Qlik Sense Valuable Features

LesCampbell - PeerSpot reviewer
Audit Data Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

Qlik Sense is essentially a web-based tool even though it's on-prem – you're working off an HTML page – so it's pretty quick. Your processing speed does not matter because you're using a lot of stuff through the web. That's great because it brings down the cost in regards to hardware.

At the same time, learning the language is quite easy. It's not SQL, it's not Python, it's natural database language, so you can pick up the usage pretty easily.

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IS Sr Reporting Specialist at Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc.

The ETL capability is great. It facilitated the integration of data from different sources without a true data warehouse. Being able to pull data directly from the ERP system and apply the business rules in Qlik, and combine it with the BI data, decreased the business process time. We had to send every request over to our overseas BI team. Being able to have at least one BI resource in-house who is an expert in Qlik, we decrease the development time and started delivering solutions in a much more timely manner. 

The ease of use, providing a self-service environment, and high performance when interacting with the dashboards and reports are all great.

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Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable features of Qlik Sense are the integration and panel for reports. The integration is very fast even though we process a lot of information. 

The super user can also make changes. It's very friendly to work with after you have had some training. It's very straightforward to make the changes that you need for everyday work.

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NizarAhmad - PeerSpot reviewer
BI & EIS Manager at Almarai Company Limited

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.

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Edgar Olmos Ascanio - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Intelligence Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees

Qlik sense has a lot of advantages, including:
- For the final user it is a simple tool.
- You can develop a dashboard in hours.
- The changes in a dashboard are very easy. We don't have the common problems that we have using multidimensional cubes.
- The In-Memory engine helps to analyze big sets of that in seconds.
- The storage is small. Qlik compresses the data in QVDs.
- The ROI is very fast. The time of implementation is short and the infrastructure is not too expensive. Qlik uses Windows Servers.

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Solution Architect at HSBC

The extensibility of the Platform with either internally created extensions or the use of third-party provided items really opens the platform up.

Drag and drop objects create a quick learning curve to create basic reports that still provide business benefits.

Continued development for on-premises versions to enable companies with more restricted data sets that cannot move to Saas/cloud solutions to still benefit from new product enhancements

Ability to highly customize infrastructure/environment set-ups to open huge possibilities.

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Marcelo Galano Nuñez - PeerSpot reviewer
Analytics Technician at Eurofragance SLU

Qlik Sense has a lot of features that I find valuable.

It's easy to use. As a user, you can learn the basics very quickly and they provide you with free material that makes it easy to learn.

As a developer the tool is easy to learn as well. They keep making improvements to make it easier for users to make their own reports without knowing too much about coding.

You can accurately manage a large volume of data in less time.

Qlik Sense uses an in-memory data model.

It can read a wide range of different sources.

The visualizations are good and keep improving.

The customer support is very good.

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Piyush Gaud - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Intelligence Manager at We Love X GmbH

I found "Qlik application Automation" most interesting. It allows us to create automated analytics and data workflows. This helped us to create an end-to-end pipeline from raw data to Active intelligence. With Qlik Automation, we can reload multiple apps parallel and chain the app together to run one after another. 

Importing/exporting the app script to Github, sending automated emails/reports or chat messages on Teams/Slack based on condition. These are some amazing things we can do with the Qlik application automation feature.

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Ian Hume - PeerSpot reviewer
Junior Business Intelligence Developer at Energetics

Qlik has a powerful load script that uses an enhanced SQL language which is excellent for loading and transforming the data. 

Qlik can also store data out into a .qvd file format which is very highly compressed. This file format can then be ready by Qlik extremely quickly, allowing it to rapidly process thousands of rows of data. Qlik also has a range of useful visualizations and also allows for custom visualizations to be created and added as an extension. These can be found online or created by yourself.

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Franz Grubmüller - PeerSpot reviewer
Finance Manager at ELIN GmbH

Some of the valuable areas of this solution include producing individual reports and closing the gap. Within proALPHA, it is not possible to implement a link of information from separate parts. This link can be done by Qlik Sense.

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RahulGupta6 - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate General Manager at HCL Technologies

The most valuable aspects of the solution include the :

  • ETL and visualization, user stories, and insight advisor
  • Self-Service - a clean and modern user experience with Global Smart Search, Associative Exploration, and Advanced Navigation
  • Data Visualization  or rich charting, visual interactivity, and smart visualizations
  • Data storytelling
  • Rapid API development
  • Embedded analytics
  • Custom extensions
  • Powerful, multi-source data integration
  • Direct discovery
  • Qlik admin  from the Qlik Management Console
  • Qlik Sense Monitoring
  • Deployment Console
  • Data Governance

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.

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Khuzema Tikiwala - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager - Enterprise Analytics & Business Intelligence at Meritor

The most valuable feature is Qlik's data engine, as it is so much better than other tools. We can bring data from multiple sources and easily blend it in Qlik and create a data model (star schema). 

The insight adviser is another high point because it makes it so much easier to communicate with your data. Users are able to create their own sheets and do their own analysis without worrying about data acquisition and data quality. The addition of natural language search has made this a lot more user-friendly and has opened up a lot of use cases.

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Mark Shannon - PeerSpot reviewer

QlikView was a framework for rapid application and dashboard development. Qlik Sense takes that rapid development to a whole new modern level.

I can stand up new dashboards and data discovery tools often within one to two days.

The speed of execution, modern visuals, and the power to get and manipulate data from anywhere are why you should choose this product.

Qlik's performance is among the fastest in the industry due to its in-memory architecture, which allows data to be loaded and cached in RAM for maximum efficiency.

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Petrus Van Biljon - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Owner at Alvarium

The data is incredibly easy to share with colleagues. This enables us to sit together to identify opportunities. Having the sales team sitting around a table accessing the same data made it very easy for them to work together. In an industry where co-operating is a dirty word, my team relished the opportunity to build a strong team to take on the rest of the industry. They excelled at following up and reminding customers that the opportunity was theirs and not ours. Being able to have your say at the right time really helped pave the way for the team to win.

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Michel Lalancette - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Intelligence Developer at Bonduelle

Set analysis is great for its power user capabilities such as performing an IF on an aggregated column. The ability to create custom coloring expressions based on values is also a good idea although not as easy as I wished it was. Its new trellis feature is great for not having to redo a lot of small charts multiple times and scales well over time. The ability to create presentations in the tool itself is good for users. This prevents having to copy/paste lots of images in an external document.

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Wilson Vargas Martinez - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultor BI at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The versatility and efficiency when processing data is great.

The ability to integrate data within the same solution makes it incredible.

It has high performance when interacting with dashboards and reports.

Integration of data from different sources is helpful.

As Qlik Sense is an in-memory solution, the performance is fast and provides real-time insights

It offers shorter development times.

The time to assimilate concepts to start developing applications is faster than other analytics solutions, considering that this tool has ETL and Visualization capabilities.

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Steve C - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior BI Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Qlik's comprehensive ETL capability makes it stand out from other vendors. The ability to connect to a wide variety of data sources and its ability to transform the data quickly and efficiently is extremely powerful; especially when speed to market is the priority for app development. 

The front end has more than enough capability and visualisation options available and rarely is there any limitation that cannot be surmounted quickly and efficiently.

A steady stream of updates ensures that the product keeps moving forward and the output looks great on mobile devices. 

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Petr Rusnák - PeerSpot reviewer
BI Consultant at dolphin consulting

It is mainly easy to use. It is simple to develop, which is good. However, on the other hand, there is a lack of functionality. 

The self-service capability allows even less IT-oriented people to build their solution as quickly as possible for their next meeting in several hours. The ETL is another benefit of this tool as it is not the standard functionality of reporting tools. You can manipulate and clean the data directly in the tool without dependency on a DB team.

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reviewer1246062 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The Insight Advisor (Natural Language Processing) feature allows users to find information through a chat bot which also recommends interesting views on data. It's a very nice feature. 

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. Alternative dimensions and measures in charts help to limit the number of visualizations on-screen and make analytics easier for business users.

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Operations Officer Team Leader at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

The solution offers a lot of data you can use for analysis. 

With Qlik Sense what I really do like is that I can see the status of the leads under the page of conversion. Once I use Qlik Sense, I can see the status of the leads and I don't need to use another platform or software. I can see how many leads an affiliate sends, and I can see the status of his leads. It is also very flexible for me as well.

It's user-friendly. 

The product is very stable. 

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Prashant Baste - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at Team Computers

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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Thales Azevedo - PeerSpot reviewer
Gerente de BI at a government with 201-500 employees

There are a lot of features available in this solution, it has been very easy to use. We have found it to be less complex and user-friendly compared to other solutions we have used.

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Mattheus Roux - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Engineer - Overhead Lines at University of South Africa

The most valuable feature is the mobile platform. This is a great way to share insights in meetings.

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Buyer's Guide
Qlik Sense
November 2022
Learn what your peers think about Qlik Sense. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2022.
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