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QlikView

543 Ratings

Tableau Desktop

Top Rated
1201 Ratings

QlikView

543 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Tableau Desktop

Top Rated
1201 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

QlikView

It is well suited for creating simple dashboards. Larger data models will require significant back-end development to make up for QlikView's lack of front end caching. QlikView is a much better alternative than creating Excel pivot tables powered by macros. Its security settings, scalability, and stability surpass anything that can be built in Excel
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Tableau Desktop

We use Tableau when we want to obtain a fast and efficient result, since this option allows to work with data in real time or in memory, being able to extract massive data for a limited exploration quickly, using technology of database and computational graphics to analyze enormous sets of data and which is used in the different areas of the organization when we want to have quick results and easy to analyze according to the graphics presented.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

QlikView
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
QlikView
7.1
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
QlikView
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
QlikView
6.3
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

QlikView
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Drill-down analysis
QlikView
6.6
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
QlikView
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
QlikView
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
QlikView
6.6
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

QlikView
6.9
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Publish to Web
QlikView
6.5
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Publish to PDF
QlikView
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Versioning
QlikView
6.5
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
QlikView
7.2
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

QlikView
5.5
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
QlikView
6.1
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
QlikView
3.6
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
QlikView
6.8
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Access Control and Security

QlikView
7.7
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
QlikView
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
QlikView
7.5
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
QlikView
7.9
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

QlikView
6.8
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
QlikView
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
QlikView
5.2
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Dedicated Android Application
QlikView
6.4
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
QlikView
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

QlikView
Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
7.1
iFrames
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
6.7
Java API
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
QlikView
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • Dashboards can be created easily with basic programming skills. A typical business analyst will not require a developer once the underlying data model is in place.
  • Qlikview can be used as a web based application allowing users to access dashboards anywhere permissions allow.
  • Qlikview provides a variety of pre-built objects that gives designers flexibility to represent data in multiple ways.
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  • Creating visuals are very quick. Doesn't need much training. Anyone who can handle Excel can also handle Tableau visualization. The interface is well organized and everything is possible with less clicks. The default color layout & representation of graph & grid is very attractive. So excellent use experience.
  • Data Source Connectivity- It provides lot of data source connection options. Tableau provides an option to connect to a file (Excel, Text, Access, CSV etc. ), connect to DataBase (Microsoft SQL Server Oracle, Amazon Redshift etc.), ODBC connections, Google Analytics, SAP HANA and many more.
  • Excellent mobile support. Tableau put a lot of effort into developing a robust mobile client. Sensitive Control & Reports are pixel perfect.
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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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  • There is no concept of Change Management or versioning. The way it works is -i) Connect to your source ii) Build the reports in Desktop iii) Publish them online. Now for example if you did some modification & republished it, Tableau Online would always show the latest version. There is no way to retrieve the previous version of report.
  • 3D Charts are not available
  • Connecting live to Hadoop via ODBC driver is still painful because of its performance.
  • Cost is high,this means you need to buy a Desktop license and server separately. The cost is a major factor desktop - $2000 with yearly maintenance paid upfront. This combined with maintenance of - $200, which you need to pay every year. This is per user.
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Likelihood to Renew

QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
The software is excellent at meeting our business requirements. We will continue to use
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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 39 answers
It is an investment that the organization is willing to make, as it drives efficiency that no other tool can. It also becomes more powerful, the more you use it and learn about it, so maintaining a consistent standard with it makes great sense to our organization. The reason it is not rated at 10 here, is that it is more expensive than many alternatives, but it is certainly worth the investment.
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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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Tableau Desktop8.6
Based on 23 answers
  • Ease of Use
  • A very intuitive GUI
  • Visual SQL
  • Pre-existing commonly used Reporting Functions
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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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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
I have really never faced any serious issue with this tool, although in some versions there were crashing issues were there.
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Performance

QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Tableau Desktop6.8
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

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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Tableau Desktop8.9
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

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 Desktop9.4
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

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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Tableau Desktop8.0
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

QlikView7.4
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 Desktop8.1
Based on 34 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
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Breadth of Deployment

Not applicable to our firm as we are small consulting firm.
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The department I worked in had around 30 people. I believe we had at least 15 licenses possibly more.
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Alternatives Considered

The only other product I have used for reporting is putting data into Excel and creating pivot tables. The ability to connect directly to multiple databases and other data sources is vastly superior.
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I haven't used other tools for a number of years - when I made the selection my criteria were ease of use (including, slicing & dicing data at will), connectivity to various data sources (especially REST API - which Tableau doesn't support natively but now has a way to use through the Web Data Connector). An element that is often overlooked is the ecosystem: other services or tools complementing & extending Tableau, the support community, training opportunities, books and even the availability of skilled resources in the field. And finally, price was a factor.In some cases I use Klipfolio as an alternative to Tableau dashboards. I see it as a matter of "fit to task" and data-maturity. Sometimes Tableau dashboards are just overkill for building nice-looking, simple dashboards where my client doesn't need too much controls (i.e. no highlighting or segmentation at will).
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Collaboration and Sharing

QlikView6.3
Based on 21 answers
Our implementation of QlikView didn't use the sharing and collaboration capabilities.
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Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
With Tableau on the server, it is easy to share dashboards. It is also easy to develop reports on your desktop then pass the file to the server to be shared.
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Data Integration

QlikView8.9
Based on 21 answers
We really only use SQL databases and Excel documents for data sources. However, it is very easy to incorporate these data sources to build the data models.
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Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
Tableau Desktop has greatly improved with version 10 in terms of combining data from multiple data sources. Once a quality connection to the data source exists it is easily maintained. Filtering on the data source is also helpful for speed.
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Scalability

QlikView8.9
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
Tableau Desktop7.0
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

  • If anything, we've had a very positive ROI. It saved us months of work had we used some other tool.
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  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
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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
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules
Tableau Desktop
Edition
Personal
$9991
Professional
$1,9991
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.