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Score 8.3 out of 100

TIBCO Spotfire

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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    TIBCO Spotfire

    75%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    30 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    279 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    244 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    TIBCO Spotfire

    81%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    274 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    287 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    210 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    259 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    TIBCO Spotfire

    81%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    216 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    254 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    18 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    165 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    TIBCO Spotfire

    82%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    292 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    258 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    222 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    TIBCO Spotfire

    84%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    226 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    195 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    214 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    TIBCO Spotfire

    74%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    168 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    126 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    139 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    TIBCO Spotfire

    78%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    64 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    62 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    46 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    51 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    63 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    53 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SAP Business Warehouse is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • TIBCO Spotfire is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    SAP BW

    90%
    14 Ratings
    7.9

    TIBCO Spotfire

    79%
    320 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    TIBCO Spotfire

    70%
    27 Ratings

    Usability

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3

    TIBCO Spotfire

    83%
    24 Ratings

    Availability

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1

    TIBCO Spotfire

    71%
    27 Ratings

    Performance

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1

    TIBCO Spotfire

    71%
    27 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    SAP BW

    80%
    4 Ratings
    8.5

    TIBCO Spotfire

    85%
    48 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    TIBCO Spotfire

    77%
    52 Ratings

    Online Training

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9

    TIBCO Spotfire

    79%
    54 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0

    TIBCO Spotfire

    40%
    30 Ratings

    Configurability

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1

    TIBCO Spotfire

    71%
    3 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    TIBCO Spotfire

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    TIBCO Spotfire

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    TIBCO Spotfire

    50%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    TIBCO Spotfire

    50%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SAP

    SAP BW is best for: 1. Large enterprises 2. 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 enterprises 2. Enterprises who have well established, same location, CRM and UFS - the integration of data analysis will be easier and less expensive with other solutions 3. HANA
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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

    SAP

    • It tracks bin locations for parts which can be really helpful.
    • SAP Business Warehouse tells you who has a part checked out so you can find it.
    • It shows current parts shortages so buyers are flagged to get parts on order based on current demand.
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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

    SAP

    • Support comes slow. This is not a limitation of the software itself but could be a symptom from the local office. Once we get support everything works along smoothly.
    • It is always important to review the instructions. This is not a system that does well initially with personalization without review of standard procedures. A log of time can be lost if the technicians and programmers working with the data are not following correct procedures.
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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

    SAP BW

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SAP BW editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      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

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      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

      SAP

      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

      SAP

      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

      SAP

      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.
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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

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      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

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      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

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      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

      SAP

      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.
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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

      SAP

      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

      SAP

      • Exporting of data and reports to Excel is very easy for the end user to interpret and manipulate.
      • Negatively, the speed at which BW retrieves data and reports is very slow and out of date.
      • Addition of daughter application HANA has helped this aging application stay afloat for a few more years. Overall it has been a great tool but it's showing its age very fast.
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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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