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- It is extremely fast, data that used to crash my computer when working in Excel is now at my fingertips in a second!
- It is extremely intuitive to use and user friendly. I self-taught how to use Qlik and have gone on to teach colleagues all of whom have picked it up extremely quickly - some of which have no data background at all.
- It's suggestions are brilliant, when putting data together it will suggest a table that it believes may be the best way to display that data - and pretty much always, it's right.
- I love the 'buckets' feature but when we started loading more data into the system, this feature didn't work anymore, the loading times were immense to even get into the page that displayed the bucket creator.
I'd say the only time it isn't worthwhile is if a company doesn't have a wealth of data, or if the data they deal with it small. Other than that, I think Qlik can be used in so many different ways across a business it's hard to think of a place it wouldn't benefit.
In-depth analysis are often performed for departments who are required to come up with incremental enhancements to existing platforms and functions.
Templates and dashboard are created for regular reports as well as high level reporting for most of other casual users.
- Ease of use; easy for beginners to pick up.
- Many visualizations are included in the pack which provide options for users.
- Great community for resources sharing.
- Expression coding easy to pick up.
- While most commonly expressions are easy to pick up, there are certain expressions that can be certainly included in the library like 'grouping' of dimensions.
- Enable more colour schemes for charts.
- Percentage calculations.
- Enterprise data to be exported out in qvf files.
If the need is to analyse data or simple data operation, then perhaps Qlik Sense is slightly less intuitive compared to say Excel or Python.
- We were able to see which suppliers that had negative cost trend while the material and industry had a positive trend.
- It's very simple to deal with the long tail of suppliers with few products and low spend.
- We can easily take care of the suppliers that were still invoicing in USD and change them to CNY by a simple filter.
- I lack the functionality and customization of Tableau.
- Sometimes we need to use Excel to do some things that Qlik Sense is unable to do.
- I wish we could resize the graphs to fit all kinds of resolutions, graphs can look good on high res and then useless on low res monitors.
- Data visualization
- Data model creation
- License management
- Pperformance for parallel report generation
- Non-interactive report creation
- Email is separated into a complete new product called nprint, it would be nice to have email as a built-in feature of Qlik Sense
- Visualizing trends over time.
- Easily work with data from multiple data sources.
- Build extractable reports or tables.
- Learning curve with Qlik scripting language.
- Licensing structure.
- Confusing overlap between QlikView and Qlik Sense.
Some areas where Qlik would be less appropriate include their automated reporting capabilities. Although the utility is good, the cost of the automation portion is significant.
- Definitely the first one is, Qlik Sense is an in-memory tool. It helps the users well on detail analysis like product performance and stock aging, expiry indication, etc...
- Product reports have millions of line in dataset. Searches are very fast and get any report in detail.
- Mobile app will be the second strength of Qlik Sense I feel. Because it helps send notifications of Market fluctuation and even interaction between users. None of other products in the market have these features. And the main point is, there is no additional spend for mobile app from the customer side.
- Qlik Insight bot and AI researches are very brilliant in Qlik Sense. It gives information as per their thoughts. And the trust on the reports/analytics are increasing. There is no Man dependency on reports.
- Still there are things to improve. But it does not stop Qlik Sense anywhere. I feel there could be more features needed in table formatting, front end designs.
- Some extensions and buttons are taking more space in mobile apps. If it is more adjustable, then it will give a good feel in mobile also.
- Qlik Sense partners should have detail and through knowledge about the Qlik back end engine. Because it effects the performance a lot. Also the customers or organizations are evaluating a products by look and feel, information and performance. My suggestion is, Qlik has to restrict or direct Qlik Sense back end development activity for better future. A bad development will be a loss for product.
- The look and feel for end users are "always" good. You don't need to think about screen size.
- For 99.9% of our cases I don't need to think about the data size. Qlik handles it very well.
- With Qlik scripting you can do ANYTHING with your data. For example creating history files of data is very easy. And also linking that into the applications and present it to end users. No more saving Excel files every where.
- The Qlik Sense management console can definitely be improved. QlikView management console was MUCH better and powerful. Especially regarding task relations.
- In the Management console there should be better integrations of triggering tasks in for example NPrinting and QlikView.
- They always refer that it is possible via API, but as business user those things should not require API scripting consulting to get it working.
- Extensions is VERY useful and gives more power to Qlik Sense. But some of those should be standard built-in features.
- We are using some extensions from Vizlib that is very powerful.
- Sync of applications between different distant nodes should be improved. Due to network we have nodes in EU and CN. Those we need to sync manually or via API scripts, Powershell and xcopy scripts depending on what to move.
I promise, every time I start digging I find "funny data." Doesn't matter what kind of data I look into.
If there is something you do with data "every day" and you do the same every day, add it to Qlik Sense and spend time on the value add instead.
And with data I mean any kind of data. By scripting and automating it you will also secure data handling.
If there is some data you wonder what happens with it, create some history files and do the analyzing.
If it's just some smaller amount of data and you need to do decisions and subjective tweak of data that is hard to adjust to script and logical rules, perhaps not Qlik or any other BI tool is the best. Keep it in Excel.
Otherwise data tweak that is logical you can always add and use in Qlik Sense.
As technical person working in the background there are more things to do to make this a completely great tool.
Some functions that should be standard requires consult scripting and hours.
Now we are using it quite advanced and with many servers and in combination with QlikView.
So overall I love the tool. But it could be better and user friendly and powerful in the background.
The main business problems it addresses are analytic views on performance by department for various aspects of the business, which previously static reporting could be potentially misleading or would disallow further analysing within the available data meaning decisions were often not as considered as managers might like.
- Ease of visualisation creation, Qlik sense allows fast and easy data visualisations for easy consumption of data.
- Unification of data presentation across the organisation, apps and sheets can be managed and used across many aspects of the business
- Intuitive. For the curious few it allows growth within each department for how the data is used and presented which can then be utilised for a wider audience if there is consensus that the data analysis gains strength from the way it is presented.
- Shared bookmarks is a function that most users want, mainly to recreate quick "go-to" visualisations for particular focus meetings.
- Renaming tabs where seta analysis is used based on selection criteria.
It is not simple to implement this and creating data models that "work" can be very time consuming and actually carry risk without thorough testing of the data being ultimately presented to consumers. This product is overkill for simple data sources, and is not "off the shelf" for multiple data sources where complicated data models are required.
- Responds well to user's inquiries - very flexible.
- Enables deep connections between disparate sources of data.
- Allows users to bookmark specific selections for easy navigation.
- Developer tools need work - the script editing interface is very minimal (look at VS Code by contrast).
- Ability for developers to create custom functionality.
- Needs more look-and-feel customization on the front end.
- Streams (application repositories) are difficult to navigate - no nested structure.
- Realized results
- Overviews over time
- Possibilities of different dashboards
- I sometimes convert data to exel, then numbers are often displayed as text; it would be nice if that is no longer necessary
- Possibilities to visualize data in even more ways
- Associative engine that makes connected data and filtering easy to achieve.
- Strong enterprise focus and product suite that can expand capabilities to cover the entire data spectrum.
- Good extensibility via API and community - ability to enhance through third party extensions.
- The support team and service tier could use improvement.
- API for exposing raw data is tricky.
- Its online platform is easy to reach.
- Has nice colors and many options for number formatting.
- Manipulation is easy if you know which formula to use.
- Formulas are hard to find sometimes.
- Exporting the data is nice but it exports as shown, not the whole data.
I generally use one or two sources but I have friends who use more than 2 sources for their data, and this is really helpful.
We also use it as an ETL tool but are attempting to move away from that and get our users to perform their analysis in the apps.
If you do not have a good understanding of the data structure then Qlik sense will not help you much.
Their ODAG (On Demand App Generation) feature is great when your data becomes too large.
As far as accuracy goes there are some quirks in the coding of Qlik that can get you from time to time, but 99.9% of the time (and in 99.9% of use cases) Qlik will give you accurate results. Only if you are doing some very specific transformations will the result surprise you. Make sure you test your output.
- Data modeling is incorporated in the product, allowing for a "no warehouse" approach to smaller reporting solutions. This means we can get off the ground with new reporting projects (or replacements of currently manual processes) without cross-organization coordination, and our analysts don't have to become experts in multiple tools to deliver useful outputs.
- The Data > Analysis > Story workflow allows for precise analysis reports/commentaries on specific areas, with the ability to drill back to the analysis screens for broader exploration.
- Without much thought at all, simple data models just "happen". With proper design, complex data models function well, too. Data processing within Qlik Sense data files happens dramatically faster than the equivalent processing on our Oracle database servers, meaning we can pull raw data in bulk and process it more quickly in Qlik Sense, removing the need for a lengthy warehousing time slot in our nightly database schedule.
- Visualizations can be difficult to customize. For example, while it's possible to select specific colors for chart items, it's not immediately obvious how this works, so there's either a bit of a learning curve for what's a basic task in any other tool, or you end up with every report following the Qlik default scheme. This isn't just an aesthetic preference; color can be crucial in guiding a user through a series of complex reports, and Qlik makes this harder to manage than some other tools I've used (though not impossible).
- Selecting a reseller is more opaque than it needs to be. We happened to land on an excellent reseller when re-procuring our licenses, who brought with them a whole approach to modeling data in Qlik Sense which we otherwise wouldn't have known about, and which, despite the licenses costing about the same, has saved us months of development time. Other customers will presumably be less lucky.
- I'd really like it if my having purchased the QAP license for publishing dashboards externally meant I was also covered for my internal customers. As it is I still have to buy "viewer" licenses for internal users. If we weren't already locked into the Qlik Sense contract because we've already made the big payment and are now only paying maintenance, it would be hard to justify buying this product over cheaper competitors. I still think it's a good product, but in ways that it's hard to articulate in a local government procurement process.
Qlik data files are also fast to process, meaning a query we'd hesitate to run against our live database during work hours will run in a second from the nightly Qlik extract. Our workflow is to extract from the source into one Qlik data file, then pull and transform from that file into another, rather than transforming from the source. This requires more design work to keep the load scripts tidy, but it works well.
One thing I would say is that to get the most out of Qlik's data modeling you need to either put careful thought into the design process or adopt an established methodology.
- Smart search capability.
- Smart visualization and analytics.
- Reports and dashboard export capability. There are lot of improvements need to be done this section. It is not possible to export whole dashboard into one pdf or power point without much hassle. Storytelling feature is working well with PowerPoint. Every time we have to adjust it when re publish the dashboard. We have to export page by page for PDF exports.
- Subscription feature is missing. We want to automate report subscription to users inbox. But this feature is not available. Anyone want to view the dashboards, they have to log in. Managers and higher managements don't like to login to Qlik Sense to get reports. They rather prefer getting reports and dashboards directly to their inbox.
- Qlik data model: for non technical person, it is difficult to manage Qlik Sense unique data model. Language and scripting is different. Have to learn it separately.
- Lack of single sign-on capability. Users have to login to Qlik Sense with it is own credentials. This is one of the main drawbacks. We have office 365 login. It would be great If we can login to Qlik Sense with office 365 login so we don't want to remember the login details.
- Matrix visualization chart is not up to the mark. We can only do very little from the Matrix table. Lot of features could have given here. Cannot customizable well compared to other BI tools such as power BI and Tableau.
Less Appropriate: Large scale reporting where a lot of users don't have basic BI tool knowledge. Where there are a lot of data exports needing to take place. And also users prefer report subscription to their inbox.
- Great visualization
- Flexible and easy to use
- Allows reuse of code/query logic
- Creative dashboards
- Headers should be bold in a table
- More colors would improve visualization
- More templates would increase the options for a wider range of presentations
Helps to tell a story with the data.
Helps to choose the right chart for the data.
Less appropriate scenarios:
Qlik Sense sometimes uses more than usual memory space while working in the analysis mode, which causes the process to slow down and hampers the proper functioning of the app.
- Sales data - Qlik Sense can help you understand how a partner is performing globally, or all the way down to the individual store level.
- Qlik Sense is user friendly - after a few short training modules, you can begin to understand how to use the tool.
- Qlik Sense is very customizable - it helps you to use data in a way that makes sense for your business.
- The amount of data that can be pulled from Qlik Sense can we overwhelming - learning how to get what you need and to customize apps for your use takes practice.
- Qlik data can be hard to figure out, i.e. what date the data you are looking at is from.
- Currently at my organization, Qlik data downloads go to Excel - we have moved to G-suite, and have to switch back and forth between apps.
- Data Linking - ability to pull data from a wide variety of applications and database is a powerful feature.
- Charting and visuals - heart of the product is the variety of out of the box visualizations (charts, tables, pivot, etc.) that give developers supported tools to tell department stores.
- Security - ability to prevent sets of data for view by groups of users is powerful.
- Email - lack of email functionality for reports and visuals is a miss. NPrinting adds in the functionality - but should be part of the core product. Requires the use of other products like SQL reporting services to accomplish this key business need.
- Reporting - Visuals are great - the reality is we still need to print or export a visual for users to memorialize data. Lack of ability to produce a report or set one up is a miss.
- Speed - at times the set up is slow. I believe this is likely more related to the development environment/setup than the product itself.
- Agile development.
- Quick deployment.
- Rapid access.
- Cross platform design.
- Flexibility to customise visual design.
- User Cals could provide more flexibility.
- Ability to create custom Splash screens for each user for opening Qlik.
- no training
More advanced skills needed to use financial analysis (e.g. P&L).
Qlik Sense Scorecard Summary
Feature Scorecard Summary
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 unique 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.
Qlik Sense sets the benchmark for third-generation analytics platforms, empowering everyone in organizations to make data-driven decisions. People of all skill levels get unmatched analytical power, with unique associative exploration and search, AI-powered insight suggestions, AI-accelerated creation and data prep, advanced analytics integration, and natural-language, conversational interaction. They can easily share and communicate the insights they discover and get answers anywhere they work – with fully interactive and secure online and offline mobility. And for the enterprise, you get a true platform with open and standard APIs for customization and extension, powerful 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.
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- Qlik Sense Data Sheet Qlik Sense® is our governed, next-generation visual analytics product, supporting a full range of BI use cases for individuals, groups, and organizations, including self-service visualization, centrally deployed guided analytics apps and dashboards, custom and embedded analytics, and reporting. Business users of all types and skill sets get powerful, flexible visualization and discovery on any device, all within a governed framework that drives enterprise scalability and trust for IT.
- Qlik NPrinting Qlik NPrinting is Qlik’s next-generation reporting and distribution solution, helping spread knowledge and insight across the organization and beyond. This data sheet provides an overview of the product and its capabilities for report creation, distribution, and enterprise deployment.
- Qlik's Statement of Direction
- Qlik Insight Bot The Qlik Insight Bot provides an AI powered, conversational analytics experience, giving people a faster and easier way to ask questions, generate insights, and make data-driven decisions using natural language. It can be readily accessed from within Qlik Sense as well as through popular collaboration tools such as Slack, Skype, Salesforce Chat, and Microsoft Teams. Natural Language Processing (NLP) automatically trains itself and learns from user inquiries over time, and Natural Language Generation (NLG) delivers insights for not only what is happening, but also why – and where to go next. Insights include auto-generated charts, interpretations, key drivers, period-over-period calculations, predictions for measures, and even comparative analysis. Users can set alerts for KPI thresholds, share and collaborate conversationally, and even interact using voice – with Amazon Alexa integration.
- Qlik APIs A short data sheet describing the Qlik Sense APIs
- Qlik Data Catalyst Qlik Data Catalyst™ is a modern enterprise data management solution that simplifies and speeds up how you catalog, manage, prepare, and deliver your trustworthy, actionable data to business users across your enterprise.
- Qlik Scalability Tools
- The Qlik Associative Big Data Index The Qlik Associative Big Data Index delivers Qlik’s associative experience on top of Big Data, allowing users to freely explore and search Big Data repositories while leaving the data where it resides. This capability provides a governed, high-performance associative engine that can be deployed within sources such as Hadoop based data lakes, eliminating the need to transfer and prepare the data elsewhere before it can be analyzed.
- Qlik Connectors
- Qlik Analytics Platform - the power of the Qlik® Associative Engine and visualizations in the hands of application and web developers through powerful, open, and modern APIs – allowing you to see all the connections among all the values in all your data.
- Qlik Core - With Qlik Core, you can take advantage of Qlik's powerful associative engine to build, extend and quickly deploy custom interactive data-driven solutions that are highly scalable and cloud-ready. And built for Linux and running in a Docker container, Qlik Core applications can easily be embedded into any stack, IoT device, process, application, web page, or portal.
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Qlik Sense 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
|On-premise Edition||Pricing Details||Terms|
|Qlik Sense Perpetual||$1,500||1-50 users|
|SaaS Edition||Pricing Details||Terms|
|Qlik Sense Subscription||$840||1-50 Users|
Qlik Sense Enterprise: Perpetual license basis, based on number of users Qlik Sense Enterprise: Subscription, based on number of users Qlik Sense Desktop: FREE Qlik Sense Cloud: FREE
Qlik Sense Support Options
|Free Version||Paid Version|
|Video Tutorials / Webinar|
|YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdnQXZq2xRoAnbUOZl6fueHxRkZs8f5a8|
Qlik Sense Technical Details
|Deployment Types:||On-premise, SaaS|
|Operating Systems:||Windows, Linux, Mac, Kubernetes|
|Mobile Application:||Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web|
|Supported Countries:||Americas, EMEA, LATAM, APAC|
|Supported Languages:||The 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.|