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Likelihood to Recommend

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

TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Customizable dashboards
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Publish to Web
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Publish to PDF
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Report Versioning
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Dedicated Android Application
TIBCO Spotfire
3.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
REST API
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Javascript API
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
iFrames
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Java API
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0

Pros

TIBCO Spotfire

  • Spotfire works very well as a central point for access to all data that could be used to analyze a subject and multiple types of spreadsheets and/or databases can be accessed with the same dashboard.
  • Multiple plots, graphs, charts, maps, and other analytic tools are simple to apply to easily-filtered data. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the user interface, as Spotfire is a very, very customizable and powerful tool.
  • Excellent support and educational resources are available to help decrease the learning curve and strengthen one's data analytic ability.
  • The use of Spotfire ultimately helps to better understand the relationships and patterns that are or could be significant in building value for a company.
  • It is not glitchy and has an intuitive user interface.
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Cons

TIBCO Spotfire

  • The software takes a while to start up. It's almost like using a Windows 7 machine with an old hard drive.
  • Sometimes creating the most aesthetically-pleasing graphic takes a long time. This is because of the many adjustments that have to be made to a graph in Spotfire. Some other visualization software makes it easier.
  • Although Spotfire has a number of advanced modeling capabilities, it would be nice to have more rather than having to build R scripts for some of the more advanced models.
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Likelihood to Renew

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.1
Based on 27 answers
Spotfire has become an integral part of our business intelligence initiative.
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Usability

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

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.0
Based on 12 answers
The Spotfire client is very reliable. There are sporadic crashes that are made worse due to the lack of an auto-save. Most product upgrades are uneventful. The one major issue we experienced was quickly responded to by Tibco. Our system admins have indicated that the Spotfire servers and the ancillary web-player systems are reliable, but requires time to learn how to deal with the unique nature of the web player and resource loading.
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Performance

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

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 10.0
Based on 22 answers
Tibco is very responsive to each of our questions. They are quick to jump on webex and troubleshoot issues with techs and/or receive files to analyze on their own. On occasion, Tibco has pushed back on their willingness to recognize certain issues that we have located.
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In-Person Training

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.7
Based on 52 answers
I have only had the basic training. It was very useful for new users. The majority of what is taught in the training can be self-taught by daily use of the product. However there were also many things I learned even after using the product for over a year. I would highly recommend investing in the training offered by TIBCO
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Online Training

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.)
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Implementation

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.5
Based on 14 answers
Not involved with the implementation.
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Alternatives Considered

TIBCO Spotfire

Spotfire has the unique feature for content analytics: Decipher unstructured, text-based data from any source (e.g., CRM case notes, support tickets, weblogs, social media feeds, emails); mix unstructured content with other data to understand root cause and identify new opportunities
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Scalability

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

TIBCO Spotfire

  • SharePoint online connector unavailable
  • Azure Database connectivity unavailable
  • Hopefully, if the two are available then it will be great.
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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

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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