TIBCO Spotfire Software


 

TIBCO Spotfire offers executive dashboards, data analytics, data visualization and KPI push to mobile devices. Users can start simple and small and then expand in stages; the system can grow with the needs of any business. It can complemente existing business intelligence and reporting tools, while midsize organizations can utilize Spotfire's dashboarding, business intelligence, reporting and analytics tools.

Spotfire keeps total cost of ownership low by allowing users to build once and publish to 100s/1000s of users over Internet/Intranet, as a PDF or as MS PowerPoint reports. 

Spotfire allows users to define KPIs and send alerts to iPhone/Android phones. This enables teams to collaborate on mobile devices, while management can get timely insights and manage by exception.

TIBCO Spotfire is an enterprise-ready, business intelligence and analytics solution with deep technical roots. Spotfire features native connectivity to any and all databases (including big-data tools) and to applications such as CRM, ERP, Excel and MS Access. It has native connectivity to R Project for advanced statistical analytics, automation services to automate sending PDF/MS PowerPoint reports and a comprehensive API and software development kit for technologically savvy. Available for deployment on-premise or Web-based, it also boasts ease of use and intuitive, stylish dashboards.

 

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Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000

11 Reviews of TIBCO Spotfire

 
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from Cerved Group Spa
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

A good analytics tool

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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.

Advice to Others

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

 
 

from Pfease
Specialty: Consulting

Great BI tool for analysts and data scientists

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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.

Likes Least

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

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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.

 
 

from Slalom
Specialty: Energy & Utilities

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

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The product continues to be developed and offer business a user enabling and powerful tool for visually analyzing data.

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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

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.

 
 

from Praxair
Specialty: Energy & Utilities

Spotfire Revview

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I like this tool's in Memory visualization functionality.

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

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To build deep aggregation is little tough in Spotfire

 
 

from Johnson and Johnson
Specialty: Software / Technology

Tibco Spotfire - An Analytical Tool- Get Actionable Insights

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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.

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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

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.

 
 

from Datatonic
Specialty: Consulting

Happy with Spotfire as consulting and training company

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Scientific, data exploration, high performance, statistical integration and SDK.

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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

 
 

from PerkinElmer
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals

Spotfire for Life Science

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ability to quickly identify outliers in the datasets

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support documentation for external domain authentication is lacking for advanced infrastructure

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Join TIBBR and take adbantage of all of the demos and whitepapers, educate yourself

 
 

from UC B
Specialty: Other

Spotfire - ideal for life science research visualizations/data sharing

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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.

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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

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.

 
 

from CapTech
Specialty: Consulting

Spotfire is solid visualization software.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 
 
 
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