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Overall customer rating: Customer rating:



Recommended by: Recommended by:

90% of users

90% of users

Operating Systems: Operating Systems:



Mobile compatibility: Mobile compatibility:

Deployment: Deployment:

Target customer size: Target customer size:

Price: Price:



How it's priced: How it's priced:

Spotfire is offered as either a cloud-based solution, where you pay either a monthly or annual subscription fee for each authoring seat, or as an on-premise solution, where you pay either a term license fee or an upfront perpetual license fee for each authoring seat.

Tableau is available for cloud-based or on-premise deployment depending on the version selected. You pay an upfront, perpetual license fee for Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server and an annual subscription fee per user for Tableau Online.

Contract term: Contract term:

Spotfire requires a year-long contract for cloud-based deployments; renewed monthly or annually. On-premise deployments require signing a perpetual or other term license agreement upfront.

Tableau Online requires a year-long contract for cloud-based deployment; renewed annually. Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop require signing a perpetual license agreement upfront for on-premise deployment.

Upfront costs: Upfront costs:

No upfront fees required. Optional fees apply for training and implementation.

Additional fees apply for implementation (e.g., special integrations, customizations and/or data migration).

Recurring costs: Recurring costs:

Fees apply for maintenance and premium support.

Fees apply for premium support and annual upgrades.

What does it cost?: What does it cost?:


Dashboards and scorecards: Dashboards and scorecards:

Data warehousing: Data warehousing:

Data mining & analytics: Data mining & analytics:



Query & report writer: Query & report writer:

Performance management: Performance management:


Phone support: Phone support:

Phone support available through purchase of support plan.

Phone support not offered.

Online case submission: Online case submission:

Online case submission included in purchase of support plan.


Online support options: Online support options:

Knowledge base and online community included in license fee.

Free help website, knowledge base and online community included in license fee.

Training: Training:

On-demand online training videos included in license fee. Additional live classroom and instructor-led online training can be purchased.

Free online training videos and live weekly web training available to all users. Live online and classroom training available for a fee.

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