We performed a comparison between Microsoft BI and QlikView based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Reporting solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The most valuable feature of the solution is that it is an easy-to-use tool."
"It is very good, and it supports the Microsoft ecosystem, including Excel, etc."
"In my opinion, Microsoft BI is a low-cost solution, and it could be an interesting solution for a tourism company."
"My understanding is that the initial setup is pretty easy."
"It's a very easy-to-use solution."
"What I like about Power BI is how fast you are able to create dashboards and how fast you are able to fetch the data. You can connect to the database or data source, and then you can design your dashboards very easily."
"The one feature most of our customers like is data visualization. When we were doing BI directly from SQL, most users found it challenging to create their own reports. Power BI has self-serve analytics that the end-users can do themselves. On most projects, people are primarily using data visualization and self-serve analytics."
"The stability is great and continues to get better and better."
"We can scale it if we need to."
"We use QlikView for its cost-effectiveness and ease of integration with databases."
"It is useful to use a tool like this to have a view of data at a point in time. You can extract and create little data sets that you can store, and then over time, you can have a view for tracking changes. Especially when you work with a relational database or a database that's a production database, the data is dynamic, but if you use QlikView, you can take a snapshot of different datasets. In your own time, you can then get insights and report, build, analyze, and draw whatever you need from the data, which is quite useful."
"The most valuable feature of QlikView is the integration with other third-party tools."
"QlikView is one of the strongest tools, I would say. Also, it has a very vast capability to process the data"
"It's incredibly fast and can handle large volumes of data without slowing down our operations."
"You can switch views easily."
"The integration with Salesforce has helped us gain access to crucial sales data in real-time."
"It is not yet ready for enterprises. For a big enterprise data model, it is not so stable, and it also doesn't scale so well."
"Areas for improvement would be the construction of reports and the dashboard budget."
"Microsoft Power BI can be confusing, because it has two languages that you need to learn if you want to use it, and this makes it more difficult for nontechnical users."
"The reporting needs to be improved."
"One of the more difficult things to do is to export some of the data from Power BI to Excel."
"You need to purchase upgraded support separately."
"The maps in Power BI could be improved. You deal with many maps over the years, like maps of America and Saudi Arabia. The maps aren't detailed enough, and there aren't enough visualization tools. Whenever I want to use a map, I struggle with choosing the right visualization."
"The reporting could be a bit better."
"There's room for improvement in the area of management's handling of concerns."
"There is a challenge on the frontend when it comes to browsing data through QlikView, as it isn't entirely compatible with other platforms we use."
"They could provide a user-friendly analysis process rather than specialized IT resource code."
"The solution should be mobile-responsive. It should also include drag-and-drop and slice-and-dice features."
"QlikView certainly lacks in its ability to share visualizations or create visualizations easily."
"The only thing I would improve about it is the fact that it refreshes all the time, and when it does that, it just deletes all the options you had, all the filters that you had selected, so you need to select them from the beginning."
"They should offer the capability to directly access data from SaaS environments, as it would simplify the migration process, and while it may seem like a minor enhancement, it would be beneficial to our clients."
"There is a lack of static PDF report generation and automatic resizing of the dashboard to fit the device."
Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that connects to all your data sources and turns your data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business, ensuring data accuracy, consistency, and security.
Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server - with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end users to better analyze their data, collaborate, and better present their data.
The BI platform empowers members of your organization to make data-driven decisions that drive strategic actions quickly by allowing them to work together easily on the same data, share insights, and collaborate on reports using other Microsoft Office applications.
Microsoft BI Benefits
Some of the benefits of using Microsoft BI include:
Reviews from Real Users
Microsoft BI stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its integration options and its data analytics capabilities.
Tariq R., an operations & BI analyst at American Hospital Dubai, writes, “Power BI is a complete ecosystem. It has an integrated ETL tool and good connectivity with applications such as Office 365 and SQL. Power BI supports the DAX and Power Query M languages. These languages are making Power BI very strong in data analytics, and you can do many types of analysis. ”
QlikView is a Business Intelligence tool that allows you to keep tabs on all of your business-related information in a clean, clear, and easy to access database that is intuitive to build and simple to navigate. It is ideal for business owners who wish to improve overall output by creating the most productive system possible.
Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Reporting with 80 reviews while QlikView is ranked 5th in Reporting with 17 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while QlikView is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "User friendly, easy to set up and great for analyzing data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of QlikView writes "Snapshots are helpful for having a view of the data at a point in time and comparing changes, but it is expensive and far behind other modern tools". Microsoft BI is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, Tableau, KNIME, Domo and Oracle OBIEE, whereas QlikView is most compared with Tableau, SQL Server, Amazon QuickSight, TIBCO Spotfire and IBM Cognos. See our Microsoft BI vs. QlikView report.
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