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51 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

TIBCO Spotfire

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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

6.0

Chartio (discontinued)

60%
7.3

TIBCO Spotfire

73%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

3.6
36%
14 Ratings
7.1
71%
30 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

7.7
77%
18 Ratings
8.2
82%
277 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

6.7
67%
14 Ratings
6.6
66%
242 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

5.7

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57%
7.9

TIBCO Spotfire

79%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

6.9
69%
13 Ratings
8.3
83%
272 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

6.2
62%
12 Ratings
7.5
75%
285 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

3.1
31%
5 Ratings
7.8
78%
208 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

6.5
65%
13 Ratings
8.0
80%
257 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

3.4

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34%
8.0

TIBCO Spotfire

80%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4/4 features

Publish to Web

2.7
27%
9 Ratings
8.3
83%
214 Ratings

Publish to PDF

6.2
62%
17 Ratings
7.7
77%
252 Ratings

Report Versioning

2.0
20%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
18 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

2.7
27%
12 Ratings
8.1
81%
163 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.5

Chartio (discontinued)

75%
7.9

TIBCO Spotfire

79%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 2/3 features

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

7.2
72%
15 Ratings
8.1
81%
290 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.2
72%
12 Ratings
7.8
78%
256 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
220 Ratings

Access Control and Security

Chartio (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

TIBCO Spotfire

81%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
224 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
193 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
212 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

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Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

TIBCO Spotfire

73%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
166 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
124 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
138 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

TIBCO Spotfire

76%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
62 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
60 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
44 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
49 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
61 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
51 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Chartio (discontinued) is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Availability, Performance, Online Training, Implementation Rating
  • TIBCO Spotfire is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Chartio (discontinued)

80%
30 Ratings
7.8

TIBCO Spotfire

78%
318 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

Chartio (discontinued)

80%
24 Ratings
7.0

TIBCO Spotfire

70%
27 Ratings

Usability

7.6

Chartio (discontinued)

76%
6 Ratings
8.3

TIBCO Spotfire

83%
24 Ratings

Availability

8.6

Chartio (discontinued)

86%
4 Ratings
7.1

TIBCO Spotfire

71%
27 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Chartio (discontinued)

73%
2 Ratings
7.1

TIBCO Spotfire

71%
27 Ratings

Support Rating

Chartio (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

TIBCO Spotfire

85%
48 Ratings

In-Person Training

Chartio (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

TIBCO Spotfire

77%
52 Ratings

Online Training

8.2

Chartio (discontinued)

82%
1 Rating
7.9

TIBCO Spotfire

79%
54 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.3

Chartio (discontinued)

73%
2 Ratings
4.0

TIBCO Spotfire

40%
30 Ratings

Product Scalability

6.8

Chartio (discontinued)

68%
2 Ratings
7.0

TIBCO Spotfire

70%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio is a great tool for building presentable dashboards. It can export, you can add read-only access, and it has permissions levels by dashboard for users. There are other data analysis tools that help to analyze the data, but few allow for such a nice presentation
Kyle Epps | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

I was asked to analyze a huge distributed data set and it was no feasible to develop Data Model level that quickly. Spotfire's scripting capabilities helped a lot to convert the requirements in to a feasible requirement, it allowed to programmatically read data, dynamically transform and visualize on the fly. This was not feasible with other tools, without having a data layer established. This saved a lot of time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Chartio (discontinued)

  • Direct linkage to our databases. Abstracts away the visualization layer so we can focus on the data and the queries.
  • Host of graphs and tools that permits all types of data visualizations.
  • Haven't quite used this yet, but there is a new embedding feature that will be very helpful so that we can embed the charts into a company central dash.
Anonymous | 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

Chartio (discontinued)

  • There is not a last full month date range option. You can still get the range that you need, but the dashboards will have to be manually updated to exclusively display one whole month.
  • When building a chart, the area which displays your tables and fields is finite. You can't adjust the size to make it easier to see. They do allow a mouse-over to see the entire name of your table/field, but I would prefer to adjust the width.
  • Once you modify a query in the Custom Query tab, there doesn't seem to be a way to go back to using the U.I.
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

Chartio (discontinued)

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Chartio (discontinued) Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$401
Professional$601
OrganizationContact sales team
  1. per user/per month
  2. none
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

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 8.0
Based on 24 answers
Great customer support: You will receive an answer by email usually within 20-30 minutes. Not only that but our CSMs for Chartio go out of their way to help, they have even created charts for some of the less experienced users that wanted an example to work from. We have had nothing but great experiences with this team.
Devin Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.0
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

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 7.6
Based on 6 answers
I really like using Chartio. I use it on a daily basis for pulling data from different sources and combining data (the explore tab was a great idea for this use). I think I would give it 8/10 because there needs to be more documentation or maybe blog posts about things people are doing with it. I only have my own ideas about what to do /how to graph things. I know there are some articles, but it would be awesome to have a section on the neat dashboards people are building or how they show data in different ways. Another complaint is how much time it takes to load. I know our databases aren't set up precisely for Chartio and I have been creating data stores. But the data stores have so many more limitations that adds a whole new layer of frustration. Love the product, keep up the good work and the fast fixes.
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

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 8.6
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.1
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

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 7.3
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.1
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

Chartio (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Chartio (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I use self learning materials. Pretty helpful. I find myself having to go back to the "drilldown" instructions though, and have a hard time finding hidden variables on a dashboard, so perhaps there is room for intuitive improvements (or maybe I'm just being lazy)
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

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 7.3
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio so far has been the easiest BI tool to setup and has also been the most affordable. There are some other, great, BI tools out there but they were a bit to heavy handed for what we needed. Also - despite the high cost per user in Chartio, the other tools were still more expensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire is beyond an ordinary BI tool. It is capable of providing fit-for-purpose solutions and multifaceted, time-efficient dashboards which can be developed with a few button clicks to highly complex, scalable, and contemporary visual solutions with popular enablers such as on-demand and self-service analytics. It is one of the most preferred BI and analytics partners for various business needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 6.8
Based on 2 answers
Chartio has worked well as our datawarehouse has rapidly expanded, and the usability/performance hasn't seemed to have suffered. What we haven't yet realized is additional savings from additional users. We have some dashboard needs for users who truly just view of a few charts, and the licensing structure hasn't yet been structured in a way that would support that type of approach...having 50 "core" licenses, and then potentially several hundred view only licenses for partners that would use the application infrequently.
Asa Pogrelis | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Chartio (discontinued)

No answers on this topic

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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