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Qlik Sense

Top Rated
320 Ratings

MicroStrategy Analytics

206 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Qlik Sense

Top Rated
320 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

MicroStrategy Analytics

Great if you have a data warehouse built as a star schema. Less useful with unstructured data.
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Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is an excellent product for analyzing and especially viewing your data on a variety of devices thanks to its responsive design. Qlik Sense also has many excellent features for managing and preparing your data.
A scenario where you might want to consider using QlikView instead of Qlik Sense would be where you have a large number of reports that users require. At the present time in this scenario you might be better off using the container object within QlikView or deciding whether or not you can reduce the number of reports
and still use Qlik Sense.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
Qlik Sense
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.1
Qlik Sense
8.6
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Qlik Sense
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.1
Qlik Sense
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Qlik Sense
8.6
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.6
Qlik Sense
8.9
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Qlik Sense
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
Qlik Sense
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Qlik Sense
9.1

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Qlik Sense
8.9
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
Qlik Sense
9.0
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.8
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
Qlik Sense
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
Qlik Sense
9.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Qlik Sense
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Qlik Sense
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Qlik Sense
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.2
Qlik Sense
8.5
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Qlik Sense
7.5

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Qlik Sense
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
Qlik Sense
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Qlik Sense
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Qlik Sense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Qlik Sense
8.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Qlik Sense
9.3
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
Qlik Sense
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.2
Qlik Sense
9.2

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
6.6
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

  • Central location for reporting, makes it easier for several different departments to access different information
  • Automated reporting - allows us to schedule customized reports
  • Well formatted reports that are easy to run
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  • User Interface - Easy to navigate and play across the dashboard, its charts and objects are like floating things like a bubble which is well suited for an official purpose
  • Connect Different Data Sources - with the help of various connectors QlikSense connects Database like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc
  • Security - It provides security in application level as well as data level
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Cons

  • Formatting of reports
  • Moving data around on a report at the user level
  • Creating applications
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  • Cons - Qlik has two development tools Sense and View, the company can merge two products into one as new Customers finds difficult to choose between the products.
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Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics9.9
Based on 27 answers
I think there are better tools available than MicroStrategy such as Tableau based simply on the ease of manipulating data sets and how quickly you can churn through data sets. The amount of time it takes to train people on MicroStrategy is a bit frustrating as well. I think MicroStrategy has great potential, but could be a better product overall.
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Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics7.0
Based on 3 answers
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 Sense9.4
Based on 5 answers
All controls are simplified and dumbed down. A lot of functionality is lost (vs. QlikView).
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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 Sense9.0
Based on 3 answers
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

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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
Hire Qlik consultants. It's better done by them or with their aid.
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Breadth of Deployment

Our customers are mainly internal to the business having a user base in the hundreds. The types of users who are active with MicroStrategy range from business analysts to software developers.
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Alternatives Considered

Tableau is a user friendly environment that creates visualizations, reports, and dashboards. The performance of Tableau is bad when querying large data sets. Users are not able to customize their reports as easily in Tableau as they can in MicroStrategy. Analysis and modeling is more difficult in Tableau than in MicroStrategy when using version 9.3.1.
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Collaboration and Sharing

MicroStrategy Analytics7.5
Based on 14 answers
Sharing is done via a link. I think that Microstrategy should provide a more social platform for sharing; similar to FB or LinkedIN.
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Qlik Sense8.2
Based on 32 answers
Qlik Sense allows users to publish and share content. However, there is definitely a lot of room for improvement in this area.
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Data Integration

MicroStrategy Analytics7.1
Based on 14 answers
It can connect to a variety of data sources like SQL, Hadoop Distributed File System, etc. One can also import data from a MDX cube source which enables importing data from sources like Cognos. Basically, MicroStrategy can import data from almost any source - cloud storage apps, database, files, BI tools and social media as well.
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Qlik Sense8.9
Based on 33 answers
It has some great built in connectivity options for SQL DBs and website scraping whlist there are also plenty of addable extensions to cater for a multitude of other data sources that are out there. That said it does currently still fall slightly behind its main rival in terms of connectivity options but with Qlik's rapid development strategy the gaps get ever closer
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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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  • Fast reports delivery
  • Automation reporting process
  • Reducing time on decision making process
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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