Love the Spotfire.
Updated August 18, 2017

Love the Spotfire.

Gabriel Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

We are using the TIBCO Spotfire Platform in support of several of our government customers. One customer already had the software available and we showed them how they could use it effectively, while another customer is only using the software because we recommended it. We use it to help the customer see and explore their data in different ways. This software will help our customers make decisions that will affect their entire organizations.
  • It is fast to go from data to visualizations, whether you are using the Cloud Work Group environment or the full Spotfire Server implementation.
  • The visualizations are easy to configure and generally can explain the same data in different ways, which is appealing.
  • Being able to mashup different disparate data sources has been the saving grace for us. We don't need to house the same data in a single database. We can pull what we need from each to create a useful decision support visualization.
  • Scripting support is lacking in documentation and features.
  • More charting types and integration with things like D3.js.
  • More control over the underlying HTML, CSS and JavaScript would be fantastic. Customers want this integrated into their existing sites.
Compared to Cognos the TIBCO Spotfire platform is much faster in every way. This is my my personal experience.
Pretty much all you listed; range of data sources, ease of merging data from disparate sources, real-time, etc.
I've personally have not used them, but I know they are there.
The Cloud Workgroup Environment would be sufficient if it offered the same features as the full server but still hosted and managed by TIBCO. That would let me give you a 10 for this rating. Also the cost jump from a Cloud Work Group of 2K to a full server 100K is steep.

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
9
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
10
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated

Using TIBCO Spotfire

The visualization has a ton of customization for placements of data charts and data interconnections visually which is really cool.