Good tool with decent analytic capabilities
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 13, 2019

Good tool with decent analytic capabilities

Score 7 out of 10
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Spotfire Platform

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

Spotfire was used as an analytics tool for one of my clients. The data source/back end was an older oracle datamart.
  • Drag and drop, ease of use for end users.
  • Deployments to production environments are relatively straight forward.
  • Flexible capabilities on getting data from multiple data sources, however this can be a double edged sword if your enterprise does not have proper governance in place.
  • Datasets can get muddy, architecture wise there needs to be governance in place to identify where the real source of truth is. Otherwise you end up with a spaghetti implementation that has very poor data lineage.
  • It is not as intuitive as other dashboard/visualization tools such as Tableau.
  • Not particularly a problem with Spotfire alone, but lots of analytics tools require you to push specific aggregations and measurements to the data model versus having a citizen developer creating them on the fly.
  • I wouldn't know, I am just a developer
  • In-person training
One of the lead's trained the organization on the software capabilities.
Licensing and costs aside this is a great tool. Although with Microsoft coming up with their analytic capabilities, it will become increasingly difficult to convince decision-makers to have to pay extra for a tool like this.

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
6
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
7
Formatting capabilities
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to Web
7
Publish to PDF
7
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
6
Predictive Analytics
6
Multi-User Support (named login)
6
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
6
Responsive Design for Web Access
5
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated
REST API
Not Rated
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated