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TIBCO Spotfire

Top Rated
491 Ratings

QlikView

543 Ratings

TIBCO Spotfire

Top Rated
491 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

QlikView

543 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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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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QlikView

QlikView is well suited for scenarios where a heavy data is involved or heterogeneous data is there which also requires some manipulation/ cleansing or application of business rules. Also, if the UI dashboard involves complicated formulas to be worked upon, QlikView is well suited.However, if there is a need to quickly create some dashboards where the developer has little knowledge on database/ scripting and also there is no data manipulation required for input data, other technologies other than QlikView can be considered.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
QlikView
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
QlikView
7.1
Customizable dashboards
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
QlikView
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
QlikView
6.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
QlikView
7.2
Drill-down analysis
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
QlikView
6.6
Formatting capabilities
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
QlikView
6.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
QlikView
8.8
Report sharing and collaboration
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
QlikView
6.6

Report Output and Scheduling

TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
QlikView
6.9
Publish to Web
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
QlikView
6.5
Publish to PDF
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
QlikView
7.5
Report Versioning
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
QlikView
6.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
QlikView
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
QlikView
5.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
QlikView
6.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
QlikView
3.6
Predictive Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
QlikView
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
QlikView
7.6
Role-Based Security Model
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
QlikView
7.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
QlikView
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
QlikView
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
QlikView
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
TIBCO Spotfire
6.9
QlikView
5.2
Dedicated Android Application
TIBCO Spotfire
4.0
QlikView
6.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
TIBCO Spotfire
6.9
QlikView
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

  • Customization - can change anything about an image from the color to the layout. Much easier than Microsoft products!
  • User friendly - no tutorial or instruction manual necessary.
  • Great data organization - very easy to display even the most complex data in an understandable way.
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  • Dashboards can be created easily with basic programming skills. A typical business analyst will not require a developer once the underlying data model is in place.
  • Qlikview can be used as a web based application allowing users to access dashboards anywhere permissions allow.
  • Qlikview provides a variety of pre-built objects that gives designers flexibility to represent data in multiple ways.
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Cons

  • The scale of colors to be used in graphics could be improved.
  • If you compare with other products such as Power BI, the look'n feel doesn't look as friendly as in Power BI.
  • I really don't know if this is possible, but in our case, it requires local users to be created, maybe it could be synced with Active Directory?
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  • Like a lot of software, QV starts with a blank page. If you are like me, you dive in without reading the instruction manual. Big mistake. There is a rigid stepwise process that you must follow to make it work....
  • I've never used anything quite as powerful as QV, so I cannot compare this to many other packages. ... but with 30 minutes of training and an hour of practice, you can be pretty proficient.
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Likelihood to Renew

TIBCO Spotfire8.1
Based on 27 answers
Spotfire has become an integral part of our business intelligence initiative.
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QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
Qlikview is a solid tool for any organization looking for a in-memory dashboard tool.
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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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QlikView9.8
Based on 6 answers
QlikView is built in such a way that makes it extremely easy to use - for developers, designers, and users.
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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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QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
QlikView server is very stable, with minimal errors and rare outages.
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Performance

TIBCO Spotfire8.8
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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QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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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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QlikView2.1
Based on 7 answers
They are still building it out. Just recently I received a contact for an escalation manager. I used to just call my sales guy.

Response times vary
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In-Person Training

TIBCO Spotfire7.7
Based on 52 answers
I learned a lot and found a lot of the lessons useful. Sometimes I felt like things were moving a little fast, but it was a fairly good experience. The instructors are usually patient and willing to answer questions. I think there is a lot to learn in these sessions and it was well worth my time.
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My team attended, but I cannot myself rate, but I think it was good as they've successfully launched a training program at our company themselves for users. It was 3-4 day training.
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Online Training

TIBCO Spotfire7.8
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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QlikView8.0
Based on 3 answers
Training was as expected. The demo environments tend to be more fully featured that our own environment, but the training was clear and well delivered.
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Implementation

TIBCO Spotfire9.0
Based on 13 answers
The implementation seemed to be a smooth change.
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QlikView7.4
Based on 13 answers
It has taken some time to get used to Qlikview and the backend team behind it. From understanding the new regulations on using less images and also pushing for more tools (such as full compatibility on desktop, laptop, ipad, phone). We were given training on this and have helpful tips to find analytics behind Qlikview but it is very much also a learn as you implement system.
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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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Not applicable to our firm as we are small consulting firm.
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Alternatives Considered

Ease of use, easy to learn, fully functional out of the box, cost acceptable.
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Qlikview is great for extracting and cleaning data from ODBC compliant databases and Comma Separated Value (.csv) or excel data files. I think that Qlikview desktop is better than proprietary application's reporting tools since it can gather and compile data from multiple sources. It is better for "locking down" reports than Excel and is superior vs. Excel at creating interactive reports.
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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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QlikView6.3
Based on 21 answers
We have the ability to share dashboards with clients pretty easily. Formatting is a bit dated, and as mentioned earlier can be a little more complicated. For example, some charts require you to go into the settings to change headers, when this should be an easy double click on the object.
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Data Integration

TIBCO Spotfire8.5
Based on 35 answers
Spotfire has a growing portfolio of native support for varying data sources. On a business user level, importing data from different file type data sources is simple and straightforward. Building information links from SQL sources etc., requires a stronger bit of IT support to get full value, but once implemented, provides significant ease of use for the business. Real time data is not yet readily available and requires workarounds to implement.
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QlikView8.9
Based on 21 answers
Very good at connecting a wide array of source data. Anything from existing spreadsheets to a SQL server, Qlikview allows connections to all
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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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QlikView8.9
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

  • Positive
  • Trustworthy
  • Precise
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  • Faster Lead conversion
  • Business Users being very satisfied
  • High level executives love the way data is being presented through QlikView.
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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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QlikView

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
QlikView Editions & Modules
QlikView
Edition
QlikView Desktop
Free1
QlikView
Custom2
1. Personal Edition
2. Per License
Additional Pricing Details
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.

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