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Apptio

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QlikView

548 Ratings

Apptio

13 Ratings
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Score 6.4 out of 101

QlikView

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Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apptio

If you are trying to understand your IT costs and have cost pools and services defined then you are in a good position to move forward. If you are missing one of those items, spend the time getting that figured out before trying to implement the system. You can do that in parallel and use the ATUM model but it will not be an quick implementation. Ask what services Apptio can help with during the implementation process. They have some very good resources that can help provide best practice details from other customers.
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QlikView

QlikView is a good tool for visualizing data as long as you are trying to visualize aggregated or anonymized data. It can generate most type of graphs and also show you the details of the data that are being graphed. However, you do need to be careful to not include sensitive data in you visualizations since the data is stored in the QlikView database and that could become an attack vector that you will need to watch.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Apptio
QlikView
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Apptio
QlikView
7.1
Customizable dashboards
Apptio
QlikView
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Apptio
QlikView
6.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Apptio
QlikView
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Apptio
QlikView
6.7
Formatting capabilities
Apptio
QlikView
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Apptio
QlikView
8.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Apptio
QlikView
6.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Apptio
QlikView
7.1
Publish to Web
Apptio
QlikView
6.9
Publish to PDF
Apptio
QlikView
7.5
Report Versioning
Apptio
QlikView
6.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Apptio
QlikView
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Apptio
QlikView
5.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Apptio
QlikView
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Apptio
QlikView
3.5
Predictive Analytics
Apptio
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Apptio
QlikView
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Apptio
QlikView
7.7
Role-Based Security Model
Apptio
QlikView
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Apptio
QlikView
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

Apptio
QlikView
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Apptio
QlikView
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Apptio
QlikView
5.2
Dedicated Android Application
Apptio
QlikView
6.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Apptio
QlikView
7.8

Pros

  • Apptio Technology Business Management is easy to use from a reporting standpoint. Reports can be created quickly and end users can filter as needed to retrieve the desired data.
  • Apptio Technology Business Management has been able to eliminate manual processes that involved numerous Excel spreadsheets. This enables the users to spend more time on analytics and less time on data manipulation.
  • The transparency that Apptio Technology Business Management provides at the click of a button helps reduce the number of questions that the IT area receives. When questions are raised they are more focused and easier to understand.
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  • QV's #1 strength is the drag and drop visualization tools -- with just a bit of training, you can make some really nice looking charts
  • QV's #2 strength is the simplicity of the filtering. Other SQL languages might call this "linking" or database structure ... which can be a pain.... but QV makes this easy. Further, once the data is inside QV, the ability to FILTER the data using check boxes is completely intuitive and simple.
  • QV's #3 strength is its ability to work across platforms and integrate multiple data sources and multiple types of data. QuickBooks data is just one example of something that it can chew up with ease.
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Cons

  • Apptio Technology Business Management struggles with some of the report formatting. We are using it in place of Excel and simple things like freezing the header and the left column are not available in Apptio Technology Business Management.
  • Reports can become very large and the scroll bars on the page will impact users. When creating a report, the monitor size is very important. If you are working on a big screen the reports will be difficult to use on a smaller laptop screen.
  • The refresh or warming time can become an issue based on the number of reports and the amount of data that you have in the system. Being able to identify reports that are driving this up are not easily identified.
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  • Licensing model could be easier to understand. It is not bad, but takes a while for the clients to understand it. QlikSense will have a greatly improved licensing model from what I hear.
  • QlikSense is covering for all the requested Qlik11 improvements. I think the 2 products will compliment each other.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apptio10.0
Based on 4 answers
It is hands down the most innovative SaaS on the market today. In my humble opinion it will be just as big or bigger than Salesforce, Workday and all of the greats. I would advise any big company to take advantage of Apptio and renew on an annual basis with their support team!
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QlikView8.8
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

Apptio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Apptio is proving to be a relatively user-friendly product, assuming proper skill sets and training. Enterprise Analytical abilities to support the proper data readiness and implementation are key.
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QlikView9.8
Based on 6 answers
Dashboards are easy to use. They are very Excel-like with HTML5 capabilities. Data visualization is good.

The system requires minimum training to get user up and running. It just takes one hour to get up and running with building basic dashboards and one all day session for sophisticated dashboard building. It is intuitive.

We see this in our user adoption. We went from 6 users/day consuming dashboards to over 200 in 1.5 years.

We have 40-50 power users authoring dashboards. They have development licenses. My team in IT used to have to build all dashboards. Our capacity has grown from 3 to 50. Most of these users are analyst types good in Excel. A few power users can write SQL to build QVD models
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Reliability and Availability

Apptio10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent, so far. SaaS-based...assuming effective data links and connectivity
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QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Performance

Apptio10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent, so far.
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QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Support

Apptio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid support so far, primarily focused on implementation
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QlikView2.1
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

Apptio10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent. We were able to coordinate an onsite course for several vs flying everyone to Apptio Training in Seattle.
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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

Apptio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Was simply used to get familiar with the tool. Good introduction to the in-person course.
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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

Apptio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Well, so far. Apptio Consulting covered specific model architecting areas particularly. Most of the heavy lifting is being done in-house with support from Apptio as it relates to tool impacts and needs. Some administrative tasks were redundant
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QlikView7.4
Based on 13 answers
Once we implemented QlikView, we didn't have to revisit it even though the amount of dashboards has increased
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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

There is no true competitor that is even comparable to allowing the same capabilities and benefits Apptio provides. It is ground breaking in every sense of the word and will make a huge difference for each and every customer. It can be very complex at times, but like everything in life anything worth implementing takes time, effort, and some growing pains.
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Our shortlist included Tableau, a newer version of Microsoft's SSRS and Qlikview.

We also knew what Micro Strategies and Business Objects had to offer from our experiences with them at other companies, and knew what we could afford. We eliminated them on price and the complexity of set-up.

We liked QlikView's in memory, associative model, and self-service capability.

With "in-memory", everything that gets consumed from a dashboard is loaded in memory so it is incredibly fast. Although Qlik touts its mobile distribution capabilities, that was not a huge differentiator for us, but is something we are now exploring. Microsoft and and BO do have in-memory capabilities now.

The associative model is patented by QlikView. Basically it starts to understand the associations in your data, e.g. if A=B and B=C, then A=C. It means you can build a Qlikview model very quickly. In traditional data warehousing, you work with users and understand their requirements, refine the data model, start to physicalize it, tune it, build ETLs. It's a 3 month at best delivery cycle. That doesn’t work here at this company. Our business users will not wait for you. Our business is dynamic, we are launching new products all the time. Instead of going through an arduous process, you just load data into QlikView and build an associative model. It link things up. If it doesn’t work, you can change things very quickly. You don’t have to write data definitional language. Where you get into trouble, is if you load very large data sets into QlikView, memory not as abundant. They are releasing a tool called data explorer which allows you to do a hybrid approach – load some in memory and some in database. If data is going into frequently used dashboards it goes into memory. If infrequent access is required and the data set is very large, it makes sense to leave it in the database.

We also have a company called DataRoket that builds connectors for us, e.g. load this relational data into QlikView. They have built adapters for QlikView-Hadoop integration
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Collaboration and Sharing

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView6.7
Based on 22 answers
We have the ability to share dashboards with clients pretty easily. Formatting is a bit dated, and as mentioned earlier can be a little more complicated. For example, some charts require you to go into the settings to change headers, when this should be an easy double click on the object.
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Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView8.7
Based on 22 answers
Very good at connecting a wide array of source data. Anything from existing spreadsheets to a SQL server, Qlikview allows connections to all
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Return on Investment

  • Apptio Technology Business Management has greatly improved our chargeback transparency to the lines of business.
  • Apptio Technology Business Management has reduced our internal processing time for transfer pricing and various monthly reports.
  • We have yet to apply the IT expenses to a business metric within Apptio Technology Business Management but that is on the roadmap.
  • Apptio Technology Business Management has provided valuable cost level reports but we are still struggling to create the high level dashboards within the tool.
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  • Speed to market is the really big thing. You can attach to multiple data sources quickly and build a consumable model for a dashboard. It doesn’t require IT talent to build. We have built more dashboards and added more users in the last year, then in our entire history. I was at a company of 30k+ employees before, and we didn't have near this level of BI adoption.
  • As a result, we are seeing benefits across business function. For example, within sales, our pipeline has much more visibility. It allows for much faster decisions on things like quotas. One of our biggest power users is in sales ops. She feels her dashboards load 10x faster than our previous tool and she can make changes on the fly.
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Pricing Details

Apptio

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Apptio Editions & Modules
Apptio
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.