TrustRadius and easy eye-catching advanced dashboards at a unbeateable priceTIBCO Spotfire is being used for creating multiple Department Dashboards, such as Pharmacy, Oncology, Geriatrics. All these Dept. are working with 2 or more dedicated software with transactional databases providing partial information about their work. They are not able to get enough information. We use Spotfire to unify information and present summarise information in a graphical and comprehensive way, in order to give a global view to stakeholders.,Very fast to create new dashboards, system provides automatically options to make fine reports Very good filters, easy to use for non-analysts, good graphics and a lot of possibilities to create reports Very good technical support Very good price with top performance,Sometimes difficult to know what product and package fits your products Confusing documentation Not very comprehensive user access rights,10,QlikView, Microsoft SQL Server and Tableau Server,TIBCO Spotfire is allowing to get comprehensive information from databases at a real competitive price, with great customer support.,Self-taught,We have not integrated Spotfire with other products from TIBCO,RapidMiner Studio, DISCO,10,3,Integrating in More Departments to help them to have better information,Pharmacy cost control, Oncology actvity (patients taken care, quality control), Geriatrics activity report,We are still in deployment phase but doctors are beginning to see that they can take profit of the date they create everyday,10,6,5,,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor Analyst Reports Third-party Reviews,No, the decision was very good,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,Although documentation is vast, it's very difficult to know what add-on or package you need to deploy. We install 2 times products not needed loosing a lot of time. Anyway, support is good and helping It was not easy to know what product and options we needed,7,10,Yes,Needed to use forecast predictions but didn't work on server. After providing logs and screenshots, Support engineer gave me the solution in 1 step,Fast and easy creation of new reports, powerful and fast filters. Easy-to-use time series graphic forecasting,Some add-ons are not included and not easy to integrate Time series Forecasting is only available on a graphic basis, not number Possible to integrate with R, but need to spend a lot of time to use scripts,Yes, but I don't use it,9TIBCO Spotfire - data visualization made betterTIBCO is currently being used for real-time tracking. Like other software, Spotfire is more for visualizations. At the same time those visualizations help us in picking out only related data. Currently, it is being used to address supply chain problems that most industries face - assisting them with inventory management and logistics,Interface has everything you need to create your desired visualization Upon selecting specific parts of the visualization you get to see which data is responsible for the visuals You can add multiple visuals on one page Concise story telling software,For writing a script an additional software is required,8,SAP Lumira and Microsoft Power BI,Self-taught,SAP Lumira, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau Desktop,Heat Map Trendlines Chart customizations,8Honest and FairTIBCO Spotfire is being used across the whole organization, and it encompasses several departments. The product allows us to utilize our current databases to create visualizations to easily depict data.,Allows for easy creation and utilization of data visualizations. Easy to setup folders and permissions to allow several users to access data. The ease of use allows for users to access and utilize data to make strategic decisions throughout the organization.,Understanding the full benefits of the program takes time and experience. Some SQL language requires different setting/filters/statements than Teradata. Some of the options that are used are too buried to easily locate.,9,,Online training In-person training,,20,Data Integration. Marketing and Sales.,Large Data Visualization. Displaying data results and trends. Creating Dashboards for users that encompass different and multiple data points.,Displaying Data for non-traditional data users. Integrating data sets from different departments data.,8,8,,10,Not Sure,Product Features Product Usability,I would not have changed a thing! Great product that offers wonderful support and features!,Vendor implemented Implemented in-house,Yes,Identifying the correct users as initial users. Training the identified users.,9,8,Not at this time.,I created customized themes.,10,No,TIBCO Software went above and beyond during our initial training exercises. The trainers provided very detailed steps that have proven to be a great success.,General Data Visualizations. Integrated SQL Feature. Creating multiple visualizations on a single page.,The geographic mapping feature (although it is my favorite featured offered). The SQL language used has discrepancies with typical Teradata SQL language.,9,9,8,9Business Transforming ProductI am able to quickly gain access to data of all types. It is able to dynamically develop visualizations that are both visually appealing and drive business decision making. I have developed many reports and dashboards that display operations performance to operators, managers, and leaders. The variety of available visualizations is vast, and it can satisfy most needs.,There are some visualizations that it is incapable of rendering including circular genome maps.,9,10,Online training In-person training Self-taught,5,9,I began using this product with zero training whatsoever. I found this to be an effective approach as I was able to dive in head first.,100,2,Dashboard Creation. Data Mining. Results Communication. Data accessibility for general users. Statistical Analysis.,8,Don't know,5,7,9,9,We would like to integrate Spotfire with our in-house dashboarding system to enable users to create their own dashboards.Spotfire is Great For Data Visuals!We use Spotfire for holistic business analysis. While we lack a centralized system database, Spotfire allows us to connect the right data points for comprehension in ways we would not have otherwise.,It helps us visualize and connect data into meaningful relationships quickly. Has the abilities to implement quite complex statistical models or down to just simple charts to help review connected or manually loaded data. Easy to use and learn. Great help topics and training tools available from TIBCO.,Could help to have better mobile support for on the go analysis of visualizations. Cloud architect support would be helpful to be able to manipulate and create new visuals when away from my desktop. Would be helpful at times to be able to connect more one-on-one with an individual vs. videos and help documentation.,9,Tableau,Adobe Analytics, Adobe Photoshop, Sitecore Web Content Management,Online training Self-taught,10,I would not recommend this approach. The online training got me a lot further, faster. You can certainly figure it out but the immediate impact after taking just a few weeks of training was a lot higher than trying to hack my way through the tool. The help section, though, is very good but just takes more time to piece together the topics.,Visualization creation Self selector creation SQL functions Database and information link creation User interface,Advanced features but not cumbersome.,No,8
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May 22, 2018

Review: "TIBCO Spotfire - data visualization made better"

Score 8 out of 10
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Initially, it wasn't easy to understand how the system works. It took a few days for me to understand how the input file should be entered in TIBCO. Once I got the hang of it, it was a cake walk. Later I was put in touch with a few experts who assisted me in customizing the looks and feed of each report.
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July 10, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Satisfied with Spotfire"

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Basic tasks like generating meaningful information from large sets of raw data are very easy. The next step of linking to multiple live data sources and linking those tables and performing on the fly analysis of the imported data is understandably more difficult.
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December 17, 2016

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Robust visualization and analytics available for a small budget"

Score 9 out of 10
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There's a wide range of uses the tool can provide. Building simple visualizations and dashboards is extremely easy, probably as easy as it gets. More customized visualizations take some time to learn and understand but that's expected compared to other tools.
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March 01, 2016

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Robust data engine & standardized visualizations"

Score 9 out of 10
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Out of the box, Spotfire is easily usable for simple report development and display in its web-player. Within 3-6 months complex reports can be built by dedicated developers. After 8-12 months, highly efficient, quick, and extraordinary reports can be developed by a developer. Significant work with your database team is required to produce quick reports that use a data connection with large data sets.
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November 09, 2014

User Review: "Insight into TIBCO Spotfire"

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Easy to install & configure. Once installed, very easy to use, intuitive and rich product from the end-user perspective. Keep in mind, the product is for data visualization & analysis and predictive analytics and is not a traditional reporting platform.
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October 18, 2013

"TIBCO Spotfire + analytics review"

Score 8 out of 10
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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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December 09, 2016

TIBCO Spotfire: "A Spotfire (not Spitfire) Review"

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I have no complaints about this tool and I am completely thrilled that we have it. It does everything that we needed it to and it does it well. Everyone that has seen the tool is impressed from our internal staff, management and our clients. I highly recommend giving this tool a try if you are looking for a BI tool. You won't be disappointed.
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January 16, 2014

TIBCO Spotfire: "Spotfire-Review"

Score 9 out of 10
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We have several BI tools like Microstrategy, Crystal Reports etc. as well as Tibco Spotfire. It is my job to advise our users as to what would be the best tool to use depending on their requirements. For example, some features are not available in Microstrategy. I do not recommend Spotfire for ad-hoc report purposes because the report builder has to be a developer with technical skills. Users cannot build dashboards themselves; they can only filter the data and export the data, but they cannot build the dashboards. It's not that Spotfire has poor usability, it's just that it requires a developer to build the dashboards.
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June 18, 2013

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Excellent Visualization tool"

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Custom calculations are slightly difficult to follow until you understand the syntax and it becomes easier from there. Also the formatting of charts still has some kinks that need to be improved (as indicated earlier). The formatting and presentation tools are generally pretty good, with great color options etc. But when presenting to C-level executives, there is always a risk that they will focus on unimportant things like misaligned labels.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (28)
Customizable dashboards (201)
Report Formatting Templates (172)
Drill-down analysis (197)
Formatting capabilities (206)
Integration with R or other statistical packages (153)
Report sharing and collaboration (184)
Publish to Web (154)
Publish to PDF (180)
Report Versioning (18)
Report Delivery Scheduling (113)
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (212)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (188)
Predictive Analytics (160)
Multi-User Support (named login) (162)
Role-Based Security Model (135)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (151)
Responsive Design for Web Access (121)
Dedicated iOS Application (85)
Dedicated Android Application (11)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (101)
Javascript API (31)
iFrames (21)
Java API (24)
Themeable User Interface (UI) (31)
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (23)

About TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO SpotfireⓇ is a data discovery and business intelligence tool with capabilities that range from colorful graphic visualizations for the entry-level user to in-depth statistical analysis. According to the vendor, their built in analytical engines help users utilize the results of data mining, help in-house intelligence analysts crunch proprietary numbers, and drive new business growth. The vendor also says they help anticipate opportunities and risks by seamlessly integrating predictive models and real-time event streams into user-friendly business intelligence solutions that work.

TIBCO Spotfire® Cloud provides the same business intelligence tools as Spotfire Desktop, with the addition of web authoring and unlimited sharing. Because it is software-as-a-service, it requires no installation.

Spotfire Platform is designed for larger deployments within organizations. According to the vendor, its differentiating hybrid in-memory/in-database analytics architecture supports the most demanding enterprise needs, easily scaling to thousands of users and limitless rows of data.

Spotfire is is deployed in companies in energy, financial services, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, and life sciences industries.

TIBCO Spotfire Features

BI Platform Features
Has featureAdministration via Windows App
Does not have featureAdministration via MacOS App
Has featureAdministration via Web Interface
Has featureLive Connection to External Data
Has featureSnapshot of External Data
Has featureIn-memory data model
Has featureOLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
Does not have featureROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
Has featureMulti-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
Has featureData warehouse / dictionary layer
Has featureETL Capability
Has featureETL Scheduler
Supported Data Sources Features
Has featureMS Excel Workbooks
Has featureText Files (CSV, etc)
Has featureOracle
Has featureMS SQL Server
Has featureIBM DB2
Has featurePostgres
Has featureMySQL
Has featureODBC
Has featureCloudera Hadoop
Has featureHortonworks Hadoop
Has featureEMC Greenplum
Has featureIBM Netezza
Has featureHP Vertica
Does not have featureParAccel
Has featureSAP Hana
Has featureTeradata
Does not have featureSage 500
Has featureSalesforce
Has featureSAP
Has featureGoogle Analytics
BI Standard Reporting Features
Does not have featurePixel Perfect reports
Has featureCustomizable dashboards
Has featureReport Formatting Templates
Ad-hoc Reporting Features
Has featureDrill-down analysis
Has featureFormatting capabilities
Has featurePredictive modeling
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Has featureReport sharing and collaboration
Report Output and Scheduling Features
Has featurePublish to Web
Has featurePublish to PDF
Has featureOutput Raw Supporting Data
Does not have featureReport Versioning
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling
Does not have featureDelivery to Remote Servers
Data Discovery and Visualization Features
Has featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Has featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Has featurePredictive Analytics
Has featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Has featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Access Control and Security Features
Has featureMulti-User Support (named login)
Has featureRole-Based Security Model
Has featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Has featureReport-Level Access Control
Has featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)
Mobile Capabilities Features
Has featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Has featureDedicated iOS Application
Does not have featureDedicated Android Application
Has featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features
Has featureREST API
Has featureJavascript API
Has featureiFrames
Has featureJava API
Has featureThemeable User Interface (UI)
Has featureCustomizable Platform (Open Source)
Additional Features
Has featureSmart Recommendations for Visualizations
Has featureConnectors: OData, Mongo DB, Apache Cassandra, Apache Spark, Attivio
Has featureEmbedded R Runtime Engine
Has featureK-Means Clustering, Holt-Winters Forecasting, Line Similarity
Has featureMulti-Layer Map Charts and Support for Shape Files

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Google Analytics,, Attivo Networks, TIBCO Simplr, Wordsmith by Automated Insights

TIBCO Spotfire Competitors


Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?No
On-premise EditionPricing DetailsTerms
TIBCO Spotfire PlatformPlease contact TIBCO sales
SaaS EditionPricing DetailsTerms
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud - Monthly$200Per Month, Per Authoring Seat
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud - Annual$2,000Per Year, Per Authoring Seat
TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services$0.99Per Hour (Starting)
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud EnterprisePlease contact TIBCO sales

For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

TIBCO Spotfire Support Options

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Live Chat
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TIBCO Spotfire Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:Available in all regions