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Google Data Studio vs. Qlik Sense
March 2020
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"Data Studio integrates seamlessly with other Google products, and we can use it with other APIs if we like."

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"We can bring data from multiple sources and easily blend it in Qlik and create a data model (star schema).""Showing a miniature version of the chart if the case chart is bigger than the screen resolution allows us to have full context at all times.""The most valuable feature is the mobile platform.""The data is incredibly easy to share with colleagues.""The drag and drop functionality provides an easy and fast development approach.""From siloed reports, we went to a centralized knowledge hub, combining cross-functional data, and helping decision-makers see the data as a whole, therefore making more informed decisions.""Time-saving efficiencies have translated into genuine bottom-line improvements via the reduction in FTE.""The most valuable features are that Qlik has a very strong ATL available and the capacity to handle large volumes of data."

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Cons
"When you physically install a product on one machine instead of the cloud, you have a better visibility, best icon quality, etc.. It's more of an issue with how we are adapting to the transition. We are still in the early moments of using this tool, and we need to go deeper to discover some improvements."

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"Moving forward I would like to see more features that are currently available in QlikView, such as being able to better customize coloring within charts. I would also like to see the ability to add calculated dimensions to the selections tool in the page.""We have faced some issues with NPrinting, so I feel there is some improvement needed such that it would allow the use of variables and calculative fields from Qlik.""More pivot table options, like the ability to have the totals row at the bottom of the table, would be helpful.""They should generally focus more on the evolution of current capabilities rather than doing everything but only at 50% effectiveness.""Error handling is an area that needs to be improved.""There is no downside.""The SaaS offering is being enriched quickly in order to attract new customers to that space and encouraging existing customers to make the switch. The Enterprise solution is therefore lagging behind SaaS in features.""The QMC needs more work. Some of the features should be available directly from the hub. Too many duplicates/publish. Intelli-sense when loading a stored qvd would help so much with remembering column names. The pop-up windows are too small when working in the QMC."

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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."
  • "We have 20 licenses for Qlik Sense, and it is a special license that allows people in the whole company to use it over time. You buy this license and there are some minutes that can be used. For example, for the users that used only a few minutes in a month, we use this license. All the people have the ability to work with Qlik Sense. However, the number of licenses is not the number of users. The number of users that uses Qlik Sense is approximately 35 people."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:This has improved our organization by allowing people to see their data and develop visualizations themselves.
    Top Answer:There is a significant degree of sophistication required to compete with Tableau or Cognos.
    Top Answer:We primarily use this solution for business reporting.
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer: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 most valuable feature is the mobile platform.
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    QlikSense
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    Overview

    Google Data Studio (beta) turns your data into informative dashboards and reports that are easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable. Dashboarding allows you to tell great data stories to support better business decisions.

    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
    Genesys, Shueisha
    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
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Retailer12%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Google Data Studio vs. Qlik Sense
    March 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about Google Data Studio vs. Qlik Sense and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Google Data Studio is ranked 10th in Reporting Tools with 1 review while Qlik Sense is ranked 3rd in Data Visualization with 22 reviews. Google Data Studio is rated 8.0, while Qlik Sense is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Google Data Studio writes "The cloud environment makes it easier to use large volumes of data and collaborate with coworkers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qlik Sense writes "Robust solution, but could use a PowerPoint integration". Google Data Studio is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, Microsoft BI, QlikView, Tableau and Looker, whereas Qlik Sense is most compared with Tableau, Alteryx, QlikView, Amazon QuickSight and Microsoft BI. See our Google Data Studio vs. Qlik Sense report.

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