MicroStrategy Analytics vs. Qlik Sense

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MicroStrategy Analytics
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
MicroStrategy Analytics is an enterprise business analytics and mobility platform. Key features include automatic big data analysis and reporting, data discovery and visualization, digital security credentials, and support for mobile devices.N/A
Qlik Sense
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Qlik Sense® is a self-service BI platform for data discovery and visualization. It supports a full range of analytics use cases—data governance, pixel-perfect reporting, and collaboration. Its Associative Engine indexes and connects relationships between data points for creating actionable insights.
$30
per month
Pricing
MicroStrategy AnalyticsQlik Sense
Editions & Modules
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Qlik Sense Business
$30.00
Per User/Per Month
Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MicroStrategy AnalyticsQlik Sense
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMust contact sales team for pricing information.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
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MicroStrategy AnalyticsQlik Sense
Considered Both Products
MicroStrategy Analytics

No answer on this topic

Qlik Sense
Chose Qlik Sense
Qlik Sense is one of the best reporting systems. It is stronger than PBI and Tableau when speaking about complex KPIs. It is really similar to MicroStrategy Analytics when you speak about obtained results, but it is easier to use, especially as it is more code-based. But is it …
Chose Qlik Sense
Qlik Sense is a fast tool to implement; you can have a functional dashboard in a few days, and the ETL processes are quite easy to build it. You can have the ROI in a short period of time.
Chose Qlik Sense
The user interface of the application is very useful and the visuals are important in our decision.
Chose Qlik Sense
Easy to use and understand.
Chose Qlik Sense
The experience with View has certainly been a strong lever to help us in the choice, but what was proposed by this new product was certainly in line with the tool we were looking for.
Chose Qlik Sense
Simple and powerful.
Chose Qlik Sense
I prefer anything to QlikSene.
Chose Qlik Sense
Various other alternatives include Tableau, Microstratgey, Power BI. Qlik sense wins over all since it is very simple to use with great interactive visualizations and selections
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
MicroStrategy AnalyticsQlik Sense
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
MicroStrategy Analytics
3.5
25 Ratings
Qlik Sense
8.1
317 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports3.122 Ratings8.0218 Ratings
Customizable dashboards4.122 Ratings8.4315 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates3.323 Ratings7.8230 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
MicroStrategy Analytics
3.7
23 Ratings
Qlik Sense
8.0
328 Ratings
Drill-down analysis3.321 Ratings8.4324 Ratings
Formatting capabilities4.923 Ratings7.6317 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages3.115 Ratings7.7157 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration3.322 Ratings8.2301 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
MicroStrategy Analytics
4.9
22 Ratings
Qlik Sense
8.0
280 Ratings
Publish to Web4.021 Ratings7.9212 Ratings
Publish to PDF5.822 Ratings8.0259 Ratings
Report Versioning6.619 Ratings7.6179 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling4.921 Ratings8.1185 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers3.34 Ratings8.3111 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.8
21 Ratings
Qlik Sense
7.9
316 Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)4.119 Ratings8.0309 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization3.318 Ratings8.1286 Ratings
Predictive Analytics9.917 Ratings7.7198 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
MicroStrategy Analytics
4.2
20 Ratings
Qlik Sense
8.7
299 Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)4.818 Ratings8.9278 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model4.319 Ratings8.6275 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)4.319 Ratings8.4277 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)3.58 Ratings8.7220 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
18 Ratings
Qlik Sense
6.9
224 Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access2.518 Ratings7.9218 Ratings
Mobile Application9.015 Ratings7.4143 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile3.318 Ratings7.6188 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
7 Ratings
Qlik Sense
8.3
148 Ratings
REST API4.15 Ratings8.6128 Ratings
Javascript API8.06 Ratings8.197 Ratings
iFrames9.04 Ratings8.096 Ratings
Java API9.03 Ratings8.373 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)9.04 Ratings8.299 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)9.05 Ratings8.286 Ratings
User Ratings
MicroStrategy AnalyticsQlik Sense
Likelihood to Recommend
5.1
(46 ratings)
8.0
(332 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(27 ratings)
8.6
(7 ratings)
Usability
3.5
(5 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
2.5
(8 ratings)
7.3
(13 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(7 ratings)
7.3
(9 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
MicroStrategy AnalyticsQlik Sense
Likelihood to Recommend
MicroStrategy
MSTR is great for any organization that is looking for a way to deliver complicated data in an uncomplicated way. From business teams to marketing and finance, several departments benefit from using MSTR to keep track of KPIs enabling teams to make optimizations along the way. MSTR provides great visual representations of data enabling team members to distill thousands of data points into easily digestible charts and graphs
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Qlik
For example, you can make detailed sales analyzes of a product group on the basis of countries and years. As I wrote before, specifically; I'm analyzing the market sale information of household products depending on region and country. In Qlik Sense we developed a dashboard that helps us to reach more trend information and product needs country by country. And then we reshape our product specifications and futures for specific regions. Thus, we can increase our market share. I also use a dashboard that tracks projects' resources, critical milestones, and timelines. All projects can be viewed by everyone at the same time.
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Pros
MicroStrategy
  • They sell the product well, and make promises you will actually believe
  • "checks the box" for most features a company would need. Doesn't actually deliver them though
  • They answer the phone in a timely manner. Can't answer your questions or provide support, but the queue time isn't bad
  • They have online documentation. It's not up to date, and likely doesn't reflect the version of software you are using, but hey... they can point to it.
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Qlik
  • The intelligent technology of Qlik Sense educates us to be much more accurate in each of the processes that we build, that is to say that this program is an accomplice to manipulate our data.
  • One of the greatest virtues that this program offers us is that it considerably increases the speed with which we can act and the efficiency of our operations.
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Cons
MicroStrategy
  • The graph options are not as robust as an Excel user might want.
  • The metadata layer can sometimes be slower, and it takes a long time for reports to run.
  • Viewing the data feed entered can be cumbersome at times, in terms of validation with reports.
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Qlik
  • Data analysis in data groups is of great help that allows us to visualize impressive results, however, these tools that are so useful and tremendous to us are not easy to use.
  • Windows are not very friendly or intuitive.
  • The support or customer service leaves a lot to be desired.
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Likelihood to Renew
MicroStrategy
I would always choose to renew MicroStrategy as long as they lead the market in features, functionality and price. The support of MicroStrategy is timely and professional, I frequently get answers to my questions within 24 hours and normally have solutions within 48 hours. Training available for MicroStrategy completely covers everything required to be able to expertly use MicroStrategy and understand data warehousing.
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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
MicroStrategy
The standard grid reporting could look more like the styling and object used for the Import and Visual Insight products. In addition, object properties almost seem to be hidden when first using the product. It's as if they are asking the engineers to only use the presets we make available...and, these presets are 10+ years old. On the positive side, Microstrategy seems to be the only product, not named Cognos, which can scale to Big Data. The product is "hackable" via the SDK or tricking the Intelligence Server to do uncommon things. The Microstrategy development team also seems to be very involved with their OEM partners; especially when it comes to features and enhancements. A large majority of the improvements we suggested have made it into the product or on the roadmap for future enhancements. Only suckas fall for the shiny objects from most other vendors; Microstrategy is really the only choice for Enterprise BI.
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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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Reliability and Availability
MicroStrategy
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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Qlik
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Performance
MicroStrategy
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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Qlik
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
MicroStrategy
Good user community. Support team is available if you are under AMC. You get decent support after raising the support ticket. If it is product bug they will inform you and let you know which patch will resolve the same.
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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
MicroStrategy
No answers on this topic
Qlik
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Online Training
MicroStrategy
I have attended many trainings offered by MicroStrategy; both distance and in-person training. I earned my CRD (Certified Report Developer) certification via the online training. I found the training to be well organized and concise. Overall I will definitely continue to increase my knowledge with MicroStrategy via the online training offering.
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Qlik
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Implementation Rating
MicroStrategy
We measured following KPI for the success
  • Increase in Business Feeds Loads
  • Reduction in Controllers Manual Work.
  • Conversion of Manual Work into Systematic Workflows.
  • Increase in Customer Spend
  • Reduction in Service costs
  • Reduction in time-to-market for new campaigns
  • Increase in cross sell and Up sell
  • Error reduction in customer Identification
  • Existing client retained
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Qlik
Hire Qlik consultants. It's better done by them or with their aid.
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Alternatives Considered
MicroStrategy
Tableau is probably MicroStrategy Analytic's biggest competitor I've noticed over time, and I'm not sure why. Tableau only covers visualizations independently for each business user, which then creates the issues of every employee creating their own version of the data, and then you have 20 versions of the truth. A enterprise data warehouse and MicroStrategy's Visual Insight is a better method.
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Qlik
The customization of the platform opens up plenty of other options depending on the use cases. The API layer is incredibly rich and makes integration of Qlik based visualization into web pages a simple and effective pattern. It's been very easy to use with a great community made up of professionals. Qlik Sense has introduces artificial Intelligence into my data visualization and reporting activity.
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Scalability
MicroStrategy
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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Qlik
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
MicroStrategy
  • MicroStrategy was helpful for reducing the amount of time we needed to spend number crunching large data sets, and in doing so, allowed me as the primary users to spend more time gleaning insights from the data that in turn informed our leadership team to make strategic decisions.
  • By creating numerous canned reports available to all members of the team through email distribution or basic access to the platform, we were able to reduce the time I spent showing people how to pull the data in Microsoft Excel by nearly 40% .
  • We ended up needing to make many changes to the way our DMP was feeding data into MicroStrategy due to incorrect reporting that caused complications in accounting and finance.
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Qlik
  • The direct impact on revenue has not been attributable or measurable because every dashboard or data set on Qlik Sense is just a reflection of what has gone wrong or where we missed an opportunity
  • The subscription amount was a burn on our cash reserves as it was a year-long subscription
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