Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) vs. QlikView

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Power BI for Office 365 allowed users to model and analyze data, and query large datasets with complex natural language queries. It has been discontinued in favor of other editions of Power BI going forward.N/A
QlikView
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
QlikView® is Qlik®’s original BI offering designed primarily for shared business intelligence reports and data visualizations. It offers guided exploration and discovery, collaborative analytics for sharing insight, and agile development and deployment.N/A
Pricing
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)QlikView
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
QlikView
Custom
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)QlikView
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsOn an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.
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Community Pulse
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)QlikView
Considered Both Products
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
Chose Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
When you look at the whole MS BI stack, it is far and away the best solution. But if you are solely looking at PowerBI.com (Power BI for Office 365), it's features are limited to creating graphs and visualizations. For example, you create cubes and data models in Cognos, but …
Chose Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
Tableau and Qlikview are both faster and have easier many-to-many relationships. However, for the average user, Power BI is much easier as a true Self-service BI. Besides, the cost for Power BI is lower.
QlikView
Chose QlikView
We use it as a part of our Office 365 tool. With that tool, we do not have an option to download the reports and send them to customers, but with Qlikview we can.
Chose QlikView
While I may have to export the data, I was doing so anyway to get it into excel to drive better visualizations of the data. When I discovered PowerBI and all it had available I no longer had a need for QlikView.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)QlikView
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
11 Ratings
10% above category average
QlikView
8.0
67 Ratings
2% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.010 Ratings8.049 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.011 Ratings8.065 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates10.08 Ratings8.059 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
11 Ratings
16% above category average
QlikView
8.3
66 Ratings
3% above category average
Drill-down analysis9.011 Ratings9.065 Ratings
Formatting capabilities9.011 Ratings7.066 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages10.06 Ratings8.336 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration10.011 Ratings9.061 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
11 Ratings
13% above category average
QlikView
7.9
61 Ratings
5% below category average
Publish to Web10.011 Ratings8.048 Ratings
Publish to PDF10.010 Ratings9.056 Ratings
Report Versioning9.06 Ratings7.542 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.64 Ratings7.347 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
10.0
11 Ratings
22% above category average
QlikView
7.3
57 Ratings
10% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.010 Ratings7.754 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization10.011 Ratings7.546 Ratings
Predictive Analytics10.08 Ratings6.85 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.8
10 Ratings
14% above category average
QlikView
8.2
59 Ratings
4% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)10.010 Ratings8.558 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.08 Ratings8.054 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)10.09 Ratings8.054 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
10 Ratings
18% above category average
QlikView
8.0
47 Ratings
1% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access10.010 Ratings8.044 Ratings
Mobile Application9.09 Ratings9.028 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile10.09 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
7.8
3 Ratings
1% below category average
QlikView
-
Ratings
REST API9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Javascript API8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
iFrames8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Java API8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)QlikView
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(15 ratings)
8.5
(87 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(4 ratings)
8.8
(29 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(14 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
3.3
(15 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(13 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)QlikView
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
If you're already using Office 365, Power BI for O365 is an easy choice. Start playing around with the free version and then easily add individual Pro licenses with little risk. However, if you anticipate using this with many users, it can get expensive quickly.
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Qlik
Sales data validations have helped manage our justifications in the past, especially with regard to new product development and new business introduction. It has also been helpful in identifying trends with business impact and direction specific to quarter and monthly sales from ERP data as well as decisions to purchase equipment of staffing based on run rates and product demand.
One thing that can get out of hand is data output - if you aren't careful in your query, you may be overloaded with data dumps and drown in the amount of info you have to filter through. This is a user caution, not a comment on the software itself.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Easy to make visual dashboards from SQL queries. Previously we had to use a third party application that had to run on a web server that was so complex to setup and run. PowerBI removes all that.
  • Ability to control who/which group has access to each dashboard or report. Ties in well with the rest of the Office 365 ecosystem.
  • Has many connectors to allow pulling data from various systems, both onsite (via gateway) or external (via APIs), and join the data to create a report/dashboard.
  • Ability to show data but also export the data, if permitted.
  • Easy to show PowerBI dashboards on SharePoint or on other websites via embedded code.
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Qlik
  • QlikView has a simple, relational data model that's REALLY fast. Filtering and changing data is dead simple results are almost immediately available.
  • The free version of Qlikview is almost completely featured, so you roll a pro-level product out to an entire department for really cheap.
  • QlikView is really flexible--if you can imagine it, you can build it.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Licensing: Currently, Microsoft has a fixed pricing model for Office 365 users, regardless of role/function of the user. Most organizations have a small number of "power users" that create usable content and many more "consumers" that simply view/run reports created by power users. Microsoft does not differentiate between these users, and thus the pricing limits organizations from large deployments of the software.
  • Version incompatibility: Excel 2010 and 2013 workbooks are compatible with each other. However, workbooks created in 2010 that include PowerPivot databases must be upgraded to 2013 format to run in 2013. Subsequently, you cannot open these upgraded PowerPivot workbooks in 2010. This requires ALL users to be on the same version.
  • Visualization: Excel charting with PowerPivot workbooks is adequate for many users. Power View also contains a number of GREAT visualizations, including animated bubble charts and a very flexible dashboard/report design canvas. However, compared to some of the other self-service BI solutions, it is still limited in its visualization capabilities.
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Qlik
  • We found that QlikView can be a bit slow in supporting some forms of encryption. It is web-based and we needed to upgrade all of our server to not support the older SSL and TLS 1 protocols, only support TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3. However, QlikView could not run with TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3. We had to wait over six months to get a version that would handle the newer TLS versions.
  • There are so many options with QlikView that you can get lost when developing a visualization. There are still items I have not yet figured out, such as labeling a graph with the name of a selected detail item.
  • QlikView works by pulling the data it is going to use for visualization into its database. I am a security reviewer and I need to make certain that PII and PHI is not pulled by QlikView for a visualization, otherwise this could become a reportable indecent.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
I will continue to recommend this suite to folks looking for a reporting and analytics solution, as I find in MOST cases, it's great at meeting almost every requirement I've been given by a multitude of clients across a range of industries. I've built Capacity Planning solutions that allowed end user input which was then submitted to SharePoint, Executive Dashboards, custom applications, simple analytical tools for teams to easily slice and dice data, and super simple reports as well as some very complicated ones. If you haven't seen the demos online, do a search, and see for yourself - this is a great BI suite! (I do not work for Microsoft, although I do consult out there from time to time. I do occasionally make a recommendation for a different BI reporting tool, but in general, find Excel can accomplish quite a bit for less money and in less time.)
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Qlik
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.
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Usability
Microsoft
We are satisfied with the functionality and capabilities of Power BI. Product is cost effective and full-fill the reporting requirements of the organization. You can perform most of the report level complex analysis with the help of DAX which makes Power BI very powerful analytic tool. Power BI for Office 365 has gone away and Power BI is the next evolution of it. Power BI comes with your Office 365 E5 subscription or you can purchase licensing for it separately.
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Qlik
QlikView is very easy to implement. The installation is very straight forward. QlikView has several different data connectors that can connect to different data sources very smoothly. The user interface to build the reports is very easy to understand. This helps to have a smaller learning curve. Something very helpful is that QlikView is a browser application for the end users. So, you don't need to install any applications on the user's computer.
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Qlik
We have not had any downtime issues with the product nor uncovered any significant bugs
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Performance
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Qlik
It is not a SAAS product.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
as of now there is strong community for Power BI, you can get solution for most of your problems from there. Also you can send your error to Microsoft as well. After every 15 days they release updates to overcome all the issues of defects.
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Qlik
My experience with the Qlik support team has been somewhat limited, but every interaction I have had with them has been very professional and I received a response quickly. Typically if there is a technical issue, our IT team will follow up. My inquiries are specific to product functionality, and Qlik has been very helpful in clarifying any questions I might have.
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In-Person Training
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Qlik
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.
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Online Training
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Qlik
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.
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Qlik
"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.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Oracle was nice, super expensive to implement if it's not in use already. JobDiva is choppy and heavy on the system while does not give great reports. Salesforce is good; remote access is good however their support is terrible
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Qlik
The only other vendor product that I have worked with that provides a similar experience to Qlikview is Tableau. I would recommend Tableau if your use case is to build a fixed dashboard. You can share reports for free without needing to buy additional licenses. I would recommend Qlikview if your users are looking for a more interactive experience. They can create new objects to represent the data which can't be accomplished as easily in Tableau
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • As a Microsoft Partner implementing Business Intelligence solutions, Power BI has removed the barrier for our clients to begin the "BI journey". So often, projects get hung up in that early phase of procuring and installing/configuring expensive hardware and software. Just simply getting started and designing a beginning solution has allowed our clients to see results in 1-2 weeks using their data that might have taken months to achieve otherwise.
  • One significant ROI example is process improvement. In many cases, individuals or teams are spending days each month gathering data from multiple sources for reporting to their constituents. We are reducing these times to minutes by automating many of the data collection and integration processes that were previously manual.
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Qlik
  • You can use the free desktop version to do a lot of reporting and analysis work more quickly so the ROI is huge
  • QlikView is great at finding outliers such as data entry errors
  • QlikView is great at helping you quickly discover new insights about your business that can prompt you to take action that can immediately affect your cash flow.
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