TIBCO Spotfire

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TIBCO Spotfire

Great for creating the visualizations to go with data, especially if you can already picture how you want to represent it. Not so good if you have to do any actual stats on the data, unless you're going to integrate python scripts.
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JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS

It is perfectly suited for statistical analyses, but I would not recommend JMP for users who do not have a statistical background. As previously stated, the learning curve is exceptionally steep, and I think that it would prove to be too steep for those without statistical background/knowledge
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
10.0
Customizable dashboards
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
6.8
Report Formatting Templates
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS

Ad-hoc Reporting

TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
7.8
Drill-down analysis
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
8.2
Formatting capabilities
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
8.8
Report sharing and collaboration
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
7.1

Report Output and Scheduling

TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
8.9
Publish to Web
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
10.0
Publish to PDF
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
8.6
Report Versioning
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
10.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
8.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
9.2
Predictive Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
9.2

Access Control and Security

TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
Multi-User Support (named login)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
Role-Based Security Model
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS

Mobile Capabilities

TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
Responsive Design for Web Access
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
Dedicated iOS Application
TIBCO Spotfire
6.9
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
Dedicated Android Application
TIBCO Spotfire
4.0
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
TIBCO Spotfire
6.9
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

TIBCO Spotfire
6.5
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
REST API
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
Javascript API
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
iFrames
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
Java API
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
Themeable User Interface (UI)
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS

Pros

  • Online storage of some documents. We do a lot of data sharing via cloud storage and it helps to have some flexibility when you work out of office or at home. You can upload it in the field and have it ready to go when you're back at the office.
  • Great graphics. Clients really want to see things they understand. Geophysics can be hard to understand so it helps to have so many great options for displaying the raw data we collect.
  • User friendly! I know it sounds like a simple thing but data processing programs aren't always easy to navigate from the get-go. I was able to learn pretty quickly how to manage things and get what I wanted out of it.
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  • JMP is designed from the ground-up to be a tool for analysts who do not have PhDs in Statistics without in anyway "dumbing down" the level of statistical analysis applied. In fact, JMP operationalizes the most advanced statistical methods. JMP's design is centred on the JMP data table and dialog boxes. It is data focused not jargon-focussed. So, unlike other software where you must choose the correct statistical method (eg. contingency, ANOVA, linear regression, etc.), with JMP you simply assign the columns in a dialog into roles in the analysis and it chooses the correct statistical method. It's a small thing but it reflects the thinking of the developers: analysts know their data and should only have to think about their data. Analyses should flow from there.
  • JMP makes most things interactive and visual. This makes analyses dynamic and engaging and obviates the complete dependence on understanding p-values and other statistical concepts(though they are all there) that are often found to be foreign or intimidating.
  • One of the best examples of this is JMP's profiler. Rather than looking at static figures in a spreadsheet, or a series of formulas, JMP profiles the formulas interactively. You can monitor the effect of changing factors (Xs) and see how they interact with other factors and the responses. You can also specify desirability (maximize, maximize, match-target) and their relative importances to find factor settings that are optimal. I have spent many lengthy meetings working with the profiler to review design and process options with never a dull moment.
  • The design of experiments (DOE) platform is simply outstanding and, in fact, the principal developers of it have won several awards. Over the last 15 years, using methods broadly known as an "exchange algorithm," JMP can create designs that are far more flexible than conventional designs. This means, for example, that you can create a design with just the interactions that are of interest; you can selectively choose those interactions that are not of interest and drop collecting their associated combinations.
  • Classical designs are rigid. For example, a Box-Benhken or other response surface design can have only continuous factors. What if you want to investigate these continuous factors along with other categorical factors such as different categorical variables such as materials or different furnace designs and look at the interaction among all factors? This common scenario cannot be handled with conventional designs but are easily accommodated with JMP's Custom DOE platform.
  • The whole point of DOE is to be able to look at multiple effects comprehensively but determine each one's influence in near or complete isolation. The custom design platform, because it produces uniques designs, provides the means to evaluate just how isolated the effects are. This can be done before collecting data because this important property of the DOE is a function of the design, not the data. By evaluating these graphical reports of the quality of the design, the analyst can make adjustments, adding or reducing runs, to optimize cost, effort and expected learnings.
  • Over the last number of releases of JMP, which appear about every 18 months now, they have skipped the dialog boxes to direct, drag-and-drop analyses for building graphs and tables as well as Statistical Process Control Charts. Interactivity such as this allows analysts to "be in the moment." As with all aspects of JMP, they are thinking of their subject matter without the cumbersomeness associated with having to think about statistical methods. It's rather like a CEO thinking about growing the business without having to think about every nuance and intricacy of accounting. The statistical thinking is burned into the design of JMP.
  • Without data analysis is not possible. Getting data into a situation where it can be analyzed can be a major hassle. JMP can pull data from a variety of sources including Excel spreadsheets, CSV, direct data feeds and databases via ODBC. Once the data is in JMP it has all the expected data manipulation capabilities to form it for analysis.
  • Back in 2000 JMP added a scripting language (JMP Scripting Language or JSL for short) to JMP. With JSL you can automate routine analyses without any coding, you can add specific analyses that JMP does not do out of the box and you can create entire analytical systems and workflows. We have done all three. For example, one consumer products company we are working with now has a need for a variant of a popular non-parametric analysis that they have employed for years. This method will be found in one of the menus and appear as if it were part of JMP to begin with. As for large systems, we have written some that are tens of thousands of lines that take the form of virtual labs and process control systems among others.
  • JSL applications can be bundled and distributed as JMP Add-ins which make it really easy for users to add to their JMP installation. All they need to do is double-click on the add-in file and it's installed. Pharmaceutical companies and others who are regulated or simply want to control the JMP environment can lock-down JMP's installation and prevent users from adding or changing functionality. Here, add-ins can be distributed from a central location that is authorized and protected to users world-wide.
  • JMP's technical support is second to none. They take questions by phone and email. I usually send email knowing that I'll get an informed response within 24 hours and if they cannot resolve a problem they proactively keep you informed about what is being done to resolve the issue or answer your question.
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Cons

  • Sometimes it is difficult to import data from things like Microsoft Excel.
  • It would be nice to have multiple different export file types so that Spotfire can be more compatible with more programs.
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  • In general JMP is much better fit for a general "data mining" type application. If you want a specific statistics based toolbox, (meaning you just want to run some predetermined test, like testing for a different proportion) then JMP works, but is not the best. JMP is much more suited to taking a data set and starting from "square 1" and exploring it through a range of analytics.
  • The CPK (process capability) module output is shockingly poor in JMP. This sticks out because, while as a rule everything in JMP is very visual and presentable, the CPK graph is a single-line-on-grey-background drawing. It is not intuitive, and really doesn't tell the story. (This is in contrast with a capability graph in Minitab, which is intuitive and tells a story right off.) This is also the case with the "guage study" output, used for mulivary analysis in a Six Sigma project. It is not intuitive and you need to do a lot of tweaking to make the graph tell you the story right off. I have given this feedback to JMP, and it is possible that it will be addressed in future versions.
  • I've never heard of JMP allowing floating licenses in a company. This will ALWAYS be a huge sticking point for small to middle size companies, that don't have teams people dedicated to analytics all day. If every person that would do problem solving needs his/her own seat, the cost can be prohibitive. (It gets cheaper by the seat as you add licenses, but for a small company that might get no more than 5 users, it is still a hard sell.)
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Likelihood to Renew

TIBCO Spotfire8.1
Based on 27 answers
I have seen licenses being reviewed by the client and end users of the product regularly.
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JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS9.9
Based on 15 answers
The software is constantly being upgraded based on industry's needs, and even faster. JMP has been my ‘hands and eyes’ and I can't perform my job function without JMP.
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Usability

TIBCO Spotfire8.4
Based on 20 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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JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS2.8
Based on 4 answers
Once you figure out the bells and whistles/ins and outs of JMP, it becomes an intuitive, powerful tool. However, the learning curve is very steep; I think the product might be borderline unusable for those without at least a basic understanding of inferential statistics. However, even if you have a statistics background, the learning curve is still steep due to a confusing user interface, a weak help/search tool (at least within the program for Mac users; the online help is very useful), and a general lack of intuitiveness.
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Reliability and Availability

TIBCO Spotfire8.0
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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JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS10.0
Based on 1 answer
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Performance

TIBCO Spotfire8.8
Based on 12 answers
Spotfire can store data in its memory, and that data can be shared across multiple users. This way users who log-in at different times don't have to wait for a report to fetch the data from database.
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JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS10.0
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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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JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS10.0
Based on 1 answer
The SAS support team came on site to give a presentation to our entire team. They answer questions immediately and provide insight specific to your needs. They also provided a video conference to get me started with the software, which was really useful. There are textbooks written on scripting and JMP usage, which were provided to me as well.
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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
It was very long, and was not segmented very well.
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JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS7.9
Based on 3 answers
I have not used your online training. I use JMP manuals and SAS direct help.
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Implementation

TIBCO Spotfire9.0
Based on 13 answers
The implementation seemed to be a smooth change.
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JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS9.6
Based on 2 answers
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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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JMP is used across the department, and I imagine that it is used in many departments across the university for research.
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Alternatives Considered

TIBCO Spotfire has been the tool of choice for our team. After comparing to other tools, it was the best decision we could make. After using the tool for some years and receiving the trainings available, we can say it was a good decision. At the moment we had to decide, other software were not available or not achieving our goals, we got some demos from other vendors but Spotfire was the one that made us feel it was the best.
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JMP is better with visual data representation, and as a general statistics exploration package. Technical needs like Design of Experiments are just easier to do in JMP
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Collaboration and Sharing

TIBCO Spotfire7.7
Based on 35 answers
Spotfire provides multiple ways to share data across multiple user groups. It's simple to publish any analytics file to the library to allow other users to interact with the data. Multiple platforms (web application, mobile applications, and desktop) all provide similar amounts of capability to interact with the data. Bookmarking allows sharing of individual views with filters, marking, and formatting.
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JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS4.0
Based on 1 answer
We share JMP files through other file sharing methods, like Google Drive and Dropbox, because the sharing capabilities are not the strongest.
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Data Integration

TIBCO Spotfire8.5
Based on 35 answers
Works with everything I've thrown at it so far
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JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS5.0
Based on 1 answer
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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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JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

  • Positive
  • Trustworthy
  • Precise
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  • Analyzing models from DOE with JMP has allowed more robust product design. I'm not at liberty to give the specific numbers, but the difference was significant
  • Numerous times we have been spared the lost resources of pursuing a problem that was NOT statistically justified by being able to show the data
  • With the visualization capabilities of JMP we reported rigorous testing from our R&D lab and were able to convince board members of a necessary process change that was previously held up, not from lack of data, but from excess emotion.
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TIBCO Spotfire

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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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
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1. Per Month, Per Authoring Seat
2. Per Year, Per Authoring Seat
3. Per Hour (Starting)
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JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS Editions & Modules
JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS
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