We performed a comparison between Microsoft BI and TIBCO Spotfire based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two BI (Business Intelligence) Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"There is a feature in Microsoft BI that allows JSON data to SQL on the dashboards effectively and quickly."
"I like that I can use Power BI to upload data. That is very important for me. The visualization is also convenient and easy to use."
"The most valuable feature is integration with Python."
"The drill-down capabilities and automatic charts are the best ones. The visualization is also very good. In terms of visualization, no competing product, such as IBM Cognos or any other product, has the same capabilities."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft BI is its visualization and its ease of use."
"We have found that the reporting and publishing are great."
"I find Power BI's reporting feature the most valuable. The solution has improved a lot. There are new features getting added day by day. In the past, they didn't even have the printing feature, but now they have it."
"We have found the product to be scalable."
"From a scalability standpoint, I would say it's pretty fantastic."
"The most valuable features of TIBCO Spotfire are visualization. It's very nice, clear, and, flexible. You can analyze many data types and the user interface is very good."
"The two features that I have found most valuable are its ability to customize the dashboards when it comes to the evaluation. The second feature is its ability to handle a large amount of data, which is also something very unique about it."
"Spotfire is excellent for scientific applications, especially because of its integration with RNG."
"It’s stable and straightforward."
"The out-of-the-box features are simple and easy to use across the board."
"The ability to create a real-time data mark, using just one piece of software, is the best feature of this product."
"The setup took a lot of tinkering with InfoSec to allow us to do stuff."
"We would like improvements made to the paginated reports so that it produces quality similarly to SSRS."
"Microsoft BI could improve by having better collaboration between developers working on the same dashboard. The developer platform is all done on a single laptop and it's difficult to have the same project files work. Two developers have to go back and forth. You have to have the project file on one developer's laptop making it difficult to co-develop."
"Some kind of expression wizard, where the user can build a complex expression without any knowledge of DAX, can be a good addition to the product."
"I would like it to be a little bit more secure when I'm using the design feature on my desktop. For example, to have the ability to set up security passwords for opening the file. Currently, they don't have that. Tableau, for example, has a visual way of doing data processing steps, whereas the Power BI system still has some code, although it is very low code. It would be great to have the kind of view that Tableau has."
"If you look at the new tool, even though they promised that you could do data modeling, that you could do everything from the Power BI side, if your data is really large in volume, sometimes it doesn't work on the Power BI. More feature testing from their side would certainly help users."
"They are improving it all the time. What would be nice is if they could respond to feature requests more quickly. They can provide faster support for new features."
"One opportunity for improvement would be on the Power Query side. As a consultant, I know Power Query is not the main strength of Power BI. It is not where Power BI shines, but many customers use Power Query to do full ETL workloads for deliverable cookies."
"I would like to see the visualization library in this solution expanded, so that I can increase what I can offer to our clients."
"When you do the data loading, it is slow."
"The design of the UI could be improved."
"When it comes to data manipulation, there are features which are good, but one of the features which has really been missing in Spotfire is an offline ability for data manipulation."
"The initial setup can be difficult."
"The handling and consumption of realtime data could be improved."
"The initial setup of TIBCO Spotfire is in the middle range of difficulty. The initial setup of Power BI is easier."
"Personalising Spotfire, as a whole, is painful and is something that could be made easier."
Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.
Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.
TIBCO Spotfire is your secret weapon. You can create beautiful, interactive visualizations that will help you find the critical insights hiding in your data - fast. Spotfire gives you the tools to quickly and easily examine, organize, analyze and comprehend your data to see connections, patterns, and opportunities.
Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 187 reviews while TIBCO Spotfire is ranked 8th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 8 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while TIBCO Spotfire is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "A complete ecosystem with an builtin ETL tool, good integrations with python and R, and support of DAX and Power Query (M languages)". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TIBCO Spotfire writes "Excellent for scientific applications with a good ability to customize". Microsoft BI is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, Tableau, MicroStrategy, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and Salesforce Einstein Analytics, whereas TIBCO Spotfire is most compared with Tableau, QlikView, Qlik Sense, Alteryx and Palantir Foundry. See our Microsoft BI vs. TIBCO Spotfire report.
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