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2005 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • QlikView ranks higher in 1 feature set: BI Standard Reporting
  • Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security, Mobile Capabilities
  • QlikView and Tableau Desktop are tied in 1 feature set: Ad-hoc Reporting

BI Standard Reporting

8.4

QlikView

84%
8.1

Tableau Desktop

81%
QlikView ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.6
86%
48 Ratings
8.0
80%
136 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.7
87%
63 Ratings
8.5
85%
162 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

7.9
79%
58 Ratings
7.8
78%
141 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.1

QlikView

81%
8.1

Tableau Desktop

81%
QlikView ranks higher in 2/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.2
82%
63 Ratings
8.1
81%
155 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

7.8
78%
64 Ratings
8.1
81%
158 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.2
82%
36 Ratings
7.6
76%
119 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.2
82%
60 Ratings
8.6
86%
154 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.0

QlikView

80%
8.2

Tableau Desktop

82%
Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

8.3
83%
48 Ratings
8.6
86%
145 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.4
84%
55 Ratings
8.5
85%
145 Ratings

Report Versioning

7.6
76%
41 Ratings
8.1
81%
111 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

7.6
76%
48 Ratings
8.2
82%
118 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
69 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.7

QlikView

77%
8.5

Tableau Desktop

85%
Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

8.2
82%
52 Ratings
8.7
87%
150 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.1
81%
45 Ratings
8.7
87%
145 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

6.8
68%
5 Ratings
7.9
79%
122 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.2

QlikView

82%
8.5

Tableau Desktop

85%
Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.3
83%
57 Ratings
8.5
85%
135 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.2
82%
53 Ratings
8.3
83%
114 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.1
81%
52 Ratings
8.7
87%
125 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
73 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

7.4

QlikView

74%
7.9

Tableau Desktop

79%
Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

7.8
78%
42 Ratings
7.9
79%
120 Ratings

Mobile Application

7.5
75%
27 Ratings
7.9
79%
178 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

7.3
73%
36 Ratings
8.0
80%
112 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

QlikView

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

Tableau Desktop

78%
Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
54 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
48 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
47 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
44 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
49 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
43 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • QlikView is rated higher in 3 areas: Availability, Performance, Product Scalability
  • Tableau Desktop is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • QlikView and Tableau Desktop are tied in 1 area: Online Training

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

QlikView

80%
84 Ratings
8.6

Tableau Desktop

86%
190 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

QlikView

88%
29 Ratings
8.9

Tableau Desktop

89%
39 Ratings

Usability

8.3

QlikView

83%
15 Ratings
8.8

Tableau Desktop

88%
65 Ratings

Availability

9.8

QlikView

98%
8 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
20 Ratings

Performance

8.6

QlikView

86%
8 Ratings
6.1

Tableau Desktop

61%
18 Ratings

Support Rating

6.1

QlikView

61%
23 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
73 Ratings

In-Person Training

QlikView

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

Tableau Desktop

94%
4 Ratings

Online Training

8.0

QlikView

80%
3 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.4

QlikView

74%
26 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
68 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.9

QlikView

89%
2 Ratings
7.0

Tableau Desktop

70%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

QlikView

Sales data validations have helped manage our justifications in the past, especially with regard to new product development and new business introduction. It has also been helpful in identifying trends with business impact and direction specific to quarter and monthly sales from ERP data as well as decisions to purchase equipment of staffing based on run rates and product demand.
One thing that can get out of hand is data output - if you aren't careful in your query, you may be overloaded with data dumps and drown in the amount of info you have to filter through. This is a user caution, not a comment on the software itself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop is better for data analysis and visualization. Its advanced visualization features helped us better understand our business and customer demographics. We use Tableau Desktop to track our team’s progress. Real-time analyses and interactive dashboards are helpful for monitoring data. We can now create and share insights in ways we couldn’t before. It’s easy to put faith in and use these insights. Tableau Desktop can compare data from previous years with weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual comparisons. It assists businesses in identifying the best and least-sold products. However, this requires expensive licenses and skilled personnel, which small businesses cannot afford.
Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jake Tolbert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • An excellent tool for data visualization, it presents information in an appealing visual format—an exceptional platform for storing and analyzing data in any size organization.
  • Through interactive parameters, it enables real-time interaction with the user and is easy to learn and get support from the community.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

QlikView

  • We found that QlikView can be a bit slow in supporting some forms of encryption. It is web-based and we needed to upgrade all of our server to not support the older SSL and TLS 1 protocols, only support TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3. However, QlikView could not run with TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3. We had to wait over six months to get a version that would handle the newer TLS versions.
  • There are so many options with QlikView that you can get lost when developing a visualization. There are still items I have not yet figured out, such as labeling a graph with the name of a selected detail item.
  • QlikView works by pulling the data it is going to use for visualization into its database. I am a security reviewer and I need to make certain that PII and PHI is not pulled by QlikView for a visualization, otherwise this could become a reportable indecent.
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

Pricing Details

QlikView

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$0 per user

QlikView Editions & Modules

Edition
QlikViewCustom1
  1. per user
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
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$70 per month

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

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

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.
Debbie Pyykkonen, MBA | 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

QlikView

QlikView 8.3
Based on 15 answers
QlikView is very easy to implement. The installation is very straight forward. QlikView has several different data connectors that can connect to different data sources very smoothly. The user interface to build the reports is very easy to understand. This helps to have a smaller learning curve. Something very helpful is that QlikView is a browser application for the end users. So, you don't need to install any applications on the user's computer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.8
Based on 65 answers
It is a good tool for creating beautiful visualizations and sharing dashboards. It does offer a variety of features and also making interactive dashboards. It is easy to learn and create custom visualizations really fast. It does offer good API connectivity to gather data. But it lacks the structure for data cleaning and processing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 8 answers
We have not had any downtime issues with the product nor uncovered any significant bugs
Bill Chamberlain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 20 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

QlikView

QlikView 8.6
Based on 8 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 18 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

QlikView

QlikView 6.1
Based on 23 answers
My experience with the Qlik support team has been somewhat limited, but every interaction I have had with them has been very professional and I received a response quickly. Typically if there is a technical issue, our IT team will follow up. My inquiries are specific to product functionality, and Qlik has been very helpful in clarifying any questions I might have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 73 answers
The Tableau Desktop's support team has been very helpful and tend to response very quickly. After all you have paid very premium price for the product and it goes to the services. This makes using the tool much easier for these who doesn't have such experience to get help quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
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

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.
Robert Goodman | 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

QlikView

QlikView 7.4
Based on 26 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.
David Worrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 68 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

QlikView

The only other vendor product that I have worked with that provides a similar experience to Qlikview is Tableau. I would recommend Tableau if your use case is to build a fixed dashboard. You can share reports for free without needing to buy additional licenses. I would recommend Qlikview if your users are looking for a more interactive experience. They can create new objects to represent the data which can't be accomplished as easily in Tableau
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau hands-down wins based upon functionality, interoperability with a wide variety of enterprise-class data connections, end-user support, and quality of visualizations. Tableau Desktop offers a substantially more robust, refined, and mature product. It became quickly apparent that there was no real comparison. For applications that need fast, accurate analytics using a wide portfolio of underlying data sources, Tableau Desktop is the clear winner.
Jason Guinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
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

QlikView

  • Generate quick reports for requirements that don't require complex calculations. ROI was fine, but Tableau software was much more intuitive for non-technical users on our team
  • When putting Qlikview reports side by side with Tableau, we ended up delivering Tableau reports since they were quicker to generate and required no technical expertise
Anthony Chou | 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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