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Charnkurt Yaoyuenyong, CCE
Consultant
Project Controls Consultant with 10,001+ 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... 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... 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... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

My advice based on personal experience would be to start small and scale up when you're certain that Spotfire is the... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used a combination of out-of-the-box software solutions and Excel/Access before we added Spotfire to make our lives... more»

What other advice do I have?

In addition to what I have written regarding pricing and licensing, I suggest that having an in-house power user in... more»
Brent Meyers
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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Tibco Spotfire analysts from building Excel and PowerPoint reports and allows them to start analyzing information. *... more»

What needs improvement?

* Integration with a custom web portal is still challenging. * Version control should be included to aide development... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I recommend training a core group of analysts to build your Spotfire templates. The rest of your organization can use... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Previously I have used Tableau, Business Object, SAS JMP, MiniTab and Excel. Spotfire is most commonly compared against... more»

What other advice do I have?

I also recommend the Spotfire Automation Services component. It allows Spotfire to automate certain tasks like loading... more»
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Corey Scherrer
Real User
Senior Analyst - Reservoir Engineering at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The quick data mash-up and manipulation and the visualization of large amounts of data. Spotfire allows me to combine data from disparate data sources quickly and to investigate if... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Due to the creation of information links directly against our ArcGIS database feature classes, we are able to have live updated interactive shapefiles shared across the company. We... more»

What needs improvement?

I believe the number one feature that needs improvement is the ability to edit the data table construction/modification steps after the fact, similar to the Microsoft Power Query... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I switched from using Excel to Spotfire about four years ago. At that time, I was not part of any other program evaluations. I was just provided with Spotfire.
BIDeveloper124
Real User
BI Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Good data transformation tools. * Excellent connectivity to different data sources. * Good forecasting and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* It has enabled staff to easily create reports/dashboards without having to involve a developer in most cases. * It... more»

What needs improvement?

* Spotfire is poor at pixel perfect embedding in a website. * It can be difficult to remove the Spotfire branding for... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Tibco is an expensive product and although we purchased it initially for a small user group, as usage grew licencing... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used Oracle Portal. We switched as the technology was becoming dated and our analysts wanted something they could... more»

What other advice do I have?

* Tibco brought Jaspersoft recently which offers far better options for embedding/pixel perfect, however they are still... more»
BusDevExec338
Reseller
Business Development Executive at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 15 2018

What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped my organization?

Using Spotfire, it's very quick to see insights in your data.

What needs improvement?

The key thing for me is to see that the product continues to add more types of visualizations. On top of that, I would like more easy-to-implement analytical algorithms. At the... more»

What other advice do I have?

When looking into a product like this, you really need to think not just about what your requirements are today, but to think about it from a requirements point of view for 18... more»
Jason Burgess
Consultant
Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ability to handle large amounts of data from multiple sources and quickly visualize it for users. * Connectivity to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

From a safety standpoint, I have developed visualizations that have highlighted trends in past history. When... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see improved mobile capabilities. I would like more functionality in the formatting of the pages so... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Users can license and download directly from the TIBCO website and be active within minutes.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I previously used Oracle OBIEE. We switched because: * Development time was too long. * Overhead of resources required... more»

What other advice do I have?

I highly recommend Spotfire.
it_user365271
Real User
Vice President at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 26 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the main features is integrated statistical analysis. At time of first purchase, presentation of tree maps was... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The same way any visualization product has improved things.

What needs improvement?

Compared to competitors, the UI is quite dated.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Negotiating large/enterprise licenses has been a trial. The Tibco sales teams have been very difficult to work with -... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are a large organization, and so have Tibco and most of its competitors deployed in one place or another. So there... more»

What other advice do I have?

Keep an eye on competitors - the usual suspects like Tableau and Qlik as well as tools like Alteryx. There are still... more»
Luca De Falco
Real User
Development Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 04 2017

What is most valuable?

Data discovery is very simple. Improved data wrangling (7.8) Building a dashboard is very fast, even if you have limited IT skills. You can retrieve data from a database without using SQL and integrate data from different sources (Excel, CSV, database, and so on). Predictive Models incorporated in the dashboard(TERR-R-S-Matlab) Integration with Tibbr

What needs improvement?

* Add more visualization types. The number of charts available out of the box in Spotfire can be enhanced. I know there is a Custom Extension, JSViz, to integrate D3 visualizations. Last year I had a look but I remember there were limitations in using this extension and anyway it requires a Java script knowledge. * Provide the capability to trigger a Python... more»
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