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Appian

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TIBCO Spotfire

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Feature Set Ratings

    Low-Code Development

    8.5

    Appian

    85%

    TIBCO Spotfire

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Appian ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Visual Modeling

    8.4
    84%
    71 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Drag-and-drop Interfaces

    8.5
    85%
    70 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform Security

    8.6
    86%
    69 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform User Management

    8.1
    81%
    70 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reusability

    8.8
    88%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform Scalability

    8.6
    86%
    71 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    TIBCO Spotfire

    69%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    30 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    276 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    241 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    TIBCO Spotfire

    77%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    271 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    284 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    207 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    256 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    TIBCO Spotfire

    81%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    213 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    251 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    18 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    162 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    TIBCO Spotfire

    77%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    289 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    255 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    219 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    TIBCO Spotfire

    80%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    223 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    192 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    211 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    TIBCO Spotfire

    72%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    165 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    114 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    137 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    TIBCO Spotfire

    75%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    60 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    58 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    43 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    49 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    60 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    51 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Appian is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, In-Person Training
    • TIBCO Spotfire is rated higher in 3 areas: Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Appian

    87%
    138 Ratings
    7.9

    TIBCO Spotfire

    79%
    317 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Appian

    90%
    19 Ratings
    8.1

    TIBCO Spotfire

    81%
    27 Ratings

    Usability

    8.6

    Appian

    86%
    96 Ratings
    8.3

    TIBCO Spotfire

    83%
    24 Ratings

    Availability

    Appian

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2

    TIBCO Spotfire

    72%
    27 Ratings

    Performance

    Appian

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2

    TIBCO Spotfire

    72%
    27 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.1

    Appian

    81%
    174 Ratings
    8.5

    TIBCO Spotfire

    85%
    48 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    9.0

    Appian

    90%
    1 Rating
    7.7

    TIBCO Spotfire

    77%
    52 Ratings

    Online Training

    6.0

    Appian

    60%
    2 Ratings
    7.9

    TIBCO Spotfire

    79%
    54 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.6

    Appian

    16%
    9 Ratings
    4.0

    TIBCO Spotfire

    40%
    30 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Appian

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    TIBCO Spotfire

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Appian

    Appian works great for automating manual processes and integrating multiple systems through its toolset. It gives great flexibility for establishing rules for approvals, routings, escalations, and the like. Because of the low code toolset, it's very easy to deploy and make changes as needed as processes evolve and as the organization learns to utilize the system better. Minimal maintenance is required to support the applications build on the platform. Some of the automated testing integration with tools like Jenkins is limited so that may be an issue for some.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire is our go-to for data quality control, data preparation, data visualization, and data analysis. Easy integration of statistical languages, time savings in developing working prototypes, and best of all, ease of use. It is simply a fantastic tool for all of the many roles that we fill here.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Appian

    • Allows at a glance workflow documentation which assists in the need we have for information readiation.
    • Drag and drop interface for workflow development greatly speeds our apps time to market.
    • Using the advanced features of Appian, we are able to create working sites in a fraction of the time it would take to do so using "traditional" development.
    Richard Owens | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    • It has the best coding integration (python, R) of any BI product
    • The ability to work with very large datasets (10 mil+) is better than competitors
    • Export options are more complete and have better functionality
    • The data canvas is the best tool to join and transform data vs. competitors
    Jim Putnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Appian

    • Search issues when type ahead and database search are used in the same field.
    • Buttons implementation where user is require[d] to click on the button description - if clicks on the button outside that text - button will not work.
    • Problems with using certain off-the-shelf performance tools like WebLoad or Neoload. That is because of different dynamic variables being used internally in Appian - which these tools are unable to correlate. We are still investigating using other tools like Jmeter to overcome dynamic correlation problem for performance testing.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    • They should have a lower price point for users to access the analyst version who don't require advanced capabilities. For example, a lower price if users just need to do some basic slicing and dicing with their data and not have to the data science functionality (ie. K-means clustering, regression modeling, classification modeling, etc.).
    • Currently, you can't change the font type/color on the axis, which I'm sure will eventually be available in the future as they have a Tibco Ideas portal that they're fairly responsive to and act on. I guess at the end of the day, it's about the data and what insights you get from it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Appian

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0

    Appian Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Free$0
    Standard60.002
    Flat FeeContact Sales3
    EnterpriseContact Sales4
    1. none
    2. per user per month
    3. one fixed price per app, unlimited users
    4. unlimited number of apps, priced by user
    Additional Pricing Details

    TIBCO Spotfire

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0 per seat

    TIBCO Spotfire Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    TIBCO Spotfire PlatformPlease contact TIBCO sales
    1. none
    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 EnterprisePlease contact TIBCO sales
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Consumer$25/mo, $250/yr4
    1. per seat
    2. Per Hour (Starting)
    3. none
    4. per seat
    Additional Pricing Details
    For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Appian

    Appian 9.0
    Based on 19 answers
    We recently renewed our license with Appian. We are convinced that its flexibility, relative ease of use, the support they provide, there mobile advancements and their general willingness and desire to see us succeed all contributed to our reason to renew our agreement with Appian
    Michael Campbell, PMP,CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 8.1
    Based on 27 answers
    -Easy to distribute information throughout the enterprise using the webplayer.-Ad hoc analysis is possible throughout the enterprise using business author in the webplayer or the thick client.-Low level of support needed by IT team. Access interfaces with LDAP and numerous other authentication methods.-Possible to continually extend the platform with JavaScript, R scripts, HTML, and custom extensions.-Ability to standardize data logic through pre-built queries in the Information Designer. Everyone in the enterprise is using the same logic-Tagging and bookmarking data allows for quick sharing of insights.-Integration with numerous data sources... flat files, data bases, big data, images, etc.-Much improved mapping capability. Also includes the ability to apply data points over any image.
    Brent Meyers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Appian

    Appian 8.6
    Based on 96 answers
    Appian is a low code environment, because of this, a very good visual interface is required. Appian is providing a feature-rich dashboard [that] we can use for building the dashboards and other interfaces. Appian also provides patches and releases to enhance these features. A developer can start off development just by going through a basic course from the Appian learning community.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 8.3
    Based on 24 answers
    Basic tasks like generating meaningful information from large sets of raw data are very easy. The next step of linking to multiple live data sources and linking those tables and performing on the fly analysis of the imported data is understandably more difficult.
    Brock Robertson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Appian

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 7.2
    Based on 27 answers
    Even though, it's a rather stable and predictable tool that's also fast, it does have some bugs and inconsistencies that shut down the system. Depending on the details, it could happen as often as 2-3 times a week, especially during the development period.
    Alex Naumov | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Appian

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 7.2
    Based on 27 answers
    Generally, the Spotfire client runs with very good performance. There are factors that could affect performance, but normally has to do with loading large analysis files from the library if the database is located some distance away and your global network is not optimal. Once you have your data table(s) loaded in the client application, usually the application is quite good performance-wise.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Appian

    Appian 8.1
    Based on 174 answers
    Appian is one of the leading low code business automation platforms that support RPA, decision rules, case management, workflow automation, and machine learning all in a single bundle. But it is also harder to implement and replace the traditional business process.
    Nabin Poudel | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 8.5
    Based on 48 answers
    Support has been helpful with issues. Support seems to know their product and its capabilities. It would also seem that they have a good sense of the context of the problem; where we are going with this issue and what we want the end outcome to be.
    Tim Daciuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Appian

    Appian 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    As analyst I participated in a developer boot camp. At times it was hard to keep up but most of the time it made sense. Trainer took the time to explain and slowed pace down to answer questions etc.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 7.7
    Based on 52 answers
    The instructor was very in depth and provided relevant training to business users on how to create visualizations. They showed us how to alter settings and filter views, and provided resources for future questions.However, the instructor failed to cover data sources, connecting to data, etc. While it was helpful to see how users can use the data to create reports, they failed to properly instruct us on how to get the dataset in to begin with. We are still trying to figure out connections to certain databases (we have multiple different types).
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Appian

    Appian 6.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Very boring; hard to get through quickly, but rather effective in demonstrating the use of the platform.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 7.9
    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.)
    Emilie Wheeler | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Appian

    Appian 1.6
    Based on 9 answers
    It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
    Peter Newnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 4.0
    Based on 30 answers
    The original architecture I created for our implementation had only a particular set of internal business units in mind. Over the years, Spotfire gained in popularity in our company and was being utilized across many more business units. Soon, its usage went beyond what the original architectural implementation could provide. We've since learned about how the product is used by the different teams and are currently in the middle of rolling out a new architecture.I suggest:
    • Have clearly defined service level agreements with all the teams that will use Spotfire. Your business intelligence group might only need availability during normal working hours, but your production support group might need 24/7 availability. If these groups share one Spotfire server, maintenance of that server might be a problem.
    • Know the different types of data you will be working with. One group might be working with "public" data while another group might work with sensitive data. Design your Library accordingly and with the proper permissions.
    • Know the roles of the users of Spotfire. Will there only be a small set of report writers or does everyone have write access to the Library?
    • ALWAYS add a timestamp prompt to your reports. You don't want multiple users opening a report that will try and pull down millions of rows of data to their local workstations. Another option, of course, is to just hard code a time range in the backing database view (i.e. where activity_date >= sysdate - 90, etc.), but I'd rather educate/train the user base if possible.
    • This probably goes without saying, but if possible, point to a separate reporting database or a logical standby database. You don't want the company pounding on your primaries and take down your order system.
    Michael Soliman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Appian

    Appian has enormously transformed and keeps on updating the product every quarter to meet the latest needs of the world with new innovations & technologies being integrated within the platform. What gives more pleasure than a product that keeps on continuous[ly] improv[ing]?
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire stacks up by performing real-time analytics on the transactional databases whereas Tableau Desktop will be great for historical or OLAP databases. TIBCO Spotfire can provide great advanced data science features when connected or integrated using R/Python thus giving a statistical view for reporting. It works smoothly with huge data sets but sometimes the performance may go down when connecting to multiple data sources at once.
    Ankit Gada ☑ | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Appian

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 7.0
    Based on 4 answers
    In an enterprise architecture, if Spotfire Advanced Data services(Composite Studio),data marts can be managed optimally and scalability in a data perspective is great. As the web player/consumer is directly proportional to RAM, if the enterprise can handle RAM requirement accomodating fail over mechanisms appropraitely, it is definitely scalable,
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Appian

    • I believe it has negatively impacted our release dates. There may have been a misunderstanding as to the learning curve, even though it is "low code."
    • The look and feel of the applications created using Appian have uniformity and it's easier to have "reuse" between applications.
    • There is less developer control when it comes to features. I think this mainly has to do with the amount of plugins available. I would think there should be many more available plugins. But again, our use case is probably different than most others.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    • We can only use it for the free trial period.
    • I have to 'rebuild' the course sample files and accounts on Spotfire every semester.
    • It is perfect as an excellent alternative to Tableau in the course.
    • We have to use the less powerful Cloud version since the majority of the students have Macs. This means we can't use advanced AI features, for example.
    Cindy Corritore | TrustRadius Reviewer

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