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TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Easy to use program that makes effective data display, from the most complicated to the most basic data"
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September 21, 2018

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Easy to use program that makes effective data display, from the most complicated to the most basic data"

Score 8 out of 101
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TIBCO Cloud Spotfire

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

We use TIBCO Spotfire primarily as a lab, but it is also used throughout the department for varying purposes. Our use of it in the lab is to create complex, three dimensional statistical graphs that would otherwise require a very specialized and expensive program. Even with the specialized program, TIBCO Spotfire does a much better job at presenting the data and allowing customization.
  • Customization - can change anything about an image from the color to the layout. Much easier than Microsoft products!
  • User friendly - no tutorial or instruction manual necessary.
  • Great data organization - very easy to display even the most complex data in an understandable way.
  • Sometimes it is difficult to import data from things like Microsoft Excel.
  • It would be nice to have multiple different export file types so that Spotfire can be more compatible with more programs.
TIBCO Spotfire has a definite advantage over competing programs due to its user-friendly interface that requires no understanding of programming language to produce effective graphs. Spotfire also excels in producing graphs that display multiple variables on all axes, which the other programs I have used generally have trouble doing in an as effective way.
  • Faster data output.
  • More consistent displays.
  • More universal use across the office.
  • Online training
  • Self-taught
At first I was unsure if TIBCO Spotfire would actually be useful to me. I downloaded it and didn't do much with it for the first couple of weeks. I then had a TIBCO Spotfire employee call me and ask me what I wanted to use TIBCO Spotfire for. Through talking with the employee, I was able to jump start my project and get on track
We have only used TIBCO Spotfire.
Very well suited for data that has multiple variables or data categories that need simultaneous display. It can be a little overkill for simple graphing; however, even then it offers more control and customization than other Excel or spreadsheet programs. It is also much better at 3D display than Microsoft Excel.

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
6
Formatting capabilities
10
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
10
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
6
Multi-User Support (named login)
7
Role-Based Security Model
6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
7
Dedicated iOS Application
7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8
REST API
10
Javascript API
10
iFrames
8
Java API
7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
7