Tibco Spotfire Review
Updated June 27, 2017

Tibco Spotfire Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Desktop

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

We use TIBCO Spotfire to create dashboards and visualize the available data. Before TIBCO Spotfire we used Cognos.The company recently started using TIBCO Spotfire. After a review of our project they will decide to go further with the software and possibly create more dashboards with the application.
  • Nice colors
  • Customize a table with scripting
  • Multiple tabs
  • The HTML isn't working that well
  • More information about scripting would be nice
  • Exporting a visualization to Excel with color coding would be nice. The colors in your table visualization are lost after an export to Excel
None, I do not have much experience with other software. In my company TIBCO Spotfire was used to replace IBM Cognos. But I have no idea which one is better. My experience with TIBCO Spotfire is good. I like it but I can not compare it with other software.
There were nice follow along demos. When you don't get a topic very well it was easy to rewatch the video. Also, the exercises with the solution are very good to learn something.

Remark: The videos could only be watched on Internet Explorer. When I watched them on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox there were difficulties with the videos.
It is good to give a quick view of data. There does not need to be much handled to get a nice result. There are still a few things to improve. But the tool is easy to work with. After a few introduction videos are you able to start with the application.

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
4
Report Formatting Templates
5
Drill-down analysis
5
Formatting capabilities
6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
6
Report sharing and collaboration
6
Publish to Web
5
Publish to PDF
6
Report Delivery Scheduling
6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Predictive Analytics
6
Multi-User Support (named login)
6
Role-Based Security Model
6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
6
Responsive Design for Web Access
7
Mobile Application
6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
6

Using TIBCO Spotfire

The upgrade Spotfire made last time are very useful! The 7.8 upgrade has a lot of changes. Still there are a few things to improve like the use of Javascript. Further, I like the tool, it's very easy to learn and not that difficult to use. It's a good tool for new people or people who are new to BI.