Spotfire well worth the investment
December 21, 2016

Spotfire well worth the investment

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

We use Spotfire to quickly analyze large data sets. We start by combining the data from multiple public and private sources. The majority of the current business use has been for oil and gas M&A evaluations for clients. In the past, I have used it for oil and gas production engineering and well surveillance activities.
  • Connects to a wide variety of data sources quickly and easily for non- IT personnel.
  • Simple but powerful data transformation and cleanup tools.
  • Quick and easy visualization setup.
  • Built in tools to customize visualizations, process automation, and perform complex analytics.
  • No manual for new users converting from other platforms like Microsoft Excel. However, Tibco has over the last year significantly improved the availability of how tos through the Tibco Community forum, Blog, and Tips & Tricks web page.
  • Not able to correct or change data in the Spotfire environment. You must go to the data source to make corrections.
  • Tools and features offerings vary from Spotfire platforms (Desktop, Cloud, Enterprise, Web Client). So if you are working with different clients or departments that are on a differing platform, they may not be able to see or perform certain functions in an analysis.
Evaluated Microsoft Power BI before purchasing Spotfire. Power BI had limitations on the number of curves it could display at once on a visualization. This ability to show the full data set curves on a visualization was critical requirement. Tibco's TERR feature gave us the ability to customize perform tasks that Power BI did not have the capabilities to do at the time of evaluation.
  • In-person training
  • Self-taught
The class was beginning and intermediate user level. New users were able to be up and utilizing the software in their work in a short period of time, same day.
Yes, but the training accelerated the learning. Yes, I would recommend the training to quickly utilize the software in your workflows.
  • Quickly and easily aggregating and visualizing simple or complex data sets into an analysis.
  • Provides both historical and real-time analytical capability.
  • Ability to visualize data on a map or custom diagram is a powerful tool.
  • Combine multiple data files into a single data file fast with the ability to transform the data in numerous ways.

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
Not Rated
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Mobile Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated