An Always-On way to keep an eye on your Data
August 29, 2013

An Always-On way to keep an eye on your Data

Prem S. Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

  • Excellent report-building tool, particularly for data sets/sources that contain more than the Excel-maximum 1.05 million rows per sheet.
  • Very simple to make calculations to data, either through predefined aggregation methods or through custom expressions.
  • Visually appealing GUI, designed with end-users in mind.
  • Provides a transition from Ad-Hoc-request-based data reporting to more "always on" real-time data tracking.
  • Able to import data from a variety of sources, from spreadsheet files to preexisting databases.
  • Details-on-Demand make it simple to drill-down to the raw data behind the visualization.
  • Very difficult to remove mistakes or inconsistencies in data from calculations.
  • If user has no previous experience with similar software, the learning curve is at least a month.
  • Lack of an automatic Save feature is problematic in case the software crashes.
Simply an excellent reporting and data tracking tool. Capable of exactly what it advertises (and sometimes more) for much less than its nearest competitors.
In the area of Clinical Data tracking, Spotfire is an easy-to-learn,
visually appealing and powerful reporting tool. It has a cleaner and
less cluttered interface than Excel, yet offers a wider variety of
customizing options, including how and what data is displayed.
Details-on-Demand and tooltips are particularly noteworthy, as they
provide a quick snapshot of the data where it may be difficult to see a
pattern or other details.