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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 script on marking change. It's only possible to trigger an R script on marking change. In my experience, considering customers requests and forum discussions it's a feature requested . Using some tricks can be achieved but it should be out… more»
Vendor
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 valuable, as well as its data visualization… 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… 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)… 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 right tool for you. In our organization, we started… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used a combination of out-of-the-box software solutions and Excel/Access before we added Spotfire to make our lives a bit easier. We did not switch completely from… 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 your organization - who understands both the tool and… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tried Spotfire and liked it, so we did not have the need to evaluate other options. However, other well-known (perhaps more popular) options include Tableau and… more»
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Vendor
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… 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… 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.

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 the less expensive Web Player licenses to analyze the data through their web… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously I have used Tableau, Business Object, SAS JMP, MiniTab and Excel. Spotfire is most commonly compared against Tableau, Qlik and MicroStrategy. Spotfire is typically selected for its data… more»

What other advice do I have?

I also recommend the Spotfire Automation Services component. It allows Spotfire to automate certain tasks like loading data at defined times, sending automated emails, sending alerts, etc.
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
May 22 2015

What is most valuable?

.NET SDK, IronPython and R integration

How has it helped my organization?

We are BI Consultants and this tool is by far the most complete software for data analysis. It has helped many organizations to analyze, predict next trends and report… more»

What needs improvement?

The look and feel is not very customizable out of the box, which is the cherry on the cake when it comes to analazing data. If you are looking for a nice looking sexy… more»

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

It really depends on the complexity of the client. Each project and client are different hence, each each implementation will have a different setup cost.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I was born with Spotfire so I never "switch" but I tried other tools, however it is hard to compare apples to apples.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for an analysis tool, this is the one. It has great features. It is also great for interactive dashboards that can save huge web development work. A 3… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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What is TIBCO Spotfire?

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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TIBCO Spotfire customers

Allergan, ASSS de Montreal, Avantium, Blue River, Bank of Montreal, Citibank, FrieslandCampina, Hellmann Logistics, Merck, Novartis

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