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Appian

Top Rated
159 Ratings

QlikView

549 Ratings

Appian

Top Rated
159 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

QlikView

549 Ratings
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Score 7.7 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

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
6.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Appian
QlikView
5.8
Customizable dashboards
Appian
QlikView
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Appian
QlikView
6.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Appian
QlikView
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Appian
QlikView
7.8
Formatting capabilities
Appian
QlikView
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Appian
QlikView
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Appian
QlikView
5.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Appian
QlikView
6.3
Publish to Web
Appian
QlikView
6.7
Publish to PDF
Appian
QlikView
6.2
Report Versioning
Appian
QlikView
6.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Appian
QlikView
6.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Appian
QlikView
6.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Appian
QlikView
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Appian
QlikView
4.4
Predictive Analytics
Appian
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Appian
QlikView
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Appian
QlikView
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Appian
QlikView
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Appian
QlikView
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

Appian
QlikView
6.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Appian
QlikView
6.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Appian
QlikView
5.1
Dedicated Android Application
Appian
QlikView
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Appian
QlikView
7.5

Pros

  • Appian is great for sharing information across processes. The platform is designed such that objects from one application can be simply referenced in another (if your security permits it, of course.) This makes information sharing across processes quite simple from a technical implementation perspective.
  • Development cycles on Appian are shorter as compared to traditional methods. We're able to churn out solutions at a higher velocity.
  • Building a user interface is fast and simple. It has limited widgets but meets our needs 95% of the time out of the box.
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  • QlikView has a simple, relational data model that's REALLY fast. Filtering and changing data is dead simple results are almost immediately available.
  • The free version of Qlikview is almost completely featured, so you roll a pro-level product out to an entire department for really cheap.
  • QlikView is really flexible--if you can imagine it, you can build it.
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Cons

  • Advanced functionality requires use of the Appian expression language. The more advanced the logic, the harder it is to build with the expression language. This means development expertise is more relevant if you need advanced functionality, which I imagine applies almost all the time. I would much prefer if they allowed some common language such as JavaScript or Groovy out of the box.
  • Debugging has proved difficult.
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  • Because it's such a clean slate, QlikView requires some UI design. You've got to think about how you want to display not only the data itself, but the filters and controls users need to explore the data.
  • It can also be a pretty confusing to your users: if they filter in one place, they often forget that they've done so and don't understand why they're not seeing all their data elsewhere.
  • The free version of Qlikview doesn't push data updates, so if users forget to refresh their data manually, they can be working from an old copy of the data. Paid versions solve this problem.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.5
Based on 11 answers
Other prosed applications are under review or developement
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QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
Ease of use, ability to load from pretty much any data source. today I created an application that loaded time sheets from excel that are not in a table format. With Qlik's "enable transformation steps" I was able to automate loads of multiple spreadsheets and multiple tabs easily. Could not do that with any other tool.
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Usability

Appian8.8
Based on 28 answers
I think anyone should be able to use the product. It doesn't take a programmer to use it even though I am a programmer and it did help me to understand things quickly, it isn't a requirement and most people who are able to understand basic workflow concepts can pick up the product easily.
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QlikView9.8
Based on 6 answers
Once the data is loaded (which can range from simple to complex depending on the data set), it is relatively easy to create new charts/dashboards
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Support

Appian8.3
Based on 52 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.
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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
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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
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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Breadth of Deployment

No answers on this topic
Not applicable to our firm as we are small consulting firm.
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Alternatives Considered

We went through a light-touch Request for Proposal process, explaining the problem we were trying to fix and giving lots of examples of the current process and pain points. Appian was one of 10 respondents but stood out as having all of the components that would make putting the customer first, sharing information across multiple government agencies, workflow, low code and speed to build a working prototype that would work on multiple devices (pc, mobile, table) out of the box.Appian understood the problem we were trying to fix, and their response answered the majority of our concerns about how to solve the problems for the business customer by using and re-using information. Other providers could do some parts of the functionality needed, or offered to build the prototype from scratch, or couldn't meet our timeframes (due to length of delivery or lack of resources). Some of the respondents missed the point entirely and simply did not meet the requirements we set.Another factor was the cost estimate presented by the respondents - Appian was not the cheapest, but they were definitely not wildly expensive (unlike a couple of other respondents)!
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Tableau and Qlik Sense are a lot prettier and easier to use than QlikView. They also cost a LOT more. If you've got the budget, I'd consider going with one of those solutions. However, departments that don't have the budget to support tools like those need usable solutions as well--QlikView provides exactly that sort of solution.
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Collaboration and Sharing

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView6.2
Based on 25 answers
There really are no sharing or report distribution capabilities beyond cloning reports and sharing them. But multiple users cannot work on the same report. I believe that QlikView has purchased NPrinting which will give it report distribution capabilities.
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Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView8.5
Based on 25 answers
We really only use SQL databases and Excel documents for data sources. However, it is very easy to incorporate these data sources to build the data models.
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Return on Investment

  • Reduced headcount by removing manual processing and cross checking.
  • Reduced errors by automatically inputting data rather than manually keying.
  • Simplified training as processes are now standardised and far easier to use than previously.
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  • 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
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Appian Editions & Modules
Appian
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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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