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TIBCO Spotfire

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TIBCO SpotfireProduct Overview

  1. About TIBCO Spotfire
  2. Pros of TIBCO Spotfire
  3. Cons of TIBCO Spotfire
  4. Breakdown of core features

TIBCO Spotfire product overview

TIBCO Spotfire is a business intelligence software solution built to provide clients with the tools necessary to collect, analyze, and visualize data. TIBCO is a scalable solution that can expand as needs and requirements grow larger. It is designed to function with almost any other software ecosystem to simplify business intelligence efficiency and processes.

It offers high-speed access to files, databases, web services, APIs, and servers to mesh data from multiple sources to generate comprehensive and in-depth data discovery and insight. It offers over 16 types of visual graphics from bar, line, map, and pie charts to better identify and interpret patterns and trends. Applications can be created with just a few clicks and published to all devices. The system can be delivered through three formats in order best match business intelligence and analytics requirements including Desktop, Cloud and Platform with each complimenting the other to create scalable solutions for any industry.

With Desktop, users can create dashboards and evaluate data on their PCs. It is aimed at users with a Windows-based installation and adds the functionality to run statistical models locally.

Cloud is a good option for teams that prefer or are required to work with cloud-based analytics. This software-as-a-service solution allows users to create dashboards, analyze data and big data analytics applications, and share analysis with the team on the cloud. There is no installation or management, and authoring and analysis require no download. It offers 250GB of cloud-based storage and unlimited public sharing options. In addition, it allows users to engage in contextual conversations about visualizations and build Cloud Work Groups with access permissions and an add/remove function to authorize team members.

Platform is a server-based solution designed for enterprise organizations and is a self-service data analytics solution that adds an unrestricted product feature set. In addition to full data connectivity, visualizations, and analytics, it provides advanced data, automation. and statistical services with a collaboration panel.

When it comes to on-the-go use, all mobile devices running compatible browsers can access Spotfire Cloud services. Spotfire Metrics and Spotfire Analytics apps extend additional support for both iOS and Android.

Pros of TIBCO Spotfire

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  • Recommendation feature for data focus
  • Ability to import data from broad array of inputs
  • Analytical reporting capacity
  • Automatic reports
  • Dashboards
  • Data visualization
  • Filter based on data columns
  • Graphs and Charts
  • Helpful when using very large CSV files
  • Networking data

Cons of TIBCO Spotfire

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  • Less intuitive / learning curve
  • Mobile user support
  • Automodeling
  • Breadth of partner applications

Breakdown of core features

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Cost savings

TIBCO Spotfire helps reduce business costs by allowing users to handle hundreds of thousands of users over Internet/Intranet using a single database. Users can set KPIs and definitions and deliver notifications to mobile Android and iPhone devices allowing teams to collaborate while on the go.

Superior analytical capacity

Spotfire was developed for serious analysis and is heralded as one of the best business intelligence solutions with cross analysis functions and few scripting requirements. Spotfire is built for analyzing and finding features rather than just reporting.


The platform comes with a over 16 different visualizations, from pie charts to line graphs to heat maps and more. Users can prescribe a preference on how data will be presented for better insight and understanding that fits their business model.


The platform can integrate with a number of third-party tools, applications, and databases to enable users can manage all available data from a single place. It can connect with R Project if users want to perform even more advanced analytics. It comes equipped API capability, so it can be configured or functions extended to meet changing business requirements. TIBCO Spotfire can be deployed on-premise or cloud-based, allowing users flexibility in how the system is implemented.

(Last updated on 02/02/2022 by Abby Dykes)

Quick Facts

  • Industry Specialties
    All Industries
  • Pricing
  • Works Best For
    Enterprise Businesses





  • Visualizations
  • Centralized storage
  • Insights
  • Big Data analytics
  • Content analytics
  • Dashboards
  • Event analytics
  • Location analytics
  • Predictive analytics
  • Recommendation wizard
  • Mobile browser access


  • Benchling
  • EZ-MES
  • Grooper
  • LoginRadius
  • Productioneer
  • Smartsheet
  • Vertec
  • Workable

Pricing Model

  • Spotfire Cloud
  • Spotfire for Amazon Cloud Services
  • Spotfire Platform
  • Spotfire Cloud Enterprise


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