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side-by-side comparison of TIBCO Spotfire vs. Tableau Desktop
based on preference data from user reviews. TIBCO Spotfire rates 4.2/5 stars with 196 reviews. By contrast, Tableau Desktop rates 4.4/5 stars with 892 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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TIBCO Spotfire
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4.2 out of 5
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4.4 out of 5
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Tableau Desktop
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Market Segments
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Enterprise (58.0% of reviews)
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
Enterprise (49.0% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Free Trial
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
$70/ per user / per month / billed annually

TIBCO Spotfire vs Tableau Desktop

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Tableau Desktop easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Tableau Desktop overall.

  • Reviewers felt that Tableau Desktop meets the needs of their business better than TIBCO Spotfire.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Tableau Desktop is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Tableau Desktop over TIBCO Spotfire.
Categories
Shared Categories
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
TIBCO Spotfire and Tableau Desktop are categorized as Analytics Platforms
Unique Categories
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire is categorized as Stream Analytics
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop has no unique categories
Pricing
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire Pricing
TIBCO Cloud Spotfire
Free Trial
Spotfire Platform
Contact Spotfire
Spotfire Cloud Enterprise
Contact Spotfire
Spotfire for Amazon Web Services
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop Pricing
Tableau Creator
$70/ per user / per month / billed annually
Free Trial
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Responses: 153
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Responses: 747
Ease of Use
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Responses: 153
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responses: 754
Ease of Setup
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Responses: 71
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Responses: 273
Ease of Admin
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Responses: 69
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Responses: 258
Quality of Support
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Responses: 131
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Responses: 617
Ease of Doing Business With
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Responses: 66
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Responses: 246
Product Direction (% positive)
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Responses: 150
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Responses: 746
Features
Reports
Reports Interface
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Responses: 111
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Responses: 555
Verified Feature
Steps to Answer
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Responses: 107
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Responses: 486
Verified Feature
Graphs and Charts
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Responses: 120
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
9.3
Responses: 583
Verified Feature
Score Cards
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Responses: 94
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Responses: 432
Verified Feature
Dashboards
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Responses: 116
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Responses: 574
Verified Feature
Data Preparation
Connectors
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Not enough data available
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Responses: 59
Verified Feature
Data Governance
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Not enough data available
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Responses: 61
Verified Feature
Data Modeling and Blending
Data Querying
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Not enough data available
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Responses: 68
Verified Feature
Data Filtering
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Not enough data available
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Responses: 71
Verified Feature
Data Blending
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Not enough data available
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Responses: 70
Verified Feature
Self Service
Calculated Fields
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Responses: 115
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Responses: 558
Verified Feature
Data Column Filtering
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Responses: 118
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Responses: 568
Verified Feature
Data Discovery
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Responses: 108
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Responses: 527
Verified Feature
Search
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Responses: 100
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Responses: 485
Verified Feature
Collaboration / Workflow
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Responses: 91
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Responses: 451
Verified Feature
Automodeling
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Responses: 72
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Responses: 370
Verified Feature
Advanced Analytics
Predictive Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Responses: 79
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Responses: 383
Verified Feature
Data Visualization
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Responses: 117
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
9.3
Responses: 565
Verified Feature
Big Data Services
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Responses: 81
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Responses: 387
Verified Feature
Building Reports
Data Transformation
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Responses: 49
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Responses: 187
Verified Feature
Data Modeling
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Responses: 42
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Responses: 171
Verified Feature
WYSIWYG Report Design
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Responses: 32
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Responses: 133
Verified Feature
Integration APIs
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Responses: 34
Verified Feature
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Responses: 122
Verified Feature
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both TIBCO Spotfire and Tableau Desktop were most often representing companies in the Enterprise segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
16.0%
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
18.0%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
26.0%
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
33.0%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
58.0%
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop
49.0%
Reviewers' Industry
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire Industry
Oil & Energy
27.7%
Information Technology and Services
9.8%
Education Management
5.8%
Pharmaceuticals
5.2%
Financial Services
5.2%
Other
46.2%
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Desktop Industry
Information Technology and Services
11.3%
Higher Education
7.9%
Marketing and Advertising
6.0%
Hospital & Health Care
5.3%
Computer Software
5.0%
Other
64.5%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
TIBCO Spotfire
Wendy G.
Consultant in Information Technology and Services

Spotfire is user friendly, and has great visualizations available. I appreciate the filters, marking, and user interface. I have used Spotfire daily for about 1.5 years to design dashboards, perform ad hoc data analysis, store metadata, and to store...

Tableau Desktop
Jeff B.
User in Retail

Tableau enables users the ability build data visualizations in the matter of minutes without requiring technical report development knowledge. In my opinion, the top 5 best qualities: 1. Drag and drop functionality is easy for any user to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
TIBCO Spotfire
Osiris E.
User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Service totally meets the expectation wanted

Tableau Desktop
Kimiko T.
User in Real Estate

Needs an updated UI and better data connection process

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