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QlikView

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QlikView

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Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Sisense

It is a perfect solution for small scale BI demands. This is not due to the columnar database. The backend can handle enterprise data loads easily. But Sisense lacks the features to create and maintain enterprise wide data models. However new functionality is added rapidly. I expect Sisense to able to answer the enterprise requirements in the near future.
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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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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Sisense
8.4
QlikView
7.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Sisense
8.0
QlikView
6.3
Customizable dashboards
Sisense
9.1
QlikView
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
Sisense
8.0
QlikView
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Sisense
8.2
QlikView
7.5
Drill-down analysis
Sisense
8.8
QlikView
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Sisense
8.2
QlikView
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Sisense
8.6
QlikView
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Sisense
7.3
QlikView
7.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Sisense
8.7
QlikView
6.9
Publish to Web
Sisense
9.0
QlikView
7.2
Publish to PDF
Sisense
9.0
QlikView
6.8
Report Versioning
Sisense
7.7
QlikView
7.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Sisense
8.9
QlikView
6.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Sisense
9.0
QlikView
6.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Sisense
9.2
QlikView
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Sisense
8.9
QlikView
5.3
Predictive Analytics
Sisense
8.8
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Sisense
9.0
QlikView
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Sisense
9.0
QlikView
7.8
Role-Based Security Model
Sisense
9.0
QlikView
7.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Sisense
9.0
QlikView
7.4

Mobile Capabilities

Sisense
8.2
QlikView
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Sisense
8.6
QlikView
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Sisense
7.9
QlikView
5.4
Dedicated Android Application
Sisense
8.3
QlikView
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Sisense
7.8
QlikView
7.0

Pros

  • Easy to generate dashboards
  • Easy to link up your different data sources (drag and drop)
  • Pleasing UI
  • Professional and responsive customer support
  • Smooth integration (hosted solution was seamless)
  • Cost effective
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  • 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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Cons

  • Mobile system is wonky and not as intuitive as the desktop version. I would recommend against viewing the dashboards on a mobile device as well.
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  • Because it's such a clean slate, QlikView requires some UI design. You've got to think about how you want to display not only the data itself, but the filters and controls users need to explore the data.
  • It can also be a pretty confusing to your users: if they filter in one place, they often forget that they've done so and don't understand why they're not seeing all their data elsewhere.
  • The free version of Qlikview doesn't push data updates, so if users forget to refresh their data manually, they can be working from an old copy of the data. Paid versions solve this problem.
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Likelihood to Renew

Sisense8.9
Based on 14 answers
I rated it a 4 out of 10 because we did not renew the contract due to price. It is very expensive and the customer did not want to re-up for that price. They decided that they didn't need all the power that SiSense has, so they asked us for a cheaper solution.
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QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
No longer with the company. I think the product usage died after I left. Personally, I would definitely support renewing the product if I were still with the company. I do wish they would get off the annual subscription model though and allow for a more straight purchase of the product
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Usability

Sisense7.3
Based on 4 answers
New V5 is ground floor of an exciting collection of possibilities. Weekly Sisense developers come up with new functionality that they share with us in their forums. The move to HTML5 has been pleasing in that widgets auto size themselves into appropriate forms in the board but everyone of them can be popped out to full page size to be looked at in more detail
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QlikView9.8
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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Reliability and Availability

Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
There are very few situations when there is unexpected downtime. Mostly during development, new dashboard implementation and during upgrades. other then that there were very few crashes.
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QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
QlikView server is very stable, with minimal errors and rare outages.
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Performance

Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
SiSense is usually performing better then other solutions even if going for complex reports/dashboards(of course within reasonable frames). I haven't noticed any bad influence on other systems, usually if something happens it stays within SiSense.
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QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Support

Sisense10.0
Based on 5 answers
This team is one of the few companies where I can literally Skype them for help and they respond immediately. Most don't realize how rare that actually is in the industry. Expanding their presence to the eastern time zone of the United States has made them more accessible as a result
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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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In-Person Training

Sisense7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy and free training that allowed us quickly understand basics in SiSense and start using them. More advanced features requires some browsing through SiSense forums, but there is always support to help, and SiSense support is one of the best whith which I worked so far.
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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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Online Training

Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Many examples, videos and scenarios which you try on your own right away. This combined with in-person training gives you enough to utilize most of SiSense's power.
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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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Implementation

Sisense7.1
Based on 3 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
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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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Alternatives Considered

We chose Sisense due to pricing structures as well as its speed and ability to connect to more robust data sources. Ultimately, the differences were minimal in regards to abilities and functionality; we just felt that Sisense provided the most reliable and consistent results among our test trials.
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Qlikview is more outdated compared to Qlik Sense. Qlik Sense puts more of the power onto the users to create their own dashboards while QlikView tends to be managed by BI teams.
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Scalability

Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
Michał Becker profile photo
QlikView8.9
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

  • Reduced time preparing and delivering client reporting
  • Deeper insight and better views on data that weren't available before.
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  • When I implemented QlikView as a customer, we generated huge ROI with Excess and Obsolete Inventory analysis. QlikView enabled the kind of analysis and the kind of visibility that was never possible before.
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Pricing Details

Sisense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Sisense Editions & Modules
Sisense
Modules
SAP Connector
1
1. Per User per Month
Additional 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.