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Score 8 out of 10
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Coming from various business intelligence and data visualization applications, TIBCO Spotfire is easy to adjust to. The dashboards, charts and graphs that can be created are very much industry standard and best in class. This makes it easy for any data analyst to get started quickly on the application and start to render data in meaningful ways, to derive insights for decision making
Brock Robertson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Basic tasks like generating meaningful information from large sets of raw data are very easy. The next step of linking to multiple live data sources and linking those tables and performing on the fly analysis of the imported data is understandably more difficult.
Alex Naumov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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There's a wide range of uses the tool can provide. Building simple visualizations and dashboards is extremely easy, probably as easy as it gets. More customized visualizations take some time to learn and understand but that's expected compared to other tools.
Brent Meyers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Out of the box, Spotfire is easily usable for simple report development and display in its web-player. Within 3-6 months complex reports can be built by dedicated developers. After 8-12 months, highly efficient, quick, and extraordinary reports can be developed by a developer. Significant work with your database team is required to produce quick reports that use a data connection with large data sets.
Score 8 out of 10
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Initially, it wasn't easy to understand how the system works. It took a few days for me to understand how the input file should be entered in TIBCO. Once I got the hang of it, it was a cake walk. Later I was put in touch with a few experts who assisted me in customizing the looks and feed of each report.
Shakeel Muhajir | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Easy to install & configure. Once installed, very easy to use, intuitive and rich product from the end-user perspective. Keep in mind, the product is for data visualization & analysis and predictive analytics and is not a traditional reporting platform.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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The product's interface for visualization is very user friendly and takes minimal learning.

If you want to use the analytics part (separate from visualization), there may be a learning curve and the necessary skills required.

But for visualization part, very little curve is required and the product is very intuitive.
Score 10 out of 10
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I have no complaints about this tool and I am completely thrilled that we have it. It does everything that we needed it to and it does it well. Everyone that has seen the tool is impressed from our internal staff, management and our clients. I highly recommend giving this tool a try if you are looking for a BI tool. You won't be disappointed.
January 17, 2014

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Avinash Yerra BOCP, OCA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have several BI tools like Microstrategy, Crystal Reports etc. as well as Tibco Spotfire. It is my job to advise our users as to what would be the best tool to use depending on their requirements. For example, some features are not available in Microstrategy. I do not recommend Spotfire for ad-hoc report purposes because the report builder has to be a developer with technical skills. Users cannot build dashboards themselves; they can only filter the data and export the data, but they cannot build the dashboards. It's not that Spotfire has poor usability, it's just that it requires a developer to build the dashboards.
Score 10 out of 10
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Custom calculations are slightly difficult to follow until you understand the syntax and it becomes easier from there. Also the formatting of charts still has some kinks that need to be improved (as indicated earlier). The formatting and presentation tools are generally pretty good, with great color options etc. But when presenting to C-level executives, there is always a risk that they will focus on unimportant things like misaligned labels.

TIBCO Spotfire Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

BI Standard Reporting (3)
74%
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports (30)
66%
6.6
Customizable dashboards (276)
83%
8.3
Report Formatting Templates (241)
71%
7.1
Ad-hoc Reporting (4)
79%
7.9
Drill-down analysis (271)
87%
8.7
Formatting capabilities (284)
71%
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages (207)
78%
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration (256)
79%
7.9
Report Output and Scheduling (4)
81%
8.1
Publish to Web (213)
83%
8.3
Publish to PDF (251)
82%
8.2
Report Versioning (18)
80%
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling (161)
81%
8.1
Data Discovery and Visualization (3)
79%
7.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (289)
82%
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (254)
81%
8.1
Predictive Analytics (218)
73%
7.3
Access Control and Security (3)
84%
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login) (224)
83%
8.3
Role-Based Security Model (191)
82%
8.2
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)
81%
8.1
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding (6)
81%
8.1
REST API (59)
80%
8.0
Javascript API (57)
85%
8.5
iFrames (43)
80%
8.0
Java API (49)
79%
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI) (58)
83%
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (50)
82%
8.2

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 highest, with a score of 8.7.

Who uses TIBCO Spotfire?

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