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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/Ji/QU/PSLA297N9OQF.JPEGTIBCO Spotfire Meets Our Needs, Across the OrganizationSpotfire is being used by several departments across the organization. Spotfire provides us with the ability to create visualizations and dashboards from the data that we have collected. In addition, it allows us to build and deploy complex predictive models. The business problems that it solves are: 1) what are the characteristics of our device performance and can we see/understand aberrations in that activity, and; 2) what do our financials look like and how are we as an organization performing, what are the issues we face, and, can we project/forecast upcoming performance and issues.,Easy to get data into Spotfire, and to combine data from many sources. Easy to create and edit visualizations to meet the needs of the issue and/or end user. Dashboards can be built that deliver insight along with flexibility to allow end users some capabilities to explore the visualizations or customize the inquiry. Can provide or deploy advanced analytical models.,There is a need for additional graph types. The visualization set that comes with TIBCO Spotfire is becoming rather limited. Working with R is rather difficult. There is no ability for text display visualization; a word cloud or similar would be useful.,7,,IBM SPSS, Microsoft BI, RapidMiner Studio,9,9,25,3,General visualization of data Financial reporting and analysis Marketing visualization Analysis and visualization of trends within customer usage data,Understand and analyze failure data Trend analysis Analysis and projections related to financial forecasting,8,7,7,8,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor Analyst Reports Third-party Reviews,I think that if we had to do it again, I would try and involve an even broader set of people from across the organization. Additionally, I think that we would probably create some scenarios for product vendors to solve. In this evaluation we asked our vendors to take a set of our data and to create interesting dashboards with visualizations and at least one statistical model. I think that if we did it again we would probably look to more concrete scenarios.,Vendor implemented,Yes,Change management was a minor issue with the implementation,Ensuring the appropriate environment setup Configuring Spotfire to work with our data in our environment,9,9,No,Yes, our sales engineer is terrific. We have, on a couple of occasions, asked about the ability to do something in Spotfire, and, in a very short period of time, he has come back to us with a solution, or, just as importantly, come back to us with an explanation of why our request will not work or cannot be done. This has also saved us time "going down a black hole" in our analysis and/or visualization.Love the Spotfire.We are using the TIBCO Spotfire Platform in support of several of our government customers. One customer already had the software available and we showed them how they could use it effectively, while another customer is only using the software because we recommended it. We use it to help the customer see and explore their data in different ways. This software will help our customers make decisions that will affect their entire organizations.,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. More control over the underlying HTML, CSS and JavaScript would be fantastic. Customers want this integrated into their existing sites.,9,,Oracle Database,9,7,8Best tool on the market for data mining and data analysis!Currently I am in progress of implementing the TIBCO globally in OMV E&P due to the fact that the product brings flexibility in visualization and data mining. The product will be used to create visualizations/analysis which will support decision makers to make the right decision at the right time. It adresses the entire OMV E&P investment portfolio.,Main strengths are easy configurable graphs/visualizations Fast filtering and accessible data mining Easy deployment on web for users' access Easy configurable user access levels,Preconfigured creaming curves graphs (at the moment you need to build several formulas in order to build such a graph) Preconfigured waterfall graphs Drill up and down functionalities on all graphs allowing the user to drill from one tab to the other (currently partially available),10,Microsoft BI, Tableau Online and Dundas Dashboard,10,10,20,3,Performance management tracking and reporting Portfolio visualizations Planning discussions,Visualization of Portfolios development and Portfolio drill down and analysis Rank and cut of projects based on creaming curves,10,Yes,Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Analyst Reports Third-party Reviews,Looking at price of the licence on user side I might have a second thought on it.,10TIBCO Spotfire - One of the best BI and Analytical toolWe are currently using TIBCO Spotfire in life sciences, energy, banking and retail domain and it has always given the best results to the business users.,Data Loading from multiple datasources and data connectors especially Information Links. Drill Down, Sharing and collaborating analysis. Support to IronPython, Statistical programming like R-Script, S+, MATLAB and analytical cababilities GeoMapping - WMS layes, TMS Layers, Recommendation Engine, Theme based dashboarding,User Interface can be improved. Scope to add new charts like area chart, bubble chart.,9,10,TIBCO Spotfire is widely used in the company across all the domains and used by thousands of users.,10,10,300,5,Data Prediction Statistical Analysis,Sales Analysis, Clinical research,8,8,9,9,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Vendor Reputation Analyst Reports Third-party Reviews,Vendor implemented Implemented in-house,Yes,Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled,Implementing Single Sign-On,10,Yes,8,Loading Data from multiple data sources and combing them together. Creating different types of visualizations to get the trends and patterns. Drilling down the data to a lower level to get bottom line impact.,Yes,9,Yes,Since the architecture is changed in Spotfire v7.5 and above so it's easy to manage all the things from Spotfire Server. Got new features like Waterfall Chart, KPI chart, annotations etc which will help in user experience. New Functions, data connectorsSpotfire is a very handy software programTIBCO Spotfire is being used to analyze data sets. The graphs and tables created in TIBCO Spotfire are then used to improve the efficiency of our drilling rigs and the crews running them.,Compare a data set using multiple variables. Ease of use much better than other, similar products. Limiting and selecting specific data sets or variable types is very simple.,While it is very easy to understand the basics, some advanced options are difficult. Limited on the amount of ways you can compare different data points. Cannot bring two or more data sets into a single visualization easily.,8,Microsoft Exchange,8,8,Spotfire - All in one tool for reporting, analytics and dashboardsTibco Spotfire is used extensively at our organisation and by our clients to leverage and gain insights into large quantities of data. We primarily use it for data exploration, reporting, predictive analytics and data segmentation. With Spotfire we are able to build comprehensive dashboards quickly and efficiently without the need for specialist BI developers.,Quickly build reports from large quantities of data and then publish those reports via the web player. Ability to work with data sets in different formats, i.e. data aggregation or SQL queries are not required. Out of the box analytics that makes it easy for business users to gain insights into their data. Ability to leverage R scripts in Spotfire.,Easier functionality of Python scripts. Stability improvements are required, software has a tendency to crash. Easier optimisation of reports for the web player especially where large data sets are involved.,10,,10,Spotfire is used company wide by approximately 30 consultants. We have a few data scientists that makes use of the more advanced features.,10,10,10,10,8,10Good overall product.We are using TIBCO Spotfire to build an integrated solution with our product suite.,Good visual Analytics Good integration API.,Better documentation. Adding more chart types.,10,9,9,9Satisfied with SpotfireAt Tapstone, Spotfire is primarily used to quickly visualize and amalgamate data used by other programs or from Excel documents that is stored in bulky table formats that are not optimally useful in their raw state. Spotfire aids in our ability to quickly summarize data into useful information, and point us in the direction of a useful drill down.,Spotfire's marking capibilities on line charts make it very easy to identify associated points on cluttered line graphs. Spotfire's filtering makes it very easy to boil analyses down to specific subsets of data, and then build them back up to whole again. Spotfire has the capability to link to many different data sources, making it relatively easy to keep an analysis up to date by linking to a live data source.,As an Excel user, it is an odd transition to shift from thinking in terms of cells to thinking in terms of tables and columns. Some things that would be intuitively easy with Excel (adding 4 random cells from a document by clicking on each of the 4 cells) become much more complicated when you have to think in terms rows and tables only. When linking multiple live data sources together, then adding calculated columns to those data sources, then moving columns from one data table to another in one project, Spotfire can take a long time to open a project. It is also relatively easy to end up with a document that does not calculate the intended results in the most efficient way, and methods to troubleshoot inefficiencies are not always immediately obvious. Scatter plot line formatting could be more customizable. By default, Spotfire wants to use the same line type for each series in a scatter plot, and it is not easy for this user to figure out if there is a way to change line types per series on a chart.,10,Excel,8,7,7,Plotting raw data meaningfully Coloring graphs by category Drilling down to next level of analysis,Managing multiple data sources Performing calculations on plotted data Graphing from multiple data sources,8Spotfire in a K4 - 12, bilingual, international school in ColombiaThe TiBCO Spotfire Platform is being used by Colegio Nueva Granada to provide access to data from a variety of sources to teachers, administrators and other school staff. A variety of dashboards are available to teachers to monitor student performance in the classroom and on standardized tests. Dashboards for tracking trends in school metrics are available to administrators to track trends and monitor progress towards school improvement objectives. The problem that Spotfire solves is decreasing the burden in gathering actionable data so educational staff are able to make data-informed decisions about their teaching strategies in the classroom. Furthermore, accreditation standards are very data focused, and Spotfire helps us achieve those standardized at higher levels.,Merge data from a variety sources into a single data table Easy user interface for the author and the end-users Customer technical support Innovation with new releases,Filter elements added into text boxes do not have the name of the filter above them as they do in the filter menu. Calculated columns in the receiving table are not available as columns on which one can match during a merging process unless they were calculated using a data table transformation. The legend icon for graphics is hidden until you scroll over it. Inexperienced users don't know it is there.,10,,10,5Spotfire Self reviewSecurity : Here we can design the row level security based on the user who logs into the system. even row level security can be build for huge data set(millions of records), By keeping actual data-table in cache we can bring live data for security table and applying restriction on already cached data(no waiting time) Using HTML & J-Script Using of Python script: All the property can be controlled thru Python scripting. with single click event we can in-work python scripts which execute dynamically.,Doesn't support cube/Hyperion data source directly. In-DB connection are not flexible, wont support embedding or adding calculated columns.,8,,10,In the war of Tableau vs Spotfire, Spotfire gained lots of popularity with the help of flexible a UI representation.,8,8,YesSpotfire keeps up the heat on readily accessible analytics for business users.Spotfire is currently in the implementation phase across multiple departments including sales, operations (manufacturing), process engineering, human resources, and materials management. Its original install was intended as a process engineering tool to investigate data relationships in process and manufacturing data. However, it's ease of use helped us grab much of the readily available business data to help find the hidden "details behind the data". We have found that its biggest value is collaborative use in a meeting environment where multiple individuals can work and drive actions from the data interaction abilities Spotfire provides.,Spotfire's interactive visualizations with drill-down capability make it extremely easy to gain insight from large data sets, and deliver that same ability to business users within minimal hand holding. The ability of Spotfire to "mashup" data from disparate data sources creates agile analytics that can provide real business insight in a manufacturing environment (e.g. process data combined with quality data). The strong capability of the web based platform relative to the traditional desktop platform makes it incredibly easy to disseminate analytics across multiple user groups. Default visualizations and colors are visually appealing and allow for quick diving into the data rather than spending significant time fiddling with the setup to get the data to "look right".,The help files for building custom expressions within analytics files should be significantly updated to provide better usage examples. Frequently analysts have to look externally to find answers as to how to properly parse a custom expression. Errors require more feedback to direct the user as to how to correct the root cause of the error. Visualization builder should be context sensitive to prevent selections of incompatible data, or impossible axes, etc.,9,8,9Just another reviewSpotfire is being used in R&D and Internal Audit to visualize data and enable our users to do data analysis.,Spptfore allows our users to 'discover' data patterns and to spot trends. We use it to perform financial fraud analytics Spotfire allows our users to easily drill down on data across hierarchies. Spotfire enables us to easily prototype a certain graph and data visualization for presentation. Spotfire enables us to do data profiling when we don't understand the relationships between the data.,Product installation and product management is NOT as refined as some other enterprise tools The 'programing interface' (e.g the formula screen, the user function screen) can be improve so that developers can easily program their code without having to strain their eyes to look for errors At least with the version we are using, we need improvement on database connectivity and the entire data model organization. There is no obvious way to update the data model without throwing the entire thing out of the window.,7,,SAP Business Objects, Tableau Desktop,3,5,30,4,Data Visualization Data Exploration ReportRobust data engine & standardized visualizationsAs a field consultant I deploy TIBCO Spotfire, develop data visualization reports/dashboards/templates, and provide on-site training and mentoring. Most of my clients use Spotfire as an enterprise reporting solution. I have also helped the vast majority of those same organizations deploy ad hoc analysis environments. The ad hoc use cases are typically inter departmental analysis projects.Almost all of my clients select TIBCO Spotfire for it's ability to easily visualize data, merge disparate data sets, scale across an expanding enterprise, and handle data loading in a variety of methods. Additionally, I work with a large number of clinical research and life sciences firms who have read about the growing number of Spotfire extensions (custom add-ins) that are geared specially to their industry. This level of customization generates a great level of interest in Spotfire.,Data transformation. Pivoting, un-pivoting, aggregation, and numerous other data transformations can be achieved through a simple "Information Link" GUI or through custom SQL. Additional transformations, joins, calculation expressions can be achieved within the client as well. Standardized visualizations. Spotfire provides all of the typical types of visualizations (bar charts, scatter plots, tree maps, geo, dashboards, etc.) in a clean standard format that is easily recognized by users. Strong SaaS capabilities. Strong web-player out of the box that can be embedded and manipulated in your own site. Robust use of data structure. Spotfire provides a range of options from importing spreadsheets to connecting to existing databases. Data can be merged within Spotfire via the GUI, pushed to the database, or return select data sets based on user actions. Simple web and client interface. Intuitive interface for users and visualization report developers. Visualization options are limited for the sake of standardization Depth of reporting capabilities. Simple enough for a casual user to develop simple reports, but powerful enough data transformation and calculation expressions to build complex reports. One the greatest improvements with the latest versions of Spotfire (v6 and v7) is its ability to load enormous data sets. Spotfire was already the industry leader as an in-memory data visualization tool (as well as a hybrid data on-demand method), but it now supports numerous "big-data" data connections. This allows Spotfire to push demanding data processing into the database and return only the necessary metadata to build a visualization. Visual user interface customization has improved dramatically with the latest Spotfire versions. Version 6 allowed for much more custom HTML/CSS/Java Script to produce unique visual solutions. Version 7 took that further by allowing a GUI (point and click) to modify nearly the entire user interface. Essentially you can alter the UI to the point that Spotfire begins to look like any webpage you like.,Error handling. The data engine and expression builder have almost no organic error handling or troubleshooting capabilities. Program errors, while minimal, are vague and appear spontaneously. Training for data transformation user interface. On-site and online training for visualization report development is good, but data engine training is minimal at best. Flexibility of visualization design. Design options are very limited and are not as powerful as Tableau or MS Excel 2010+. While version 7 has provided extensive flexibility in modifying the user interface, the amount of flexibility in adjusting data visualizations is still limited. Auto-save or version control. There is no auto-save or automated version control. The client will crash sporadically and all work is lost since the last file save. Progressiveness of visualization designs. Spotfire lags behind its competitors in the range of visualization types and the options available to manipulate the current visualizations. Standardization of design controls. Report authoring options that you would expect to be ubiquitous are not and those that are available are sometimes found in different locations. Resource hog! Spotfire requires a good deal of memory, processing power, and efficiently tuned data sources. Spotfire v7 is especially demanding on memory and processing power. All versions will demand efficiently tuned in database sources. Poorly tuned databases will become a bottleneck in performance. Upgrading can be challenging if you have custom extensions or Spotfire reports using complex operations (eg. large in-memory data, large number of tabs, complex logic, multiple data sources merging, etc.),9,,SQL Developer, VMware User Environment Manager, Amazon Web Services,10,In previous roles as well as my current vendor consultation role, I have seen Spotfire start in one business unit and expand to the entire company. Operations, research, IT, accounting, finance, and executives all end up performing ad hoc analyses or reviewing reports through Spotfire. Typically their are analysts or developers in each business unit or group that build Spotfire analyses. Decision makers typically review analyses through the webplayer. The ability to allow everyone in an organization to review visualizations is very simple through the webplayer.,10,9,External and internal revenue growth. SaaS program has been developed using Spotfire. Internally, any employee has the ability to quickly develop reports by tapping into enormous data sources. Rapidness of reporting vast amounts of data. Reports are easy to construct, publish, share, and update.,994900,359623,Mobile reporting. The current Spotfire mobile solution is half-baked and the existing Spotfire data visualizations do not represent well on mobile devices. The data visualizations display satisfactorily on tablets.,SaaS / enterprise product. Spotfire is used to visualize data and then published over the webplayer. This allows any user to see their clinical trials' progress in near real time. Internal reporting. Any employee can tap into any formal or ah hoc data source within the company and quickly develop their own visualization reports. Spotfire has seen use in nearly all facets of the company. Standardize reporting throughout the company. Much quicker than Excel and much easier to produce clean, standardized reports.,We built a SaaS program that allows internal and external clients to dynamically load their specific data and monitor the progress of their clinical trials. Pre-filtering capability allows users to jump straight to their pertinent data set. This also helps manage load times when dealing with massive data sets. Changes the way that status meetings are held. A proficient user can pull in live data and answer questions as they are asked. Updating a report to a client's question as they are asked builds trust and engagement.,,Vendor implemented Implemented in-house Professional services company,10,Online training In-person training Self-taught,8,7,The basic visualizations within Spotfire use a drag and drop GUI that can be mastered by anyone. Anyone with a moderate level of MS Excel and/or SQL experience will easily grasp the data expressions used in the visualizations. Mastering the data engine requires an understanding of basic data structure and basic SQL. Developing complex reports that are efficient requires creativity and a high level of persistence that borders on stubbornness. I recommend that a visualization developer take the "boot camp" online course and sit down with Tibco for one or two ad-hoc courses on the data engine.,8,9,9,8,Integrated into a portal environment to support SaaS product,YesSpotfire DesktopWe use Spotfire to quickly evaluate large oilfield data sets. We gather mainly oil and gas well production and completion information pulled from IHS, drilling info, rig data and frac focus. We can quickly look at trends and cause and effects based on what different operators are doing. It has become a go to tool when building type curves and other technical materials.,Analyzes data very quickly. Allows for easy manipulation of axis and plot/chart styles. Handles large data sets with ease.,Formatting for presentations and output leaves much to be desired. The ability to customize the appearance of outputs and visualizations is lacking and severely limited, especially when trying to conform to corporate branding. It is missing many of the familiar functions and tools that are present in the Microsoft office suite and it could integrate better.,8,Excel,Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Integration Services,9,5Spotfire is Spot on with easy to use BITIBCO Spotfire is being used to deliver information to the sales organization and insights to the daily business.,Predictive analytic capabilities that are simple to execute. Self guided analytics for all levels of users. Cloud based platform simplifies delivery process, provides overall seamless insight across many departments with excellent data integration.,Need to have Excel output options for table and cross table charts. Increased label options on the tree maps allowing customized series of informational display options. Area charts and more visual art options.,9,Tableau Online, Qlik Sense, QlikView and MicroStrategy Analytics,Nielsen Digital Ads Ratings, Tableau Desktop,8,9Anzani trading group reviewWe are reselling TIBCO Spotfire to big and medium companies by embedding it in our solutions or delivering directly to the business analysts. The main focus of Spotfire in our business is to provide a solution to replace reporting services for our customers with more interactive functionalities. In the end we chose Spotfire mainly for the costs.,Geo Localization. Very good because the geo mapping feautures are very strong. Data integration. except for mdx but it can connect directly to many datasources without any difficulty Data Vizualizations. With few clicks you can make a good output of a dashboard,OLAP integration. Quality on the layout. Drive the dashboard with custom filters like Penthao.,8,,Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio.NET, Dundas BI,8,1SF from an R&D viewTibco spotfire is used by our R&D department for the visualization of complex data. It is also used to create statistical workflows by staticians and make them available for all R&D members.,Visualizations are very good. Makes analysis and explaining to others easy. Filtering of data to view details of your complex data. Creation of workflows using R, matlab and others.,Nice box plots. It would be great if we can export the table as a table or text. At present it can be only exported as a picture. It would be nice if not only maps but also biological pictures like pathways were be available.,10,Tableau Desktop,8,8Powerful but sometimes hardWe use tibco spotfire across the whole organization in order to mesure the performance of the business and different KPIs.,Analytic tools Go in deep from the general picture to details The different ways to show the data,Configure the access to different users R is more powerful in statistics terms Freehand joins is not enough Connection with Google analytics should be direct,8,Tableau Desktop,4,4Good but improvableThe TIBCO Spotfire Platform is used across the whole organization to solve any kind of needs related to data discovery and visualization.,Access realtime data and information Integrate statistics with data analysis,Genearlly speaking, graphics could be improved in quality and typology,8,QlikView and Tableau Desktop,8,7SpotfirePowerUserReviewWe are using it to deliver a business intelligence solution to our customers for their data which resides on our platform.,Access native SQL Database. Joins to other data well. Provides calculated options to enhance or correct data.,Functionality. Missing several key options. Documentation. Not very user friendly or specific. Assistance with specific data specific requirements is lacking.,7,Tableau Desktop and QlikView,Salesforce.com, SQL Server Business Intelligence Manager,8,6What Most Don't Know About SpotfireSpotfire is used to create internal reports for sales and marketing efforts. It is also presented as a potential BI solution for clients.,Not only does Spotfire provide recommended visualizations based upon the data you want to look at, it will then build those visualizations for you, taking half the clicks as other BI tools. Spotifire allows you to create detailed visualizations from multiple data sources and tables on the same page. You cannot do this with Tableau. Spotfire automatically creates and populates a filter panel based on the columns of the tables you import. With Tableau you have to build each filter panel from scratch.,Spotire could advertise it's user community more so that more customers are aware of it.,10,Tableau and Microsoft Power BI,10,Company Wide.,10,10,Multiple visualizations on the same page Drill down and predictive analytic capabilities filtering data mash up and manipulation,Yes,10Insight into TIBCO SpotfireI have helped Oil & Gas clients in implementing several Drilling, Completions, Production, Surveillance, Reserves and O & G Accounting Use Cases. Some of these analyses help users analyze near real-time data; others are previous day or weekly/Quarterly/Annual data. Data Relationships and Statistical analysis is another popular areas amongst Geologists, Engineers and Engineering Techs.,Enables you to visualize and analyze data. Perform predictive analytics based on statiscal models. Interaction with the data which enables slicing & dicing of the data based on specific requirements which can be very fluid and change from hour to hour Share analyses with other team members, partners and vendors. Connect to disparate data sources for analysis. Run more interactive sessions/meetings without having to say, "I'll get back to you on that".,It's an interactive visualization and BI tool, so if you are looking to generate static formatted reports or invoices then this is probably not the tool you need.,10,,10,I work with several different clients so I have seen it being implemented for 20-30 users and I have also seen it being implemented for thousands of users. But one thing is fairly consistent, the user-base grows very rapidly.,9,9,8,5,5,General business intelligence; more specifically, data interaction and visualization. Identifying hidden trends, slicing & dicing the data without having to depend on IT or other developers. Depending on industry: Predictive Analytics, optimizing production, cost & process efficiencies.,,Implemented in-house,8,Online training In-person training Self-taught,10,8,It is very easy to use, and a lot of users got started without any formal training. But a formal structured training course definitely compresses the learning period.,Yes,9,8,9,9,Several Oil & Gas specific products. Microsoft SQL Server. Oracle database. SAP Web Services.,None that I didn't already mention.SpotfireTibco Spotfire is scalable, flexible, intuitive and extremely fast. We were having issues with Tableau performance and decided to trial Spotfire. We noticed the difference right away, and then when I played with the analytical abilities of Spotfire, we decided that Spotfire was the way to go. It's not as eye catching as Tableau but definitely more functional. It is probably the best and fastest data discovery tool in the market.,Analytics Data Discovery since it's fast,Visualization,10,,9,Company-wide, but we're a small company of 10-15.,10,10,8SpotfireSpotfire is being used as an Enterprise level Business Intelligence Platform.Our data is being fed from various different ERP's and a ETL team is transforming the data in a way it can be consumed by spotfire. During the design phase the spotfire and ETL teams come together and create a model where certain things will be handle in spotfire and most of them in the warehouse. Spotfire is a very robust tool, pulling lots of data with less columns ,makes no harm and gives ideal results.,Spotfire has a great Geo Analytics platform where Geo-coding is automatically performed from version 6.0 and complex geoanalytics problems can be solved in combination with the Tibco Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) engine, if the company has R language expertise Spotfire has some cool inbuilt functions available through which we do not have to do manual calculations like Total,%Cumulative Sum,YOY,MOM QOQ kind of stuff, and lots other functions which make life simpler Iron python scripting is an advantage but, of course, tricky initially if you do not have experience, but it can simplify users' lives if used properly Scheduled updates and caching. If we are trying to get the dashboards up in a flash , this feature is useful One more important thing in the latest version, is the business author piece on the web player where business users can develop their own stuff on Web, this is a good start and hope to see this developed further Spotfire is coming up with new Mobile Metrics platform, i.e. it is responsive on mobile devices Also there is a new KPI chart which can be very useful for Executive reporting.,Customizability on the Analyst end: Spotfire is a good tool, but there are a few points where it should improve. I cannot hide an object like a tab or visualization r Data Load speed at the analyst level, I somehow feel when i try to load data in the analyst level it loads slow and while using at webplayer because of the schedule updates it runs fast. I know there is the caching concept, but it is unlike QlikView whichgives a great performance with the desktop version as well. I would expect the same to happen here,9,,8,We have more than 800 users and user types mainly include Analysts who develop the dashboards, CIO Office, Metric Managers, and field executives.,9,8,8,Self-taught,yes it was easy to learn, but the advantage of working with a different BI tool, you can get hold of this too fast, over a period of time there were hurdles but we used to have intermediate sessions from the company on the new features and releases, there is also a lot of webinar series organized by the company, joining them once a month solves many technical problems.Ofcourse there is the TIBCO forum, where most of your encountered problems are already discussed. If its a new problem we need to get creative and read the documentation which is good.,2000,20,Track weekly progress Actionable insights from the data Predict the future outcomes,8,8,8,8Spotfire - the best kept secret in Business Intelligence & Analytics!The depth and extensibility of the Spotfire platform is being used to provide instant access and insight across multi-million row data sets with hundreds of data elements per row instantly to a complex organisation of multi foci users. We are able to provide a beautiful, intuitive and rich user experience through the deep technology layers of IronPython and out of the box functionality that we have not seen in Tableau, SAS or even Qlik. Underpinned by the T.E.R.R statistical engine for calculations and analytical modelling, we are helping to identify efficiencies and opportunities to improve the clinical service delivery, efficiency and cost across more than 90 hospitals.,Outstanding statistical underbelly based upon R without a bolt-on addition. Beautiful interface and visual design out of the box with a lot of flexibility in embedding HTML and javascript. Great and simple management of data and calculated/binned data columns. Really simple security integration and configuration with in-house ICT infrastructure. Very cost-effective in our experience, again much more so under the TOA for procurement compared to other platforms.,Tooltips require significant work in their flexibility of use compared to Tableau and Qlik e.g. Cannot easily customise value formats, cannot add any custom tooltips on text area elements, cannot interact with tooltip e.g. insert a checkbox in a tooltip that you can click. Cannot individual style charting objects/visualisations i.e. if you dont want a line chart to have axis lines - then when setting the global themes... all axes have to be enabled/disabled - so theming is very limited and individual visualisation formatting is limited - but look and feel thankfully good out of the box so can get by on good looks... for a while. Printing from the web player is almost unuseable - it fails completely with a dark themed analysis. Inadequate session sharing - Qlik does this very well Hierarchies are not drill through and you must show all values at each level AND this in the levels above which makes the axes labels unreadable when all expanded. SAS VA does the drill through the best of all the BI platforms on chart viaualisations in my opinion. Tables are very poorly thought through. Cross tables have no deill down - all levels of the crosstable are always expanded which is hopeless for alot of data. All tables look and feel is poorly implemented - no width as a percentage, no proper dynamic auto width, no column min-width, issues with conditional formatting. But spotfire isnt alone in poorly implemented tables. And different styling features and options on each table - very inconsistent.,10,SAS Visual Analytics, IBM Cognos, Yellowfin, SAP Lumira, SAP Business Objects, MicroStrategy Analytics, Microsoft BI, Tableau Server and SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server,Microsoft SQL Server, SAP Business Objects, SAP Crystal Reports, IBM SPSS, SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server, Visual Studio.NET, Redgate SQL Monitor, SAS Visual Analytics,10,8
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We have a need to share a lot of reports and dashboard access. TIBCO has met these needs and gives us the ability to flexibly create and distribute shared resources across teams. TIBCO has worked with us to support our security model for access to the reports and dashboards that we have created. We are currently moving to Single Sign On and it would appear that this will be no issue with TIBCO.
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August 03, 2017

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

Score 10 out of 10
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Collaboration and Sharing

10
From an access perspective the tool is great, easy deployment on the web, and easy setup of the user access levels. It has a user friendly interface. Anyone can do it with minimal or no training. It's very intuitive.
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October 30, 2017

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

Score 8 out of 10
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Collaboration and Sharing

8
I have only shared Spotfire visualizations a couple times with other Spotfire users, because not many of my peers have the software. But when I did share, it was very simple. It is also very simple to convert a visualization to a PDF or into a PowerPoint. I have done both of these many times.
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October 26, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Spotfire - All in one tool for reporting, analytics and dashboards"

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Collaboration and Sharing

10
Using the Spotfire Web Player it is very quick and easy to create and share reports, insights, etc. with many different users inside and outside the organisation. Using Tibco automation servces reports can be distributed to many different users in different formats.
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July 10, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Satisfied with Spotfire"

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Collaboration and Sharing

7
I have collaborated on only a handful of projects so my experience is minimal. From what I have experienced I have two noteworthy comments. First, I have worked side by side with a coworker taking turns making changes in a project, and this worked fine. We were both able to make and save changes without issue. Second, I wanted a few coworkers with no Spotfire experience to interact with an analysis I had put together, but they did not have any Spotfire license, and thus were not able to do so - which is a minor annoyance with an obvious solution.
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April 07, 2016

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Spotfire keeps up the heat on readily accessible analytics for business users."

Score 9 out of 10
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Collaboration and Sharing

9
Spotfire provides multiple ways to share data across multiple user groups. It's simple to publish any analytics file to the library to allow other users to interact with the data. Multiple platforms (web application, mobile applications, and desktop) all provide similar amounts of capability to interact with the data. Bookmarking allows sharing of individual views with filters, marking, and formatting.
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March 18, 2016

TIBCO Spotfire: "Just another review"

Score 7 out of 10
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Collaboration and Sharing

5
Access control is OK, though Spotfire might think about setting up default roles / out of the box roles based on best practices. For example: if one select the role of Developer, Spotfire should provide a basic template of what developer should normally have access to and then allowing the user to customize (remove or add) more roles as needed.
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March 01, 2016

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Robust data engine & standardized visualizations"

Score 9 out of 10
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Collaboration and Sharing

9
Spotfire's webplayer is a superb tool to share analyses across an enterprise. Security and access can be seamlessly integrated with most of the common authentication tools. Bookmarks are a helpful functionality that allow users to capture a particular view or data set that they want to be able to revisit or share at the click of a button.
Additionally, the webplayer can be integrated into existing web portals. The webplayer can be further configured to interact with a web portal.
The business author license in the Spotfire webplayer grants limited ability for webplayer uses to edit analyses.
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June 18, 2015

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "What Most Don't Know About Spotfire"

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Collaboration and Sharing

10
Spotfire allows for collaboration through bookmarks, versioning, and Tibbr, Spotfire's online community. Report distribution can be automated and distributed via email or published to the Spotfire library. In addition to the three default user licenses and associated permissions, further restrictions, access, and viewing capabilities can be set by the Spotfire administrator, which can be as specific as, e.g., not allowing a user or group to view bar charts.
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November 09, 2014

User Review: "Insight into TIBCO Spotfire"

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Collaboration and Sharing

8
Highly like their Web Player environment which makes it very easy to share with others. Process of publishing analyses to the Web Player environment is also very easy. On the collaboration side, you'll need Tibbr configured to make use of the Collaboration Panels in Spotfire.
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April 12, 2017

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Spotfire"

Score 9 out of 10
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8
Spotfire has improved a lot in the collaboration area with its new version 7.6 where the users can write there notes on the visualization and interact with each other
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September 03, 2016

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Spotfire - the best kept secret in Business Intelligence & Analytics!"

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8
It isn't as good as Qlik in session sharing and the print functionalities of the web client are terrible to the point we will build our own printing engine (probably worst thing I can say about Spotfire - web player printing) for the distribution of hard copies. The bookmarking is excellent but without good printing and session sharing it comes in a distant second to Qlik. Access control is excellent however it's permissions structure is not adequate if you need a user to be a member of multiple groups to access an analysis. We would like to be able to set the permissions to be either AND or OR for the attached security groups at the bare minimum (e.g. must be in AD-GROUP-CORPORATE AND AD-GROUP-DOCTORS) to see what is in that folder. Currently membership of only 1 group gets you in and you have to use nested folder layers. We have built our own ad hoc analysis functionality that helps somewhat to get around this limitation... but it still needs to be addressed.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (28)
7.2
Customizable dashboards (242)
8.3
Report Formatting Templates (209)
7.6
Drill-down analysis (237)
8.4
Formatting capabilities (248)
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages (179)
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration (224)
7.9
Publish to Web (187)
8.3
Publish to PDF (221)
7.9
Report Versioning (18)
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling (137)
7.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (254)
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (221)
8.4
Predictive Analytics (191)
7.5
Multi-User Support (named login) (196)
8.3
Role-Based Security Model (164)
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (182)
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access (141)
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application (100)
7.5
Dedicated Android Application (11)
3.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (119)
7.4
REST API (44)
7.3
Javascript API (44)
7.2
iFrames (32)
7.0
Java API (35)
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI) (43)
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (37)
7.0

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