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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/8U/NE/RJKI1V771S67.PNGSome useful info about QlikSenseQlik Sense used in various projects within my organization, customers used mainly in transaction database which is updated on an hourly basis. Qlik Sense is very intelligent and smart it also computes faster with a high volume of data. It is user-friendly which allows users to analyze data in a time-efficient manner.,User Interface - Easy to navigate and play across the dashboard, its charts and objects are like floating things like a bubble which is well suited for an official purpose Connect Different Data Sources - with the help of various connectors QlikSense connects Database like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc Security - It provides security in application level as well as data level,Cons - Qlik has two development tools Sense and View, the company can merge two products into one as new Customers finds difficult to choose between the products.,9,,10,10,QlikViewQlikSense - SelfService BIQlikSense is being used across the whole organization. It is used to do analytics on Bookings, Billings, revenue, Infrastructure, Sales etc,Visualizations available natively. Account and pre-sales team can build their own visualizations and analytics with data. The amazing UI - provides a great experience while trying to organize data using dashboards. Having been a regular user for over a year now, the kind of things you can learn just by yourself on the fly is simply amazing. The dashboards also provide great flexibility with a lot of options. Qliksense provides a quick and efficient way to scan data immediately and helps businesses make better decisions. Definitely, a must-have tool for all kind of Analysts dealing with millions of rows of data as it provides a simple yet powerful way to get business insights.,Advanced features need to be built as extensions, can be made available out of the box Email Alerts can be made out of the box,8,Tableau Desktop and Microsoft Power BI,9,8A handy and powerful self service data ingestion and self service analytics tool, makes your life easy ingesting and processing very large datasetsQlik Sense was deployed across the organisation that has 1000+ user base. The organisation is a leading insurer in the UK. The pricing team needed advanced analytical capability and technology that not only does analytics but should be able to ingest large data sets for analysis. After careful consideration (of using QlikView for sometime and evaluating others in the market), Qlik Sense was chosen. Qlik Sense helped in processing large data sets containing billions of rows across hundreds of rating factors. Qlik Sense did eventually empower the power users with self service analytical capabilities.,Ingesting and processing large data sets containing hundreds of millions to billions of rows Intelligent association of disparate data sets. providing early visibility of the connections in the underlying data Ability to embed statistical programming code like R for advanced analytical processing and visualisation Offers both Self Service Data Integration and Self Service BI and Analytics capabilities Flexible deployment architecture,Licensing was expensive compared to other market players Qlik Sense plays a lot around memory management. An average user, unless they understand the data modeling, cannot optimise Qlik Sense usage properly which could lead to poor implementation. Qlik Sense should offer training in this space.,9,Tableau Server,10,10,Oracle Exadata Database Machine, QlikView,,3,Street pricing of actuarial premiums Financial forecasting,Yes,Product Features Product Usability Existing Relationship with the Vendor,I think we did a proper evaluation so that there's no need to change.,Implemented in-house,Yes,Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled,Deployment issues,9,9,When I was working on the deployment architecture I was helped by their consultants, which eased my efforts to quite an extent.,Drag and Drop visualisation Connecting to data sources including the Cloud sources,More than product feature, its the data architecture (that impacts memory management) that was cumbersome. Needs some help, but once you get it right, you are on an easy sail Creating new user defined functions,Yes, but I don't use it,10Qlik Sense Desktop edition when to use it vs. Qlik Sense Enterprise editionWe are starting department by department but the idea is to deploy across all the organization. The main business problem it addresses is a lack of a good reporting and BI tools in our current legacy from one hand and to give us an option to combine data from several resources for better analysis.,Great out-of-the-box self-service analytical capabilities. Very intuitive to use and short learning curve even for a non-tech person (for basic usage). For more experienced tech/BI user, this tool can give "quick wins" (in hours!) for implementing reports that on other tools can take days. The desktop version is free and includes all the features of the Enterprise version. Qlik Sense includes a robust ETL capability (guided wizard and elaborated script language),Qlik provides great training materials (webinar, help guide, forum and community) but those lack with re to the advanced features - i.e. how to develop widgets. The cloud solution provided by Qlik, is currently not available for enterprises but only for small companies. You can still implement in the cloud, but it will need to be your private cloud.,10,Microsoft Power BI,10,9,Power BI For Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM), Oracle Eloqua, QlikView, SAP Business OneA Project Server Analyst view of Qlik SenseQlik Sense is being used by several business units to report and analyze data. We are analyzing project cost and quality metrics as well as implementation effectiveness, resource capacity, and cost management.,A rapid development of initial dashboards and reports, yet with advanced features to go beyond to quick and easy. Qlik connects to many different disparate data sources and offers a Big Data cloud subscription to compare against global trends. There is a self-service component that allows end users to modify existing or create new data visualizations as needed.,There is a learning curve to effectively use their proprietary scripting language. Would be great to be able to use more commonly known development languages such as SQL more interchangeably. Would be nice for Qlik to bundle more visualization extension in their Out of Box experience.,8,8,8
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May 24, 2018

Qlik Sense Review: "Some useful info about QlikSense"

Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik Sense used in various projects within my organization, customers used mainly in transaction database which is updated on an hourly basis. Qlik Sense is very intelligent and smart it also computes faster with a high volume of data. It is user-friendly which allows users to analyze data in a time-efficient manner.
  • User Interface - Easy to navigate and play across the dashboard, its charts and objects are like floating things like a bubble which is well suited for an official purpose
  • Connect Different Data Sources - with the help of various connectors QlikSense connects Database like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc
  • Security - It provides security in application level as well as data level
  • Cons - Qlik has two development tools Sense and View, the company can merge two products into one as new Customers finds difficult to choose between the products.
There is no such thing as suited scenarios to use Qlik Sense, it can be used where analytics is required on data.
Read taj mohamed's full review
July 13, 2018

Qlik Sense Review: "QlikSense - SelfService BI"

Score 8 out of 10
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QlikSense is being used across the whole organization. It is used to do analytics on Bookings, Billings, revenue, Infrastructure, Sales etc
  • Visualizations available natively. Account and pre-sales team can build their own visualizations and analytics with data.
  • The amazing UI - provides a great experience while trying to organize data using dashboards. Having been a regular user for over a year now, the kind of things you can learn just by yourself on the fly is simply amazing. The dashboards also provide great flexibility with a lot of options.
  • Qliksense provides a quick and efficient way to scan data immediately and helps businesses make better decisions. Definitely, a must-have tool for all kind of Analysts dealing with millions of rows of data as it provides a simple yet powerful way to get business insights.
  • Advanced features need to be built as extensions, can be made available out of the box
  • Email Alerts can be made out of the box
Qlik sense June version has most features which makes it a fully fledged self service BI tool.
Read Krishnappriya Vijayakumar's full review
March 18, 2018

Qlik Sense Review: "A handy and powerful self service data ingestion and self service analytics tool, makes your life easy ingesting and processing very large datasets"

Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik Sense was deployed across the organisation that has 1000+ user base. The organisation is a leading insurer in the UK. The pricing team needed advanced analytical capability and technology that not only does analytics but should be able to ingest large data sets for analysis. After careful consideration (of using QlikView for sometime and evaluating others in the market), Qlik Sense was chosen. Qlik Sense helped in processing large data sets containing billions of rows across hundreds of rating factors. Qlik Sense did eventually empower the power users with self service analytical capabilities.
  • Ingesting and processing large data sets containing hundreds of millions to billions of rows
  • Intelligent association of disparate data sets. providing early visibility of the connections in the underlying data
  • Ability to embed statistical programming code like R for advanced analytical processing and visualisation
  • Offers both Self Service Data Integration and Self Service BI and Analytics capabilities
  • Flexible deployment architecture
  • Licensing was expensive compared to other market players
  • Qlik Sense plays a lot around memory management. An average user, unless they understand the data modeling, cannot optimise Qlik Sense usage properly which could lead to poor implementation. Qlik Sense should offer training in this space.
Qlik Sense is an excellent choice for self service data integration and self service BI and Analytics, capable of ingesting and processing large data sets. It has a flexible deployment architecture that should ease the infrastructure spend.
Data Modeling that influences Memory management is the crux for this tool. Suitable training is necessary for optimal exploitation of the tool.
Read Mohan Suswaram's full review
July 02, 2018

Review: "Qlik Sense Desktop edition when to use it vs. Qlik Sense Enterprise edition"

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We are starting department by department but the idea is to deploy across all the organization. The main business problem it addresses is a lack of a good reporting and BI tools in our current legacy from one hand and to give us an option to combine data from several resources for better analysis.
  • Great out-of-the-box self-service analytical capabilities. Very intuitive to use and short learning curve even for a non-tech person (for basic usage). For more experienced tech/BI user, this tool can give "quick wins" (in hours!) for implementing reports that on other tools can take days.
  • The desktop version is free and includes all the features of the Enterprise version.
  • Qlik Sense includes a robust ETL capability (guided wizard and elaborated script language)
  • Qlik provides great training materials (webinar, help guide, forum and community) but those lack with re to the advanced features - i.e. how to develop widgets.
  • The cloud solution provided by Qlik, is currently not available for enterprises but only for small companies. You can still implement in the cloud, but it will need to be your private cloud.
It is well suited for implementing reports that need to be implemented quickly with or without a semantic layer. If you need responsive reports that can be reached from different clients (desktop, browser, mobile). Qlik Sense Desktop is less suited for a large distribution. For that, use Qlik Sense Enterprise. It is less suited for people that just want static PDF/PowerPoint reports and don't want to use the self-service. For that, you can use Qlik Nprinting.
Read Nahum Ben Binyamin's full review
May 28, 2018

Review: "A Project Server Analyst view of Qlik Sense"

Score 8 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is being used by several business units to report and analyze data. We are analyzing project cost and quality metrics as well as implementation effectiveness, resource capacity, and cost management.
  • A rapid development of initial dashboards and reports, yet with advanced features to go beyond to quick and easy.
  • Qlik connects to many different disparate data sources and offers a Big Data cloud subscription to compare against global trends.
  • There is a self-service component that allows end users to modify existing or create new data visualizations as needed.
  • There is a learning curve to effectively use their proprietary scripting language. Would be great to be able to use more commonly known development languages such as SQL more interchangeably.
  • Would be nice for Qlik to bundle more visualization extension in their Out of Box experience.
If there is a need to bring multiple data sources under on app to consolidate and analyze data. Also, the app is applicable to a novice, intermediate and advanced user roles.
Read David Tate, PMP's full review
May 24, 2018

Qlik Sense Review: "QlikTastic Product"

Score 10 out of 10
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Currently using QlikSense across multiple B2B departments/media areas. With so many data sources both internal and external it allows us to knit these together to provide a seamless single customer view for our marketing and sales teams to exploit customer trends and opportunities and of equal importance is ensuring we maintain robust data protection rules with the new General Data Protection Regulation just days away at the time of writing.
  • Makes it very easy to dive in and get started with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface
  • There are some great built in geo tools that can help you do things like heat maps without too much effort - a nice improvement from there other main product QlikView
  • Great attention has been paid to the user interface to make it fast, easy and flexible to use and helps to give you confidence when using the product
  • Provides self generating code - for example creating calendar fields based on any date fields in your data sources automatically
  • If like me you were previously using there other product QlikView for years before dabbling with the newer QlikSense it has a very different feel to it that can make switching a little uneasy - the interface for example is completely different
  • It can be a bit fiddly to get some of the geoanalytics maps up and running with the need for sourcing external kml files from other websites for example
  • Some of the auto generated code is not as efficient as it could be and can lead to you needing to potentially want to rewrite it
If like us you have many diverse datasets that you need to either knit together or just make better sense of then you have great flexibility within the code to manipulate extremely large datasets very quickly. There is a learning curve to get up to scratch with the code though. Possibly not so well suited yet for rapid chart generation as available in main rival tableau but the gaps are closing.
Read Paul Nockolds's full review
May 11, 2018

Review: "Qlik Sense is one of the best our there for storytelling and visualation"

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We are using Qlik in a lot of different ways. All the way from monitoring our facilities' fire code standards to how our hospital contracts are performing. The facilities team wants to know how often fire hydrants are serviced to maintain code, so they map out locations and needs of servicing as one simple task. On the hospital and healthcare contracting side it becomes a lot more complicated. We look at how our negotiated contracts with our major payors are performing using Qlik and EPIC data.
  • The amazing UI - provides a great experience while trying to organize data using dashboards. Having been a regular user for over a year now, the kind of things you can learn just by yourself on the fly is simply amazing.
  • Qlik Sense provides a quick and efficient way to scan data immediately and helps businesses make better decisions.
  • The dashboards also provide great flexibility with a lot of options. Instead of having to pore over millions of data.
  • The trial version of the product limits user space to a limited amount.
  • Set analysis is strong but takes time to learn.
  • NPrinting could use some enhancements to make it easier to admin (e.g., .xls spreadsheet for both input & output for all items).

Within the University of Miami healthcare system (UHealth), we wanted to see a high level view of our contracting performance. We are currently are utilizing multiple systems of truth. We utilize the Advisory Board's PIC (Payment Integrity Compass) system to model all of our hospital contracts. For professional services, we use Experian's modeling tool. We wanted to consolidate all of these different inputs of expected payment values into one view or report. There is a need to compare expected contractual values with actual over time. It helps our team get better at predicting the future if we continue to monitor and follow. Our hope was that actual values would materialize from our expected values.

In our own wheel house, we were able to identify easy things where a contract was loaded incorrectly. We also began to see how our processes and other team's processes were negatively affecting the bottom line. We were able to provide tips to other teams to help improve their processes.

Read James Anderson's full review
May 08, 2018

Review: "Qlik Sense - Intuitive Design for Analysts, Clean Web Reports for Users"

Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is currently in use, as a pilot program, within three discrete business units.

Our Enterprise Business Intelligence group is implementing Qlik Sense alongside QlikView (6+ years) to provide self-service BI analytic and visualization capabilities to our more advanced users with specific requirements and a solid understanding of the underlying data model and KPIs. These users are also guided to our published internal guidelines for Qlik Sense development and solution department.

The other two business units are large departments with advanced analytics staff, fluctuating reporting requirements, and security considerations beyond the norm (even for a finance company). These business units often consult with the EBI group for assistance.
  • Qlik Sense allows analysts to create their own polished dashboards, whether intended to stand on their alone or be presented alongside the more professional solutions produced in QlikView and Qlik Sense by our BI and visualization experts.
  • Qlik's Associate Model, which leads users through the data selection and modeling process, is much easier for most analysts to use to develop and tune their data models. At the same time, the availability of SQL within the script allows power users to create their own extract statements when desired.
  • Qlik Sense Enterprise and Qlik Sense Cloud both allow users to develop and share their analytic solutions while supporting a security frame that allows the architect and administrators full control over data availability.
  • Qlik's visualization tools and options are awesome across the entire application suite.
  • The Qlik Associate model is extremely powerful and very intuitive, especially for novice users. However, the restrictions inherent in the model (e.g., no more than one common field between joined tables) create extra steps for skilled data analysts and architect.
  • Qlik Sense Cloud provides a subset of the features of the Enterprise Suite. While the Cloud offering is sufficient for many business needs and use cases, the differences make it difficult to present "Qlik Sense" as a single product with variant offerings. The Cloud platform could be expanded to provide more Qlik Sense 'Desktop' capabilities in the Cloud environment.
  • Loading and display of Qlik solutions with extremely large data sets, often required to support dynamic filtering and comparative analysis, can lead to extremely slow performance from the user's perspective. Thankfully, Qlik has announced recent initiatives to ameliorate this issue.
Qlik Sense is best suited for an environment with a well-defined, shared data model that has been cleaned and prepared for consumption by analysts.

Qlik Sense can also be used against standard data warehouses, lakes, typhoons, and mudslides (including "big data" platforms), but extract performance suffers. And, through no fault of the software, inconsistent results often appear from similarly-designed dashboards and expressions if developers do not collaborate on expression definitions.
Read Greg Anderson's full review
May 07, 2018

Qlik Sense Review: "Qlik, the 'fun' interactive platform"

Score 9 out of 10
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We are currently using Qlik across the organization in small pockets as we continue to roll out content, from items for general knowledge about our memberships down to tracking the branch incentives. The business problem that it addresses is a quick interactive platform for data delivery and reporting.
  • Interactive data delivery, research on the fly.
  • Non-intimidating way to "play" with your data, you can't break it.
  • Fast
  • The community provides lots of non-supported add-on items for the platform. They could review the amount of downloads from that environment and implement them as supported add-ons.
Well suited for work places where data needs to be analyzed and compared by more than one department. Where there is no data governance, it helps get everyone on the same page with data, and to be able to interactively explain why their data might be different than another report might show.
Read Michael Benassi's full review
May 07, 2018

User Review: "My Qlik Sense Experience"

Score 8 out of 10
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We currently use Qlik Sense though out the whole company, it is used daily to show where we are in regards to meeting our daily/monthly sales goals.
  • It is very user-friendly.
  • It loads the data very quickly.
  • Easy to install, easy to learn, easy to train users.
  • Doesn´t work well with all of the browsers.
  • Master data management is not available.
Qlik Sense is well suited when it comes to analyzing hundreds of millions of lines of data quickly and efficiently, with relative ease to how we were operating previously, it also simplified our monthly management reporting, We can post large amounts of data for our decision makers to digest and analyze without resorting to reams of spreadsheets.
Read Richard Henry's full review
June 25, 2018

Qlik Sense Review: "Qlik: one of the best tools for data analysis"

Score 10 out of 10
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Across the organization in different departments like IT, Sales, Tech support, Professional services, finance and more.
  • Easy to use: As compared to most of other BI tools we found Qlik to be the most easy to learn. Our users hi from basic user to building advanced apps in very short span.
  • Agile: with the current pace the business world is changing and moving we needed to be very agile. Qlik is very agile to work with.
  • Performance: being in memory tool Qlik sense performance is at par with our business expectations. The data loads are very fast using the native connectors as well
  • Report delivery: Printing is offered as a solution which is not user friendly and needs a lot of improvement.
  • Extensions: need a certified extension process so that we can trust them before bringing into our Qlik environment
  • Way to make a data model using 2 apps. Rather than creating a 3rd app, we should have a way to connect 2 apps
All the analytical needs can be solved by Qlik Sense. Operational reporting on live data is not something Qlick Sense
does very well
Read Prasad Mundewadi's full review
May 22, 2018

Qlik Sense Review: "Great tool for a non-IT driven deployment."

Score 10 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is a great product that fits well with any business. We use it as a BI Roll-out driven and managed entirely by a team in finance. From this platform, we are able to support sales, marketing, and even manufacturing while still maintaining control over the data and integrity of the measures and key indicators. It enables a team of 3 to provide analytics and self-service data to a business network of several thousand people. With write-back functionality, it also gives each department the ability to enter and maintain their own budgets and forecasts, saving us countless hours of managing that process alone.
  • The ETL layer within Qlik allows someone with no IT background and little knowledge of any programming languages to immediately fetch data and start using the tool.
  • The Data Loading script gives power users the ability to model the data they bring in to be maximized for efficiency and speed.
  • The Web interface allows us the ability to use custom URL’s to direct traffic into various different points of interest.
  • The license structure is bizarre. The use of tokens is very confusing at first but does get easier to manage the longer you are operational. Knowing when to name tokens or keep them un-named is very tricky.
  • More customization of color and layout/design aesthetics is much needed.
  • Price is a factor as well. It’s hard to see the value proposition up to senior management when Other Tools have a lower entry price threshold.
This is a great tool if you have several disparate sources and need to do some hands-on data blending. A challenge to use if you have data both in and out of the firewall, and operate in a highly secure environment. One of the best features of the tool is that you can spoon-feed users what you want them to see/use; it is definitely not a “build it and they will come” tool, you need to spend a lot of time up front tailoring what you are building to be highly successful.
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May 07, 2018

"Qlik Sense Review"

Score 10 out of 10
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We are currently using Qlik Sense across two departments, IT and Finance. In IT we are using it to watch metrics of an eCommerce site we manage. In the finance dept, they use watch metrics in sales in general. The problems Qlik helped solve was the time it took to create some of the month end reports that finance, some would take weeks, and now with Qlik Sense, the reports are generated within minutes if not seconds.
  • They make it easy to understand, you don't need to be very technical to use it.
  • When you load your data into Qlik Sense you have a chance to make some tweaks to get it to match the model you are trying to achieve.
  • Their section access is also a very nice addition and works to allow access to either whole apps or only certain parts of an app
  • Something we have struggled with is getting Qlik Sense to load the apps into the web frame to be displayed on a regular HTML site.
Loading data fast, being able to drill down through your info and see all the related info along the way.
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May 14, 2018

Qlik Sense Review: "Qlik has been of great use"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use Qlik Sense to keep track of sales information. We have pages set up for customers and we have pages set up for VPs. The tools provided by Qlik allow us to make tools that can be useful to everyone in the company.
  • The drill-down capability is awesome.
  • We love being able to effortlessly combine data from multiple places.
  • There is a sense of feature overload. And classes to learn about all the features can get expensive for the average user.
We have used it to allow people to look at sales data and to drill down and see where sales are being made the most or least. We found it was too expensive to use for reporting in our online applications.
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May 14, 2018

Qlik Sense Review: "Slam Dunk!"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use Qlik Sense throughout our Sales, Business Operations, Marketing, and Business Units. We are using Qlik Sense to deliver real time sales analytics to the necessary teams throughout the organization.
  • Ease of use for the end user.
  • Stable platform.
  • Speed of results.
  • Development of data staging can be difficult for the novice user.
  • Stability of the Qlik Sales teams. High turnover rates for our account.
Great for data distribution to the novice end user. If addressing the needs of a power user, QlikView is their better product.
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May 10, 2018

User Review: "Qlik Sense Enterprise"

Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik Sense has given us visibility into our data. We are able to combine silos within the organization to get a full picture of what's happening in our organization at all times.
  • Combines data from multiple sources
  • Creates beautiful visualizations right out of the box
  • Easy to create data connections
  • Not as customizable as QlikView
  • Security is difficult to manage
Qlik Sense is fantastic for measuring detailed sales analysis by customer or by item over a specific measure of time.
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May 08, 2018

User Review: "Qlik Sense - The name says it all"

Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is being used primarily by our finance department as well as A/R and billing. It frees up time for each member of the departments to focus on other requests that help us grow.
  • Filters can very easily be applied and removed. This allows the user to narrow in on the specific data they are after.
  • The ability for Qlik Sense to work with NPrinting to schedule reports for distribution is a significant benefit for our organization.
  • Qlik Sense is very intuitive. With very minimal training a user can quickly navigate through apps.
  • Predictive analytics are improving but are still not quite there.
It is ideal for organizations that have employees running set reports on a recurring basis. While it can do much more than just provide a single view of a report, this is a good starting point to free up employees to work on less mind-numbing projects.
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January 16, 2018

Review: "Qlik Sense - a great tool for fast easy analysis"

Score 8 out of 10
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I can't speak to other parts of the organization, but in my role I use Qlik Sense to better understand how we are performing in various modeling exercises that help me to quickly identify meaningful trends.
  • No tech expertise required
  • Enables users to very quickly create custom visuals of any data set
  • Helps users to be able to present data in an engaging format
  • With the use case of this tool being for non-tech users, it does have its limitations and in comparison to similar tools like Tableau might be considered a bit basic.
  • The way setting up a dashboard is done on the graph with resizing limits (can be annoying and does limit user ability to creatively show everything they would want on one screen, for example).
  • I would say one thing missing is the breadth of graph types that a user could use (think complex bubble scatter plots, charts trying to illustrate multiple dimensions).
Best Scenario: Fast analysis, by anyone, on anything, clean presentation, exploratory research, large scale deployment

Worst Scenario: Tech users, data scientists, mission critical pursuits, visualizations
Read Kevin Cannon's full review
November 29, 2017

Qlik Sense Review: "Your Best Bet for a Basic Cloud Analysis Tool"

Score 7 out of 10
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Qlik Sense was extensively trialed in order to effectively organize and present information for sales on product lines of interest. Product management utilizes the sheets in order to share visual documents with territory managers and to evaluate sales data. The cloud platform is able to be used via mobile devices but this is mainly for viewing. For effective editing, a laptop or desktop is preferred.
  • Easy to use drag and drop platform for creating visual graphs. Additionally, the videos/guided prompts work nicely when first starting out.
  • Importing semi-sophisticated Excel data files. It was an easy to find area, upload time was quick, and organization of the tables imported cleanly.
  • The cloud hub is easy to access especially with mobile devices. This is especially important with travelling sales managers.
  • The cloud platform tends to load slowly if you're not in a good wifi area. That is, LTE/4G data takes too long to move from sheet to sheet and it causes delays during remote meetings.
  • Security is a lingering concern. Qlik is moderately supported in this area however I feel there should be more data surrounding this area. It feels that the platform has too much usability content, which is nice, but not enough focus on the practical sense. Businesses need to feel secure that their data won't be leaked.
  • The structure is nice and works well enough, but in comparison to similar platforms such as Tableau, this lacks in effective mass-data management, speed, and graphic quality.
Well suited for analysts and more specifically procurement, market analysts, and some aspects of product management. This tool is sophisticated enough for small to mid-size companies however for larger companies, there is the feeling that this system isn't yet sophisticated enough. The graphics for reporting are informational and can be put to good use for small or 1 on 1 meetings, however I would not recommend the use in large conference meetings. It is also important to link up with IT security if your company is equipped with this in order to intertwine appropriate sub-platforms for enhanced security.
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August 15, 2017

User Review: "Brief assessment on Qlik Sense"

Score 8 out of 10
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Qlik sense enables any user to produce analysis and use it to support decision making. It also enables one to create a presentation/story that integrates such analysis with a presentation story flow. The great strength of Qlik Sense is to be able to explore and discover information, leveraging on Qlik association capability, and ability to integrate data from many silo data sources to give a complete view to information.
  • Associative technology to provide a "complete" discovery and view to information.
  • Support integration from many common enterprise data sources.
  • Bundled story board that integrates presentation and analysis all in one.
  • Provides third party extensions to create more attractive visuals.
  • More bundled attractive visualization objects.
  • Incorporate some form of decision workflow/path-ing capability into the software to enable more organised discovery-path to surfacing relevant analysis as users interact with data/information.
  • Further improve the ease of software use.
Suited for an organisation where users have access to and understand data to support their analysis and decision support. Suitable for users who are keen to explore and discover information. Suited for organisations that have data/IT support function to provide proper data and established data relationship for users to use.

Not suited for an organisation where users are not proactive to data analysis, exploration and/or don't understand data.
Read Sin Hin Teoh's full review
January 17, 2018

Qlik Sense Review: "Qlik is a great reporting tool"

Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik is used in the sales department. We use it for various metrics, including revenue tracking, account planning, pricing tools, quota history, and more. Business problems it address: a clean format to view sales metrics and accurate reporting of sales.
  • Updating Daily - It helps making sure you are getting credit for the sales you make. Also, it makes sure your accounts are set up properly
  • Providing insight to your territory - You can see all aspects of the sales metric for your territory. It helps going after certain accounts and where there is room to grow in certain accounts
  • Interface - Sometimes the interface can be tricky to maneuver, but it is not hindering the information QLIK provides
It helps a salesperson prepare for an upcoming quarter; keep track of metrics in the middle of a quarter, and have top of the line account management.
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October 31, 2017

User Review: "Qlik Sense - An all in one tool!"

Score 9 out of 10
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I used qlik sense in various projects I worked on. Qlik has the ability to merge different data sources and combine them into one view and use it effectively.
  • Qlik sense has a great associative index which helps us gain immediate insights.
  • The biggest advantage is it can be used on any device and explored.
  • You can easily create visualizations, zoom it and pinpoint and make selections.
  • The functionality of subscribing and sending customized emails is something not currently available in Qlik sense which is available in Tableau. Qlik has some improvement room on that front.
Qlik sense is highly suitable for interactive visualizations. It's a great tool for small and medium level organizations and even for individual users.
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December 28, 2016

Qlik Sense Review: "BI Analyst"

Score 6 out of 10
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First impression of the Qlik SENSE (both desktop and cloud); first month of work (after 3 yrs with QlikView).
Summary of my understanding of Qlik Sense:
This is a graphical tool for managers. It is based on the same platform as QlikView (serious Data Discovery, analytical tool, see my review of QlikView). Everything is stripped out of Qlik Sense (that the end user does not see). It is easier for a developer to do actual data modeling, ETL in Qlikview, and final visualization in Qliksense. Each and every functional capability (in scripting, processing, number of options in basic charts, rendering for desktops with large screens) - is weaker (vs Qlikview 11). The graphs are more powerful (vs. QlikView). The "story telling" features (canned presentations) are powerful (although not interactive). Reports could be shown on multiple client platforms.
  • Graphic controls are nice, more interactive (than in Qlikview).
  • Story telling is good (although it is not a "drag and drop" functionality). It took me 2 hours of "drag and drop with teeth screeching" to create a first story.
  • Qlik Sense uses the same scripting as QlikView, can consume the same QVD files as QlikView (compatibility is one way, certainly).
  • Rendering for multiple Mobile platforms is provided.
  • NO horizontal and/or vertical scrollbars. Period. Not implemented. This means very little data could be shown on a single sheet.
  • NO adjustment of the SIZE of the fonts and controls. Functionality never implemented in Qliksense (out of the box as of v. 3.1). This means very little data could be shown on a single sheet.
  • You can not rename a bookmark, you can not change the order of bookmarks. This is a functionality that the end user works directly..
  • Each and every control is "dumbed down" (vs the corresponding Qlikview implementation). This means that each anything is kept out of the product (to make product more maintainable and to provide rendering on mobile platforms). Example: List Box. You can not change the search mode (in qlikview you could make it a wild card search or expression driven search out of the box).
  • "Current Selections" control removed. This is the main control in qlikview, that shows the context of the filtering for the user.
  • The script is not 100% compatible vs. Qlikview. References to files, supported in Qlikview are different (have to be modified).
  • Qliksense App V.3.1 freezes, then crashes on me 2-3 times a day (Win.7, 64 bit, SSD drive). It does not instill confidence in the product. Qliksense cloud based (accessed via browser) never crashed on me.
Qlik Sense is a "graphical tool for managers". It is quite different from a QlikView, which is a serious data discovery and analytic tool (with some reporting/GUI capabilities). In Qliksense: very little info could be shown on one screen. Navigation between sheets is problematic. The Bookmark "memorizes" the sheet that was used when bookmark was created. Probably that was an intended feature. As a result though, on a BM click, we lose the sheet, i.e. loosing the business context - that was just open (user has to select the sheet again from a combobox).
Read Alexei Akimov's full review
November 23, 2016

Qlik Sense Review: "Using Sense for Qliking"

Score 8 out of 10
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[We began using] Qlik Sense a year and a half ago, and it’s still not as popular as QlikView is, within the business users and IT analysts at the client’s place yet. But the new features, like the new Qlik Sense dashboards are being created and presented to business teams, to understand its capabilities and present its rich UI features.
  • Qlik Sense provides self-service capabilities to business users and analysts, and with its responsive web designing (RWD) capabilities, the look and feel of Qlik Sense dashboards have been very impressive.
  • Qlik Branch provides some great visually beautiful Qlik Sense Extension charts which help display KPIs in a new perspective in regular line & bar charts.
  • Some features like Qlik Mashups & Widgets help display the data by integrating Qlik charts with HTML/other scripting languages.
  • Similar to QlikView, the Data Transformation layer (scripting) helps add more weight to Qlik Sense. We know that the data in the data layer is never aggregated or loaded per the requirement, and Qlik Sense scripting layer helps us transform the data in the way it performs better.
  • Direct Discovery does provide Qlik Sense the real-time data connectivity features, but that restricts the ability to fetch some dimensions and measures, and not the whole database tables/data.
The Qlik Sense Master Library, Storytelling (with snapshots of charts including a complete a dashboard sheet into the presentation) were some of the nice features which I feel will be used by business users and IT analysts.
Read Rajesh Telampudi's full review
October 07, 2016

Review: "Qlik Sense - valuable sense in every click"

Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is actively selling as a completely self-service BI solution and you know it's really easy to start with, especially with latest (so far) version 3.1. I can share an example of using this solution across a large international organization with 5000+ employees. Using Qlik Sense in a pair of Qlik Deployment Frameworks gives analysts an opportunity to connect data which they've never ever thought to connect and find valuable insights. There are several branches of applications which solve different kinds of business problems for specific departments and across them. For instance: customer support analysis, IT support analysis, customer relationships analysis, financial analysis, sales analysis, various HR analysis, technical info analysis, and many others. And now more and more business users on different levels are starting to use Qlik Sense for reporting and especially for presentations with "data story telling". But as usual the more you want to achieve in your application than deeper you need to dive into a product and in its back-end part with technical details which is not so simple and requires additional knowledge in data modeling theory, web-development and Qlik scripting.
  • Simple to start. Very quick first outcome - you can get first results in a couple of minutes after the start of using the product.
  • Associative data model which works in the same way as a human's brain works. User just selects an item and sees all possible relationships of this item with other elements of a data model.
  • High ratio of data compression and fast processing a huge amount of data (assuming you have a good data model).
  • Easy integration with corporate portal.
  • Huge amount of possibilities to create custom objects (Extended visualizations, Mashups, Widgets).
  • Open API - you can automate a lot of maintenance processes if in-box functionality is not enough for you.
  • Free Desktop version which has the same functionality for business user or developer.
  • Truly in-memory technology and doesn't have real-time connection to data source (whether it database, file, web-page etc).
  • Fast QIX engine which is responsible for calculations and a very effective method of storing data in memory using bit-stuffed pointers.
  • Effective cache (calculations and RAM usage).
  • Active community and huge amount of custom visualizations available.
  • Powerful set analysis in expressions which helps to calculate very complicated things in a quite easy and understandable way.
  • Very flexible security rules for access to various components of applications, sheets, visualizations, data stories etc.
  • Requires huge amount of physical RAM memory for enterprise as soon as all data in applications are stored in RAM.
  • Limited amount of default visualizations and possibilities to tune charts.
  • Requires a lot of technical knowledge from different areas to create a complex solution - which is definitely not a self-service for the typical business user.
Qlik Sense helps to gather data from different sources quickly and easily. The number of sources is not limited in any way. The main problem is the consistency and data quality in those sources. The less appropriate scenario of using Qlik Sense is creating strict reports. It's possible to do so using the Qlik Sense NPrinting platform but I wouldn't think of using such tool for the mentioned task.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (29)
8.3
Customizable dashboards (35)
8.9
Report Formatting Templates (25)
7.7
Drill-down analysis (35)
8.9
Formatting capabilities (36)
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages (21)
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration (33)
9.1
Publish to Web (30)
8.9
Publish to PDF (33)
8.6
Report Versioning (24)
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling (25)
9.2
Delivery to Remote Servers (1)
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (36)
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (31)
8.3
Predictive Analytics (23)
7.4
Multi-User Support (named login) (29)
8.5
Role-Based Security Model (28)
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (28)
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO) (1)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access (31)
9.1
Dedicated iOS Application (18)
8.3
Dedicated Android Application (14)
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (29)
9.2
REST API (1)
7
Javascript API (1)
8
iFrames (1)
8
Java API (1)
8
Themeable User Interface (UI) (1)
10
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (1)
8

About Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense® is a visual analytics platform that is designed to empower users to see the whole story that lives within their data. It supports a full spectrum of BI use cases including self-service visualization for everyone, centrally deployed guided analytics apps and dashboards, and custom and embedded analytics, all within a governed framework that offers enterprise scalability and trust for IT. The vendor says this platform offers unmatched visualization and discovery for individuals, collaboration and mobility for groups and teams, and data integration, management and governance capabilities for large organizations.

Built on the QIX Associative Data Indexing engine, Qlik Sense is designed to allow people to probe all the possible associations that exist in their data, across all their data sources, to see the whole story instead of just the partial views offered by query based or hierarchical tools. According to the vendor, Qlik Sense offers a cutting edge experience in a smart, responsive, HTML5 client that allows everyone to quickly explore information and gain critical insights, so that users are more informed and capable of acting and reacting faster.

Qlik Sense Features

BI Platform Features
Has featureAdministration via Windows App
Has featureAdministration via MacOS App
Has featureAdministration via Web Interface
Has featureLive Connection to External Data
Has featureSnapshot of External Data
Has featureIn-memory data model
Has featureOLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
Has featureROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
Has featureMulti-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
Has featureData warehouse / dictionary layer
Has featureETL Capability
Has featureETL Scheduler
Supported Data Sources Features
Has featureMS Excel Workbooks
Has featureText Files (CSV, etc)
Has featureOracle
Has featureMS SQL Server
Has featureIBM DB2
Has featurePostgres
Has featureMySQL
Has featureODBC
Has featureCloudera Hadoop
Has featureHortonworks Hadoop
Has featureEMC Greenplum
Has featureIBM Netezza
Has featureHP Vertica
Has featureParAccel
Has featureSAP Hana
Has featureTeradata
Has featureSage 500
Has featureSalesforce
Has featureSAP
Has featureGoogle Analytics
BI Standard Reporting Features
Has featurePixel Perfect reports
Has featureCustomizable dashboards
Has featureReport Formatting Templates
Ad-hoc Reporting Features
Has featureDrill-down analysis
Has featureFormatting capabilities
Does not have featurePredictive modeling
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Has featureReport sharing and collaboration
Report Output and Scheduling Features
Has featurePublish to Web
Has featurePublish to PDF
Has featureOutput Raw Supporting Data
Has featureReport Versioning
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling
Does not have featureDelivery to Remote Servers
Data Discovery and Visualization Features
Has featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Has featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Has featurePredictive Analytics
Has featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Has featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Access Control and Security Features
Has featureMulti-User Support (named login)
Has featureRole-Based Security Model
Has featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Has featureReport-Level Access Control
Has featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)
Mobile Capabilities Features
Has featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Has featureDedicated iOS Application
Has featureDedicated Android Application
Has featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features
Does not have featureREST API
Does not have featureJavascript API
Does not have featureiFrames
Does not have featureJava API
Does not have featureThemeable User Interface (UI)
Does not have featureCustomizable Platform (Open Source)

Qlik Sense Screenshots

Qlik Sense Competitors

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Optional

Qlik Sense Enterprise: Perpetual license basis, based on number of users Qlik Sense Desktop: FREE Qlik Sense Cloud: FREE

Qlik Sense Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Phone
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Qlik Sense Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:Americas, EMEA, LATAM, APAC