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We performed a comparison between SAP Analytics Cloud 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.
To learn more, read our detailed SAP Analytics Cloud vs. TIBCO Spotfire Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The ability to collaborate and plan together is great.""It offers good backup capabilities.""The reporting, dashboards, KPIs, and visualization are the most valuable.""One of the most outstanding features is being able to use the dashboard with a touch screen.""Planning and integration are the most valuable features. It is useful for planning, and it is useful for integrating with on-prem or cloud SAP solutions.""It is scalable.""We mainly use Analytics Cloud because it integrates with other SAP solutions. Our ERP is an SAP product, and our back-end is SAP Business Warehouse, so integration is an essential factor.""There is a really nice insight feature that I enjoy using."

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"The ability to create a real-time data mark, using just one piece of software, is the best feature of this product.""The out-of-the-box features are simple and easy to use across the board.""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.""It's scalable.""This solution allows us to integrate data from across all client departments, for effective reporting via a single dashboard.""It’s stable and straightforward.""Spotfire is excellent for scientific applications, especially because of its integration with RNG."

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Cons
"Could be more user-friendly; somewhat complicated to use.""An additional feature that needs to be added to SAP Analytics Cloud is exporting because right now, you can only export to PDF and PowerPoint. It would be good to have multiple export options, for example, to Excel and other apps. Pricing is an area for improvement in SAP Analytics Cloud, apart from exporting.""The business intelligence features should be improved because there is a lack of functionality regarding that part.""The budget management could be better.""Figuring out how to navigate all of the products around Data Warehouse Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud and BW for HANA is quite difficult.""The scope is limited to a few accounts.""It still lacks a lot of functionalities as compared to other tools such as Power BI or Tableau. Sorting is not working as well as it works in Tableau. A lot of other things are also not at the same level. Their technical support is not perfect and could be better. It takes a lot of time to have lacking functionalities implemented. Its integration with the BW backend should be better. Both solutions are from the same vendor. They position SAP Analytics Cloud as a reporting tool on top of the BW environment, but the integration between both is not yet 100%. For example, user management is still not synchronized.""I think it would be easier if there was another module created to retrieve only data."

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"When you do the data loading, it is slow.""We would like to see some improvement in the default properties of the solution, so that there is less need for us to spend our time coding.""Personalising Spotfire, as a whole, is painful and is something that could be made easier.""I would like to see the visualization library in this solution expanded, so that I can increase what I can offer to our clients.""The initial setup of TIBCO Spotfire is in the middle range of difficulty. The initial setup of Power BI is easier.""The initial setup can be difficult.""The handling and consumption of realtime data could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's not that costly as such for the time being."
  • "Its licensing is on a monthly basis."
  • "Compute and storage features should be sold separately."
  • "Its pricing is okay as compared to its competitors."
  • "Its price is slightly on the higher side."
  • "The pricing of this product is reasonable."
  • "This solution is pricey."
  • "The price is competitive. There is a power user license and normal user license, but the normal user license is reasonable."
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  • "The cost is a few hundred dollars per user per year."
  • "The cost of TIBCO Spotfire could improve. It should be less expensive. It's the most expensive visualization tool in our company."
  • "The price-point for this solution is negotiable depending on usage levels."
  • "This product carries a monthly licensing charge, with the amount depending on the features that are to be included. This costs also covers the use of technical support."
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    Top Answer:The ability to create a real-time data mark, using just one piece of software, is the best feature of this product.
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    Top Answer:I use this solution to handle business intelligence issues.
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    SAP BusinessObjects Cloud
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    Overview

    SAP Analytics Cloud is an all-in-one Software-as-a-Service business intelligence tool that provides the key functionalities of an analytics tool to SAP business users. This tool is built on HANA Business Intelligence (BI) platform, providing analytics from data collected from multiple sources, such as ERP, Microsoft SQL, and Salesforce, among other solutions.

    You can use SAP Analytics Cloud to compile data and perform ad-hoc reporting and analysis for predictive planning. SAP Analytics Cloud collects and analyzes the raw data from transactional systems into intelligent insights that allow you to make better decisions.

    SAP Analytics Cloud uses machine learning to clean up data, identify errors, and issues, and suggest optimization or filtering options. You can use the modeling feature in Analytics Cloud to create hierarchies and get deeper data insights.

    The three core functions of SAP Analytics Cloud consist of Planning, Predictive Analysis, and Business Intelligence as a holistic SaaS solution that offers real-time analysis to business leaders.

    SAP Analytics Cloud Capabilities

    • Data discovery
    • Machine learning
    • Integrated financial and business planning
    • Predictive analysis
    • Automated data cleansing
    • Custom widgets
    • Mobile extension
    • Role-based customization
    • Data exploration and visualization

    SAP Analytics Cloud Key Features

    • Augmented analytics: SAP Analytics Cloud allows organizations to make the most of AI (Artificial Intelligence)-powered analytics through augmented analytics. It includes a Search to Insight feature that enables users not skilled or experienced in data science to access and use the platform.

      These smart insight tools allow organizations to visualize business data without manual intervention. By combining multiple machine learning algorithms, SAP Analytics Cloud automates predictive analysis so that organizations can have significant insight into secured data.
    • Enterprise planning: As SAP Analytics Cloud is an all-in-one financial planning and analysis solution, organizations can use it to align strategies across all departments. It allows end-to-end, data-driven planning decisions via financial modeling, allocations, smart insights, and automated reporting.

      The Zero-based budgeting feature allows for an effective resources allocation with built-in collaboration tools. The finance team can collaborate easily, create budget templates and make accurate decisions.

    SAP Analytics Cloud Benefits

    • Real-time cloud insights: SAP Analytics Cloud makes it easy for users at every level to generate instant insights and improve data-driven decision-making. With SAP Analytics Cloud, you can have immediate and central access to all figures, diagrams, insights, and evaluations for every employee on every device and updated in real time.

    • Customizable dashboard: You can customize your dashboard according to your requirements. This customization means you can easily access all the relevant data on a single pane of vision tailored to your business.

    • Collaborative planning: As an all-in-one platform, SAP Analytics Cloud integrates the multiple aspects of a business into a single solution, including finance, HR, sales, and supply chain management.

    • Data on any device: You can integrate SAP Analytics Cloud with SAP S/4 HANA and deploy insights to Android and iOS devices. The SAP S/4 HANA integration also enables the rolling out of changes to multiple files and devices from a central location, so you can carry your business operations on the go over a secured cloud network.

    • In-memory technology: Since it is based on SAP HANA in-memory technology, SAP Analytics Cloud can process massive amounts of data in a short time.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Segun O., SAP HANA Developer at SOA PEOPLE, says that "The most valuable features are on the application side, where you can design applications into your analytics on the platform."

    The Head of Finance Enterprise Application at a computer software company adds that "The visualization feature is the most valuable. SAP Analytics Cloud is also very easy to use."

    "Its many features make it the best in the market," sums up a Consultor SAP Business Object, Sap Analytics Cloud at a tech services company.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Live Oak Bank
    Allergan, ASSS de Montreal, Avantium, Blue River, Bank of Montreal, Citibank, FrieslandCampina, Hellmann Logistics, Merck, Novartis
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Government11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Retailer11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company26%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Pharma/Biotech Company10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Pharma/Biotech Company8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Buyer's Guide
    SAP Analytics Cloud vs. TIBCO Spotfire
    November 2022
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    SAP Analytics Cloud is ranked 6th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 28 reviews while TIBCO Spotfire is ranked 9th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 7 reviews. SAP Analytics Cloud is rated 8.0, while TIBCO Spotfire is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SAP Analytics Cloud writes "Easy to set up with good forecasting capabilities but requires knowledge of programming languages". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TIBCO Spotfire writes "Excellent for scientific applications with a good ability to customize". SAP Analytics Cloud is most compared with Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Microsoft BI, IBM Planning Analytics and QlikView, whereas TIBCO Spotfire is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, QlikView, Qlik Sense and TIBCO BusinessWorks. See our SAP Analytics Cloud vs. TIBCO Spotfire report.

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