TIBCO Spotfire Valuable Features

Charnkurt Yaoyuenyong, CCE
Project Controls Consultant with 10,001+ employees
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, people usually rely on Excel to do their data analytics. But once the size of data hits a certain level, it becomes very inefficient to manage your Excel files. Once you are at this stage, you could either get a developer to come up with a solution (most likely an enterprise tool or some sort of OLAP database solution), or you could get a stand-alone version of Spotfire. If you have someone in your team with a little bit of database development skill, learning to use Spotfire is not too difficult and you could save time and money on implementing a full-blown solution by IT consultants. View full review »
Brent Meyers
Senior Analytics Consultant at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* 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. * Analytics: basic stats functionality out of the box and ability to connect to all major analytics vendors/languages (SAS, MatLab, R, etc.). * Visualizations: equally suited for data discovery and reports. View full review »
it_user494247
Senior Analyst - Reservoir Engineering at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
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 my joins are appropriate visually. Additionally, the data transformations available when bringing in the data allow for quick changes such as pivoting and unpivoting, data type change, and renaming of columns. I am also able to load in large amounts of data within Spotfire and slice and dice this data as desired. I’ve had over 50 million rows of data in a single file and was able to create drillable visualizations with the entire data set. View full review »
BIDeveloper124
BI Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* Good data transformation tools. * Excellent connectivity to different data sources. * Good forecasting and statistical capabilities. * Can be hosted or cloud based. View full review »
BusDevExec338
Business Development Executive at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
it_user494085
Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Ability to handle large amounts of data from multiple sources and quickly visualize it for users. * Connectivity to widely used data management (MDM) solutions in place in most organizations * Easy to train users in how to use the dashboards, visualizations and maximize their performance as users View full review »
it_user365271
Vice President at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the main features is integrated statistical analysis. At time of first purchase, presentation of tree maps was important, but competitors have closed that gap. View full review »
Aditya Singh
Programmer Analyst at Tech Services Company
Data Connections, Information Links, WMS and TMS layer in Map Chart, In-Memory Analysis, Scheduled Updates, Support to IronPython, R-Script, S+, MATLAB for analytical capabilities. With every new release of Spotfire comes up with new features which help the user experience like theme based visualizations, recommendations engine for visualizations, waterfall and KPI chart, annotations, comments on the charts, combining data for categorical values is very useful, nested aggregations and ODATA connectors are very important features which would edge to the dashboards. View full review »
Luca De Falco
Development Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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 View full review »
VP302
Vice President - Fixed Income at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Visualization is the most valuable feature. Visualizations help us dissect data more and spot outliers more easily. View full review »
it_user496542
Consultant (Analytics + Information management) at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* The advanced settings in the dialog box for visualization options are comprehensive and easy to use. * The filters available in the data panel for data exploration are responsive, even on large data sets. View full review »
it_user193671
Vice President, Scientific Analytics at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Best in class in visual and advanced analytics * Enterprise scalability View full review »
reviewer575982
Sr. VP Insights & Analytics at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's an analytic tool, similar to Tableau. The features that are most valuable to us are: * Its ability to consume data from about any type of source such as a CSV, SQL, Excel, and text (*.txt) files. Thus, it can consume and collaborate data from a number of different data sources. * It has the ability to do very sophisticated analysis on the data. * It has an extremely good graphic ability, so as to present the data in a way that's very meaningful to the end user. View full review »
DeenadhayalanJayaraman
Business Intelligence Lead at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
* Text areas * R and automation services * Schedule updates View full review »
it_user498429
IT Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* Data on demand * JSS and HTML customization View full review »

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