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We're using Qlik Sense company-wide for both operational and analytical needs. The cloud environment works really well, and they continue …

Qlik Sense at a Glance

8
We use it for our data analytics to make better business decisions. Across the whole organization. It addresses all problems that can be …
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Qlik Sense is used by various cross-functional teams across the organization to access critical business data presented in the form of …
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Popular Features

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Drill-down analysis (299)

7.8
78%

Customizable dashboards (292)

7.7
77%

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (285)

7.5
75%

Formatting capabilities (292)

6.7
67%

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Pricing

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Qlik Sense Business

$30.00

On Premise
Per User/Per Month

Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS

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On Premise

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.qlik.com/us/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $30 per month

Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

7.4
74%

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.0
70%

Report Output and Scheduling

6.6
66%

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.0
70%

Access Control and Security

8.2
82%

Mobile Capabilities

6.0
60%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

7.3
73%

Product Details

What is Qlik Sense?

Qlik Sense is a business intelligence (BI) and visual analytics platform that supports a range of analytic use cases. Built on Qlik’s Associative Engine, it supports a full range of users and use-cases across the life-cycle from data to insight – with self-service analytics, interactive dashboards, conversational analytics, custom and embedded analytics, mobile analytics, and reporting. The solution comes in three different editions - Qlik Sense Enterprise, Business, and Team. Qlik Sense can be deployed in the cloud or on-premises.

The Qlik Sense analytics platforms aims to empower everyone in organizations to make data-driven decisions. People of all skill levels get analytical power, with associative exploration and search, AI-powered insight suggestions, AI-accelerated creation and data prep, advanced analytics integration, and natural-language, conversational interaction. They can share and communicate the insights they discover and get answers anywhere they work – with interactive and secure online and offline mobility. And for the enterprise, users get a platform with open and standard APIs for customization and extension, data integration and connectivity, centralized management and governance, and a Kubernetes based SaaS / multi-cloud architecture driving scalability across combinations of on-premise, private, and public cloud environments.

Qlik Sense Features

BI Platform Features

  • Supported: Administration via Windows App
  • Supported: Administration via MacOS App
  • Supported: Administration via Web Interface
  • Supported: Live Connection to External Data
  • Supported: Snapshot of External Data
  • Supported: In-memory data model
  • Supported: OLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
  • Supported: ROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
  • Supported: Multi-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
  • Supported: Data warehouse / dictionary layer
  • Supported: ETL Capability
  • Supported: ETL Scheduler

Supported Data Sources Features

  • Supported: MS Excel Workbooks
  • Supported: Text Files (CSV, etc)
  • Supported: Oracle
  • Supported: MS SQL Server
  • Supported: IBM DB2
  • Supported: Postgres
  • Supported: MySQL
  • Supported: ODBC
  • Supported: Cloudera Hadoop
  • Supported: Hortonworks Hadoop
  • Supported: EMC Greenplum
  • Supported: IBM Netezza
  • Supported: HP Vertica
  • Supported: ParAccel
  • Supported: SAP Hana
  • Supported: Teradata
  • Supported: Sage 500
  • Supported: Salesforce
  • Supported: SAP
  • Supported: Google Analytics

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Pixel Perfect reports
  • Supported: Customizable dashboards
  • Supported: Report Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages
  • Supported: Report sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to Web
  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Output Raw Supporting Data
  • Supported: Report Versioning
  • Supported: Report Delivery Scheduling
  • Supported: Delivery to Remote Servers

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
  • Supported: Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
  • Supported: Predictive Analytics
  • Supported: Support for Machine Learning models
  • Supported: Pattern Recognition and Data Mining

Access Control and Security Features

  • Supported: Multi-User Support (named login)
  • Supported: Role-Based Security Model
  • Supported: Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
  • Supported: Report-Level Access Control
  • Supported: Table-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Field-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Single Sign-On (SSO)

Mobile Capabilities Features

  • Supported: Responsive Design for Web Access
  • Supported: Dedicated iOS Application
  • Supported: Dedicated Android Application
  • Supported: Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features

  • Supported: REST API
  • Supported: Javascript API
  • Supported: iFrames
  • Supported: Java API
  • Supported: Themeable User Interface (UI)
  • Supported: Customizable Platform (Open Source)

Additional Features

  • Supported: In memory data indexing Associative Engine
  • Supported: Machine Learning with the Qlik Cognitive Engine
  • Supported: Augmented Intelligence and insight suggestions with Insight Advisor
  • Supported: Conversational Analytics with Qlik Insight Bot
  • Supported: Open APIs, in addition to Qlik Analytics Platform
  • Supported: Multi Cloud Architecture with docker containers deployed and orchestrated within Kubernetes
  • Supported: Data Catalog & Data Ops Management with Qlik Data Catalyst
  • Supported: Public and syndicated data as a service with Qlik Data Market
  • Supported: Qlik Associative Big Data Index delivers Qlik’s associative experience on top of Big Data
  • Supported: Flexible deployment options including Enterprise SaaS and combination of cloud and on-premise options
  • Supported: Enterprise reporting and distribution with Qlik NPrinting
  • Supported: Advanced geopolitical calculation and geotagging with Qlik Geo Analytics
  • Supported: Embedded analytic capabilities to build, extend and deploy custom solutions that are scalable and cloud-ready with Qlik Core

Qlik Sense Screenshots

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Qlik Sense Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac, Kubernetes
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAmericas, EMEA, LATAM, APAC
Supported LanguagesThe Qlik Management Console is English only.    The Qlik Sense client supports the following languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, simplified Chinese, Polish, Turkish, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.   The language Qlik Sense uses depends on the language preferences of your browser. The default reading order in a Qlik Sense app is left to right. You can change the reading order to right-to-left in your app preferences if your data or labels are in a right-to-left language such as Arabic or Hebrew.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Qlik Sense?

Qlik Sense® is a self-service BI platform for data discovery and visualization. It supports a full range of analytics use cases—data governance, pixel-perfect reporting, and collaboration. Its Associative Engine indexes and connects relationships between data points for creating actionable insights.

How much does Qlik Sense cost?

Qlik Sense starts at $30.

What is Qlik Sense's best feature?

Reviewers rate Single Sign-On (SSO) highest, with a score of 8.5.

Who uses Qlik Sense?

The most common users of Qlik Sense are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Daniel Huddleston | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is the primary BI tool used across our Product, Marketing, and Client Experience teams. The core driver behind implementing the platform is to create centralized reporting and deliver business insights from separate databases.
  • I use the smart search feature often to help locate key parts of information across data sources.
  • The expression editor is fairly easy to learn even if you don't have an advanced background.
  • The data load editor has both advanced and basic functionality depending on your skill level and business needs.
  • App rendering can be a little slow at times
  • Data model viewer does not save your layout
  • Would like an easier way to publish apps for non-Qlik users to view
Empowers users of various skill levels to gain actionable insight from data.
The ability to combine multiple data sources has been a key driver behind implementing the [Qlik Sense] platform. Some apps are running 20+ data sources to create a more complete view of our business. The data modeling has contributed to cross-functional insights that have reshaped business practices, due to the data no longer being siloed.
Martti Kontula | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Qlik Sense to provide cross-functional reporting from our sales pipeline in O365 Dynamics CRM, work orders from Jira Service Desk, and contract/invoicing data from the billing system. The data is divided into multiple dimensions representing different sales areas, products, and on-boarding phases. Qlik Sense's ability to combine data from various sources has proven to be literally invaluable to us.
  • Connectivity - the data can be sourced virtually from anywhere.
  • Enrich-ability - sometimes you need add-on dimensions which would be really hard to implement in source systems. Add an excel file to the mix and voila - you have new dimension.
  • Cloud ability - the old Qlik Sense Enterprise was in a way a blast from the past. The new SaaS edition is fresh, agile and although a little limited feature-wise in cofiguration, much simpler and easier to use.
  • Linked reload tasks. Not yet implemented in SaaS version. We really miss this feature from the Enterprise edition
  • Private / public sheets has room for improvement. This feels like over-engineered feature. When you want to edit an app, you need to first make the sheets private before editing. At least there should be a possibility to opt for simpler developer experience.
  • Custom domains.
In most cases, Qlik Sense is very intuitive and straightforward to develop and use. Once you understand the ingenuity of set operations and how they relate to data models & dimensions, it all becomes clear. What I'd like to see more is better support for the "Last N months" type of reporting. It can be done, but it could be somewhat simpler.
We really appreciate the connectivity of Qlik Sense. New data sources are very easy to add, and the new REST connector is a true swiss army knife. Also, built-in connectors, for example, Dynamics CRM with FetchXML, are very easy to use. Of course, Qlik Sense's data model and architecture is not a relational database. There's a "Qlik way of thinking," and it has a certain learning curve, but once you get a hang of it, things make Sense!
Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is being used at our organization as a single self-service business intelligence and reporting solution across all our geographical locations worldwide. Users in each department are served with both standard and customized analytical solutions that are published to their individual streams. Ad-hoc reports are churned out using the NPrinting ad-on of Qlik Sense. Our business analytics and reporting team manage the entire multi-server enterprise Qlik Sense environment from a central location.

Most of our business problems were the availability of accurate data and speedy access to standard reports. Qlik Sense has helped achieve these goals.
  • Intuitive and easy to use dashboards
  • Pixel perfect reports
  • Scalable analytics
  • Centralized management of user access
  • Advanced analytical features require third party extensions
  • Building own extensions is not easy
  • Multi-developer environment is not well supported
  • Version control is missing
Qlik Sense offers an end-to-end solution that scales well. I would advise any organization whether small or large to give it a try. The delivery of output is browser-based and so is the development. This makes its platform independent as far as users are concerned, and the result is a seamless and scalable solution. Also advantageous is the ability to develop, control, and maintain from the stage of data ingestion up to the front end. To those companies where one is expected to build their own dashboards on the go, Qlik Sense can have a steep learning curve.
We consume data from various sources. Qlik Sense has made this easier by providing most popular connectors out of box. Also the ease of use of ODBC connectivity has made is further easy to expand and add additional sources.
Angel Monjarás | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use it to track the sales and profitability of our retail beverage startup business. Some special use cases arise from time to time such as reporting on the status of large customer orders.
  • Available for all users and developers without installation.
  • Easy to set up and follow alerts.
  • Combine multiple sources of data.
  • Easily program automatic actions.
  • Include a "dark mode", especially for developers. Sometimes the white screen is too tiresome on the eyes.
  • A simpler way to connect to on-premise ODBC sources.
The SaaS version is super easy to use and very intuitive. The associative engine means you don't have to rely on a single data table or resort to SQL-type joins. It just works! The assistant mode will pick the best visualization for you, but you are still in control if you want.
As this is a new business, we are currently combining data from separate spreadsheets with ease, but the Qlik apps are built with a future transition to a database in mind.
Score 9 out of 10
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We utilize Qlik Sense in all of our business departments: Retail, eCommerce, Wholesale Sales, Supply Chain Management, Resource Planning, Finance, Accounting, and Warehouse. We deploy and support applications that cater to our different departments and brands. Each of our departments has Qlik Sense applications that are curated to their analytical needs.
  • Quick to Insights
  • Flexible in Disparate Data Sources
  • Easy of Development
  • Handling of Images. This became native to Qlik Software in August 21 release.
  • Exporting Images to Excel in Bulk.
  • Some features of QlikView are not compatible in QlikSense: Fast Change for charts, Cyclic fields.
It is great for apparel industries where there may be many different file types and software that need to be consolidated. Eliminates the need for a traditional Data Mart. We have not tested on Big Data (>100 Million), but have noticed some performance issues for our medium-size business. We deployed Qlik Sense on Premise so it may be based on our network limitations.
We are able to combine different sources of data with ease. There has not been a format that we cannot support. The use of APIs combined with the ODBC to our ERP databases has resulted in many combinations of data not obtainable before. We are able to utilize categorizations in simple excel spreadsheets to overcome some attributing in our ERP and Retail Systems. No more cumbersome Excel Vlookups. Reports are consistent and not departmentally siloed.
Sudeshna Sen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is highly used in my organization as it helps our users to derive insights from the data accurately. The visualization objects in Qlik Sense are really good and interactive and help my users to get an understanding of the whole story behind the data. Unlike query-based BI tools, the associative model of Qlik Sense has helped them a lot in deriving insights and metrics for the business.
  • Qlik Associative Model
  • Accurately manages large volume of data in less time
  • Qlik Sense uses in-memory data model
  • Security feature of Qlik Sense is also good
  • Qlik Sense is a really powerful tool and it's quite easy to use. The only thing I can think of is increasing the breadth of the sheet size so that more objects can be added in a row so that the report doesn't grow in length.
  • Qlik Nprinting can be integrated with Qlik Sense so that developers can easily create the reports in one interface
Qlik Sense is a self-service tool. So in scenarios where users are only thinking of using one tabular report created out of one table, then I think Qlik Sense isn't needed. The modeling of Qlik Sense is robust and is well suited in cases where there is a large volume of data from multiple sources.
Our customers had data from heterogeneous sources and the volume was also huge. So when we were proposing a BI tool to the customer we couldn't think of anything else other than Qlik Sense because no other reporting tool can support the extraction and transformation of huge complex data from different sources. Also, the associative model of QlikSense has helped us a lot!!
September 24, 2021

Qlik Sense review

Score 8 out of 10
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We're using Qlik Sense company-wide for both operational and analytical needs. The cloud environment works really well, and they continue evolving the product with new features. They lack reporting capabilities but I know that they are working on that, so we'll see in the future.
  • Scripting
  • Modelling
  • Sharing information
  • Reporting
Qlik Sense excels most in corporate environments where there is a mix of profiles, those who need guided analysis and those who want a degree of autonomy. I would say that Qlik Sense is not appropriate for streaming needs or for environments where static reporting or many "passive" users are required.
The fact of working in memory offers us very optimal response times, and since we have created an architecture based on QVDs, the reload time of the applications is very short.

The selfservice functionalities have also helped some users to create their own basic reports without requiring the data department.
Prasad Mundewadi | TrustRadius Reviewer
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
We are a global company and we have many different tools and databases. On top of that many users still have their own personal datasets, XL files etc. Qlik has been out go to platform to combine all these diff datasets and come up with standard dashboards that can be used across the company.
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Overall our users like to use the tool. It is easy to use and stable.
Score 10 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is used by our company for management dashboards of company performance, for analyzing sales and financials of the company, and for reviewing market data, among other things.
  • Provide quick informative views of company performance and activity
  • Highlight outlying accounts, commodities and transactions
  • Allowing drill down into details behind these items
  • Integrating multiple data sources
  • Exporting to both PDF and Excel could be improved in terms of formatting and control over what information is included
  • Analyzer capacity minutes are expended even if a user is idle, users have to remember to close the app
We use Qlik Sense to create dashboards of customer accounts, commodities, suppliers, account managers, and salespeople, etc., with the ability to drill into the details of any outlying figures. We also use it to analyze large amounts of market data and monitor user activity.
Score 8 out of 10
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[Qlik] is being used internally to create operational dashboards to monitor performance indicators.
  • Visualization
  • Trending
  • Efficiencies
  • More refined push capabilities
  • Still evaluating SaaS offering, tbd.
Good bang for your buck approach. Relatively easy to implement and scale as needed.
We use many different systems that are in some cases mandated across different markets, having the flexibility to integrate in a timely manner allows us to reach and care for these patient populations.
Score 8 out of 10
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Using Qlik Sense as a pilot program for data visualization that will hopefully replace Excel and pivot tables. This is also being evaluated against Tableau
  • Interactive visualizations
  • Easy to use
  • Intuitive
  • Price
  • Not a lot of external community help (forums, etc.)
[Qlik Sense is] very good at taking smallish datasets and making visuals, but can become overwhelmed if you feed it too much data. Haven't used the mobile features yet, but the option is very nice to have and I can see it being very useful. We were also able to get it to dynamically update when the underlying data changed, like pivot tables, but easier to configure in my opinion.
We're still pretty early in the deployment phase, but we have tried having it connect to multiple data sources, MySQL, Db2 z and LUW, SQL Server, etc. It appears to have no problems connecting, but creating complex reports using multiple is not something we've yet accomplished - though it does appear possible.
Jo Theodosopoulos, MLIS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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There are users set up to access it across the organization, but only a couple of people use it. I am admittedly a novice, but I'm looking into training resources in order to build dashboards. Because our database is limited in its ability to do a lot of reporting, I'm hopeful Qlik Sense will help with some of the things I'd like to do.
  • Dashboards
  • Fairly intuitive
  • Visually appealing for leadership team reports
  • I need more training...
As I said, I'm a novice user, but I really would love to learn how to use it to its full potential. I envision building dashboards for our development officers, running reports on various data points, etc.
We have yet to use this feature.
Score 2 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is used as a reporting/dashboard platform at my current organization.
  • Handling of Large Dataset
  • QV Load Script, once comfortable is a great tool to grab data from our data warehouse
  • Not a lot of room for customization as we were used to in QlikView
  • UI and default navigation can be very clunky and not user friendly
  • Although the backend is fantastic, the front end experience leaves a lot to be desired. As a developer you don't have a lot of options to customized your app unless you turn to Javascript, CSS and HTML. This is not a common stack you would find in most BI developers
Qlik Sense is great if you want to load a large dataset and have it shown on a single dashboard. The in memory engine is fantastic.
It has, we were able to join multiple large datasets together into a cohesive dashboard for the end user to consume. The overall experience has been positive, the most common complaint we received is due the look and feel of the dashboard itself. Qlik Sense does lack some of the finer control that was available in QlikView which a lot of the business miss[es].
November 03, 2021

Qlik Sense at a Glance

Score 8 out of 10
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We use it for our data analytics to make better business decisions. Across the whole organization. It addresses all problems that can be solved by looking at data. We use it to better visualize our numbers as well as how other factors would affect them. In addition we use it to find trends.
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Trends
  • Mapping
  • User Interface could be updated
  • SPC charts
  • ETL
Qlik is great for environments that need data analytics but do not have the budget for something such as Tableau or Power BI. It was about a tenth of the price of competitors. It took some development work on our end, but ended up saving us hundred of thousands of dollars just in comparison to other Business Intelligence tools, not including the benefits of the smarter business decisions it led us to.
Qlik Sense Enterprise has made it possible for us to combine data from various sources - excel, smart sheets, Snowflake, MySQL, toad, and numerous other sources but from the cloud as well as localized personal computers. Qlik has made it possible for us to easily combine the data from these various sources without having to manually combine them. It has saved us countless hours.
Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is used by various cross-functional teams across the organization to access critical business data presented in the form of interactive, customized dashboards. The features that present reports according to the respective audiences are something I rate highly. Additionally, the Qlik Management Console UI is very user-friendly for managing apps, tasks, users, etc.
  • Interactive dashboards
  • Great chart and script functions
  • A lot of visualization options
  • There is always scope for adding more chart and script functions
  • Qlik Sense user roles can perhaps be better defined and hence easier to differentiate
  • Error messages or warnings in the data load editor can be more specific and informative
Qlik Sense is well suited for complex data analysis. The Pivot chart reporting feature, for example, helps to efficiently organize and present data that might otherwise be tough to drill into and analyze. Qlik Sense is perhaps a less appropriate tool or software when it comes to requirements that are oriented a lot towards statistics, rather than business intelligence reporting.
Qlik has great data modeling capabilities. The data modeling screen displays various critical information like keys, data types of attributes, etc. Our organization has benefited from the ability to combine data from multiple and varied data sources. The available data connectors allow us to connect to various internal or external systems, for example, the REST API connector.
Score 8 out of 10
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Our whole company uses Qlik Sense. We are a very data-driven company, and Qlik Sense gives us a great tool to look at data and visualize and analyze data in different ways. An example is Sales where we drill down on Product and Color level to see what Brand and Products perform during each season.
  • Data visualization
  • Access to aggregated data
  • Version handling of scripts.
  • Integrations to 3rd party systems in and out.
Qlik Sense is very good when Businesses need to get lots of data for various sources and to quickly adjust the data presented. It can also act as an in-time analyzer for quick Proof of concept studies. When we have business teams working in dedicated applications, then it's better to have reporting directing in that application, so users don't need to open second app(Qlik), instead they use only 1 app.
Big data volumes are daily challenges in our business, and we combine lots of data from various sources. With Qlik Sense, we can easily combine this data and analyze it quickly and present it for business. With an expanding business, it's also very easy for us to add new sources to existing reports.
Score 5 out of 10
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[Qlik Sense] is being used by multiple departments across the organization. It provides information to our Consulting and Program Management teams to use with our customers, it provides business insights to support our executives, and it provides product utilization information to many other departments such as Technology and Sales.
  • Filtering by different layers of client types, regions
  • Provides good data aggregation
  • Flexibility on pivot tables
  • End the "No Access Pass" issue. If people can't use Qlik, they will drop out.
  • Load scripts/QVDs can easily become too heavy, crashing apps when they run. Partial or layered loads would be welcome.
  • Give more ability to end-users to pick fields and order and allow them to extract reports (user stories don't work well) to known most common formats such as pdf and ppt.
  • Make Nprinting user friendly.
  • Better on-screen visuals.
  • Scalable embedding within software solutions.
Qlik [Sense] is suited for "power" data analytics users. [I feel,] it is not appropriate for 90% of the business-world population that can barely run spreadsheets and cannot use the more complex features of Qlik [Sense]. [In my experience,] it is not appropriate at all for situations where data extraction and submission [are] necessary. Also, [in my opinion,] it is not cost-effective or scalable for embedding into other applications. Licensing is too expensive.
Not in Qlik [Sense] itself. We use a data warehouse (AWS Redshift) to combine most of the data.
Score 7 out of 10
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We utilize Qlik Sense in our organization as a way to remove the need for us to email reports to our existing clients. Qlik Sense acts as a platform to provide clients access to their reports. This way we will no longer need to produce these reports in Excel/PDF as the application will do that for us.
  • Automation
  • Analytics
  • Pricing
  • Flexible integration with other solutions
One of Qlik Sense's strong suits is the ability to scale while maintaining consistent performance, security, and fast response times. Qlik Sense can also be deployed with predictable self-service business intelligence with consistent results. Qlik Sense seamlessly works with our Enterprise level service as business needs evolve. It allows our organization to focus on better things.
We essentially deploy Qlik Sense to be utilized with multiple data sources, such as on-premise, across multiple clouds, and everything in between. Qlik Sense has the ability to work with complex data and the freedom and flexibility to use any infrastructure as business requirements change. As an example, we deploy Qlik Sense seamlessly on the Kubernetes cluster running in both public and private clouds.
Score 8 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is used across the whole organization to help our manufacturing plants to collect and access data easily and quickly. It also helps automatize a lot of excel reports and save time for people in order to analyze data instead of just preparing it. We now use it for our safety, Quality, Logistic, Production, Sales, Human resources KPIs. This system is a huge help in terms of centralizing a lot of information in a common place.
  • Qlik Sense is very user-friendly and does not request strong coding knowledge. A non-IT person can easily take control and manage this platform with some training. Only SQL basics are enough to start. Plus the drag and drop system to create charts is very intuitive.
  • The Qlik community is huge and when we have a problem that we can't solve it is usually very simple to find the solution online. Plus they have a training program and documentation online which is very helpful and useful.
  • This system allows you to set up your own ETL process and data warehouse if you do not have too much data to handle. The QVD files which are specific to Qlik Sense are very easy to understand and convenient to use.
  • More charts and visuals would be a plus. Also, some objects do not have enough options to color the way we want (filter / button / combo chart for example).
  • Adding the option to have a box text when we hover an object would be great as well.
  • A write-back function integrated into the platform would be a plus. Some company proposes an extension that we have to pay, but if Qlik could offer this for free it would be a great plus.
  • Maybe in the future adding some algorithm and statistics to allow to do some predictive analytic would be a huge plus.
Qlik Sense is great for simple set databases analysis. Data which are stored in SQL database and well organized or directly in some excel files. The system allows us to read and cross information in a very easy way which allows the discovery of good insight. Where the system is not the best is if you need to access live data and display changes that occur every minute.
We have been using Qlik Sense to create a supply chain app. This one allows us to connect to 3 different systems and gather in a central place a lot of information, very useful for our logistic team. The capability to connect and collect data from multiple sources and then create a model that links all of this information together really made us save time and start making some of our decisions smarter.
almost everything is easy to learn and use. some aspects can still be improved as all systems
Score 7 out of 10
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Qlik is used to push reports out to line areas in an easy to use way. The usage of reports differs across business areas, with some preferring to take visualisations at face value, and others preferring to use filters to export relevant data. Specialised data areas are required to build the reports from SQL tables.

As a sweeping generalisation, I would characterise contract managers as the biggest users of the visualisation. Program managers will check the reports for accurate data, and will export the data for compliance and pattern checking.
  • Some of the visualisations are very convincing. I have particularly enjoyed plotting on maps.
  • Very easy to export data with filters.
  • Easy for anyone to build a report from a variety of sources.
  • I have not been able to publish a report just for my team (publishes only to a wider audience). This has limited its usage in my current role due to sensitive data.
  • Some of the coding language can be very confusing, requiring un-intuitive approaches to solve conditional problems (it has been a while since I have coded).
  • I would appreciate the ability to roll back to previous versions more easily - having multiple backups can be a hassle.
Well suited when you need a report to go out to many different types of users with varying levels of data skills.

Well suited when you need to guide users to places they need to look at.

Not well suited as an initial place to explore your data, prior to building a report.
There were often difficulties with data teams figuring out how to code complex data models in Qlik with multiple conditions.

This led to delays in reporting, and some issues becoming apparent down the track.

When reports were accurate, it was very easy to "set and forget" and be a user rather than a report manager. This led to easier program management, and freed up time to explore the data to see if there were issues with the program that needed addressing.
August 02, 2021

JollyRoger2021

Score 10 out of 10
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QlikSense is being used by the network planning community to visualise data formed from various primary data sources of inventory and customer information to formulate decision making on growth and future investment. It is used to monitor and provide a window for planners to view possible "network at risk" issues or demand changes that require short term remedial action. It solves many of the issues of establishing a single source of truth, that planners can rely on. The volume of data that is processed daily/weekly/monthly makes heavy use of pre-processing and date dependent versions of data allowing comparison of versions.
  • Out of the box [makes it] easy for Excel / Access user to get started
  • Visual interface easy to use from novice to expert
  • The flexibility to perform data ingestion and pre-processing into QVDs
  • In organisation with a large number of teams and apps, a better front end category based or hierarchy based menu to find and execute the app.
  • More flexible tiling on the app selection to scale tab cascade roll through etc.
  • Data column selection could be improved to allow table, field drop view / expansion
When you have large data sets from multiple sources and you need to apply screening, interpret and add filtering/category fields then view you data from macro to micro detail, then Qlik Sense is the tool you need. The distribution of the application to non Qlik Sense licensed end viewers can be an issue if you need to rapidly expand especially in an organisation that is adopting Agile at scale, with flexible and fluid work groups.
Millions of records, hundreds of data sources, thousands of fields with misaligned naming and data, some clean others needing cleaning, Qlik Sense made the task to join and develop the views needed to understand where gaps were.
Score 8 out of 10
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Qliksense is being used as a primary BI reporting tool within multiple business units. It provides a cloud-based analytic/reporting tool [that] can solve complex business problems and a centralized single source of data needed for day-to-day activities. Qlik sense is capable of [handling a] huge volume of data and [providing] some unique [functions] such as snapshot creation.
  • capable to handle huge data volume
  • Snapshot and data history can be maintained
  • Cloud based GUI and beautiful dashboards
  • More charts can be added ex. sunburst chart
  • Scope to improve GUI for end users
If you do not have a centralized database and you need to do the maximum calculation and business transformation within the BI reporting tool then QlikView/Qlik Sense is the best available tool in the market. You can even do complete data warehousing using Qlik (ex. snapshot creation/maintaining history) etc. Qliksense can handle a huge volume of data and the most complex code can be implemented in Qliks Sense. Qlik Sense does not have an attractive GUI compared to Power BI or Tableau.
We have multiple dashboards created and used by different business units, which included sales, marketing, finance, manufacturing. it provided functionality to combine data from multiple data sources also [write] the complex logic. As we do not have a centralized database, this tool provides the functionality to create snapshots and build data warehouse. to handle and compile
November 20, 2021

Getting Closer

Score 4 out of 10
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We were and are, still, heavy QlikView users. While QlikSense is making great strides, it has not caught up with the features that our users have come to love and expect from our guided analytics products.
  • Visuals
  • Responsive Design
  • Web authoring
  • Layering
  • Custom visual control
  • Large amounts of data on screen
If you are new to analytics and not spoiled by what QlikView can offer, it's a fabulous choice. It is so much nicer and more modern. It just lacks some key features.
Yes, we are able to use many of our QlikSense LOAD specs.
Score 1 out of 10
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We use it as a reporting platform for data that is collected and reported back to our members, which are health systems. The business problem that we are trying to address is to gather and display data that can be accessed by our members across the country.
  • Customizable
  • Downloadable
  • [In my opinion] access for users is horrible
  • Branding for the organization is non-existent; we have to send the 'invitation' from the director's name.
It is well suited as a platform for data if you have someone who can use it. It is very difficult to leverage across our organization because our members cannot get access to it, and there is no one who can troubleshoot.
Our organization has not benefited from this.
Score 8 out of 10
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Qlik Sense (on premise server) is currently used by two functional areas of the company. The commercial team comprises the primary user group followed by some of the operations and supply chain team members. Qlik Sense enables the linking of data from disparate legacy systems into coherent dashboards and visualizations.
  • Combines data from disparate systems
  • Simple user interface
  • Good visibility to applied filters
  • Features are not the same on-prem and cloud
  • Frequent problems with on-prem CPU pegging to 100%
  • Expensive license structure
Qlik Sense is well suited to combining data from disparate systems. It does require some level of coding to take full advantage of its powerful features. The drag and drop interface does not open up all the possibilities. The internal scripting language of Qlik resembles some parts of SQL. Qlik does enable the use of pure SQL in the select statements in the loading scripts.
Yes, we have benefited from this capability by combining data from legacy systems into visualizations. These visualizations inform the decision making process and help investigate problems. Combining data from disparate systems also helps to bring discrepancies to the forefront. Many of those discrepancies would not have been visible without comparing the data from different systems side-by-side.