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TIBCO Spotfire review by Chris C.
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"Spotfire for O&G"

What do you like best?

Everything. Fluid and very easy to analyze large data sets. Increases productivity 10 fold. Much better tool to use versus excel. By being able to bring in large amounts of data easily, it has made my life much better and more productive. Easiliy calcualting columns and visualing data. Mapping is so much easier when compared to other softwares.

What do you dislike?

If there was an easier way to join certain data tables and possibly create fluid relationships. Better accessibility to TERR tools that have been created by the community. If the column functions had some more examples or if Tibco outputted a dashboard with examples of everything that would help as well. Connecting to SQL servers is kind of nonintuitive and a lot of duplicated connections can be made. Also, speeding up the import process of very large excel files would make things a bit better. I've had to migrate data to SQL just because it takes 5 minutes to open the dashboard. Being able to intersect shapefiles with marker data as a relation would be really useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to analyze data fast and efficiently this is the best way to go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Production engineering, reservoir engineering, and completions engineering. Analyzing designs and finding trends in big data. Benifits are that is much easier analyzing big data in spotfire versus excel. It makes excel seem outdated and less useful than it was in the past. Easier to view SQL as well.

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TIBCO Spotfire review by Martin B.
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"Geht gut für das Studium"

What do you like best?

Am besten sind die Übersichtlichen Werkzeuge für die Visualiseíerungsmöglichkeiten.

What do you dislike?

An manchen stellen, insbesondere, wenn man sehen will, was man aus einer Grafik alles machen kann, so wären bessere Hinweise sehr nett

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Man müsste halt ein bisschen mehr Malz eingeben können. Es gibt auch gründe weiteres zu implemetieren.Man kann zum schluss sagen, dass es gute Gründe gibt hier weiter zu machen und ich freue mich auf spot sowie auf ping systeme um den ganzen viele weitere erlebnisse aufzubringen. Wer weiß inweifern sich die sachen in den nächsnten wochen noch ändern werden oder nicht

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Dashboards für Unternehmen. Desweiteren einfache Statisiken für meine Uni. Die meinsten Sachen konnte ich aber gut machen, deswegen die negativen Sachen dem ganzen keinen Abbruch geben. Man schafft das meiste sehr gut und kann im wesentlichen damit Arbeiten und sehr gute Ergebnisse liefern. In diesem Sinne danke für die guten Funktionen.

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TIBCO Spotfire review by Matthew T.
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"TIBCO Spotfire for the Win!"

What do you like best?

The simple platform and navigation allows for even those not as skilled in data analytics to navigate. It is easy to understand and the team at TIBCO provides great support for those that may need advice or assistance. The interface TIBCO has allowed me to easily input and monitor student progress comparing them individually as well as a larger group. Spotfire far outweighs Excel in its simplicity and ability to create more intentional and meaningful graphs and charts that are easy to understand. Excel has minimal capabilities of "drilling down" large sets of data and using this program greatly improves presentations, specific targeting for grant writing and feedback to parents, teachers, and administrative staff.

What do you dislike?

While the interface is fairly simple to navigate, those that do not have advanced skills or knowledge of data organizations/analytics may struggle to find the right way to get the outcome they desire. However with support from the TIBCO staff it can be easily understood and their videos on navigating the software are also helpful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use the expert staff that are completely familiar with the program to help you navigate the extent of it's capabilities!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I utilize TIBCO Spotfire in an educational/clinical setting. The software allows for me to find behavioral trends in my students and the easy to understand graphics support in grant writing. We are currently in the stages of re-integrating it within my new job to help with determining trends in student behavior and using this information to present to school districts on why they should use our mental health clinical school as a primary referral over others. Using this in a non-profit places an organization in a position to compete with for-profit companies within the same field.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Pablo L.
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"Powerful Data Analytics Tool"

What do you like best?

Allows me to integrate multiple sources of data into a single database, look at five variables at the same time, and to instantly switch between different variables and visualize them.

What do you dislike?

Ternary diagrams are missing, and it currently requires some awkward manipulation of two dimensions using trigonometry to display such a diagram. Also, displaying photos associated with data points, besides the tooltip, is currently beyond the skills of regular users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Spotfire was used by my organization mainly to analyze geological and oil production data and gain insight in order to address current challenges and make future decisions. It is used across the whole organization on an as-needed basis.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Ashley Ann W.
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"Great for communicating your findings to upper management"

What do you like best?

This software is extremely intuitive, I learned how to effectively use the software in less than a day and was able to use it to make my anchor project findings for my internship easy to understand for the upper management I was presenting to. It's super easy to use and customize to what you want it to look like and convey. Furthermore, exporting is also extremely easy and you won't be prompted to do anything difficult to use your findings in other application services - like powerpoint.

What do you dislike?

The filter settings for your data are very stringent and will apply to everything, so you do have to be weary about filtering, or create a new page for your next visual dashboard.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you sit with another member of your team and see what they use the software for, or work on a project together, it'll be much easier for you to understand. This works great with syndicated data reports.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This solved my a problem of us being able to quickly and easily display in depth findings and draw actionable conclusions based on the data.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Tom Y.
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"Worth the investment if you're committed to real data analytics"

What do you like best?

Spotfire's machine learning, econometrics, and advanced analytics functions combined with its data visualization capabilities make it a perfect fit for experienced analysts wanting to improve efficiency of data analysis. It's the analytics side that makes Tibco one of the best.

What do you dislike?

Spotfire's default suggested graphics sometimes miss the mark, and sometimes I wish the software didn't make graphical suggestions at all. If the suggested graphics are good, then Spotfire has put a nice first step into its product. Most of the time, the suggested graphics are weakly chosen.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that you actually plan on using Spotfire on a consistent basis. Some companies purchase Spotfire but only use it sparingly. Such cases make the product not worth the money.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Spotfire is used by analysts wanting to improve their data analytics processes and others who do real-time data visualization.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Fahad W.
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"Student"

What do you like best?

It's a great visualization tool.

Provide a free version for students.

Monte Carlo simulation is very handy and useful if you need to do a simulation.

What do you dislike?

There are no free training courses online for this product on a platform such as coursera or EdX.

No self-intelligence suggestions compared to Tableau

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd recommend Spotfire for any professional looking for visualization and data analytics tool. its a powerful and flexible software that can do many functions and tasks

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using Spotfire to visualize wells production data. the size of the data is huge and Spotfire is handling it so steadily

TIBCO Spotfire review by Aditya S.
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"One of the best data visualization tool."

What do you like best?

Ability to load any data, from anywhere and to do data wrangling. This helps to merge different data sets and to work on actionable insights. Spotfire helps you to filter data and gives answers instantly. This can connect to any kind of source be it, flat files, excel files, SQL Server, Oracle, Teradata, Big Data sources, SAP, Cloud, Web Services, Google Analytics etc.

This also comes with Statistical capabilities to have predictive analytics functionality using R programming, S+, SAS and MATLAB.

What do you dislike?

Need to have more native visualizations which would be used extensively.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool for your business requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to see insights from data easily and faster than before, which helps in saving time.

TIBCO Spotfire review by User
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"The benefit of Spotfire"

What do you like best?

One thing I like best about spotfire is its ability to handle large dataset without slowing down. You can visualize your data easily with various types of chart available. You also have the option to do other analytics in the software, enabling you create your own variable.

What do you dislike?

So far, I do not recall any concern that will make me dislike the program. If something comes up in the future I will be happy to let technical support know about it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great program for data analytics. It gives you flexibility in visualization of results of analysis and easily exportable for presentation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm currently using the program to analyze completions data and perform other analytics for my research.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Christopher N.
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"Would love to use but can’t "

What do you like best?

I’ve used Spotfire before, and it was excellent. The options of data display seem limited only by one’s creativity.

What do you dislike?

I’ve gone to grad school, and I attempted to get an academic license. I received an email saying it was accepted, but when I tried to obtain a license to download, I kept getting an ATMOSPHERE error of some kind, and couldn’t log into the site. When I tried to contact help, I have to log into the site to receive the help, which I cannot do. I think the program is great, but TIBCO’s customer service has serious flaws. If I can’t get the service, then I’m not going to recommend its use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None; see above

TIBCO Spotfire review by Patrick J. R.
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"A useful tool for the less technically inclined"

What do you like best?

TIBCO Spotfire does a great job helping its users build advanced visualizations with little to no programming involved. It offers a large variety of visualizations and does a good job of letting its users tweak the visualizations to their specific needs. It also offers powerful data transformation tools that improve the usefulness of a user's data without having to modify the source data.

What do you dislike?

It's very strength can sometimes be a weakness. Although it is easy to develop visualizations with this platform, it is often difficult to customize when needed. This is symptomatic of all such dashboarding applications, though.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Seek out independent tutorials on the product. The Spotfire forum can be useful but it can be difficult to find what you are looking for.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used TIBCO Spotfire to develop dashboards for audit-related projects. We also used the product to perform exploratory data analyses on a variety of internal investigations in connection with malicious insider activities.

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"TIBCO Spotfire Cloud Review"

What do you like best?

TIBCO Spotfire provides an intuitive User Interface that makes it easy to add and modify visualizations and dashboards.

What do you dislike?

The Cloud interface is very limited in the data sources and visualizations that can be used.

Recommendations to others considering the product

While there are multiple competitors in the industry, TIBCO Spotfire provides an enterprise ready software platform that can provide business benefits to both operational teams and IT teams.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving business problems of getting data into the right hands when it needs to be there. We are working to empower end users to access real-time data quicker than ever. Spotfire allows for increased productivity as users spend less time getting data and more time making decisions.

TIBCO Spotfire review by User in Chemicals
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"Great visualization software"

What do you like best?

Allows me to quickly and easily make something useful out of data which I can present to clients or the business and make a lasting impact.

What do you dislike?

Software can be tricky to use at time. Help is not the best and there are so many options in the software it can be a real pain to get it to do what you want the first time around.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to play around in the software as much as you can to learn the capabilities and what it can do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have shown that potential areas and markets that are not yet realized using data which I've visualized in spotfire.

TIBCO Spotfire review by User
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"Spotfire is a great tool that rivals Tableau"

What do you like best?

The ability to create different visualizations and add custom codes to perform advanced analysis. Being able to link data tables using joins as well as aggregate data quickly. The Spotfire tool also has different machine learning interfaces that can run analytics on data. An example is a Random Forest module that I use frequently to find patterns within the data set, quantify relationships between features, and finally make sound predictions based on the features.

What do you dislike?

The current difficulty to write code in python within the software and implement quickly. Also, the inability to store lots of data in a warehouse temporarily without linking to an external platform. Currently, the platform is not widely known and used across multiple industries so it makes it difficult to collaborate with other colleagues from different industries. It seems like Tableau is the current data visualization tool of choice by many.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make Python language the base language instead of TERR. Many data enthusiasts love Python when compared to R.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Spotfire for data wrangling and analysis within the Oil & Gas industry. Some of the problems are well rate versus time plots, well spacing visualization, and acreage mapping and summary statistics. I have used TIBCO Spotfire to take in a data set, read it, aggregate the data based on the mean, and written a script to display the data relative to a fixed point. I have also used the software to spatially map different acreage positions as well as performed clustering analysis on producing wells.

TIBCO Spotfire review by User in Pharmaceuticals
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"Great Analytics tool!"

What do you like best?

This tool is great for analyzing data coming from one or multiple systems to measure the success of your organization's processes and find opportunities for improvement.

What do you dislike?

The interface could use a little bit of a 'fresher' look.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My business uses TIBCO Spotfire to gather data from our systems, measure the health of our organization against predefined metrics, and making decisions to take action where there are areas for us to improve. Before using Spotfire, we had individuals across several functional areas run metrics manually using Excel on a monthly basis. These individuals often did this in addition to their expected job responsibilities. We now have the ability with Spotfire to view our data consistently -- spending less time analyzing the data and spending more time taking a look and what the data is telling us.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"TIBCO Spotfire - One stop visualization solution"

What do you like best?

I really like the customization offered by TIBCO Spotfire through HTML/Javascript/IronPython and R language. It helps create customized great visualization which provides capabilities to the client who use our companies tool.

What do you dislike?

It gets slower as the size of data increases. Load data on demand is the solution but it would be great to have faster querying time for bulk data sets also.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a pretty common tool used in oil and gas sector for analyzing wells and assets data for different basins, play and subplay. It can be equally useful in other sectors. It has great training videos. So, no prior experience required. Go ahead if you want to experiment the tool!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use TIBCO spotfire for working on my company's well analysis tool. The tool is also used by oil and gas clients and I help in maintaining the front end to meet client's requirements.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Cynthia C.
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"Tibo is amazing"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use combined with powerful analytics and beautiful visuals. So intuitive. My analytics graduate students learn it so fast and are experts in building graphs in one session!

What do you dislike?

Most of the students have Macs - so the fact that we can't use a desktop version is always a disappointment to me and my students.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommend trying it - it is truly amazing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using it in a data visualization and visual analysis graduate course. Have used it for many years. Just using the cloud version as most of the students have Macs.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Brittney T.
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"A great help!"

What do you like best?

Spotfire is the best tool I have come in contact with for graphics and maps for presentations in my career.

What do you dislike?

The only problem is that imported shapefiles can not be edited in Spotfire.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data realization and trends are much easier to visualize in Spotfire and being able to interact with the map for data selection is a huge help.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Jonathan E.
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"Desktop Orientated"

What do you like best?

Quick to process data and update it, brilliant at automatically creating filters for all the columns in your dataset.

Mapping in the product is fantastic, best in the market

What do you dislike?

Not an application builder, insanely hard to create a layout that is appealing or to create user controls - possible with some python but far too hard to create say a button to change the data plotted on an axis etc - not designed to create end user applications - the web player for example takes precisely whats on your desktop and places it in a web page - no ability to use additional Realestate etc

Recommendations to others considering the product

Determine if you require an application builder (building a product others will consume, say through a web browser) or a desktop tool to explore data. If the former stay away unless you are a python guru, even then be cautious. If the latter go for it if you can't afford Tablou

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating dashboards for people to get uptodate information on the oil market, saving people time as they do not need to create and maintain their own visuals

TIBCO Spotfire review by Administrator
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"Good BI/Data VIsualization Software"

What do you like best?

Spotfire allows for data-visualization of large databases -- whether they be in-house or via a third party (AWS, etc). With the wide variety of options, we are able to customize dashboards and meet clients needs. The cloud services allows remote work from anyplace -- not requiring an application installed on the machine.

What do you dislike?

Dashboard/controls can be daunting to a first time user. It definitely requires a lot of training for development or advanced analytics -- just from navigation to getting a functional template. Customer support can be difficult to deal with -- they are often outsourced and the language barrier/clarity is frustrating when trouble-shooting why something is not working correctly or how to improve your interface.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have dedicated and trained developers or admins available in-house to assist employees. Expect a learning curve when trying to implement the transition.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to visualize millions upon millions of rows of data within a single dashboard -- plus constantly adding weekly data every month. Business managers are now able to pull a lot of data themselves versus coming to marketing (Saving time).

TIBCO Spotfire review by Tom Y.
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"Spotfire is pretty, albeit an overkill if you don't need advanced statistics"

What do you like best?

Spotfire does an amazing job at making advanced analytical models accessible to the lay person, which can be a good thing or a bad thing. The combination of data visualization with advanced analytics is tough to beat.

What do you dislike?

The default Spotfire graphics are not pretty, definitely not presentation or publication quality. It would be nice since the company deals with artificial intelligence to develop better default graphics.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you actually need an advanced analytical software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Spotfire is used for business intelligence and building advanced analytical models for use by clients in various fields.

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"Good visualization for the most common cases"

What do you like best?

TIBCO visualizations are intuitive, pretty, and convenient for numerical and categorical data that is represented in a tabular format. I also like the fact that I can use ggplot style thinking and formatting to customize TIBCO visualizations.

What do you dislike?

I would have preferred to be able to integrate more customizable visualizations using R (or Python). While there are libraries associated with TIBCO, their usability and convenience for advanced cases can be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have needs for tabular data visualization, TIBCO is a good product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have tried to use TIBCO to visualize biotech analyses.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Steve S.
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"Great software but I don't need it"

What do you like best?

I have used Spotfire off and on for many years and it is now more powerful and easier to use than ever. I really do love Spotfire and I recommend it to others regularly. But, I don't use it much myself.

What do you dislike?

I guess the only problem is that I don't really need easy, I want more power and flexibility. Spotfire is great for the "Apple" crowd, but I'm a Windows/Android/Linux guy and a programmer (SQL, R, Python, Powershell, etc.)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clinical and translational research, genomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, machine learning, etc.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Diana Alejandra V.
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"Useful to improve visualization of large number of data "

What do you like best?

It is very friendly user and helps you to be more organized with classification and analysis of data, it also has an option to have a statistical analysis and prediction.

What do you dislike?

The statistical area, for example trend lines, prediction and forecast is not so explicit to use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Steamflooding evaluation based on the correlation of 56 properties (reservoir, geological, operational) for 40 fields worldwide, by recreating trend lines and agruppation of data to have a better analysis of the phenomena seen in the text.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Anna G.
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"Extremely comprehensive software"

What do you like best?

Extremely comprehensive software with a steep learning curve but very powerful. Integrates with R and python

What do you dislike?

There is a steep learning curve with limited free online resources

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Healthcare analytics within a hospital . Using to measure and create dashboards for quality related metrics .

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"Clunky Transition to Cloud"

What do you like best?

ability to join data tables by Key/common column; ease of use for creating visualizations

What do you dislike?

Inability to remove the line from Combo charts. The platform was undergoing a transition at the time of adoption which was very clunky and heavy with user admin burdens.

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it was all very muddled and manual transfer of data was burdensome. You should really try to make system migrations free of any significant user interventions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Biotech R&D solutions are reached utilizing data curated in Spotfire.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Al Ibrahim Taushish S.
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"Disappointment from the start although I have had heard great reviews."

What do you like best?

So far nothing as I haven't been able to download the software. Every time I try it says 'ERROR' .

What do you dislike?

I asked for student access and I was granted but I never could download the software and use it. I tried reaching out to Tibco on 'multiple occasions' and haven't heard back from them yet. I am still yet to try the software for the very first time and it's disappointing that my concerns haven't been addressed to even now.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None

TIBCO Spotfire review by Juan Ignacio Z.
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"Useful tool"

What do you like best?

It is an excelent tool. I used is as a complement of excel. It has very nice and complete chart options and alouds the user to run complex pivot tables of long and heavy data tables. I work a lot with pivots and excel crashes if you use pivots of more than 70 columns and 250 mb.

The web option es also great. You can send the attendees of a meeging a link with the report and they access to a "read-only " version of the report. It is not necesarry to attach a file to an email, with the link itself is enough.

What do you dislike?

it is very difficult to write and understand the spotfire coding. If you want to add calculated columns you have to set new coding of dependencies between existing columns and the available codes are not the same as excel. It takes some time to upload heavy data bases (40 min for 250 mb).

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think it is very important to pay for the "TIBCO" servers to work using an stablished library. Excel has the same functionalities but Spotfire is better in graphical options and it does not crash with pivots of heavy and long data bases

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

From my opinion, I have solved the issue of running pivot tables of heavy (more than 200 mg) data bases. It is also important to mention that is not necesary to attach the report files, you can just add the web link and with a user and password they can see (read only) a web version of the same report.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Patricio S.
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"Very useful "

What do you like best?

I really enjoy using this tool. I can easily put in graphics all the information I gather with Excel. This tool is very easy to setup and use. I consider that Spotfire is one of the best analytics software. My organization had the Spotfire platform service. There is also other option that is Spotfire Cloud. Don't know how that one works, but looks like another good option.

Other item that is very valuable is the processing time it takes to generate the report considering the amount of data. Maybe if I run a macro in excel with the multiple files the PC could collapse or crash, but with Spotfire the server makes it really fast.

What do you dislike?

I do not like that this tool has to use local users to connect to the server to check the reports. I would prefer other authentication method. That is the only item I can consider as "room for improvement".

Other topic that could be considered for improvement is the way it codes the queries that it runs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please consider that the tool uses local users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Risk Management Reporting. I can consolidate information from multiple sources very fast. I use it to show Risk Management KPIs and indicators and to monitor weekly the health of the Organization's risks. I usually lead a weekly presentation where we share the spotfire report and after any amber or red numbers are shown, I just double click over the number and it takes me to the data in other sheet.

TIBCO Spotfire review by User in Oil & Energy
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"Great software for quick data visualization"

What do you like best?

The best feature in my opinion is that you get to create your own data columns and input equations within the same app instead of changing the data source. I also like that it gives you the ability to customize your dashboards with java and python.

What do you dislike?

When updating data sources, you have to manually update all of the other sheets that use those same columns which is a very time consuming task.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Spotfire provides the ability to create rapid prototypes of applications or even the ability to quickly validate analytics/data.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Tom Y.
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"An awesome analytics engine if you're advanced enough to use everything"

What do you like best?

TIBCO Spotfire is very user friendly with lots of analytics capabilities. The capabilities to do all sorts of advanced analytics is what sets it apart.

What do you dislike?

Spotfire is great for advanced analytical modeling. The software also produces very nice visualization results, but the business intelligence/ visualization results are not as nice as competing tools. Analytics takes priority over visulas, which is a shame.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Spotfire is used for web scraping, visualization, and machine learning. It does these jobs quite well.

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"The software is pretty good and robust."

What do you like best?

The UI is easy to interpret. I have used Tableau and Power BI previously but when I started using this one, I found it comparatively easy.

What do you dislike?

The options to customize the report is a little hideous. The power engine is not as fast as that of Power BI. The drill down is also a little weird. The options to customize the reports and various charts and graphs are not as good as that of the tableau.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would moderately recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Graphical visualization of the sales report. I used it to find trends in the sales of my company. I performed 3 step customer profiling and performed various drill downs to optimize the target customers.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Katie K.
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What do you like best?

My company relies heavily on data analytics to provide our clients with comprehensive evaluations of their financial performance. In the past, we were restricted to using canned report templates built from our workdriver software or any existing software reporting our clients may have already had. However, once implementing Spotfire analytics into our workdriver tool, my team has been able to pull large amounts of financial data and present it in a plethora of beneficial ways for our clients. Spotfire analytics offers a user-friendly platform for analyzing, presenting, and researching hundreds of thousands of client accounts in mere seconds, and provides data visuals that are easy-to-read and meaningful for our client to better manage their organization's revenue and costs. My favorite feature is the sheer amount of data this software can handle - Spotfire can load and calculate a year's worth of my client's patient records (on average, 900,000 records) without a problem. Any other tools I've used (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Access) would instantly freeze or shut down when trying to process that much data.

What do you dislike?

Calculating custom fields in Spotfire is definitely not as intuitive as it is in more common programs, such as Microsoft Excel. Often times my team and I need to manually calculate the data in our Spotfire tool and writing expressions in Spotfire in order to plug those formulas is much harder than typical formula-writing. Spotfire uses a different set of indicators for it's formula language that is more in line with SQL writing, which can be difficult for beginners or those not familiar with coding. Additionally, Spotfire data sheets require each column of data to be categorized into a certain "type" of data so that the program can read the field values correctly and thus, calculate them correctly when needed. For example, a number field value must be listed as an "integer" data type, an alpha field value must be listed as a "string" data type, etc. The tool will initially "guess" what type of data each column has in it, but it is up to the user to manually change any that are not categorized correctly. If you do not change them, they may not calculate correctly in any of the subsequent analyses you do with that data in the tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend familiarizing yourself with case writing before you dive into this tool. When you understand the nuances of Spotfire's formulaic language, the data testing benefits of this tool are endless. You can customize data testing templates in Spotfire and configure them to automatically update every time you feed a new data file into it, so that you can test multiple iterations of files against the same template with ease. For example, my team built a Spotfire template to identify which departments in my client's organization were writing off revenue to the company's debt vendor (i.e., writing off money that will never get collected or paid) by setting the formulas up to identify a certain transaction code, and tie it back to which department in the organization had used that code. We were then able to load multiple files into the same template (e.g., financial reports from April, May, June) and analyze which departments wrote off the most debt for each month. We immediately saw a trend for a specific department, identified that risk, and were able to help our client save hundred of thousands of dollars by preventing those write-offs in the future.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our primary focus is to identify financial risks across my clients' organizations and use data analytics to troubleshoot process inefficiencies and realize benefit through improved revenue streams. As a result, my team must look at historical data records from huge, multi-facility organizations, which is often difficult given that these databases can easily exceed one million records. Spotfire analytics has changed the game for my team and my clients. It allows quick, comprehensive analyses of massive amounts of data, and as a result allows our team to solve key financial problems for our clients (e.g., "What is causing a spike in our AR days? Why has our debt population increased over the last year? What facilities/departments are bringing in the most/least revenue, and why?) much quicker. It allows my team to look at more data faster, and as a result we're able to uncover huge populations of financial risk that our client was otherwise oblivious to. We're then able to bring these numbers to light and work with our clients to implement functional/technical process improvements to prevent further financial risk.

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"Awesom"

What do you like best?

I've worked with multiple visualization tools through 7 years of my career in data analysis and definitely spotfire is the best product I've used, it is a powerful tool capable to accomplish simple and complex tasks, from analyze excel data to predictive business analysis. It has built-in visualizations that can be extended with D3 and other visualization libraries by using js.

What do you dislike?

Hmm, I think there is an opportunity area regarding the visualization layout and themes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm mainly analizing operational data from administrative areas as finance and operations, the main benefit that I have realized is that I'm now able to deliver data solutions faster, allowing our business to move faster and be competitive

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"Great vizualization tool"

What do you like best?

I like the ease in which you can create visualizations when the data is prepared to do so

What do you dislike?

I'd like a larger variety of visualizations. For example, in the map view, the ability to place 3D colums on top of the map. Or for example being able to place heat maps right on top of the map without the need of an external georeference

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data analytics - Drilling down in data to get insights

TIBCO Spotfire review by Clayton B.
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"Excellent and powerful data visualization tool."

What do you like best?

Spotfire is fantastic for data visualization!

What do you dislike?

Spotfire is not so good for more complex statistical analysis.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn how to script in Spotfire for much greater capability!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Spotfire at work to create data visualizations to communicate to my colleagues what our manufacturing process is doing. I create scripts using Spotfire's IronPython scripting language to automatically generate canned reports with tons of plots.

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"Student Research"

What do you like best?

Be able to implement R codes into Spotfire

What do you dislike?

I am new on where to look for help. The community is OK, but when trying to install libraries or have to debug my R code I do not where to kook for help or examples. I need to do a Google/StackOverflow search to be able to adapt my problem to what's been published.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Decline Curve Analysis and generating user friendly dashboards.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Spotfire - Great tool for data visualization and data analysis"

What do you like best?

I really enjoy using this tool. I can easily put in graphics all the information I gather with Excel. This tool is very easy to setup and use. I consider that Spotfire is one of the best analytics software. My organization had the Spotfire platform service.

Other item that is very valuable is the processing time it takes to generate the report considering the amount of data. Maybe if I run a macro in excel with the multiple files the PC could collapse or crash, but with Spotfire the server makes it really fast.

What do you dislike?

Support does not support and sometimes they don't have replies to our questions.

and Drill down in the same chart is not available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great visualization tool. Should be tried by everyone.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Implemented for Supply chain management project. It helps customer to remove the manual work of maintaining excel sheet and had automated the process.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Razvan T.
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"Easy to use once you learn it"

What do you like best?

Lots of tricks can be used to manipulate your data to be read and interpreted as easily as possible.

What do you dislike?

Application takes a while to load at start up

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Bad actors and unfulfilled orders or completed but tardy

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What do you like best?

Data wrangling is a fantastic feature of Spotfire. Statistical analysis and modeling are also very easy to do and I like a lot in Spotfire.

What do you dislike?

I am a heavy Tableau user and from that, I can say drag and drop in Tableau are far better. Email notification and access control are also not present in Spotfire which are very required in today's BI world.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Choose the product based on the requirement

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I tried to resolve a problem with a specific dataset where many data wrangling were required and I found Spotfire is brilliant in that.

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"Cutting edge visualization tool for data scientists that is quick and easy to use"

What do you like best?

I have been using Spotfire since version 2.1 and recently started using Tableau 9.0 heavily which is a direct competitor. I believe Spotfire's integration capabilities give it that unique edge over other tools in the market place in facilitating the creation of self-contained analytical applications. If I want to get insight fast and understand patterns in a data set that I am analyzing, I think Spotfire is the fastest way to get the data into a tool for quick analysis and explore. I find the expression language and pivoting capabilities very convenient to use and so I will lean on Spotfire more to help shape the data, add calculated columns, and draw up visuals to get something done quickly and out the door to collaborate with colleagues.

What do you dislike?

I think the place where other tools (especially Tableau, Qlik) have more of a leg up on Spotfire is really more from a visual output formatting / layout perspective. What I mean by this is that have I free control in Tableau to arrange a page of visualizations and drag and drop worksheets (visualizations) any which way I want on a dashboard (which in Tableau is different class of objects) so I can create some very interesting mashups of content. What I wind up with output from Tableau I can print to PDF and send it off. With Spotfire, I typically have to take each of the visualizations and finalize dressing it up Powerpoint. Though, Spotfire has made leaps and bounds of improvements especially with mapping capabilities, I believe Tableau facilitates a higher degree of custom formatting visuals needed for dashboards.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spotfire is an entire analytics platform where there are features that may be tucked away in their Integration Services package or their Advanced Data Connector package. When you are evaluating Spotfire for your company, I recommend to explore the entire feature set that is available and licensing so that what you purchase from Tibco when the solution is implemented meets your organization's current needs with room to grow as the use of this product quickly takes off to replace existing or is leveraged to meet a much needed gap.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being a consultant, I work on a variety of business problems to support our company's internal needs as well as working with clients directly to solve their analytical challenges. Spotfire's R integration / TERR platform and updates to their data-on-demand functionality have really provided a unique way of consuming data and providing facilities to analyze data at scale that I find few tools do well. Spotfire saves me time when I need to do rapid analysis to understand if there is something I can ascertain from a data set I have been provided to warrant further investigation and analytic development. Spotfire's data model is set up in such a way that I can override data types which is important especially when working from data extracts where the type isn't clear and maintains that integrity for me even when the data changes.

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"Satisfied but sometimes slow due to new version downloads"

What do you like best?

like the different data visualization and different managing data

What do you dislike?

hard to manage changes inside visualization

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data managemennt and decision prediction

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"Useful, takes consistent commitment"

What do you like best?

TIBCO Spotfire does a great job at providing default visualizations that are easy to follow. The software also integrates nicely with other tools, such as R.

What do you dislike?

The default font size is not likeable and it doesn't seem to play well with new computers with ultra-high definition.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

TIBCO Spotfire is used for advanced analytics and real-time data visualization.

TIBCO Spotfire review by Justin M.
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"Powerful Tool"

What do you like best?

Advanced visualizations, easy of use. Demonstrability of results

What do you dislike?

Some visualizations could be a little 'prettier'

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Operational efficiencies

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"Easy to manage analytics platform with lots of customization "

What do you like best?

Easy visual platform and plenty of options for customization.

What do you dislike?

Clunky interface with lots of room for improvement, especially when exporting data.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be very specific when deciding your parameters for search. It can be a bit tricky if there are historical attributions that don't fit your current criteria.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vulnerability systems management - easy to segment with each group and each team's individual vulnerabilities.

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"Very Helpful and Easy to use"

What do you like best?

The easiness to use and the options of various editions available to select from. The efficiency and simple ways you can build your data visualization are amazing. Very helpful with data analysis.

What do you dislike?

Manual training is required when performing advanced work. Lacks documentation support for external domain authentication is case of advanced infrastructure. Administration panel could be improved for fewer direct interactions with servers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Amazing data visualization and data analysis

outliers can be quickly identified

Very easy to get started with. Easy to build dashboards and data graphs.

TIBCO Spotfire review by PRiyanka A.
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"I used spotfird to geographically graph data"

What do you like best?

I liked the ease of use that the product provided

What do you dislike?

I did not like the need to have to update the page with the spreadsheet I pulled from

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be more user friendly and better customer service.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been graphic customer reviews of various Industries for a hedge fund

TIBCO Spotfire review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Very flexible dashboard visualization tool."

What do you like best?

I like the best on Spotfire the ability to integrate javascript libraries easily. It will enable you to create custom visualizations. Also the data handling in javascripts is very good because spotfire will give it to you in JSON format.

What do you dislike?

I don't like on Spotfire is sometimes it crashed and you cannot do anything to restore your changes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spotfire is a recommended software very flexible and scalable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tibco spotfire help us deliver limitless dashboard. We are able to deliver any type of visualization demand.

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"Analysis using internal school performance data"

What do you like best?

Extremely powerful yet easy to use.

Can quickly create insightful visualisations that can highlight key areas of focus for improvement or deliver useful action items

What do you dislike?

Cannot currently fault. Spotfire is vastly better than any other tool I have used and so much easier to produce fantastic visualisations

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Progress implications regarding particular cohorts

Maximizing staffing levels to ensure groups meet set objectives

Ability to evaluate impact of interventions immediately

Saves vast amount of work hours

Allows data to be manipulated flawlessly with immediate results

TIBCO Spotfire review by Jaren L.
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"Excellent for Education"

What do you like best?

Very friendly user interface, with a vibrant community online

What do you dislike?

Different terminology from other products such as Tableau and Power BI, presents a learning curve

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consult the vibrant community for help!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to visualise project problems and model the data in a very palatable way

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