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Likelihood to Recommend

arcplan

It is very suitable for complete corporate BI solutions. If you see BI as embedding information into your organization and business processes, and thus as more than just a few scattered dashboards and reports, arcplan is your platform. It's less suitable for ad-hoc reporting and data discovery. It can do it (everything is possible), but there is strong competition in this area.
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Qlik Sense

If you have the technical know-how to build out Qlik Sense apps in house or budget allows for consulting help, this is a great tool. There really isn't a BI tool on the market where some programming knowledge isn't needed for setup and maintenance and I feel this is one of the easiest ones out there to get set up, running, and providing you with great data storytelling.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

arcplan
7.6
Qlik Sense
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
arcplan
6.4
Qlik Sense
8.7
Customizable dashboards
arcplan
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
arcplan
8.5
Qlik Sense
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

arcplan
7.4
Qlik Sense
8.6
Drill-down analysis
arcplan
5.8
Qlik Sense
8.7
Formatting capabilities
arcplan
6.3
Qlik Sense
8.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
arcplan
9.0
Qlik Sense
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
arcplan
8.5
Qlik Sense
9.1

Report Output and Scheduling

arcplan
8.9
Qlik Sense
9.0
Publish to Web
arcplan
7.8
Qlik Sense
9.0
Publish to PDF
arcplan
10.0
Qlik Sense
8.9
Report Versioning
arcplan
10.0
Qlik Sense
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
arcplan
7.8
Qlik Sense
9.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
arcplan
Qlik Sense
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

arcplan
7.1
Qlik Sense
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
arcplan
6.7
Qlik Sense
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
arcplan
6.7
Qlik Sense
8.3
Predictive Analytics
arcplan
7.7
Qlik Sense
7.5

Access Control and Security

arcplan
8.2
Qlik Sense
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
arcplan
9.0
Qlik Sense
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
arcplan
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
arcplan
7.5
Qlik Sense
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
arcplan
Qlik Sense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

arcplan
6.7
Qlik Sense
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
arcplan
8.5
Qlik Sense
8.9
Dedicated iOS Application
arcplan
5.0
Qlik Sense
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
arcplan
5.0
Qlik Sense
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
arcplan
8.3
Qlik Sense
9.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

arcplan
Qlik Sense
8.2
REST API
arcplan
Qlik Sense
7.0
Javascript API
arcplan
Qlik Sense
8.0
iFrames
arcplan
Qlik Sense
8.0
Java API
arcplan
Qlik Sense
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
arcplan
Qlik Sense
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
arcplan
Qlik Sense
8.0

Pros

  • Endless functionality. With arcplan, you're not limited to a certain set of functions (like with most competitors), but you can think up and add functionality. This includes things like business process management modules, so that your BI really gets embedded into business processes.
  • One core, one skill-set needed, no coding. As an all-round arcplan developer, you can basically do everything. So, even when things get complex, there is no need for external scripts, macros, VBA code, etc. Even the most advanced corporate BI systems are built in arcplan with one skillset!
  • No end user training needed. With arcplan, it's easy to build applications that work purely intuitively. It's also possible to show/hide advanced options, depending on the type of users you define.
  • No data modelling required. Of course, if the business requires it, you can add semantic layers, but you are not forced to do it in all circumstances. I find this a huge advantage over other products, because most business data sources already are logically structured.
  • Multiple data sources can be connected and you're completely free in combining the data in these sources: create your own, or create modules to associate data 'on the fly', whatever you want. You want ETL? No problem. You want to avoid ETL? No problem either.
  • Write-back capabilities: this is critical if you want to really embed BI into your business processes. In BI, information should be actionable: arcplan allows the end user to really take that action.
  • Great developer interface, which makes it also possible for someone with limited technical skills (but high business acumen) to take part in developments.
  • Pricing and licensing. At first glance, arcplan seems not very cheap compared to competitors. However, the licensing model is logical, and there are no hidden costs. Compare that to 'free' products that become very costly as soon as you want to have an enterprise solution.
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  • The responsive design for Qlik sense is excellent especially when you might not know what device will be accessing the site.
  • For developers they will benefit for the data manager which has features that will help them gain confidence in their data model and make changes easier.
  • Qlik Sense allows users to create stories that are powerpoint-like presentations. Because these are saved with the document it is easier to refer back to the source data when presenting to users. If you have ever been in a meeting where someone is presenting information from an Excel spreadsheet, is then asked a question and says 'We will have to get back to you on that one' , you will see the benefit of this feature.
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Cons

  • Positioning and marketing. Most BI vendors use a non-technical sales strategy and focus on shiny, sexy dashboards to sell the story. In order to position arcplan fairly and correctly, the technical and business advantages need to be part of a sales story. So, it is not really an easy product to sell to customers, if it has to compete with now-to-wow-five-minute products.
  • Learning/training for developers. It's easy to learn the basics of arcplan, because the interface is logical. But nothing prevents a beginning developer from creating a monstrous application, because there is no prescribed architecture. It really takes some experience to become a good arcplan architect. It's a disadvantage resulting from one of arcplan's biggest advantages.
  • Data connectors: arcplan standard comes with a connector of your choice. Additional connectors need to be purchased separately. Many other products come with a full range of connectors.
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  • Only promote features such as multi-cloud deployments when they are available for all customers to use.
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Usability

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Qlik Sense9.5
Based on 5 answers
It's very simple and easy to use, with minimal learning curve
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Support

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Qlik Sense8.5
Based on 4 answers
Its good, but not world class. Partners are the deepest and most knowledgeable
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In-Person Training

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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Online Training

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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Implementation

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Qlik Sense9.0
Based on 3 answers
Qlik worked along with us during our implementation, and it made it go quick and easy.
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Alternatives Considered

acplan beats Qlik on basically everything, including price. It's technically far superior, provides far better security and unlike Qlik does not require coding when things get complex.arcplan beats Tableau and Yellowfin on capabilities. Tableau and Yellowfin are very good at what they do, but capabilities are limited, unless you call the programmers.arcplan beats SAP BO by being one product, instead of a suite with 10 components using 10 different skill sets. And, as a result, it beats SAP BO hands down on implementation costs and efforts
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Qlik Sense is an attempt to provide a more user friendly self-service experience and it does well in this and essentially extends the Qlik View experience. Our experience has been positive and would consider Qlik Sense enterprise to formalize our proactive self-service offering for business analytics. It would be interesting to see if natural language analytics will be the next step.
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Return on Investment

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  • Qlik Sense fills the gap between Excel's ad-hoc reporting and the traditional Qlik View scheduled type reporting. We have considered Qlik Sense Enterprise but feel that the desktop edition is good enough for our needs.
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Pricing Details

arcplan

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

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Qlik Sense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
Qlik Sense Enterprise: Perpetual license basis, based on number of users Qlik Sense Desktop: FREE Qlik Sense Cloud: FREE

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