Grow is a cloud-based Business Intelligence solution that delivers Enterprise-level data insight capabilities to small and medium-sized businesses keen to accelerate growth. The software promises to unify data from an array of sources with 150+ instant integrations for leading apps, databases, CRMs, spreadsheets and accounting platforms. From here users can intuitively select the data they wish to leverage for generating customized charts and visualizations, or choose from a selection of pre-built metrics. Dashboards can be created specifically to cater to the reporting needs of specific departments, teams and individual stakeholders, utilizing Grow’s own timer feature for periodically refreshing data to reflect the latest changes.
Grow’s features include rapid system deployment thanks to the native integrations list, which can be expanded to include those built to meet specific data requirements. Analytics capabilities are also wholly customizable, promising simplified data manipulation controls to perform data cleanup, pivoting, grouping, filtering and function/formula applications within a matter of clicks. Take historical dashboards snapshots to track performance progress while acknowledging real-time updates and generating exportable reports from over 300 pre-built templates.
Grow does two things really well. The first is the visual appearance of grow is amazing. They have done a really good job in making it look great. It makes people want to buy and use the product. My entire team is exciting for us to finish up the dashboards and roll it out. The ability to have multiple dashboards for different divisions on your team is great.
The second thing they do really well is the ability to connect all your data in one place. As a small business that is building from the ground up, we have data coming from multiple location, Google Analytics, Dropbox, our website, quickbooks, etc. Now we have a central location that we can look at all the data. It has allowed us to look at our whole business in real time.
Where grow falls a little short on is the ability to manually create. Everything looks great but sometime you cant show all the necessary data you need to, in the way you want to. The metrics are static and you dont have the ability to manipulate the data the way you want to, like where a number goes or create a needed metrics. For the most part some of the things we are trying to do are more robust, that typical businesses might not notice the constraints. Grows dashboard inability to be flexibility in its designing makes it hard, if there is something your really want to show but are unable, you are kind of locked in
The main complaint is the full screen mode. We love the look and feel over it but for us where we would use this the most would be in a presentation. Where we would present the different dashboards. We dont like how you cant click to the next dashboard. The only option is to wait a minute or exit out and go to the next. If you have to exit out you lose the dramatics that the full screen dashboard creates. I have the ability to scroll over the numbers in full screen but I cant just click next dashboard. That part makes no sense to me. I can live without a metrics because it looks so great but If I cant present it, that creates an issue.
Overall, it is a amazing tool, that I believe my company will be growing with. It has got great reception from everyone that we have shown too. And the main purpose is it is suppose to sell the business and how well you might be doing. It does a great job doing that. The customer support is really great. The people at grow are really helpful. Having a support team that can assist you means a lot. They are looking out for your success.
I like the look and feel of grow. It looks really now and not outdated. It really is a great looking product.
a) Some of the metrics are sometimes not as manipulative as we would like. Where we would like to move around a number or something. They are more static.
b) The real big one is the full screen mode. We love the look and feel over it but for us where we would use this the most would be in a presentation. Where we would present the different dashboards. We dont like how you cant click to the next dashboard. The only option is to wait a minute or exit out.
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We use the tool to eliminate some of the data silos we have in our operations. It has wonderful functionality of bringing in multiple data sources - from social media, website analytics, POS data, etc. - into one dashboard.
We've been able to get important data, from multiple sources, into the faces of our managers every 5 minutes (that's the least amount of time between data updates). Which has allowed us to be more agile when it comes to saving money and reducing risk.
It has great flexibility and the team at Grow definitely works hard to impress. They build an integration into one of our software to make it easier to work with their system.
Their UI is awesome. I love the overall look and feel for the entire system. Graphs look updated, clean, and they are fairly easy to customize. Making the dashboards look good is fairly simple.
Not data warehousing the data is an issue. Long load times really get me frustrated with the software. It seems to take a minute to edit a metric, load a new metric, or even sometime update a metric. Updating a dashboard can take 2 minutes at times.
Drilling down and looking into the data is very underwhelming. Dashboard filters don't exist so you're stuck loading filters only to individual metrics, not the whole dashboard.
Email triggers that send reports on a set schedule are limited to only 7 am MT on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule.
Time zone offsets have been the death of me in the system. They use SQLite to format the data coming in but their out-of-the-box data filtering overrides all SQLite filters. It's been super frustrating trying to get the data we want.
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Grow allows my entire agency and all of our clients to see the metrics that matter most. In turn, we are able to make adjustments 10x faster than when we had to manually pull reports and create visuals on a weekly/monthly basis.
I have been using Grow for over a year now and I am in it every day. When initially researching realtime dashboard systems I was drawn to Grow because it offered all of the integrations I needed as a digital marketer. It was extremly easy to learn how to setup the metrics and to integrate multiple data sources such as advertising spend versus customer data from Salesforce. The recently added a variety of new capabilities to allow for the user to modify the data present using filters which has come in very handy when presenting to clients.
The only drawback I can think of is I would like to have more flexibility with customizing the visuals with the size of the fonts and having a few more options with the types of charts.
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The product allows you to pull in data from different sources of your company (and combine them) and build visualizations. It also supports custom SQL queries on the data sources. It basically turns them into SQL tables and then lets you query them. They also support excel type features.
The company is definitely early stage and has a bunch of things to iron out but I love the design the vision of the product and think there is huge potential here.
If you are familiar with Salesforce and the Dashboard app, Grow is what that should be.
It supports multiple users and custom permissions for each user. Which is great for sharing the dashboards and reports with Investors / Interested parties without giving them everything.
The list is long, this product has so many nice features, I was told when we signed up that they have a 90+% retention which doesn't surprise me. I'd just give it a shot if your looking for dashboard, visualization software.
There are some really basic things missing from this product that would make it a lot better. There is no "pivot table type" feature which for ETL is a basic feature and I'm surprised they don't have it.
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Grow has designed excellent software that is flexible and easy to use. They seem to plug into almost all of the other tools we want to work with, and when they don't we can work something with a Google sheet or something else. They've got a good API as well. Their service is excellent. Love this company.
Easy to use, great design, flexible, excellent integrations, fast customer service.
Doesn't include a few features, like sparklines with hovers for point in time data, that I with it did.
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Below are some frequently asked questions for Grow.
Grow offers the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Not Available
Determined according to business need, pricing quotes are available upon request.
Grow offers the following features:
Grow has the following typical customers:
Mid Size Business, Small Business
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Grow supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad
Grow integrates with the following applications:
Asana, Constant Contact, Kangarootime, Marketo, RhinoFit, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Twitter, Xero, Xero, drchrono
Grow offers the following support options:
FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials