I have recently been assessing analytics dashboard tools. Two have been considered.
Tableau - foundded in Mountain View, CA and now Based in Seattle
Spotfire - with a very long tradition in the data and analytics space, Tibco acquired it in 2007
Tibco Spotfire's is generally seen as more capable for heavy lifting of complex and large datasets and benefits from a much larger client portfolio.
Other benefits include support for S+ and the support for content analytics. It enables exporting of analysis so that it can be accessed interactively via a web browser. which can have a very significant impact on the overall cost of access.
On the other hand, Tableau supports a Windows end user client and more data connections than Spotfire.
Do you use any of these? What do you consider most important in a dashboard tool?