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Likelihood to Recommend

Business Intelligence Discoverer

Discoverer is well suited as a reporting tool where data integration doesn't play a major role. Discoverer suits very well situations where a user has to run a query every day. Discoverer reports can be scheduled and the user can just view the data instead of running the query manually. Also, Discoverer takes away the pain of managing the database credentials. Discoverer is not well suited to situations where the whole enterprise wants to view the same dashboard. Discoverer is more of a departmental BI tool. Discoverer doesn't offer many options to integrate data unless one has to create and handle integration using PL/SQL.
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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

Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.9
QlikView
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.8
QlikView
6.4
Customizable dashboards
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.5
QlikView
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.2
QlikView
6.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.6
QlikView
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.0
QlikView
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.2
QlikView
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.7
QlikView
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.5
QlikView
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.2
QlikView
7.5
Publish to Web
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.4
QlikView
7.6
Publish to PDF
Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.3
QlikView
7.8
Report Versioning
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.5
QlikView
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.9
QlikView
7.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.0
QlikView

Data Discovery and Visualization

Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.4
QlikView
7.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.8
QlikView
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.6
QlikView
6.5
Predictive Analytics
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.7
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.0
QlikView
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.3
QlikView
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.6
QlikView
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.8
QlikView
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.1
QlikView

Mobile Capabilities

Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.6
QlikView
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.1
QlikView
7.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.0
QlikView
6.5
Dedicated Android Application
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.8
QlikView
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.4
QlikView
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.8
QlikView
REST API
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.4
QlikView
Javascript API
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.7
QlikView
iFrames
Business Intelligence Discoverer
3.8
QlikView
Java API
Business Intelligence Discoverer
4.7
QlikView
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.4
QlikView
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Business Intelligence Discoverer
5.7
QlikView

Pros

Business Intelligence Discoverer

  • SQL friendly which allows for fast adoption for those users who know how to write in SQL. This makes integration with other programs much easier.
  • Accessing data is very fast even with larger data sets.
  • The layout is clean and organized similar to a spreadsheet which allows for easier viewing and analyzing of the data.
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QlikView

  • QlikView allows you make data-backed visualization very easily. The format of these visualizations is completely up to you and your team.
  • QlikView can show your data in many type of graphs as well as show the actual numbers associated with graphical points.
  • We use QlikView to access data on Microsoft SQL Server, but other data sources are supported. Check out the QlikView documentation to determine if they can use data in formats that you need to perform analysis on.
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Cons

Business Intelligence Discoverer

  • It would be useful if users could be allowed to write subqueries.
  • It would be helpful if there was a way for users to download the reports on their PC.
  • Most of the functionality is awesome and I would like to see more graphics in the reports.
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QlikView

  • Qlikview has its own database and management system. Developers are required to build a new data model to get data into Qlikview.
  • Qlikview's web application requires significant memory and processing power from the browser. Complex dashboards can crash your browser if you're running too many things at once.
  • Qlikview dashboards look relatively outdated.
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Likelihood to Renew

Business Intelligence Discoverer

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

Business Intelligence Discoverer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
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

Business Intelligence Discoverer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 4 answers
We have not had any downtime issues with the product nor uncovered any significant bugs
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Performance

Business Intelligence Discoverer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 8.6
Based on 4 answers
The scripting option gives me options to connect to different databases with ease
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Support

Business Intelligence Discoverer

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

Business Intelligence Discoverer

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

Business Intelligence Discoverer

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

Business Intelligence Discoverer

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

Business Intelligence Discoverer

Discoverer was already in place when I joined the company so I was not involved in the selection process. However, I have been involved in the review of Discoverer as compared to alternatives including Business Objects, OBIEE, and SSRS. On a cost benefit analysis Discoverer always came out on top. Changing to another tool never provided enough additional functionality to overcome the cost of conversion and ongoing maintenance.
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QlikView

We evaluated a lot of other products in the magic quadrant but primarily compared QV against Tableau. We initially wanted to go with Tableau because it was cheaper and a simpler product to learn and use but frankly, their sales person was horrible and was not willing to work with us on number of licences or price. Qlikview was a great alternative. The product was better and even though it was a little more expensive, the more flexible licensing arrangement made up for it
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Return on Investment

Business Intelligence Discoverer

  • We have used Discoverer to respond to state sales and use tax audits and saved the company more than the cost of the product. Discoverer has thus assisted in our objective of managing costs.
  • Discoverer is used to provide reports for EEOC reporting assisting our goal of complying with all government requirements.
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QlikView

  • Generate quick reports for requirements that don't require complex calculations. ROI was fine, but Tableau software was much more intuitive for non-technical users on our team
  • When putting Qlikview reports side by side with Tableau, we ended up delivering Tableau reports since they were quicker to generate and required no technical expertise
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Business Intelligence Discoverer

Pricing Details

Business Intelligence Discoverer

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Business Intelligence Discoverer 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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