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Score 9.7 out of 101

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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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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

arcplan
7.6
QlikView
7.1
Pixel Perfect reports
arcplan
6.4
QlikView
6.3
Customizable dashboards
arcplan
8.0
QlikView
8.2
Report Formatting Templates
arcplan
8.5
QlikView
6.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

arcplan
7.4
QlikView
7.6
Drill-down analysis
arcplan
5.8
QlikView
8.2
Formatting capabilities
arcplan
6.3
QlikView
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
arcplan
9.0
QlikView
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
arcplan
8.5
QlikView
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

arcplan
8.9
QlikView
7.4
Publish to Web
arcplan
7.8
QlikView
7.4
Publish to PDF
arcplan
10.0
QlikView
7.7
Report Versioning
arcplan
10.0
QlikView
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
arcplan
7.8
QlikView
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

arcplan
7.1
QlikView
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
arcplan
6.7
QlikView
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
arcplan
6.7
QlikView
6.2
Predictive Analytics
arcplan
7.7
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

arcplan
8.2
QlikView
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
arcplan
9.0
QlikView
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
arcplan
8.0
QlikView
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
arcplan
7.5
QlikView
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

arcplan
6.7
QlikView
7.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
arcplan
8.5
QlikView
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application
arcplan
5.0
QlikView
6.3
Dedicated Android Application
arcplan
5.0
QlikView
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
arcplan
8.3
QlikView
7.3

Pros

arcplan

  • 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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QlikView

  • 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

arcplan

  • 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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QlikView

  • 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

arcplan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 8.8
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

arcplan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
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

arcplan

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

arcplan

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

arcplan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 2.1
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

arcplan

No answers on this topic

QlikView

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

arcplan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

arcplan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 7.4
Based on 13 answers
"Implementation" can mean a few things... so I'm not sure that this is the answer you want.... but here it goes:To me, implementation means: "Is the user interface intuitive and can I produce meaningful reports with ease?"On that score, I'd say YES. The amount of training required was minimal and the results were powerful.The desktop implementation is a simple, "blank" interface just waiting for your creativity. The pre-populated templates give you a reasonable start to any project -- and a good set of objects to "play around with" if you're just getting started.Finally, note that the "implementation" I used was baked into QuickBooks 2016 Enterprise -- called "Advanced Reporting"..... That integration makes it ultra useful and simple.
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Alternatives Considered

arcplan

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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QlikView

QlikView has a great capability of handling complicated, heterogeneous and raw data and convert them into consumable form by performing basic ETL operations in comparison to Tableau and Power BI.
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Return on Investment

arcplan

No answers on this topic

QlikView

  • 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

arcplan

General

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

arcplan Editions & Modules

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

Edition
QlikView DesktopFree1
QlikViewCustom2
  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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