TIBCO Spotfire Features List

TIBCO Spotfire

Data visualization and analytics software for any industry

4.35/5 (24 reviews)

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Summary

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

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TIBCO Spotfire Feature Reviews

21 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

Spotfire is not the best BI Tool for analytics reporting.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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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.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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

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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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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

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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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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

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
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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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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

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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!

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Louis Decuypere

Happy with Spotfire as consulting and training company

2015-12-18

Pros

Scientific, data exploration, high performance, statistical integration and SDK.

Cons

Fewer connectivity options versus some other product Less training available although the product is easy to use

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering TIBCO Spotfire

Spend enough time for a pilot project, as this software is a little bit harder to use in the first phase, but much faster and easier afterwards

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Jason Burgess

I have worked with Spotfire since version 3.0 as a developer and BI PM

2015-12-22

Pros

The product continues to be developed and offer business a user enabling and powerful tool for visually analyzing data.

Cons

Implementation as companies is done with little or no training making support a vital feature to organizations.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering TIBCO Spotfire

The Bi market changes so fast you can not rely on information about vendors or software that is more than 6 months old. Do your due diligence when review the available applications and find the one for your organization.

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Vanessa Sawyer

Spotfire - ideal for life science research visualizations/data sharing

2015-01-29

Pros

I like the variety of visualizations, such as pie charts, line graphs, heat maps, cross bars.

Cons

The trainings are free and online and review basics. To understand some of the cooler features, you have to dig a bit with your IT team, online, or colleagues.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering TIBCO Spotfire

Take the time to do the basic tutorials, as it is the backbone to many other items. Also, join a meet up in your area, start a Spotfire group at work or attend one of the free user meetings to learn more. This tool spans over all areas.

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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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Amit Garg

Spotfire Revview

2015-12-18

Pros

I like this tool's in Memory visualization functionality.

Cons

Also building report logic is bit confusing

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering TIBCO Spotfire

To build deep aggregation is little tough in Spotfire

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Zuleida Salazar

It was an encouraging experience.

2018-07-06

Pros

This software is very versatile because it allows the user to perform data analysis and make timely decisions based on the tools provided.

Cons

As for what I do not like about this software, I mainly point out its cost because I think it is very complete for the help in making business decisions.

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Spotfire is great tool for visualization and Dashboarding

2018-03-07

Pros

Easy to use interface for building dashboards 2.Tight Integration and connector for popular databases

Cons

1.Tighter cloud integration 2.Need more Training material 3.New features and functionalities compare to Qlik or Tableau

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)

I used TIBCO Spotfire to create flexible, professional-looking visualizations.

2018-01-11

Pros

The software allows a multitude of visualization options and charting types.

Cons

The software has a learning curve with some of the more advanced features. Training manuals for older versions are not readily available online.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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John Kenneth Male, SSGB

Verified Reviewer

Sporfire on the go!

2017-10-09

You need to fully understand each function to appreciate this software. But once grasp, I assure you that you will never regret that you use this software,

Pros

This tool is too great specially for us who are analyzing large data. I really really recommend this application.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Wendy Greene

Spotfire is solid visualization software.

2015-01-21

Pros

Everyone I have demoed Spotfire for has been impressed by the visuals, details on demand, filters, highlighting functions etc.

Cons

Modifying custom SQL is very finicky in the information services library. For example, after optimizing the SQL in SQL Server, Teradata, etc, you still have to fix the individual elements and joins, which is frustrating because, in my opinion, getting the code correct should be more difficult than jamming it back into the Information Services.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering TIBCO Spotfire

Pay attention to the back end data load; the moving parts and components necessary to support your data. Spotfire can handle clipboard to ODBC connects and data sources such as SQL Server, Oracle, etc. There is not a way that I know of to export your information link SQL, calculated columns, or column dependencies (which columns are used in which visual). If that is important, set up your documentation standards up front so you don't have to trace back and remediate.

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PRAFULLA KHARWADEY

Tibco Spotfire - An Analytical Tool- Get Actionable Insights

2015-12-18

Pros

Best things are: 1) Ease of use for all category of users (End user, Developers, Statisticians) 2) Intuitive, Drag Drop 3) Continuous New enhancement in new version so it always remains uptodate with latest trend in technology.

Cons

They should come with some cheaper version so that small scale industry and small budget people can take advantage of this product which is so immense powerful.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering TIBCO Spotfire

1) Use trial 2) Compare with other (Qlikview, Tableau) 3) Don't just trust by Sales demo 4) Connect to service team in spotfire before buying product where in they can create / provide some service to build analysis required for you. This small investment will enable you to evaluate if software is good enough for your domain/industry/use case. (Believe me this small 2-3 days engagement is not a waste of money but a life saver as once you falls in trap of sales demo of other software and purchase product you come to know reality of fake promises) Definitely Spotfire is not like that and you can trust on it. I am telling because i know Spotfire and other tools as well. Just go by this simple rule of self evaluation with small assistance.

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