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138 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Looker

If you're a company who's been in business for a few years, and can afford a Looker license, then I wouldn't really look anywhere else. We've looked at a TON of data analytics/BI tools over the years and Looker is, by far, the best we've seen. However, that comes with a cost. If you're a new startup, Looker probably isn't appropriate for you because of the cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jake Tolbert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Looker
7.2
QlikView
7.6
Pixel Perfect reports
Looker
6.9
QlikView
7.5
Customizable dashboards
Looker
7.9
QlikView
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
Looker
7.0
QlikView
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Looker
7.5
QlikView
7.6
Drill-down analysis
Looker
8.2
QlikView
8.1
Formatting capabilities
Looker
7.3
QlikView
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Looker
5.9
QlikView
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Looker
8.6
QlikView
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Looker
8.1
QlikView
7.9
Publish to Web
Looker
8.2
QlikView
7.9
Publish to PDF
Looker
7.8
QlikView
8.6
Report Versioning
Looker
7.6
QlikView
7.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Looker
8.8
QlikView
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Looker
6.7
QlikView
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Looker
7.5
QlikView
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Looker
7.9
QlikView
7.7
Predictive Analytics
Looker
4.6
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Looker
8.5
QlikView
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
Looker
8.8
QlikView
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Looker
8.4
QlikView
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Looker
8.4
QlikView
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

Looker
6.0
QlikView
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Looker
7.5
QlikView
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Looker
5.0
QlikView
6.9
Dedicated Android Application
Looker
5.0
QlikView
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Looker
6.7
QlikView
7.8

Pros

Looker

  • Incredibly advanced analytics tool that is even more capable if you learn how to use LookML which is Looker's custom programming language.
  • Quick access to the raw data that is being visualized allows you to spot check for data integrity.
  • My usage with Looker is limited because of our integration but, having seen their updates over time, the integrations with Slack, Salesforce, and other tools appear to greatly improve organizations' workflows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Looker

  • Mobile viewing is HTML based, not always highly viewable.
  • Basic operations can be difficult to achieve. There is a function called table calculations which allows this.
  • Running on a single server, the entire instance can slow down if even one user schedules a large dashboard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Looker

Looker 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We've been very happy with Looker so far, and all teams in the organization are starting to see its value, and use it on a frequent basis. It has quickly become our accessible "source of truth" for all data/metrics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Debbie Pyykkonen, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Looker

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Looker

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
Bill Chamberlain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Looker

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
Raymond Younan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Looker

Looker 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Looker support specialists are heroes. They are knowledgeable, smart, and always vouch for your success. The availability is super quick, and even if there is no current solution for my problem, they will address it and voice it as feedback for a product.
Jasmeet S Babra | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Debbie Pyykkonen, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Looker

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Looker

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.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Looker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 7.1
Based on 14 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.
David Worrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Looker

Looker stacks up very well against the other tools we have evaluated and used. All the tools have their own pros and cons. Looker had a better edge in terms of visualizations when we chose to use it. After several updates, other tools began to have newer features. Looker still stands competitive.
Purav Vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Suzan Liu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Looker

No answers on this topic

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
Anthony Chou | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Looker

General

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

Looker Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

QlikView

General

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

QlikView Editions & Modules

Edition
QlikViewCustom1
  1. Per User
Additional Pricing Details
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.

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