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The Spotfire Analytics Platform

TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Platform is an open analytic platform. It can be automated, integrated, and extended to meet business process challenges and custom application needs. It is used by thousands of customers to gain an information advantage over their competitors.

The visual and interactive experience of the Spotfire Analytic Clients helps business professionals and analysts rapidly reveal previously unseen insights in their data.

What distinguishes the Spotfire Analytics Platform from the previous generation of business intelligence platforms is the speed in which it can be adapted to specific business challenges.

The Spotfire Analytics Platform is made up of three major pieces, each of which contributes to the speed of adaptability in its own way:

  • Configure
    Spotfire Analytics Clients allow you to configure analytic applications.
  • Administer
    The Spotfire Server provides a centralized point of administration and integration into existing corporate IT and data infrastructure.
  • Extend
    The Spotfire Analytic Developer Kits are unique in their ability to extend the capabilities of the Spotfire Analytics Platform.

The Spotfire Analytics Platform


In its simplest form, an analytic application could be a single visualization saved as a .dxp file. Each and every analytic application is tied to and customized around a specific process within an organization.

Spotfire analytic applications navigate users to known places of insight and discovery, while simultaneously leaving downstream users free to explore the data and pursue their own questions on demand. In turn, as those users uncover new findings and insights, they can publish and share their resulting guided applications with a single click.

Spotfire's unique ability to eliminate the barrier between authors and recipients of analysis means that business users can ask and answer their own questions on demand. This model of self-service removes the latency that currently exists when front line business professionals are forced to call in over-burdened support teams of analysts and IT specialists. The direct result is faster and better data-driven decisions being made throughout an organization.

Competing on Analytics

In order for analytics to have their maximum impact on an organization their use must permeate throughout:

  1. All available data and systems that can aid decision-making,
  2. All functions and processes within an organization, and
  3. All roles and skill sets that are involved in the process.

As analytic applications shift the power to answer their own questions to the business users, analysts and IT professionals are freed up to focus on the higher value tasks of expanding the reach and impact of analytics in improving decision making within their organizations.

IT and analysts need to focus on:

  • Capturing and developing standard operating procedures and best practices for each of the processes within your organization,
  • Managing information models and access,
  • Integrating existing business and analytic systems,
  • Broadly deploying applications, and
  • Administering configurations for different user groups.

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