The main difference between the two products is, Spotfire Analyst allows sharing of dashboards with the business and enterprise (or world), where consumers can interact with visualisations, through a web browser.
You will need a Spotfire Server/Analyst bundle to facilitate the sharing of reports.
There are a few reasons, though, why you’d start with Spotfire desktop.
- Easy to install. Just a download away. You don’t have to wait for IT to install/test the Spotfire Server/Analyst bundle.
- Get a head-start with analysing your data, while the business processes the procurement.
- Price is much lower.