TIBCO Unveils Silver Spotfire 2.0 to Meet Growing Demand for Easy-To-Use, Cloud-Based Analytics Solutions

TIBCO Silver Spotfire 2.0 Enables Any Business User to Cost-Effectively Create, Share and View Key Analytic Insights

Las Vegas, NV


27 September, 2011


TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) announced today at TUCON®, the company's annual customer and business partner conference, the general availability of TIBCO Silver® Spotfire 2.0 – a portfolio of on-demand offerings enabling anyone with an Internet connection to quickly and easily create, publish, and share customized business intelligence (BI) dashboards and advanced analytics applications via the cloud. TIBCO Silver Spotfire 2.0 is available as a tiered collection of packages to best meet consumers' needs – from a personal user to a business team to small, medium or large-sized businesses. The solution offers tiered capabilities, scalability and affordable pricing so users can tailor a solution for the level of reporting or analytic application that best supports their needs and budget, with each solution offering a free trial period. With no IT department required, users can also access a range of pre-loaded templates and a support community to help quickly start a dashboard or analysis.

Today, organizations large and small are moving to cloud applications to help their colleagues get more from the Internet, their company resources, and their data in record time. TIBCO Silver Spotfire 2.0 leapfrogs the typical IT limitations by letting any Web user create new analytic dashboards and applications in minutes to simply and easily build and share insights derived from data in a way that fosters collaboration. Part of TIBCO's evolving Silver portfolio, TIBCO Silver Spotfire 2.0 streamlines the process of delivering cloud-based analytic applications and dashboards by offering cost-effective, pre-packaged levels of expansive Web-based sharing and hosting based upon real-life implementation experience.

According to Brian McDonough, research manager for IDC's Business Analytics Solutions research service, business analytics software-as-a-service (SaaS) will grow three times faster than the total business analytics software market. "The business analytics SaaS market is poised for tremendous growth as more organizations turn to cloud-based computing in support of non-IT users struggling with the task of relating and analyzing data in multiple spreadsheets and other data sources," said McDonough. "By offering easy-to-use interactive analytics, vendors like Spotfire are giving line-of-business users the power to make informed business decisions at all levels of the organization."

TIBCO Silver Spotfire 2.0 is more than just traditional BI in a SaaS offering, as it gives users the ability to embed live dashboards into their social media applications, including business blogs, online articles, tweets, and live feeds, all without complex development or corporate IT resources. Users can also embed dashboards within TIBCO's tibbr® solution via a stream so followers of that stream can then obtain and share real-time information. Overall, the software's capabilities foster collaboration, which allows users to showcase and exchange ideas and insights – either internally or publicly. In addition, it allows users to share solutions and application templates with customers, prospects, and other members of the community.

"TIBCO Silver Spotfire is an easy-to-use solution that scales to meet the demands of beginner analysts all the way up to the most seasoned analysts, whether they need to analyze their sales pipeline, track invoices including budgeted and actual expenses, or examine the effectiveness of marketing campaigns," said Lars Bauerle, vice president of product strategy at TIBCO Spotfire. "This newly enhanced solution also offers a secure environment for a variety of business users to analyze important data in order to make better informed business decisions that can impact the bottom line."

TIBCO Silver Spotfire 2.0 introduces an extensive library of out-of-the-box analysis and dashboard templates designed to jumpstart the analysis process for those users hoping to avoid starting from scratch. The library features dashboards and analysis applications from a range of industries and business departments and utilizes best practices for data visualization and information insight. In addition to templates, consumers can benefit from an online product tour, a host of short how-to demos, an analytics blog and a support community.

Depending on the level of functionality needed and budget, TIBCO Silver Spotfire 2.0 software supports four distinct types of authors, while offering increasing degrees of scalability and workgroup requirements:

  • Personal – Perfect for users just beginning to take advantage of the power of data visualization to obtain more insight from their data or Excel spreadsheets. Includes online dashboard essentials, 10,000 rows (50MB) of shared Web content with a limit of 10 concurrent read-only Web users for public applications. A free one-year trial is available.
  • Personal Plus – Ideal for consumers looking to create interactive dashboards for workgroups or teams to view and collaborate. Includes online dashboard essentials and secure Web sharing for $99 a year, 100,000 rows (100MB) of shared Web content, with two named users for secure sharing, and a limit of 20 concurrent read-only Web users for public applications. A free 30-day trial is available.
  • Publisher – Suited for business analysts who frequently use dashboards for business analysis projects. Includes productivity tools for online dashboards and is available for $99 a month or $1,000 per year, including 1 million rows (250MB) of shared Web content, with five named users for secure sharing, and a limit of 50 concurrent read-only Web users for public applications. A free 30-day trial is available.
  • Analyst – Built for experienced, technical analysts who want to connect to large data sets and author multiple analysis applications. Elite analytic functionality is available for $399 a month or $4,500 per year, including 5 million rows (500MB) of shared Web content, with five named users for secure sharing, and a limit of 50 concurrent read-only Web users for public applications. A free 30-day trial is available.

"TIBCO Silver Spotfire 2.0 provides a significant opportunity for a variety of users, including individuals, teams, and departments of all sizes – without dedicated IT resources – to create, publish, and share dashboards and reports as desired," said Brand Niemann, director and senior data scientist at Semanticommunity.info. "By leveraging this cost-effective and easy-to-use solution, I will be able to dramatically accelerate the time that is needed to both build and deploy custom applications, saving crucial time and money for my data science products and clients."

To get started with TIBCO Silver Spotfire 2.0, and to access the template library and support community, visit: https://silverspotfire.tibco.com.

TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. Whether it's efficient claims or trade processing, cross-selling products based on real-time customer behavior, or averting a crisis before it happens, TIBCO provides companies the two-second advantage® – the ability to capture the right information, at the right time, and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage. More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes, and applications in real time. Learn more at www.tibco.com.

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