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TIBCO Spotfire

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Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight is well suited in any organization that is making business decisions based on performance data whether it be Marketing, Sales, Call Center, etc. It is a great tool especially for mature organizations that have a lot of data to work with. Amazon QuickSight may be not as well suited for newer organizations that are just beginning to drive data/performance metrics. The data available becomes more and more valuable to more that you have.
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TIBCO Spotfire

The TIBCO Spotfire software is completely relevant and useful in the various data visualization techniques
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
6.7
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
TIBCO Spotfire

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
9.7
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
9.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
TIBCO Spotfire
3.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
TIBCO Spotfire
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
TIBCO Spotfire
6.5

Pros

  • Amazon QuickSight is a really easy program to learn how to use.
  • Amazon QuickSight allows our team to customize the data using the various data sets, which makes the available reports incredibly powerful to our organization.
  • Our organization has the ability continually adjust our reports and build new reports as business needs change.
  • Even though our organization has different reports built for different departments, each department can still access and understand reports from across the company.
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  • It offers a large variety of visualizations possibilities and lets the user tweak the visualizations to their specific needs if required.
  • It also offers powerful data transformation tools that improve the usefulness of a user's data without having to modify the source data.
  • It supports various data aggregation from various data sources.
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Cons

  • One of the primary challenges I've had with Amazon QuickSight so far is that some of the reports I want to build use data from different data sets. Instead of being able to put all of the information I want to see into one report.
  • Some of our Amazon QuickSight reports only update every 24 hours. It would be great to see that data in real-time.
  • I would remove the various time zones from Amazon QuickSight and only use the time zone we are in.
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  • The help files for building custom expressions within analytics files should be significantly updated to provide better usage examples. Frequently analysts have to look externally to find answers as to how to properly parse a custom expression.
  • Errors require more feedback to direct the user as to how to correct the root cause of the error.
  • Visualization builder should be context sensitive to prevent selections of incompatible data, or impossible axes, etc.
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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 Spotfire8.5
Based on 21 answers
Out of the box, Spotfire is easily usable for simple report development and display in its web-player. Within 3-6 months complex reports can be built by dedicated developers. After 8-12 months, highly efficient, quick, and extraordinary reports can be developed by a developer. Significant work with your database team is required to produce quick reports that use a data connection with large data sets.
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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 Spotfire8.9
Based on 12 answers
The client on its own is impressively quick with rendering numerous visualizations, loading large amounts of data, and joining several data tables. Performance begins to degrade with the use certain data transformations (eg. pivoting data within the client), calculation expressions (eg. "Over" expressions), and large data aggregations within the Spotfire data engine. We achieved significant performance gains by having our data teams aggregate data at within our data views (before it reaches Spotfire), employing data-on-demand (user initiated data queries in a report), and by employing data limiting options within visualization reports.
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Support

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TIBCO Spotfire9.9
Based on 22 answers
It's very responsive. But it doesn't always solve the problem quick enough. And they sometimes try to avoid admitting to having bugs.
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In-Person Training

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TIBCO Spotfire7.7
Based on 52 answers
We've repeatedly subscribed to a two-day in-person training course that focuses on the visualization aspects of Spotfire. While the trainers are reluctant to deviate from the curriculum it has generally received good reviews in helping users venture into the basic aspects of Spotfire. This course does not touch Spotfire's data engine or expressions used with visualizations. We've also had a one-day "ad-hoc" session that focused on Spotfire's data engine. This format was limited to a small group and tailored to dedicated developers. While this was a great course, it is one of the only ways to understand Spotfire's data engine other than trial and error.
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Online Training

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TIBCO Spotfire7.9
Based on 54 answers
I have taken both formal and informal online training. The formal was well put together and I enjoyed being able to take my time and do extra trials on concepts that I didn't get right off the bat. What I would call my informal training is just Googling questions which I find answers toon discussion boards or YouTube. It's great for quick questions to fill small gaps.
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Implementation

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TIBCO Spotfire7.8
Based on 14 answers
Not involved with the implementation.
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Alternatives Considered

All of the other reporting platforms my organization has used previously were within our CRM and not a standalone program. In that we were very limited in being able to slice and dice the data the way that we wanted to
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Spotfire is very good for sales and marketing and customer insights. Tableau is a better all-around data discovery tool. TIBCO Spotfire is more affordable for smaller industries, particularly if Tableau server is needed for large datasets. TIBCO has a broader product set that Spotfire is easily integrated with. Tableau is considered best-in-class but can be very pricey.
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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

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  • TIBCO Spotfire provided a quick entry point for the customer insights to add data visualizations.
  • Spotfire is one of a range of tools used by trading analytics and is more cost-effective than Tableau.
  • Spotfire licensing enabled us to share the tool for quick data discovery for data protection.
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Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon QuickSight Editions & Modules
Amazon QuickSight
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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 Cloud Spotfire - Analyst
$125/mo, $1250/yr1
TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Business Author
$65/mo, $650/yr1
TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services
$0.992
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud Enterprise
Please contact TIBCO sales
TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Consumer
$25/mo, $250/yr4
1. Per Seat
2. Per Hour (Starting)
4. Per Seat
Additional Pricing Details
For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

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