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TIBCO Spotfire® is a data visualization platform that utilizes predictive analytics. In addition to data viz, it includes data wrangling capabilities, predictive analytics, location analytics, and real-time streaming analytics.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/Ji/QU/PSLA297N9OQF.JPEGGreat Analytic Software with great support and ease of administrationUsed by multiple business units for analytics / field analysis. Utilized by data scientists / analysts to create reports and other informational forms for use throughout the company.,Good technical support Ease of use / upgrading on the back end Intuitive and easy to use desktop / web clients.,Could use a built in updating feature Better debug / report issue troubleshooting Better cleanup of previous versions,9,Online training Self-taughtGreat for the analysis of scientific data!TIBCO Spotfire is a great platform to display scientific data. Gives much more graphical flexibility of scientific software, and allows for the easy building of custom analysis.,Graphical Analysis Custom Analysis Metadata,More interactivity between graphs Include a data clean-up session Wizard on which analysis to pick depending on your data,6,Online training Self-taught,Tableau Public, Prism, JMP ProTIBCO ReviewIt was used by the forecasting department in our organization, aiming to visualize and analyze the large amount of traffic data we had.,In depth data analysis function Great selection of visualization tools Recommendation for vitalizations,Not quite user-friendly layout Visualization is not as pretty as Tableau Not designed to work collaboratively,8,Tableau Desktop,better data analysis tool Benchmark for existing method,In-person training,No integration with other TIBCO software during my employment.,Tableau DesktopSpotfire: a foundation for a data driven organizationWe are resellers of TIBCO software and support our customers with services, upgrades, and maintenance.,Visualizations and discovery Initial wrangling Data-driven decision making,Data tagging can be made more user-friendly. Security updates documentation Embedding predictive analytics, more AI driven.,10,,Self-taught,TIBCO Cloud, Data Science,Alteryx Analytics, Reltio MDM, Alation, Microsoft AzureTIBCO Spotfire: Robust, Shareable Data VisualizationMy experience with TIBCO Spotfire occurred within an engineering context. TIBCO Spotfire was used across the entire Medtronic Tempe campus. Spotfire is instrumental in rapidly sharing and analyzing data in a centralized, portable way. Its robust visualization tools allow engineers to rapidly identify trends which indicate either problems to be addressed or improvements which should continue. The automated nature of Spotfire allows analyses to be run on new data sets without any additional hassle.,Data visualization: TIBCO Spotfire quickly reveals trends through its robust visualization tools. Many different graphical representations of the data are immediately available and can be used effectively with either default settings or can be tweaked to the specific needs of an audience. Extensibility: TIBCO Spotfire allows for the implementation of just about any data analysis you can think if. If the analysis that you want to run is not already built in, TIBCO Spotfire includes the option to write R or IronPython code to extend its capabilities. Shareability: When you develop a tool or visualization in TIBCO Spotfire, you can publish it in such a manner that your audience only needs a link to view it: they don't even need to have Spotfire installed on their own machine. Web publishing maintains the interactivity of your visualizations and allows users to download data sets for their own use.,Feature parity between web publishing and the Spotfire client: some features of Spotfire that work flawlessly in the Spotfire client break when published to the web. In particular, custom JavaScript inserted into the analysis tends not to render well on the web even if it renders perfectly in the client. Lack of thorough documentation: particularly when comparing Spotfire documentation to the documentation for Python, JMP, or Matlab, Spotfire's documentation is lacking. In particular, I remember finding documentation on custom SQL queries being very sparse. Most often I would base my Spotfire solutions on examples found on forums rather than on official TIBCO advice. The execution time of custom R data functions: TIBCO Spotfire uses its own implementation of the R runtime (called TERR, TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R) which I noticed to be significantly slower than the open-source runtime for certain tasks. Error reporting: error reporting by both TERR and IronPython is very opaque and makes debugging very difficult.,8,JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS,Long-term solutions: the data analysis tool that I built using Spotfire about a year ago is still in use for similar data sets at my company.,In-person training Self-taught,I am not aware of integrations with any other TIBCO products being used at my company.,JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SASSmoke the competition with Spotfire!Spotfire is used to perform data analytics that can’t easily be done with other spreadsheet programs. Currently, the department that I work in does not use Spotfire. I used it on a trial basis and found it to be applicable and very effective. I am certain that other departments within Halliburton do use Spotfire.,Spotfire works very well as a central point for access to all data that could be used to analyze a subject and multiple types of spreadsheets and/or databases can be accessed with the same dashboard. Multiple plots, graphs, charts, maps, and other analytic tools are simple to apply to easily-filtered data. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the user interface, as Spotfire is a very, very customizable and powerful tool. Excellent support and educational resources are available to help decrease the learning curve and strengthen one's data analytic ability. The use of Spotfire ultimately helps to better understand the relationships and patterns that are or could be significant in building value for a company. It is not glitchy and has an intuitive user interface.,The code required to make customized commands could be improved by placing more focus on its usability for non-coders. This would greatly improve the use of Spotfire’s real power for many non-coder users. Maybe the ability drag and drop a spreadsheet or multiple files to a “Spotfire Analysis Bucket” to initiate a new dashboard would be handy. Easier access to download data from a particular graph to other spreadsheets.,10,Definitely positive, but I’m not in charge of that.,Self-taught,It was not integrated.,Microsoft 365 BusinessFast 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,9Spotfire requires some effort, but offers the best combination of advanced analytics with data visualizationTIBCO Spotfire is used across the entire organization for implementing forecasting, data visualization, and model building. We use TIBCO Spotfire because of its advanced analytics capabilities combined with its broad data visualization offerings. Perhaps the most useful aspect of TIBCO Spotfire is the R Script interface, where we can use R scripts in Spotfire to create useful models and graphs.,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.,The software takes a while to start up. It's almost like using a Windows 7 machine with an old hard drive. Sometimes creating the most aesthetically-pleasing graphic takes a long time. This is because of the many adjustments that have to be made to a graph in Spotfire. Some other visualization software makes it easier. Although Spotfire has a number of advanced modeling capabilities, it would be nice to have more rather than having to build R scripts for some of the more advanced models.,9,Tableau Desktop, Qlik Sense, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Enterprise Miner and Domo,The ROI from Spotfire has generally been positive. After digesting the healthy up front cost, analysts have come to rely on the software more than most any other software product besides perhaps Excel. The initial time spent on Spotfire looked like it might turn out to be a waste of money. But after putting the time in, Spotfire saves analysts time and thereby money. Perhaps the most positive return on investment from Spotfire is the automated reports, eliminating analyst effort.,Online training Self-taught,We have not specifically purchased any other add-on products to Spotfire. With that said, we are considering looking at Spotfire X. In addition, we are thinking of using Spotfire for more data wrangling, location analytics, real-time graphics, and real-time streaming of data. Of these, I think the two most important items that will save time are making the data wrangling tasks more automated and making the real-time streaming of data actually real-time streaming of data. Accomplishing these two tasks is more difficult than what it sounds.,Tableau Desktop, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Enterprise Miner, JMP Pro, Domo, Qlik SenseExcellent for complex & data-intensive requirementsIt is not used internally within our organization, but we helped our clients get it implemented within their organization. I would take an example of a client from the Oil & Gas sector to answer this question and rest of the questions. This client used it within the Planning & Strategy department. It was used to create dashboards for their future planning of demand-supply management.,As compared to other similar products (Tableau, PowerBI), Spotfire is more advanced when it comes to integrating with programming languages. In this particular project, all the data was processed in R and this processed data was to be used in dashboards. It was well integrated with Spotfire through TERR.,The visual aesthetics of the charts/graphs prepared using Spotfire can be improved when compared with other competing products. Also, the user interface is not very intuitive for first-time users. It takes practice before one gets really comfortable using it.,8,As mentioned earlier, this was implemented for a client's side so it is difficult for me to comment on ROI, in specific. However, given that they have been using it for a long time, it must be adding value to their business.,Self-taught,Not integrated with any other TIBCO products.,Tableau Desktop, Microsoft Power BITIBCO Spotfire -- Enter the New Era of Data AnalyticsWe are using TIBCO Spotfire across the company to calculate and analyze the risk assessment of multiple clients. With the use of this amazing product, we saved our clients almost 80% of their loss due to theft. We also helped them in analyzing their stored data to figure out which store is doing good and which needs attention. Previously, we used other reporting tools, and migrated all our reports to TIBCO Spotfire some four years ago. The main advantage we see is that the reports run faster than other reporting tools, we can connect to multiple databases, calculated columns are cached in the report so that it increases your report speed, and many more.,Reports load faster than any other reporting tools, and your data can be cached in the memory to avoid the processing time. It supports almost all the data sources available, which is lacking in other tools. It supports Html, Java, R, and Iron Python coding. That means that you can customize your dashboards in whatever way you want them to be. It can deal with more than 100 million records without a delay in loading.,Sometimes, visualizations save the values. For example, if you change the column name in column properties, that affects the axis in visualization, but not the "limit data by expression" in the properties data tab. Like some visualization tools, we need to have detailed visualization in hovering the mouse pointer on the main visualization. We need to have the option to auto-size your Text area UI to whichever device screen you are using. Currently, it is not auto fitting to different screen sizes.,9,Tableau Desktop,It's really profitable when you look at the output you receive. Clients are happier, and the contract price goes higher with them when we are able to tick their requirements. Installation on the server saves time for both admins and users.,Online training In-person training Self-taught,My company has not integrated them with any other products yet. We are planning to integrate with TIBCO BW in the future. Right now, we have integrated R Studio to make advanced predictive analytics, and we are really happy in seeing the results. It's very easy to integrate and use other products with Spotfire.,Microsoft SQL Server, RStudio, Teradata DatabaseSharing my experience with TIBCO Spotfire. One of the greatest analytics platforms in the market today.Our product has an analytics module and it is powered by TIBCO Spotfire. We support and train our customers on how to use our analyses and TIBCO.,The analyses behaved excellently while working with huge amounts of records. This is one of the strengths for TIBCO Spotfire, the platform allows us to work with a significant amount of data without affecting performance. There are several features that offer us different ways to suit the reports and analytics needs. For example, scheduling the execution of reports to improve performance and email reports on schedules to deliver information right on time. It is able to connect to different data sources and from different types of systems, etc. So easy to use. It is amazing how you can easily develop analyses and reports. It gives you time to be creative instead of facing complex steps or trying to figure out how to do things. It is as simple or as complex as you want. It allows you to add complex code if needed. A very complete list of aggregations and statistics functions.,We could improve the Web player for the use of the Business Author users and add some functionalities that are only available to the Analyst today. Like creating markings, working with the filter schemes, etc. Basic functionalities that could be available for the Business Author. Improve the architecture to support different single sign-ons if the customer has to be in a shared environment. Improve the way to add code to the DXP ( java scripts, iron python, HTML, etc.). Improve the text areas and visual theme for the easy personalization of analyses.,10,Tableau Desktop and QlikView,,We have not integrated TIBCO Spotfire with other TIBCO products. We would need to work closely with TIBCO Spotfire resources to identify those possible options.Learned Spotfire for work, quit my job, now I use it for school.Currently I use Spotfire with a student license to visualize my research data for my graduate program. Previously I worked as an engineer at a large company where Spotfire was used to generate reports (some custom some automated) at various stages of a manufacturing for general operations and issue disposition. I gained a lot of familiarity with the tool generating ad hoc reports for personal use to the point that I was eventually writing automated reports that supported others within my group. Besides my department, Spotfire was used across the whole organization; there was a group of engineers that supported all departments by generating and maintaining reporting in Spotfire mostly for manufacturing (they were also responsible for setting up the backend databases for those reports.),Dynamic visualizations, I like that it's intuitive to flip between different ways of seeing the data until I can get the story the data is telling. Importing data, I like being able to import a csv (or in the past, use custom sql to query a db) then do multiple transformations (pivot, calc cols, etc.) and create the visualizations I need. Especially beneficial that I can add to or replace the initial imported data and as long as I match the format the transformations and visualizations will update. As great as it is to view data in Spotfire, the universal reporting standard is powerpoint. Spotfire does a good job allowing me to export the visualizations I have created to a format everyone can view.,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.,10,JMP Pro,My role was a little disconnected from this. I don't know but I'd imagine it created a lot of visibility to where money was being lost in manufacturing.,Online training In-person training Self-taught,Have not used anything but Spotfire.,JMP Pro, AnacondaWhy Spotfire?The use of Spotfire is increasing throughout the organization. The reason being, it is a platform that engages both IT savvy and non-IT savvy users. Within the organization, Spotfire is used is various ways, right from basic reporting to complex advanced analytics, everything is done using Spotfire.,Root Cause Analysis - You are able to guide your end users through the analysis in an intuitive manner Fairly Complex visualizations can be easily created without any programming skills Spotfire has amazing ETL capabilities, I have used multiple BI tools and in my opinion Spotfire is leading,Cascading Filters --> the newer BI tools in the market make cascading much easier The responsiveness in text areas --> If you have pictures in your dashboard, currently the developers have to keep all sorts of screen sizes in mind otherwise the users will experience a 'distorted dashboard',8,Tableau Desktop, SAP Analytics Cloud and Microsoft Power BI,Online training,Business Objects SRC, RapidMiner StudioSpotfireDepartmental use for analyzing biotech research data.,Cloud deployment makes data accessible anywhere. Ability to customize and save visualization formats/templates is very useful. Joining data from multiple tables is simplified in Spitfire vs other platforms.,Initial setup of our Team account was very painful.,3,Microsoft Office 365,Slightly negative ROI . Our users prefer the visualization of Spotfire, but are generating only basic charts and graphs. Given the premium pricing of Spotfire, we are paying more per chart on this platform.,Self-taught,Simplr, but alas, that product had a short life.TIBCO Spotfire for rapid drill-down collaborative data visualisationTIBCO Spotfire is used by Trading Analysts for data visualization globally across all Oil and Gas trading teams. It is used for Trade Analytics to support data scientists in modeling fundamentals such as supply and demand, crack spread, dark spread, etc and to perform Energy Trading Risk Management. At another Retail client, it was used for data visualization for customer analytics.,Easy to use - can click on any data element to drill down. Quick to annotate and share comments with other users through the toolbar and export/publish. Easy to connect to a wide range of data sources including Hadoop/Hive and SQL RDBMS like SQL Server and Oracle. Self-service business intelligence.,Online documentation could be improved. Some licensing options have a subset of features. The alternative Microsoft PowerBI is often free to add to Office licenses.,7,Tableau Desktop,TIBCO Spotfire provided a quick entry point for the customer insights to add data visualizations. Spotfire is one of a range of tools used by trading analytics and is more cost-effective than Tableau. Spotfire licensing enabled us to share the tool for quick data discovery for data protection.,Online training Self-taught,We integrated TIBCO Spotfire with a Cloudera data lake and another client had it integrated with a Hortonworks Hadoop cluster. We did not use the TIBCO data integration tools for these clients. Although I have used TIBCO Designer and EMS pub-sub in the past, Spotfire had only just become available then.,Hortonworks Data Platform, Cloudera Enterprise, Microsoft Power BIGreat results in a short time.We started last year looking for a tool to present huge amounts of data in a meaningful way to our investors. As electricity markets generate a lot of data, having a tool that helps to simplify part of the processing of information was one KPI. On the other hand, having a way to create visually appealing reports that are easy to follow and understand was the second main goal. With TIBCO Spotfire, you can create dashboards that plug into the data sources making live reports that update automatically. These can be online for everyone to see or sent via private links with the report of interest. The visuals are stunning and clear to our investors so they can follow up from one report to another. We thought that the price was high at first, but having tried and used the software, we can say it’s worth the price and for a data-intensive job it is a great companion.,Easy to use. Great visuals. Data source direct connection. Online services. Mobile device friendly view.,The learning curve to be able to use every aspect can be a few months. If you are an academic or non-profit it can be taxing to have a monthly fee.,9,Tableau Desktop, Microsoft Power BI and Google Data Studio,For market analytics, it lets you do the same report with better visuals and in less time. Once you design a dashboard, you can have consistent reports that can be easily compared over time. With cloud features, you can see your dashboard anywhere, great for sales presentations or fieldwork.,Online training,For now, we only use Spotfire. Integrated with some databases and other products, maybe in the future, we will try other TIBCO solutions.,Tableau Desktop, Microsoft Power BIA Fresh Way to Present DataTIBCO Spotfire is currently only used by myself. I work for a small geophysics start-up and I'm one of 5 employees total. We collect lots of numbers during geophysical surveying and as a result we process lots of data in the office. While half the job is collecting the values and interpreting them, the other half is presentation and explanations of the data we collect and being able to show its relevance to our clients' situations.,Online storage of some documents. We do a lot of data sharing via cloud storage and it helps to have some flexibility when you work out of office or at home. You can upload it in the field and have it ready to go when you're back at the office. Great graphics. Clients really want to see things they understand. Geophysics can be hard to understand so it helps to have so many great options for displaying the raw data we collect. User friendly! I know it sounds like a simple thing but data processing programs aren't always easy to navigate from the get-go. I was able to learn pretty quickly how to manage things and get what I wanted out of it.,The interface makes it a little difficult to try and rearrange or make adjustments to the raw data. It's easy to display the data but not as easy if you have to make some minor tweaks to titles or sorting.,10,Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365,Self-taught,No. Spotfire is the first TIBCO product any of us have used.,Google Drive, Microsoft Office 2016, ArcGISEasy to use program that makes effective data display, from the most complicated to the most basic dataWe use TIBCO Spotfire primarily as a lab, but it is also used throughout the department for varying purposes. Our use of it in the lab is to create complex, three dimensional statistical graphs that would otherwise require a very specialized and expensive program. Even with the specialized program, TIBCO Spotfire does a much better job at presenting the data and allowing customization.,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.,Sometimes it is difficult to import data from things like Microsoft Excel. It would be nice to have multiple different export file types so that Spotfire can be more compatible with more programs.,8,GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel, Isentia.Buzznumbers and Cashier Live,Faster data output. More consistent displays. More universal use across the office.,Online training Self-taught,We have only used TIBCO Spotfire.,Microsoft 365 Business, Apple iCloud, MATLABSpotfire for Mid to Large EnterprisesSpotfire is used by most departments in our company to access enterprise and local data sources. It is connected to over 30 enterprise data sources. It began as a tool for engineers, but anyone who wants to access data may work with the application to create dashboards, workflows, and other tools to aid in decision making and visualization.,Users get a better understanding of data when they see it in Spotfire, as opposed to Excel. Spotfire visualizations also have several functions like zoom sliders and hierarchies that are a significant improvement over charting in Excel. Spotfire integrates with coding languages like IronPython, HTML, CSS and R in order to dramatically expand the out of the box functionality. Features like property controls make the application dynamic and interactive in ways that Excel is not. These same features also make the application more efficient.,The application is not efficient when building large projects. There are many small features that could make building large projects faster like the ability to add more than one filter or property control at a time. Also, users shouldn't have to expand and collapse every single table in the Filter panel or in the Add filters dialog (when adding filters in a Text Area). TIBCO has been slow to add in features that users have requested for years, like the ability to edit join operations. It's there now, but we waited years for that feature. The information designer hasn't seen an overhaul (or even any new features) in over 5 years. Increasing the release frequency has resulted in a lower quality product. TIBCO lauded the "completely redesigned" user interface of Spotfire 10, but it's not a complete redesign and looks sloppy.,7,,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.,Online training In-person training Self-taught,We also use Automation Services, Web Player, and Spotfire Server. We are able to keep costs as low as possible by providing analysis to users via the Web Player (a cheaper license) when users are only consuming the content (not building it). Automation Services allows us to push analysis to people and better support workflows, specifically with data QAQC efforts. Users receive a report each morning of only the data that needs to be fixed. They don't have to remember the task. Spotfire server enables deployment across an enterprise. I couldn't imagine using Spotfire without it.,Microsoft Power BI, Alteryx Analytics, Microsoft PowerAppsSimplicity and effectiveness are crucial to data organization!We used the TIBCO platform to analyze our Summer Learning Academy testing scores to identify areas of growth and deficit within the program. TIBCO allowed for simplicity in data visualization that were difficult to create through Excel or PowerPoint. The easy-to-understand tables allowed for us to easily identify our progress and help secure funding from grants. Data visualization in education is vital and the simpler it is to understand, the easier it is to explain to those that are unfamiliar with academic testing scores.,The user-friendly platform is easy to navigate. Excellent customer service and support as well as tutorials. Easy-to-understand tables that allow you to easily organize complex data sets into something more understandable.,Professional development opportunities for education professionals and the capabilities of using TIBCO for improvement.,10,,Allowed for us to easily secure grant funding for our academic summer reading program. Allows us to show progress and improvement as well as areas of improvement within our small program. Education administrators within the district are now looking to use TIBCO for other areas to analyze growth.,Online training In-person training Self-taught,N/AEntry level userWe would like to use TIBCO Spotfire in our Research Centre at the Hospital for a quick visualization and analysis of the data for projects which do not need the development of ad hoc methods, to be used by users without a computational background. The results were okay, although you always need to take into account the cost related to changing a workflow from what people are used to. In particular, those without a technical background were thrilled to be able to run simple analyses without having to learn how to code.,Ease of use Visualization,Handling of samples. We would have liked something closer to a laboratory information management system, where samples could be tracked before sequencing. Even tracking the position of a vial in a fridge/rack would be useful for us. Documentation,6,Redmine and Asana,Saved time on discussions Empowered inexperienced users,Self-taught,No, we did not try any integration with other TIBCO products.,Slack, WunderlistSpotfire for Accelerated AnalyticsSpotfire is used by our clients as part of software solutions providing embedded analytics to the end users. Other companies use Spotfire for self-service analytics, combining data sources. We also have users from hardware companies where validation engineers use Spotfire for ad hoc data analysis.,Data Preparation in Spotfire 10 is combined with an AI engine and makes it very easy for business users to combine data from diverse data sources. Dashboard creation in Spotfire 10 can be done with help of searching without deep knowledge of the tool. Creating analytical applications can be done without scripting or writing code. Ad-hoc data analysis can be done by the untrained user.,Embedding new Visualizations can be done with JsVIZ framework but the process is not easy. Integration of community add-ons. The community does not provide add-ons that can be embedded in Spotfire. Marketing of the product. The market is not aware of Spotfire capabilities.,10,,The work is done faster. It is much faster to develop analysis with Spotfire than with other tools. Our clients developed analytical projects in a very short period of time.,Online training In-person training,We use Spotfire with Tibco data virtualization and it helps us to connect to different data sources. Tibco Data Virtualization is part of the Spotfire offering.Powerful Analysis Program Worth Paying ForOnly optimisation engineers in countries around the world have access to Spotfire. We use it so analyse drilling trends, identify errors in data and hazardous events that have occurred. I am the only user in Australia for my company.,Great marking and colouring options to highlight necessary data. Particularly helpful in scatter plots with segment colouring options. The details visualisation allows quick analysis of multiple parameters to identify trends Adding calculation columns are easy and simple to write if more data is required. Refreshing of data from source is also helpful.,I find it difficult to view large scale data on x-y scatter plots where multiple data needs to be viewed on the x-axis. We generally put depth drilled on the y-axis and up to 3 variables on the y-axis but Spotfire does not view this data very well. Ability to auto calculate a trend line by selecting two points of data on x-y scatter plot would be useful for viewing. The print preview button doesnt save the last setting so when printing multiple landscape views I had to change my options every time. Just a bit tedious. Don't really understand trellis options yet but still learning on this.,8,,Limited experience but so far great program and saved many hours of analysis over Excel.,Self-taught,No.Information Systems that students use Spotfire for real-world data analysis.I am a college professor. I teach a Healthcare Information Systems Applications course where students work on several small community projects. We asked for an educational license for about two months so students could do some training and then use Spotfire for some analysis on their projects. None of the students had used Spotfire before that class. They had all used Tableau, SAS, and Excel for reporting and data analytics.,Spotfire allows for many different types of data sources. The ability to choose what filters to apply to a chart is a user-friendly way to share the information with stakeholders. The chart types are varied. Liked the ability to tie charts together to the same legend or filters.,Would like to see more chart types supported. Would like more tutorials or YouTube video tutorials. The Cloud version menu and navigation were a bit hard to understand.,9,,I am not sure about the licensing costs. We used the free Cloud version for a short duration. Helped achieve the goals of the class where my students were doing data analytics in the Healthcare domain.,,No, we used the Cloud-based version for the class projects. I do not have experience with other TIBCO products so I cannot give a comparison or talk about integrations.,Tableau Desktop, Google Analytics, Google Data Studio, Google Tag ManagerPowerful Data Analytics ToolSpotfire was used by my organization mainly to analyze geological and oil production data and gain insight in order to address current challenges and make future decisions. It is used across the whole organization on an as-needed basis.,Spotfire allows me to integrate multiple sources of data into a single database. Spotfire plotting allows me to look at five variables at the same time. Spotfire allows me to instantly switch between different variables and visualize them.,Ternary diagrams are missing, and it currently requires some awkward manipulation of two dimensions using trigonometry to display such a diagram. Displaying photos associated with data points, besides the tooltip, is currently beyond the skills of regular users.,10,In-person training Self-taught,Petrel E&P
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Used by multiple business units for analytics / field analysis. Utilized by data scientists / analysts to create reports and other informational forms for use throughout the company.
  • Good technical support
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  • Could use a built in updating feature
  • Better debug / report issue troubleshooting
  • Better cleanup of previous versions
Generally good analytic software with great technical support and ease of deployment.
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TIBCO Spotfire is a great platform to display scientific data. Gives much more graphical flexibility of scientific software, and allows for the easy building of custom analysis.
  • Graphical Analysis
  • Custom Analysis
  • Metadata
  • More interactivity between graphs
  • Include a data clean-up session
  • Wizard on which analysis to pick depending on your data
Well suited for business and finance, but needs extra work for scientific analysis due to the custom implementation of nonlinear models.
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May 16, 2019

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It was used by the forecasting department in our organization, aiming to visualize and analyze the large amount of traffic data we had.
  • In depth data analysis function
  • Great selection of visualization tools
  • Recommendation for vitalizations
  • Not quite user-friendly layout
  • Visualization is not as pretty as Tableau
  • Not designed to work collaboratively
Well Suited:
  • When you want to do both data analysis/model building together with data visualization.
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We are resellers of TIBCO software and support our customers with services, upgrades, and maintenance.
  • Visualizations and discovery
  • Initial wrangling
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Data tagging can be made more user-friendly.
  • Security updates documentation
  • Embedding predictive analytics, more AI driven.
TIBCO Spotfire has well served in data discovery, visualization, and Initial tagging and wrangling.
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Score 8 out of 10
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My experience with TIBCO Spotfire occurred within an engineering context. TIBCO Spotfire was used across the entire Medtronic Tempe campus. Spotfire is instrumental in rapidly sharing and analyzing data in a centralized, portable way. Its robust visualization tools allow engineers to rapidly identify trends which indicate either problems to be addressed or improvements which should continue. The automated nature of Spotfire allows analyses to be run on new data sets without any additional hassle.
  • Data visualization: TIBCO Spotfire quickly reveals trends through its robust visualization tools. Many different graphical representations of the data are immediately available and can be used effectively with either default settings or can be tweaked to the specific needs of an audience.
  • Extensibility: TIBCO Spotfire allows for the implementation of just about any data analysis you can think if. If the analysis that you want to run is not already built in, TIBCO Spotfire includes the option to write R or IronPython code to extend its capabilities.
  • Shareability: When you develop a tool or visualization in TIBCO Spotfire, you can publish it in such a manner that your audience only needs a link to view it: they don't even need to have Spotfire installed on their own machine. Web publishing maintains the interactivity of your visualizations and allows users to download data sets for their own use.
  • Feature parity between web publishing and the Spotfire client: some features of Spotfire that work flawlessly in the Spotfire client break when published to the web. In particular, custom JavaScript inserted into the analysis tends not to render well on the web even if it renders perfectly in the client.
  • Lack of thorough documentation: particularly when comparing Spotfire documentation to the documentation for Python, JMP, or Matlab, Spotfire's documentation is lacking. In particular, I remember finding documentation on custom SQL queries being very sparse. Most often I would base my Spotfire solutions on examples found on forums rather than on official TIBCO advice.
  • The execution time of custom R data functions: TIBCO Spotfire uses its own implementation of the R runtime (called TERR, TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R) which I noticed to be significantly slower than the open-source runtime for certain tasks.
  • Error reporting: error reporting by both TERR and IronPython is very opaque and makes debugging very difficult.
TIBCO Spotfire is perfect for when you need to develop a data analysis tool to be shared and used among many people. However, it is very difficult to learn how to use on your own, so make sure that somebody at your company has familiarity with the software so that you can ask them questions. From what I remember, TIBCO also offers services and training to help new users get started and advanced users get exactly what they want out of Spotfire.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Spotfire is used to perform data analytics that can’t easily be done with other spreadsheet programs. Currently, the department that I work in does not use Spotfire. I used it on a trial basis and found it to be applicable and very effective. I am certain that other departments within Halliburton do use Spotfire.
  • Spotfire works very well as a central point for access to all data that could be used to analyze a subject and multiple types of spreadsheets and/or databases can be accessed with the same dashboard.
  • Multiple plots, graphs, charts, maps, and other analytic tools are simple to apply to easily-filtered data. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the user interface, as Spotfire is a very, very customizable and powerful tool.
  • Excellent support and educational resources are available to help decrease the learning curve and strengthen one's data analytic ability.
  • The use of Spotfire ultimately helps to better understand the relationships and patterns that are or could be significant in building value for a company.
  • It is not glitchy and has an intuitive user interface.
  • The code required to make customized commands could be improved by placing more focus on its usability for non-coders. This would greatly improve the use of Spotfire’s real power for many non-coder users.
  • Maybe the ability drag and drop a spreadsheet or multiple files to a “Spotfire Analysis Bucket” to initiate a new dashboard would be handy.
  • Easier access to download data from a particular graph to other spreadsheets.
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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Score 10 out of 10
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TIBCO 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
TIBCO Spotfire is perfect when you need to make a fast deploy to provide information with very good reports. It's very cost effective and high - performance.
Not using it
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Score 9 out of 10
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TIBCO Spotfire is used across the entire organization for implementing forecasting, data visualization, and model building. We use TIBCO Spotfire because of its advanced analytics capabilities combined with its broad data visualization offerings. Perhaps the most useful aspect of TIBCO Spotfire is the R Script interface, where we can use R scripts in Spotfire to create useful models and graphs.
  • 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.
  • The software takes a while to start up. It's almost like using a Windows 7 machine with an old hard drive.
  • Sometimes creating the most aesthetically-pleasing graphic takes a long time. This is because of the many adjustments that have to be made to a graph in Spotfire. Some other visualization software makes it easier.
  • Although Spotfire has a number of advanced modeling capabilities, it would be nice to have more rather than having to build R scripts for some of the more advanced models.
TIBCO Spotfire is perfectly suited for the data scientist and the financial analyst who is willing to go beyond simple accounting visuals. The data scientists get the entire range of job responsibilities, from data exploration to final model building to visualization. The financial analyst with a more technical background gets the ability to present financial data in a more unique way.
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Score 8 out of 10
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It is not used internally within our organization, but we helped our clients get it implemented within their organization. I would take an example of a client from the Oil & Gas sector to answer this question and rest of the questions. This client used it within the Planning & Strategy department. It was used to create dashboards for their future planning of demand-supply management.
  • As compared to other similar products (Tableau, PowerBI), Spotfire is more advanced when it comes to integrating with programming languages. In this particular project, all the data was processed in R and this processed data was to be used in dashboards. It was well integrated with Spotfire through TERR.
  • The visual aesthetics of the charts/graphs prepared using Spotfire can be improved when compared with other competing products.
  • Also, the user interface is not very intuitive for first-time users. It takes practice before one gets really comfortable using it.
Suited for scenarios with:
  • Higher data complexity.
  • Integration with external data.
  • Experienced users.

Not so much appropriate for:
  • Extra-ordinary visual appeal.
  • One-time users.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We are using TIBCO Spotfire across the company to calculate and analyze the risk assessment of multiple clients. With the use of this amazing product, we saved our clients almost 80% of their loss due to theft. We also helped them in analyzing their stored data to figure out which store is doing good and which needs attention. Previously, we used other reporting tools, and migrated all our reports to TIBCO Spotfire some four years ago. The main advantage we see is that the reports run faster than other reporting tools, we can connect to multiple databases, calculated columns are cached in the report so that it increases your report speed, and many more.
  • Reports load faster than any other reporting tools, and your data can be cached in the memory to avoid the processing time.
  • It supports almost all the data sources available, which is lacking in other tools.
  • It supports Html, Java, R, and Iron Python coding. That means that you can customize your dashboards in whatever way you want them to be.
  • It can deal with more than 100 million records without a delay in loading.
  • Sometimes, visualizations save the values. For example, if you change the column name in column properties, that affects the axis in visualization, but not the "limit data by expression" in the properties data tab.
  • Like some visualization tools, we need to have detailed visualization in hovering the mouse pointer on the main visualization.
  • We need to have the option to auto-size your Text area UI to whichever device screen you are using. Currently, it is not auto fitting to different screen sizes.
It is well suited if you are working with large sets of data. I would say greater than a million. It is also well suited if you are working with data that refreshes more frequently and data that is not clean enough (so you can create calculated columns and clean on the fly). It is not suited if your data is never going to refresh (better to use an Excel kind of reporting service). It is also not suited if you like to see fancy looking charts like performance meter, donut chart etc. It is suited more if you want to work with predictive analysis using R or Python scripting
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Score 10 out of 10
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Our product has an analytics module and it is powered by TIBCO Spotfire. We support and train our customers on how to use our analyses and TIBCO.
  • The analyses behaved excellently while working with huge amounts of records. This is one of the strengths for TIBCO Spotfire, the platform allows us to work with a significant amount of data without affecting performance.
  • There are several features that offer us different ways to suit the reports and analytics needs. For example, scheduling the execution of reports to improve performance and email reports on schedules to deliver information right on time. It is able to connect to different data sources and from different types of systems, etc.
  • So easy to use. It is amazing how you can easily develop analyses and reports. It gives you time to be creative instead of facing complex steps or trying to figure out how to do things.
  • It is as simple or as complex as you want. It allows you to add complex code if needed.
  • A very complete list of aggregations and statistics functions.
  • We could improve the Web player for the use of the Business Author users and add some functionalities that are only available to the Analyst today. Like creating markings, working with the filter schemes, etc. Basic functionalities that could be available for the Business Author.
  • Improve the architecture to support different single sign-ons if the customer has to be in a shared environment.
  • Improve the way to add code to the DXP ( java scripts, iron python, HTML, etc.).
  • Improve the text areas and visual theme for the easy personalization of analyses.
TIBCO Spotfire is well suited for scenarios where multiple data sources from different types of systems, need to be combined. It's so easy to connect to different data sources and map data. Excellent while working with a huge amount of data.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Currently I use Spotfire with a student license to visualize my research data for my graduate program. Previously I worked as an engineer at a large company where Spotfire was used to generate reports (some custom some automated) at various stages of a manufacturing for general operations and issue disposition. I gained a lot of familiarity with the tool generating ad hoc reports for personal use to the point that I was eventually writing automated reports that supported others within my group. Besides my department, Spotfire was used across the whole organization; there was a group of engineers that supported all departments by generating and maintaining reporting in Spotfire mostly for manufacturing (they were also responsible for setting up the backend databases for those reports.)
  • Dynamic visualizations, I like that it's intuitive to flip between different ways of seeing the data until I can get the story the data is telling.
  • Importing data, I like being able to import a csv (or in the past, use custom sql to query a db) then do multiple transformations (pivot, calc cols, etc.) and create the visualizations I need. Especially beneficial that I can add to or replace the initial imported data and as long as I match the format the transformations and visualizations will update.
  • As great as it is to view data in Spotfire, the universal reporting standard is powerpoint. Spotfire does a good job allowing me to export the visualizations I have created to a format everyone can view.
  • 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.
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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February 14, 2019

Why Spotfire?

Score 8 out of 10
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The use of Spotfire is increasing throughout the organization. The reason being, it is a platform that engages both IT savvy and non-IT savvy users. Within the organization, Spotfire is used is various ways, right from basic reporting to complex advanced analytics, everything is done using Spotfire.
  • Root Cause Analysis - You are able to guide your end users through the analysis in an intuitive manner
  • Fairly Complex visualizations can be easily created without any programming skills
  • Spotfire has amazing ETL capabilities, I have used multiple BI tools and in my opinion Spotfire is leading
  • Cascading Filters --> the newer BI tools in the market make cascading much easier
  • The responsiveness in text areas --> If you have pictures in your dashboard, currently the developers have to keep all sorts of screen sizes in mind otherwise the users will experience a 'distorted dashboard'
It is one of the better BI tools in the market. It is a great tool for descriptive and diagnostics analytics.
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February 08, 2019

Spotfire

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Departmental use for analyzing biotech research data.
  • Cloud deployment makes data accessible anywhere.
  • Ability to customize and save visualization formats/templates is very useful.
  • Joining data from multiple tables is simplified in Spitfire vs other platforms.
  • Initial setup of our Team account was very painful.
Spotfire is good for visualizing complete data sets and for joining incomplete data sets for visualization. However, we struggle when mathematical manipulations are required prior to visualizing the data. We find ourselves going to Excel, crunching the numbers, and sending a CSV back to Spotfire.
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Score 7 out of 10
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TIBCO Spotfire is used by Trading Analysts for data visualization globally across all Oil and Gas trading teams. It is used for Trade Analytics to support data scientists in modeling fundamentals such as supply and demand, crack spread, dark spread, etc and to perform Energy Trading Risk Management. At another Retail client, it was used for data visualization for customer analytics.
  • Easy to use - can click on any data element to drill down.
  • Quick to annotate and share comments with other users through the toolbar and export/publish.
  • Easy to connect to a wide range of data sources including Hadoop/Hive and SQL RDBMS like SQL Server and Oracle.
  • Self-service business intelligence.
  • Online documentation could be improved.
  • Some licensing options have a subset of features.
  • The alternative Microsoft PowerBI is often free to add to Office licenses.
Good for a broad range of users who need to get started quickly with data visualization and collaborate and share their data. If they are already familiar with Excel or SAS, then they should find it easy to add data visualizations. If they are familiar with Tableau on the other hand, then they are probably better off sticking with that. It is also much more expensive than PowerBI.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We started last year looking for a tool to present huge amounts of data in a meaningful way to our investors. As electricity markets generate a lot of data, having a tool that helps to simplify part of the processing of information was one KPI. On the other hand, having a way to create visually appealing reports that are easy to follow and understand was the second main goal. With TIBCO Spotfire, you can create dashboards that plug into the data sources making live reports that update automatically. These can be online for everyone to see or sent via private links with the report of interest. The visuals are stunning and clear to our investors so they can follow up from one report to another. We thought that the price was high at first, but having tried and used the software, we can say it’s worth the price and for a data-intensive job it is a great companion.
  • Easy to use.
  • Great visuals.
  • Data source direct connection.
  • Online services.
  • Mobile device friendly view.
  • The learning curve to be able to use every aspect can be a few months.
  • If you are an academic or non-profit it can be taxing to have a monthly fee.
If you create weekly reports with a lot of data, Spotfire helps you speed up the process and make it easier. If you have a lot of data sources and every one of them has different formatting, you will have to spend a lot of time cleaning the data so Spotfire can read every source and produce the reports.
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September 24, 2018

A Fresh Way to Present Data

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TIBCO Spotfire is currently only used by myself. I work for a small geophysics start-up and I'm one of 5 employees total. We collect lots of numbers during geophysical surveying and as a result we process lots of data in the office. While half the job is collecting the values and interpreting them, the other half is presentation and explanations of the data we collect and being able to show its relevance to our clients' situations.
  • Online storage of some documents. We do a lot of data sharing via cloud storage and it helps to have some flexibility when you work out of office or at home. You can upload it in the field and have it ready to go when you're back at the office.
  • Great graphics. Clients really want to see things they understand. Geophysics can be hard to understand so it helps to have so many great options for displaying the raw data we collect.
  • User friendly! I know it sounds like a simple thing but data processing programs aren't always easy to navigate from the get-go. I was able to learn pretty quickly how to manage things and get what I wanted out of it.
  • The interface makes it a little difficult to try and rearrange or make adjustments to the raw data. It's easy to display the data but not as easy if you have to make some minor tweaks to titles or sorting.
Spotfire is best suited for creating accurate, well designed data presentation images like graphs, tables, charts, and is especially useful for collaborative work because you can share it with a coworker and both be working on it. The only other alternative I can think of is Google Sheets, but Spotfire is far more advanced and on a professional level.
It is less appropriate for those who don't deal with a lot of data presentation in their work or where the data presentation in graph form is not the key focus.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We use TIBCO Spotfire primarily as a lab, but it is also used throughout the department for varying purposes. Our use of it in the lab is to create complex, three dimensional statistical graphs that would otherwise require a very specialized and expensive program. Even with the specialized program, TIBCO Spotfire does a much better job at presenting the data and allowing customization.
  • 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.
  • Sometimes it is difficult to import data from things like Microsoft Excel.
  • It would be nice to have multiple different export file types so that Spotfire can be more compatible with more programs.
Very well suited for data that has multiple variables or data categories that need simultaneous display. It can be a little overkill for simple graphing; however, even then it offers more control and customization than other Excel or spreadsheet programs. It is also much better at 3D display than Microsoft Excel.
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Score 7 out of 10
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Spotfire is used by most departments in our company to access enterprise and local data sources. It is connected to over 30 enterprise data sources. It began as a tool for engineers, but anyone who wants to access data may work with the application to create dashboards, workflows, and other tools to aid in decision making and visualization.
  • Users get a better understanding of data when they see it in Spotfire, as opposed to Excel. Spotfire visualizations also have several functions like zoom sliders and hierarchies that are a significant improvement over charting in Excel.
  • Spotfire integrates with coding languages like IronPython, HTML, CSS and R in order to dramatically expand the out of the box functionality.
  • Features like property controls make the application dynamic and interactive in ways that Excel is not. These same features also make the application more efficient.
  • The application is not efficient when building large projects. There are many small features that could make building large projects faster like the ability to add more than one filter or property control at a time. Also, users shouldn't have to expand and collapse every single table in the Filter panel or in the Add filters dialog (when adding filters in a Text Area).
  • TIBCO has been slow to add in features that users have requested for years, like the ability to edit join operations. It's there now, but we waited years for that feature. The information designer hasn't seen an overhaul (or even any new features) in over 5 years.
  • Increasing the release frequency has resulted in a lower quality product. TIBCO lauded the "completely redesigned" user interface of Spotfire 10, but it's not a complete redesign and looks sloppy.
I think Spotfire is a good product, and we'll continue to use it. It is expensive relative to other competitors, and a successful launch will require internal support (support from the company, not just support from TIBCO). Therefore, I don't think it's a good fit for smaller companies. However, it is a good tool for larger enterprises who have many data sources that users need to access to. The combination of Spotfire Server, Automation Services, and Web Player make it a powerful enterprise tool.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We used the TIBCO platform to analyze our Summer Learning Academy testing scores to identify areas of growth and deficit within the program. TIBCO allowed for simplicity in data visualization that were difficult to create through Excel or PowerPoint. The easy-to-understand tables allowed for us to easily identify our progress and help secure funding from grants. Data visualization in education is vital and the simpler it is to understand, the easier it is to explain to those that are unfamiliar with academic testing scores.
  • The user-friendly platform is easy to navigate.
  • Excellent customer service and support as well as tutorials.
  • Easy-to-understand tables that allow you to easily organize complex data sets into something more understandable.
  • Professional development opportunities for education professionals and the capabilities of using TIBCO for improvement.
Sometimes data can be too much and the question has to be asked “why am I analyzing this”. Those in education sometimes prefer the “less is more” approach and TIBCO allows for both less and more. The capabilities of the program are amazing but can be overwhelming for some.
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November 27, 2018

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We would like to use TIBCO Spotfire in our Research Centre at the Hospital for a quick visualization and analysis of the data for projects which do not need the development of ad hoc methods, to be used by users without a computational background. The results were okay, although you always need to take into account the cost related to changing a workflow from what people are used to. In particular, those without a technical background were thrilled to be able to run simple analyses without having to learn how to code.
  • Ease of use
  • Visualization
  • Handling of samples. We would have liked something closer to a laboratory information management system, where samples could be tracked before sequencing. Even tracking the position of a vial in a fridge/rack would be useful for us.
  • Documentation
TIBCO Spotfire is well suited for environments where data analysis is standard and can be run through automated pipelines: the final results need to be showed to people who can not write or interpret the analysis details, but want to explore the results independently and put them in the context of published data.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Spotfire is used by our clients as part of software solutions providing embedded analytics to the end users.
Other companies use Spotfire for self-service analytics, combining data sources.
We also have users from hardware companies where validation engineers use Spotfire for ad hoc data analysis.
  • Data Preparation in Spotfire 10 is combined with an AI engine and makes it very easy for business users to combine data from diverse data sources.
  • Dashboard creation in Spotfire 10 can be done with help of searching without deep knowledge of the tool.
  • Creating analytical applications can be done without scripting or writing code.
  • Ad-hoc data analysis can be done by the untrained user.
  • Embedding new Visualizations can be done with JsVIZ framework but the process is not easy.
  • Integration of community add-ons. The community does not provide add-ons that can be embedded in Spotfire.
  • Marketing of the product. The market is not aware of Spotfire capabilities.
Best case is interactive dashboards or ad-hoc analysis by business analysts. It is great for analytical dashboards and analysis that use R engine.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Only optimisation engineers in countries around the world have access to Spotfire. We use it so analyse drilling trends, identify errors in data and hazardous events that have occurred. I am the only user in Australia for my company.
  • Great marking and colouring options to highlight necessary data. Particularly helpful in scatter plots with segment colouring options.
  • The details visualisation allows quick analysis of multiple parameters to identify trends
  • Adding calculation columns are easy and simple to write if more data is required. Refreshing of data from source is also helpful.
  • I find it difficult to view large scale data on x-y scatter plots where multiple data needs to be viewed on the x-axis. We generally put depth drilled on the y-axis and up to 3 variables on the y-axis but Spotfire does not view this data very well.
  • Ability to auto calculate a trend line by selecting two points of data on x-y scatter plot would be useful for viewing.
  • The print preview button doesnt save the last setting so when printing multiple landscape views I had to change my options every time. Just a bit tedious.
  • Don't really understand trellis options yet but still learning on this.
Great for parameter analysis and range box and whisker plots for drilling formations.
Not good for holistic view of drilling campaigns and presenting data to the customer. Print preview needs to be clearer images and larger definition for power point and word documents.
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Score 9 out of 10
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I am a college professor. I teach a Healthcare Information Systems Applications course where students work on several small community projects. We asked for an educational license for about two months so students could do some training and then use Spotfire for some analysis on their projects.
None of the students had used Spotfire before that class. They had all used Tableau, SAS, and Excel for reporting and data analytics.
  • Spotfire allows for many different types of data sources.
  • The ability to choose what filters to apply to a chart is a user-friendly way to share the information with stakeholders.
  • The chart types are varied.
  • Liked the ability to tie charts together to the same legend or filters.
  • Would like to see more chart types supported.
  • Would like more tutorials or YouTube video tutorials.
  • The Cloud version menu and navigation were a bit hard to understand.
Well suited for large datasets from most of the popularly used data sources.

Learning curve takes some time. Good for an educational setting.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Spotfire was used by my organization mainly to analyze geological and oil production data and gain insight in order to address current challenges and make future decisions. It is used across the whole organization on an as-needed basis.
  • Spotfire allows me to integrate multiple sources of data into a single database.
  • Spotfire plotting allows me to look at five variables at the same time.
  • Spotfire allows me to instantly switch between different variables and visualize them.
  • Ternary diagrams are missing, and it currently requires some awkward manipulation of two dimensions using trigonometry to display such a diagram.
  • Displaying photos associated with data points, besides the tooltip, is currently beyond the skills of regular users.
I would recommend and actually have recommended Spotfire to all my colleagues in my profession, who need to regularly analyze geological data and draw insight from correlations.
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Customizable dashboards (245)
8.4
Report Formatting Templates (212)
7.7
Drill-down analysis (240)
8.4
Formatting capabilities (251)
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages (181)
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration (227)
7.9
Publish to Web (188)
8.3
Publish to PDF (223)
7.9
Report Versioning (18)
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling (138)
7.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (257)
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (224)
8.4
Predictive Analytics (193)
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login) (198)
8.4
Role-Based Security Model (165)
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (183)
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access (142)
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application (101)
7.6
Dedicated Android Application (11)
3.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (120)
7.4
REST API (45)
7.4
Javascript API (45)
7.3
iFrames (33)
7.1
Java API (36)
7.1
Themeable User Interface (UI) (44)
7.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (38)
7.1

About TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire® is a data visualization platform that aims to speed individual time to insight and spur analytics adoption across the organization. According to the vendor, Spotfire helps users quickly and easily generate insights with three new ways to support their analytical preferences: NLQ powered search, AI-driven recommendations, and direct manipulation. Users can add context with native streaming for integrated analyses of real-time and historical data, best-in-class geoanalytics, and one-click predictive analytics to go beyond basic visualizations and understand the factors driving trends and what will happen next.

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.

TIBCO Spotfire Features

BI Platform Features
Has featureAdministration via Windows App
Has 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)

TIBCO Spotfire Screenshots

TIBCO Spotfire Videos (4)

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 Cloud Spotfire - Analyst$125/mo, $1250/yrPer Seat
TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Business Author$65/mo, $650/yrPer Seat
TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services$0.99Per Hour (Starting)
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud EnterprisePlease contact TIBCO sales
TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Consumer$25/mo, $250/yrPer Seat

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
Supported Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Portugese, Chinese, Italian