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Score 8.5 out of 100

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Google Data Studio ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

8.3

Google Data Studio

83%
7.6

Qlik Sense

76%
Google Data Studio ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.2
82%
36 Ratings
7.8
78%
203 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.6
86%
52 Ratings
7.8
78%
298 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

7.9
79%
51 Ratings
7.2
72%
215 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.7

Google Data Studio

77%
7.3

Qlik Sense

73%
Google Data Studio ranks higher in 2/4 features

Drill-down analysis

7.5
75%
45 Ratings
7.9
79%
307 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

7.7
77%
48 Ratings
6.9
69%
300 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

6.5
65%
25 Ratings
7.1
71%
146 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.9
89%
52 Ratings
7.3
73%
285 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.3

Google Data Studio

83%
7.1

Qlik Sense

71%
Google Data Studio ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

8.9
89%
46 Ratings
7.1
71%
200 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.8
88%
45 Ratings
7.1
71%
244 Ratings

Report Versioning

8.0
80%
33 Ratings
6.4
64%
166 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.1
81%
36 Ratings
7.3
73%
170 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

7.8
78%
20 Ratings
7.7
77%
100 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.8

Google Data Studio

78%
7.2

Qlik Sense

72%
Google Data Studio ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

8.3
83%
51 Ratings
7.5
75%
293 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.7
87%
48 Ratings
7.4
74%
270 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

6.5
65%
26 Ratings
6.6
66%
183 Ratings

Access Control and Security

Google Data Studio

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

Qlik Sense

83%
Qlik Sense ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
262 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
259 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
260 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
205 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

Google Data Studio

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.6

Qlik Sense

66%
Qlik Sense ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
206 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
131 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
176 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Google Data Studio

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

Qlik Sense

79%
Qlik Sense ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
116 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
88 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
88 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
66 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
89 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
78 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Google Data Studio is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability
  • Qlik Sense is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Google Data Studio

84%
53 Ratings
7.5

Qlik Sense

75%
315 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Google Data Studio

90%
1 Rating
8.6

Qlik Sense

86%
7 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Google Data Studio

90%
3 Ratings
8.0

Qlik Sense

80%
11 Ratings

Support Rating

6.8

Google Data Studio

68%
23 Ratings
7.4

Qlik Sense

74%
13 Ratings

In-Person Training

Google Data Studio

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Qlik Sense

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

Google Data Studio

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Qlik Sense

91%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Google Data Studio

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Qlik Sense

73%
9 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Google Data Studio

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Qlik Sense

91%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Google Data Studio

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Qlik Sense

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Google

Editing the reports is little bit tricky or time consuming , as we have have to switch between Edit and View mode to see the effect of doing changes. So basically , it's not user friendly at making reports. Whereas on the other hand when it comes to integration , i think its really good as it provides more than 300 connectors, I haven't used all of them but it's a good option
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Qlik

Qlik Sense is a data analysis and visualization software. It operates with an associative QIX engine which enables the user to link and associate data from varied sources and carries out dynamic searching and selections. SaaS-based visual analytics solution that empowers you to collaborate, share insights, and see the whole story in your data anywhere at any time.
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Pros

Google

  • Self-service
  • Easy to use, point and click
  • Little to no training required
  • Easy to share internally and externally
  • Rich visualizations
  • Canned reports
  • Easy to copy/paste/dupe existing reports
  • Ability to join data sets
  • Easy integration with various data sources
  • Flexible data integrations, including lowest common denominator (CSV, XLS, G-Sheets)
  • Wide range of APIs
  • Secure / authentication via Google SSO
  • Easy to share / re-assign ownership of reports and data sources
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Qlik

  • I use the smart search feature often to help locate key parts of information across data sources.
  • The expression editor is fairly easy to learn even if you don't have an advanced background.
  • The data load editor has both advanced and basic functionality depending on your skill level and business needs.
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Cons

Google

  • Having to pay for third-party connector access.
  • Limited in terms of the number of recipients that can be included in the scheduled reporting.
  • Lots of information on some pages making it hard to understand from time-to-time. Could be cleaner from a UX perspective.
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Qlik

  • Not a lot of room for customization as we were used to in QlikView
  • UI and default navigation can be very clunky and not user friendly
  • Although the backend is fantastic, the front end experience leaves a lot to be desired. As a developer you don't have a lot of options to customized your app unless you turn to Javascript, CSS and HTML. This is not a common stack you would find in most BI developers
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Pricing Details

Google Data Studio

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Google Data Studio editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Qlik Sense

    Starting Price

    $30 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Qlik Sense editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Qlik Sense Business$30.001
    Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaSContact sales2

    Footnotes

    1. Per User/Per Month
    2. none

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional 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

    Pricing

    Likelihood to Renew

    Google

    It is the simplest and least expensive way for us to automate our reporting at this time. I like the ability to customize literally everything about each report, and the ability to send out reports automatically in emails. The only issue we have been having recently is a technical glitch in the automatic email report. Sadly, there is almost no support for this tool from Google, but is also free, so that is important to take into consideration
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    Qlik

    Qlik Sense is a constantly improving it's software and working with its' users to make it better. They are great at keeping their users informed of progress and care about delivering a quality product
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    Usability

    Google

    Google Data Studio has a clean interface that follows a lot of UX best practices. It is fairly easy to pick up the first time you use it, and there is a lot of documentation on line to help troubleshoot, if needed
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    Qlik

    Standard user interface and powerful analytic functions is GREAT. As technical person working in the background there are more things to do to make this a completely great tool. Some functions that should be standard requires consult scripting and hours. Now we are using it quite advanced and with many servers and in combination with QlikView. So overall I love the tool. But it could be better and user friendly and powerful in the background
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    Support Rating

    Google

    I rated the overall support for Google Data Studio a five because it offers limited real-time chat of phone support. The best resource available to get analyst questions on Google Data Studio reporting and integration capabilities answered, is an online Google support portal with text and video tutorials: https://support.google.com/datastudio. But the analyst needs to know the correct keyword(s) to find accurate answers to his or her technical questions. Or be in the correct category of questions: Connect, Visualize, Share or Manage. So, the existing self-help portal works fine to answer basic questions on metrics, dimensions, how to integrate a data source, or how to create a custom report. It doesn't do a great job of answering advanced questions on why data doesn't match between Data Studio and Google Analytics. Why data is not showing up even though the dashboard sources have been refreshed, or how to create a custom Google Sheets to auto-update dashboard every month.
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    Qlik

    Not only can you ask the support team for help, but you can also ask the community. Also with the community there is a vast amount of problems that have already been solved. The problem you are encountering has a likely chance of already being discussed and even solved in the community section saving you time from reaching out.
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    In-Person Training

    Google

    No answers on this topic

    Qlik

    The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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    Online Training

    Google

    No answers on this topic

    Qlik

    The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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    Implementation Rating

    Google

    No answers on this topic

    Qlik

    Hire Qlik consultants. It's better done by them or with their aid.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Google

    Google Data Studio provides a great feature set considering its price point, especially when compared to commercial options from Microsoft and Tableau. While it may not be as versatile when it comes to working with and developing complex datasets, there is enough charm in its simple, easy-to-use UI to allow not-so-complex analytics to be conducted without having to hire a data analyst.
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    Qlik

    Tableau is relatively easy to use- it might even be easier to use than Qlik but it was much more expensive. The Engineering team liked Microsoft BI because it was similar to previously used formats, but did not have the user interface that we believe Qlik does better. Price wise, it is hard to beat Qlik. There is less documentation with Qlik, but still a lot.
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    Return on Investment

    Google

    • Free, so the only investment is time
    • Because it doesn't have native support of non-Google sources, it can cost more money than Tableau
    • The time spent formatting the templates or building connectors can have a negative impact on ROI
    • As a agency, charging for the reporting service is profitable after the first month or two after building the dashboard.
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    Qlik

    • Once an app is published and running good, we can quickly see the time we save to analyze data.
    • It's hard sometimes to realize the money we save by using this system.
    • People start understanding the power of data and asking more questions.
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