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August 03, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Best tool on the market for data mining and data analysis!"

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Currently I am in progress of implementing the TIBCO globally in OMV E&P due to the fact that the product brings flexibility in visualization and data mining. The product will be used to create visualizations/analysis which will support decision makers to make the right decision at the right time. It adresses the entire OMV E&P investment portfolio.
  • Main strengths are easy configurable graphs/visualizations
  • Fast filtering and accessible data mining
  • Easy deployment on web for users' access
  • Easy configurable user access levels
  • Preconfigured creaming curves graphs (at the moment you need to build several formulas in order to build such a graph)
  • Preconfigured waterfall graphs
  • Drill up and down functionalities on all graphs allowing the user to drill from one tab to the other (currently partially available)
Data mining and Analytics, Dashboarding is perfectly fitted.
Less Appropriate in building graphs which are not pre-build into the tool (e.g. Waterfall graphs, creaming curves...).Drill down graphs/tabs.
The possibility of importing coordinates from GIS system/also using TIBCO coordinates and existing maps in coordination of multi layer Graphs possibility creates a comprehensive message to the user (e.g. possibility of creating exploration blocks on maps and link them with the data behind..).
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November 03, 2017

Review: "Tibco Spotfire is the best product I've ever used"

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It is being used for reporting purposes by reporting team. it addresses several business problems like crunching numbers and making sense with the data easily and in a better way
  • crunching numbers
  • calculations
  • customization
  • printing option is currently missing and the reports through spotfire are not printer friendly
  • instead of using code for customization, we would like to see easy to use built in functions and drag and drop interface for performing difficult tasks
  • exporting to different sources without losing the formatting
we, at our organization specifically use it for finance data like budgeting and looking at month end stuff. It is well suited for reporting on large amounts of data and also for showing trends and forecasting the data and the main reason for us to use this tool is the user has all the power to slice and dice data however they want the report to be generated. it is not appropriate for printing the reports but then again by doing some manual configurations one can also solve this printing issue by properly formatting while the reports are under development.
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November 01, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire: "Spotfire Review"

Score 4 out of 10
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TIBCO is being used to implement BI solutions for our clients working across departments. It allows us to show every KPI of interest coming from different source systems.
  • It allows us to access data from different source systems.
  • It gives the user the possibility to access different analysis from a single access point.
  • Spotfire needs to be more customizable.
  • Labels are not resizable and often don't show in charts.
  • JavaScript is not fully supported.
It is not good when you need custom visualizations.
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October 31, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "getting insight to make decisions"

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In R&D we have different departments, and we use Spotfire for our studies in the electronic Trial Master file (eTMF) department to see the cleanliness and completeness of eTMFs. We also use it to measure progress towards KPIs and targets, and to prioritize actions.
  • It's very easy to filter data you want, and what you want to see
  • Lot of visualization options
  • It's very fast
  • enabling various scripts like Python etc should be a built-in feature of Spotfire
It is well suited when you want to present visual data to management, and i would say also to end users because of details on demand and raw data.
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October 31, 2017

Review: "TIBCO Spotfire - One of the best BI and Analytical tool"

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We are currently using TIBCO Spotfire in life sciences, energy, banking and retail domain and it has always given the best results to the business users.
  • Data Loading from multiple datasources and data connectors especially Information Links.
  • Drill Down, Sharing and collaborating analysis.
  • Support to IronPython, Statistical programming like R-Script, S+, MATLAB and analytical cababilities
  • GeoMapping - WMS layes, TMS Layers, Recommendation Engine, Theme based dashboarding
  • User Interface can be improved.
  • Scope to add new charts like area chart, bubble chart.
TIBCO Spotfire is one of the best suitable product available in the market which is being used in all the functional areas addressing all the queries. This will help you to find the hidden information from your data.
Spotfire gives a very rich and interactive interface for Map Chart using different types of mapping layers like WMS(Web Map Service) and recently included TMS(Tile Map Service). These helps to bring different types of background layers on the existing map chart for any region to show relevant information to the users.
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October 30, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Spotfire-land"

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Tibco Spotfire was used by analytic team to give end users the capability to compare the performance of the healthcare system at a district level, subdistrict level and facility level.
End users were able to analyze the different programs/activities used in their healthcare system having an immediate feedback, with data continuously updated.
The solution implemented helped to improve the quality standards.
  • Easy to use
  • Geocoding features
  • R integration based on an enterprise engine (TERR)
  • Data Wrangling
  • Look & feel
Tibco Spotifre is one of the best tools for data discovery and data wrangling.
Predictive analysis can be integrated inside a dashboard to have information continuously updated and get more insights.
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October 27, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Luc"

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We are using TIBCO SpotFire for technical semiconductor analysis and for high avenged analysis company wide.
  • Their strength is in their flexibility
  • TIBCO SpotFire has a very nice full color presentations
  • It's fast
  • It doesn't know engineering's format. Like pico, nano, Kilo, Giga ect
  • It can't calculate with binary data (Octal, Hex ect) . SF knows only the decimal range.

We need to always make a translation to our technical semiconductor work.


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October 27, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Tibco lets me get my job done."

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TIBCO Spotfire is used across my organization for data visualization and, I believe, very little for data analytics purposes. TIBCO Spotfire makes it easy to tell a story behind the messy data in a much cleaner and more understandable way, through its great visualization graphs and charts which are very responsive to any data changes.
  • Data visualization through a variety of charts and graphs.
  • Data updates, data drill-down and data selections
  • Web-based report sharing is very cool
  • Using JavaScripts/R scripts is not very easy or intuitive.
  • Analytical full statistical functionality such as linear/non-linear regression, factor analysis, PCA, etc. could be more valuable.

Well suited for business presentations, data extraction, transformation, loading, etc.

Not well suited for data modeling.

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October 27, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "BI"

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We use TIBCO Spotfire as a workplace standard where every employee in our department is using it daily for their routine. It meets our needs around visualization and decision making.
  • I like Spotfire for mostly unsupervised learning.
  • We can easily build up charts and insights without applying stats of the data.
  • In simple terms, " Spotfire is what - Technology overcome Strategy".
  • It cant be edited by the end user in web application part.
  • Dynamic Scripting for visualization is missing part.
  • Focusing more on the Statistics building algorithm part will be more useful.
Spotfire plays a major role in understanding the data and is less suited for model building.
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October 26, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Get certification"

Score 9 out of 10
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Tibco Spotfire is used in my company for different clients (energy mostly at the moment) and to develop business for other companies. It's focused on geo-localization data for the client. We use Tibco Spotfire to monitor the activity of the customers and we help the users to be confident with this tool in self-service BI scenarios.
  • Geo-localization is one of the strengths of this tool.
  • Easy to use.
  • Dashboard always available (linked to the source or embedded)
  • It is not possibile to load XML files.
  • In pie chart should be easier to set the category grouped as "Others".
  • It would be helpful to insert a "fuel/liquid" chart to show the percentage of total as liquid.
It is very appropriate to the scenario in which I am working with it: Geo-localization of the data and in monitoring user needs.

I don't think it's very appropriate for a scenario of big data and large amount of data. Maybe it would be a little bit slow compared to others BI tools.
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October 05, 2017

User Review: "Tibco Spotfire - Analytical Tool"

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  • We are an energy consulting firm and we use Tibco Spotfire to analyze streams of real-time energy trading data for deal analytics, forecasting and risk management.
  • Spotfire is an amazing analytical tool which will help you pick up data from multiple databases and spreadsheets and create graphical and analytical diagrams that will help businesses in several ways to understand their systems throughput, number of exceptions, etc.
  • One of the big advantages offered by the product is real-time analysis. There is no time lag between availability of trading data and analysis. The systems allows us to analyze large amounts of trading data in real-time.
  • It is restricted to input from databases and spreadsheets
TIBCO spotfire offers a very clean geo map which is easy to use and great to work with.
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December 22, 2017

User Review: "TIBCO Spotfire Pros and Cons"

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Spotfire is being used by the whole Technology business unit. The main problem I have with Spotfire is that I use version 6.5.2 with a flex server and I cannot upgrade to version 7.0 or 7.5 so as not to use my flex Spotfire server. Reporting using a link es one of the best advantages the tool has but version 6.5.2 does not allow you to change the back color of the charts and pivots and using HTML. The look & feel of the pivots and charts is not that good and the creation of calculated columns is hard to develop since it does not use excel logic. E.G. a simple date expression of "Last Month" in excel has to be generated as Month([Date]) = Month(dateadd('mm',-1,DateTime now())) and Year([Date]) = Year(dateadd('mm',-1,DateTime now()))

On the other hand is an excellent tool to manipulate and report when you have more than 200.000 rows since excel collapses and Spotfire is still running

  • Spotfire is excellent to manipulate data sources with more than 200.000 rows of data. Excel collapses with more than 200.000
  • All courses of Spotfire are excellent and easy to follow.
  • Spotfire has an excellent functionality at the "details-on-demand" section where you can click in any number of the pivot and you'll see all details in the already mentioned section
  • The charts and graphics are not as good as the one in excell
  • the "expressions" to create calculated columns are not easy as the ones in excel. E.G. a simple excel expression for "last month" in Spotfire is Month([Date]) = Month(dateadd('mm',-1,DateTimeNow())) and Year([Date]) = Year(dateadd('mm',-1,DateTimeNow()))
  • If you have a mistake creating expressions for calculated collumns the only help Spotfire gives you is the number of character that has the error.
  • the distinct count option is not available
Spotfire is excellent to manipulate and report based on large-scale data, more than 200.000 rows. It is less appropriate if you need high quality of charts, with different colors and labels, legends, etc. It is difficult to customize charts and pivots (e.g. headers font cannot be changed). All expressions for creating calculated columns are not that easy.
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October 27, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Visual smorgasbord - feel like you're a savvy tech startup without the Seattle prices."

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It is used across the whole organization. Our department uses it primarily for productivity reports and for auditing purposes. Our transportation department uses it for real time reports that support transportation decisions and to track key areas. The accounting department uses it to track staff productivity and as an auditing tool. It gives clear visibility to the end users in our department on various issues.
  • On demand visualization with deep customization options.
  • User friendly report builder that allows for novice users to build dashboards.
  • Modern UI that produces usable reports relevant to the data.
  • Difficult to easily join 3+ tables without inputting SQL.
  • Strange limitations on pivot tables; Ex: Hard to rename columns on pivot table to customize for the end user.
  • Limitations on filtering for something not based on the data set. Ex: If I have 50k rows and want to filter a specific number range, it pulls that range from the data set rather than allowing manual input. This can cause performance issues with large data sets.

I would say that it is well suited for users who want standardized reports with strong on demand visualizations. If you department has any report the end user receives and reviews in a standard format, I think you would be hard pressed to find a better suited program. There is a host of extended features and settings that allow for savvy users to dig deep and analyze a consistently changing dataset. Even though extensive customization is available, the UI is intuitive and user friendly enough to allow for non IT members to create engaging reports.

I believe it would be less appropriate for reports that are consistently tweaked/changed/altered by the end user, or for 'ad hoc' reporting. There is a learning curve to creating reports that end users may not have (this is company/department specific). If your department consistently pulls in 100k + records and applies filters after (which is not really the appropriate use of BI - but it happens), then Spotfire would likely not meet your needs.

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October 27, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Spotfire-- freedom to "play" with data and visualizations"

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Spotfire is currently only used by my department. We are using the software to bring in data from all of our assets, sort through the data, and create summaries about machinery running conditions. With the ability to compare parameters between similar pieces of equipment, my department can assess equipment health and drive future capital prioritization.
  • Spotfire gives you the ability to toggle between different visualizations easily, which helps the user see the data in new ways.
  • Spotfire is a great tool for bringing in huge amounts of data and summarizing it in an easy way. I particularly like the tool's ability to un-pivot tables, which makes it easier to bring in data from sources that would typically need to be re-formatted.
  • Spotfire allows you to trellis visualizations, which is an easy way to report the same type of metric for several distinct groups. For example, it's easy to pull engine utilization by month for every station, and generate a large report which this information, within a few clicks.
  • Sometimes the filtering schemes are confusing when moving from tab to tab within the program.
  • It can be difficult to format everything to be presentable for the printable format. It's completely do-able to do this formatting, but it's not completely intuitive.
  • I wish Spotfire had the ability to trellis data tables, so you could show the same information for different groups.
Spotfire is well suited for huge data sets with several variables. It's also a fantastic tool for creating visualizations and analyzing data in a creative way. It is less appropriate for small data sets, in which a quick Excel analysis can get you all of the information you would need (simple min, max, average values, etc).
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October 26, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Handly Tool for Data Visualization and Analysis"

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We have been using TIBCO Spotfire quite extensively in our company to address the data analytics and visualization needs. Primarily it has come across as a handy tool across the department to represent data in a more easy and reliable way. We use it to run some very quick analysis on huge data sets.
  • Getting data through multiple modes is one of the key strengths of TIBCO Spotfire.
  • Embedded option to code analysis through R/python/SQl makes the tool quite useful and handy.
  • Geographical tagging is also quite useful & unique.
  • Some easy to use features is missing and/or unhighlighted.
Well Suited -

  • For handling huge amount of data sets, it can handle this quite easily
  • For in-depth analysis, through multiple graphs / charts / tables.
  • For creating detailed visualizationa, so as to showcase only relevant data sets / graphs
  • For quick run-through analysis
  • To embed analysis through multiple data sources - may it be a file or an information link
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December 08, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Forget about charting in Excel when you have this amazingly intuitive and easy to use analytics tool!"

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TIBCO Spotfire was used in my department for dashboarding in obtaining data insight from a large monthly variable dataset. There are many groups relying on TIBCO Spotfire for daily investment decision making. It really made a difference in pulling analytics in a very user-friendly and intuitive way from large amounts of data from all types of sources.
  • Intuitive, easy to use and build analytics platform
  • Save dashboard - reuse it with different data
  • Easily exportable to ppt, pdf etc
  • More online training would be great (similar to what Tableau has on LinkedIn or Youtube)
  • Identify SMEs, certify them, have a forum for brainstorming
  • "Did you know" mini-videos of how to do certain things in Spotfire
Very well suited for creating PowerPoint presentations that use the same type of charts for reporting and only the underlying data changes, not necessarily needing to reconnect to the data. Sometimes I do think users are not warned when certain filters are applied, this way running the risk of missing data sets. Otherwise, an amazing tool that made my life so much easier than the "prehistoric" Excel charting era...
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November 21, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Awesome"

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Different departments, including (HR, OM, etc..). Each department has their own unique KPIs. At the moment we've encountered no problems, although it would be nice to allow the user (developer) more "freedom" when it comes to modify and generate custom analysis.
  • Data Visualization
  • Summarize Data
  • Decision Making
  • Analyzing different KPIs
  • Trends across time
  • Categorical Analysis of our KPIs
  • Customization on Visualizations
  • Give more freedom to developer
  • The user is unable to customize certain parameters (such as fonts, colors, ect)
Business Intelligence: We are working with different departments, including (HR, OM, etc..), each with their own characteristics, that is, different KPIs (key points of interest) to analyze, Spotfire gives us the chance to look at a very good amount of information at a glance! This allows us to offer our client the best solution for data visualization.
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November 02, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Powerful but needs to be prettier"

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The tool is being used in my department to show market trends in the commercial aviation space. This helps us look for emerging trends in the market that we may not be aware of.
  • The tool handles large data sets very well with its caching ability
  • The tool can export large sets of data for further analysis by our subject matter experts
  • The tool loads and saves work in the developer tool relatively fast
  • The tool does not have a very friendly user interface for development.
  • The tool does not allow you to customize the UI of the analytics very easily to use your own font, style, color, etc.
  • The tool cannot do some things that other tools, like Wave or Tabluea can. Drill down capability isn't always intuitive.
Well suited for multiple data sets and large tables. Also, if you need to implement calculated columns or add control chart lines easily. This tool works well for those.
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November 01, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Enhancing Spotfire Capabilities"

Score 9 out of 10
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It is predominately used for signal decision for regulator needs (GPVE) and for medical monitoring for Clinical Review for early assets and registration of new compounds.
It addresses the need for exploration of clinical data for early dose adjustment, early signal of unexpected AE's, issues related treatment and dose response/non-response etc.

It allows us to quickly take a look at what-if scenarios, and closing drill down subject, and perform 360 degree reviews.
  • Graphs are rendered perfectly
  • Very customizable
  • User friendly
  • Share the results across the group very effectively
  • Data Loading capability instead of one dataset at a time
  • Horizontal box plot with data points overlay able
  • Filter Organization to be collapsed as default
  • Radar plot, traffic light, area graph
  • Should be able to use any variable from any dataset effortlessly on X-axis and Y-axis
  • Able to create an answer set or specific dataset from different datasets available for a specific exploration.
Well suited for: Dynamic interaction with the live data and bookmarking and tagging for future review. Can go back on dates of review on the fly. Show only relevant data as needed. Very strong admin and security model.
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November 01, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Awesome data visualization tool"

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Tibco Spotfire is currently being used to replace adhoc reports from legacy applications. We also use it to build useful visualizations about utilization, performance metrics, etc. It is currently being adopted across the entire organization and about 5-6 departments use it now. It has allowed the company to have a tool that's interactive and doesn't require using another program to manipulate data.
  • Helps users build advanced visualizations and does a great job of allowing users to make changes as needed.
  • Offers powerful data transformation tools which allows users to make changes to the data as needed without affecting the source data.
  • Provides automation services to eliminate having to export/email a daily report manually.
  • Its a powerful tool but often lacks some very basic things like responsiveness when viewing visualizations on a different platform/resolution. This should be a feature included within the tool.
  • The export options are minimal the pdf export leaves much to be desired. It requires reformatting or switching the page layout until you find the right format for your visualization.
  • Spotfire chart features/functions are sometimes over complicated.
Spotfire is well suited for building/creating dashboards or adhoc reports. It's also a great tool to use to measure performance. It's great for those who have knowledge of SQL/python and if you need to create/develop a tool for end users. If you don't have any knowledge of SQL/Python you may want to use a tool better suited for end users.
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October 31, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "On-line Training experience"

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We use Spotfire to analyze patient data from different sources including all phases of clinical trials and marketed data. We develop visualizations and explore the data for analysis.
  • Analyzing the data is very quick.
  • We can easily identify the areas which we are interested in through visualizations.
  • We can automate the process by developing the visualization so it reduces repeated work.
  • Handling huge amount of data.
  • More online videos for understanding the critical topics.
  • Help button in Spotfire with detailed explanations regarding programming topics.
The heat map is widely used as it will help identify high probability risk areas. It is less utilized in creating regular listings, which are not very useful as Spotfire is more of a visualization tool.
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October 30, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Powerful and flexible software for analyzing large multi-parameter data sets."

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The software is very powerful and useful for in depth analysis of large volumes of data. It has multiple ways of visualizing and filtering data that helps to identify trends which are not visible in raw data. Spotfire is somewhat similar to MS Excel and compatible with it but has much greater flexibility and data visualizing power.
  • Data filtering is useful for customizing data sets.
  • Multiple types of flexible visualizations help to discover important trends.
  • Flexible data export function helps efficiently express the results.
  • Learning curve is rather steep.
  • Some mutually-related functions and features can be grouped to make the software more intuitive.
  • Pop-up hints may be useful especially for beginner users.

It is particularly useful for large multi-parameter data sets where trends are obscure.

It is less appropriate for small or relatively simple data sets.

At this time it is the best software for geographic visualization . It is clear, simple and intuitive. This feature helps mapping the data to geographic locations that makes them much more informative.
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October 30, 2017

User Review: "Why Tibco Spotfire"

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Tibco Spotfire is being used across the organization for its analytical capabilities. It helps in doing predictive analysis, self-service BI and is an effective geo-analytical tool. Its near to real-time reporting helps do operational activities effectively.
  • Its recommendation engine for generating quick visual views and providing dashboard design & flow ideas
  • Geo Analytics - Its Geo Analytical capabilities used in the Natural Resources industry are very helpful.
  • Self-Service BI over the thin client.
  • Their training videos and online community sites are the best!
  • Its built-in support to scripting - Iron Python, TERR, JavaScript. Its basic ease of filter configurations and data mashups.
  • Its Server Administration! The node manager and server architecture is really good and makes sense. But when it comes to an administrator managing or building the environments, it becomes a nightmare. The logs need to be more descriptive and terms used should be user-friendly.
  • While the KPI chart and Waterfall charts are a good addition to the visualisation stack, there is a lot of scope to add new visualisations in the kitty. Visuals that are available with jsViz - can be made a part of default visualization list or provide a template for those jsvis where users just need to feed in dimensions and measures.
  • Images are limited to labels, tooltips or text area objects. Probably, object overlapping would give it a jazzy look. For example a background image for the whole page, currently we can only apply a background color via themes.
I have worked with multiple BI tools for data visualization, but the extensive customization with built-in scripting capabilities and ease of developing them are the best part for Tibco Spotfire. Of course, improvements are needed on the built-in visualization list, but it does offer you [the ability to] build your own visuals with JS at ease. These JS visuals can easily interact with the built-in visuals.
It's zoomins showing up specific layer details is cool feature. It should probably take the geo coding directly based on the city name or location name, but it needs us to add the geo coordinates. Its tibco supplied, but we have to configure them. Its not done automatically.
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October 30, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Spotfire is a very handy software program"

Score 8 out of 10
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TIBCO Spotfire is being used to analyze data sets. The graphs and tables created in TIBCO Spotfire are then used to improve the efficiency of our drilling rigs and the crews running them.
  • Compare a data set using multiple variables.
  • Ease of use much better than other, similar products.
  • Limiting and selecting specific data sets or variable types is very simple.
  • While it is very easy to understand the basics, some advanced options are difficult.
  • Limited on the amount of ways you can compare different data points.
  • Cannot bring two or more data sets into a single visualization easily.
TIBCO Spotfire is well suited for comparing trends and how efficient something is. It is very easy to manipulate the data inside a visualization to find what you are looking for.
I haven’t used the mapping feature of Spotfire.
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October 27, 2017

User Review: "Opinion about TIBCO Spotfire"

Score 3 out of 10
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Used by some departments who seem to really like it, and not by others who really do not because it doesn't truly "analyze" it just draws pretty pictures and takes a lot of time to get data cleaned up so Spotfire can use it. Used to visualize data geographically (mapping), by performance indicators, and data from various and different sources.
  • Makes pretty pictures out of data
  • The training modules need work. The audio goes way too fast. For most trainees, keeping up with what they are trying to do themselves on the screen while listening and watching a module that is now 5 steps ahead, means having to stop every 15 seconds to back up, and it gets exhausting and annoying after much time.
  • Spotfire has lots of capabilities, and the redundancy built in means there are several ways to do the same thing. However, it also means the screen is so cluttered, and the icons so small, that it strains the eyes to see and use. Seems like the redundancy could be reduced to make the screen shot more user friendly and less eye straining.

Any true analytical steps that Spotfire can do, Excel and SPSS can do better. Some things Excel and SPSS can do, Spotfire cannot do at all.

Spotfire can "use" data from many different data sources, but in order to use data from Excel, SPSS, etc., it has to be massaged all over again so Spotfire can use it. By the time you get done making the data usable by Spotfire, you could have three or ten other analyses done with conventional software.

Spotfire is most useful to make pretty pictures out of data to use in presentations to managers, customers, and other stakeholders. It doesn't actually improve the ability to analyze data, but does improve the way the data can help show and tell a story.

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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (28)
7.2
Customizable dashboards (201)
8.3
Report Formatting Templates (172)
7.5
Drill-down analysis (197)
8.4
Formatting capabilities (206)
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages (153)
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration (184)
7.9
Publish to Web (154)
8.2
Publish to PDF (180)
8.0
Report Versioning (18)
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling (113)
7.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (212)
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (188)
8.3
Predictive Analytics (160)
7.4
Multi-User Support (named login) (162)
8.3
Role-Based Security Model (135)
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (151)
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access (121)
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application (85)
7.1
Dedicated Android Application (11)
3.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (101)
7.1
REST API (30)
6.7
Javascript API (31)
6.7
iFrames (21)
6.5
Java API (24)
6.3
Themeable User Interface (UI) (31)
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (23)
6.5

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

TIBCO Spotfire Videos (3)

TIBCO Spotfire Downloadables

TIBCO Spotfire Integrations

Google Analytics, Salesforce.com, Attivo Networks, TIBCO Simplr, Wordsmith by Automated Insights

TIBCO Spotfire Competitors

Pricing

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

 Free VersionPaid Version
Live Chat
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Video Tutorials / Webinar
Phone
Email
Web

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