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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira is well suited for processing a large amount of data. Analysing those data and work on it as needed. Variety of graphs, charts for identifying trends on market. Format all the data with your own measures, and to apply needed formulas without any expertise on it. Friendly UI, easy to use and learn within a few days.
Anonymous | 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 Lumira Discovery
7.7
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Customizable dashboards
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.7
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP Lumira Discovery
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
Report Formatting Templates
SAP Lumira Discovery
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Drill-down analysis
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Formatting capabilities
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.6
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.2
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP Lumira Discovery
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP Lumira Discovery
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Publish to Web
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Publish to PDF
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Versioning
SAP Lumira Discovery
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.2
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Predictive Analytics
SAP Lumira Discovery
4.2
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Lumira Discovery
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP Lumira Discovery
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP Lumira Discovery
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
SAP Lumira Discovery
TIBCO Spotfire
6.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP Lumira Discovery
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

SAP Lumira Discovery

  • SAP has built in features you would expect from a data visualization package, like easy import from other SAP systems.
  • SAP has most of the typical charts that you would expect in order to visualize your data.
  • SAP allows you to have multiple charts on one visualization for your data.
Anonymous | 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 Lumira Discovery

  • Even though the process of creating visualizations of data is now greatly improved, it could still be a lot better as users become accustomed to this kind of tool and bring forward edge cases the developers did not anticipate.
  • It would be awesome to have a cross platform tool that works on more than just Windows.
  • Some options for specific graphs feel limiting.
Darian Rawson | 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 Lumira Discovery

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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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 2.0
Based on 6 answers
The SAP Lumira is easy to install and learn. Lumira is a perfect tool for the end-users as it is easy to use and the built-in functions can manipulate data as well. Lumira has a lot in store for the developers as well. It is a power-packed tool.
Anonymous | 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

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Lumira is a desktop application runs in its own JVM. It installs its own java runtime libraries to avoid any core java version conflicts. The availability of the application is completely relies on individual machine hardware configuration. On a decent desktop, it performs well and always launches in either 32 or 64 bit environment based on the hosts system's OS
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The performance is linear with amount of data that is being explored. We have done some benchmarks acquiring 10million data cells without having any performance problems. We need to make proper adjustments to jvm run time properties to start with higher heap size and other parameters that optimizes the run time performance
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.1
Based on 4 answers
They have been very supportive to listen to our problems and resolve them quickly. Their customer engagement team works hand-in-hand and treat our success is their success. They are the liaison between us and their engineering teams to get access to and resolve the issues on a timely manner, otherwise our issues would have been lost
Ravi Ada | 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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We did not take in-person training
Ravi Ada | 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

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Most of the user guides are pretty comprehensive and very easy to understand. The product itself is designed to be self-serve tool, did not need much of the end-user training. Most of the training we had is to how to read the data, how to explore the data, how to acquire the data etc.
Ravi Ada | 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

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.6
Based on 3 answers
Installing the desktop software on end-user machines is always challenging. The machine specifications are the biggest factor when running Lumira and be able to handle large datasets during data exploration. This often demands beefy machines at least for power-users. Although Lumira software licensing is not a big problem but managing partner's extensions and keeping track of their individual licenses may be an issue. If there is a way to bundle the more popular extensions such as vSQL or vOLAP should be bundled in core product and offer them as part of Lumira license instead of a separate license which causer operational burden.
Ravi Ada | 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

SAP Lumira Discovery

Both Tableau and QlikView score very highly in end user experience and visualisation development compared to Lumira. However the integration of Lumira with existing Universes you may have or cost implications if you have a SAP BI Suite licence can help shift the preference into Lumira's favour. All three can sit along side a larger BI solution like SAP BI or Cognos.
Anonymous | 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 Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Enterprise wide implementation is a challenge with data security and trustedness. No easy installation can be done across the enterprise. no upgrade paths also available from SAP. They have so much of experience with desktop implementation, there it could be a controlled environment with a capital budget. These may be resolved in the upcoming releases
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Lumira Discovery

  • For my client, the cost of Tableau made Lumira attractive but unfortunately, due to limitations on Lumira... the client is thinking the Tableau investment may have been better for achieving business objectives.
  • Data size limitiations.
Lauren Brands | 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

SAP Lumira Discovery

General

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

SAP Lumira Discovery Editions & Modules

Edition
SAP Lumira, standard edition$1851
  1. per user
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 Lumira Discovery
9.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Lumira Discovery
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1

Usability

SAP Lumira Discovery
2.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5

Reliability and Availability

SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Performance

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Support Rating

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3

In-Person Training

SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7

Online Training

SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Implementation Rating

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire
5.7

Scalability

SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1

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