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Likelihood to Recommend

Qlik Sense

This is a great tool if you have several disparate sources and need to do some hands-on data blending. A challenge to use if you have data both in and out of the firewall, and operate in a highly secure environment. One of the best features of the tool is that you can spoon-feed users what you want them to see/use; it is definitely not a “build it and they will come” tool, you need to spend a lot of time up front tailoring what you are building to be highly successful.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server is extremely well suited for a company with a few dedicated analysts creating dashboards and reports for a few stakeholders. It is also great at handling a large amount of report viewers, but it is more expensive because you have to pay for each user.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Qlik Sense
6.9
Tableau Server
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Qlik Sense
6.8
Tableau Server
8.2
Customizable dashboards
Qlik Sense
7.4
Tableau Server
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Qlik Sense
6.7
Tableau Server
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Qlik Sense
7.2
Tableau Server
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Qlik Sense
8.0
Tableau Server
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Qlik Sense
7.3
Tableau Server
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Qlik Sense
5.7
Tableau Server
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Qlik Sense
8.0
Tableau Server
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Qlik Sense
7.1
Tableau Server
8.1
Publish to Web
Qlik Sense
8.4
Tableau Server
9.2
Publish to PDF
Qlik Sense
8.1
Tableau Server
8.1
Report Versioning
Qlik Sense
6.4
Tableau Server
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Qlik Sense
6.9
Tableau Server
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Qlik Sense
5.8
Tableau Server
6.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Qlik Sense
6.8
Tableau Server
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Qlik Sense
7.5
Tableau Server
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Qlik Sense
7.3
Tableau Server
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Qlik Sense
5.8
Tableau Server
7.0

Access Control and Security

Qlik Sense
7.2
Tableau Server
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Qlik Sense
7.2
Tableau Server
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Qlik Sense
7.0
Tableau Server
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Qlik Sense
6.7
Tableau Server
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Qlik Sense
7.8
Tableau Server
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Qlik Sense
6.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Qlik Sense
7.4
Tableau Server
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Qlik Sense
5.3
Tableau Server
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Qlik Sense
4.1
Tableau Server
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Qlik Sense
7.1
Tableau Server
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Qlik Sense
7.4
Tableau Server
7.2
REST API
Qlik Sense
7.6
Tableau Server
8.4
Javascript API
Qlik Sense
7.3
Tableau Server
8.1
iFrames
Qlik Sense
7.6
Tableau Server
7.6
Java API
Qlik Sense
7.7
Tableau Server
6.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Qlik Sense
7.0
Tableau Server
6.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Qlik Sense
7.0
Tableau Server
5.9

Pros

Qlik Sense

  • The ETL layer within Qlik allows someone with no IT background and little knowledge of any programming languages to immediately fetch data and start using the tool.
  • The Data Loading script gives power users the ability to model the data they bring in to be maximized for efficiency and speed.
  • The Web interface allows us the ability to use custom URL’s to direct traffic into various different points of interest.
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Tableau Server

  • Tableau Server is extremely well at providing a stabile system for us to host data sources and dashboards
  • Tableau Server is great at managing permissions for users, data sources, workbooks, and dashboards
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Cons

Qlik Sense

  • Pricing
  • Support and Community.
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Tableau Server

  • Tableau Server is sometimes referred to as simply Microsoft Excel with a power boost. I understand the reason analysts say this. It is because the software is almost exclusively a visualization software. If you're looking for truly advanced analytics combined with cutting-edge visualization, Tableau Server isn't it.
  • Tableau Server limits the type of graphs a user can create. There are numerous workarounds for different graph types, but they are not easy to implement.
  • Tableau Server can sometimes be slow to render graphics with lots of data and calculated fields.
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Likelihood to Renew

Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
Tableau Server is an integral part of the reporting suite for a client. It meets their reporting needs and has proven to be one of the most reliable painless pieces of software used to date. I believe that they are extremely happy with the product and will continue using it into the future.
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Usability

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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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
When it works, it works great. The drag and drop functionality is seamless. Creating calculated fields is also simple
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Reliability and Availability

Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Over the past few years our company has expanded the use of Tableau. We've moved from 250 interactors to well over 1500 server interactions during that timeframe. During the expansion interactors we've yet to expereince any significant degradation of service
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Performance

Qlik Sense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
Again, assuming that you are working with 100k rows of data or less, it works great. When you increase the number of rows of data by a magnitude of 5 or 10+, there is a significant deterioration in performance
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Support

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Its good, but not world class. Partners are the deepest and most knowledgeable
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
We've only reached out to Tableau once for support. It wasn't related to the operation of the software but some complex Data Visualization we wanted to develop. The same day Tableau engaged us and provided outstanding support and follow-up resources.
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In-Person Training

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
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Online Training

Qlik Sense

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

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Tableau has excellent on-demand training material - web based and free....
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Implementation

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Qlik worked along with us during our implementation, and it made it go quick and easy.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
The Tableau server installation has been flawless. Our user base is increasing rapidly each quarter. On the It front, we tend to upgrade the server on a bi-annual basis. Which allows use to minimize the disruption to our users. Overall, we are completely satisfied with Tableau server.
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Alternatives Considered

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is one of the leaders on the market. It was mainly selected sue to flexible customization options
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Tableau Server

There were a lot of reasons why we chose Tableau and the least is the cost but also the way Tableau stores data in the columnar fashion instead of in Cubes. We went through a painstaking selection process and at the end, came down to a couple of vendors and we ended up with the product that was least to pair up with Amazon Web Services to create a decent and cost-effective proof of concept and we landed with the solution we have today.
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Return on Investment

Qlik Sense

  • We have been able to identify gaps in our expected payments that has allowed us to recover over $10 million this year alone.
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Tableau Server

  • We recently reduced our licensing due to scaling down the company and Tableau had a reasonable process to accommodate us.
  • The most recent version we use (10.4) has been much more reliable - looking forward to the 2018 version that we will implement next month.
  • Many times changes in version cause our analysts headaches by changing small things we don't always catch at first and we don't have the means to run a test environment for all of them.
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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

Tableau Server

General

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

Tableau Server Editions & Modules

Tableau Server
Additional Pricing Details

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