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Spotfire helps with storytelling
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May 20, 2019

Spotfire helps with storytelling

Score 8 out of 101
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TIBCO Cloud Spotfire

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

Used across various programs in SMU. Helps to visualize data for better insights and analysis. Spotfire makes use of a very user-friendly interface which helps to make visualizations clear and easy to understand. More users are being introduced to and enjoying Spotfire. The effectiveness of Spotfire helps to simplify data problems.
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Powerful visualizations and recommendations.
  • A good aid in visual storytelling.
  • Less well known.
  • Data types supported.
  • Integration with other software.
Spotfire provides better statistical tooling and clustering techniques that give an edge in creating a visual storyline to follow. Both are relatively easy to use, but the recommendations that Spotfire produces are more effective. This makes working with Spotfire an easier process, as more things work out of the box compared to competitors.
  • Easy storytelling
  • Difficulty in porting data
  • Good statistical analysis
  • Self-taught
Needing to figure things out on your own is a double edged sword. On one hand, you really get to understand the product and fully immerse yourself in it. On the other hand, it is more difficult as there is no guidance as to how to use the product. Overall, Spotfire is accessible enough to figure it out on your own.
Unfortunately, have not had the chance to integrate TIBCO Spotfire with other TIBCO products to provide advanced analytics. However, if there was a chance to do so, I believe that my organization would have largely benefited from it. The reason being that TIBCO Spotfire already has good analytics and analysis baked in, thus the synergy with other products will be very useful.
It is good when you have an idea to tell your story. Spotfire is helpful to achieve visual storytelling as it helps to visualize information well. However, it is important for you to check your data type. Because not all are well suited for use in Spotfire, resulting in the slower work process.

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
7
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
6
Formatting capabilities
4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
5
Report sharing and collaboration
5
Publish to Web
5
Publish to PDF
5
Report Delivery Scheduling
5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
5
Role-Based Security Model
5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
5
Responsive Design for Web Access
5
Dedicated iOS Application
5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
5
REST API
5
Javascript API
5
iFrames
5
Java API
5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
5