4.2 out of 5.0 (35 ratings)
34 Verified Reviews

TIBCO Spotfire

Good support from Tibco

Our sales rep from Tibco has been outstanding and has helped us with planning our future needs and capabilities

TIBCO Spotfire

Robust tool, but hard to fully exploit from ground zero

Individual sales team was good to work with; services team seems a little disconnected. Had to work very hard on the terms and conditions for perpetual licensing. Ability to exploite more advanced features (data science, advanced data services) requires more specialized knowledge, and we are having a hard time getting the services organization to efficiently help with it. We are probably going to end up doing it on our own.

TIBCO Spotfire

user adoption was OK, tool need to keep improving

need to improve mobile supported formats and maps / geo functionalities

TIBCO Spotfire

Great Start, but Losing Ground in the Highly Competitive Advanced Analytics Tool Market

When first purchasing the tool, we felt it was very affordable and clearly the best tool on the market in roughly 2013. We were sold licenses to other components of the software that we neither used nor needed. Also, in trying to combine various licenses across the enterprise, we ran into an issue where we owned 2 versions of the same product, but one was rebranded as part of another vendor package. We could not get either Tibco or the other vendor to allow us to combine licenses. This was a frustration. Also, currently the response time for enhancement requests has gone down hill since the original CEO or Tibco left the company and the second CEO took lead. Focus seems to be on other, newer Tibco software acquisitions and not on the Spotfire tool. One huge disconnect is the slow data connector to Teradata and the inability for Tibco to upgrade this driver to Teradata. Also, Spotfire is touted as being able to handle large data sets, however, we have found that processing bottlenecks occur especially in the desktop version, where data must be essentially cached in Spotfire before visualizations work. In addition, default packet size configurations on the Spotfire side, does not optimize Client to Server round trips especially when leveraging high bandwidth networks. Manual trial and error configuration can be done for optimization, but it is not user friendly by any means. A self-service tool like Spotfire should be smarter than this and regulate itself based on Server, Network and other enviornment variables to maximize performance.

TIBCO Spotfire

Spotfire provides advanced BI at an affordable cost and a moderate learning curve.

We have had very good luck wth Spotfire and it has been easily adopted by our user community.

TIBCO Spotfire

Easily visualize complex data

Extreme ease of use and mature user interface made complex visualization of complex data simple and easy to explain to end users.

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire is an intuitive, self-service, one-stop shop for all your analytics needs.

TIBCO Spotfire has enormous depth as an analytics product. As business requirements deepen in complexity, the product always delivers the required functionality and flexibility to adapt, at both the data and analysis ends of the spectrum. it provides traditional data visualisations, a very human-centric focus on data analytics, advanced data services and connectors, a front-end API driven by IronPython, front-end JavaScript integration, an SDK driven by C#, fully integrated R, inline SAS and MatLab and a host of built-in statistical and analytics functions and programs. It is also easy to hand over to business teams for self-service maintenance and ongoing solution development. Once business users get the Spotfire bug (an easy and common occurrence), they develop a passion and enthusiasm for the product that actually enhances their work lives, as well as the processes and customer needs they serve. Spotfire supports traditional BI alongside more advanced data science and machine learning implementations.

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TIBCO Spotfire

Implementation ease and adoption exceeded expectations and lead to additional usage.

Spotfire was initially adopted for a specific solution based on its capabilities. The ease of use and speed of new source implementation quickly extended to other areas driven by business demand.

TIBCO Spotfire

A very powerful product that can drive innovation - if you can afford it.

A very powerful product that has become largely adopted within the organisation for a number of use cases - some of which have been 'game changing'. The relatively minimal IT support requirement has been hugely important in the ability to drive adoption and innovation. The agressive product development of Spotfire has continued to keep us engaged over the years (e.g. mapping, TERR, in-DB, custom themes). On the downside, the high cost means we only have a very small percentage of employees with pro licenses - other products that are more cost effective to roll out to everyone are therefore being considered.

TIBCO Spotfire

Meeting Analytics and Visualization needs for diverse community of end users

No bad experiences.