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TIBCO Spotfire

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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Hyperion

Well suited: For use in multiple offices around the world. I was able to obtain financial reporting data from 5 foreign offices and then consolidate their data with 3 domestic USA offices to prepare a consolidated financial statement.Less Appropriate: Translating the financial value for consulting services could be a bit challenging because that required human interaction and judgement. It would have been great to be able to set up some software to be able to interpret this and let it run for all future project work revenue projection.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

Suitable for even large numbers of data points in both the chemical or biological data domains. Also powerful when calculated columns are to be inserted into tables. The filter and label function is a very powerful feature when subsetting data within one Spotfire project. It is also capable of exporting sheets to PDF format, so it is also convenient to share key findings with others. It is less appropriate for chemical data in less mainstream formats (e.g SDF, MOL2).
Lewis Mervin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Hyperion
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Hyperion
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Hyperion
6.8
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Publish to Web
Oracle Hyperion
6.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Publish to PDF
Oracle Hyperion
6.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Versioning
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Hyperion
7.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Hyperion
6.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Access Control and Security

Oracle Hyperion
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Hyperion
6.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
TIBCO Spotfire

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Hyperion
5.6
TIBCO Spotfire
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Hyperion
6.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
TIBCO Spotfire
3.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Hyperion
6.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Oracle Hyperion
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
Long-term financial planning
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
Financial budgeting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
TIBCO Spotfire
Forecasting
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
Scenario modeling
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire
Management reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
TIBCO Spotfire

Consolidation and Close

Oracle Hyperion
7.8
TIBCO Spotfire
Financial data consolidation
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
Journal entries and reports
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
TIBCO Spotfire
Multi-currency management
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
Intercompany Eliminations
Oracle Hyperion
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire
Minority Ownership
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
Local and consolidated reporting
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
TIBCO Spotfire
Detailed Audit Trails
Oracle Hyperion
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Oracle Hyperion
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
Financial Statement Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
TIBCO Spotfire
Management Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
Excel-based Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.9
TIBCO Spotfire
Automated board and financial reporting
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
TIBCO Spotfire
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire

Analytics

Oracle Hyperion
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire
Personalized dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Color-coded scorecards
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
KPIs
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
Cost and profitability analysis
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
TIBCO Spotfire
Key Performance Indicator setting
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
TIBCO Spotfire
Benchmarking with external data
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire

Integration

Oracle Hyperion
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Flat file integration
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
Excel data integration
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
TIBCO Spotfire
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Hyperion
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
REST API
Oracle Hyperion
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Javascript API
Oracle Hyperion
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
iFrames
Oracle Hyperion
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Java API
Oracle Hyperion
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Hyperion
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Hyperion
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Pros

Oracle Hyperion

  • This product handles budgeting by Employee and/or Position very well. It is highly flexible and allows Hyperion administrators the ability to develop a planning application that fits a variety of different business needs.
  • It is great at calculating benefits using business rules to automate the population of these fringe costs in the overall budget planning process. This greatly reduces user error.
  • It allows you to seed the operating budget based on changes to key drivers, such as percentage increases, flat dollar increases and more detailed changes using business rules.
  • Allows visibility into the plans for each unit across the organization, rolled up into an overall budget for the campus.
  • It handles the creation of budgets with multiple chartfield segments or dimensions, which most other budgeting systems cannot handle well. It can aggregate these very quickly.
Teal Sexton | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

  • Cross tables. Most people call them pivot tables perhaps, from the excel version, but Spotfire does them so much better! Easier to build and arrange, and with tons more options than the excel pivot table.
  • Mapping. The improved mapping capabilities of Spotfire along with its ease of use, allow you to build fabulous looking maps very quickly.
  • Aggregation. Spotfire is built to aggregate, and it does this better and faster than anything else I know of.
Jonathan Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Hyperion

  • One pain point for us is the consolidation and translation process. Needing to translate the data over and over again is frustrating and there is no visibility into how many users are running a translation. If multiple users attempt to translate the same data set, say goodbye to your performance but you have no way of knowing! (Unless you want to pull up a task audit which is not a very realistic expectation). It has the been the quickest way for us to bring the system to it's knees. The consolidation process performs in direct correlation to the complexity of the calculation/consolidation rules. So, while the product is extremely flexible, you still have to be careful how you design your rules and calculations to make sure that you do it on the smallest subset of data as possible to avoid large processing times. This makes sense, but requires some significant expertise that most organizations do not have in-house.
  • The Hyperion Financial Reporting product is ridiculously outdated and clunky to use. The interface for designing reports is not intuitive, and not easy to modify once a report is built. I think there must be a strategic decision to move away from it and go to something more like Oracle BI because I just can't understand why in the world they don't update the reporting product. It also requires a significant level of expertise to be able to use. Not a great solution at all if you want multiple end-users to create reports in something other than Excel. Nobody except the HFM admin (which I used to be) in our company even touches this module.
  • Another pain point is the amount of IT support that is required to run this thing, and again, specialized knowledge of Hyperion products and how they work is required for IT to adequately support it. This goes for application servers and the Oracle database that the applications are running on.
Matt Downing | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

  • Feature parity between web publishing and the Spotfire client: some features of Spotfire that work flawlessly in the Spotfire client break when published to the web. In particular, custom JavaScript inserted into the analysis tends not to render well on the web even if it renders perfectly in the client.
  • Lack of thorough documentation: particularly when comparing Spotfire documentation to the documentation for Python, JMP, or Matlab, Spotfire's documentation is lacking. In particular, I remember finding documentation on custom SQL queries being very sparse. Most often I would base my Spotfire solutions on examples found on forums rather than on official TIBCO advice.
  • The execution time of custom R data functions: TIBCO Spotfire uses its own implementation of the R runtime (called TERR, TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R) which I noticed to be significantly slower than the open-source runtime for certain tasks.
  • Error reporting: error reporting by both TERR and IronPython is very opaque and makes debugging very difficult.
Josh Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 5.0
Based on 1 answer
We're in the middle of the road because we are not sure that other products on the market fit the bill for what we need yet. Hyperion is expensive and burdensome from an administrator and maintenance standpoint, but it still seems to be the best solution for what we need. Show us an equally capable SaaS consolidation product and we'll talk again.
Matt Downing | 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

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.9
Based on 21 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

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 9.0
Based on 13 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

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 9.0
Based on 13 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.
Cordell Yin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The premium support team provides much needed dedicated customer service which we are after for what we have paid for this service. We are satisfied with the service and support and do not have any instance where there was an issue that requires escalation to get the right support team. Though the incidence of major issues that requires the premium support are less, we prefer to keep this as a safety net.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 10.0
Based on 23 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

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.7
Based on 52 answers
I have only had the basic training. It was very useful for new users. The majority of what is taught in the training can be self-taught by daily use of the product. However there were also many things I learned even after using the product for over a year. I would highly recommend investing in the training offered by TIBCO
Cal Humphrey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.0
Based on 14 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

Oracle Hyperion

I use Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Mangement because the company I work at requires me to use it in the Financial Planning sector as most of their data is stored in it. I am open minded and ready to use other performance management tools created by Oracle if my work permits.
Ricky Bhatia | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

The advantage of Spotfire over Tableau or Domo is the advanced modeling capabilities. Although Tableau and Domo have created interfaces with R, they are nowhere near as easy to implement as they are in Spotfire. The advantage of Spotfire over SAS Enterprise Miner is the broader range of easily created visualizations that don't require an experienced data scientist. Spotfire, of course, does not have some of the advanced modeling capabilities of say a SAS Enterprise Miner nor the zooming ability that Qlick Sense offers. Overall, it stacks up well.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The program has proved to be very useful and allows for analyzing various forms of data.
Justin Ricker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Hyperion

  • Oracle Hyperion allows us to automate and consolidate financial data that used to be performed manually in spreadsheets. From that perspective the ROI is huge.
  • Oracle Hyperion functionality is extensive and allows us to perform most functions for planning, consolidating and reporting on our financial data.
  • One negative with Oracle Hyperion is that it is complicated to implement and maintain. It takes expertise at all levels (infrastructure and management) to realize the benefits from it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

  • Interactive reporting, slice and dice.
  • Time saving as the Web player can be used for analyzing data interactively.
  • Analytics and visualization in the same tool.
  • Primarily business intelligence and reporting costs are saved once it is set up with the ability to dissect data in a useful manner without the need for an extensive reporting team. This is useful in terms of cost savings.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Oracle Hyperion

General

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

Oracle Hyperion Editions & Modules

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

    Oracle Hyperion
    7.8
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.7

    Likelihood to Renew

    Oracle Hyperion
    5.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.1

    Usability

    Oracle Hyperion
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.9

    Reliability and Availability

    Oracle Hyperion
    TIBCO Spotfire
    9.0

    Performance

    Oracle Hyperion
    TIBCO Spotfire
    9.0

    Support Rating

    Oracle Hyperion
    8.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    10.0

    In-Person Training

    Oracle Hyperion
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.7

    Online Training

    Oracle Hyperion
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.9

    Implementation Rating

    Oracle Hyperion
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.0

    Scalability

    Oracle Hyperion
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.0

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