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

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"This solution is easy to learn how to use."

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Cons
"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.""The user interface is old.""The solution is quite costly.""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.""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.""They could improve the update time."

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"This solution does not have tabs. In order to have tabs, you have to download an add-on to mimic the tabs. They should be integrated to improve the solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "This solution is more expensive than Tableau, Qlik and Dundas. It is an expensive tool. They charge $75,000 while Tableau is $45,000."
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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: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 »
    Top Answer:This solution is easy to learn how to use.
    Top Answer:This solution is more expensive than Tableau, Qlik and Dundas. It is an expensive tool. They charge $75,000 while Tableau is $45,000.
    Top Answer:This solution does not have tabs. In order to have tabs, you have to download an add-on to mimic the tabs. They should be integrated to improve the solution. We have also experienced bugs in the… more »
    Ranking
    5th
    out of 49 in Reporting Tools
    Views
    7,913
    Comparisons
    6,550
    Reviews
    8
    Average Words per Review
    591
    Rating
    7.5
    14th
    out of 49 in Reporting Tools
    Views
    2,369
    Comparisons
    1,816
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    335
    Rating
    8.0
    Comparisons
    Tableau logo
    Compared 13% of the time.
    Qlik Sense logo
    Compared 11% of the time.
    Microsoft BI logo
    Compared 8% of the time.
    SQL Server logo
    Compared 7% of the time.
    IBM Cognos logo
    Compared 6% of the time.
    Microsoft BI logo
    Compared 26% of the time.
    Tableau logo
    Compared 23% of the time.
    Amazon QuickSight logo
    Compared 9% of the time.
    Domo logo
    Compared 7% of the time.
    Qlik Sense logo
    Compared 6% of the time.
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    Overview

    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.

    Sisense is an end-to-end business analytics software that enables users to easily prepare and analyze large, complex datasets. Sisense’s Single-Stack BI software includes data preparation, data management, analysis, visualization and reporting capabilities.

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    Sample Customers
    Canon, Gatorade, Amcor, Panasonic, Fila, Cambridge University Hospitals, Global Retail Bank, North Yorkshire Police department, Lanoo Group Publishers, and AonGroep Nederland.
    Ebay, WIX, Wave Accounting, ESPN.com, Magellan Luxury Hotel, Paylogic, Sony, Merck, EDA, One Hour Translation, NASA, Plastic Jungle, Philips, Yahoo
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Consumer Goods Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Recruiting/Hr Firm10%
    Marketing Services Firm10%
    University10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise41%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise24%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
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    QlikView is ranked 5th in Reporting Tools with 8 reviews while Sisense is ranked 14th in Reporting Tools with 1 review. QlikView is rated 7.6, while Sisense is rated 8.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sisense writes "Business intelligence solution that has improved automation and provided meaningful insights". QlikView is most compared with Tableau, Qlik Sense, Microsoft BI, SQL Server and IBM Cognos, whereas Sisense is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, Amazon QuickSight, Domo and Qlik Sense.

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