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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI

The recommendation for a company would be that with this free/low-cost tool for desktop it can help a lot in making decisions and thereby get a result that you can visualize if your company is on the right path. The user will also get some more creativity about the creation of the panels.
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire is perfect when you need to make a fast deploy to provide information with very good reports. It's very cost effective and high - performance.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft Power BI
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Publish to Web
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Publish to PDF
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Report Versioning
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
TIBCO Spotfire

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Access Control and Security

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
TIBCO Spotfire

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft Power BI
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Dedicated Android Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
3.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Microsoft Power BI
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
REST API
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Javascript API
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
iFrames
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Java API
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0

Pros

Microsoft Power BI

  • Easily connect to multiple databases or cloud solutions.
  • Possibility to modify datasets or change formatting in Power BI vs having to modify data at the source.
  • Since Power BI can cache locally some of the data, it's possible to continue working offline on datasets.
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TIBCO Spotfire

  • Very fast to create new dashboards, system provides automatically options to make fine reports
  • Very good filters, easy to use for non-analysts, good graphics and a lot of possibilities to create reports
  • Very good technical support
  • Very good price with top performance
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Cons

Microsoft Power BI

  • Microsoft Power BI could become a little more user friendly and added videos for training. This is one place where Tableau does a little better.
  • Power BI also needs to become available in the cloud for better usage.
  • Power BI deployment flexibility needs to be improved. This is better in other software.
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TIBCO Spotfire

  • The software takes a while to start up. It's almost like using a Windows 7 machine with an old hard drive.
  • Sometimes creating the most aesthetically-pleasing graphic takes a long time. This is because of the many adjustments that have to be made to a graph in Spotfire. Some other visualization software makes it easier.
  • Although Spotfire has a number of advanced modeling capabilities, it would be nice to have more rather than having to build R scripts for some of the more advanced models.
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Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.1
Based on 27 answers
I have seen licenses being reviewed by the client and end users of the product regularly.
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Usability

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.9
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.5
Based on 21 answers
Very easy to use and not too difficult to deploy
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Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.0
Based on 12 answers
We haven't faced any availability issues yet. We are using physical Unix boxes for the Spotfire server and Windows for Web Players.Please do check hardware requirements before installing the product.
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Performance

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 9.0
Based on 12 answers
Spotfire can store data in its memory, and that data can be shared across multiple users. This way users who log-in at different times don't have to wait for a report to fetch the data from database.
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Support

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 10.0
Based on 22 answers
TIBCO has been very supportive and responsive. They have great, highly-qualified resources.
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In-Person Training

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.7
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

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.9
Based on 54 answers
We subscribed to the 8-week "Report Author Bootcamp." This is sufficient to familiarize one with the visualization side of Spotfire, but not the data engine side of Spotfire. At the time that I started using Spotfire there was not a "data engine" training course. We learned this side of Spotfire primarily through trail and error.
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Implementation

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.5
Based on 14 answers
The implementation seemed to be a smooth change.
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Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Power BI

It is easy to store and retrieve data so that when there is a turnover we are able to find information that someone entered and then use that for the upcoming prospective reports. Also the visuals we are able to generate through the programming help us quickly build reports and share out to the community.
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TIBCO Spotfire

Ease of use, easy to learn, fully functional out of the box, cost acceptable.
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Scalability

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 9.0
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

Microsoft Power BI

  • It's a good start for setting up customized dashboards.
  • Available for all users based on Office 365 platform we have in place.
  • Doesn't really allow depth of report - specifically customization of visual displays.
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TIBCO Spotfire

  • Faster data output.
  • More consistent displays.
  • More universal use across the office.
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Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Microsoft Power BI
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

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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