TIBCO Spotfire Features

TIBCO Spotfire

Data visualization and analytics software for any industry

4.36/5 (52 reviews)

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TIBCO Spotfire Feature Reviews

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

Koay T.

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Greg A.

Works great for creating analytical charts

2019-08-30

Being able to use multiple types of data sources to get the data into a central repository has helped a lot.

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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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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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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Thomas Y.

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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Xavier R.

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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Jonathan S.

Tibco Spotfire Review

2018-09-28

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

Pros

. * 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
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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Monel K.

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. Integration with Python also helps to analyze and manipulate the data as per the requirement.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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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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Anna A.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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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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Brian S.

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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Alexander Y.

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.

Rating breakdown

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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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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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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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrea O.

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

It is very easy to connect to the usual relational data sources, I would say easier than many other rival products.

Cons

When accessing a data source, you can only join tables, but you cannot - for instance - specify custom SQL instructions.

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!

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Chris C.

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

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Tina L.

Higher Learning Curve But Great Software

2021-02-04

I'm able to create a variety charts, including pivot tables, and there are options to filter and un-filter things from my data table.

Pros

I like that I can apply transformations to the data in there without having to modify my queries.

Cons

You have to log in and export the report yourself.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Rajat W.

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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Ease of use
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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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Andrew R.

Great reporting tool at a great price

2018-12-12

Pros

Connects to all of your data points, and makes it fairly easy to generate reports.

Cons

Sometimes we had issues with connecting separate databases on common fields.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Reece H.

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Louis D.

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

Source: Software Advice
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George F.

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

Spotfire is such a powerful tool that allows you to visualize data in an easy manner.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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

Also if you have messy datasets you may want to invest in a software to help you transform the data and prep it before integrating into Spotfire.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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anthony e.

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Joey T.

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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