- 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.
- Data visualization through a variety of charts and graphs.
- Data updates, data drill-down and data selections
- Web-based report sharing is very cool
- Analytical full statistical functionality such as linear/non-linear regression, factor analysis, PCA, etc. could be more valuable.
Well suited for business presentations, data extraction, transformation, loading, etc.
Not well suited for data modeling.
- I like Spotfire for mostly unsupervised learning.
- We can easily build up charts and insights without applying stats of the data.
- In simple terms, " Spotfire is what - Technology overcome Strategy".
- It cant be edited by the end user in web application part.
- Dynamic Scripting for visualization is missing part.
- Focusing more on the Statistics building algorithm part will be more useful.
- Geo-localization is one of the strengths of this tool.
- Easy to use.
- Dashboard always available (linked to the source or embedded)
- It is not possibile to load XML files.
- In pie chart should be easier to set the category grouped as "Others".
- It would be helpful to insert a "fuel/liquid" chart to show the percentage of total as liquid.
I don't think it's very appropriate for a scenario of big data and large amount of data. Maybe it would be a little bit slow compared to others BI tools.
- We are an energy consulting firm and we use Tibco Spotfire to analyze streams of real-time energy trading data for deal analytics, forecasting and risk management.
- Spotfire is an amazing analytical tool which will help you pick up data from multiple databases and spreadsheets and create graphical and analytical diagrams that will help businesses in several ways to understand their systems throughput, number of exceptions, etc.
- One of the big advantages offered by the product is real-time analysis. There is no time lag between availability of trading data and analysis. The systems allows us to analyze large amounts of trading data in real-time.
- It is restricted to input from databases and spreadsheets
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- On demand visualization with deep customization options.
- User friendly report builder that allows for novice users to build dashboards.
- Modern UI that produces usable reports relevant to the data.
- Difficult to easily join 3+ tables without inputting SQL.
- Strange limitations on pivot tables; Ex: Hard to rename columns on pivot table to customize for the end user.
- Limitations on filtering for something not based on the data set. Ex: If I have 50k rows and want to filter a specific number range, it pulls that range from the data set rather than allowing manual input. This can cause performance issues with large data sets.
I would say that it is well suited for users who want standardized reports with strong on demand visualizations. If you department has any report the end user receives and reviews in a standard format, I think you would be hard pressed to find a better suited program. There is a host of extended features and settings that allow for savvy users to dig deep and analyze a consistently changing dataset. Even though extensive customization is available, the UI is intuitive and user friendly enough to allow for non IT members to create engaging reports.
I believe it would be less appropriate for reports that are consistently tweaked/changed/altered by the end user, or for 'ad hoc' reporting. There is a learning curve to creating reports that end users may not have (this is company/department specific). If your department consistently pulls in 100k + records and applies filters after (which is not really the appropriate use of BI - but it happens), then Spotfire would likely not meet your needs.
- Spotfire gives you the ability to toggle between different visualizations easily, which helps the user see the data in new ways.
- Spotfire is a great tool for bringing in huge amounts of data and summarizing it in an easy way. I particularly like the tool's ability to un-pivot tables, which makes it easier to bring in data from sources that would typically need to be re-formatted.
- Spotfire allows you to trellis visualizations, which is an easy way to report the same type of metric for several distinct groups. For example, it's easy to pull engine utilization by month for every station, and generate a large report which this information, within a few clicks.
- Sometimes the filtering schemes are confusing when moving from tab to tab within the program.
- It can be difficult to format everything to be presentable for the printable format. It's completely do-able to do this formatting, but it's not completely intuitive.
- I wish Spotfire had the ability to trellis data tables, so you could show the same information for different groups.
- Getting data through multiple modes is one of the key strengths of TIBCO Spotfire.
- Embedded option to code analysis through R/python/SQl makes the tool quite useful and handy.
- Geographical tagging is also quite useful & unique.
- Some easy to use features is missing and/or unhighlighted.
- For handling huge amount of data sets, it can handle this quite easily
- For in-depth analysis, through multiple graphs / charts / tables.
- For creating detailed visualizationa, so as to showcase only relevant data sets / graphs
- For quick run-through analysis
- To embed analysis through multiple data sources - may it be a file or an information link
- The tool handles large data sets very well with its caching ability
- The tool can export large sets of data for further analysis by our subject matter experts
- The tool loads and saves work in the developer tool relatively fast
- The tool does not have a very friendly user interface for development.
- The tool does not allow you to customize the UI of the analytics very easily to use your own font, style, color, etc.
- The tool cannot do some things that other tools, like Wave or Tabluea can. Drill down capability isn't always intuitive.
It addresses the need for exploration of clinical data for early dose adjustment, early signal of unexpected AE's, issues related treatment and dose response/non-response etc.
It allows us to quickly take a look at what-if scenarios, and closing drill down subject, and perform 360 degree reviews.
- Graphs are rendered perfectly
- Very customizable
- User friendly
- Share the results across the group very effectively
- Data Loading capability instead of one dataset at a time
- Horizontal box plot with data points overlay able
- Filter Organization to be collapsed as default
- Radar plot, traffic light, area graph
- Should be able to use any variable from any dataset effortlessly on X-axis and Y-axis
- Able to create an answer set or specific dataset from different datasets available for a specific exploration.
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About TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO SpotfireⓇ is a data discovery and business intelligence tool with capabilities that range from colorful graphic visualizations for the entry-level user to in-depth statistical analysis. According to the vendor, their built in analytical engines help users utilize the results of data mining, help in-house intelligence analysts crunch proprietary numbers, and drive new business growth. The vendor also says they help anticipate opportunities and risks by seamlessly integrating predictive models and real-time event streams into user-friendly business intelligence solutions that work.
TIBCO Spotfire® Cloud provides the same business intelligence tools as Spotfire Desktop, with the addition of web authoring and unlimited sharing. Because it is software-as-a-service, it requires no installation.
Spotfire Platform is designed for larger deployments within organizations. According to the vendor, its differentiating hybrid in-memory/in-database analytics architecture supports the most demanding enterprise needs, easily scaling to thousands of users and limitless rows of data.
Spotfire is is deployed in companies in energy, financial services, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, and life sciences industries.
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