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We performed a comparison between Pentaho Business Analytics and QlikView based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Reporting Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Pentaho Business Analytics vs. QlikView report (Updated: September 2022).
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"We were able to install it without any assistance from tech support.""The most valuable feature of Pentaho is the Tableau report.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward."

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"Once you open it up, you see everything that you can do.""Easy to analyze data by click-through.""On the positive side, QlikView's scripting is a great asset as it functions as an ETL.""You can switch views easily.""The scalability is there.""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.""We can scale it if we need to."

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Cons
"We did not achieve the ROI. The work delivered to users had lesser value than the subscription cost.""Another concern is that Pentaho is not customizable or interactive.""The repository should be improved."

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"If a user wanted to see something not included in the application the new object had to be created by a power user or developer because Qlik view's scripting has somewhat of a learning curve.""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.""Sometimes the filters are disappearing, and I'm not sure why this is happening.""They could improve the update time.""The user interface is old.""They could improve the speed.""It is really old. We are moving towards converting everything into a Power BI environment. We want to have a self-service type of BI environment where different levels of users in organizations can log onto a portal and retrieve the data they need or get the necessary insights for decision-making that's important for them or their business unit. They have built a new version of QlikView called QlikSense, which probably competes with newer BI tools, such as Power BI, but they are far behind. That's why we are moving towards a newer tool that's easier to use and has more visualizations to represent the data."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We were lucky enough to find a Pentaho OEM partner who offered a data warehouse model and the ETL software for about 60K SGD per year."
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  • "It has an annual license. It is expensive as compared to other competitive tools that do more for less. In South African rands, we pay about 100,000 to 200,000 a year."
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    Comparison Review
    Guillermo (Bill) Cabiro
    I do use both Tableau and QlikView. Although very different, I really like both solutions. They belong to the new BI generation known as Interactive Visual Analytics. In my opinion, QlikView has a more intuitive interface for regular users or executives that are not technical experts but the development side is a little more complex. Up to version 12 QlikView did not provide drag & drop features. If a user wanted to see something not included in the application the new object had to be created by a power user or developer because Qlikview's scripting has somewhat of a learning curve. On the positive side, QlikView's scripting is a great asset as it functions as an ETL allowing the integration of hundreds of different data sources into the same visual app. Another feature that’s extremely useful is Qlik’s proprietary Associative Model that allows the users to visualize data relationships that exist as well as those that do not. Tableau on the other hand is a lot easier to use for developers, analysts or power users who need to connect, manipulate and visualize data rather quickly. While this makes Tableau a better fit for the more analytical crowd, it may not be as appealing or intuitive to the regular or casual business users as QlikView is. Tableau has full pivot, drag & drop and drill down capabilities that are great for developers or power users. They can rotate measures and dimensions and graph them instantly using visualization best practices as suggested by… Read more →
    Questions from the Community
    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:We were lucky enough to find a Pentaho OEM partner who offered a data warehouse model and the ETL software for about 60K SGD per year.
    Top Answer:To implement a logic we may need to use several components. In other tools such as Informatica, equivalent logic can be implemented with lesser components. To set the Java memory size, the… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:It has an annual license. It is expensive as compared to other competitive tools that do more for less. In South African rands, we pay about 100,000 to 200,000 a year.
    Top Answer:It is really old. We are moving towards converting everything into a Power BI environment. We want to have a self-service type of BI environment where different levels of users in organizations can… more »
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    Also Known As
    Pentaho, Kettle, Hitachi Pentaho Business Analytics
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    Overview

    Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.

    Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.

    The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.
    Canon, Gatorade, Amcor, Panasonic, Fila, Cambridge University Hospitals, Global Retail Bank, North Yorkshire Police department, Lanoo Group Publishers, and AonGroep Nederland.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Consumer Goods Company7%
    Marketing Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government14%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Consumer Goods Company5%
    Insurance Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise60%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise41%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Pentaho Business Analytics vs. QlikView
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Pentaho Business Analytics vs. QlikView and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 15th in Reporting Tools with 3 reviews while QlikView is ranked 5th in Reporting Tools with 7 reviews. Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 7.0, while QlikView is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Pentaho Business Analytics writes "Great automation, easy migration, and a rather simple setup". 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". Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Knowage, Microsoft BI, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, IBM Cognos and Qlik Sense, whereas QlikView is most compared with Tableau, Qlik Sense, Microsoft BI, SQL Server and IBM Cognos. See our Pentaho Business Analytics vs. QlikView report.

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