I want this thing to hum
December 12, 2016

I want this thing to hum

Richard Lake | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

We use Spotfire for dashboarding, data visualization and scripting for statistical and predictive modeling. Most of our departments use it from operations, production, safety, to finance and corporate. We find a lot of value in the customization and development options of Spotfire and the TERR engine. The business problems being addressed via Spotfire range from the improvement in speed and accuracy in production forecast models to the variance reconciliation of realized and recognized cost models.
  • Data assimilation and aggregation
  • Data Visualization Style Offerings
  • Continuous version improvements
  • Unreasonably high priced TERR scripts; Need more templates with TERR scripts (forecasting, statistical scipts, etc.) and IronPython styling examples templates that are more reasonablly priced.
  • Would like the ability to map and save colors to particular data values across all visualizations.
  • Would like chronological movie play functionality to view chronological flows on map charts.
  • Would like more customized oilfield chart offerings like for example, 3D surfacing, geological logs, lithological facies clustering charts, tree diagrams, cross sectioning functionality, etc.
Ease of use, easy to learn, fully functional out of the box, cost acceptable.
[The] user manual for basic learning is acceptable. Joining Spotfire community and internet searches is also helpful. There could be room for improvement in R scripting and Iron Python scripting offerings within business specific focus areas for additional value.
Well suited for quick data analysis with precalculated (SQL views) linked data. Spotfire slows down when too many internal calculated columns or scripts are embedded on the user end.

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Ratings

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

Using TIBCO Spotfire

7 - Finance, Operations, Production, Executives
1 - Need to be computer savvy and able to view data through multi-dimensional lens.
  • Keep investors updated
  • For marketing purposes
  • For smartphone deployment
  • Data Visualization
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Data Mining
  • R scripting
  • Java scripting
  • Iron Python scripting