with real-time data let them establish trends and make accurate forecasts, a feature especially handy when planning for future capacity requirements. SEO professionals and content marketers also value historical data, as this allows them to pinpoint which campaigns work and which don’t, and how best to remedy the latter.
Cyfe archives data that’s beyond 30 days, and using date range selections, historical data can be retrieved on demand.
Cyfe lets you customize your dashboards in many ways. From the background color to the values included in your custom widgets, the app provides a range of customization features. Your company’s colors and logo can be used for branding consistency across the platform, and your Cyfe account can be personalized to include your website’s domain name.
For custom visualizations, chart widgets can be configured using the push API. If you choose to offer Cyfe as a white-label addon to your core services, branded reports can be generated for your clients.
Cyfe integrates with popular tools like Salesforce.com and Highrise for CRM, Zendesk and Salesforce Desk for helpdesk and customer service, MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, AWeber, Get Response, and iContact for email marketing, QuickBooks and Xero for accounting and other financial functions, PayPal and Stripe for payment processing, Basecamp for project management, Chartbeat and Alexa for web analytics, Google Trends for market research, Recurly for subscription billing, and so much more.
Cyfe also has a REST-based API that pushes data from your applications into your Cyfe dashboards.
Cyfe Premium follows a simple and straightforward pricing scheme: $14 per month for plans paid annually, $19 per month if paid monthly. Included features are unlimited users, unlimited widgets and dashboards, sharing options, historical data, customizations, data exports, role-based access, TV mode, public URLs, custom logo, custom domain, and so on.
A one-user freemium plan with limited features is likewise available.
It makes reporting to clients and monitoring our own metrics easy and automates a lot of the process.
Easy to use Lots of integrations Inexpensive The dashboard is exactly what I searched for. It's easy for my team and my clients to use without costing an arm and a leg. It's actually underpriced, if you ask me.
I can't think of anything that I don't like about Cyfe. I guess I'd like to see a HubSpot integration, but I know they're working on that. It's great.
Time used: 6-12 months
Frequency of use: Daily
Likelihood to recommend
The value of the ability to build dashboards for my customers based on the most pertinent and worthwhile data and information from website analytics, to social media results, email marketing campaigns, and so much more has helped our company retain important customers and gain new ones. The ability for our customers to look at the current data or pull any date ranges for is a high advantage point for the customer to do their business with us.
Over the three years, I have been using Cyfe for our own business dashboards and the same time for our customers it has not an area of concern as to what the cons with the program are. There are times when we have many cons to share. Yet, the developer of this simple and yet very powerful visual data analysis real-time dashboard representation of critical business sectors continually improves and adds wonderful additions to the Cyfe application.
Time used: 2+ years
Frequency of use: Daily
Likelihood to recommend
I use it for specific reports for our Boards of Overseers and Trustees. It makes recreating the reports each quarter very fast and easy.
It makes showing social media growth, use, and engagement (particularly with Twitter) easy and efficient. By saving your dashboard items you can generate new reports just by changing the timeframe.
It is somewhat limited in functionality and can be difficult to understand what the metrics mean (for example year over year, quarter over quarter, month over month and so on.)
Time used: 2+ years
Frequency of use: Monthly
Likelihood to recommend
Cyfe is a great monitoring tool that allow to monitor web services (also social media), it allows to obtain report in real time and to archive useful historical data. I recommend it to everybody, really useful for you and your customers.
I think is perfect for my job, is simple and smart. With this dashboard i can perfectly monitoring all
I really like Cyfe because it is useful to create beautiful reports right from the web: it needs just to be connected to others accounts (like Facebook, Adwords, etc.) or to custom csv and files and it plays good.
We'd been looking for an analytics platform we could use to integrate all of our clients' various analytics (social, website, PPC, etc) for quite a while and were about to give up when we found Cyfe. Cyfe is literally exactly what we were looking for. The ability to bring all analytics into one place makes our lives easier when it comes to reviewing results and making recommendations and is impressive when presented to our clients. We also had the ability to brand the platform for our company to further extend our messaging.
The dashboard capabilities in Cyfe are truly amazing. The ability to combine online metrics with offline metrics in one dashboard is priceless. From a marketing perspective, this platform helps guide business development decisions as well as showing ROI. The only limitations I've experienced have been when a social media platform changes its API connections. This can result in a dashboard full of empty widgets. Still, a short time reconnecting with the new metrics and you're back on track.
Excellent panel for displaying data metrics. The ability to read live custom SQL data has saved us a huge amount of development time.
I have been looking for a cost effective tool to monitor the overall health of a small business. Cyfe is an awesome application. I have a publishing client that needed to monitor Adsense, Anlytics, Webmaster, Alexa score and quickbooks in one screen. Cyfe allowed us to set it one place. We could also add all of our social media activity to determine if it was impacting the website traffic. Looking at all of these metrics on once screen make it easier to see trends and make decisions based on those trends.
Easy to set up! We were able to create a dashboard in 30 minutes that gives us an overview of our many metrics. The widgets let you connect to your different accounts and bring your information.
We have not started on pulling in the custom excel pivot table reports so we look forward to testing these out. We have not found any issues so far.
Time used: Less than 6 months