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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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Tableau Desktop

Great for visualizing basic and complex analytics, can be very useful in a myriad of situations, for example it can be summarized up for grand views for executives and plenty of drill down opportunities for more analyst level staff. This allows the staff to performing the analytics to save time by not having to duplicate reports on different levels for different staff.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

QlikView
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
QlikView
6.2
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
QlikView
8.0
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
QlikView
6.8
Tableau Desktop
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

QlikView
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Drill-down analysis
QlikView
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
QlikView
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
QlikView
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
QlikView
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

QlikView
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Publish to Web
QlikView
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
QlikView
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
QlikView
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
QlikView
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

QlikView
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
QlikView
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
QlikView
5.9
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
QlikView
6.8
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Access Control and Security

QlikView
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
QlikView
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
QlikView
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
QlikView
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

QlikView
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
QlikView
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
QlikView
5.9
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
QlikView
7.7
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
QlikView
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

QlikView
Tableau Desktop
7.4
REST API
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
7.4
iFrames
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
6.8
Java API
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Pros

QlikView

  • 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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Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau, you can easily analyze information, interact, filter, drill down and graph data
  • Tableau allows you to work with multiple data sources, allowing you to convert them into visualized information in easy-to-analyze graphs
  • You can use unlimited amounts of data
  • It facilitates access to the information you need at the right time.
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Cons

QlikView

  • Implementing maps other than that of US
  • Real time data handling is not possible
  • device compatibility isn't there
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Tableau Desktop

  • The Google Analytics connector still needs an "advanced mode" where we would paste our own API request. The dumb-proofed interface turns out to be limiting for advanced users (doesn't allow dynamic segments, sometimes lag behind the official API).
  • Data blending between dispersed data sources is often confusing and limiting.
  • A built-in data-transformation step would be absolutely awesome - I often have to use an ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) tool to prep the data.
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Likelihood to Renew

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.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
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Usability

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 6 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
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.7
Based on 23 answers
Tableau's main selling points are the fact that you can connect to almost any data source within a couple of clicks and the fact that you can slice-and-dice your data with just a few drags. Tableau also has the ability to grow with the user's comfort level. The most advanced you get, the more you can utilize Tableau's advance features, such as table calculations, to create truly amazing analyses.
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Reliability and Availability

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 4 answers
We have not had any downtime issues with the product nor uncovered any significant bugs
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
Other than upgrades, we've never had downtime that I'm aware of.
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Performance

QlikView

QlikView 8.6
Based on 4 answers
The speed of loading the data and working through the data visualizations is excellent
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.3
Based on 9 answers
The performance of tableau heavily depends on size of data and sheet objects and visualizations used. So yes the performance of tableau degrades based on its complexity.
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Support

QlikView

QlikView 2.1
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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I personally have no had any experience with the HelpDesk. However, our clients speak highly of it.
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In-Person Training

QlikView

No score
No answers yet
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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
Extensive and beneficial - users have shown great benefit of training and put it to practical use.
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Online Training

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.
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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
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Implementation

QlikView

QlikView 7.4
Based on 13 answers
QlikView were here for a few days, and it was up and running. It was very fast.

Where it fell short, is they did the implementation in demo mode, and didn't initially work with us to help us scale. For example, should we consider a load balancer and multiple servers?. How much capacity can this environment handle from a data and user perspective. We had to learn on own by trial and error. We are bringing them in to do an architectural assessment, but we have to pay for this.

We are now bringing them back in for architectural assessment. It is a fee based engagement.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
Once Tableau Desktop was installed, it was relatively easy to develop my initial workbooks. The software is very intuitive.
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Alternatives Considered

QlikView

Tableau was the closest I came to a competing product but their limited on the ETL side and the associative experience. I like Tableau but for a simpler purpose. QlikSense will be strong competitor with Tableau but they are both good products.
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Tableau Desktop

I have used SSRS, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Excel, and Business Objects. Tableau offers more functionality than the rest and is pretty intuitive. I think SSRS is the easiest to use. Query speed is excellent with SSRS (at least when you are connected to SQL Server). Microsoft Excel is also intuitive but harder to maintain when the file is being touched by multiple people. I think Business Objects is the worst product out of all of them. Crystal Reports:Comes in 3rd place You are limited in what you can do. Nothing is intuitive. Isn't fun to use at all. The last version I used was 11 and I had to modify someone else's reports. What they left behind was a mess (isn't it always?). So having to go into CR and update the report was doable but just a painful process because of the way the UI is layed out. If the only tool you have is BO Xcelsius, and you are are trying to visualize anything beyond a few thousand rows do yourself a favor and get Tableau. Xcelsius was the USE CASE that allowed us to get Tableau. Its very limited in what it can do. Its unfortunate that companies have to keep on spending money on new tools but these older tools really are limited in what they can do and the UI's usually suck. I think SSRS has a pretty nice UI. Its simple and it allows you to do drag and drop which saves time. If you are a Microsoft shop, then you know that the best way to build reports is to let the SQL do all the heavy lifting and then just have your SSRS report do the final tweaks. I liked how easy it was to build sub-reports in SSRS. It just matches up a key found in the report and then displays all the details of that key in the sub-report. Creating parameters is also very easy to do in SSRS. Tableau is fun to use and there is a lot you can do with it. Because of how hot it is right now, you might even get new business if you tell them you are using Tableau :) (and then you can go back and measure the ROI in Tableau desktop).
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Scalability

QlikView

QlikView 8.9
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
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Return on Investment

QlikView

  • Overall QlikView had a positive impact
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Tableau Desktop

  • Easily able to create scalable self-service tools for users. In combination with Tableau Server, creating a tool that provides visualization of an entire data set is only slightly more difficult than providing visualization of a single group of records. This enables me to save many hours each month that were previously spent re-generating different cuts of the same report.
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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.

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Tableau Desktop
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.

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