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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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QlikView

It is a great tool if you are looking for a very powerful BI product with a lot of options. It is not good for those looking for a simple BI tool who have a short ramp-up time. It is not as intuitive to use as other products (like Tableau) but it is absolutely fantastic if you want to do more than the basics
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
QlikView
7.1
Pixel Perfect reports
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
QlikView
6.3
Customizable dashboards
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
QlikView
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
QlikView
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
QlikView
7.5
Drill-down analysis
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
QlikView
8.0
Formatting capabilities
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
QlikView
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
QlikView
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
QlikView
7.1

Report Output and Scheduling

TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
QlikView
6.9
Publish to Web
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
QlikView
7.2
Publish to PDF
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
QlikView
6.8
Report Versioning
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
QlikView
7.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
QlikView
6.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
QlikView
6.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
QlikView
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
QlikView
5.3
Predictive Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
QlikView
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
QlikView
7.8
Role-Based Security Model
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
QlikView
7.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
QlikView
7.4

Mobile Capabilities

TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
QlikView
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
QlikView
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
QlikView
5.4
Dedicated Android Application
TIBCO Spotfire
3.7
QlikView
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
QlikView
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
QlikView
REST API
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
QlikView
Javascript API
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
QlikView
iFrames
TIBCO Spotfire
6.5
QlikView
Java API
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
QlikView
Themeable User Interface (UI)
TIBCO Spotfire
6.8
QlikView
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
TIBCO Spotfire
6.5
QlikView

Pros

  • TIBCO Spotfire performs well for analysts that need more than just real-time data visualizations. These analysts need the ability to create advanced models.
  • TIBCO Spotfire's graphs are a little bit more difficult to create than some other data visualization tools. I think this comes with the advantage of allowing the user a greater ability to customize visualizations.
  • The suggested graphs part of creating graphs is world class. It offers more than just one suggestion and makes it easy for the user to create usable graphics.
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  • Qlikview has an excellent online community support. This was probably the best part of buying the project. I had never worked in BI before purchasing Qlikview but after a short one-week class, I was up and running. Whenever I got stuck, I reviewed previous posts or posted a question myself. The questions were almost always answered within a couple of hours. The fantastic community really helped me learn the product.
  • Qlikview is a great product and very powerful. It is not always easy learning all the formulas but for those who know it, it can do almost anything you want a BI tool to do. It is fantastic at integrating multiple sources of information.
  • Qlikview provides a lot of free demo dashboards which are fantastic to learn from. They are open so you can see exactly how they were designed behind the scene. The variety of boards are a great strawman or baseline to use for almost any BI initiative that people take on.
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Cons

  • Would like to be able to use network graphs without a separate license.
  • The built-in SQL in Spotfire developer is clunky, but there's no good way to debug custom written SQL.
  • Zoom on map reports is too discretized, I find I want to zoom to a point that is between two options so I end up with a visualization that is either too far away and has empty space or too close and is missing data. Geographic plotting in new to me and the crappy zoom overall feels out of place with Spotfire's general fluidity.
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  • If you are looking to analyze real-time data, QlikView is probably not the right tool for you. It uses static pre-loaded data, rather than live data from an external data source.
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Likelihood to Renew

TIBCO Spotfire8.1
Based on 27 answers
-Easy to distribute information throughout the enterprise using the webplayer.-Ad hoc analysis is possible throughout the enterprise using business author in the webplayer or the thick client.-Low level of support needed by IT team. Access interfaces with LDAP and numerous other authentication methods.-Possible to continually extend the platform with JavaScript, R scripts, HTML, and custom extensions.-Ability to standardize data logic through pre-built queries in the Information Designer. Everyone in the enterprise is using the same logic-Tagging and bookmarking data allows for quick sharing of insights.-Integration with numerous data sources... flat files, data bases, big data, images, etc.-Much improved mapping capability. Also includes the ability to apply data points over any image.
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QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
We chose Tableau over QlikView. If Tableau did not exist we would use QlikView, but in a fast paced environment, our clients can respond most effectively if we stick to one tool. As great as QV is, we think Tableau is even faster with their drag and drop interface. Also, right click solves most problems in Tableau, which isn't as straightforward as QV.
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Usability

TIBCO Spotfire8.5
Based on 21 answers
Very easy to use and not too difficult to deploy
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QlikView9.8
Based on 6 answers
Dashboards are easy to use. They are very Excel-like with HTML5 capabilities. Data visualization is good.

The system requires minimum training to get user up and running. It just takes one hour to get up and running with building basic dashboards and one all day session for sophisticated dashboard building. It is intuitive.

We see this in our user adoption. We went from 6 users/day consuming dashboards to over 200 in 1.5 years.

We have 40-50 power users authoring dashboards. They have development licenses. My team in IT used to have to build all dashboards. Our capacity has grown from 3 to 50. Most of these users are analyst types good in Excel. A few power users can write SQL to build QVD models
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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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QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
QlikView server is very stable, with minimal errors and rare outages.
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Performance

TIBCO Spotfire8.9
Based on 12 answers
The client on its own is impressively quick with rendering numerous visualizations, loading large amounts of data, and joining several data tables. Performance begins to degrade with the use certain data transformations (eg. pivoting data within the client), calculation expressions (eg. "Over" expressions), and large data aggregations within the Spotfire data engine. We achieved significant performance gains by having our data teams aggregate data at within our data views (before it reaches Spotfire), employing data-on-demand (user initiated data queries in a report), and by employing data limiting options within visualization reports.
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QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Support

TIBCO Spotfire9.8
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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QlikView2.1
Based on 7 answers
Qlik does have a tendency to push back sometimes stating that the issue is not related to QlikView but the system it is hosted on
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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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No score
No answers yet
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 Spotfire7.9
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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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 Spotfire7.9
Based on 14 answers
Not involved with the implementation.
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QlikView7.4
Based on 13 answers
Not involved.
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Alternatives Considered

Spotfire is more dynamic.
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QlikView vs Tableau
  • The Tableau solution implementation is pretty slow when compared to that of QlikView.
  • The data interpretation from multiple data sources is a pain point in Tableau as it increases complexity.
QlikView vs Microsoft PowerBI
  • PowerBI is a powerful BI tool rather than a data intelligence analytics tool.
  • The data interpretation and report creation features are far superior in QlikView than in PowerBI.
  • The cost factor in using PowerBI exceeds the similar implementation of QlikView.
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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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QlikView8.9
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

  • Users know more about the data than they did when we worked in Excel.
  • Decisions can be made faster when we have Spotfire projects to support decision making.
  • Users are more aligned on the data and the story it's telling because we share projects across users and regions, as opposed to everyone having their own spreadsheet and their own version of the story.
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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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