What users are saying about
137 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
760 Ratings
137 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.6 out of 100

TIBCO Spotfire

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
760 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP BW

SAP BW is best for:1. Large enterprises2. Enterprises with 3+ legacy systems with entrenched users (politically difficult to merge)3. Enterprises with employees who can understand both the technical capabilities of SAP BW and the needs of the business users - ability to speak both languages, otherwise the program could be unwieldy and potentially underutilized (it's not particularly inexpensive)SAP BW is less appropriate for:1. Small enterprises2. Enterprises who have well established, same location, CRM and UFS - the integration of data analysis will be easier and less expensive with other solutions3. HANA
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
Customizable dashboards
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Drill-down analysis
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Formatting capabilities
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Publish to Web
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Publish to PDF
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Report Versioning
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Predictive Analytics
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2

Access Control and Security

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
6.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
REST API
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Javascript API
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
iFrames
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Java API
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1

Pros

SAP BW

  • it has the best availability tool for generating different reports like Bex analyzer
  • different data models like sementic data model for different data management systems
  • can easily integrate and generate the reports from different sources like XML file uploading, 3rd party data sources etc...
Pradeep Bele | 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

SAP BW

  • I wish it could hold a part where even though it is not in use yet, but you know you will need it, it won't allow it to be checked it rather than put on backorder.
  • Some of the menu paths can be a little difficult to remember or follow.
  • It is not easy for a novice user to go in and create a report quickly.
Brandi Brown-Lang | 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

SAP BW

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP BW

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP BW

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.5
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

SAP BW

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.5
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

SAP BW

SAP BW 8.0
Based on 4 answers
SAP BW is a consolidated tool. There are thousands of SAP notes in order to solve your problems and in case do not exist, SAP support will help you on the issue you face.
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

SAP BW

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP BW

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

SAP BW

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP BW

SAP Business Warehouse scores higher in data warehouse functionalities for integration to SAP ERP and other SAP solutions such as SAP CRM, SAP APO, and SAP SRM. Standard SAP data source extractors which are available in SAP ERP can be used immediately for full or delta replication into SAP Business Warehouse. System governance in SAP Business Warehouse is top-notch with change management support for migration between system landscape from the development system to production system.
Julius Shen | 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

SAP BW

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.1
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

SAP BW

  • The positive Return on Investment we receive with the software was the ability to import decades of data. We were then able to review the materials see trends we were previously unable to see without intense work.
  • The only negative impact was applying the training and changing procedures to deal with the software. This worked out, obviously, because this is not a software to be using without proper training.
Alfred Brock | 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

Screenshots

Pricing Details

SAP BW

General

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

SAP BW 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
  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

SAP BW
8.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1

Usability

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5

Reliability and Availability

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Performance

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Support Rating

SAP BW
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3

In-Person Training

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7

Online Training

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Implementation Rating

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
5.7

Scalability

SAP BW
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1

Add comparison