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We performed a comparison between SAS Access and TIBCO Spotfire based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Data Integration solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed SAS Access vs. TIBCO Spotfire report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the ease of access to the data in those databases.""The most valuable feature is you have native access to the external databases."

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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.""This solution allows us to integrate data from across all client departments, for effective reporting via a single dashboard.""From a scalability standpoint, I would say it's pretty fantastic.""It's scalable.""It’s stable and straightforward.""Spotfire is excellent for scientific applications, especially because of its integration with RNG.""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."

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Cons
"The solution can provide access to the newer databases that come out sooner.""I can't really recall any missing feature or general improvement that is needed. We don't really add too many new kinds of databases and therefore our needs are already met."

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"The initial setup can be difficult.""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 design of the UI could be improved.""Personalising Spotfire, as a whole, is painful and is something that could be made easier.""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.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution's pricing and licensing are expensive."
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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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable aspect of the solution is the ease of access to the data in those databases.
    Top Answer:I don't get involved in the licensing process. I can't speak to the exact costs that our company pays. I can say that this solution does not come as part of a larger package. You do have to pay for it… more »
    Top Answer:I can't really recall any missing feature or general improvement that is needed. We don't really add too many new kinds of databases and therefore our needs are already met.
    Top Answer:The ability to create a real-time data mark, using just one piece of software, is the best feature of this product.
    Top Answer:The price-point for this solution is negotiable depending on usage levels.
    Top Answer:I would like to see the visualization library in this solution expanded, so that I can increase what I can offer to our clients. I would also like an option for dashboard creation on mobile and tablet… more »
    Ranking
    38th
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    694
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    Reviews
    2
    Average Words per Review
    373
    Rating
    8.5
    Views
    6,800
    Comparisons
    4,603
    Reviews
    9
    Average Words per Review
    799
    Rating
    8.4
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    Also Known As
    SAS/Access
    Spotfire
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    Overview
    SAS/ACCESS is an out-of-the-box solution for integrating SAS and third-party databases. You can read, write and update data regardless of the database or platform. Because the data appears native to SAS, there is no need to learn Structured Query Language (SQL) or any other database-specific query languages.

    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
    Los Angeles County, West Midlands Police, Credit Guarantee Corporation, Canada Post, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
    Allergan, ASSS de Montreal, Avantium, Blue River, Bank of Montreal, Citibank, FrieslandCampina, Hellmann Logistics, Merck, Novartis
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Insurance Company9%
    Government9%
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company26%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Pharma/Biotech Company10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Energy/Utilities Company15%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise77%
    Buyer's Guide
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    SAS Access is ranked 38th in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews while TIBCO Spotfire is ranked 8th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 9 reviews. SAS Access is rated 8.6, while TIBCO Spotfire is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of SAS Access writes "Great for database access with an easy installation and good scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TIBCO Spotfire writes "Excellent for scientific applications with a good ability to customize". SAS Access is most compared with Toad Data Point, SSIS, Mule Anypoint Platform, SAP Process Orchestration and Informatica PowerCenter, whereas TIBCO Spotfire is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, QlikView, Qlik Sense and Alteryx.

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