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Qlik Sense

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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics is not only a visualization layer but also data modeling tool itself. So you can bring in all your facts and dimensions and define the relationship in architect mode to build intelligent cubes. It shouldn't be mixed up with a visualization tool like Tableau which doesn't have any other capability (data architect and mining). Companies who need to use it only as a visualization layer tool shouldn't use MicroStrategy
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Qlik Sense

If you have the technical know-how to build out Qlik Sense apps in house or budget allows for consulting help, this is a great tool. There really isn't a BI tool on the market where some programming knowledge isn't needed for setup and maintenance and I feel this is one of the easiest ones out there to get set up, running, and providing you with great data storytelling.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Qlik Sense
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
Qlik Sense
8.7
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Qlik Sense
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.5
Qlik Sense
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Qlik Sense
8.6
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Qlik Sense
8.7
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
Qlik Sense
8.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.6
Qlik Sense
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Qlik Sense
9.1

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Qlik Sense
9.0
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Qlik Sense
9.0
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Qlik Sense
8.9
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Qlik Sense
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Qlik Sense
9.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Qlik Sense
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Qlik Sense
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Qlik Sense
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
Qlik Sense
8.3
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Qlik Sense
7.5

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Qlik Sense
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Qlik Sense
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Qlik Sense
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.3
Qlik Sense
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Qlik Sense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Qlik Sense
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Qlik Sense
8.9
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
Qlik Sense
9.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Qlik Sense
8.2
REST API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
7.0
Javascript API
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Qlik Sense
8.0
iFrames
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.0
Java API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Qlik Sense
8.0

Pros

  • Extremely fast and reliable sql generation, report and document development.
  • Flexibility and integration with nearly all data sources.
  • Self reliant product, many out of the box products that allow easy maintenance, development, and monitoring.
  • Cost of product is more reasonable than many other in its class.
  • Reports and documents produced can be pixel perfect and allow for extremely custom dashboards and scorecards.
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  • The desktop version is FREE
  • Very easy to configure detailed visualizations, lots of drag and drop functionality
  • Once apps are developed (apps are what QlikSense calls its reports) just about anyone can filter and run them.
  • Great for storytelling with data
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Cons

  • There are many tools and products in the whole Analytics suite, I find this cumbersome and would like to see all these tools brought together
  • There is no version control built into the product. Versioning seems outdated and the principle way of handling versions is outdated and I think should be remodeled.
  • To a new user, learning the entirety of all MicroStrategy products is difficult and can take a long time to adapt to.
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  • Only promote features such as multi-cloud deployments when they are available for all customers to use.
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Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics9.9
Based on 27 answers
In the BI category it's the most feature rich and complete solution. Other software may be cheaper but falls short in one area or another. MicroStrategy allows greater control on the way the SQL is generated and has a complete set of tools to publish and distribute reports and dashboards to the users. Email subscriptions, iPad push, web embedding are among the several techniques available to distribute content. Portlets for the most common content management portals are included at no cost.
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Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics7.0
Based on 3 answers
It is difficult to learn, but once you figure it out through training, it becomes simpler and the reasons for it's complexity becomes apparent.
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Qlik Sense9.5
Based on 5 answers
Very easy to use, and not hard to find info on anything that you may get caught up on.
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Reliability and Availability

MicroStrategy Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had an issue with MicroStrategy not being available due to MicroStrategy application malfunction. It is very robust and only failures I've seen were due to user error or the platform the machine running the service failed some how.
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Performance

MicroStrategy Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
Being able to customize the performance based on the business need is extremely powerful. Proper configuration and understanding of the usage pattern is key, if the technical ability of the architect is not at top level, then the product will not be configured correctly which will lead to poor performance.
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Support

MicroStrategy Analytics10.0
Based on 3 answers
From our experience, Microstrategy is very well supported. Whenever we have issues, they are resolved quickly
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Qlik Sense8.5
Based on 4 answers
Quick and responsive usually
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In-Person Training

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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Online Training

MicroStrategy Analytics7.8
Based on 4 answers
The MicroStrategy training is incredible, they have great online teachers. I was fortunate to be learning MicroStrategy while also implementing a project from scratch. This helped to solidify a lot of the concepts and be able to ask questions about real world problems in addition to class room exercises.
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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Implementation

MicroStrategy Analytics8.0
Based on 3 answers
Implementation is not easy, but also not difficult. With enough training on how to create a schema, and with the proper data warehouse schema the implementation can be very quick. If there are a lot of unknowns in the beginning phase of modeling, that can greatly extend the overall time taken for a fully implemented project.
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Qlik Sense9.0
Based on 3 answers
Qlik worked along with us during our implementation, and it made it go quick and easy.
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Alternatives Considered

Microstrategy provides us with the functions we need to manage our diverse data sets
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Qlik Sense is an attempt to provide a more user friendly self-service experience and it does well in this and essentially extends the Qlik View experience. Our experience has been positive and would consider Qlik Sense enterprise to formalize our proactive self-service offering for business analytics. It would be interesting to see if natural language analytics will be the next step.
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Scalability

MicroStrategy Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
This software is extremely scaleable, one can add more core servers which performs as a load balancing. The configurations available to manage usage patterns and daily activity are as high a caliber as any other enterprise level software. This product can be installed on both a windows and unix platform allow for integration on a budget.
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Return on Investment

  • No comment since MicroStrategy was already implemented prior to my employment.
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  • Qlik Sense fills the gap between Excel's ad-hoc reporting and the traditional Qlik View scheduled type reporting. We have considered Qlik Sense Enterprise but feel that the desktop edition is good enough for our needs.
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Pricing Details

MicroStrategy Analytics

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
MicroStrategy Analytics Editions & Modules
MicroStrategy Analytics
On-premise Edition
Desktop
$6001
1. per named user
SaaS Edition
Web
$6001
Web
$300,0002
Mobile
$6003
Mobile
$300,0004
1. per named user
2. per CPU core
3. per named user
4. per CPU core
Additional Pricing Details

Qlik Sense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Qlik Sense Editions & Modules
Qlik Sense
Additional Pricing Details
Qlik Sense Enterprise: Perpetual license basis, based on number of users Qlik Sense Desktop: FREE Qlik Sense Cloud: FREE