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Qlik Sense

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Score 8 out of 100

TIBCO Spotfire

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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Qlik Sense ranks higher in 3 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Access Control and Security, Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
  • TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Mobile Capabilities

BI Standard Reporting

8.0

Qlik Sense

80%
7.5

TIBCO Spotfire

75%
Qlik Sense ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.0
80%
220 Ratings
7.3
73%
30 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.3
83%
318 Ratings
8.5
85%
279 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

7.8
78%
234 Ratings
6.9
69%
244 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.9

Qlik Sense

79%
8.1

TIBCO Spotfire

81%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.3
83%
327 Ratings
8.4
84%
274 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

7.6
76%
320 Ratings
7.8
78%
287 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

7.6
76%
160 Ratings
8.1
81%
210 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.1
81%
305 Ratings
8.2
82%
259 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.9

Qlik Sense

79%
8.1

TIBCO Spotfire

81%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4/5 features

Publish to Web

7.9
79%
216 Ratings
8.3
83%
216 Ratings

Publish to PDF

7.8
78%
263 Ratings
7.9
79%
254 Ratings

Report Versioning

7.5
75%
183 Ratings
8.0
80%
18 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.1
81%
188 Ratings
8.1
81%
165 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

8.2
82%
115 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.9

Qlik Sense

79%
8.2

TIBCO Spotfire

82%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

8.0
80%
312 Ratings
8.4
84%
292 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.0
80%
289 Ratings
8.1
81%
258 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.6
76%
202 Ratings
8.2
82%
222 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.6

Qlik Sense

86%
8.4

TIBCO Spotfire

84%
Qlik Sense ranks higher in 3/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.7
87%
281 Ratings
8.6
86%
226 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.5
85%
278 Ratings
8.2
82%
195 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.4
84%
280 Ratings
8.5
85%
214 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

8.7
87%
223 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

7.0

Qlik Sense

70%
7.4

TIBCO Spotfire

74%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

8.0
80%
221 Ratings
8.3
83%
168 Ratings

Mobile Application

7.5
75%
146 Ratings
7.7
77%
126 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

7.5
75%
191 Ratings
7.6
76%
139 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

8.1

Qlik Sense

81%
7.8

TIBCO Spotfire

78%
Qlik Sense ranks higher in 5/6 features

REST API

8.6
86%
132 Ratings
7.7
77%
64 Ratings

Javascript API

8.1
81%
100 Ratings
7.7
77%
62 Ratings

iFrames

7.9
79%
99 Ratings
7.1
71%
46 Ratings

Java API

7.9
79%
76 Ratings
7.6
76%
51 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

8.2
82%
102 Ratings
8.4
84%
63 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

8.3
83%
89 Ratings
8.2
82%
53 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Qlik Sense is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, In-Person Training, Online Training, Implementation Rating, Vendor post-sale, Vendor pre-sale
  • TIBCO Spotfire is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Qlik Sense

80%
335 Ratings
7.9

TIBCO Spotfire

79%
320 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.6

Qlik Sense

86%
7 Ratings
7.0

TIBCO Spotfire

70%
27 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Qlik Sense

80%
11 Ratings
8.3

TIBCO Spotfire

83%
24 Ratings

Availability

Qlik Sense

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1

TIBCO Spotfire

71%
27 Ratings

Performance

Qlik Sense

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1

TIBCO Spotfire

71%
27 Ratings

Support Rating

7.4

Qlik Sense

74%
13 Ratings
8.5

TIBCO Spotfire

85%
48 Ratings

In-Person Training

9.1

Qlik Sense

91%
1 Rating
7.7

TIBCO Spotfire

77%
52 Ratings

Online Training

9.1

Qlik Sense

91%
1 Rating
7.9

TIBCO Spotfire

79%
54 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.3

Qlik Sense

73%
9 Ratings
4.0

TIBCO Spotfire

40%
30 Ratings

Configurability

Qlik Sense

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1

TIBCO Spotfire

71%
3 Ratings

Ease of integration

Qlik Sense

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

TIBCO Spotfire

70%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Qlik Sense

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

TIBCO Spotfire

70%
4 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

9.1

Qlik Sense

91%
1 Rating
5.0

TIBCO Spotfire

50%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

9.1

Qlik Sense

91%
1 Rating
5.0

TIBCO Spotfire

50%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Qlik

For example, you can make detailed sales analyzes of a product group on the basis of countries and years. As I wrote before, specifically; I'm analyzing the market sale information of household products depending on region and country. In Qlik Sense we developed a dashboard that helps us to reach more trend information and product needs country by country. And then we reshape our product specifications and futures for specific regions. Thus, we can increase our market share. I also use a dashboard that tracks projects' resources, critical milestones, and timelines. All projects can be viewed by everyone at the same time.
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TIBCO Software Inc.

TIBCO Spotfire works well for handling everything from simple to highly complex and large datasets. Geospatial data works especially well, as the geospatial analytics capability afforded by TIBCO Spotfire is second to none. We have migrated many workflows that were previously performed in Excel using pivot tables to within TIBCO Spotfire. This has enabled us to increase efficiently and capability when analyzing new data.
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Pros

Qlik

  • The intelligent technology of Qlik Sense educates us to be much more accurate in each of the processes that we build, that is to say that this program is an accomplice to manipulate our data.
  • One of the greatest virtues that this program offers us is that it considerably increases the speed with which we can act and the efficiency of our operations.
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TIBCO Software Inc.

  • 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
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Cons

Qlik

  • Data analysis in data groups is of great help that allows us to visualize impressive results, however, these tools that are so useful and tremendous to us are not easy to use.
  • Windows are not very friendly or intuitive.
  • The support or customer service leaves a lot to be desired.
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TIBCO Software Inc.

  • They should introduce Python native visualizations
  • Learning Materials for basic and Intermediate level should be made free. This helps to attract and onboard new users.
  • Jupyter integration will be a great improvement.
  • There should be approach available for parallel development. For Example, Two person should be able to edit and save same dashboard if they are working with different components.
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Pricing Details

Qlik Sense

Starting Price

$30 per month

Editions & Modules

Qlik Sense editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Qlik Sense Business$30.001
Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaSContact sales2

Footnotes

  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional 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

Pricing

TIBCO Spotfire

Starting Price

$0 per seat

Editions & Modules

TIBCO Spotfire editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Analyst$125/mo, $1250/yr1
TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Business Author$65/mo, $650/yr2
TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services$0.993
TIBCO Spotfire PlatformPlease contact TIBCO sales4
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud EnterprisePlease contact TIBCO sales5
TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Consumer$25/mo, $250/yr6

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

Pricing Info

Likelihood to Renew

Qlik

Qlik Sense is a constantly improving it's software and working with its' users to make it better. They are great at keeping their users informed of progress and care about delivering a quality product
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TIBCO Software Inc.

-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.
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Usability

Qlik

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
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TIBCO Software Inc.

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.
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Reliability and Availability

Qlik

No answers on this topic

TIBCO Software Inc.

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.
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Performance

Qlik

No answers on this topic

TIBCO Software Inc.

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.
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Support Rating

Qlik

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.
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TIBCO Software Inc.

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.
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In-Person Training

Qlik

The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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TIBCO Software Inc.

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).
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Online Training

Qlik

The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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TIBCO Software Inc.

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.)
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Implementation Rating

Qlik

Hire Qlik consultants. It's better done by them or with their aid.
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TIBCO Software Inc.

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.
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Alternatives Considered

Qlik

The customization of the platform opens up plenty of other options depending on the use cases. The API layer is incredibly rich and makes integration of Qlik based visualization into web pages a simple and effective pattern. It's been very easy to use with a great community made up of professionals. Qlik Sense has introduces artificial Intelligence into my data visualization and reporting activity.
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TIBCO Software Inc.

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.
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Scalability

Qlik

No answers on this topic

TIBCO Software Inc.

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,
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Return on Investment

Qlik

  • The direct impact on revenue has not been attributable or measurable because every dashboard or data set on Qlik Sense is just a reflection of what has gone wrong or where we missed an opportunity
  • The subscription amount was a burn on our cash reserves as it was a year-long subscription
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TIBCO Software Inc.

  • 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.
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