Microsoft BI vs. TIBCO Spotfire

Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence Tools with 38 reviews vs TIBCO Spotfire which is ranked 11th in Business Intelligence Tools with 15 reviews. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "The ability to perform complex business modeling through DAX calculations stands out in a crowd". The top reviewer of TIBCO Spotfire writes "The ability to handle large volumes of data through its in-memory OLAP is valuable". Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform. TIBCO Spotfire is most compared with Microsoft BI, Denodo and Tableau. See our Microsoft BI vs. TIBCO Spotfire report.
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Pros
Because this solution is very easy, and very visual, you can have results in minutes.It is a good platform for data analysis, organization, and all of the other interim performances that are necessary.Tech support is very helpful.My primary use is for view of the dashboard.It ingegrates nicely with Office 365.It is a powerful tool that helps our data analysis processes.It's user-friendly and provides data abstracting capabilities. We are also able to share reports with our colleagues very easily.There is a lot of help and documentation on the Internet, so no special training is needed to use the source code.

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We used it pretty heavily in gathering data, which goes to our VPs. They are able to base their next revenue planning based on this metric. So, it has been invaluable.The ability to connect to many different data sources is one of the key features. The other would then be the different ways in which that data can be visualized.R and automation services.One of the main features is integrated statistical analysis.Data discovery is very simple.

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Cons
I would like to see a feature that connects with a Machine Learning platform like a RapidMiner or Azure Machine Learning Studio. It would be great to have a Machine Learning application link to connect.It could have more of a hold on big data. Manipulating big data on this solution complicates things. This needs to be improved.We did have some issues building the Microsoft blog.Powerpoints are not available in the report server.The report server feature is quite limited.It would be nice to use other connectors to link with the data.The DAX features need some improvement. It's not as easy as Excel. They need more DAX formulas.The reporting part of Microsoft BI is rather limited compared to other reporting tools.

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We would like an easier way to get the product to the cloud. Right now, we have the on-premise version, and we would like to find a way to make it easier to migrate it over to the cloud.I would like more easy-to-implement analytical algorithms. At the moment they include things like forecasts and regressions. They need to add a lot more of these types of things to the product because not everyone is a data scientist.Print capability and trigger-based events.Compared to competitors, the UI is quite dated.The number of charts available out of the box in Spotfire can be enhanced.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is reasonably priced.No comment on pricing.It is a cheap solution for our needs.No comment.It is free.It is part of our Office 365 license.The costs are small and the benefits are high.The Report Server is pretty expensive on-premise. But as long companies are happy to use the cloud version, that's very cost effective.

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The Tibco sales teams have been very difficult to work with - ignoring requests, misrepresenting level of demand, etc.

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74,423
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38,637
Reviews
35
Followers
1,889
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7.9
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19,751
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6,286
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14
Followers
356
Avg. Rating
8.1
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Also Known As
SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI ProSpotfire
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Overview

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.

Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.

TIBCO Spotfire is your secret weapon. You can create beautiful, interactive visualizations that will help you find the critical insights hiding in your data - fast. Spotfire gives you the tools to quickly and easily examine, organize, analyze and comprehend your data to see connections, patterns, and opportunities.

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Sample Customers
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.Allergan, ASSS de Montreal, Avantium, Blue River, Bank of Montreal, Citibank, FrieslandCampina, Hellmann Logistics, Merck, Novartis
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company19%
Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Logistics Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm19%
Healthcare Company7%
University7%
Manufacturing Company6%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company20%
Financial Services Firm16%
Healthcare Company12%
Pharma/Biotech Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm19%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Comms Service Provider6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise56%
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise60%
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