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TIBCO Spotfire

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TIBCO Spotfire

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

Be sure to ask about pricing. If I remember correctly the pricing is by processor core, which can get VERY expensive in a large organization with multiple locations. I would say Actuate would be best suited for a medium/large sized organization with 1000-2500 employees with a dedicated team of software developers. If the organization needs someone who can get up and running quickly developing reports and where it is not the primary responsibility then I would recommend an alternative product like Crystal Reports.
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TIBCO Spotfire

In my experience, it is well suited for data analysis of many petroleum industry challenges where patterns and relationships exist but aren’t always apparent without full analysis.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
3.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
6.5
REST API
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
6.2
Java API
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
6.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
6.5

Pros

  • We integrate page level security allowing a single report to service audiences of 20,000+ consumers but only deliveing the data in the vast data set applicable to the consumer.
  • Publish common components allowing the development staff to deliver consistent look and feel based on the standard firm style guide.
  • Reusable library objects allow for fast deployment of new application reports.
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  • TIBCO Spotfire performs well for analysts that need more than just real-time data visualizations. These analysts need the ability to create advanced models.
  • TIBCO Spotfire's graphs are a little bit more difficult to create than some other data visualization tools. I think this comes with the advantage of allowing the user a greater ability to customize visualizations.
  • The suggested graphs part of creating graphs is world class. It offers more than just one suggestion and makes it easy for the user to create usable graphics.
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Cons

  • Report rendering can take a long time for large reports (250,000+ pages) - we run these in batch over night
  • The deployment of production code from development to test to production enviroments can be complex due to the number of components that must compile
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  • Would like to be able to use network graphs without a separate license.
  • The built-in SQL in Spotfire developer is clunky, but there's no good way to debug custom written SQL.
  • Zoom on map reports is too discretized, I find I want to zoom to a point that is between two options so I end up with a visualization that is either too far away and has empty space or too close and is missing data. Geographic plotting in new to me and the crappy zoom overall feels out of place with Spotfire's general fluidity.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
We have invested much into the software and hardware that supports our reporting platform - Actuate is a staple in our environment.
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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 Spotfire8.5
Based on 21 answers
Very easy to use and not too difficult to deploy
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Reliability and Availability

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TIBCO Spotfire8.0
Based on 12 answers
The only issue that I have encountered is if the program crashes, which is not often, or the laptop dies, there is not an auto save feature where the user can pick up where they left off.
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Performance

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TIBCO Spotfire8.9
Based on 12 answers
Considering the amount of data Spotfire supports, and the ability to connect to so many different data sources, the performance is really strong; specially, if you are working with v5.5
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Support

OpenText Analytics9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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TIBCO Spotfire9.8
Based on 22 answers
I have had great success with the support of the product.
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In-Person Training

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No answers yet
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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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No answers yet
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TIBCO Spotfire7.9
Based on 54 answers
The online training is good, provides a good base of knowledge. The video demonstrations were well-done and easy to follow along. Provided exercises are good as well, but I think there could be more challenging exercises. The training has also gone up in price significantly in the last 3 years (in USD, which hurts us even more in Canada), and I'm not sure it is worth the money it now costs (it is worth how much it cost 3 years ago, but not double that.)
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Implementation

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No answers yet
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TIBCO Spotfire7.9
Based on 14 answers
The implementation seemed to be a smooth change.
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Breadth of Deployment

Actuate is used extensively as a developemnt tool and by 10s of thousands of end users. Virtually every line of business in our large financial institution uses Actuate - many who are unaware because the components are built into our home grown applications.
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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

We looked at a few other competitor's products but based on value for features chose Actuate for its total cost of ownership.
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Spotfire is more dynamic.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
We support an enterprise library of core components and deploy thousands of reports for varying business cases. We have integrated our network security into the product ensuring data does not get in the hands of those without access.
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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

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
We connect to various data sources and enjoy quick connectivity
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TIBCO Spotfire8.5
Based on 35 answers
Spotfire's data engine is its number one asset. It allows the ability to load and merge data from flat files, data bases, big data sources, and images. For example, a user can build a data table in Spotfire that comprises of data from an excel file, sas7bdat file, a query from a MS SQL data base, and a query from a Oracle data base.Spotfire also has multiple methods to load data into an analysis. Data can be loaded into memory, fetched from a database on demand based on a user's actions, or push all of data integration into an external data source.Using Spotfire's Information Designer allows non-technical users to build their own queries against data bases. It also allows for central management of queries. In other words, the data and logic being used across all analyses can be centrally managed, thereby standardizing your results.
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Scalability

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TIBCO Spotfire8.9
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

  • Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
  • Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.
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  • Users know more about the data than they did when we worked in Excel.
  • Decisions can be made faster when we have Spotfire projects to support decision making.
  • Users are more aligned on the data and the story it's telling because we share projects across users and regions, as opposed to everyone having their own spreadsheet and their own version of the story.
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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
OpenText Analytics Editions & Modules
OpenText Analytics
Additional Pricing Details

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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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