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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

If your company is mainly an SAP shop and all your data is consolidated, SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform is a necessary tool and will elevate your business strategy with great analysis and dashboard for leadership to track, monitor and decide. However, for large organizations like us, it took us several years to consolidate different tools and applications into SAP first which is a huge undertaking at the cost of several tens of millions of dollars and over 4yrs before we can begin to realize the benefits of SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

QlikView
7.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
QlikView
6.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Customizable dashboards
QlikView
8.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Report Formatting Templates
QlikView
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

QlikView
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Drill-down analysis
QlikView
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Formatting capabilities
QlikView
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
QlikView
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
QlikView
7.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

QlikView
6.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Publish to Web
QlikView
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
Publish to PDF
QlikView
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Report Versioning
QlikView
7.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
QlikView
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
QlikView
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

QlikView
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
QlikView
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
QlikView
5.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Predictive Analytics
QlikView
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4

Access Control and Security

QlikView
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
QlikView
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
Role-Based Security Model
QlikView
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
QlikView
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
QlikView
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1

Mobile Capabilities

QlikView
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
QlikView
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.5
Dedicated iOS Application
QlikView
5.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Dedicated Android Application
QlikView
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
QlikView
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
5.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

QlikView
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
REST API
QlikView
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Javascript API
QlikView
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.5
iFrames
QlikView
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.5
Java API
QlikView
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
5.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
QlikView
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
QlikView
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8

Pros

  • 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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  • Online report development [for] a query. Business Objects uses a Symantec layer to turn the complex underlying data to user identifiable objects for business queries. This makes it a good choice for self service environments.
  • Is has robust built in security that is can be customized and granular down to the object level. It also has integrated security modules that [can be] utilized with third party security interfaces.
  • The base platform can be scaled horizontally and vertically to meet growing demand on Windows or Linux.
  • A suite of developer tools are also incorporated with the base platform to provide the use of the right tool for the required task.
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Cons

  • 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.
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  • Business Objects would be even more useful if it was integrated with a planning tool.
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Likelihood to Renew

QlikView8.8
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.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform8.4
Based on 22 answers
The institution has decided to move in a different direction, and will be using MSBI for reporting. I have been very happy with the Business Objects suite of tools, and will continue to use them heavily until we make the transition.
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Usability

QlikView9.8
Based on 6 answers
Once the data is loaded (which can range from simple to complex depending on the data set), it is relatively easy to create new charts/dashboards
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform9.5
Based on 4 answers
From a server and client side perspective. the Business Intelligence Platform provides a foundation for all aspects of content development, distribution, analysis, collaboration and self service. Ease of use from targeted content delivery through controlled accessibility. Content exporting in the format of the users choice. Scheduling for internal or external delivery. Public and private folders for secure content access when requied. Web based for viewing on the users device of choice without the need to download additional applications.
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Reliability and Availability

QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
QlikView server is very stable, with minimal errors and rare outages.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform1.0
Based on 3 answers
Its available anytime. Depends on the server configuration.
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Performance

QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform7.2
Based on 8 answers
When it is deployed properly the system is very stable and consistent in its response times. The way the product is designed the data sources it connects to and the bandwidth of the network its on can be the main performance inhibitors. Addressing these two factors can greatly increase performance overall. Integration with third party tools requires strict adherence to SAP specifications. When they are followed there is no performance degradation.
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Support

QlikView2.1
Based on 7 answers
Qlik does have a tendency to push back sometimes stating that the issue is not related to QlikView but the system it is hosted on
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform7.5
Based on 6 answers
The overall support package is very good. The online knowledge base provides wealth of information including step by step details on how to resolve known issues on a per release basis. When required software and/or code is included as a download or cut and paste option. It is also highly recommended to have well trained personnel as your system administrators. Do not relay on support alone to resolve all of your issues
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In-Person Training

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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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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform9.5
Based on 2 answers
Great training with hand-on labs.
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Online Training

QlikView8.0
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.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform8.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP's training is excellent, though it is expensive.
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Implementation

QlikView7.4
Based on 13 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.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform8.4
Based on 7 answers
Choosing the right personnel to deploy and maintain the system is critical to success. Do not underestimate the value of a sandbox and or Development environment. Every aspect of the initial deployment and subsequent upgrade and enhancements should be thoroughly tested by the developers and administrators for expected functionality and compatibility with all interfaces. A Test environment is just as crucial. Initial key user content testing and formal performance testing should take place here prior to the production deployment. This is also where you finalize your operational support plans and system/user security
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Alternatives Considered

Our shortlist included Tableau, a newer version of Microsoft's SSRS and Qlikview.

We also knew what Micro Strategies and Business Objects had to offer from our experiences with them at other companies, and knew what we could afford. We eliminated them on price and the complexity of set-up.

We liked QlikView's in memory, associative model, and self-service capability.

With "in-memory", everything that gets consumed from a dashboard is loaded in memory so it is incredibly fast. Although Qlik touts its mobile distribution capabilities, that was not a huge differentiator for us, but is something we are now exploring. Microsoft and and BO do have in-memory capabilities now.

The associative model is patented by QlikView. Basically it starts to understand the associations in your data, e.g. if A=B and B=C, then A=C. It means you can build a Qlikview model very quickly. In traditional data warehousing, you work with users and understand their requirements, refine the data model, start to physicalize it, tune it, build ETLs. It's a 3 month at best delivery cycle. That doesn’t work here at this company. Our business users will not wait for you. Our business is dynamic, we are launching new products all the time. Instead of going through an arduous process, you just load data into QlikView and build an associative model. It link things up. If it doesn’t work, you can change things very quickly. You don’t have to write data definitional language. Where you get into trouble, is if you load very large data sets into QlikView, memory not as abundant. They are releasing a tool called data explorer which allows you to do a hybrid approach – load some in memory and some in database. If data is going into frequently used dashboards it goes into memory. If infrequent access is required and the data set is very large, it makes sense to leave it in the database.

We also have a company called DataRoket that builds connectors for us, e.g. load this relational data into QlikView. They have built adapters for QlikView-Hadoop integration
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We recently evaluated Oracle's OBIEE solution. Strengths: very good dashboard creating tool and two separate ad hoc modules: one for simple reporting ("Analysis") and one for more advanced, "Pixel Perfect" reports ("BI Publisher). All available from the same place and web based (no client needed). Also, there is no separate license needed.BO has a separate module (additional license) to create dashboards and only one reporting tool, that does have certain limitations when it comes to advanced report creation.Weaknesses: hard to administer, as OBIEE is part of the entire Oracle deployment, so you would have to use multiple tools: EM and Web Logic consoles.BO is administered via single console CMC (Central Management Console)OBIEE's GUI looks like from the late 90's. Very congested and not very user friendly. BO Webi is just the opposite.
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Return on Investment

  • Faster Lead conversion
  • Business Users being very satisfied
  • High level executives love the way data is being presented through QlikView.
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  • We use the product to measure performance. High performance equates to higher reimbursements rates in our industry.
  • Cleaner, more reliable data.
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Pricing Details

QlikView

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
QlikView Editions & Modules
QlikView
Edition
QlikView Desktop
Free1
QlikView
Custom2
1. Personal Edition
2. Per License
Additional Pricing Details
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Editions & Modules
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Additional Pricing Details