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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Phocas Business Intelligence

If you would like your data in one place with easy access, this is the software for you. You can have data from multiple systems and bring it into one view so that you have a quick and easily visible dashboard for the data you wish to see.
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

Phocas Business Intelligence
9.4
QlikView
7.8
Customizable dashboards
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.4
QlikView
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.4
QlikView
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Phocas Business Intelligence
QlikView
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Phocas Business Intelligence
9.3
QlikView
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Phocas Business Intelligence
10.0
QlikView
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.5
QlikView
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.5
QlikView
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Phocas Business Intelligence
QlikView
6.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Phocas Business Intelligence
8.9
QlikView
8.0
Publish to PDF
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.9
QlikView
8.8
Report Versioning
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.9
QlikView
6.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.9
QlikView
8.1
Publish to Web
Phocas Business Intelligence
QlikView
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Phocas Business Intelligence
8.2
QlikView
7.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.9
QlikView
7.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.8
QlikView
7.7
Predictive Analytics
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.9
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Phocas Business Intelligence
8.6
QlikView
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.6
QlikView
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.6
QlikView
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.6
QlikView
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

Phocas Business Intelligence
9.4
QlikView
7.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.0
QlikView
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.9
QlikView
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Phocas Business Intelligence
QlikView
6.9
Dedicated Android Application
Phocas Business Intelligence
QlikView
6.7

Pros

Phocas Business Intelligence

  • Custom reports are simple to create.
  • The ability to manage users and their dashboards is solid.
  • Easy to navigate web interface makes the software accessible from anywhere.
Kenny McGarrity | 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

  • Phocas needs to make it easier to connect to different types of databases.
  • The data in Phocas needs to be updated faster in some cases.
  • It needs to provide functions to create better charts and graphs.
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

Phocas Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

Phocas Business Intelligence 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a very user-friendly product and is easy to understand. You can get your data from just a quick click and the dashboard loads. You can take the data and drill down easy to find what you are looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QlikView

QlikView 9.0
Based on 7 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

Phocas Business Intelligence 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is responsive. You log a call and they will respond quickly and resolve your issues. We have only had great experiences with the support team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QlikView

QlikView 5.0
Based on 8 answers
I have not had to work with QlikView support directly to date, so I am putting this rating in the middle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Phocas Business Intelligence

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

Phocas is easy to use for end users and can be used on desktops, laptops, and phones.
Anonymous | 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

  • It has given our business a view on data
  • We can access it from anywhere
  • You can have multiple dashboards for different information
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

General

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

Phocas Business Intelligence Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Phocas has built its business model on exceeding customer expectations. We’ve operated on a subscription basis from the start and in the words of Phocas Group chairman and co-founder Paul Magee: ‘That puts the onus on us to perform’. And we like that. In fact, our whole company ecosystem is built around that ‘light bulb moment’ when customers achieve a breakthrough by seeing their business through fresh eyes.

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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Phocas Business Intelligence
8.1
QlikView
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Phocas Business Intelligence
QlikView
8.8

Usability

Phocas Business Intelligence
9.0
QlikView
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Phocas Business Intelligence
QlikView
9.8

Performance

Phocas Business Intelligence
QlikView
8.6

Support Rating

Phocas Business Intelligence
9.0
QlikView
5.0

Online Training

Phocas Business Intelligence
QlikView
8.0

Implementation Rating

Phocas Business Intelligence
QlikView
7.1

Scalability

Phocas Business Intelligence
QlikView
8.9

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