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TIBCO Spotfire

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TIBCO Spotfire

Top Rated
491 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire is well suited for Historical Data (after fact) analysis and data visualization, but not well suited for the scenario that requires to consolidate/visualize the data rapidly changed in the RealTime manner (on the second level)
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Customizable dashboards
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Drill-down analysis
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Formatting capabilities
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Publish to Web
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Publish to PDF
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Report Versioning
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Predictive Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3

Access Control and Security

TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application
TIBCO Spotfire
6.9
Dedicated Android Application
TIBCO Spotfire
4.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
TIBCO Spotfire
6.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

TIBCO Spotfire
6.5
REST API
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
Javascript API
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
iFrames
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
Java API
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3

Pros

  • It is really easy to filter and determine which criteria data should be shown in the graphics.
  • You can set up different reports in the same dashboard or you can create several dashboards in the same link you share with users.
  • The coding syntax is pretty easy to understand and the help section is really well written to understand the use of different formulas.
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Cons

  • Hard to use for people, because it is not intuitive.
  • Expressions, IF statements, etc. are hard for people to grasp, because they are not like Access, or SQL.
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Likelihood to Renew

TIBCO Spotfire8.1
Based on 27 answers
Even though Spotfire does have bugs and inconsistencies and other shortcomings, it's certainly doing a great job overall. It provides great value for the money and is user-friendly enough.
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Usability

TIBCO Spotfire8.4
Based on 20 answers
This is a wonderful product that is easy to learn. The support of the company allows users to become experts of the product in no time.
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Reliability and Availability

TIBCO Spotfire8.0
Based on 12 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.
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Performance

TIBCO Spotfire8.8
Based on 12 answers
With a small or medium amount of data (up to 200-300K rows and 50 columns), its speed is comparable to QlikView and Tableau or even slightly slower - though hardly noticeable. With larger data volumes (up to 1M rows and 50 columns), it's getting faster than many others. Spotfire 4.02 gets really bogged down after 5-10M rows though.
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Support

TIBCO Spotfire9.7
Based on 21 answers
I have had great success with the support of the product.
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In-Person Training

TIBCO Spotfire7.7
Based on 52 answers
They did go above and beyond for us and not only did they train my team well but they also provided some solutions to our problems.
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Online Training

TIBCO Spotfire7.8
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

TIBCO Spotfire9.0
Based on 13 answers
Not involved with the implementation.
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Breadth of Deployment

In previous roles as well as my current vendor consultation role, I have seen Spotfire start in one business unit and expand to the entire company. Operations, research, IT, accounting, finance, and executives all end up performing ad hoc analyses or reviewing reports through Spotfire. Typically their are analysts or developers in each business unit or group that build Spotfire analyses. Decision makers typically review analyses through the webplayer. The ability to allow everyone in an organization to review visualizations is very simple through the webplayer.
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Alternatives Considered

We have tried both Microsoft products. While we are still heavy users of Access, the reporting capabilities of Spotfire are much more useful. We often have to build individual reports in a short time frame. These reports take time to build in Access but can be thrown together on the fly in Spotfire. The simplicity of Spotfire made it preferable to Microsoft BI. Spotfire allows us to manipulate the data much easier than we were able to do in Microsoft BI. Microsoft BI would have been okay for financial data but was almost useless for engineering data.
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Collaboration and Sharing

TIBCO Spotfire7.7
Based on 35 answers
I have collaborated on only a handful of projects so my experience is minimal. From what I have experienced I have two noteworthy comments. First, I have worked side by side with a coworker taking turns making changes in a project, and this worked fine. We were both able to make and save changes without issue. Second, I wanted a few coworkers with no Spotfire experience to interact with an analysis I had put together, but they did not have any Spotfire license, and thus were not able to do so - which is a minor annoyance with an obvious solution.
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Data Integration

TIBCO Spotfire8.5
Based on 35 answers
Spotfire has the ability to connect to all data sources I have tried to connect it to. I give it an 8/10 because once you connect to a data source, there does not appear to be a simple way to edit that data connection (meaning if you wrote SQL to remove a subset of data, I have not found the way to alter that SQL later to change the subset of data).
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Scalability

TIBCO Spotfire8.8
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

  • Spotfire had a big impact at the beginning because it quickly raised visibility of key metrics which we were not tracking before. Over time, our need for flexibility has increased and Spotfire has not kept up with our changing needs.
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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 Spotfire Cloud - Monthly
$2001
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud - Annual
$2,0002
TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services
$0.993
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud Enterprise
Please contact TIBCO sales
1. Per Month, Per Authoring Seat
2. Per Year, Per Authoring Seat
3. Per Hour (Starting)
Additional Pricing Details
For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

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