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Sisense

Top Rated
87 Ratings

QlikView

543 Ratings

Sisense

Top Rated
87 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

QlikView

543 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Sisense

I believe Sisense is perfectly suited for any organization of any size that have access to the proper resources, as the tool is very expensive. The data connectors come in all shapes and sizes out of the box, which allows a great deal of data control within the ElastiCubes. Additionally, while the platform only runs on Windows platforms, the web application can be accessed on any client: mobile, Apple, Windows, etc. This allows a much more flexible user experience, resulting in data and dashboards reaching further than any other tool.
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QlikView

QlikView is well suited for QuickBooks uses -- particularly if you are running 2015 Enterprise or later. It's not perfect for those organizations that are trying to push data analytics down to the staff/user level ... I think it is still best suited for a knowledgable IT or SQL geek on the startup process. But if you can get a geek (like me) to design your reports, then any staff person can use the reports and even make simple updates (like sorting on a new date range, or selecting different filters).
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Sisense
8.3
QlikView
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Sisense
8.0
QlikView
7.1
Customizable dashboards
Sisense
9.1
QlikView
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Sisense
7.9
QlikView
6.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Sisense
8.2
QlikView
7.2
Drill-down analysis
Sisense
8.8
QlikView
6.6
Formatting capabilities
Sisense
8.1
QlikView
6.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Sisense
8.6
QlikView
8.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Sisense
7.3
QlikView
6.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Sisense
8.6
QlikView
6.9
Publish to Web
Sisense
9.0
QlikView
6.5
Publish to PDF
Sisense
9.0
QlikView
7.5
Report Versioning
Sisense
7.7
QlikView
6.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Sisense
8.9
QlikView
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Sisense
9.0
QlikView
5.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Sisense
9.2
QlikView
6.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Sisense
8.9
QlikView
3.6
Predictive Analytics
Sisense
8.8
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Sisense
9.0
QlikView
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Sisense
9.0
QlikView
7.6
Role-Based Security Model
Sisense
9.0
QlikView
7.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Sisense
9.0
QlikView
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

Sisense
8.2
QlikView
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Sisense
8.7
QlikView
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Sisense
8.0
QlikView
5.2
Dedicated Android Application
Sisense
8.3
QlikView
6.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Sisense
7.8
QlikView
7.8

Pros

  • Great management of large amounts of data from numerous sources.
  • Beautiful visualization capabilities.
  • Fantastic support of customizations through custom JS plug-ins.
  • Implementation requires very little effort allowing users to start working with their data in a short amount of time.
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  • QlikView does an excellent job of evolving with an organization as it can move faster than an organization thinks. As clients work with their data, their business understanding grows.
  • QlikView ETL capability can be used to create a rapid-prototyping space to lower the risk associated with making changes to an ETL process by using it's native QVD file format as a temporary substitute for virtual data warhouse tables. When these stabilize, the client can integrate them into the ETL process without unnecessary time pressure.
  • Application development is highly flexible. This pairs well with an agile methodology allowing for requirements to necessarily flex as the client evolves. If done well, it generates high user acceptability levels.
  • QlikView provides excellent time to value in that dashboards can be created and deployed quickly. The product has a fully functional scripting language to support all ETL functionality in addition to a fully flexible interface design capability. The ETL piece can be used to quickly bridge gaps in the data.
  • Ideal state processes can be created by deploying mulitple QlikView files to work together.
  • Architecture is highly flexible allowing architects to design in constraints at appropriate points to control scope creep.
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Cons

  • The development and maintenance of complex and generic analytic cubes could be improved.
  • Export of data and visualisations to pdf and csv is possible. However the functionality is basic and limited.
  • No time format/datatype available. This requires JavaScript code to make it work.
  • JavaScript add-ons for bucket analysis and Gantt charts are limited and not supported.
  • Very limited trellis functionality
  • Cube field names cannot be changed without impacting the dashboards. Impact analysis is not available in standard software package.
  • Cannot rebuild cubes without making cube inaccessible during rebuild period.
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  • Qlikview desktop is not easy to share with users who do now have Qlikview. It would be nice to have a sharable "read only" version of the qlikview file that could be emailed to people who just want a report.
  • I wish Qlikview was better built for responsive design. It would make it a lot easier to share with users who have large screens or are working on small laptops. I design to my screen but that doesn't work for everyone and the zoom feature makes things fit but not necessarily proportionally sized.
  • Easier quick start guide for new business users. The UI is not super friendly but once you get used to it, it all makes sense. However, I think a more freshened up UI could help more functions support it faster instead of relying on Excel for everything.
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Likelihood to Renew

Sisense8.9
Based on 14 answers
The support for SiSense is almost immediate, the product is very intuitive to use, but it seems that its greatest strength is in ROI which comes in form of quickly building robust dashboards. SiSense has very efficient APIs e.g. it allows users to create remotely without the involvement of an administrator.
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QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
Assuming they give me a good deal :-)
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Usability

Sisense7.3
Based on 4 answers
For at least 80% of our business requirements Sisense works perfectly.
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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
Been nothing but impressed by the professionalism of the SiSense support team
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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 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
It has taken some time to get used to Qlikview and the backend team behind it. From understanding the new regulations on using less images and also pushing for more tools (such as full compatibility on desktop, laptop, ipad, phone). We were given training on this and have helpful tips to find analytics behind Qlikview but it is very much also a learn as you implement system.
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Breadth of Deployment

We currently have 50 users using Sisense. These users are spread across all departments in the corporate office. It is also being used by general managers and franchise owners across 40 offices around the world.
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QlikView is used by around 150 users across the university with half of them coming from the medical center. All other departments are using QlikView for one dashboard or another.
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Alternatives Considered

We evaluated each software and chose 4 candidates to build a proof-of-concept for the most complicated and challenging reporting scenario at our company with real data and business requirement.
We selected SiSense because its strengths and abilities (fast-to-deliver, small investment, big-data capability) best solve our problems and meet our business needs.
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Qlikview is great for extracting and cleaning data from ODBC compliant databases and Comma Separated Value (.csv) or excel data files. I think that Qlikview desktop is better than proprietary application's reporting tools since it can gather and compile data from multiple sources. It is better for "locking down" reports than Excel and is superior vs. Excel at creating interactive reports.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Sisense8.6
Based on 40 answers
Again, almost all of the self-service BI capabilities present in SiSense which makes it stand above many other data visualization and insight extraction suites on the market. Sharing reports can be done programmatically. Also managing the system requires very little effort. How much the end users can collaborate is basically limited by the security settings and how savvy a user is in authoring reports. I suggest a very solid data model created for the end users.
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QlikView6.3
Based on 21 answers
We have the ability to share dashboards with clients pretty easily. Formatting is a bit dated, and as mentioned earlier can be a little more complicated. For example, some charts require you to go into the settings to change headers, when this should be an easy double click on the object.
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Data Integration

Sisense8.9
Based on 40 answers
As I mentioned earlier SiSense is one of the best BI tools when it comes to allowing to connect to various data sources. E.g. Hive, Teradata, Amazon, and even ZenDesk are one of the available drivers. Likewise, merging data from several different sources is very easy. Add a fast data access abstraction layer and ease of design and you get a clear winner as SiSense!
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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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Scalability

Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
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QlikView8.9
Based on 2 answers
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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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  • Faster Lead conversion
  • Business Users being very satisfied
  • High level executives love the way data is being presented through QlikView.
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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.