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TIBCO Spotfire Review: "A Fresh Way to Present Data" SpotfireUnspecified8.4568101
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September 24, 2018

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "A Fresh Way to Present Data"

Score 10 out of 101
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TIBCO Cloud Spotfire

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire is currently only used by myself. I work for a small geophysics start-up and I'm one of 5 employees total. We collect lots of numbers during geophysical surveying and as a result we process lots of data in the office. While half the job is collecting the values and interpreting them, the other half is presentation and explanations of the data we collect and being able to show its relevance to our clients' situations.
  • Online storage of some documents. We do a lot of data sharing via cloud storage and it helps to have some flexibility when you work out of office or at home. You can upload it in the field and have it ready to go when you're back at the office.
  • Great graphics. Clients really want to see things they understand. Geophysics can be hard to understand so it helps to have so many great options for displaying the raw data we collect.
  • User friendly! I know it sounds like a simple thing but data processing programs aren't always easy to navigate from the get-go. I was able to learn pretty quickly how to manage things and get what I wanted out of it.
  • The interface makes it a little difficult to try and rearrange or make adjustments to the raw data. It's easy to display the data but not as easy if you have to make some minor tweaks to titles or sorting.
Spotfire is much more powerful than Google Drive and more navigable than Microsoft Office. Though Google Drive is free and has collaborative abilities, Spotfire is a really great more professional alternative that still allows collaboration and has excellent graphics. Microsoft Office (excel specifically) is powerful but takes time to learn and is common enough that graphics begin to all look the same. Spotfire is a great way to freshen things up.
  • Self-taught
Self-taught training takes a long time but what you learn really sticks. I'm still rather new at Spotfire but intend to use it more frequently for data processing and post-processing because it seems like a great addition to our workplace applications. Though it is difficult to teach yourself a program like this, Spotfire does have great demos and labels to show what things are for and it really has not been a nightmare like other programs have been in the past.
No. Spotfire is the first TIBCO product any of us have used.
Spotfire is best suited for creating accurate, well designed data presentation images like graphs, tables, charts, and is especially useful for collaborative work because you can share it with a coworker and both be working on it. The only other alternative I can think of is Google Sheets, but Spotfire is far more advanced and on a professional level.
It is less appropriate for those who don't deal with a lot of data presentation in their work or where the data presentation in graph form is not the key focus.

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Not Rated
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to PDF
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
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
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated
Not Rated
Javascript API
Not Rated
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated