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April 2022
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Pros
"The optimization and flexibility of visualization tools."

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"Qlik Sense has a modern look and feel and a very intuitive UI, so non-technical users find it very user friendly.""The flexibility of Qlik Sense and the addition of 3rd party extensions allow us to extend the use of Qlik Sense beyond analytics and bring the platform to the core of our digital workplace, augmenting analytics with workflow, and team collaboration.""The data is incredibly easy to share with colleagues.""We can bring data from multiple sources and easily blend it in Qlik and create a data model (star schema).""There are a lot of features available in this solution, it has been very easy to use. We have found it to be less complex and user-friendly compared to other solutions we have used.""My organization now has data from disparate systems at their fingertips in a way that lets them get the answers they need when they want it.""With the changing business landscape, it is nice to access Qlik Sense through an external website. As an organization when we use QlikView Desktop, we need to connect to our internal network. We can access QlikView through the QlikView access point but the website has a little different look and feel than the desktop application.""We can easily and quickly deploy new dashboards that reach a wide audience and any changes get reflected almost instantaneously for the users."

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Cons
"Security could be improved thereby avoiding the necessity of a third party plugin."

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"The solution needs to make improvements to the licensing model. They need to make it more affordable at scale, and to make it more affordable for those companies at the low end of the market as well.""More pivot table options, like the ability to have the totals row at the bottom of the table, would be helpful.""Even though a huge set of learning material is available, anyone starting his/her journey on learning the software doesn't even know where to start it. The so-called Continous Classroom service is not cheap, but there are many free tutorials, they are not sorted or enlisted adequately though.""Error handling is an area that needs to be improved.""Areas for improvement include user-friendliness, self-service, and some of the visualization options for generating reports.""If a team wants to keep track of source code changes, there is not an out-of-the-box solution for it.""They need to make security rules to access applications and data security easier and customizable.""Qlik dashboards are not friendly with end-users, but they have been enhancing this shorted in some recent releases and next releases hopefully."

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  • "The license mechanism of Qlik is quite complicated and not exchangeable. Such as 2016, they charge licenses by token, 1500$ for a token / 1 user. 2018: they change to 2 kinds of licenses: professional 1500$ / user, analyzer 800$ / user. 2019: they support subscription with 70$ Monthly for professional, 40$ monthly for analyzers, but for those you’re using perpetual licenses, they don't support acquiring more subscription licenses. The maintenance fee yearly are also high, 20% of the perpetual license."
  • "For on-premise enterprise users, a number of additional features come at a premium cost."
  • "I would rate Qlik's pricing four out of five."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The UI is flexible and the visibility of the dashboard is amazing.
    Top Answer: 
    Hi @Faustine Chisasa,  I will go with ELK + Grafana. Elasticsearch is highly distributed, scalable and fast. You got power of storage. Logstash is highly pluggable and rich in plugins. You can use… more »
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    It depends on the Data architecture and the complexity of your requirement. Some great tools in the market are Qlik Sense, Power BI, OBIEE, Tableau, etc. I have recently started using Cognos… more »
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    There are many...It would rather depend what System BI architecture or Enterprise legacy you have at your end...I would recommend as follows:  1) If you have legacies of SAP, Oracle  - look for SAP… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The extensibility of the Platform with either internally created extensions or the use of third-party provided items really opens the platform up.
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    Overview

    Kibana lets you visualize your Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack, so you can do anything from learning why you're getting paged at 2:00 a.m. to understanding the impact rain might have on your quarterly numbers.

    Qlik Sense is a visual analytics and business intelligence (BI) platform that gives users full control over their system’s data. From this platform they can control every aspect of their system data. It maximizes an organization’s ability to make decisions driven by their data.

    Benefits of Qlik Sense

    Some of the benefits of using Qlik Sense include:

    • Easily manipulate data: Qlik Sense allows users to easily combine and otherwise manipulate their system’s data. It allows them to create interactive visual representations of your datasets. The many different ways that the data can be represented offer many potential options for how to analyze the data. These choices enable users to easily gain critical insights.
    • Easily automate alerts and routine actions: Qlik Sense enables users to keep a close eye on their data. Automatic alerts that will notify them if their data changes in any way. Users don’t need expert knowledge of coding to create automated data-driven events. Users of all experience levels can take advantage of this benefit. Qlik Sense enables routine actions to be automated when necessary data insights will spur the system to take action. This combination of analytics and other tools empower users to take charge of their data.
    • Customize reporting: Users can set Qlik Sense to generate custom reports. These reports can also be customized to be shared by way of one of several methods, allowing users to control who sees their data and what they see.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Qlik Sense stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its associative analytics technology and its remote access capability. Qlik Sense employs an associative analytics engine that gives users the ability to take their data analytics to the next level. Users can create visual connections between different datasets spread across their network, creating deep insights that enable users to gain a full understanding of their data. This engine is easily scaled up to allow a large number of users to benefit from the deep insights that it provides. Users can access Qlik Sense from anywhere in the world. Qlik Sense has an online portal that can be used consistently from anywhere at all. Having the ability to remotely analyze data gives users flexibility when it comes to choosing how to deploy their manpower.

    Jarno L., the managing director of B2IT, writes, “The associative technology features are the solution's most valuable aspects. Qlik was the first company to implement an in-memory associative analytics engine. This basically means that all data is loaded into memory, but it also means that instead of joining data together, the data is associated together. From the front end, from the user interface point of view, data can be joined or included or excluded on the fly. It can be drilled down and drilled through and users can slice and dice it and that type of thing can be done from anywhere in the data to any other place in the data. It doesn't have to be predefined. It doesn't have to have hierarchies or anything like that.”

    Tami S., the senior business intelligence analyst at the La Jolla Group, writes, “With the changing business landscape, it is nice to access Qlik Sense through an external website. As an organization when we use QlikView Desktop, we need to connect to our internal network. We can access QlikView through the QlikView access point but the website has a little different look and feel than the desktop application. We appreciate that Qlik Sense is browser-based and the user experience is the same whether at home, in the office or on a boat. As long as the user has internet access, performance is the same.”

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    Sample Customers
    Sprint, Grab, Volkswagen, Autopilot, Voyages-SNCF.com, Just Eat, Accenture, Dell, Verizon Wireless, Kaidee, Green Man Gaming, Compare Group, Tango, Quizlet
    Abbvie, Airbus, Barclays, BT Openreach, BMW, Daimler AG, HSBC, IKEA, Nationwide Building Society, Royal Mail Group, Sanofi, Siemens, Wendy'', Vodafone, Volvo
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Retailer11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Healthcare Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government7%
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise82%
    Buyer's Guide
    Data Visualization
    April 2022
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    ELK Kibana is ranked unranked in Data Visualization with 1 review while Qlik Sense is ranked 3rd in Data Visualization with 24 reviews. ELK Kibana is rated 8.0, while Qlik Sense is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of ELK Kibana writes "Visualization tools are optimized providing us with increased flexibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qlik Sense writes "Great UI, good data parsing capabilities and very good scalability". ELK Kibana is most compared with Tableau, Splunk, Databricks, Oracle Analytics Cloud and IBM Cognos Dashboard, whereas Qlik Sense is most compared with Tableau, Alteryx, QlikView, IBM Cognos and Microsoft BI.

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