Fast and easy eye-catching advanced dashboards at a unbeateable price
David Baltar Boilève | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 12, 2018

Fast and easy eye-catching advanced dashboards at a unbeateable price

Score 10 out of 10
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Software Version

Spotfire Platform

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire is being used for creating multiple Department Dashboards, such as Pharmacy, Oncology, Geriatrics. All these Dept. are working with 2 or more dedicated software with transactional databases providing partial information about their work. They are not able to get enough information. We use Spotfire to unify information and present summarise information in a graphical and comprehensive way, in order to give a global view to stakeholders.
  • Very fast to create new dashboards, system provides automatically options to make fine reports
  • Very good filters, easy to use for non-analysts, good graphics and a lot of possibilities to create reports
  • Very good technical support
  • Very good price with top performance
  • Sometimes difficult to know what product and package fits your products
  • Confusing documentation
  • Not very comprehensive user access rights
Way less intuitive to use, slower to deploy reports, more expensive
  • TIBCO Spotfire is allowing to get comprehensive information from databases at a real competitive price, with great customer support.
  • Self-taught
Very little specific training is needed to get first results out of Spotfire, and this was very important as we are really overloaded
We have not integrated Spotfire with other products from TIBCO
TIBCO Spotfire is perfect when you need to make a fast deploy to provide information with very good reports. It's very cost effective and high - performance.

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
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Report Delivery Scheduling
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
Dedicated iOS Application
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated
Javascript API
Not Rated
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated

Using TIBCO Spotfire

10 - Hospital's Executive Staff, Departmental Staff (Chief Pharmacist, Chief Oncologist, Chief Radiologist)
3 - Analyst, programming and architecture engineer
  • Integrating in More Departments to help them to have better information
  • Pharmacy cost control, Oncology actvity (patients taken care, quality control), Geriatrics activity report
  • We are still in deployment phase but doctors are beginning to see that they can take profit of the date they create everyday
Really useful when you need to show good dashboards with very little time
Results are not very satisfying, we prefer to use other tools, although it seem to be powerful
Not easy to deploy without training but seems to have a good potential
Not using it

Evaluating TIBCO Spotfire and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
  • Analyst Reports
  • Third-party Reviews
We have another BI tool but too rigid to give easy answers to new requirements. It was necessary to test a not very expensive, yet powerful for a little group of users. We needed to make difficult reports very fast, Spotfire excels in this
No, the decision was very good

TIBCO Spotfire Implementation

Difficult to find the correct documentation, although well explained
Change management was minimal
  • Although documentation is vast, it's very difficult to know what add-on or package you need to deploy. We install 2 times products not needed loosing a lot of time. Anyway, support is good and helping
  • It was not easy to know what product and options we needed

TIBCO Spotfire Support

Great performance, fast and well trained support
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Yes - Although documentation is not very clear, as it's difficult to know what packages or update suit your product, Support is perfect
Needed to use forecast predictions but didn't work on server. After providing logs and screenshots, Support engineer gave me the solution in 1 step

Using TIBCO Spotfire

Very easy to use and not too difficult to deploy
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Fast and easy creation of new reports, powerful and fast filters.
  • Easy-to-use time series graphic forecasting
  • Some add-ons are not included and not easy to integrate
  • Time series Forecasting is only available on a graphic basis, not number
  • Possible to integrate with R, but need to spend a lot of time to use scripts