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Qlik Sense

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Likelihood to Recommend

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense Enterprise is an ideal BI solution for mid- to large-scale organizations, especially those with many on-premises data sources. The overhead of administration would make Qlik Sense Cloud the better platform for small organizations or those who have already moved much of their data infrastructure into the cloud. The robust data modelling allows many wildly different data sources to be cleansed and organized with robust flexibility.
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Tableau Desktop

We combine data from various data sets. Most of my files are in flat files and stored by various teams. The data is added daily so we need a fast way to analyze it. Furthermore, we incorporate external data such as statistics Canada and economics. For these, [Tableau Desktop] needs to be responsive. I then use it to analyze the information. Also, the data is visualized by various teams and presented to executives.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Qlik Sense
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Qlik Sense
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable dashboards
Qlik Sense
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Qlik Sense
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Qlik Sense
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Qlik Sense
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Qlik Sense
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Qlik Sense
7.6
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Qlik Sense
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Qlik Sense
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to Web
Qlik Sense
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Qlik Sense
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
Qlik Sense
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
Qlik Sense
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Qlik Sense
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Qlik Sense
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Qlik Sense
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Qlik Sense
7.7
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Qlik Sense
7.4
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Access Control and Security

Qlik Sense
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Qlik Sense
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Qlik Sense
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Qlik Sense
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Qlik Sense
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Qlik Sense
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Qlik Sense
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Qlik Sense
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Qlik Sense
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Qlik Sense
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Qlik Sense
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.2
REST API
Qlik Sense
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Javascript API
Qlik Sense
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Qlik Sense
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Java API
Qlik Sense
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Qlik Sense
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Qlik Sense
5.4
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Pros

Qlik Sense

  • Qlik Sense reports the data from the QVD files really well so the end-user experience is always optimum. Hardly any wait time is ever noticed at all which is magnificent compared to some other products in this space.
  • The fact that Qlik Sense is also already fully mobile device-ready is a big bonus. Other applications have to have different variations either declared upfront or at least tested but Qlik Sense works really well whether via the designated proprietary Qlik Sense Mobile App (from the App store) or just in a standard browser like Safari.
  • Data ingestion times are really optimum too since millions of records can be added to a QVD file in only a few minutes. This helps our organization with optimizing the overnight loading window.
  • The background loading tasks scheduling is also user-friendly and robust with good error logging and failure/success monitoring available.
  • We use SAP for transactions and SAP BI for data warehousing so it is very useful to also use Qlik Sense along with the proprietary Qlik Sense SAP Connector so that data can be retrieved as datasets from BW Query results. This helps leverage all our investment in the BW modeling including the full SAP BW query catalog when ingesting data into the QVD files. At the same time, the SQL connector can retrieve data from our SAP HANA database with ease too.
  • The ability to develop on the iPad is also a bonus that is often not available in other tools in this domain.
  • The security modeling is relatively easy to maintain and integrates well with our Azure identity management system. This all makes user management tasks very seamless and robust, ensuring that only those that really need access to the Qlik Sense system are granted hat access and if they leave their access is quickly revoked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • The Visualizations graphics are really good and the color options help in designing attractive charts. They help to convey more information and can be made interactive.
  • You can add filters with offer you to plug and play with values and understand different outcomes.
  • You can drag and drop options while creating charts and dashboards. also it is a very fluid layout.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Qlik Sense

  • Limited options when adjusting colors of graphs and charts
  • Limited options for adjust[ing] how graphs and charts look or [how] users interact with them
  • If QlikView has 1000 knobs to turn, Qlik Sense has 100. This hurts developers ability to build robust reports and applications
  • Many new features are cloud only
  • No unified hub for View and Sense for on premise solutions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Formatting the data to work correctly in graphical presentations can be time consuming
  • Daily data extracts can run slowly depending on how much data is required and the source of the data
  • The desktop version is required for advanced functionality, editing on [the] Tableau server allows only limited features
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 8.6
Based on 4 answers
We have only just started our Qlik Sense journey , the product has so much to offer and being embedded with an excellent partner is unlocking the potential of the product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Our use of Tableau Desktop is still fairly low, and will continue over time. The only real concern is around cost of the licenses, and I have mentioned this to Tableau and fully expect the development of more sensible models for our industry. This will remove any impediment to expansion of our use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 7.4
Based on 10 answers
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
Christer Andersson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 61 answers
I think it is easy to use and provides beautiful charts. It is easier to do storytelling or to give a quick overview about your work.Tableau also makes it easy to share the dashboards and manage access right to them.I would recommend Tableau as one of the best visualization tools out there.(From my point of view, Tableau is like Apple and Power BI is like Android phone).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Qlik is available when we need it. The only issue we experience is memory on the server, Qlik is very memory hungry and if you loads lots of data having enough memory to support the dataset is important. This needs to be taken into consideration as performance issue occur if you don't
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Qlik is Qlik if the sever has enough memory report delivery is quick , It does become evident in the end user experience if this is not the case .
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Tableau Desktop's performance is solid. You can really dig into a large dataset in the form of a spreadsheet, and it exhibits similarly good performance when accessing a moderately sized Oracle database. I noticed that with Tableau Desktop 9.3, the performance using a spreadsheet started to slow around 75K rows by about 60 columns. This was easily remedied by creating an extract and pushing it to Tableau Server, where performance went to lightning fast
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 7.7
Based on 13 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.4
Based on 54 answers
Tableau support team took their own time to reach out with their solution. However, Tableau online community forums where many visitors and user are ready to lend a hand to others and share their experiences provide support and help in any issues encounter during the development phase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 8.8
Based on 9 answers
Qlik delivered on its promises and has been key to supporting the new world we live in . If we hadn't chosen Qlik sense when we did life would have been harder and our organisation wouldn't have been able to mange the CoVid-19 pandemic the way we have . We live in a data led world and Qlik does that for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 36 answers
Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Qlik Sense

We evaluated Domo, Tableau, and Qlik Sense. We chose Qlik because of it's ability to better work with multiple and large data sets. Qlik Sense has the ability to concatenate all measurable (fact) data into a single table instead of needing to create multiple fact tables. This keeps the data model streamlined and everything related.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

If we do not have legacy tools which have already been set up, I would switch the visualization method to open source software via PyCharm, Atom, and Visual Studio IDE. These IDEs cannot directly help you to visualize the data but you can use many python packages to do so through these IDEs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Qlik is a web app , This enables it to be wherever/whenever you are . No client software required
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Tableau Desktop's scaleability is really limited to the scale of your back-end data systems. If you want to pull down an extract and work quickly in-memory, in my application it scaled to a few tens of millions of rows using the in-memory engine. But it's really only limited by your back-end data store if you have or are willing to invest in an optimized SQL store or purpose-built query engine like Veritca or Netezza or something similar.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Qlik Sense

  • Very positive from a Corporate level, provides insights that were previous done ad hoc and not nearly as in depth.
  • Single source of truth for the organization - reduces the number of reports with different methodologies.
  • Easy to track status of projects and ensure everyone is on the same page.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau was acquired years ago, and has provided good value with the content created.
  • Ongoing maintenance costs for the platform, both to maintain desktop and server licensing has made the continuing value questionable when compared to other offerings in the marketplace.
  • Users have largely been satisfied with the content, but not with the overall performance. This is due to a combination of factors including the performance of the Tableau engines as well as development deficiencies.
John Stuchly | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Qlik Sense

General

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

Qlik Sense Editions & Modules

Edition
Qlik Sense Business$30.001
Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaSContact sales
  1. Per User/Per Month
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

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Edition
Tableau Creator$70.001
  1. Per User / Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
All pricing plans are billed annually.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Qlik Sense
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Qlik Sense
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Qlik Sense
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Qlik Sense
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Qlik Sense
9.1
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Qlik Sense
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.4

In-Person Training

Qlik Sense
9.1
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Qlik Sense
9.1
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Qlik Sense
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Qlik Sense
9.1
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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