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"This tool has a lot of potential "

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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 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 It makes excel seem outdated and less useful than it was in the past.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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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

Recommendations to others considering the product:

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

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

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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"Classic Analytics on the Edge"

What do you like best?

I like that there are a lot of very useful features and shortcuts for the everyday analyst. This tool was made by analytics professionals so the tool does exactly what it is supposed to

What do you dislike?

it's not very sexy out of the box, but with a litle bit of make up now that css and html you can do astonishing dashboards if you are using the tool for that. If you are looking for insights and answers, then there is no need for makeup. As an analogy, Spotifre is a great cake with great taste but the look and feel might not be for everyone. However, they unleashed the power to the end users to make it look nice.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Spotfire is not a tool, it's a platform. Very flexible and very powerful tool at the right cost.

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

Anything from descriptive to predictive analytics. Mostly descriptive in my case, but I have seen it doing great things. One of the benefits is the availability to clean, transform and massage the data with out of the box tools that no other tool has integrated as well as Spotfire does.

Olga P.
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"Excellent Interface and Customer Support in Business Intelligence Product"

What do you like best?

The way that the product is always improving, the flexibility of the way it allows for the exploration of data and customer support available. The interface is very intuitive and easy to learn. Also, the improvements in the ability to edit data wrangilng have been huge!

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the product does some heuristic predictions of my intentions that end up being incorrect and it leads to more work to undo the predictions. I would love see continuations to the interface to for data wrangling that would allow for moving the order of the combination of data joins, and the ability to use wild cards in the selection of columns for different transformations. That would be awesome!

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

Data delivery to large numbers of users specific to questions that they are asking. The benefits realized is that it has expanded the ways that we can examine information, leading to more targeted questions and better decision making.

Akos K.
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"Great data analytics tool for businesses"

What do you like best?

Spotfire is a great tool that has great data connectors (flat files, SQL server, etc.), APIs, data visualization capabilities, and BI funcionalities. It handles large data sets easily, without any performance issue, plus it has a very intuitive user interface that helps users to learn how to use it easily.

What do you dislike?

Although the UI is easy to understand, you can't do everything using the menus. If you want a bit more complex analytics, you have to learn the scripting language of the tool. Creating computed fields should be easier and less time consuming. Finally, customer support should be better.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

My one piece of advice is that you should familiarize yourself with the tool before deciding to go with it, as it may be a rather expensive solution if it does not suit your organizational needs.

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

We used Spotfire to create interactive reporting dashboards, to help management (finance and procurement) make better decisions. With a single view on their data, and the interactive charts, they were able to see patterns that helped to make better decisions.

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 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.

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"Good concept but clunky"

What do you like best?

I like that the dashboards created can be published to a server and shared throughout an organization through a web browser. Other products require additional software to be installed in order to open up a shared dashboard.

What do you dislike?

It is not very intuitive to use. There are is a lot of clicking around and navigating to other settings and menus. Sometimes the menus are not in the place that you think they should be.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The support we receive may be part of the contract that our company signed. We currently are not offered any support from TIBCO Spotfire.

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

We are able to provide dashboards that everyone throughout the organization can use and have ready at their fingertips. It is really handy to have this information at the ready for them. It saves my team a lot of time to not have to scramble to put something together.

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 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.

Mayur S.
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"Great tool for data visualization"

What do you like best?

I like the the feature where one can create comprehensive dashboard that on the PC platforms and I am also impressed by its data analysis and visualization on PCs. I can easily to create visualizations and connect them between dependent data and filters.

What do you dislike?

I has a sort of complex user interface. In my initial days, I find it difficult as it was little different than most products. Therefore, as an amateur user, one may take some more time learn the tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a flexible tool that has a ability to integrate variety of other tools. I found it very easy while extending with Python Scripting.

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

Specifically, we create dashboards with TIBCO for PC. The capability of this tool to self publish and manage dashboards without external IT support greatly saved our time while project delivery.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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

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 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.

Luca d.
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"Spotfire : the easiest way to get info from your data"

What do you like best?

Spotfire allows to easily load data from different data sources, combine all of them and build all the desired charts

It allows to combine live data with hystorical data

Recommendation feature allows to easily get relation and insights from different data source

What do you dislike?

It could be a limitation the fact the analyst used for development purpose is not available for linux

The weblayer is only availabe for windows

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

It Allows business users with limited IT know how to build dashboards and analyze the data

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"AI Powered Data Analysis and Data Visualisation"

What do you like best?

TIBCO Spotfire has a lot of things going in its favor. The best is the ability to take up data of almost any nature and present it in a beautiful and smart manner whether it's a Chart, Map or any other form you want. The inbuilt AI is extremely useful for predictive analysis and Data Wrangling. It can provide you with many meaningful insights and trends which any other tool might not be able to do so efficiently. It especially works very well with geographical data as the map representation is outstanding and very detailed as well. The dashboard is feature rich and has all the options that you would need to make your data more meaningful and insightful.

What do you dislike?

The least favorite thing about it is that the prediction which it provides based on the input data is not always the most correct one and if you go completely with that and it turns out to be wrong then you need to do the whole work again. So, you need to be mindful while taking its predictions into the final decision-making process. Another shortcoming is that the custom visualizations which should have been there are missing and need to be made, which are present in some of its competitor's tools.

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

We have adopted Tibco Spotfire recently as an Organization decision. The TIBCO technical team has been very helpful in making and customing it to our needs. It has really benefited our team in terms of productivity and data analysis and presentation wise. We now directly import the data into Spotfire to see the trends which it had followed and to see if there were any anomalies and call them out. We also use it to read, visualize and as well as massage the data if required without distrubing; any of the concerned parties. It has been way more useful and helpful than Excel ever was or even could be. We are very happy with Tibco Spotfire but it still has a lot of scope for improvement.

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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 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.

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"Data Analytics made simple"

What do you like best?

TIBCO Spotfire has quickly made a lot of name in the market and rightly so as well. The best feature of the tool is that it can work with any kind of data whether it's Excel, MS Access, Oracle, Flat file, MySQL or any other dataset which you can think of. It is very intuitive and it makes recommendations as well based on the data which you present. It is mostly used by us to visualize our data in a graphical form which far exceeds the Excel graphical representation. There are so many filtering options available to you and the reporting is also top notch in it. The performance is also outstanding doesn't matter how big file you throw its way. The data transformation tools which are already inbuilt are also very handy which you can actually morph the data to match your needs without disturbing the source data which is a huge bonus.

What do you dislike?

Well, to be honest there is very less which I don't like about this tool as it has far exceeded our expectations already. The recommendations of charts which it makes are not the most accurate for the data visualization of that kind. Another issue is that the dashboard could be a little confusing to a new person who is not that tech friendly because you have so many options and features to explore, so it takes some learning curve before you can take full advantage of the tool.

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

We have increased the productivity massively because of its predictive data analysis and machine learning, we are able to call out patterns and anomalies beforehand. We use to gather data from multiple sources and then merge it into one dataset and visualize it graphically making the tweaks required for a smoother experience. The data is much more presentable to the higher management who isn't really that much into numbers but, definitely understands a good visual chart explaining the details. The cloud version is really great because it gives us the freedom to work from anywhere and anytime which is a huge plus point for any company.

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

None; see above

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 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 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.

Alex W.
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"Wide open Functionality anything is possible"

What do you like best?

With Spotfire, if you can think of a viz or functionality you would like to do it is possible to implement

What do you dislike?

The wide-open nature of the tool leads to complexity of implementation, developers need to understand .xml, java, python, r and also the spotfire syntax/ table structure

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be sure to connect reguallary with Tibco and have a strong understanding of the various coding languages required

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

Dashboards and Viz.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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 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 - 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 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.

Kinga O.
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"The most advanced analytics I have ever encountered"

What do you like best?

Beautiful and simple analytics. Dashboards that are impressive for clients. Making data great again! It's also great with real-time stats.

What do you dislike?

It takes a while to discover all of the possibilities. Also, they can work a bit more on pricing to make it affordable for everyone. Everyone needs beautiful data :)

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Even if you are not sure this solution is for you, you should definitely be brave and give it a try, you won't be disappointed!

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

I always had a problem to present my data in an intuitive yet pretty way, here is the answer.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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

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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 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).

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

I have tried to use TIBCO to visualize biotech analyses.

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"Strong analytics tool with lots of capabilities"

What do you like best?

Newly introduced natural language queries. Streamlined UI. Ease of use for the end user (simple to understand). Ability to have enterprise cloud hosting.

What do you dislike?

UI was streamlined too much — it now takes 2-3 more clicks that previous versions. Developers encounter a learning curve for the backend. Lack of pixel perfect reporting. Admin controls needs development.

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

Ability to analyze large amounts of data via a dashboard for both an end user plus a power user. Accessible via web player. Spotfire is able to aggregate large amounts quickly.

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

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

Alberto L.
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"Best analytics platform for complex data"

What do you like best?

Spotfire SDK, allows us to do just about anything in a script that you would otherwise do through the graphical user interface. We really love the variety of visualizations available and responsiveness with large datasets. And the possibility of running R code is simply great!

What do you dislike?

A little bit expensive for some clients, no open publication environment

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

We created incredible bioinformatics software tools on top of Tibco Spotfire. It was very easy to reuse existing R code and create guided analysis workiflows

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 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.

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

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

Gilberto H.
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"Great software. Great performance."

What do you like best?

Great software form engineers or data scientists.

What do you dislike?

Lack of sexy visualizations. Or like a open template market

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a great and technical tool. No so good looking. But great performance, admin and reliable.

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

Fast communication with high volume of data.

Matthew T.
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"Easily organize large quantities of data into sensible visuals. "

What do you like best?

The ability of the software to predict a sensible visual for organizational and presentation materials.

What do you dislike?

It can at times be confusing to navigate without support.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Amazing support network provided when you encounter challenges or need insight on how to navigate the data set you are looking to organize.

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

Organizing testing scores for student reading ability as well as tracking behavioral outcomes based off previous behavioral tracking forms. The program allows for projection predictions based off historical data.

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

None

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 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.

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 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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"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 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.

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 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 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.

Katie K.
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"TIBCO Spotfire Product Review"

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

Data analytics - Drilling down in data to get insights

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