TIBCO Spotfire

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Self-service data discovery. Fastest to actionable insight. Collaborative, predictive, event-driven data analysis - free from IT.

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TIBCO Spotfire review by <span>Patrick J. R.</span>
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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 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.

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TIBCO Spotfire review by <span>Jonathan E.</span>
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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 <span>Juan Ignacio Z.</span>
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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 <span>Patricio S.</span>
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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.

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