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TIBCO Spotfire

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Feature Set Ratings

  • TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

7.2

SAP Lumira Discovery

72%
7.6

TIBCO Spotfire

76%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

Customizable dashboards

7.2
72%
98 Ratings
8.5
85%
279 Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
30 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
244 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.4

SAP Lumira Discovery

74%
8.1

TIBCO Spotfire

81%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

7.4
74%
101 Ratings
8.4
84%
274 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

7.1
71%
104 Ratings
7.8
78%
287 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.7
77%
99 Ratings
8.2
82%
259 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
210 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.1

SAP Lumira Discovery

71%
8.1

TIBCO Spotfire

81%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4/4 features

Publish to Web

7.6
76%
83 Ratings
8.3
83%
216 Ratings

Publish to PDF

7.4
74%
95 Ratings
7.9
79%
254 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

6.3
63%
55 Ratings
8.1
81%
165 Ratings

Report Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
18 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

5.6

SAP Lumira Discovery

56%
8.2

TIBCO Spotfire

82%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

7.6
76%
103 Ratings
8.4
84%
292 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.2
72%
96 Ratings
8.1
81%
258 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

2.0
20%
72 Ratings
8.2
82%
222 Ratings

Access Control and Security

SAP Lumira Discovery

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 Lumira Discovery

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 Lumira Discovery

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 Lumira Discovery is rated higher in 4 areas: Availability, Implementation Rating, Vendor post-sale, Vendor pre-sale
  • TIBCO Spotfire is rated higher in 9 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Performance, Support Rating, In-Person Training, Online Training, Configurability, Ease of integration, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

7.6

SAP Lumira Discovery

76%
106 Ratings
7.9

TIBCO Spotfire

79%
320 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Lumira Discovery

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

TIBCO Spotfire

70%
27 Ratings

Usability

7.8

SAP Lumira Discovery

78%
14 Ratings
8.3

TIBCO Spotfire

83%
24 Ratings

Availability

9.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

90%
2 Ratings
7.1

TIBCO Spotfire

71%
27 Ratings

Performance

7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
2 Ratings
7.1

TIBCO Spotfire

71%
27 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
14 Ratings
8.5

TIBCO Spotfire

85%
48 Ratings

In-Person Training

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating
7.7

TIBCO Spotfire

77%
52 Ratings

Online Training

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating
7.9

TIBCO Spotfire

79%
54 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

100%
5 Ratings
4.0

TIBCO Spotfire

40%
30 Ratings

Configurability

2.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

20%
1 Rating
7.1

TIBCO Spotfire

71%
3 Ratings

Ease of integration

5.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

50%
1 Rating
7.0

TIBCO Spotfire

70%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating
7.0

TIBCO Spotfire

70%
4 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating
5.0

TIBCO Spotfire

50%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating
5.0

TIBCO Spotfire

50%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP

Infographics derived from specific data sources appears to be well suited for development using Lumira. The development of executive level dashboards was less appropriate from my perspective. The software does not provide sufficient demonstration or samples for the users to learn from in my opinion.
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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

  • 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.
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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

  • 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.
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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 Lumira Discovery

Starting Price

$185 per user

Editions & Modules

SAP Lumira Discovery editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
SAP Lumira, standard edition1851

Footnotes

  1. per user

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

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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

SAP

SAP Lumira is very good self service analytical tool with powerful capabilities. However need to look into other SAP products in BI space, like SAP SAC. SAP Lumira is more used for custom and complex analytical need in business intelligence area. Also SAP Lumira is going out of maintenance in coming future replaced by SAP SAC.
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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

SAP

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
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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

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
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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

It does not have many bugs or issues since not a lot of new features are being added. The customer support for SAP Lumira Discovery is good and anyone considering this as a self-service tool would be happy. It integrates well in the SAP BI suite of products and the overall experience is positive.
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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

We did not take in-person training
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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

SAP

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.
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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

SAP

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.
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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

SAP

Even though SAP Analytics Cloud is considered to be better in aspects such as data connectivity or analytics, we decided to choose Lumira as it was easier to understand, learn and use. As our business is not really that big and does not require the inclusion of large amounts of data, Lumira was overall the safest and most comfortable option. Also, some members in our team had previous knowledge so it was easier to adapt
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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

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
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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

  • We could obtain original data from vast and detailed corporate and personal data sources.
  • We could share visual analysis results with stakeholders via the cloud, and it could also be viewed on a tablet.
  • It is very flexible and accurate to use. It can be used for forecasting sales, resource planning, and scheduling.
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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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