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9 Spokes

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TIBCO Spotfire

Top Rated
491 Ratings

9 Spokes

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

TIBCO Spotfire

Top Rated
491 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

9 Spokes

Good for letting your investors, employees and others know at a glance how your company is doing. The interface is clean and organized well. I just wish more of the app's functionality was available for testing and implementation. "Coming soon" is not really encouraging when we already have been waiting for a year or more.
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TIBCO Spotfire

Great for creating the visualizations to go with data, especially if you can already picture how you want to represent it. Not so good if you have to do any actual stats on the data, unless you're going to integrate python scripts.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
TIBCO Spotfire
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
6.9
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
4.0

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
6.5
REST API
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
Javascript API
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
iFrames
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
Java API
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9 Spokes
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3

Pros

  • Grouping several apps in one place for easy viewing.
  • Clean dashboard interface that looks uncluttered when viewing several apps at once.
  • Setting up the apps is a breeze when the platform supports them.
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  • Great visualizations
  • Easy to use once data connection/information links are established
  • Scalable to multiple users via web client
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Cons

  • Integration with apps that are listed. Some of them are not supported yet and it seems the wait is taking longer than I'd like.
  • iPhone support. It would be nice to have this in the app store. Not available as of 04/25/2018.
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  • The export to PowerPoint feature works, but doesn't have the same visual appearance as the visuals in the report. Would be great if you could hand-pick or mark which visuals to include in the PowerPoint before actually exporting. This would keep the consistency of the PowerPoint reporting.
  • One feature which I have been missing is the ability to only show part of some data in a visualization, without using the zoom feature. Using the zoom shows the zoomslider, and limiting data or filtering data away changes the statistics which I would like to keep. So what I am looking for is something that doesn't have the zoom slider displayed, but works in the same way. This will for example make it possible to show 2015 and 2016, but not 2014 and 2017. If you could also enter a offset you could make it only look at two and one year back in time relative to the current year, without hardcoding which years to not show.
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Likelihood to Renew

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TIBCO Spotfire8.1
Based on 27 answers
Even though Spotfire does have bugs and inconsistencies and other shortcomings, it's certainly doing a great job overall. It provides great value for the money and is user-friendly enough.
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Usability

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TIBCO Spotfire8.4
Based on 20 answers
Most advanced users of Excel will be able to rapidly learn this product. There is a measurable learning curve for those individuals who aren't as capable in Excel
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Reliability and Availability

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TIBCO Spotfire8.0
Based on 12 answers
The Spotfire client is very reliable. There are sporadic crashes that are made worse due to the lack of an auto-save. Most product upgrades are uneventful. The one major issue we experienced was quickly responded to by Tibco. Our system admins have indicated that the Spotfire servers and the ancillary web-player systems are reliable, but requires time to learn how to deal with the unique nature of the web player and resource loading.
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Performance

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TIBCO Spotfire8.8
Based on 12 answers
Spotfire can store data in its memory, and that data can be shared across multiple users. This way users who log-in at different times don't have to wait for a report to fetch the data from database.
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Support

9 Spokes5.0
Based on 1 answer
Support was helpful in the beginning but no longer needed because I didn't use the software as much. The experience that I did have with support was very friendly but not enough to give a good review. If the support team was called for initial setup, video chat or messenger app was used.
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TIBCO Spotfire9.7
Based on 21 answers
They have good technical support. They've solved a number of technical issues for us, even though sometimes it took time for them to release the patches. The consultant we've worked with was knowledgeable and helpful. Also, the discussion board on Tibco's web site was very active and helpful.
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In-Person Training

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TIBCO Spotfire7.7
Based on 52 answers
I have only had the basic training. It was very useful for new users. The majority of what is taught in the training can be self-taught by daily use of the product. However there were also many things I learned even after using the product for over a year. I would highly recommend investing in the training offered by TIBCO
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Online Training

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TIBCO Spotfire7.8
Based on 54 answers
We subscribed to the 8-week "Report Author Bootcamp." This is sufficient to familiarize one with the visualization side of Spotfire, but not the data engine side of Spotfire. At the time that I started using Spotfire there was not a "data engine" training course. We learned this side of Spotfire primarily through trail and error.
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Implementation

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TIBCO Spotfire9.0
Based on 13 answers
The implementation was successful and met our expectations. Certain parts of it were challenging because of some special needs we had, for example, customization of data access, etc. But overall, it's been a positive experience.
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Breadth of Deployment

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In previous roles as well as my current vendor consultation role, I have seen Spotfire start in one business unit and expand to the entire company. Operations, research, IT, accounting, finance, and executives all end up performing ad hoc analyses or reviewing reports through Spotfire. Typically their are analysts or developers in each business unit or group that build Spotfire analyses. Decision makers typically review analyses through the webplayer. The ability to allow everyone in an organization to review visualizations is very simple through the webplayer.
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Alternatives Considered

I actually chose QuickBooks (currently using) and Method (used for a month) before deciding that 9 Spokes is just good for looking at a few apps in one place. I'll keep checking back with them to see if they have improved. I wouldn't be surprised if 9 Spokes improves their product within the next 6-12 months.
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Many of the analysis that I do in Spotfire could also be done in Excel. Each of these programs have areas where they are especially useful. Specifically, the experience of building and customizing graphs from raw (not pivoted) data is much more pleasant in Spotfire than it is Excel. Once the data has been successfully loaded into Spotfire, it will also render graphs very quickly and handle extremely large amounts of data without slowing down the computer too much.
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Collaboration and Sharing

9 Spokes7.0
Based on 1 answer
Access control capabilities are OK. Ease of sharing is great because the app design is made special for that purpose. I haven't dove that far into the app enough to generate reports. Formatting is very flexible because 9 Spokes allows the user to customize how the info is displayed. Security or lack thereof is not a factor for me so I am unable to give feedback on security.
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TIBCO Spotfire7.7
Based on 35 answers
I have collaborated on only a handful of projects so my experience is minimal. From what I have experienced I have two noteworthy comments. First, I have worked side by side with a coworker taking turns making changes in a project, and this worked fine. We were both able to make and save changes without issue. Second, I wanted a few coworkers with no Spotfire experience to interact with an analysis I had put together, but they did not have any Spotfire license, and thus were not able to do so - which is a minor annoyance with an obvious solution.
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Data Integration

9 Spokes5.0
Based on 1 answer
I gave 9 Spokes a five because the range of data sources is minimal. Ease of merging data from disparate sources is pretty good for the ones they do support. I just want to have more apps available for arranging on their nice looking interface. Perhaps next year my review for 9 Spokes will be better than 5
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TIBCO Spotfire8.5
Based on 35 answers
Spotfire has a growing portfolio of native support for varying data sources. On a business user level, importing data from different file type data sources is simple and straightforward. Building information links from SQL sources etc., requires a stronger bit of IT support to get full value, but once implemented, provides significant ease of use for the business. Real time data is not yet readily available and requires workarounds to implement.
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Scalability

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TIBCO Spotfire8.8
Based on 2 answers
The program has proved to be very useful and allows for analyzing various forms of data.
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Return on Investment

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  • External and internal revenue growth. SaaS program has been developed using Spotfire. Internally, any employee has the ability to quickly develop reports by tapping into enormous data sources.
  • Rapidness of reporting vast amounts of data. Reports are easy to construct, publish, share, and update.
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Pricing Details

9 Spokes

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
9 Spokes Editions & Modules
9 Spokes
Additional Pricing Details
9 Spokes is free to use - that’s joining, using the smart dashboard and connecting your apps to it. You'll only pay for any new apps you decide to purchase, but you can trial most of the app recommendations for free! If you want to purchase an app, we'll direct you to the app's website so you can sign up with them. If you sign up to a plan, you'll pay the apps directly and then you can connect the app to your dashboard.

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TIBCO Spotfire

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
TIBCO Spotfire Editions & Modules
TIBCO Spotfire
On-premise Edition
TIBCO Spotfire Platform
Please contact TIBCO sales
SaaS Edition
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud - Monthly
$2001
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud - Annual
$2,0002
TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services
$0.993
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud Enterprise
Please contact TIBCO sales
1. Per Month, Per Authoring Seat
2. Per Year, Per Authoring Seat
3. Per Hour (Starting)
Additional Pricing Details
For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

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