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Qlik Sense

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TIBCO Spotfire

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Likelihood to Recommend

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is well suited for complex data analysis. The Pivot chart reporting feature, for example, helps to efficiently organize and present data that might otherwise be tough to drill into and analyze. Qlik Sense is perhaps a less appropriate tool or software when it comes to requirements that are oriented a lot towards statistics, rather than business intelligence reporting.
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TIBCO Spotfire

Spotfire is a more capable analytics tool than Tableau or PowerBI, for example. It makes analysis accessible to non-analytics users and augments Excel well. It also blends data very well. The learning curve is a little steeper but otherwise it best suited for analytics professionals looking to provide visualizations to their work.
Jim Putnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Qlik Sense
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Qlik Sense
7.9
TIBCO Spotfire
6.5
Customizable dashboards
Qlik Sense
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Qlik Sense
6.8
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Qlik Sense
7.7
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Qlik Sense
8.7
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Qlik Sense
7.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Qlik Sense
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Qlik Sense
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Qlik Sense
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Publish to Web
Qlik Sense
8.7
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Publish to PDF
Qlik Sense
6.8
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Report Versioning
Qlik Sense
6.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Qlik Sense
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Qlik Sense
8.7
TIBCO Spotfire

Data Discovery and Visualization

Qlik Sense
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Qlik Sense
7.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Qlik Sense
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Qlik Sense
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3

Access Control and Security

Qlik Sense
8.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Qlik Sense
8.7
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Qlik Sense
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Qlik Sense
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Qlik Sense
8.9
TIBCO Spotfire

Mobile Capabilities

Qlik Sense
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Qlik Sense
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Qlik Sense
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Qlik Sense
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
6.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Qlik Sense
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Qlik Sense
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
REST API
Qlik Sense
9.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Javascript API
Qlik Sense
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
iFrames
Qlik Sense
6.6
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Java API
Qlik Sense
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Qlik Sense
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Qlik Sense
6.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1

Pros

Qlik Sense

  • I use the smart search feature often to help locate key parts of information across data sources.
  • The expression editor is fairly easy to learn even if you don't have an advanced background.
  • The data load editor has both advanced and basic functionality depending on your skill level and business needs.
Daniel Huddleston | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

  • Functional dashboards which can be understood quickly by those who use them
  • Great visualizations for disparate data sets
  • Ease of integration of multiple data sets into one consolidated data table
  • Linking of standalone data tables with data pulled from an API link through information links
Thomas Plumridge P.Geo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Qlik Sense

  • End the "No Access Pass" issue. If people can't use Qlik, they will drop out.
  • Load scripts/QVDs can easily become too heavy, crashing apps when they run. Partial or layered loads would be welcome.
  • Give more ability to end-users to pick fields and order and allow them to extract reports (user stories don't work well) to known most common formats such as pdf and ppt.
  • Make Nprinting user friendly.
  • Better on-screen visuals.
  • Scalable embedding within software solutions.
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

Likelihood to Renew

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 8.1
Based on 4 answers
We only recently started moving the product to the different departments. I'd like to wait and see what the adoption rate is.
Anonymous | 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

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 8.0
Based on 10 answers
Standard user interface and powerful analytic functions is GREAT.As technical person working in the background there are more things to do to make this a completely great tool.Some functions that should be standard requires consult scripting and hours.Now we are using it quite advanced and with many servers and in combination with QlikView. So overall I love the tool. But it could be better and user friendly and powerful in the background
Christer Andersson | 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

Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.6
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

Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.6
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

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 7.2
Based on 12 answers
Not only can you ask the support team for help, but you can also ask the community. Also with the community there is a vast amount of problems that have already been solved. The problem you are encountering has a likely chance of already being discussed and even solved in the community section saving you time from reaching out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.3
Based on 49 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

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 8.2
Based on 8 answers
Hire Qlik consultants. It's better done by them or with their aid.
Mohan Suswaram | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 5.7
Based on 31 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

Qlik Sense

Back in the day when we had to make a decision which tool to use for BI reporting, Qlik Sense's feature set with multiple data sources and open data model was the clear winner. Power BI has evolved a lot since then, and today the comparison might be a lot tighter.
Martti Kontula | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

The only other tool we use in my course is Tableau. Tableau is very popular regionally (Omaha, NE), runs locally on Mac and PC, is free for students and faculty, and has a web outlet for sharing. It also plays well with AWS. For these reasons, we use it as the primary visualization tool in the course. As I mentioned earlier, we use [TIBCO] Spotfire as an example of another tool that is popular and excellent. I have found that Spotfire is easier for them to use for many tasks, such as quickly building a visual, adjusting variables and data, and synchronizing charts.
Cindy Corritore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.2
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

Qlik Sense

  • Once an app is published and running good, we can quickly see the time we save to analyze data
  • It's hard sometimes to realize the money we save by using this system
  • People start understanding the power of data and asking more questions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

  • For me Spotfire is a huge time saver. I can build the pivot table I need to quickly answer questions here faster and with more confidence than anything else I have seen.
  • The ability to see data in new and creative visualisations instead of just plain tables, allows for better decisions, and cleaner data (you see the mistakes so much easier).
Jonathan Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Qlik Sense

General

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

Qlik Sense Editions & Modules

Edition
Qlik Sense Business$30.001
Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaSContact sales
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
Qlik Sense Enterprise: Perpetual license basis, based on number of users Qlik Sense Enterprise: Subscription, based on number of users Qlik Sense Desktop: FREE Qlik Sense Cloud: FREE

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
  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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Qlik Sense
7.8
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Qlik Sense
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1

Usability

Qlik Sense
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Qlik Sense
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6

Performance

Qlik Sense
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6

Support Rating

Qlik Sense
7.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3

In-Person Training

Qlik Sense
9.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7

Online Training

Qlik Sense
9.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Implementation Rating

Qlik Sense
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
5.7

Scalability

Qlik Sense
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2

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