Getting Started with TIBCO Spotfire®
Last updated:
2:05pm Nov 13, 2017

  Welcome to the getting started guide for Spotfire!

This is your map for all things Spotfire, including links to get started, find meetups, link to our new Component Exchange, find tips and tricks, training, and more. For a newsletter-like view of this kind of information with bite-size weekly updates on new events, articles, noteworthy Q&A discussions, and more, checkout the Spotfire Customer Success Center.

Get Started Using Spotfire: You just heard Spotfire is cool (it is!) - where do you start? It depends on what device you want to use:

What's New in Spotfire Spotfire 7.10 is our latest product release for TIBCO Spotfire. Spotfire 7.10 provides a new high resolution export to PDF feature, including a modern user friendly UI with a live preview. In addition there are also very useful improvements in data access (especially for SAP BW users), visual analytics, and for administrators we have made the node manager upgrade process simpler.  Read this Wiki page for a tour of what's new in Spotfire today.

TIBCO Spotfire Meetups and UsergroupsOnline communities are great, but it's more fun to meet in person. Find a Meetup in your area and review the ones we've done recently. 

Weekly Orientation Webinar. New users get an introduction to how to get started using Spotfire.

Spotfire App Store and Component ExchangeWe've launched our TIBCO Component Exchange here on our new TIBCO community. The Exchange is a place to find and share free, BSD-licensed components for Spotfire.  Download Data functions and Analysis templates that enable you to easily extend Spotfire capabilities.  And we continue to have a great network of partner marketplaces like Exchange.AI, which includes apps for data quality, data science, finance, integration, knowledge management, manufacturing, oil and gas, and more.

Spotfire YouTube Channel:  English  |  en Espanol . Short how-to videos that explain how to accomplish simple tasks in Spotfire.

Free Quick Reference Topics. Expand your proficiency with Spotfire in short, free, 20 minute education modules.

Spotfire Demo Gallery. Great inspiration on how to deliver stories about your data in Spotfire. 

Ask Dr Spotfire:  Whether you’re brand new to TIBCO Spotfire® or have a problem that’s been bugging you for a while, we’re here to help! TIBCO is now holding free, regular "office hours" for all Spotfire users where we’ll answer your questions about all things Spotfire, share tips and tricks, and help you discover new powerful features you might have missed. Dr. Spotfire office hours are staffed by our top data scientists and education staff—the experts from TIBCO Software. 

Tips & Tricks. How-to tips & tricks to get you on your way to becoming a Spotfire power user!

The Spotfire Community Newsletter is a quarterly newsletter for the Spotfire community and analytics enthusiasts. It is a great resource for Spotfire product news, upcoming events, featured technologies, thought leadership articles and more.  Overview with topics links to all editions to-date and sign-up details - don't miss out!

TIBCO Spotfire Product Documentation. The home of the official Spotfire product documentation. 

Interactive Guided Spotfire Cloud Getting Started Tutorial:  Please use this step-by-step interactive tutorial to quickly learn how to use Spotfire to build effective analytical solutions and dashboards.

Spotfire Training. Online and on-demand training for TIBCO Spotfire Professionals tailored by Spotfire user role (analyst, business author, consumer, administrator), and links to other training options. 

    Spotfire Learning Hub. Links to all the community forums, training sites, documentation, and webinars. 

    Spotfire consulting services from TIBCO. TIBCO expert professional services for Spotfire.

    The Spotfire Partner NetworkLooking for a partner for help with Spotfire? Want to join our community? Start here, or look for how they can help you on the partner community Wiki page here.

    Spotfire Product Overview. Overview of all Spotfire products on the community site. 

    Book: TIBCO Spotfire - A Comprehensive Primer by Michael Phillips


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    Feedback (2)

    Hi Mansi, Thanks for your interest in Spotfire. It is easy to get started with Spotfire, and no prerequisite knowledge is needed. You may also find this customer success page useful for information about tips & tricks, events, educational options, Dr. Spotfire, and more resources available to you as you get started with Spotfire. Here is the link to begin your Spotfire trial

    wdurrett 11:03am Nov. 07, 2017


    Yes I have heard lot about TiBCo Spotfire is cool and interesting to get on with it. I need to know whether any prerequisite knowledge to posses before getting started with Soptfire.

    ~Mansi Rao

    missmansirao 8:17pm Nov. 05, 2017