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Real User
Sr. Engineering Manager, Technical Fellow at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 30 2016

What is most valuable?

Ability to connect to multiple databases. This is important because our company uses many different database solutions across the functional and geographic areas of the organization. Spotfire can map to all of them. In-memory interactive capability to work with the data. The tool is relatively easy to use without any training, but has many features to slice and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Many users have developed dashboards for management review that are now automatically generated, as opposed to something that requires many hours per week or month. Some people are using Spotfire to provide analysis updates in meetings as opposed to using static PowerPoint slide decks. This allows for more interaction with the data, as ad-hoc questions can be... more»
Real User
Business Analyst/Project Manager at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 30 2016

What is most valuable?

From an administrator’s standpoint, the most useful component is the Information Designer, which allows one to design links to SQL/Oracle/etc. datasets that query the source system when opened or refreshed. This provides the user base a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In my previous organization, Spotfire added a great deal of value by allowing Reservoir and Production Engineering teams self-service access to production and well data. Spotfire allowed our teams to query datasets for their analysis through... more»

What needs improvement?

The administrative component of Spotfire could use some attention. The Information Designer tool is wonderful, but a level beyond that with hotfixes, updates, and security administration, things get complicated quickly. I have heard that... more»
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Project Controls Consultant with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 23 2017

What is most valuable?

It's not specific, but in general, the product's ability to handle large volumes of data through its in-memory OLAP is valuable, as well as its data visualization capabilities. For most organizations which are generally not so tech-savvy,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our old executive reports were heavily text-based. People responsible for generating reports would spend a lot of time writing a report that nobody read. Once we implemented Spotfire, the reports have become data-driven and visually... more»

What needs improvement?

I'm not a technical expert, but based on my experience from the user/designer point of view, the level of visual customization (e.g., how graphical objects are displayed) needs more flexibility. Learning to use the scripting language (Python)... more»
Reseller
Senior Analytics Consultant at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 14 2017

What is most valuable?

* Data engine: numerous methods to load load, transform, and merge data from every major data source. * Web player: out of the box ability to share analysis through web browser. Advanced web functionality to customize with portals. *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Tibco Spotfire analysts from building Excel and PowerPoint reports and allows them to start analyzing information. * Standardizes metrics and flow of information within organizations. * Simple enough for non-tech users to use, but powerful... more»

What needs improvement?

* Integration with a custom web portal is still challenging. * Version control should be included to aide development processes. * Further the out-of-the-box ability to customize visualizations.
Real User
Business Analyst at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 31 2016

What is most valuable?

Three main features: * Ability to work with many different data sources * Easy for beginners * Ability to be extended with R functions This combination of features means it's relatively easy to take business users with little analytics... more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of my teams uses this for capacity planning. Fairly advanced statistical approaches underlie the analysis, but because Spotfire emphasizes visual approaches, it's easy to communicate out to managers without the stats background.

What needs improvement?

Setting up data sources: There's a lot of flexibility, but it's easy for users to pick a poor approach and needlessly complicate their sources. I think most people coming to a tool like Spotfire will be coming from an Excel background. In a... more»
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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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