We performed a comparison between Qlik Sense and QlikView based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Embedded BI solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The extensibility of the Platform with either internally created extensions or the use of third-party provided items really opens the platform up."
"Some of the valuable areas of this solution include producing individual reports and closing the gap."
"It is simple to develop, which is good."
"The solution is scalable."
"What I found most valuable in Qlik Sense is its flexibility. It's a very flexible tool, and it has a lot of capabilities compared to Tableau and Power BI. In Qlik Sense, you can take data from any of the systems, and you can do data transformation, prepare the data, then present your KPIs. Data transformation isn't present in Tableau, Power BI, and other tools. In Qlik Sense, you're able to get the data and directly present that data. The presentation layer is also very good in Qlik Sense. My company is very happy with this tool."
"Qlik Sense brings in the concept of shared libraries where one user can create custom dimensions (even with drill-down functionality), measures, and even visualizations and save it to the "Master Items," from which the other users can simply drag and drop to use it for their analysis."
"The product responds fast for data analysis."
"All the visualizations have been so valuable."
"It excels in supporting database connections and various database types."
"QlikView is a scalable solution that multiple users can easily use."
"The most valuable feature of QlikView is the integration with other third-party tools."
"It enables us to configure various elements, such as dashboard settings, including factors like color schemes and other customization parameters."
"The product’s most valuable feature is its ability to view the entire data available for analysis."
"Once you open it up, you see everything that you can do."
"On the positive side, QlikView's scripting is a great asset as it functions as an ETL."
"The integration with Salesforce has helped us gain access to crucial sales data in real-time."
"The one thing I would probably try to add is some kind of tutorial since the tool has a lot of options to work with, and for someone who is just starting and does not have any prior experience, it can be a little overwhelming."
"They need to keep it as simple as possible but include as much advanced functionality as possible by positioning all the objects on the page, changing colors for all the objects, improving sheets actions, etc."
"In my opinion, collaborative development of the Qlik Apps is a bit tricky and difficult in the Qlik Sense Cloud."
"The scripts available in the solution are not great."
"It's going to take 20 to 30 minutes to refresh sometimes."
"What needs improvement in Qlik Sense is the support. It could be faster. My organization had already talked to Qlik management and has escalated multiple times, so management is looking into the support."
"Right now, it is complex and you have to understand the data model prior to analyzing it, so basically I would like to see an integration with Excel in the future."
"I am starting to work with Qlik Sense SaaS these days. This environment has its own reporting service, however, one of the things that could be better for the people that are already using Nprinting, is to have a Nprinting in SaaS."
"There is a lack of static PDF report generation and automatic resizing of the dashboard to fit the device."
"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."
"Sometimes, dealing with complex reports requires more effort, which could be really improved."
"There's room for improvement in the area of management's handling of concerns."
"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."
"Sometimes the filters are disappearing, and I'm not sure why this is happening."
"QlikView certainly lacks in its ability to share visualizations or create visualizations easily."
"The solution should be mobile-responsive. It should also include drag-and-drop and slice-and-dice features."
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:
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.”
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.
Qlik Sense is ranked 1st in Embedded BI with 22 reviews while QlikView is ranked 3rd in Embedded BI with 15 reviews. Qlik Sense is rated 8.6, while QlikView is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Qlik Sense writes "Robust solution, but could use a PowerPoint integration". 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". Qlik Sense is most compared with Tableau, Amazon QuickSight, Microsoft BI, Apache Superset and Alteryx, whereas QlikView is most compared with Tableau, SQL Server, Microsoft BI, Amazon QuickSight and SAP Crystal Reports. See our Qlik Sense vs. QlikView report.
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