QlikView vs TIBCO Spotfire

QlikView is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence Tools with 74 reviews vs TIBCO Spotfire which is ranked 9th in Business Intelligence Tools with 41 reviews. The top reviewer of QlikView writes "Comparing it to Microsoft Access, it feels about 10 times quicker". The top reviewer of TIBCO Spotfire writes "No row/column limitations. Many of our datasets of interest have tens of millions of rows and hundreds to thousands of columns". QlikView is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE. TIBCO Spotfire is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP BusinessObjects and SAS Visual Analytics. See our QlikView vs TIBCO Spotfire report.
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Pros
I had the option to prepare data myself instead of always having to depend on the data team.Scripting as per a customer's need, which is a pretty cool feature and not available in other tools.On the positive side, QlikView's scripting is a great asset as it functions as an ETL.The in-memory feature gives us better insight. It's also easy to drill down into the information and select information.Associative model - no more cubes.Its ability to build, very quickly, very complicated models.A well designed app brings freedom of inquiry to meetings, allowing me to answer questions in real time and this has transformed progress and outputs of our monthly group meeting.E-T-L, The Extract, Transform, and Loading capabilities of QlikView make it a highly sophisticated self-service business intelligence tool for developers and analysts.

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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.It allows users to quickly analyze data from a variety of sources and visualize it with powerful, interactive graphs, and charts.

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Cons
More/newer visualisation components need to be added.Installation and deployment could be made easier and quicker.If a user wanted to see something not included in the application the new object had to be created by a power user or developer because Qlik view's scripting has somewhat of a learning curve.For me, it is important to have a mix, what is the "view" and what is the "sense", Qlik Sense. They have two tools, but for me it is important to have only one tool, which combines the functions that we have from one side and the other side.Although Qliktech's road map clearly states that QlikView has a long way to go, most of the R&D effort seems to be benefiting Qlik Sense.Improvement in collaboration, between that and publishing of reports and publishing of models.Syntax editor needs some work, it's frustrating to have valid syntax being flagged as incorrect.The user interface and ease of use takes a bit of a learning curve to pick up.

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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.The Text Area feature needs to be more user-friendly. It is a little clunky to use, and it is difficult to consistently format text.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Qlik is fairly high in terms of pricing.QlikView pricing and licensing is on the high side for a small sized company, but it's competitive among its peers.Pricing is a bit too high and I think licenses should be unlimited.

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The Tibco sales teams have been very difficult to work with - ignoring requests, misrepresenting level of demand, etc.The ROI is nearly impossible to calculate.The pricing seems competitive and reasonable. The value delivered by the product far exceeds the cost.

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Prasun MitraConsultant

I work in the area of data analytics and data management from a solutions standpoint.
From my experience on Data Visualization Tools and the their utilities from the customers standpoint I would like to mention the following key criteria not in the order of importance which varies from customer to customer(these are not necessarily all the criteria but are certainly among the important ones):
1.  Ease of use, ie does not require an IT guy to help operate all the time 2. Easy to deploy 3. Integration with portals or standalone 4. The user profiles: Who are the users in terms of their hierarchy in the org and their roles/responsibilities within the org? How do they best visualize their data? Where do they best visualize their data?-Mobile/desktop/conf room/tablets/ and so on. 5. How does the tool integrate with the data sources and how many different types of data sources do they support? Of course not all customers have a large number of data sources but the tool is likely to satisfy a majority of customers if it has good integration capability. 6. How does it work with cloud based apps of the customer? 7. Security of distributed reports/dashboards and data. 8. The tool's ability to support data "type" identification. 9. Speed 10. Types of reports/visualization/ etc

Regards, Prasun Mitra

09 January 15
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Overview
Overview

QlikView is a Business Intelligence tool that allows you to keep tabs on all of your business-related information in a clean, clear, and easy to access database that is intuitive to build and simple to navigate. It is ideal for business owners who wish to improve overall output by creating the most productive system possible.

TIBCO Spotfire is your secret weapon. You can create beautiful, interactive visualizations that will help you find the critical insights hiding in your data Ð 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
Sample Customers Canon, Gatorade, Amcor, Panasonic, Fila, Cambridge University Hospitals, Global Retail Bank, North Yorkshire Police department, Lanoo Group Publishers, and AonGroep Nederland.Allergan, ASSS de Montreal, Avantium, Blue River, Bank of Montreal, Citibank, FrieslandCampina, Hellmann Logistics, Merck, Novartis
Top Industries
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Manufacturing Company
12%
Energy/Utilities Company
6%
Insurance Company
6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Media Company
6%
Transportation Company
6%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company
20%
Financial Services Firm
16%
Healthcare Company
12%
Pharma/Biotech Company
12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
17%
Energy/Utilities Company
12%
Pharma/Biotech Company
11%
Comms Service Provider
6%
Company Size
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
36%
Midsize Enterprise
22%
Large Enterprise
43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
20%
Midsize Enterprise
25%
Large Enterprise
55%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
27%
Midsize Enterprise
14%
Large Enterprise
59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
16%
Midsize Enterprise
23%
Large Enterprise
61%
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