TIBCO Software

TIBCO Spotfire

4.5 / 5 14 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Companies of any size that benefit from using data for better decision making. TIBCO Spotfire has a strong presence in Financial Services, Energy (and Life Sciences industries who rely on data.


Average Ratings

14 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $650.00/year/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • TIBCO Software
  • www.tibco.com
  • United States

About TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire is analytics software from software giant TIBCO Software. Spotfire enables business users to visualize and analyze their data with no IT support. TIBCO Spotfire supports a broad range of use cases, from building dashboards to sophisticated predictive and real-time analytics. TIBCO Spotfire is a tool that will not become a dead-end as requirements become more complex, continually helping user discover insights that they can act on.


TIBCO Spotfire Features

  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Application Development
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Data Analysis
  • Decision Tree Analysis
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Performance Metrics
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Thematic Mapping
  • Version Control

TIBCO Spotfire Reviews Recently Reviewed!

More a visualization tool (interactive), decent BI tool

Nov 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's a great visualization tool when itegrated with a more robust BI (Business Intelligence) tool. The filtering capibility of this tool are impressive! On a side panel, as you keep applying filters, on the other side, you can easily visualize the results. I remember taking all the training online which was easily available and we were also able to contact a representative for questions. They also help with professional installation.

Cons: I selected and implemented this tool at a cilent site. Where the visualization features were pretty robust, we needed to integrate this with a stronger BI tool to be able to do complicated analytics. It can a bit pricey but it's meant for bigger organizations, hence not that big of a concern.

Overall: We were able to help the client visualize their complicated data in an easy to understand format using pie charts, heat map, etc. that they were able to update easily to run different potential scenarios.

IT Senior Section Manager

Nov 07, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Spotfire is an excellent solution for empowering business users to make confident, evidence-based decisions, however it's not a perfect solution for everyone.

Pros: Very user friendly and user can manage without IT assistance Easy to use with dynamic dashboards and interactive visualization

Cons: Lacking embedded BI and production reporting. A bit expensive and less practical than Qlik for quick report. Spotfire is not the best BI Tool for analytics reporting.

Sporfire on the go!

Oct 09, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: You need to fully understand each function to appreciate this software. But once grasp, I assure you that you will never regret that you use this software,

Pros: This tool is too great specially for us who are analyzing large data. I really really recommend this application.

A good analytics tool

Nov 18, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: I've used the demo version for a few days, feeding it with some use cases that I normally process with another top-brand tool

Pros: If you are used to BI tools, setup and learning curve are very straightforward. It is very easy to connect to the usual relational data sources, I would say easier than many other rival products. The off-the shelf visualizations are very attracting and some of them can pinpoint data patterns that would otherwise go unnoticed. Even better, the visualization wizard actually analyzes your data before suggesting a default visual. Machine learning is built on the tool, by following a simple tutorial you can start training ML models on your data.

Cons: When accessing a data source, you can only join tables, but you cannot - for instance - specify custom SQL instructions. The desktop tool cannot JOIN data sources coming from separate DBs. (a feature that I often use, in a competing product) As I said, there are some very good visualizations, but they are hard or impossible to customize. I found some situations where compiling a dialog box (perhaps with illegal Machine Learning parameters, given my inexperience with the tool) and pressing "OK" did nothing and did not show any error or warning message. Without some informative feedback, these dialogs are unhelpful for the novices.

Recommendations to other buyers: The trial version offers - for a limited time - almost all the features of the of the paid version. Give it a try!

Spotfire is Indispensable for Data Visualization

Nov 04, 2016
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is blazingly fast. I work with datasets that have hundreds of thousands of entries, each with dozens of fields. Spotfire makes analyzing this data real time a snap.

Cons: The learning curve is a bit steep, it takes a while to learn how to use it well. But the investment is well worth it.

Overall: I use Spotfire to explore and visualize data from clinical trial, economic and financial databases. It is my go to method when exploring new datasets to get the quickest and best insights.

Great BI tool for analysts and data scientists

Dec 30, 2015
4/5
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3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: Spotfire is one of the best BI tool made for real analysts, not only analysis designers. The cross analysis functions are amongst the best with few scripting requirements.Spotfire is definetely a tool for analysing and discovering features: "Searching for something you do not know", instead of mere reporting.

Cons: A bit expensive and less practical than Qlik for quick reports. Spotfire is not the best BI tool for analytics reporting.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take some time to get into the documentation, and do not try to get the best look-and-feel. Spotfire is Meant for data discovery.

I have worked with Spotfire since version 3.0 as a developer and BI PM

Dec 22, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The product continues to be developed and offer business a user enabling and powerful tool for visually analyzing data.

Cons: Support from Vendor in the area of customer service is weak. Implementation as companies is done with little or no training making support a vital feature to organizations.

Recommendations to other buyers: The Bi market changes so fast you can not rely on information about vendors or software that is more than 6 months old. Do your due diligence when review the available applications and find the one for your organization.

Spotfire Revview

Dec 18, 2015
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like this tool's in Memory visualization functionality.

Cons: Metadata management. it should have been more robust. Also building report logic is bit confusing

Recommendations to other buyers: To build deep aggregation is little tough in Spotfire

Tibco Spotfire - An Analytical Tool- Get Actionable Insights

Dec 18, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I personally work on Tibco Spotfire for more than 4 Years. Best things are: 1) Ease of use for all category of users (End user, Developers, Statisticians) 2) Intuitive, Drag Drop 3) Continuous New enhancement in new version so it always remains uptodate with latest trend in technology. Recent example is a "Recommendation" feature which is excellent and enable one as analyst even though you don't know about technology.

Cons: They should come with some cheaper version so that small scale industry and small budget people can take advantage of this product which is so immense powerful.

Recommendations to other buyers: 1) Use trial 2) Compare with other (Qlikview, Tableau) 3) Don't just trust by Sales demo 4) Connect to service team in spotfire before buying product where in they can create / provide some service to build analysis required for you. This small investment will enable you to evaluate if software is good enough for your domain/industry/use case. (Believe me this small 2-3 days engagement is not a waste of money but a life saver as once you falls in trap of sales demo of other software and purchase product you come to know reality of fake promises) Definitely Spotfire is not like that and you can trust on it. I am telling because i know Spotfire and other tools as well. Just go by this simple rule of self evaluation with small assistance.

Happy with Spotfire as consulting and training company

Dec 18, 2015
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
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Pros: Scientific, data exploration, high performance, statistical integration and SDK.

Cons: Fewer connectivity options versus some other product Less training available although the product is easy to use

Recommendations to other buyers: Spend enough time for a pilot project, as this software is a little bit harder to use in the first phase, but much faster and easier afterwards

Spotfire for Life Science

Dec 18, 2015
4/5
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3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2.5 / 5
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Pros: ability to quickly identify outliers in the datasets

Cons: support documentation for external domain authentication is lacking for advanced infrastructure

Recommendations to other buyers: Join TIBBR and take adbantage of all of the demos and whitepapers, educate yourself

Spotfire - ideal for life science research visualizations/data sharing

Jan 29, 2015
5/5
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4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
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Pros: I like the variety of visualizations, such as pie charts, line graphs, heat maps, cross bars. This helps because some visualizations make more sense to me than others at displaying my data.

Cons: The trainings are free and online and review basics. To understand some of the cooler features, you have to dig a bit with your IT team, online, or colleagues.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take the time to do the basic tutorials, as it is the backbone to many other items. Also, join a meet up in your area, start a Spotfire group at work or attend one of the free user meetings to learn more. This tool spans over all areas.

Spotfire is solid visualization software.

Jan 20, 2015
5/5
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4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: This product is easy to use. The start up is fast, and the visuals are great to work with. I like the front end design elements. Everyone I have demoed Spotfire for has been impressed by the visuals, details on demand, filters, highlighting functions etc. I enjoy developing in Spotfire and learning more and more about it.

Cons: Modifying custom SQL is very finicky in the information services library. For example, after optimizing the SQL in SQL Server, Teradata, etc, you still have to fix the individual elements and joins, which is frustrating because, in my opinion, getting the code correct should be more difficult than jamming it back into the Information Services.

Recommendations to other buyers: Pay attention to the back end data load; the moving parts and components necessary to support your data. Spotfire can handle clipboard to ODBC connects and data sources such as SQL Server, Oracle, etc. There is not a way that I know of to export your information link SQL, calculated columns, or column dependencies (which columns are used in which visual). If that is important, set up your documentation standards up front so you don't have to trace back and remediate.

Oct 24, 2016
5/5
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