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Likelihood to Recommend

QlikView

QlikView is well suited for scenarios where a heavy data is involved or heterogeneous data is there which also requires some manipulation/ cleansing or application of business rules. Also, if the UI dashboard involves complicated formulas to be worked upon, QlikView is well suited.However, if there is a need to quickly create some dashboards where the developer has little knowledge on database/ scripting and also there is no data manipulation required for input data, other technologies other than QlikView can be considered.
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire is perfect for when you need to develop a data analysis tool to be shared and used among many people. However, it is very difficult to learn how to use on your own, so make sure that somebody at your company has familiarity with the software so that you can ask them questions. From what I remember, TIBCO also offers services and training to help new users get started and advanced users get exactly what they want out of Spotfire.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

QlikView
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
QlikView
6.2
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Customizable dashboards
QlikView
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
QlikView
6.8
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

QlikView
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Drill-down analysis
QlikView
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Formatting capabilities
QlikView
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
QlikView
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
QlikView
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

QlikView
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Publish to Web
QlikView
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Publish to PDF
QlikView
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Report Versioning
QlikView
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
QlikView
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

QlikView
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
QlikView
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
QlikView
5.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Predictive Analytics
QlikView
6.8
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Access Control and Security

QlikView
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
QlikView
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
QlikView
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
QlikView
7.7
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

QlikView
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
QlikView
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application
QlikView
5.9
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Dedicated Android Application
QlikView
7.7
TIBCO Spotfire
3.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
QlikView
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

QlikView
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
REST API
QlikView
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Javascript API
QlikView
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
iFrames
QlikView
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Java API
QlikView
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
QlikView
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
QlikView
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0

Pros

QlikView

  • Dashboards can be created easily with basic programming skills. A typical business analyst will not require a developer once the underlying data model is in place.
  • Qlikview can be used as a web based application allowing users to access dashboards anywhere permissions allow.
  • Qlikview provides a variety of pre-built objects that gives designers flexibility to represent data in multiple ways.
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TIBCO Spotfire

  • Dynamic visualizations, I like that it's intuitive to flip between different ways of seeing the data until I can get the story the data is telling.
  • Importing data, I like being able to import a csv (or in the past, use custom sql to query a db) then do multiple transformations (pivot, calc cols, etc.) and create the visualizations I need. Especially beneficial that I can add to or replace the initial imported data and as long as I match the format the transformations and visualizations will update.
  • As great as it is to view data in Spotfire, the universal reporting standard is powerpoint. Spotfire does a good job allowing me to export the visualizations I have created to a format everyone can view.
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Cons

QlikView

  • Qlikview has its own database and management system. Developers are required to build a new data model to get data into Qlikview.
  • Qlikview's web application requires significant memory and processing power from the browser. Complex dashboards can crash your browser if you're running too many things at once.
  • Qlikview dashboards look relatively outdated.
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TIBCO Spotfire

  • The interface makes it a little difficult to try and rearrange or make adjustments to the raw data. It's easy to display the data but not as easy if you have to make some minor tweaks to titles or sorting.
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Likelihood to Renew

QlikView

QlikView 8.8
Based on 29 answers
No longer with the company. I think the product usage died after I left. Personally, I would definitely support renewing the product if I were still with the company. I do wish they would get off the annual subscription model though and allow for a more straight purchase of the product
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.1
Based on 27 answers
Even though Spotfire does have bugs and inconsistencies and other shortcomings, it's certainly doing a great job overall. It provides great value for the money and is user-friendly enough.
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Usability

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 6 answers
QlikView is built in such a way that makes it extremely easy to use - for developers, designers, and users.
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.5
Based on 21 answers
Out of the box, Spotfire is easily usable for simple report development and display in its web-player. Within 3-6 months complex reports can be built by dedicated developers. After 8-12 months, highly efficient, quick, and extraordinary reports can be developed by a developer. Significant work with your database team is required to produce quick reports that use a data connection with large data sets.
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Reliability and Availability

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 4 answers
We have not had any downtime issues with the product nor uncovered any significant bugs
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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

QlikView

QlikView 8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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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

QlikView

QlikView 2.1
Based on 7 answers
Qlik does have a tendency to push back sometimes stating that the issue is not related to QlikView but the system it is hosted on
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 10.0
Based on 22 answers
I have had great success with the support of the product.
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In-Person Training

QlikView

No score
No answers yet
My team attended, but I cannot myself rate, but I think it was good as they've successfully launched a training program at our company themselves for users. It was 3-4 day training.
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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
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Online Training

QlikView

QlikView 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Training was as expected. The demo environments tend to be more fully featured that our own environment, but the training was clear and well delivered.
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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.)
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Implementation

QlikView

QlikView 7.4
Based on 13 answers
It has taken some time to get used to Qlikview and the backend team behind it. From understanding the new regulations on using less images and also pushing for more tools (such as full compatibility on desktop, laptop, ipad, phone). We were given training on this and have helpful tips to find analytics behind Qlikview but it is very much also a learn as you implement system.
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.5
Based on 14 answers
Overall, it was a good implementation but several bugs on the server side persisted a long time without proper identification.
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Alternatives Considered

QlikView

My use of Cognos was as an embedded BI tool inside of a cloud HCM. At the time, you could not marry up data from other external sources with that version. QlikView makes it easy to connect data from multiple sources. As a BI tool I do prefer the Cognos set up, but that's more of personal preference. Security was also different due to the way it was deployed, but QlikView can do anything Cognos did and sometimes better with data visualizations.
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TIBCO Spotfire

Spotfire is much more powerful than Google Drive and more navigable than Microsoft Office. Though Google Drive is free and has collaborative abilities, Spotfire is a really great more professional alternative that still allows collaboration and has excellent graphics. Microsoft Office (excel specifically) is powerful but takes time to learn and is common enough that graphics begin to all look the same. Spotfire is a great way to freshen things up.
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Scalability

QlikView

QlikView 8.9
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

QlikView

  • Speed to market is the really big thing. You can attach to multiple data sources quickly and build a consumable model for a dashboard. It doesn’t require IT talent to build. We have built more dashboards and added more users in the last year, then in our entire history. I was at a company of 30k+ employees before, and we didn't have near this level of BI adoption.
  • As a result, we are seeing benefits across business function. For example, within sales, our pipeline has much more visibility. It allows for much faster decisions on things like quotas. One of our biggest power users is in sales ops. She feels her dashboards load 10x faster than our previous tool and she can make changes on the fly.
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TIBCO Spotfire

  • My role was a little disconnected from this. I don't know but I'd imagine it created a lot of visibility to where money was being lost in manufacturing.
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Pricing Details

QlikView

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

QlikView Editions & Modules

QlikView
Edition
QlikView Desktop
Free1
QlikView
Custom2
1. Personal Edition
2. Per License
Additional Pricing Details
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.

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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