: Executive Summary"> Executive Summary: Spotfire DecisionSite Posters 7.1.1
Organizations that do extensive data analysis will appreciate the power and comprehensiveness of DecisionSites graphing and data-filtering features. However, the Posters Web client is much less capable than the full Windows client, and the package as a whole is very expensive.
Starting prices for all the required pieces of Spotfire DecisionSite Posters range from $50,000 to $150,000, with large deployments moving into the million-dollar range. This cost limits the package to organizations that need the specific vertical extensions DecisionSite offers such as genomic data analysis or geographical analysis, or to a small set of employees doing extensive data analysis. (+) Provides easy way to send preformatted charts of key data to colleagues; offers a discussion board to post comments on data, with comments linked to particular chart displays; full client offers great flexibility in displaying multidimensional data in a single view. (-) High cost; Oracle8i database dependencies; Web client supports only 2-D scatter charts, histograms and bar charts, a small set of what the full client provides; Web client requires IE 5.0 or later; message board doesnt provide discussion threading. EVALUATION SHORT LIST
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