TIBCO Spotfire Features

TIBCO Spotfire

Data visualization and analytics software for any industry

4.34/5 (49 reviews)

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Summary

  • 16 types of visualizations from 3D Scatter Plot to Treemap
  • Build, deploy and share analytics apps
  • Mobile browser access plus iOS/Android app support
  • Recommendations wizard creates visualizations automatically
  • Gain predictive insights using statistical/regression models
  • Access always-on analytics from real-time industry data
  • 250GB of centralized storage with Spotfire Cloud
  • Export to PDF, PowerPoint and data files
  • Accelerate insights into proactive business decisions
  • Create visualization dashboards with desktop/cloud analytics

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Mobile apps

iOS App


1 review

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


30 reviews

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about TIBCO Spotfire's features:

Koay Teng Jin

IT Senior Section Manager

2017-11-08

Spotfire is an excellent solution for empowering business users to make confident, evidence-based decisions, however it's not a perfect solution for everyone.

Pros

Very user friendly and user can manage without IT assistance Easy to use with dynamic dashboards and interactive visualization

Cons

Lacking embedded BI and production reporting. A bit expensive and less practical than Qlik for quick report.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Airlines/Aviation company, 10001+ employees)

Reporting tool with a lot of potential

2019-12-19

We have been using this in the company and the adminitrators need the skills to work the query in detail because you can not handle easily after.

Pros

If is a strong tool for reporting and business intelligence, allows many data sources with a hugh potential.

Cons

The visualization is not the strongest thing, charts and graph are not too customizable and easy to read.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Greg Allen

Works great for creating analytical charts

2019-08-30

Spotfire turned out to be a great investment to increate out analytical reporting capabilities, especially automatic to daily reports.

Pros

I like being able to combine multiple data sources to create data analysis and charts that reflect complexities that would be difficult to other explain.

Cons

There is a learning curve to setting up and using Spotfire and sometimes it seems as though there is a lot of manual setup that could probably be more easily accomplished with wizards.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Monel Kulkar

Data Analytics and Data Manipulation

2019-02-20

Helps to generate value for the business and report out the data.

Pros

Graphs and charts available helps to analyze the data.

Cons

Integration with R is also required for statistical analysis and prediction using the data.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

More a visualization tool (interactive), decent BI tool

2017-11-15

We were able to help the client visualize their complicated data in an easy to understand format using pie charts, heat map, etc. that they were able to update easily to run different potential scenarios.

Pros

It's a great visualization tool when itegrated with a more robust BI (Business Intelligence) tool.

Cons

Where the visualization features were pretty robust, we needed to integrate this with a stronger BI tool to be able to do complicated analytics.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Xavier Rouby

Great BI tool for analysts and data scientists

2015-12-30

Pros

Spotfire is one of the best BI tool made for real analysts, not only analysis designers.

Cons

A bit expensive and less practical than Qlik for quick reports. Spotfire is not the best BI tool for analytics reporting.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering TIBCO Spotfire

Take some time to get into the documentation, and do not try to get the best look-and-feel. Spotfire is Meant for data discovery.

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Jonathan San Juan

Tibco Spotfire Review

2018-09-28

At a low cost and not so customized Dashboarding requirements Tibco Spotfire is very efficient.

Pros

* Good design and functionality for graphs. * Low cost. * Ability to embed Python, HTML, and JavaScript. * Plenty of data source options.

Cons

* Hard to customize some visualization objects. * Few default functionality for computations especially on cross tables * Sometimes the text editor is auto changing the code layout once saved.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Government Administration company, 11-50 employees)

Spotfire is a strong provider of data visualization, allowing for easy creation of data stories

2018-04-19

strong stat based data stories

Pros

Multiple data formats supported, strong analytical background heavy duty statistical chops, ability to produce strong data visualizations

Cons

Less than stellar customer support, price higher than most competitors (offset somewhat by evaluation capabilities)

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Thomas Young

Spotfire is perhaps the best big data and data visualization software to work with R

2018-04-26

I find that this software is the easiest to work with R, and the visualization/analytical capabilities make it generally worth the cost.

Pros

Perhaps the biggest advantage of Spotfire over other data visualization tools is its connection with R and the ease in which one can connect R scripts with Spotfire visualizations. The beginning process of visualizing data and the suggested visualizations that Spotfire offers is nice, although it does require a few more clicks if you don't like the suggestions Spotfire suggests.

Cons

Spotfire has a host of additional graphical capabilities and analytical capabilities that I think justify the extra cost.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian Spurr

Very functional, but it is extremely expensive so our company as a whole is moving away from it

2018-07-12

Great dashboards to provide insight into business operations for executive management

Pros

There are great ways to create information links that can be shared between applications. Great visual representations exist to help the layperson understand how data is being connected.

Cons

The user interface and setup isn't the most straightforward thing in the world.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Best reporting tool

2018-06-04

Pros

The ease of use, the way you can set up reporting to show exactly what you want to see, along with the UX.

Cons

The reports aren't the easiest to set up, although they do show incredible amounts of data in great visualizations.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anna Arora

Visualization Dashboards and Reporting

2018-11-21

Making dashboards for top management so that they can drive growth by making decisions by looking at the data.

Pros

Dashboards are used to make business decisions which are data driven and are very powerful , intuitive in nature.

Cons

You got to spend years to fully utilize the tool. It is such a powerful tool.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alexander Younes

The Best Reporting Tool Around - HANDS DOWN!

2019-12-12

Additionally, the ability to import data from a broad spectrum of inputs makes this software a "must-have" for any organization that is serious about its reporting capabilities.

Pros

There are so many robust options and metrics that are at your disposal and once you master the tool, it can really help take your reporting to the next level.

Cons

Admittedly, there is a steep learning curve to mastering this tool, but that is to be expected.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ailene Malolos

Great Analytics Tool for Visualization Reports

2018-09-18

Pros

Easy to use and create visual reports, more exciting design and layout for analysis.

Cons

Need more manuals training for the advance features.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris Calamera

Excellent Viz Software (But Expensive!)

2018-11-27

Excellent tool but expensive for first-time firm usage/rollout.

Pros

Excellent software that does a ton of visualizations for you.

Cons

Cost to purchase is at server-level, which is too expensive for firms introducing analytics.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Management Consulting company, 1001-5000 employees)

Tool for Data Visualisation

2019-12-04

The analyst version of Tibco Spotfire is quite handly to identify patterns and draw insight from the data visualisation tool.

Pros

- A convenient platform to organising and arranging large volume of data to identify patterns and trends

Cons

-This platform is not convenient for small set of data. - Convenient only for quantitative data analysis.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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anthony estrada

Spotfire is good dashboarding tool

2018-07-13

It enable us to deliver useful and competitive dashboards.

Pros

can use javascript for integrating charts not existing on spotfire. best export tool to pdf and powerpoint. far away better than other tool.

Cons

bad text editor for javascript. iF the javascript errors, you need to restart the whole IDE. small community support.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Easy to use viz tool, make your colleagues think you're some kind of wizard

2018-04-07

Pros

Intuitive data viz software that allows you to build interactive dashboards which tend to dazzle non-technical colleagues.

Cons

Not the best software for true statistical analysis but that's probably a given.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Rajat Wadhwani

Verified Reviewer

Data Visualization and Analytics Platform

2018-11-22

Pros

Dashboards help to make data driven decisions for the business.

Cons

Takes a lot of time to get used to wide variety of graphs.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 1001-5000 employees)

Comprehensive Analytics Tool

2020-03-27

Once I had some training on Spotfire, I never looked back and use it frequently when processing large amounts of data.

Pros

In addition, the visualizations in the tool are practically limitless and allow users to make incredibly complex but extremely useful and informative reports.

Cons

Spotfire is not easy to use and requires training from an experienced person to use.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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George Fadel

Is really good for what you need it to do

2020-01-24

Very good experience overall. It does exactly what I need it to.

Pros

Along with this is easy to use and has a convenient platform to identify trends and patterns.

Cons

Although it is easy to pick up, you will need to look online or consult training manuals for advanced features.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Reece Holbrook

Spotfire is Indispensable for Data Visualization

2016-11-04

I use Spotfire to explore and visualize data from clinical trial, economic and financial databases.

Pros

Spotfire makes analyzing this data real time a snap.

Cons

The learning curve is a bit steep, it takes a while to learn how to use it well. But the investment is well worth it.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Connor Stubbe

Powerful and Nimble

2018-10-01

Spotfire is a solid viz tool for basic, to advanced analysis needs.

Pros

Spotfire is a powerful data visualization tool and surpassed my original expectations.

Cons

If not using the templates, it can be tough to achieve the visualization you desire.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrea Omodeo

A good analytics tool

2016-11-18

I've used the demo version for a few days, feeding it with some use cases that I normally process with another top-brand tool

Pros

The off-the shelf visualizations are very attracting and some of them can pinpoint data patterns that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Cons

(a feature that I often use, in a competing product) As I said, there are some very good visualizations, but they are hard or impossible to customize.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering TIBCO Spotfire

The trial version offers - for a limited time - almost all the features of the of the paid version. Give it a try!

Source: Software Advice
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Joey Tse

Nice way to visualize data

2019-05-26

Using Spotfire to visualize complex data

Pros

Allows you to group and visualize data in many different ways.

Cons

Requires some trainings to use the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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