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- Providing information on Spotfire training.
- Examples of ways you can use Spotfire with analytical data.
- Hard to use for people, because it is not intuitive.
- Expressions, IF statements, etc. are hard for people to grasp, because they are not like Access, or SQL.
- 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.
TIBCO Spotfire is not desired for simple data sets that are being used in a single graph.
- Spotfire can ingest extremely large data sets very quickly. We use Spotfire to analyze data sets of 5 million + rows - a feat Excel 2010 cannot handle.
- It is very easy to join tables and insert columns (VLOOKUP) in Spotfire.
- Spotfire is very user-friendly, and management loves to see the big picture, but then having the option to drill-down to the granular level of data as well.
- We would like to be able to automatically reload data for Spotfire Library files for our Consumers, who do not have access to reload the data, without having to purchase another "module" or license.
- Great visualizations
- Easy to use once data connection/information links are established
- Scalable to multiple users via web client
- Difficult to create data connections using custom SQL
- Limited support of DB2 connections (DB2 on the mainframe)
- Limited support of network connected documents on a shared drive
- Easy to get data into Spotfire, and to combine data from many sources.
- Easy to create and edit visualizations to meet the needs of the issue and/or end user.
- Dashboards can be built that deliver insight along with flexibility to allow end users some capabilities to explore the visualizations or customize the inquiry.
- Can provide or deploy advanced analytical models.
- There is a need for additional graph types. The visualization set that comes with TIBCO Spotfire is becoming rather limited.
- Working with R is rather difficult.
- There is no ability for text display visualization; a word cloud or similar would be useful.
Tibco Spotfire has some geographic capabilities. It has basic mapping, the ability to import maps and the ability to use the functionality of Spotfire on those maps. Additionally, with a bit of effort, it is possible to use some of the geographic analytical functions available in R, or using other functionality available on the net.
However, as it is not a GIS, some of the advanced features and more easy of use capabilities are not really there. Spotfire is fine for simple mapping and presentation, but, for more complex spatial analysis, one would probably look for another package.
In summary, Spotfire is probably suitable for about 90% of geographic uses, if not more. For the high end user, it will probably not work, but, for most people and their needs (including me) Spotfire can easily do what one needs.
- I 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.
The mapping functionality continues to improve in Spotfire with additional features being added at each new release.
- 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.
*Allows non-users of data (executives etc.) to be able to quickly grab what's important to them without having to spend a lot of time interpreting.
*Creates dynamic visualizations to allow for on-going update of data without having to "re-run" reports
- Building data visualizations is infinitely easier with Spotfire compared to Excel.
- Manipulating data in charts is another huge strength of Spotfire. Trellising data, removing data on the fly and coloring data trends based on different variables is incredibly easy.
- The mapping feature allows you to build dynamic dashboards. I barely use IHS Accumap anymore now that I have built out my own visual dashboards using the GIS mapping feature.
- Custom expressions can be cumbersome to learn and are not entirely intuitive.
- Some simple coding tasks in Excel are a lot harder to do in Spotfire.
- Not having the ability to set y axis intervals like you can in Excel for charts can be a bit frustrating at times.
- The best part of Spotfire is that we can integrate different kinds of files in order to complete every table
- Spotfire provides a better view of the inconsistent data and gives us many possibilities to hide or to treat only the correct data
- Besides displaying classical and representative graphics, we can also configure the project as an online app by adding buttons, by giving the consumers the possibility to switch between different tabs, as with a classical website.
- It misses the possibility to enter or fill new data manually. We can display new fields but it's not possible to save the information that we fill and that we generate..
Well suited : Integrate files and new data.
Less appropriate : Integrating .XLSX isn't always easy because data types are not recognized.
- Visualizations can be created in a reasonable amount of time.
- Customers can create their own unique visualizations.
- Visualizations can be shared with other users.
- Our analysis is made up of multiple DXPs. It would be nice if there was an easy way to set a date filter and have it apply to all DXPs. It can be updated on one DXP and shared to the others so customers do not have to constantly change the date. The same applies to filters, but need to have an indicator if a filter is being applied.
- Very difficult to trouble shoot when I have an issue. Probably will get better the more experience I get with using Spotfire.
- Enhance the Print (Export to HTML) like the Export to PDF was enhanced.
- The speed with which the tool can be used to create presentation-grade visuals.
- Quickly being able to provide insight and derive correlations from large data sets while being able to filter/manipulate data on the fly.
- Providing a spatial to graphical interface.
- I think from my team's perspective, trying to find a better means of data storage has been a major issue. Creating databases that include all necessary data yet don't slow the application down so much that it is essentially unusable has been a challenge.
- Visualization - the number of options available
- Lack of QA of documentation. Sometimes, the documentation appears to have been written by an engineer, without the end user in mind. Steps are assumed/missing so it makes it difficult to follow and frustrating.
- I love that we can connect it straight to our database so that the data is continuously updated.
- I have used Spotfire to automate some of my repetitive weekly responsibilities and it has given me hours back in my week.
- There are so many functions that Spotfire can do that I haven't even been able to learn all of them. There are endless possibilities.
- I wish that there was a way to put a background color to the visualizations. I take screen shots and put them in reports, but it's white on white which doesn't make for a very interesting report.
- I have tried to do an automated weekly email of visualizations that I put on a report, but I have to open the report and take screen shots because they don't have the same formatting when it comes in the email. Disappointing when you spend a lot of time getting the formatting just right.
- I wish that there were stacked area charts. That is the only visualization that I have wished to use and been unable to.
- Easily reads in multiple data formats
- GUI to alter and customize visualizations is user friendly
- Having the data cached in memory makes the application very fast
- Integration with external data analysis tools/languages like R and Python
- Predictive analytics features like decision trees and Bayesian networks
- Ability to set up data pipelines to Hadoop clusters
- Pulls in data from a variety of sources
- Quick and nice looking visualizations
- Filtering and slicing up data to see different metrics
- Limited variety of specializations
- Limited ability to set some preferences (lines on tables, how labels appear, etc.)
- Some features are buried in non-intuitive places
- Spotfire is an analytical tool more than a reporting tool. It is highly customizable via its API but it has enough out-of-the-box features to get the job done.
- It does some data management, but it is recommended to have the backend data clean and in place for great and reliable output. It has many statistical functions so adding columns on the fly is a breeze.
- Spotfire is referred to within the analytics community as "Excel on steroids".
- It is a great tool for highly interactive visualizations and drill down.
- Many features are hidden and hard to find, but like the new version of MS Office with the ribbon replacing menus and toolbars, it's all about experience and learning the interface.
- It is fast to go from data to visualizations, whether you are using the Cloud Work Group environment or the full Spotfire Server implementation.
- The visualizations are easy to configure and generally can explain the same data in different ways, which is appealing.
- Being able to mashup different disparate data sources has been the saving grace for us. We don't need to house the same data in a single database. We can pull what we need from each to create a useful decision support visualization.
- Scripting support is lacking in documentation and features.
- More charting types and integration with things like D3.js.
- 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)
Less Appropriate in building graphs which are not pre-build into the tool (e.g. Waterfall graphs, creaming curves...).Drill down graphs/tabs.
- crunching numbers
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Predictive analysis can be integrated inside a dashboard to have information continuously updated and get more insights.
- 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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About TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Cloud Spotfire® provides the same business intelligence tools as Spotfire Desktop, with the addition of web authoring.
According to the vendor, Spotfire's 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 deployed in companies in financial services, energy, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, government, travel & logistics, helathcare, life sciences and more.
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|On-premise Edition||Pricing Details||Terms|
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|SaaS Edition||Pricing Details||Terms|
|TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Analyst||$125/mo, $1250/yr||Per Seat|
|TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Business Author||$65/mo, $650/yr||Per Seat|
|TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services||$0.99||Per Hour (Starting)|
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|TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Consumer||$25/mo, $250/yr||Per Seat|
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|Deployment Types:||On-premise, SaaS|
|Operating Systems:||Windows, Linux, Mac|
|Mobile Application:||Apple iOS, Mobile Web|
|Supported Countries:||Available in all regions|
|Supported Languages:||English, Spanish, French, German, Portugese, Chinese, Italian|