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Score 10 out of 10
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Spotfire is a more capable analytics tool than Tableau or PowerBI, for example. It makes analysis accessible to non-analytics users and augments Excel well. It also blends data very well. The learning curve is a little steeper but otherwise it best suited for analytics professionals looking to provide visualizations to their work.
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As I described in the first question, I am a long friend of [TIBCO] Spotfire. I believe that the user experience is excellent, and that students pick it up quickly. The students in our program are all working professionals in various business and health care fields and often have experience with other visualization tools. After using [TIBCO] Spotfire in several assignments, the comments are always positive and generally ask for more time in the course with [TIBCO] Spotfire. Many of the charts that they had difficulty creating in with other tools, such as a Parallel Coordinate Chart, are straightforward in [TIBCO] Spotfire. This makes a big impression.
Thomas Plumridge P.Geo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It is ideal for situations where you are pulling together multiple datasets and integrating them into one visualization. It does fall a bit flat for working with more than two Y-Axis sets on combination tables, where Excel is better at displaying that type of information.

It also should allow users to manually adjust the vertical axis scale as there may be reasoning in modifying it to a smaller or larger range but maintaining the same data step.

It would be ideal to enhance the ability to sort data. For example, there are instances where you want to sort data in a stacked bar chart by something other than count or alphabetically.
Alan Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
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[TIBCO Spotfire is] well suited for data analysis and visualization - importing data and making available to others on the team. It's a fine product, it's just more expensive and harder to manage than it's competitors.
Umair Butt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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If you want to visualize complex data then TIBCO Spotfire is really best for you. This is one of the best BI tools. The software supports multiple data formats. Sometimes report customization is difficult for beginners. But according to my technical experience, we can create professional and flexible visualizations using this software.
Braeden Gilchrist | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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TIBCO Spotfire is great for sharing data analysis internally between power users and report viewers. It is my go-to tool for data exploration. It might be less appropriate for multiple users working on the same project at the same time. There may be better tools for supporting external users, as deployment can take effort.
Gilberto Henriquez M. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It's less appropriate if data is not set for performance. If the data table is not set to be rows, but more columns, it is a pain to use it on Spotfire. It behaves excellently if data load fast enough. It can manage itself as a stand-alone platform but can also be integrated with others. One visualization of one variable to analyze, this is the rule on TIBCO visualizations. More than that, most of the time, is not possible.
August 24, 2021

Spotfire

Score 8 out of 10
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Suitable Key questions to buy/use TIBCO Spotfire:

Do you have an enterprise data warehouse ready and are looking for a BI tool which can get you results fast with less development?

Do you have a group of analyst who are good at Excel type reporting and can learn a new tool and do better reporting?

Do you have a group of data analysts who want to study data to identify patterns in it?

Are you looking for a tool/technology company which takes customer feedback and incorporates them into the tool quickly?

Are you looking for a tool whose tech forum is increasing?

Apart from the above questions, if your team has basic programming skills , they can utilize the power of Java Script/Iron Python and R language to make wonders in spotfire.

Ideally any scenario is possible in Spotfire, but do not consider this as data Transformation tool, basic transformations are possible ,but typically its a reporting tool which can tell the story of your data effectively.

My purpose to use the software is short development cycles sometimes overnight if data is there.

Score 9 out of 10
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TIBCO Spotfire is being used by clients which have less data and are looking for the cheaper alternative to Tableau or Power BI. It is well suited for the clients which have less complex reports and are requiring good visualization support.
TIBCO Spotfire is not good for clients which have billions and billions of data and require complex visualization and machine learning integrations.
Score 9 out of 10
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It is there to ideally save the company money by using less on internal resources spending more time organizing and getting analytics from the data. It is able to handle more data than our company will ever need to handle. It imports large files quickly and within a minute you can sort, customize, filter, etc - virtually anything you need to do. It's a bit harder to use and implement so ideally you would want to put in place for medium to some larger companies for the most success in my opinion.
Score 5 out of 10
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I think Spotfire would be very useful for a new user who is getting into data visualization. But it’s not a great tool if you want to do [anything] really complicated - need visualization experiments or dashboards. I think Tableau is a lot better. It is a lot easier and more visually appealing.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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For mapping and geospatial analysis, TIBCO Spotfire is top-notch. While it does not have all of the capabilities of a complete GIS program, it does allow you to create beautiful looking maps from your data without much time or effort. It is easy to share and publish these maps so that we can use them in our reporting, marketing, etc.
James Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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In my work, the ability to combine engineering, geology, and economics into one platform is powerful. In my role in A&D, I use existing dashboards that I've created to quickly get up to speed in a new basin or play as I can quickly look at where the best wells are, the best operators, and also why (completions, economies of scale, concentrated land base, own facilities, etc.). If I were to do this the "old" way, it would take weeks rather than hours or days.
October 27, 2020

Great product!

Score 8 out of 10
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Well suited for the following scenarios:
  • KPI dashboard design -- It is very helpful in designing dashboards which highlight KPIs showing data in different forms and visualizations.
  • Multi-page layout -- For scenarios where the data is supposed to be viewed in different pages, TIBCO Spotfire can help.
  • Slicing and dicing data to view different pivots -- Spotfire can show the data in various ways which helps in creating custom KPIs and visualization.
Not well suited for the following scenarios:
  • Flashy UI -- Spotfire does not have the design features or customization to use complex or flashy UI features.
  • Larger datasets -- Spotfire has lagged performance when used with extremely large datasets.
Score 8 out of 10
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It is good when you have an idea to tell your story. Spotfire is helpful to achieve visual storytelling as it helps to visualize information well. However, it is important for you to check your data type. Because not all are well suited for use in Spotfire, resulting in the slower work process.
October 30, 2020

Easy to use!

Score 8 out of 10
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The tool is well suited for data analysts or business analysts who only have been using Excel or VBA for data analysis. On the other hand, the tool is not as good as R or Python which have much better analysis capabilities.
Score 10 out of 10
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Spotfire is truly an Enterprise BI Solution. We've connected to over 23 data sources in the last 4 years. Types of databases we've connected to include, Oracle, SQL, OsiSoft PI, Rest API's, OData, and Essbase. Spotfire's allows us to cache data so that it's readily consumable for users who just require visual interaction. We've built advanced models because of the built-in R and Python capability. We're able to generate and push PDF reports via their Automation Services.

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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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.