TIBCO Spotfire vs Tableau

Tableau is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence Tools with 118 reviews vs TIBCO Spotfire which is ranked 8th in Business Intelligence Tools with 43 reviews. The top reviewer of Tableau writes "The visualizations bring out patterns buried under a mountain of data. I’d like to see a speedometer chart template". 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". Tableau is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAS Visual Analytics and Oracle OBIEE. TIBCO Spotfire is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP BusinessObjects and SAS Visual Analytics. See our TIBCO Spotfire vs Tableau report.
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Pros
It's the ease of use. It is also a self-service tool so it decreases the burden on having centralized IT-type teams or developers.It provides business users with a tool, so they are not dependent on IT.Analysis is now more visual than in the past.The most important feature is the tool is very easy to use. This makes it simple to introduce it to CxOs. After a rapid demo, they are usual impressed by the results shown, because it has such a rare simplicity.It has made the reporting stage simple and enabled us to focus mainly on the ETL partIt provides supporting data for critical policy and operational changesIt is easy to adapt visualizers to have interactive conversations among decision-makers.​Data is easily understood at all levels of the company.

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R and automation services.One of the main features is integrated statistical analysis.Data discovery is very simple.

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Cons
It needs a little bit more advanced modeling. I would like to see functionality like Cognos has in the Framework Manager.Bursting email is needed to deliver the reports to many people in their inboxes and this functionality is not provided by Tableau.It needs more ETL capabilities, to be able to address the end-to-end BI need.The ability to use it on MAC machines. As far as I know, this is not possible.​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.If they could add global filters in the stories, more chart types, and default colours, it would help.

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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
The cost is high.Deployment of dashboards to viewers and unit supervisors can be prohibitively expensive.Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple.ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool.I wish there was more of a subscription model with the pricing when it comes to Tableau, so you can get all the latest version upgrades/features if you pay monthly/annually.Tableau can be costly (but this can be indefinable, such as user experience vs. cheaper etc.)Buy 50 at a time. Project your use base every three months, and project your requirements forward.Paying for users you never setup or buying expensive desktop licenses for users who can solve their users with web editing on the server are the two biggest expenses.

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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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Prasun mitra li?1414338653
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

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Also Known AsTableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau OnlineSpotfire
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Overview

Tableau is an enterprise analytics platform that enables your organization to explore trusted data in a secure and scalable environment. It gives people access to intuitive visual analytics, interactive dashboards, and limitless ad-hoc analyses that reveal hidden opportunities and eureka moments alike. Get the security, governance, and management you require to confidently integrate Tableau into your business—on-premises or in the cloud—and deliver the power of true self-service analytics at scale.

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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersAccenture, 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
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
16%
Healthcare Company
9%
University
9%
Insurance Company
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
18%
Healthcare Company
8%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Comms Service Provider
6%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company
22%
Pharma/Biotech Company
15%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Insurance Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
17%
Energy/Utilities Company
12%
Pharma/Biotech Company
11%
Comms Service Provider
6%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
24%
Midsize Enterprise
21%
Large Enterprise
55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
17%
Midsize Enterprise
24%
Large Enterprise
59%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
27%
Midsize Enterprise
15%
Large Enterprise
58%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
16%
Midsize Enterprise
23%
Large Enterprise
60%
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