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Qlik Sense

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch

The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is not appropriate for real-time dashboards. It is fantastic for EOD or dashboards which need to be refreshed every 10-15 minutes. Qlik Sense makes a fantastic Data Warehouse, if that is what your ultimate goal is. If you have the resources, you can extend the out-of-the-box functionality to suit your needs. Unfortunately, if you do not have the resources, you may struggle with the back end of Qlik Sense.
Andrew Burns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
6.6
Customizable dashboards
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.5
Drill-down analysis
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
6.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
6.7
Publish to Web
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
8.2
Publish to PDF
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.1
Report Versioning
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
6.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
4.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
6.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.5
Predictive Analytics
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
6.2

Access Control and Security

Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.6
Role-Based Security Model
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
6.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
6.0
Dedicated Android Application
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
5.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
6.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.2
REST API
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.5
Javascript API
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.3
iFrames
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.3
Java API
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
7.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
6.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
6.8

Pros

Datawatch Monarch

  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
Frank Pappalardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

  • Running consistently without errors which gives users confidence in the system and its numbers
  • Easy to configure and customise to adopt to manyfold sources (facebook, google analytics, filemaker, SAGE, various Excel sheets)
  • Easy to navigate within the table and graphs (drill down, slice & dice, filter, sort) and easy to export results.
  • Geoanalytics is cool
  • Very customizable user and role based security
Jürgen Muthmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Datawatch Monarch

  • Recently, we had some major sticker-shock when we wanted to upgrade Data Pump. It is an exceptional product, but when the price jumped from $6,000 to over $60,000, it was impossible to get the funds approved internally for the upgrade.
  • We also paid for yearly maintenance contracts which included Professional Services, but rarely found those services beneficial. However, we did receive all software upgrades for Datapump as part of the contract which we found to be very beneficial. However, with the new pricing, that is not longer the case.
Kim Shada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

  • Visualizations have sometimes worked slightly differently between releases requiring the need for some re-work when upgrading. Most of these have been appearance only but are still annoying.
  • Enterprise product should come with the ability to email common reports. People still want/need this but don't need all the functionality of the Nprinting product. Basic email functionality should not need to be a separate purchase. Perhaps give the basic functionality with the product to give people exposure to it would actually increase the take rate on Nprinting.
Wayne Antinore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch Monarch 7.2
Based on 6 answers
Even though we do not utilize it on a daily basis, I do hope my current company renews it's license. If not, I intend to purchase myself.
Lisa Glassman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 6.4
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 6.6
Based on 7 answers
It's very simple and easy to use, with minimal learning curve
Mohan Suswaram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 6.9
Based on 5 answers
Quick and responsive usually
Mohan Suswaram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 8.3
Based on 4 answers
Hire Qlik consultants. It's better done by them or with their aid.
Mohan Suswaram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense, from a developer side, is way easier to pick up quickly while still holding the most functionality. Tableau is nice and has similar features to Qlik, but having to create each visualization/chart on its own sheet before building a dashboard is very much living 5 years ago. The ability to create master items in Qlik is parallel to this, but Qlik has the added feature of editing the charts/visualizations at the data level within the dashboard itself. I just finished a graduate program in Data Science, at the end of which we were all asked how we felt about Tableau. The overwhelming response was that, as you dig deeper into Tableau, you realize that it is not as easy and fun as it seems on the surface. With Qlik, I have had the opposite experience. The farther I dig into its full functionality, the more I find it to be useful at every level.
Mitch Speer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Datawatch Monarch

  • Data Pump reduces complexity of report solutions by offering a standardized approach for organizing and scheduling
  • 97% service level for past 5 years for all of our jobs going through Data Pump
Kim Shada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qlik Sense

  • Positive - we have been able to dramatically reduce customer churn rate with increased business visibility.
  • Positive - reduced reporting complexity by pushing/flagging employees for specific needs, thus reducing the need for best-guess reporting.
  • Positive - overall ROI has been more than measurable from a simple complexity reduction standpoint. No more creating custom reports on a monthly basis. Once a report or dashboard has been created, that report becomes a standard for us and can be easily modified for future use.
  • Positive - we've been able to reduce head-count for report generation.
Jason Webb | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Datawatch Monarch

General

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

Datawatch Monarch Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Qlik Sense

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
tiered pricing*

* per user

Qlik Sense Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Qlik Sense Perpetual$1,5001
  1. 1-50 users
SaaS Edition
Qlik Sense Subscription$8401
  1. 1-50 Users
Additional Pricing Details
Qlik Sense Enterprise: Perpetual license basis, based on number of users Qlik Sense Enterprise: Subscription, based on number of users Qlik Sense Desktop: FREE Qlik Sense Cloud: FREE

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch
8.1
Qlik Sense
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch
7.2
Qlik Sense
6.4

Usability

Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
6.6

Support Rating

Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
6.9

In-Person Training

Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
9.1

Online Training

Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
9.1

Implementation Rating

Datawatch Monarch
Qlik Sense
8.3

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