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Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics can pull in just about any data source and answer meaningful business questions. I also believe MicroStrategy Analytics is the leader in providing a big data solution for BI. Tableau would not be able to handle the loads of data I throw at it. I do not think MicroStrategy Analytics is recommended for any small scale solution, but rather a large one
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Qlik Sense

Well suited:
  • Historical Analysis.
  • Tracking pools of products across an organization.
  • Real-time data analysis.
  • Prediction.
Less Appropriate:
  • Printing a PDF.
  • Simple report regurgitation (it has so much more power that would not be utilized if you were just using it for this).
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
Qlik Sense
6.9
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.0
Qlik Sense
6.8
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Qlik Sense
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
Qlik Sense
6.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Qlik Sense
7.2
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1
Qlik Sense
8.0
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Qlik Sense
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.2
Qlik Sense
5.7
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Qlik Sense
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Qlik Sense
7.1
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Qlik Sense
8.4
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Qlik Sense
8.1
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.4
Qlik Sense
6.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Qlik Sense
6.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Qlik Sense
5.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Qlik Sense
6.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Qlik Sense
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
Qlik Sense
7.3
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Qlik Sense
5.8

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Qlik Sense
7.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Qlik Sense
7.2
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Qlik Sense
7.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.4
Qlik Sense
6.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1
Qlik Sense
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Qlik Sense
6.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Qlik Sense
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
5.3
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
4.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
Qlik Sense
7.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
Qlik Sense
7.4
REST API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
7.6
Javascript API
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Qlik Sense
7.3
iFrames
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
7.6
Java API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
7.7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Qlik Sense
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Qlik Sense
7.0

Pros

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • MicroStrategy Analytics has the best mobile BI on the market right now. The level of efforts (LOE) is very low for this type of development.
  • MicroStrategy Analytics's self-serve BI is very valuable to our business users and can cut development for BI developers by enabling business users to find business answers themselves.
  • The caching of Intelligence Cubes in MicroStrategy Analytics is a game changer. I have I-cubes with billions of rows stored in memory, ready at any moment.
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Qlik Sense

  • CUSTOMIZATION and CLEANING of your data: Within a specific chart, as a Master Item throughout an app, or in the Data Load Editor, you have full power to clean your data and make it work for your need.
  • Bringing together data from multiple sources: We have multiple servers that each house many databases along with secure file share folders. Qlik makes it so easy to connect to all of these sources and choose which data I want to bring in to the app within the snap of a finger!
  • The online community and available help. When I started using Qlik, I did a ton of self-learning, as our company had only one or two developers that were also relatively new to the platform. Thanks to browsing the web and finding the online community of how-to questions and the help.qlik.com resources, I haven't found a use case within our company that hasn't already been solved or answered in the online forums.
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Cons

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • The developer desktop product could use some UI enhancements. It's been the same for many years.
  • The world would be a better place if custom groups and consolidation were supported in Visual Insight and I-Cubes.
  • A more simplify licensing model.
  • It's expensive.
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Qlik Sense

  • Qlik's associative engine is both a strength and a weakness. For a single solution like the one I describe here, it makes the development process quick without compromising performance. However, when the larger data and analytics strategy was considered for the group (which for such a large company involves handling vast quantities of consumer and operational data) other solutions proved to offer better value for our requirements.
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Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.9
Based on 27 answers
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 Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.0
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 Sense

Qlik Sense 9.5
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 Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
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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Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
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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Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 3 answers
If the staff does not know they answer they either find it out at some point, or put in a feature request. I have never been left hanging or been given an answer that is unsatisfactory to the solution. Even if there was no current solution, I was still told the logical reason and why.
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Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Quick and responsive usually
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In-Person Training

MicroStrategy Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Online Training

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.8
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 Sense

Qlik Sense 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Implementation

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 8.0
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 Sense

Qlik Sense 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Hire Qlik consultants. It's better done by them or with their aid.
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Alternatives Considered

MicroStrategy Analytics

I have only used SSRS 2012 and MicroStrategy 9.4.1 as reporting tools. SSRS is not as fully featured as MicroStrategy and does not have the same level of quality in the delivery of expert reports. MicroStrategy meets many more needs out of the box and allows for many more options than SSRS. Microstrategy is in a higher class of Business Intelligence tools than SSRS. Also MicroStrategy rivals SAP and Cognos however price points of MicroStrategy is far more reasonable than others in class.
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Qlik Sense

The company I work for already has a mature installation of QlikView. But comparing the user interface between QlikView and Qlik Sense you can see that Qlik Sense is a modern interface and more features to help developers as well as users that wish to create their own Qlik Sense documents.
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Scalability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
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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Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • We abandoned the tool as it was not meeting our needs.
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Qlik Sense

  • 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
tiered pricing*
1.  per user

Qlik Sense Editions & Modules

Qlik Sense
On-premise Edition
Qlik Sense Perpetual
$1,5001
1. 1-50 users
SaaS Edition
Qlik Sense Subscription
$8401
1. 1-50 Users
Additional Pricing 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

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