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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

It is ideal for situations where you are pulling together multiple datasets and integrating them into one visualization. It does fall a bit flat for working with more than two Y-Axis sets on combination tables, where Excel is better at displaying that type of information.It also should allow users to manually adjust the vertical axis scale as there may be reasoning in modifying it to a smaller or larger range but maintaining the same data step. It would be ideal to enhance the ability to sort data. For example, there are instances where you want to sort data in a stacked bar chart by something other than count or alphabetically.
Thomas Plumridge P.Geo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Chartio (discontinued)
6.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Chartio (discontinued)
4.7
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Chartio (discontinued)
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
Chartio (discontinued)
7.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

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6.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Chartio (discontinued)
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.9
Formatting capabilities
Chartio (discontinued)
6.9
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Chartio (discontinued)
4.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Chartio (discontinued)
6.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

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3.8
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Publish to Web
Chartio (discontinued)
3.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Publish to PDF
Chartio (discontinued)
6.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Report Versioning
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2.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Chartio (discontinued)
3.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Chartio (discontinued)
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Chartio (discontinued)
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Chartio (discontinued)
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Chartio (discontinued)
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Access Control and Security

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TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Chartio (discontinued)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Chartio (discontinued)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Chartio (discontinued)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

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TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Chartio (discontinued)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application
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TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Chartio (discontinued)
TIBCO Spotfire
3.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Chartio (discontinued)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
REST API
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TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Javascript API
Chartio (discontinued)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
iFrames
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TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Java API
Chartio (discontinued)
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Chartio (discontinued)
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
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TIBCO Spotfire
8.4

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

  • They have an excellent support team. Every one of their support engineers are top quality. You don't have to deal with the dreaded Tier 1, tell me about your problem and then I'll send you to Tier 2 scenario.
  • We're able to quickly build POCs in a matter of days. Spotfire's data wrangling capabilities are amazing, and if you need a little bit more data engineering/data science power, you have the option of using Python or R.
  • Spotfire is very extensible. If there's some advanced visualization that's not available out of the box, we've been able to generate it thru their JSVIZ add-on, which allows us to utilize any JavaScript visualization library (ie. D3, Highcharts, Plotly, Fusioncharts, etc.).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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  • 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

  • Screen resolution. Spotfire has always struggled a bit with getting everything to fit on the screen and with printing/exporting to other applications.
  • Buttons. The latest version has moved a lot of the most used buttons, and put them into these sliding windows where you can't see them all the time as you could before. To me this is a great dis-service, because now I have to click multiple times to get to common functions.
  • Advanced coding. Spotfire offers a lot of expandability through the Tibco Enterprise Runtime for R, but this requires an insurmountable knowledge of what different objects are called, and of the unique programming language that it uses. They market this feature heavily as one of the best things about Spotfire, but it is so incredibly difficult to use or to get started using.
Jonathan Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 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

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 8.5
Based on 25 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 7.7
Based on 16 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 7.7
Based on 16 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 8.4
Based on 28 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

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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 5.7
Based on 18 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 a very good product and stacks up well against the competition for creating customized dashboards. It also has intuitive capabilities to create visualizations that could help the user see their data. Moreover, it also has a lot of options for customization in terms of data slicing, integrations with statistical languages like R, creating multi-page dashboard views, etc.The reason we selected Spotfire was because of all the features mentioned above and also the pricing which was very competitive compared to its competitors in the market.
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 7.3
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 have saved around 10 people-hours a week through Tibco Spotfire, easily a return on investment without accounting for the additional insights.
  • As an example, we have changed the hours of our hot counters in stores as a result of the work we could do in spotfire. this has saved waste and labour in stores.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Chartio (discontinued)

General

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

Chartio (discontinued) Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$401
Professional$601
OrganizationContact sales team
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

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

On-premise Edition
TIBCO Spotfire PlatformPlease 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 EnterprisePlease contact TIBCO sales
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Consumer$25/mo, $250/yr4
    1. Per Seat
    2. Per Hour (Starting)
    3. Per Seat
    Additional Pricing Details
    For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Chartio (discontinued)
    8.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.8

    Likelihood to Renew

    Chartio (discontinued)
    8.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.1

    Usability

    Chartio (discontinued)
    7.6
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.5

    Reliability and Availability

    Chartio (discontinued)
    8.6
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.7

    Performance

    Chartio (discontinued)
    7.3
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.7

    Support Rating

    Chartio (discontinued)
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.4

    In-Person Training

    Chartio (discontinued)
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.7

    Online Training

    Chartio (discontinued)
    8.2
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.9

    Implementation Rating

    Chartio (discontinued)
    7.3
    TIBCO Spotfire
    5.7

    Scalability

    Chartio (discontinued)
    6.8
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.3

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