Compare TIBCO Spotfire vs. Tableau

Tableau is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 20 reviews while TIBCO Spotfire is ranked 15th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 2 reviews. Tableau is rated 8.4, while TIBCO Spotfire is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Tableau writes "The visualizations bring out patterns buried under a mountain of data. The tool offers unparalleled flexibility in terms of the types of visualisation that one can create". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TIBCO Spotfire writes "Connects to many data sources, enables us to quickly see insights in the data". Tableau is most compared with SAS Visual Analytics, ELK Kibana, Oracle OBIEE, IBM Cognos and Microsoft BI, whereas TIBCO Spotfire is most compared with Microsoft BI, Alteryx, Qlik Sense, Oracle OBIEE and Google Data Studio. See our TIBCO Spotfire vs. Tableau report.
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Pros
The action feature which Tableau has is very useful for us. If we click on one visualization, it will pass the value to another visualization. That interactivity within different visualizations is the most valuable feature of Tableau.The most valuable feature is the interface, which is user-friendly and intuitive.Good data flow and management.This solution has improved insights into quantitative data.​Data is easily understood at all levels of the company.Business insights are shared across various departments.Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.The ability to create complex calculations.

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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.

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The pricing is a bit higher than the competition. They'll need to lower it to stay competitive.The charts in Tableau are quite limited.Requires a lot of user training.Reports should be downloadable as PDF files.​Conditional formatting could be an interesting feature to provide to final users.The data preparation/blending options are very basic. They could be improved.Tableau is a company that does not respect partners.I would like Tableau to handle geospatial data better in terms of multiple layers and shapefiles.

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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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The company chose to purchase a creator license for me, which was $70. With that license, you can also be an administrator. We also have 20-25 extra licenses and they cost around $20-$35 each. Those are for normal users who will be viewing the dashboards. Those are monthly charges.The cost of the solution should be improved.Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple.ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool.Be careful with the Tableau Viewer's licenses, and stay with the right number of users.The initial cost that is set according to CPU cores is expensive.We always consider pricing when considering a new solution. We are a non-profit and price is a huge concern.Tableau is an expensive solution, though it comes with its advantages.

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Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau OnlineSpotfire
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Overview

Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.

The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities to serve the needs of even the largest global enterprises in a seamless, integrated experience. Tableau is designed to fit, not dictate your data strategy, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements.

People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive—and offers a fundamentally different user experience by empowering people of all skill levels to explore and analyze data using visuals and natural language. Tableau has become the standard language of analytics for modern business users and continues to lead the industry with the most passionate and engaged user community in analytics, a customer base with millions of users at more than 80,000 organizations, and a deep commitment to customer-focused innovation

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Redefining the role of IT in modern BI world

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
Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, Bank of America, Charles Schwab Corp, Citigroup, Coca-Cola Company, Cornell University, Dell, Deloitte, Duke University, eBay, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, Ferrari, French Red Cross, Goldman Sachs, Google, Government of Canada, HP, Intel, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Macy's, Merck, The New York Times, PayPal, Pfizer, US Army, US Air Force, Skype, and Walmart.Allergan, ASSS de Montreal, Avantium, Blue River, Bank of Montreal, Citibank, FrieslandCampina, Hellmann Logistics, Merck, Novartis
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm14%
University9%
Healthcare Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company10%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company20%
Financial Services Firm16%
Healthcare Company12%
Pharma/Biotech Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company9%
Government8%
Company Size
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise68%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise59%
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