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Score 10 out of 10
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Spotfire is the best application for power users by virtue of its wide variety of visualizations, incorporated analytics, superior data canvas, and ability to integrate code such as R or Python. The learning curve is steeper and the menus are Windows 7 once you are past some superficial visual improvements. But the power is unmatched.

Tableau has a smoother web publishing platform and user access management. And to create reporting tables, as one might create in Excel, are easier. But it falls down in flexibility and overall analytics power. Power BI is a disaster all around, but it has tight integration with other Microsoft applications.
Score 10 out of 10
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The only other tool we use in my course is Tableau. Tableau is very popular regionally (Omaha, NE), runs locally on Mac and PC, is free for students and faculty, and has a web outlet for sharing. It also plays well with AWS. For these reasons, we use it as the primary visualization tool in the course. As I mentioned earlier, we use [TIBCO] Spotfire as an example of another tool that is popular and excellent.
I have found that Spotfire is easier for them to use for many tasks, such as quickly building a visual, adjusting variables and data, and synchronizing charts.
Thomas Plumridge P.Geo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I have only briefly used Power BI and I found the interface more familiar as it leverages a lot of familiar aspects that come from Excel. However, I did not find it was a clean an interface for visualizations as TIBCO Spotfire was.
Umair Butt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Because TIBCO Spotfire offers a multitude of visualization options and types of charting. You can save a lot of time if you use this professional tool. The interface is really easy to understand [how to] use. You can perform the data analysis in a professional way. TIBCO Spotfire is very functional; therefore, we selected this software.
Braeden Gilchrist | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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TIBCO Spotfire is much more powerful in terms of data visualization and data connections compared to Microsoft Power BI. Mapping and geographic analysis is another area where TIBCO Spotfire is strong. Perhaps Power BI is the cost effective option. I see both being equally easy to use to onboard new users and clients.
Score 7 out of 10
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I've used Verdazo/Visage extensively at my last job.
I find it to be a more user friendly software.
Though the thing that makes TIBCO Spotfire potentially far superior is its customization ability,
and ability to work on the back end by the user.
For example being able to tie data sources, put in formulas for analytics.
August 24, 2021

Spotfire

Score 8 out of 10
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I have used Tableau & Qlikview. I felt QlikView is very IT & Developer friendly with great customizable options and a great scope of scalability. Tableau with the limited use i did, I felt was very easy to use for simpler operations but for a larger complex operations I felt Spotfire & QlikView were more appropriate.

But honestly, at the ease of use level, I felt Tableau was quite a bit more user friendly than Spotfire & QlikView. The chart suggestion option in Tableau is just awesome anyone can just start working immediately on Tableau with few of these options, which Spotfire misses,
Score 9 out of 10
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TIBCO Spotfire is [a] cheap alternative to reporting and dashboard tools like Tableau and Power BI. It is excellent for the client with low to medium data. The visualization is good as compared to dashboard in the price range.
Score 9 out of 10
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Obviously this software made more sense than the others we evaluated for many reasons. They offer you a free 30 day trial to see for yourself if it fits at your company. After that pricing is very reasonable especially for the cloud model is only a couple hundred a month starting out.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The advantage of Spotfire over Tableau or Domo is the advanced modeling capabilities. Although Tableau and Domo have created interfaces with R, they are nowhere near as easy to implement as they are in Spotfire. The advantage of Spotfire over SAS Enterprise Miner is the broader range of easily created visualizations that don't require an experienced data scientist. Spotfire, of course, does not have some of the advanced modeling capabilities of say a SAS Enterprise Miner nor the zooming ability that Qlick Sense offers. Overall, it stacks up well.
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Although I don't have an extensive history with Tableau, from what I understand, TIBCO Spotfire offers an overall more complete package of data analysis and data visualization. It's the best of both worlds, if you will. Tableau stands out with its data visualization but is behind TIBCO Spotfire in terms of data analysis capabilities.
October 27, 2020

Great product!

Score 8 out of 10
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TIBCO Spotfire is a very good product and stacks up well against the competition for creating customized dashboards. It also has intuitive capabilities to create visualizations that could help the user see their data. Moreover, it also has a lot of options for customization in terms of data slicing, integrations with statistical languages like R, creating multi-page dashboard views, etc.

The reason we selected Spotfire was because of all the features mentioned above and also the pricing which was very competitive compared to its competitors in the market.
Score 8 out of 10
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Spotfire provides better statistical tooling and clustering techniques that give an edge in creating a visual storyline to follow. Both are relatively easy to use, but the recommendations that Spotfire produces are more effective. This makes working with Spotfire an easier process, as more things work out of the box compared to competitors.
October 30, 2020

Easy to use!

Score 8 out of 10
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The latest version of TIBCO Spotfire enables users to join data without any friction. For example, if the column in one table has different prefixes and/or postfixes, the tool would automatically join the two tables together without causing any potential debugging alarm or issues which makes a business analyst's work easy.
Score 10 out of 10
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We evaluated Power BI and Tableau 4 years ago. Power BI at that time was in its infancy, but over the last 4 years have made huge leaps of improvements. At that time, the two products weren't comparable. Tableau 4 years ago was a very strong product and the acquisition from Salesforce will probably make it even stronger. At that time, Spotfire had more data connectors that were specific to our use case, ie, the ability to connect to OSIsoft PI out of the box and Oracle Essbase. Spotfire also has really good GeoSpatail mapping capability which I think Power BI and Tableau are still lacking. Today, I think the field is very competitive and all are good products when it comes to basic slicing and dicing of data and filtering. I always say whatever I know today about the products is completely different a month or two from now, as they all keep coming out with new functionality.

TIBCO Spotfire Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

BI Standard Reporting (3)
73%
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports (30)
65%
6.5
Customizable dashboards (275)
83%
8.3
Report Formatting Templates (240)
70%
7.0
Ad-hoc Reporting (4)
78%
7.8
Drill-down analysis (270)
86%
8.6
Formatting capabilities (283)
71%
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages (206)
78%
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration (255)
79%
7.9
Report Output and Scheduling (4)
81%
8.1
Publish to Web (212)
83%
8.3
Publish to PDF (250)
82%
8.2
Report Versioning (18)
80%
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling (161)
80%
8.0
Data Discovery and Visualization (3)
78%
7.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (288)
81%
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (254)
80%
8.0
Predictive Analytics (218)
73%
7.3
Access Control and Security (3)
83%
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login) (223)
82%
8.2
Role-Based Security Model (191)
81%
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (210)
86%
8.6
Mobile Capabilities (4)
76%
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access (164)
84%
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application (114)
81%
8.1
Dedicated Android Application (12)
60%
6.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (136)
80%
8.0
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding (6)
81%
8.1
REST API (59)
80%
8.0
Javascript API (57)
85%
8.5
iFrames (43)
79%
7.9
Java API (49)
79%
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI) (58)
83%
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (50)
81%
8.1

What is 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

  • Supported: Administration via Windows App
  • Supported: Administration via MacOS App
  • Supported: Administration via Web Interface
  • Supported: Live Connection to External Data
  • Supported: Snapshot of External Data
  • Supported: In-memory data model
  • Supported: OLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
  • Supported: Multi-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
  • Supported: Data warehouse / dictionary layer
  • Supported: ETL Capability
  • Supported: ETL Scheduler

Supported Data Sources Features

  • Supported: MS Excel Workbooks
  • Supported: Text Files (CSV, etc)
  • Supported: Oracle
  • Supported: MS SQL Server
  • Supported: IBM DB2
  • Supported: Postgres
  • Supported: MySQL
  • Supported: ODBC
  • Supported: Cloudera Hadoop
  • Supported: Hortonworks Hadoop
  • Supported: EMC Greenplum
  • Supported: IBM Netezza
  • Supported: HP Vertica
  • Supported: SAP Hana
  • Supported: Teradata
  • Supported: Salesforce
  • Supported: SAP
  • Supported: Google Analytics

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Customizable dashboards
  • Supported: Report Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Predictive modeling
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages
  • Supported: Report sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to Web
  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Output Raw Supporting Data
  • Supported: Report Delivery Scheduling

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
  • Supported: Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
  • Supported: Predictive Analytics
  • Supported: Support for Machine Learning models
  • Supported: Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages

Access Control and Security Features

  • Supported: Multi-User Support (named login)
  • Supported: Role-Based Security Model
  • Supported: Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
  • Supported: Report-Level Access Control
  • Supported: Table-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Field-Level Access Control (BI-layer)

Mobile Capabilities Features

  • Supported: Responsive Design for Web Access
  • Supported: Dedicated iOS Application
  • Supported: Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features

  • Supported: REST API
  • Supported: Javascript API
  • Supported: iFrames
  • Supported: Java API
  • Supported: Themeable User Interface (UI)
  • Supported: Customizable Platform (Open Source)

TIBCO Spotfire Screenshots

Smart Visual AnalyticsReal-time Streaming BIUnparalleled Location AnalyticsIntelligent Data WranglingBuilt-in Predictive Analytics

TIBCO Spotfire Videos

What Are Spotfire Recommendations?
Introducing TIBCO Spotfire X
Spotfire X - Quickstart
An Overview of Spotfire X - Analytics, accelerated

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TIBCO Spotfire Pricing

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More pricing information from TIBCO Spotfire

On-premise Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
TIBCO Spotfire PlatformPlease contact TIBCO sales
SaaS Editions Pricing
Pricing 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

TIBCO Spotfire Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAvailable in all regions
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, German, Portugese, Chinese, Italian

Frequently Asked Questions

What is TIBCO Spotfire?

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.

What is TIBCO Spotfire's best feature?

Reviewers rate Drill-down analysis and Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) highest, with a score of 8.6.

Who uses TIBCO Spotfire?

The most common users of TIBCO Spotfire are from Enterprises and the Oil & Energy industry.