Spotfire is the leader in visualization game unless you have a Web Development Team
January 24, 2017

Spotfire is the leader in visualization game unless you have a Web Development Team

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

Spotfire is used instead of Excel by most users but then a few develop it into almost an application. It is used widely in the org.
  • Data integration with teh vast number of data sources.
  • Fast data rendering - no delay in data loading.
  • API for customization.
  • API is not well documented.
  • Licensing fees too high.
  • Client is heavy on the desktop hardware.
The API, support for JavaScript, HTML, and control of Web Player. All of these are essential to provide visuals to clients. Other software requires special treatments that Spotfire can achieve right out of the box.
  • Online training
  • In-person training
  • Self-taught
The training was for general purposes. And since it is so expensive I suppose organizations cannot take advantage of different training programs. Profit > User Base Stability.
Though the questions are answered, the period of time one can ask a question after the training is brief. In real life scenarios take time to develop, so technical challenges tend to lurk around long after the training session expires. The content of the training session is generic so make it useful, I would like more time for Q&A.
No it was no easy to learn online, not because I am not the [one] to self-learn but because their content is repeated and their terminology is shaky. There is a great, great need for streamlining.
It is better than Tableau because of the API and the array of visuals it can support. Also the capability of using JavaScript is a plus. These capabilities allow companies to provide SAAS based on Spotfire.

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
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