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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

Surely Appian is not a Site Development Tool. So we should avoid the use of a system for just UX development. We should look for process automation as much as we can mature the use cases.
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QlikView

I can't recommend QlikView enough for a small shop on a shoestring budget--with one technical user administering things, all your users can have a really nice, super useful data exploration tool. The burden is certainly on that one user, but the payback is immense considering the price (free!). Solutions like Tableau and Qlik's new product, Qlik Sense, are certainly prettier and less demanding in terms of UI design, but they can't touch QlikView in terms of value.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Appian
QlikView
6.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Appian
QlikView
6.0
Customizable dashboards
Appian
QlikView
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
Appian
QlikView
6.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Appian
QlikView
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Appian
QlikView
7.6
Formatting capabilities
Appian
QlikView
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Appian
QlikView
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Appian
QlikView
7.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Appian
QlikView
6.9
Publish to Web
Appian
QlikView
7.2
Publish to PDF
Appian
QlikView
6.8
Report Versioning
Appian
QlikView
7.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Appian
QlikView
6.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Appian
QlikView
6.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Appian
QlikView
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Appian
QlikView
5.3
Predictive Analytics
Appian
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Appian
QlikView
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Appian
QlikView
7.9
Role-Based Security Model
Appian
QlikView
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Appian
QlikView
7.6

Mobile Capabilities

Appian
QlikView
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Appian
QlikView
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Appian
QlikView
5.4
Dedicated Android Application
Appian
QlikView
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Appian
QlikView
7.0

Pros

  • Repeatable process. Once implemented in Appian, you have an automated process that will always work in the same way. No more dependencies on people remembering what needs to be done or how to do it.
  • Great integration with other applications. Appian allows you to integrate with many other applications to provide a seamless process flow.
  • Reporting capability. Appian has the ability to report on information from any connected system to provide real-time data. Very nice graphical and textual reports can be created.
  • Sites. The ability to create a place for a user to be able to perform their required job without having to see all of the other applications, reports and records. This allows a very focused approach for a user to interact with the system.
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  • QlikView allows you make data-backed visualization very easily. The format of these visualizations is completely up to you and your team.
  • QlikView can show your data in many type of graphs as well as show the actual numbers associated with graphical points.
  • We use QlikView to access data on Microsoft SQL Server, but other data sources are supported. Check out the QlikView documentation to determine if they can use data in formats that you need to perform analysis on.
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Cons

  • Appian is continually improving the product but having to learn new features every 3 months (upgrade schedule) can be a challenge.
  • Graphical user interface could use some additional improvements but it has come a long way already.
  • Sites could use some additional modifications. Currently, the News Feed is not available on a site.
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  • We found that QlikView can be a bit slow in supporting some forms of encryption. It is web-based and we needed to upgrade all of our server to not support the older SSL and TLS 1 protocols, only support TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3. However, QlikView could not run with TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3. We had to wait over six months to get a version that would handle the newer TLS versions.
  • There are so many options with QlikView that you can get lost when developing a visualization. There are still items I have not yet figured out, such as labeling a graph with the name of a selected detail item.
  • QlikView works by pulling the data it is going to use for visualization into its database. I am a security reviewer and I need to make certain that PII and PHI is not pulled by QlikView for a visualization, otherwise this could become a reportable indecent.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.5
Based on 11 answers
The amount of time and effort that we have spent on our applications with Appian almost guarantees that we will be renewing our licenses. The ROI of Appian has been very benfical
Helmut Arnold profile photo
QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
Today I'm consulting on QlikView, so this question doesn't apply to me directly. However, most of my clients are fanatic supporters of QlikView, for its unmatched ease of use and ease of implementation.
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Usability

Appian8.8
Based on 28 answers
The interface is as difficult to use as you make it. We like to follow the KISS principle and automate the mundane so that our staff can concentrate on their day job and not have to worry about what happens next.
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QlikView9.8
Based on 6 answers
QlikView is built in such a way that makes it extremely easy to use - for developers, designers, and users.
Oleg Troyansky profile photo

Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
We have not had any downtime issues with the product nor uncovered any significant bugs
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
The speed of loading the data and working through the data visualizations is excellent
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Support

Appian8.4
Based on 52 answers
Appian updates happen automatically and regularly (about every two months or so). We are informed when updates are coming to understand the timing, and in our short timeframe (about 6 months) we have had no issues with functionality breaking
Lynley Johnston profile photo
QlikView2.1
Based on 7 answers
Qlik does have a tendency to push back sometimes stating that the issue is not related to QlikView but the system it is hosted on
Debbie Pyykkonen, MBA profile photo

In-Person Training

Appian9.0
Based on 1 answer
As analyst I participated in a developer boot camp. At times it was hard to keep up but most of the time it made sense. Trainer took the time to explain and slowed pace down to answer questions etc.
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No score
No answers yet
My team attended, but I cannot myself rate, but I think it was good as they've successfully launched a training program at our company themselves for users. It was 3-4 day training.
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Online Training

Appian10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
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QlikView8.0
Based on 3 answers
Training was as expected. The demo environments tend to be more fully featured that our own environment, but the training was clear and well delivered.
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Implementation

Appian8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
QlikView7.4
Based on 13 answers
Not involved.
Christine Hill profile photo

Alternatives Considered

When evaluating Appian we were asked to compare it to other enterprise tools we currently use such as Atlassian's JIRA and Rally. It is really impossible to compare the two for the simple fact that within Appian you can build the workflows and data capture mechanisms that each of these tools offer. The difference is that with Appian you can customize the workflows to an infinite degree whereas with an off the shelf application you are relatively limited to what the developer provides.
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QlikView was set as our company standard and I have not used nor evaluated any other visualizer
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Return on Investment

  • Appian has provided a very uniform and consistent user experience, which has a positive impact for the user.
  • Appian is designed for rapid development, so business problems can be automated very quickly.
  • We have found that Appian has halved operational costs in all parts of the company.
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  • When I implemented QlikView as a customer, we generated huge ROI with Excess and Obsolete Inventory analysis. QlikView enabled the kind of analysis and the kind of visibility that was never possible before.
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Pricing Details

Appian

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Appian Editions & Modules
Appian
Additional Pricing Details

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QlikView

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
QlikView Editions & Modules
QlikView
Edition
QlikView Desktop
Free1
QlikView
Custom2
1. Personal Edition
2. Per License
Additional Pricing Details
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.

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