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Likelihood to Recommend

Tableau Desktop

We use Tableau when we want to obtain a fast and efficient result, since this option allows to work with data in real time or in memory, being able to extract massive data for a limited exploration quickly, using technology of database and computational graphics to analyze enormous sets of data and which is used in the different areas of the organization when we want to have quick results and easy to analyze according to the graphics presented.
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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

Tableau Desktop
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Tableau Desktop
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Customizable dashboards
Tableau Desktop
9.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Tableau Desktop
7.7
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

Tableau Desktop
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Tableau Desktop
8.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Formatting capabilities
Tableau Desktop
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Tableau Desktop
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Tableau Desktop
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Tableau Desktop
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Publish to Web
Tableau Desktop
8.7
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Publish to PDF
Tableau Desktop
8.7
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Report Versioning
Tableau Desktop
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Tableau Desktop
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Tableau Desktop
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire

Data Discovery and Visualization

Tableau Desktop
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Tableau Desktop
8.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Tableau Desktop
8.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Predictive Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Access Control and Security

Tableau Desktop
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Tableau Desktop
8.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
Tableau Desktop
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Tableau Desktop
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Tableau Desktop
7.8
TIBCO Spotfire

Mobile Capabilities

Tableau Desktop
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Tableau Desktop
8.5
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Tableau Desktop
7.7
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Dedicated Android Application
Tableau Desktop
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
3.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Tableau Desktop
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Tableau Desktop
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
REST API
Tableau Desktop
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Javascript API
Tableau Desktop
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
iFrames
Tableau Desktop
6.8
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Java API
Tableau Desktop
7.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Tableau Desktop
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Tableau Desktop
7.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0

Pros

Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
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TIBCO Spotfire

  • TIBCO Spotfire performs well for analysts that need more than just real-time data visualizations. These analysts need the ability to create advanced models.
  • TIBCO Spotfire's graphs are a little bit more difficult to create than some other data visualization tools. I think this comes with the advantage of allowing the user a greater ability to customize visualizations.
  • The suggested graphs part of creating graphs is world class. It offers more than just one suggestion and makes it easy for the user to create usable graphics.
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Cons

Tableau Desktop

  • Improvements in the fast analysis data engine were designed to make queries much faster
  • We can take more advantage of the capabilities of the source databases to run more queries at the same time; this being a new feature of parallel queries improving the performance of dashboards in Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.
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TIBCO Spotfire

  • The analytics interface could be improved.
  • Support for financial libraries and inbuilt libraries could be increased.
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Likelihood to Renew

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.1
Based on 27 answers
I have seen licenses being reviewed by the client and end users of the product regularly.
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Usability

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.7
Based on 23 answers
There is a learning curve but they have dozens of videos to step you through projects which are a great start for anyone. They are nice and short but cover a specific area with linkages to the next video in the series. I've often fired up one similar to a new project of mine and simply stepped through it. This is where you get the boss to give you a large second (or even third) monitor to boost your productivity. If she doesn't then start looking for a better place to work!
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.5
Based on 21 answers
The product's interface for visualization is very user friendly and takes minimal learning.If you want to use the analytics part (separate from visualization), there may be a learning curve and the necessary skills required.But for visualization part, very little curve is required and the product is very intuitive.
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Reliability and Availability

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
Have seen issues with the vertica DB driver which manifest as errors for the end user.
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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

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.3
Based on 9 answers
It performs as well as could be expected; the challenge is making sure the data is organized correctly to optimize performance.
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 9.0
Based on 12 answers
Considering the amount of data Spotfire supports, and the ability to connect to so many different data sources, the performance is really strong; specially, if you are working with v5.5
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Support

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 10.0
Based on 22 answers
TIBCO has been very supportive and responsive. They have great, highly-qualified resources.
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In-Person Training

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
Extensive and beneficial - users have shown great benefit of training and put it to practical use.
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.7
Based on 52 answers
We've repeatedly subscribed to a two-day in-person training course that focuses on the visualization aspects of Spotfire. While the trainers are reluctant to deviate from the curriculum it has generally received good reviews in helping users venture into the basic aspects of Spotfire. This course does not touch Spotfire's data engine or expressions used with visualizations. We've also had a one-day "ad-hoc" session that focused on Spotfire's data engine. This format was limited to a small group and tailored to dedicated developers. While this was a great course, it is one of the only ways to understand Spotfire's data engine other than trial and error.
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Online Training

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.9
Based on 54 answers
We subscribed to the 8-week "Report Author Bootcamp." This is sufficient to familiarize one with the visualization side of Spotfire, but not the data engine side of Spotfire. At the time that I started using Spotfire there was not a "data engine" training course. We learned this side of Spotfire primarily through trail and error.
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Implementation

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.5
Based on 14 answers
Installtion required some assistance from the TIBCO Spotfire resources. The basic install is fairly straightforward but some assistance is required in integrating it with Active Directory and enabling authentication.
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Alternatives Considered

Tableau Desktop

Because Tableau is an Intelligence tool that allows me to analyze, visualize and share large volumes of information in a fast, flexible and friendly way. Complement is very easy to use, generates tangible impacts in the short term. The Organization has been able to create innovative projects in the company, by saving a lot of time in the handling of information and making objective and faster decision
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TIBCO Spotfire

  • Tableau - Does not have the best ETL capabilities.
  • SAC - Although it is on the cloud, speed seems to be an issue most times.
  • Power BI - Data modeling is key to a good dashboard. Not a tool non-IT savvy people can easily use.
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Scalability

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
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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

Tableau Desktop

  • Allowed for effective KPI tracking.
  • Influenced key site changes.
  • Uncovered reporting issues
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TIBCO Spotfire

  • It's really profitable when you look at the output you receive.
  • Clients are happier, and the contract price goes higher with them when we are able to tick their requirements.
  • Installation on the server saves time for both admins and users.
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Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Tableau Desktop
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.

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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