TIBCO Spotfire Reviews

TIBCO Spotfire

Data visualization and analytics software for any industry

4.37/5 (39 reviews)

Thomas Young

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-26
Review Source: Capterra

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

Pros
Spotfire has a nice user interface that is easy to figure out and set up automated tasks. 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 is more expensive than other data visualization software, although I can see why. Spotfire has a host of additional graphical capabilities and analytical capabilities that I think justify the extra cost. It took me a little while to figure out how to set up the analytical models, but once set up, things run smoothly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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PRAFULLA KHARWADEY

Tibco Spotfire - An Analytical Tool- Get Actionable Insights

Reviewed 2015-12-18
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
I personally work on Tibco Spotfire for more than 4 Years. 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. Recent example is a "Recommendation" feature which is excellent and enable one as analyst even though you don't know about 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Andrea Omodeo

A good analytics tool

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-18
Review Source: Software Advice

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
If you are used to BI tools, setup and learning curve are very straightforward. It is very easy to connect to the usual relational data sources, I would say easier than many other rival products. The off-the shelf visualizations are very attracting and some of them can pinpoint data patterns that would otherwise go unnoticed. Even better, the visualization wizard actually analyzes your data before suggesting a default visual. Machine learning is built on the tool, by following a simple tutorial you can start training ML models on your data.

Cons
When accessing a data source, you can only join tables, but you cannot - for instance - specify custom SQL instructions. The desktop tool cannot JOIN data sources coming from separate DBs. (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. I found some situations where compiling a dialog box (perhaps with illegal Machine Learning parameters, given my inexperience with the tool) and pressing "OK" did nothing and did not show any error or warning message. Without some informative feedback, these dialogs are unhelpful for the novices.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jonathan San Juan

Tibco Spotfire Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-28
Review Source: Capterra

Very nice to use Business Intelligence tool, have user friendly interface and the basic functionality is easy to self-study. At a low cost and not so customized Dashboarding requirements Tibco Spotfire is very efficient.

Pros
* User friendly interface and ease of access. * 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Olaoluwa Alebiosu

Good Visualization Product

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-19
Review Source: Capterra

Having a background in R or Python programming is beneficial to fully using Spotfire's capabilities.

Pros
TIBCO Spotfire can be used to create quick and clean visualization plots. It is not difficult to use and can be easily learned.

Cons
There have been significant changes in the recent versions. Joining data tables could be confusing if not properly paid attention to.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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anthony estrada

Spotfire is good dashboarding tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-13
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

More a visualization tool (interactive), decent BI tool

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-11-15
Review Source: Capterra

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. The filtering capibility of this tool are impressive! On a side panel, as you keep applying filters, on the other side, you can easily visualize the results. I remember taking all the training online which was easily available and we were also able to contact a representative for questions. They also help with professional installation.

Cons
I selected and implemented this tool at a cilent site. Where the visualization features were pretty robust, we needed to integrate this with a stronger BI tool to be able to do complicated analytics. It can a bit pricey but it's meant for bigger organizations, hence not that big of a concern.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Best reporting tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-04
Review Source: Capterra

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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Anna Arora

Visualization Dashboards and Reporting

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-21
Review Source: Capterra

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. Data can extracted from any format almost.

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ailene Malolos

Great Analytics Tool for Visualization Reports

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-18
Review Source: Capterra

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

Cons
Need more manuals training for the advance features.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Wendy Greene

Spotfire is solid visualization software.

Reviewed 2015-01-21
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
This product is easy to use. The start up is fast, and the visuals are great to work with. I like the front end design elements. Everyone I have demoed Spotfire for has been impressed by the visuals, details on demand, filters, highlighting functions etc. I enjoy developing in Spotfire and learning more and more about it.

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Reece Holbrook

Spotfire is Indispensable for Data Visualization

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-04
Review Source: Capterra

I use Spotfire to explore and visualize data from clinical trial, economic and financial databases. It is my go to method when exploring new datasets to get the quickest and best insights.

Pros
It is blazingly fast. I work with datasets that have hundreds of thousands of entries, each with dozens of fields. 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jason Burgess

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

Reviewed 2015-12-22
Review Source: Software Advice

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

Cons
Support from Vendor in the area of customer service is weak. Implementation as companies is done with little or no training making support a vital feature to organizations.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Monel Kulkar

Data Analytics and Data Manipulation

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-20
Review Source: Capterra

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. Documentation is very detailed. User community very supportive.

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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John Kenneth Male, SSGB

Sporfire on the go!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-10-09
Review Source: GetApp

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Greg Allen

Works great for creating analytical charts

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-30
Review Source: Capterra

Spotfire turned out to be a great investment to increate out analytical reporting capabilities, especially automatic to daily reports. 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. Using spotfire and automating the reports makes reporting so much easier

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Louis Decuypere

Happy with Spotfire as consulting and training company

Reviewed 2015-12-18
Review Source: Software Advice

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

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

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-04-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Intuitive data viz software that allows you to build interactive dashboards which tend to dazzle non-technical colleagues. You can build products and share it with your team or leadership and let them explore the data in a controlled, safe environment.

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

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TIBCO Spotfire

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Juan Navarro

Just another BI tool

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2019-03-26
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
It was not hard to get stared and create some visualizations and analysis which is the main purpose of a BI interface.

Cons
Maybe is because I'm comparing it with another BI tools like Qlik or Tableau and that is why I think is an inferior product and just don't quite like it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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TIBCO Spotfire

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Xavier Rouby

Great BI tool for analysts and data scientists

Reviewed 2015-12-30
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Spotfire is one of the best BI tool made for real analysts, not only analysis designers. The cross analysis functions are amongst the best with few scripting requirements.Spotfire is definetely a tool for analysing and discovering features: "Searching for something you do not know", instead of mere reporting.

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Joey Tse

Nice way to visualize data

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-26
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Margot Goodwin

Spotfire for Life Science

Reviewed 2015-12-18
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
ability to quickly identify outliers in the datasets

Cons
support documentation for external domain authentication is lacking for advanced infrastructure

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

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

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-19
Review Source: Capterra

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)

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Koay Teng Jin

IT Senior Section Manager

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-11-08
Review Source: Software Advice

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. Spotfire is not the best BI Tool for analytics reporting.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Andrew Rayhons

Great reporting tool at a great price

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Connects to all of your data points, and makes it fairly easy to generate reports. Lots of functionality included in the software to meet pretty much all your demands.

Cons
Not always able to fully customize the reports in the manor in which we would like. Sometimes we had issues with connecting separate databases on common fields.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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