TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire

Data visualization and analytics software for any industry

4.4/5 (38 reviews)

TIBCO Spotfire Overview

TIBCO Spotfire is an analytics platform that promises to transform business data into powerful insights, quickly and intuitively. Starting with fast, convenient access from files, databases, web services, API’s or server, information can be mashed up from multiple sources to facilitate deep data discovery. An array of rich visualizations spanning over 16 types including Bar, Line, Map, Pie Charts, Heat Maps and Network Graphs then provides easy to interpret insights vital for spotting valuable trends and patterns. From a highly visual interface operational dashboards and analytic applications can be created in several clicks, with publishing those assets to all devices made equally simple.

Spotfire encompasses three products for Desktop, Spotfire and Platform with each complimenting the other form a scalable solution for all industries. Spotfire Desktop targets individual users with a Windows-based installation, adding the ability to run statistical models locally. Both subscription-based products, Spotfire Cloud is a software-as-service solution more suited to shared team usage without any installation or management. Authoring and analysis requires no download, while 250GB of storage keeps data cloud-based and public sharing options unlimited. Additional features include the ability to hold contextual conversations about visualizations, create Cloud Work Groups with access permissions and add/remove authorized team members.

Spotfire Platform, a server-based solution for enterprise organizations, is a self-service big data analytics solution adding an unrestricted product feature set. Full data connectivity, visualization types and analytics options are joined by advanced data, automation and statistical services alongside a collaboration panel. On the mobile side, all devices running compatible browsers can access Spotfire Cloud services whilst Spotfire Metrics and Spotfire Analytics apps extend additional support functionality for iOS and Android.

Pricing

Starting from
US$650,00/year
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Brazil, Canada, Europe, Germany, India and 4 others, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

TIBCO Spotfire Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
97% positive reviews
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Thomas Y.

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Prafulla K.

Tibco Spotfire - An Analytical Tool- Get Actionable Insights

Reviewed on 2015/12/18
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Andrea O.

A good analytics tool

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2016/11/18
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Jonathan S.

Tibco Spotfire Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Olaoluwa A.

Good Visualization Product

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

TIBCO Spotfire Pricing

Starting from
US$650,00/year
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

30-day FREE Trial available.

TIBCO Spotfire Desktop: $650 per year
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud: $200 per month, $2000 per year
TIBCO Spotfire Platform: Contact sales for price quote.

TIBCO Spotfire Features

  • API
  • Business Intelligence
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Visual Analytics

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Charting
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for TIBCO Spotfire

Key features of TIBCO Spotfire

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

Benefits

  • TIBCO Spotfire connects multiple data sources to quickly view intuitive visualizations and predictive insights, aiding exploration and sharing.

  • Spotfire spans Desktop, Cloud and Platform solutions to target individuals, teams and organizations – within industries of any size or type.

  • An intuitive visual interface makes dashboard building and analytic app development straightforward, with no specialist programming knowledge required.

  • Spotfire Cloud offers centralized storage and mining, including user management features for setting permissions on team access.

  • Run statistical modeling locally with Windows PC installation of Spotfire Desktop, exporting findings and reports to PDF, PowerPoint and data file.

  • Recommendations provide recommended, suggested visualizations automatically whenever data is selected to reflect best practices and eliminate errors.

  • Spotfire Analytics and Spotfire Metrics apps for iOS and Android extends optimized access for tablet and smartphone devices.
  • TIBCO Spotfire FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for TIBCO Spotfire.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does TIBCO Spotfire offer?

    TIBCO Spotfire offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$650,00/year

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    30-day FREE Trial available.

    TIBCO Spotfire Desktop: $650 per year
    TIBCO Spotfire Cloud: $200 per month, $2000 per year
    TIBCO Spotfire Platform: Contact sales for price quote.

    Q. What are the main features of TIBCO Spotfire?

    TIBCO Spotfire offers the following features:

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

    Q. Who are the typical users of TIBCO Spotfire?

    TIBCO Spotfire has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does TIBCO Spotfire support?

    TIBCO Spotfire supports the following languages:

    English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does TIBCO Spotfire offer?

    TIBCO Spotfire has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does TIBCO Spotfire support mobile devices?

    TIBCO Spotfire supports the following devices:

    iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does TIBCO Spotfire integrate with?

    TIBCO Spotfire integrates with the following applications:

    LoginRadius, Productioneer, Smartsheet, Workable

    Q. What level of support does TIBCO Spotfire offer?

    TIBCO Spotfire offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials