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TIBCO Spotfire

Top Rated
491 Ratings

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

TIBCO Spotfire

Top Rated
491 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

It depends on extensibility, set-up, access & style. Actuate performs fairly well, but has performance issues because it sits on top of eclipse, which sits on top of Java. Extensibility usually comes at that price. Set-up is fairly straightforward and it can be secured.
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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

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
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
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2

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
6.9
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
4.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
6.9

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
6.6
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
Java API
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3

Pros

  • The software can be tied to Actuate Basic which is much like MS Visual Basic and can provide an almost custom application feel to some reports.
  • Actuate had field movement tools that allowed a user to line rows up and disperse them across a report based off the width. Comparative tools like Crystal did not provide these.
  • The Actuate Server also gave easy access to review who had been running a report or reports via its web interface.
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  • Dynamic visualizations, I like that it's intuitive to flip between different ways of seeing the data until I can get the story the data is telling.
  • Importing data, I like being able to import a csv (or in the past, use custom sql to query a db) then do multiple transformations (pivot, calc cols, etc.) and create the visualizations I need. Especially beneficial that I can add to or replace the initial imported data and as long as I match the format the transformations and visualizations will update.
  • As great as it is to view data in Spotfire, the universal reporting standard is powerpoint. Spotfire does a good job allowing me to export the visualizations I have created to a format everyone can view.
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Cons

  • Anything that I would consider an area for improvement and have asked about from the company is a area where they are already doing development and refinement and when it is available it comes as a simple upgrade.
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  • The interface makes it a little difficult to try and rearrange or make adjustments to the raw data. It's easy to display the data but not as easy if you have to make some minor tweaks to titles or sorting.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
We will continue to resell and support Actuate and its products.
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TIBCO Spotfire8.1
Based on 27 answers
Spotfire has become an integral part of our business intelligence initiative.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
TIBCO Spotfire8.4
Based on 20 answers
Spotfire is providing users with an insight into their business that they didn't have earlier. This is creating demand for the tool among more and more groups here.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
TIBCO Spotfire8.0
Based on 12 answers
The product on visualization is very reliable.The analytics S server for analytics also continues to be improved upon.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
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TIBCO Spotfire8.8
Based on 12 answers
Setting up demos and visualization is very easy. You are able to accomplish a number of functions in a limited time.
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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 Spotfire9.7
Based on 21 answers
I have had great success with the support of the product.
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In-Person Training

No score
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
TIBCO Spotfire7.8
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
TIBCO Spotfire9.0
Based on 13 answers
Installtion required some assistance from the TIBCO Spotfire resources. The basic install is fairly straightforward but some assistance is required in integrating it with Active Directory and enabling authentication.
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Breadth of Deployment

Adopted by infrastructure, ad-operations, sales, business, and account support. We are a small company and maintain a small number of accounts on this system. If pricing would be acceptable, we would roll this out to all of our customers.
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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

It is vastly superior to these in many ways, for complex reporting it is a much more sophisticated solution. Visualizations are very good. Javascript extensibility is very powerful, others don't support this or as well. Pentaho and MS are both OLAP oriented. Pentaho is moving more toward big data, which was not our primary focus. Others are stuck in the Crystal Reports Band metaphor.
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Spotfire has the unique feature for content analytics: Decipher unstructured, text-based data from any source (e.g., CRM case notes, support tickets, weblogs, social media feeds, emails); mix unstructured content with other data to understand root cause and identify new opportunities
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
Engineers can share and collaborate building tasks - e.g. One develope builds the report design while another builds the query. But I can't pass in a requirements template from a spreadsheet to construct the report. Collaboration is still strongly based on comminication between stakeholders and engineers rather than through automation
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TIBCO Spotfire7.7
Based on 35 answers
Easy to share across multiple team members.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
It can connect to almost anything - solely based on what JDBC connectors are out there
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TIBCO Spotfire8.5
Based on 35 answers
It connects to any data source without any issue but some improvement should be developed with the MDX integration. And another good things would be a tool for data manipulation that is more stronger regarding joins and so on.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

  • 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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  • I am not sure about the licensing costs.
  • We used the free Cloud version for a short duration.
  • Helped achieve the goals of the class where my students were doing data analytics in the Healthcare domain.
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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
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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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