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Score 8.1 out of 101

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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

QlikView is well suited for QuickBooks uses -- particularly if you are running 2015 Enterprise or later. It's not perfect for those organizations that are trying to push data analytics down to the staff/user level ... I think it is still best suited for a knowledgable IT or SQL geek on the startup process. But if you can get a geek (like me) to design your reports, then any staff person can use the reports and even make simple updates (like sorting on a new date range, or selecting different filters).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appian
7.6
QlikView
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.1
QlikView
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
7.5
QlikView
Platform Security
Appian
8.8
QlikView
Platform User Management
Appian
7.8
QlikView
Reusability
Appian
7.8
QlikView
Platform Scalability
Appian
6.4
QlikView

BI Standard Reporting

Appian
QlikView
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Appian
QlikView
6.2
Customizable dashboards
Appian
QlikView
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Appian
QlikView
6.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Appian
QlikView
7.5
Drill-down analysis
Appian
QlikView
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Appian
QlikView
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Appian
QlikView
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Appian
QlikView
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Appian
QlikView
7.4
Publish to Web
Appian
QlikView
7.4
Publish to PDF
Appian
QlikView
7.5
Report Versioning
Appian
QlikView
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Appian
QlikView
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Appian
QlikView
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Appian
QlikView
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Appian
QlikView
5.9
Predictive Analytics
Appian
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Appian
QlikView
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
Appian
QlikView
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
Appian
QlikView
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Appian
QlikView
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

Appian
QlikView
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Appian
QlikView
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Appian
QlikView
5.9
Dedicated Android Application
Appian
QlikView
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Appian
QlikView
7.4

Pros

Appian

  • Ease of Use - one of our main drivers was that it had to be simple to use. Moreso when a large proportion of our userbase are external to the airport and sometimes unknown, which makes training a particularly difficult task. We also didn't want our internal users to be slowed down after the introduction so again we put a lot of effort into making the interface as simple to use and visually uncluttered.
  • Version upgrades, enhancements, minor bug fixes and all loaded without much interruption to the system availability time. We generally schedule version upgrades so that they occur at 1am local time to avoid any impact on our user base.
  • Appian & Cognizant resources assigned to our implementation were and still are absolutely amazing. Going above and beyond to maximise the benefits that we obtain from the implementation. Proactive when it comes to dealing with business units that are somewhat stuck in their ways, happy to demonstrate better ways of doing things and providing solutions to problems that would have been otherwise assigned to the too hard basket.
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QlikView

  • Extremely fast data visualization. We can go from a high level view to the most granular detail in seconds.
  • Associative search -- there are no pre-defined drill paths. You can visually explore the data and go anywhere you want. You do not have to drill down...and then back up. It makes the data exploration much easier.
  • Very strong data loading capabilities.
  • QlikView is really a platform that you can extend. You can incorporate it into web pages, integrate it with the R open source engine, build custom extensions, etc.
  • QlikView has a "green, white, grey" color scheme. Green is what I selected, white is what is included in that data set, and grey is what is excluded. It is a powerful visualization tool that can show you what is included as well as what is excluded. For data junkies, it is an excellent tool.
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Cons

Appian

  • Because of the low numbers employed by our organisation, our ability to make use of an enterprise licence model has been restricted. To their credit, Appian have come up with mutually beneficial solutions to help contain costs and allow us to grow our numbers.
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QlikView

  • If you are looking to analyze real-time data, QlikView is probably not the right tool for you. It uses static pre-loaded data, rather than live data from an external data source.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian

Appian 9.1
Based on 16 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
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QlikView

QlikView 8.8
Based on 29 answers
We chose Tableau over QlikView. If Tableau did not exist we would use QlikView, but in a fast paced environment, our clients can respond most effectively if we stick to one tool. As great as QV is, we think Tableau is even faster with their drag and drop interface. Also, right click solves most problems in Tableau, which isn't as straightforward as QV.
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Usability

Appian

Appian 8.4
Based on 32 answers
Overall I would say Appian is pretty easy to use. The learning curve for building forms and simple processes is short. However, a significant benefit of Appian is its use of business logic. In this case the user will need a deep understanding of logic statements (If, Or, And, etc). Also, to better use the data then a designer should have a good understanding of setting relationships between data points, building DB views and SQL queries. To realize the full power of Appian it does take someone with some development experience a good 6-12 months to be a well-rounded developer/designer. Also, it will help if the person doing the designing has some information architecture, interaction design experience. Knowledge on how organize data, layout forms, establish design patterns, will make the use of the forms easier.
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QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 6 answers
QlikView is built in such a way that makes it extremely easy to use - for developers, designers, and users.
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Reliability and Availability

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 4 answers
QlikView server is very stable, with minimal errors and rare outages.
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Performance

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Support

Appian

Appian 8.4
Based on 55 answers
We have Appian support here full time who are always helpful and understand both the products and our needs. They help guide the product to help it stay stable.On the odd occasion we need to call Appian themselves, they have always been responsive and genuinely want to help us solve the issue.Recently I've needed to send in quite a few support tickets for various issues, none of them were critical and 2 or 3 of them were just questions. Each time I got a response very quickly and each time the help was what was needed.
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QlikView

QlikView 2.1
Based on 7 answers
They are still building it out. Just recently I received a contact for an escalation manager. I used to just call my sales guy.

Response times vary
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In-Person Training

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

QlikView

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

Appian

Appian 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

QlikView

QlikView 8.0
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

Appian

Appian 8.2
Based on 3 answers
It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
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QlikView

QlikView 7.4
Based on 13 answers
QlikView were here for a few days, and it was up and running. It was very fast.

Where it fell short, is they did the implementation in demo mode, and didn't initially work with us to help us scale. For example, should we consider a load balancer and multiple servers?. How much capacity can this environment handle from a data and user perspective. We had to learn on own by trial and error. We are bringing them in to do an architectural assessment, but we have to pay for this.

We are now bringing them back in for architectural assessment. It is a fee based engagement.
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Alternatives Considered

Appian

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

My use of Cognos was as an embedded BI tool inside of a cloud HCM. At the time, you could not marry up data from other external sources with that version. QlikView makes it easy to connect data from multiple sources. As a BI tool I do prefer the Cognos set up, but that's more of personal preference. Security was also different due to the way it was deployed, but QlikView can do anything Cognos did and sometimes better with data visualizations.
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Return on Investment

Appian

  • Master data process increased speed of processes 50%.
  • Product management processes increased timely information by 25% faster with decision making.
  • Improved accuracy of data across the enterprise as reduced issues by 20%.
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QlikView

  • Faster Lead conversion
  • Business Users being very satisfied
  • High level executives love the way data is being presented through QlikView.
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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

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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