TIBCO Spotfire Review

It can be manipulated using IronPython, JavaScript, HTML/CSS & jQuery, and so on.


Valuable Features

The best features are its malleability; it can be manipulated using IronPython, JavaScript, HTML/CSS & jQuery, etc.

Improvements to My Organization

It is being used in a number of ways within the organisation, from internal financial analysis to products and services we sell to our clients.

Use of Solution

I have used it for ~18 months.

Stability Issues

I have not encountered any stability issues.

Scalability Issues

I have not encountered any scalability issues.

Customer Service and Technical Support

I have not had to use technical support that much, save for when I first started learning the software. The service I got then was very good/positive.

Previous Solutions

We have used a number of solutions (as the product is used in many areas of the company). In my previous role, we replaced Cognos with Spotfire and the benefits were plentiful, including but not limited to:

  • Improved types of reporting/visualisations
  • Significantly more malleable than Cognos
  • Advanced analysis features

Initial Setup

I believe the admin/installation was not as straightforward as other software. However, I wasn’t directly involved in that.

Other Solutions Considered

Many other software products were reviewed; the decision to proceed with Spotfire was made at executive level.

Other Advice

Find experts in Spotfire; perhaps get some consultancy to fast-track your knowledge. We are lucky enough to have internal expertise to fulfill that requirement.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
3 Comments
Orlee GillisConsultant

Hi Gareth,
What would you say is the benefit in finding experts in Spotfire?

18 October 16
Gareth CrawshawConsultantTOP 20

Hi Orlee, I'd say I found it easier to speak to people when it came to specific use cases, as there is almost too much available when you search Google for a solution. Sometimes you can find yourself trying to solve something by being too complex, where a simple solution exists.

18 October 16
Orlee GillisConsultant

Good to know. Is this something you've found with many solutions in general or specifically with/exclusively to BI Tools or to Spotfire?

18 October 16
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