Struggling first time Spotfire user
January 16, 2017

Struggling first time Spotfire user

Stephen Willliams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

Desktop

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

Spotfire is used by multiple departments, primarily to display reports about production and drilling data. Many of the reports and charts are it provides are visible on the company's intranet.
  • Handles working with large amounts of data. I access a relative small database with about 5000 records. I have to chart multiple features of the data and use Spotfire together with Access to accomplish this.
  • Filter and groups data. Grouping and filtering data in charts on the fly helps make sense of data.
  • Easy to update data.
  • I have yet to get into using vba and programming with Spotfire. My company is a version or two behind the latest version of Spotfire and I find the training material on line for Spotfire is focused on the current version of Spotfire, so getting the examples of work with our version has been challenging.
My charts were created in Excel and Access previously. I started using Spotfire to replicate what I was doing in Excel to decrease the amount of manual work. I have struggled to get Spotfire to completely replace the existing system.
  • Online training
  • In-person training
The trainer moved through the introduction to Spotfire quickly and had us working with the product quickly.
Often the training is not relevant to our version of Spotfire.
[TIBCO Spotfire is well suited for] Live reporting of data, if one has a few specialist programmers who are good with working with large data, for analysing large datasets.

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
6
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
8
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
4
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
6
Predictive Analytics
5
Multi-User Support (named login)
6
Role-Based Security Model
6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
6
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Mobile Application
5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
7