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TIBCO Spotfire

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TIBCO Spotfire

In my experience, it is well suited for data analysis of many petroleum industry challenges where patterns and relationships exist but aren’t always apparent without full analysis.
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Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is excellent for decentralizing an organization's BI capabilities. It's great both for creating dashboards widely disseminated throughout your organization as well as allowing users to create their own dashboards for use on a smaller scale. Since it's so approachable and intuitive, you don't need to be an IT expert or data analyst to get up and running with it
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Customizable dashboards
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Drill-down analysis
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Publish to Web
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Publish to PDF
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Report Versioning
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
TIBCO Spotfire
Microsoft Power BI
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Access Control and Security

TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
TIBCO Spotfire
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
TIBCO Spotfire
3.7
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
REST API
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Javascript API
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
iFrames
TIBCO Spotfire
6.5
Microsoft Power BI
7.0
Java API
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
Microsoft Power BI
6.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
TIBCO Spotfire
6.8
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
TIBCO Spotfire
6.5
Microsoft Power BI
6.9

Pros

  • 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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  • Quick and easy dashboard deployment
  • Easy integration to existing system (both API and raw data imports were used)
  • Mobile platform (tablets) support
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Cons

  • Sometimes difficult to know what product and package fits your products
  • Confusing documentation
  • Not very comprehensive user access rights
David Baltar Boilève profile photo
  • Power BI might be difficult to learn for those who do not have intermediate or above experience with Excel or understanding of a programming language. The DAX language used to manipulate data in Power BI would probably be difficult for those working on the business side (as opposed to IT) who don't use Excel heavily.
  • Although some improvements have been made, there could still be more options for customizing visuals and graphics. More tight control of the aesthetics of dashboards would help with meeting branding standards.
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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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Microsoft Power BI10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability

TIBCO Spotfire8.5
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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Microsoft Power BI8.8
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
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Reliability and Availability

TIBCO Spotfire8.0
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

TIBCO Spotfire8.9
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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Support

TIBCO Spotfire9.8
Based on 22 answers
It's very responsive. But it doesn't always solve the problem quick enough. And they sometimes try to avoid admitting to having bugs.
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No answers yet
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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 Spotfire7.9
Based on 54 answers
I have taken both formal and informal online training. The formal was well put together and I enjoyed being able to take my time and do extra trials on concepts that I didn't get right off the bat. What I would call my informal training is just Googling questions which I find answers toon discussion boards or YouTube. It's great for quick questions to fill small gaps.
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Implementation

TIBCO Spotfire7.9
Based on 14 answers
Overall, it was a good implementation but several bugs on the server side persisted a long time without proper identification.
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Alternatives Considered

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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It is easy to store and retrieve data so that when there is a turnover we are able to find information that someone entered and then use that for the upcoming prospective reports. Also the visuals we are able to generate through the programming help us quickly build reports and share out to the community.
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Scalability

TIBCO Spotfire8.9
Based on 2 answers
The program has proved to be very useful and allows for analyzing various forms of data.
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No answers yet
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Return on Investment

  • Faster data output.
  • More consistent displays.
  • More universal use across the office.
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  • It's a good start for setting up customized dashboards.
  • Available for all users based on Office 365 platform we have in place.
  • Doesn't really allow depth of report - specifically customization of visual displays.
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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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Microsoft Power BI

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules
Microsoft Power BI
Additional Pricing Details

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