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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.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/uM/HG/8N3O9RHZNZBS.JPEGQlik Sense: Measuring our impact on sustainable finance, a healthy planet and people well being.Qlik Sense is used across the organisation. It is used to publish a triple bottom line (profit, planet, people) with metrics for each like CO2 emissions, guest satisfaction and status of different sustainable projects. In addition it is used to analyse social media via connector (Facebook and YouTube) and website data (our blog). In addition, the guest department will get a daily updated forecast on guest numbers.,Running consistently without errors which gives users confidence in the system and its numbers Easy to configure and customise to adopt to manyfold sources (facebook, google analytics, filemaker, SAGE, various Excel sheets) Easy to navigate within the table and graphs (drill down, slice & dice, filter, sort) and easy to export results. Geoanalytics is cool Very customizable user and role based security,I would love to see the option of making the font smaller to fit more data on a sheet. Instagram is not as easy accessible like Facebook and YouTube. The reporting features are not as developed as in QlikView. It does not run on Linux unless some virtual windows environment is used.,9,We are using a non-profit the CSR option and still developed the system over some years, one department at a time. ROI was still quick because especially CO2 emissions were for the first time easy to compare years and dwellings in a transparent way. After energy, having diffferent social media sources on one dashboard was very helpful to come up with better strategies. Qlik Sense connected also to ActiveCampaign via their API which allowed easier access to the results of our email campaigns. Another quick ROI area was connecting via Qlik Sense our marketing data with data in bookings to see if strategies were successful.,The biggest problem our organisation was facing was the multitude of reports from different ERP systems. To finally have one access point with a dashboard combining the data in a nice visual form was a big step forward saving time and money. It was especially helpful connecting manual data via Excel, complex data from SAGE or from standalone systems like ActiveCampaign. Every department has got their own dashboard for an easy understanding of what is going on without having to look for the right report in the right system. In fact, managers don´t often know from which system ithe data is coming from as long as they know eg. the guests were very satisfied and the organisation made a positive impact on the world. (triple bottom line),Our organisation has only a limited amount of power users being able to use the data (10). I am sure organisations with hundreds or thousands of users can profit from centrally deployed guided analytics much better. Consequently, the biggest challenge is not the deployment but the education and training of users. We are using Qlik's online programme incl data training as much as developed our own MSIS training (management strategic information system).,I am not using machine intelligence yet and develop every dashboard from 0 to 1 myself. This way I know exactly what metrics are used and where the data is from. Because the same data can mean a lot different things to different people, creating the right metrics is still an art where machine intelligence is not yet helpful. However, the ease of processing of data and visualising the results is certainly incredible time saving.,IBM Cognos Express, Tableau Desktop, Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management and Microsoft BI,ActiveCampaign, eTapestry, FileMaker ProQlik Sense Enterprise - Medical and HealthcareIt is being used as a primary business intelligence solution used by several departments and eventually the entire organization. It provides insight and at-a-glance information to make business decisions backed by data.,Easy to produce quality visualizations and reporting easily, but it still has the ability to perform more complex functions for more experienced users. Ability to aggregate information from multiple sources of data. It has the ability to perform most extract transform and load (ETL) functions without the need for another product. This information can be stored in a proprietary file format for fast loading and distribution to individual business analysts so everyone is working from the same source of truth. Has a very good community of support. Most questions can be answered through the product forums without the need to contact support.,Visualizations have sometimes worked slightly differently between releases requiring the need for some re-work when upgrading. Most of these have been appearance only but are still annoying. Enterprise product should come with the ability to email common reports. People still want/need this but don't need all the functionality of the Nprinting product. Basic email functionality should not need to be a separate purchase. Perhaps give the basic functionality with the product to give people exposure to it would actually increase the take rate on Nprinting.,9,Reduced requests for ad-hoc data. Information is now available in analytic applications and users have the ability to filter and make bookmarks for their most common reporting needs. Increased understanding and exploration of data now that users can go beyond their typical ad-hoc request for information. Users are now asking more questions and exploring the data to find the answers. Identification of data issues and "dirty data" as a result of increased visibility has increased overall data quality.,In several of our analytics, we use the Qlik engine to take data from multiple sources (databases, inline, spreadsheet) and combine it for a single view of the combined data. Typically this would have been done by someone taking the individual pieces of data and combining them individually into Excel or some other reporting tool. When the report needs to be done again then that process would need to be repeated. Now it happens automatically.,The majority of our use cases so far have been centrally deployed analytics, some guided but several giving the users the ability to explore the data using filters and the inherent capability in Qlik Sense. As we have more and more confidence in our different data sets available for use, I see the central function making the data available and business analysts in the organizational units consuming the data to provide insights most meaningful to them.,We have not yet had the opportunity to incorporate Qlik Sense machine learning into our analytics.,Tableau Server and Microsoft Power BI,Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio IDEQlik Sense made a positive impact on digital initiativesWe are using Qlik Sense at an Enterprise level. We have created persona-based Dashboards for Sales, Finance, Delivery, Marketing, HR functions. We are showing KPIs as per persona. Before Qlik, users went to different functions and asked for data and created their own Excel sheets based on reports after massaging the data. Now, we have integrated these functions and data is available for all. This helps users not to go to every department to get their data. Manual efforts are removed and we are able to automate the system.,Inbuilt ETL capability is exceptional so you don't need to have separate DWH. You can connect with any type of data source if you have a connector . Quick UI will help you to deliver fast.,Self Service has the capability but the user should have basic SQL knowledge. Its UI is not good when compared with Tableau.,9,It's positive.,Persona-based model we have created.,We have embedded Qlik dashboards with mobile applications through API and this is really a boost for the organization initiative.,We have worked on Machine Learning DB.,Tableau Desktop and Microsoft Power BI,Tableau Desktop, Microsoft Power BIQlik Sense, game changer in our organizationFirst of all, we use Qlik Sense to visualize real time information about our manufacturing process from our ERP system. We have several real time monitors on our production floor used by floor managers and team leaders to steer teams. Data driven decision making. Next to this, we use Qlik Sense as a BI tool for business cases, budgeting, and forecasting. We have management dashboards, but also in-depth, drill down dashboards for specific departments.,Ease of use. We do not have programmers or data analysts in house, but we have managed to create our own Qlik Sense environment with just a little bit of consultancy support. Frequent, very useful updates with always fresh and trendy stuff that can be used instantly. Speed, connecting with databases, SQL or external sources is a piece of cake. Loading & indexing data is incredibly fast.,Pricy analyzer licenses. Lack of local support and consultancy companies nearby (Romania).,9,Specifically used in our OPEX projects. Cost reduction in departments of 100.000 EUR in Kaizen projects. Turnaround time reduction of 15% due to data driven decision making (Qlik Dashboards). From Excel reporting to Qlik Dashboards, reduction of 500 man hours per year.,We currently use ODBC connection with our ERP Microsoft Dynamics AX, connections with Excel files, external web sources, Google Docs and our time and attendance tool. The load speed of complex data models is amazing.,Qlik Sense has had a big impact on the data literacy of our employees. To be able to create simple analytics driven by natural language such as a pie chart, seeing the impact that that pie chart has on the way employees understand data, the impact on their process and how easy Qlik is to make decisions, small or large is a huge change in our organization.,Not yet, we are not yet on this level, hope to be soon.,Tableau Server, Microsoft BI and ZappySys,Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM), Citrix WorkspaceQlik making the most "Sense" above other competitorsQlik Sense is being used across multiple departments in our organization as a reporting, analysis, and performance-tracking system. We have been able to drive up adoption with "quick win" dashboards that take the manual effort of creating Excel files at each month-end and allowing Qlik to be the source of historical information. We have dashboards that deal with our Branch outreach, Call Center, general Membership information, Robotic Process Automation results, and plenty more. In all, we have about 100 apps in production ranging from very small to very large size. As we move forward in our journey, the goal is to have Qlik Sense be the preferred analysis tool in every meeting to be able to answer on-demand questions for planning, reviews, and general Q&A.,CUSTOMIZATION and CLEANING of your data: Within a specific chart, as a Master Item throughout an app, or in the Data Load Editor, you have full power to clean your data and make it work for your need. Bringing together data from multiple sources: We have multiple servers that each house many databases along with secure file share folders. Qlik makes it so easy to connect to all of these sources and choose which data I want to bring in to the app within the snap of a finger! The online community and available help. When I started using Qlik, I did a ton of self-learning, as our company had only one or two developers that were also relatively new to the platform. Thanks to browsing the web and finding the online community of how-to questions and the help.qlik.com resources, I haven't found a use case within our company that hasn't already been solved or answered in the online forums.,If you do not have NPrinting, exporting a sheet/reporting is not very neat. The PDFs are clunky and you cannot see any information that is cut off by a chart's space restrictions on the app sheet. While this is an improvement point already, the amount of unsupported extensions out there that do not function perfectly with each new upgrade is a bit "Wild West"y... Again, there is already something being done about this and it really is more of a user problem than a Qlik problem, but something we are somewhat irked by every once in a while. The ability to really customize a chart (in terms of formatting, color scheme, etc.) is just not quite there yet. And by "there" I mean perfect. Only limited color schemes out of the box and some of the formatting and options are not very complete. For instance, if I want to resize a chart or visualization, I am limited by the square-grid that is available. Granted, you can reduce or enlarge the size of the grid to help, but being able to only have rectangles makes real-estate an issue in many application dashboards.,10,Increased productivity of employees who use Qlik (ability to track the daily progress of goals instead of "hoping" that things work out by month-end). Reduce "wasted" time by manually-created reports at month-end. Allowing for on-the-fly analysis in meetings and in spots where the old protocol was to put in a Service Request and wait for days while a report is sent back.,We have multiple sources of data from different systems along with files on a shared folder across the organization. Through multiple script sections, developers have the power to write multiple LOAD statements to bring in data from many sources. There is also the ability to set up any number of connections to the data sources so that you can insert a simple connection line to bring together data from everywhere. This is utilized by our organization to help track goals for our retail teams, and we use approximately 4 or 5 different data sources in one app to do this, updated on a daily basis.,While we have not yet fully deployed a mobile analytics platform due to several security factors within our own organization, we are excited about the possibility of getting Qlik Sense out to our C-Suite team's mobile devices. The conversational analytics piece is still quite new, and we don't have very many app developers. The developers on our team are well-versed in insights and how to create effective dashboards, so this feature is not something that we necessarily need at this time.,This would be a similar response to my previous response, but I will expand a bit upon that here. I do find that the machine learning portion of helping to drive my personal insights to be helpful. For instance, when we are trying to steer away from using a certain field as a dimension, it is easy to constantly reject the "insight" and push the cognitive engine to understand that we never want that field as a dimension.,Tableau Desktop,Tableau DesktopQlik Sense Does Make SenseQlik Sense is used by the Manufacturing Operations department for extracting data from various data sources for analysis. While we are still in the infant stage of using and exploring possibilities with this solution, we've already achieved significant productivity gains for the engineering teams, turning regular manual and cross oceanic data extraction processes into scheduled automatic data extraction.,The drag and drop feature when creating reports is easy for end-users who do not have coding/programming knowledge. It is regularly updated with useful extensions that offer users more ways of presenting data for analysis. The Insight feature helps business users discover relationships between data, which otherwise have not been thought of.,Most engineering folks use Excel to create pivot charts that show up to 3 nested dimensions. QlikSense seems to limit this to a maximum of 2 dimensions. It will be great if QlikSense can do all of what Excel can do with regards to charting capabilities and more. The objects for a reporting page seems to snap to the grid of the canvas. It would be useful for objects for a report to NOT snap to the grid, so that users can size or position the objects where they want them on the page. The color schemes that come with the charting function seem to be fixed. Those default color schemes available are atypical for the manufacturing industry, which normally uses a spectrum from Red to Green. Business users who do not have coding experience will have to depend on knowledgeable QlikSense developers to create the scheme for them. It would be good if QlikSense could include this color scheme as the default offering or provide a feature for user-defined color schemes that users can just pick off the color palette.,8,It greatly improved the engineering team's productivity in data extraction and data preparation activities. What can only be executed manually when the engineers come to work can now be done while they are sleeping, and reports are ready when they step into the office. This helps the organization have faster Time To Decision Making. Increased hardware and service support (for app development and post app development) costs.,Yes. Before Qlik Sense, data analysts have to depend on IT to write SQL and Python scripts for them to manually retrieve data from different sources. After which they still have to manually manipulate the outputs from these sources before they can combine the data sets to churn out reports in the way they want. Qlik Sense makes it easier to link multiple data sources together, and can automate many of the manual data manipulation activities.,We are still in the infant stage of adopting Qlik Sense across the organization, so the impact is low at the moment. As more employees migrate to the Qlik Sense platform for their data analytics needs, we will then adopt some of this extensibility for better control, consistency of practices, and efficiency.,So far the Insight feature of Qlik Sense did not help much, as the data we have is very engineering and production specific. However, I think Insight may work very well with financial and marketing data, which we have not started using Qlik Sense for.,,Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft SQL ServerExcellent analytic engine for complex data explorationWe use it across the organization. Primarily we help member health centers better understand the care they are providing to patients and how much their patients use other health care services. We also use it to aggregate data and compare health centers in our region for quality improvement and for strategic planning purposes.,Load large data sets quickly and easily. Allow users to filter and explore data quickly. Perform complex calculations. Visualize data in charts and graphs.,More detailed control of the layout of KPIs, charts, and graphs (labels, legends, size of fonts, positioning of titles, etc). Better mapping functionality (it doesn't recognize many foreign places; even US towns/cities can be finicky) and more detailed control of mapping features, such as better adaptive sizing of labels as the user zooms in/out. Export to Excel of tables loses formatting and totals; export to PDF and image is poor.,10,N/A - We are grant-funded and do not measure ROI. Our members are very pleased with Sense from a user satisfaction standpoint.,Absolutely. Before Qlik, we were working with large data files that took much longer to load into our DBMS. Managing indexes was a pain. Qlik Sense is a much better fit for what we do and the resources we have to do it. We add and remove data sets from our data models much more often than before.,The only feature we have deployed/used is NPrinting. The impact is yet to be determined, as we have only recently deployed it.,We have not used it.,Logi Analytics,Microsoft Access, Notepad++Qlik Sense - Developer-Friendly ToolQlik Sense is our heart of data in our company, we use it for report distribution, API access to external vendors and a single source of truth for numbers within the company.,Developer-Friendly. A single tool for ETL and visualizations. Responsive on any platform.,Not as user-friendly as other BI platforms. Not as many visualizations as others. No real-time streaming dashboards. No out of the box report distribution/sharing available. Not easy to scale.,8,Decision making is easier and faster. Data available at the end-users fingertips.,Yes. Qlik works great with structured data. But when it comes to JSON and other formats Qlik is a nightmare to work with.,This has helped reduce headcount and manage everything centrally with a single person rather than an army of DevOps.,Nope. Seems more like a marketing gimmick, not really helpful.,Microsoft Power BI, Tableau Desktop and LookerSelf study Qlik Sense userQlik Sense is being used across the whole organization. Is used for such problems as:Analyze of logistics workflows,Deviations from the planned process, Tracking work progress in projects, KPI Management dashboard,Trends in inventory changes and Prediction of supply disruptions.,Visualizations allow you to quickly identify deviations from the norm. An associative analysis is the best method to identify and solve problems.,Implementation of the tool in the style of "Set Analysis Wizard", f.e. http://tools.qlikblog.at/SetAnalysisWizard/QlikView-SetAnalysis_Wizard_and_Generator.aspx?sa= More charts for two-dimensional analysis (combi charts) More charts for analysis on the time line,10,Reduction of stocks of goods in the warehouse. Save work time by reducing analysis time.,In my organization, data from Excel files have been combined with data from production systems. This enabled verification of the correct operation of processes.,In our organization, we use reports defined at the concern level. So I have no experience and I cannot assess the impact.,In practice, I will not use these functions yet.,SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform,SAP BW/4HANAQlik Sense Helps Us Be BetterQlik Sense is currently used across the organization. It is used primarily for the tracking of organizational metrics. It has been really beneficial to link data from different systems to look at our business in a different way. Information from three systems (inventory system, financial system and volunteer management system) is analyzed within Qlik Sense. We have put together dashboards for our board and for staff. Qlik Sense is also used for data validation activities both within systems and across systems. We also use Qlik Sense to do a deep dive on different issues and use the information to inform food purchase, and program development.,It is a wonderful program to combine information from many different systems. The visualizations are great and it helps to be able to show information in different ways It is easy to enter information into the system,Better training in terms of how to manipulate data to input into charts It would be great to be able to print Qlik Sense screens - have dashboards as a handout without having to take copies or pictures.,10,It has been a great way to keep our finger on the pulse of what is happening in our organizations. It helps us understand if we are meeting targets. Has reduced the time need to analyze and present data saving staff time and resources. It presents data in an easy to understand way.,Yes we combine three different systems in Qlik Sense. This has been a really easy, great way to look at data and present the information tracked by our organization. This is one of the greatest aspects of Qlik! It makes data analysis so much easier. It allows us to think about out business in a completely different way. We use it as a great way to identify new solutions.,Qlik is a great tool to create dashboards because data from different sources can be presented together. It also allows for simple dashboards as there is the flexibility to drill down if needed. Qlik really helps conversations because it is capable of providing so much information in one dashboard you have the resources to answer questions during discussions to help decision making. We wouldn't be able to do this kind of detailed analysis without the help of Qlik.,,Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Access, AsanaAdd Sense to your analysisQlik Sense is being used as a data visualization tool across departments internally as well as a solution to view the analytical results for our existing and potential clients. Qlik Sense creates a remarkable impact when we present our analytical findings to the clients in terms of interactive self-serve dashboards.,Data compression Complete control with scripts Good visualizations,Memory usage on the server, despite the server being over sized Response time for large applications,10,Positive,Definitely yes. We were able to collate data from disparate sources that otherwise were in silos. With the data collations we could effectively understand some direct/indirect factors influencing the desired KPIs. Huge data sources with billions of records are effectively handled with calculations happening at the run time for both aggregate and transactional views.,This has benefited users at different levels. While some use the self serve application, others use the guided analytics as reports/dashboards to track the metrics at a day/month level.,Yes definitely this has helped us from data model creation to drawing the insights daily. Scripting is simple. With the same application, users are able to draw different insights based on their requirements,Microsoft Power BI,Microsoft Power BIQlik makes SenseQlik Sense is being used across multiple departments like Sales, Supply Chain, and Finance. Qlik Sense provides us a better view of what we are doing than our ERP shows us. It's also much faster than tools like Excel.,Qlik Scripting Engine provides methods of easily creating the views you need. Qlik Sense provides powerful charts. Qlik's associative engine makes it all very powerful to use.,Getting the hang of the scripting could take some time. Set Analysis is very powerful but takes time getting used to.,9,Better insight in delivery performance. Better insight in sales performance.,We can now combine form multiple sources like ERP, Excel, CSV, and Access into Qlik Sense and combine this.,We do not use this.,We do not use this.,Microsoft Office 365QlikSense Desktop for purchasersWe use Qlik Sense in the purchasing department to see trends and identify outliers. It's very quick to find out which suppliers or products that need to update costs. We have created interactive dashboards where it's simple to filter to your individual needs either by suppliers, product, currency, country or buying region.,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.,10,We have highlighted a few instances where QS saved us money by quickly visualizing our problem areas. We save a lot of time in meetings by quickly find out answers to various questions or hypothesis.,We mainly use Excel data so we do not have much experience with other data.,We have not noticed this feature but will be interested to explore this.,Great platform and product that needs to refreshed and made available for more use casesIt's used in many departments and also in top management and Finance and HR departments. The biggest problem it solves is connecting many data sources as one data model for reporting use.,Data load + data model. It's fast. Making selections in all controls and visualizations of reports.,UI looks pretty old comparing to competitors. As data model is generally pretty good - it's still stuck in that same model and creating/modifying a bit larger data models is hard (for else than developers). Data model is closed for Qlik's use only. It should be open for other software as well.,7,Qlik was the first software we were really capable of creating a well-working reporting environment for many businesses without major compromises. We haven't calculated ROI.,This was the no. 1 reason when purchasing Qlik for our company. We have combined etc. SAP's financial data with data from other ERP systems. We have also expanded ERP data with excels and CSV's.,Self-service is a key thing for us as well. People have been able to create their own parametrized views as bookmarks for example. We have some mobile/iPad users. We haven't used natural language functionalities.,We haven't used "wizards" etc. for our data models or creating insights. It might work better in English environments.,Microsoft Power BI, Google Data Studio and Amazon QuickSight,Microsoft Power BI, Google BigQuery, Google Data StudioQlik Sense - Developer Friendly toolQlik sense is our heart of data in our company, we use it for report distribution, API access to external vendors and a single source of truth for numbers within the company.,Developer Friendly. Single tool for ETL and visualization. Responsive to any platform.,Not as user-friendly as other BI platforms. Not as many visualization as others. No real time streaming dashboards. no out of the box report distribution/sharing available. Not easy to scale.,7,Decision making is easier and faster. Data available at the end users fingertips.,Yes. Qlik works great with structured data. But when it comes to JSON and other formats Qlik is a nightmare to work with.,This has helped reduce headcount and manage everything centrally with a single person rather than an army of DevOps.,Nope. Seems more like a Marketing gimmick, not really helpful.,Microsoft Power BI, Tableau Desktop and Looker,JIRA SoftwareA light user in our company.We use Qlik to identify cost savings processes within our product range to create value for our clients.,Ease of use. UX elements. Engine running the technology.,How versions are released. You are forced to upgrade dev desktop versions whenever there is an update release. This cripples our development effort as our server might not be in a planned upgrade yet..therefore there is a risk of QVF not working. Team development of QVF. You can't source control the QVF to be worked on by others.,8,Create awareness in employees to upgrade their skill-set. Create new business opportunities.,Yes, we are able to aggregate across diff sources to work on diff dimensions.,We will be trying out these extensions. Interesting features.,We aren't aware of this feature.. in fact, we are looking at h20.io for part of this. We will be exploring these features.,,SpoonQlik Sense excels at ETL and Data ExplorationQlik Sense is used within several business units to bring together disparate data sources for comparison, exploration and visualisation to assist with better business decisions. The end to end ETL process is conducted within Qlik Sense, which greatly simplifies the workflow for our data analysts.,Brings together multiple datasets from diverse repository technologies Intuitive and Powerful scripting language Extremely powerful relational engine,Visualisation options are limited,9,Decisions are now made based off relevant data, rather than gut feel Reduction in the amount of time looking for answers, down from weeks to minutes,The flexible and powerful capability that Qlik Sense unlocks with its data modeling was key to our adoption of it as a product.,We have made limited use of its extensibility, but have tapped such features as - 3rd party visualisationsMobile appWeb Mashups,Tableau Desktop, Microsoft Power BI and Google Data Studio,Tableau DesktopQlik's associative engine is the key differentiatorAll employees throughout our organization use Qlik Sense as the primary tool to analyze and improve the performance of our online advertising products and to follow company KPIs. It has certainly changed the way we can react to things and made the company more data-driven.,Qlik's associative data engine (based on a proprietary in-memory database) makes the slicing and dicing of data very easy. Self-service aspect: it's easy for the end-users to create their own variations of existing sheets to better suit their needs. Easy to use: end-users learn how to use it in a short time.,Inflexible licensing model. For example, if you purchase per-user enterprise licenses for your users (which are expensive), you cannot decrease the amount of them later. Doesn't work that well if data sets cannot fit into memory. Query language (especially 'set analysis' functions) is quite complex and unlike most programming languages. Some calculations are difficult to implement with Qlik. Many third party visualization (available in "Branch") are of low quality.,8,Makes organization more data-driven. Promotes self-service and general interest in data. Frees resources by removing need for generating ad-hoc reports manually.,We have centralized most of our data into a central data warehouse (based on Amazon Redshift) so the integration to Qlik Sense was very easy. That being said, it's been sometimes useful that Qlik allows us to easily combine data from multiple data sources (sometimes even Excel sheets or the like).,As a small organization, we have decided to use Qlik Sense with one simple centrally managed instance, and that approach has proven to be useful. We have also embedded some screens for dedicated TV screens at the office but it required a bit of development time to make it work smoothly. We are interested in some more advanced use cases but typically they would require much more effort from the engineering side.,As an engineering organization, we know pretty well how we want to process to data, so we have not used these automated wizards or suggestions that much. I can, however, see how they can make the user experience better for average users.,Tableau Server,Apache Spark, Amazon RedshiftQuite easily the best solution to our BI needsWe use Qlik Sense across all four worldwide locations in our organization. Our objective was to deliver a self-service business analytics solution that would be robust, flexible in connecting with a wide range of source systems, responsive across desktops, tablets, and phones and easy to manage from any location. We are happy with the outcome and are looking to scale this to all major functions and to act as a single source of consumption of all data and analytics.,Qlik Sense is geared toward self-service of analytical requirements and encourages users to discover and share their analytics with relevant persons. It's fast, has a neat, and unobtrusive interface and puts the focus on data. It's responsive and adapts seamlessly to all devices. Managing tasks and user access is easy and efficient using the management console. I particularly like the hub interface where users see apps assigned to them. Each app can be customized with an icon and categorized into Streams.,Copying contents of a cell from a table or even a text object is impossible currently. Users would very much like to be able to use this basic functionality. Customizing table headers with text formatting and colors would be useful. More options in the background grid would be useful. For the moment each object occupies the same minimum size and there's no way to reduce one object without affecting the others,10,Good impact Engages users Fast and robust,Yes. We have benefited from this.,Users are happy with Qlik Sense and have found that their analytical requirements have been met and expect to spend more time of analysis rather than obtaining information.,Useful.Qlik Sense: “Skate to where the puck is going to be”I am using Qliksense across the whole organization. We used it to analyze our sales and order profile, operations metrics, and financial health monitoring. It gives us the agility to view our businesses from different perspectives within the click of a button. The information derived from the associated analysis enables us to formulate better strategies to serve our customers better.,Beautiful charts Ease of use Associative model,Ability to resize the text generated in the charts should be added. Ability to create stories from different apps should be added. Sometimes I want to create stories that combine, for example, my sales apps and my operation apps.,9,I have not calculated the ROI.,We have not implemented the budgeting process in our ERP so we created the budget numbers in an Excel file and combined it into our dashboard.,I haven’t use this feature.,We are still novices. Sorry, I can’t give a comment.,,OdooQlik SenseQlik Sense is used by our organization at an enterprise level. We are driving digital literacy throughout the organization and want to automate most of the processes. For example, when it comes to creating reports, we used to use Excel and would spend lots of time on it and similar products every month. To overcome this, we are using tools like Qlik Sense to automate the process of creating reports. We are also using Qlik Sense features like in-memory capability, associative data modeling, and others to create new dashboards and reports.,Associative data modeling - Data modeling is easy and has a lot of transformation capabilities. It's not traditional data modeling which is very helpful in traversing data across all the tables in the data model. In-memory engine - The data is already loaded in RAM, so it's fast. Strong developer tools for creating extensions and mashups. Fast analytics - Creating charts and dashboards is easy and fast. Strong self-service capabilities. Strong and active developer and administrator community. Lots of online help available.,Out-of-the-box visualizations are of limited functionality like changing fonts, colors, applying themes. Sharing apps across developers is painful, everything needs to be controlled via QMC. Cost of license is a bit higher. AI capabilities - this has just been introduced, so it might improve in upcoming versions.,9,It has saved us a lot of resource time!,We have definitely benefited from this capability. We use lots of different data sources and data is not as streamlined as it should be. So, initial development in creating data models was a bit hectic but with Qlik Sense's strong data transformation capabilities and usage of various Qlike Sense functions, the process was very helpful and easy. Once the data model is created it is simply a matter of scheduling it and using it again and again for various other reports.,Qlik Sense has definitely helped our organization in all the above-mentioned scenarios. Guided analytics is one of the major ways in which Qlik Sense is being used in our organization as well as self-service reports being created to get the best results for their purpose. Most of the users access the Qlik Sense app on mobile and tablet devices to get the reports on the go which has helped in better productivity and offers a time-saving approach. The search function in Qlik Sense is awesome to use because of its associative data modeling and data filtering across the app. As of now, we don't use the insights advisor since it does not provide the expected or desired results.,Qlik Sense does use cognitive and machine learning, but I would say they are still in nascent stages. We are still working on how to use these technologies for better yields.,Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Online,Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau Online, Alteryx AnalyticsQlik Sense as a system-wide solutionThe intent is to use Qlik Sense across the whole organization. Currently, it has been launched within a few departments. We provide dashboards to make outcomes and processed data available to executives and managers in an effort to make one source of "truth". Historically, each department was responsible for pulling their own data and we would have multiple "answers" to the same question. In the future, we're hoping to provide drill-down levels with the data and to educate the user base to take advantage of it.,Qlik is more IT or programmer-friendly for data load scripts. Qlik makes it easy to "lock down" data views, so that the occasional user doesn't get into trouble by applying filters, etc, that don't make sense.,We're a bit behind the curve when it comes to educating our end users on using the Qlik app, so we still need to use pdf views to distribute. Qlik doesn't have a lot of options for this venue. Qlik requires more IT knowledge to get the data loaded appropriately than I would like. I find the interface more difficult to use than the competitors.,7,We are in the "building" phase right now, so I can't say we've had an ROI.,Qlik has enabled us to load a great deal of data from our EMR, with little/no data lag. As for accuracy, like other reporting systems, the data is only accurate if the people setting it up work hard to validate it. I think we may have learned the hard way that you can't let IT developers work in a vacuum - they need to work with the subject matter experts.,I can't speak to these items.,I feel Qlik's data preparation features have enabled our developers to get a usable data set to the folks that create the dashboards.,Tableau Desktop,Tableau Desktop, Microsoft 365 BusinessQlik Sense is one of the best our there for storytelling and visualationWe 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 multiple sources of data. Qlik handles different sources of data very well.,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. Qlik provides way to discover or undercover hidden connections.,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).,10,We have been able to identify gaps in our expected payments that has allowed us to recover over $10 million this year alone.,The healthplans we work with sometimes send different data sources. Qlik allows us to consume Excel, SQL, flat files, etc.,We have used Qlik Sense to model the EPIC database we use for our health system.,Sometimes it helps and sometimes it makes incorrect assumptions that could be correct.,Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop,Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Power BISmall and simple implementation from the persepective of a QlikView fan.Qlik Sense is mainly used in my department where we use it to analyse and report on complex datasets. For example, where data from multiple line of business systems needs to be stitched together to see the full story. As a specific example, we have used QS to generate the Groups Gender Pay Gap reporting requirements.,Visualize complex relationships Provide intuitive UX Allow dynamic querying of data,Certain chart types that QlikView users would be familiar with are not (yet) available in QS. Changing the size of charts to any size. Allowing charts to be displayed behind other charts.,8,None, unfortunately.,My department has made use of this functionality (and we also use QlikView too). However, there is little appetite in the wider organization for this style of modeling and analysis at the moment.,QS is deployed within a Citrix environment to a limited number of users, who self serve. We do not currently embed or use mobile devices.,We have seen little direct impact from these technologies on our small and limited deployment.,QlikView,QlikViewQlik sense: An innovative BI analytics toolQlik sense, at the moment, is only being used by our department, as we are busy creating new models from old existing QlikView models. Afterwards, it will be used by various departments in the organization to analyze and compare data.,A beautiful design of both the front-end and the back-end. Specifically, the back-end looks a lot neater now than compared with Qlik View. Data visualization is made really easy by Qlik Sense. Easy to understand and to start creating models with it.,Can be a little difficult to get used to where all of the features are located. Qlik Sense is lacking a lot of features that'd make it a much better tool for data analytics.,9,Making geographical analytics available to us. Enabling the design of better dashboards.,Yes, we have benefited from this. We've had to pull data from various excel files, as well as a couple of databases, into one model for use. Qlik sense made this an easy task, and saved us a lot of time.,N/A. We have not used Qlik Sense a lot yet.,Yes, it has. Qlik sense has helped a lot in creating different ways to display and visualize some of my data.,QlikView,QlikView
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Qlik Sense is used across the organisation. It is used to publish a triple bottom line (profit, planet, people) with metrics for each like CO2 emissions, guest satisfaction and status of different sustainable projects. In addition it is used to analyse social media via connector (Facebook and YouTube) and website data (our blog). In addition, the guest department will get a daily updated forecast on guest numbers.
  • Running consistently without errors which gives users confidence in the system and its numbers
  • Easy to configure and customise to adopt to manyfold sources (facebook, google analytics, filemaker, SAGE, various Excel sheets)
  • Easy to navigate within the table and graphs (drill down, slice & dice, filter, sort) and easy to export results.
  • Geoanalytics is cool
  • Very customizable user and role based security
  • I would love to see the option of making the font smaller to fit more data on a sheet.
  • Instagram is not as easy accessible like Facebook and YouTube.
  • The reporting features are not as developed as in QlikView.
  • It does not run on Linux unless some virtual windows environment is used.
The more people need access to data and the more they need to navigate within the data (drill-down etc.), the more suitable. As it runs on any environment other than Linux, it is useful in mixed systems with MACs or windows. Not really on a Linux platform (neither server nor client). If there is only one data analyst, QlikView is better as Qlik Sense really distributes the data out there for people to do their own analysis (filtering, sorting etc.).

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Score 9 out of 10
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It is being used as a primary business intelligence solution used by several departments and eventually the entire organization. It provides insight and at-a-glance information to make business decisions backed by data.
  • Easy to produce quality visualizations and reporting easily, but it still has the ability to perform more complex functions for more experienced users.
  • Ability to aggregate information from multiple sources of data. It has the ability to perform most extract transform and load (ETL) functions without the need for another product. This information can be stored in a proprietary file format for fast loading and distribution to individual business analysts so everyone is working from the same source of truth.
  • Has a very good community of support. Most questions can be answered through the product forums without the need to contact support.
  • Visualizations have sometimes worked slightly differently between releases requiring the need for some re-work when upgrading. Most of these have been appearance only but are still annoying.
  • Enterprise product should come with the ability to email common reports. People still want/need this but don't need all the functionality of the Nprinting product. Basic email functionality should not need to be a separate purchase. Perhaps give the basic functionality with the product to give people exposure to it would actually increase the take rate on Nprinting.
Great for aggregating data and producing really good visualizations. Data can be supplied to analysts to build their own analytics and have confidence they are using the same underlying data. It may be less appropriate if there is a lot of complex business logic to be integrated into the application. The Qlik View product is probably more suited to that since it behaves more like a developers tool.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Qlik Sense at an Enterprise level. We have created persona-based Dashboards for Sales, Finance, Delivery, Marketing, HR functions. We are showing KPIs as per persona. Before Qlik, users went to different functions and asked for data and created their own Excel sheets based on reports after massaging the data. Now, we have integrated these functions and data is available for all. This helps users not to go to every department to get their data. Manual efforts are removed and we are able to automate the system.
  • Inbuilt ETL capability is exceptional so you don't need to have separate DWH.
  • You can connect with any type of data source if you have a connector .
  • Quick UI will help you to deliver fast.
  • Self Service has the capability but the user should have basic SQL knowledge.
  • Its UI is not good when compared with Tableau.
For an enterprise application, It is well suited as your whole data lies in enterprise DWH and then you can chip your Qlik Sense to deliver reports quickly.
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Score 9 out of 10
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First of all, we use Qlik Sense to visualize real time information about our manufacturing process from our ERP system. We have several real time monitors on our production floor used by floor managers and team leaders to steer teams. Data driven decision making.

Next to this, we use Qlik Sense as a BI tool for business cases, budgeting, and forecasting. We have management dashboards, but also in-depth, drill down dashboards for specific departments.
  • Ease of use. We do not have programmers or data analysts in house, but we have managed to create our own Qlik Sense environment with just a little bit of consultancy support.
  • Frequent, very useful updates with always fresh and trendy stuff that can be used instantly.
  • Speed, connecting with databases, SQL or external sources is a piece of cake. Loading & indexing data is incredibly fast.
  • Pricy analyzer licenses.
  • Lack of local support and consultancy companies nearby (Romania).
In any place or department where any kind of database or system is used, Qlik Sense can be well suited.It's as simple as that. We started by linking some Excel files to Qlik Sense and created dashboards. Generally speaking, I would say that data integrity is important and data cleansing could be necessary, but this is something regardless of Qlik or any other BI tool.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is being used across multiple departments in our organization as a reporting, analysis, and performance-tracking system. We have been able to drive up adoption with "quick win" dashboards that take the manual effort of creating Excel files at each month-end and allowing Qlik to be the source of historical information. We have dashboards that deal with our Branch outreach, Call Center, general Membership information, Robotic Process Automation results, and plenty more. In all, we have about 100 apps in production ranging from very small to very large size.
As we move forward in our journey, the goal is to have Qlik Sense be the preferred analysis tool in every meeting to be able to answer on-demand questions for planning, reviews, and general Q&A.
  • CUSTOMIZATION and CLEANING of your data: Within a specific chart, as a Master Item throughout an app, or in the Data Load Editor, you have full power to clean your data and make it work for your need.
  • Bringing together data from multiple sources: We have multiple servers that each house many databases along with secure file share folders. Qlik makes it so easy to connect to all of these sources and choose which data I want to bring in to the app within the snap of a finger!
  • The online community and available help. When I started using Qlik, I did a ton of self-learning, as our company had only one or two developers that were also relatively new to the platform. Thanks to browsing the web and finding the online community of how-to questions and the help.qlik.com resources, I haven't found a use case within our company that hasn't already been solved or answered in the online forums.
  • If you do not have NPrinting, exporting a sheet/reporting is not very neat. The PDFs are clunky and you cannot see any information that is cut off by a chart's space restrictions on the app sheet.
  • While this is an improvement point already, the amount of unsupported extensions out there that do not function perfectly with each new upgrade is a bit "Wild West"y... Again, there is already something being done about this and it really is more of a user problem than a Qlik problem, but something we are somewhat irked by every once in a while.
  • The ability to really customize a chart (in terms of formatting, color scheme, etc.) is just not quite there yet. And by "there" I mean perfect. Only limited color schemes out of the box and some of the formatting and options are not very complete. For instance, if I want to resize a chart or visualization, I am limited by the square-grid that is available. Granted, you can reduce or enlarge the size of the grid to help, but being able to only have rectangles makes real-estate an issue in many application dashboards.
Well suited:
  • Historical Analysis.
  • Tracking pools of products across an organization.
  • Real-time data analysis.
  • Prediction.

Less Appropriate:
  • Printing a PDF.
  • Simple report regurgitation (it has so much more power that would not be utilized if you were just using it for this).
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September 05, 2019

Qlik Sense Does Make Sense

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Qlik Sense is used by the Manufacturing Operations department for extracting data from various data sources for analysis. While we are still in the infant stage of using and exploring possibilities with this solution, we've already achieved significant productivity gains for the engineering teams, turning regular manual and cross oceanic data extraction processes into scheduled automatic data extraction.
  • The drag and drop feature when creating reports is easy for end-users who do not have coding/programming knowledge.
  • It is regularly updated with useful extensions that offer users more ways of presenting data for analysis.
  • The Insight feature helps business users discover relationships between data, which otherwise have not been thought of.
  • Most engineering folks use Excel to create pivot charts that show up to 3 nested dimensions. QlikSense seems to limit this to a maximum of 2 dimensions. It will be great if QlikSense can do all of what Excel can do with regards to charting capabilities and more.
  • The objects for a reporting page seems to snap to the grid of the canvas. It would be useful for objects for a report to NOT snap to the grid, so that users can size or position the objects where they want them on the page.
  • The color schemes that come with the charting function seem to be fixed. Those default color schemes available are atypical for the manufacturing industry, which normally uses a spectrum from Red to Green. Business users who do not have coding experience will have to depend on knowledgeable QlikSense developers to create the scheme for them. It would be good if QlikSense could include this color scheme as the default offering or provide a feature for user-defined color schemes that users can just pick off the color palette.
Qlik Sense is very well suited where source data structures do not change over time. For example, the data tables in a database. When the data format/structures changes from time to time, for example, an engineer's Excel spreadsheet, it will be challenging to code an adaptive Qlik Sense app to accommodate the dynamic changes.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use it across the organization. Primarily we help member health centers better understand the care they are providing to patients and how much their patients use other health care services. We also use it to aggregate data and compare health centers in our region for quality improvement and for strategic planning purposes.
  • Load large data sets quickly and easily.
  • Allow users to filter and explore data quickly.
  • Perform complex calculations.
  • Visualize data in charts and graphs.
  • More detailed control of the layout of KPIs, charts, and graphs (labels, legends, size of fonts, positioning of titles, etc).
  • Better mapping functionality (it doesn't recognize many foreign places; even US towns/cities can be finicky) and more detailed control of mapping features, such as better adaptive sizing of labels as the user zooms in/out.
  • Export to Excel of tables loses formatting and totals; export to PDF and image is poor.
It's excellent for exploring large data sets with many dimensions because of its associative model. It's excellent for drilling down from a high level, such as from a health system to a specific clinic, then to a single doctor, and then to a single patient. It's also good for analyzing data over time.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is our heart of data in our company, we use it for report distribution, API access to external vendors and a single source of truth for numbers within the company.
  • Developer-Friendly.
  • A single tool for ETL and visualizations.
  • Responsive on any platform.
  • Not as user-friendly as other BI platforms.
  • Not as many visualizations as others.
  • No real-time streaming dashboards.
  • No out of the box report distribution/sharing available.
  • Not easy to scale.
Best for small teams where you need to do ETL and visualizations together.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is being used across the whole organization. Is used for such problems as:

Analyze of logistics workflows,

Deviations from the planned process,
Tracking work progress in projects,
KPI Management dashboard,
Trends in inventory changes and
Prediction of supply disruptions.
  • Visualizations allow you to quickly identify deviations from the norm.
  • An associative analysis is the best method to identify and solve problems.
  • Implementation of the tool in the style of "Set Analysis Wizard", f.e. http://tools.qlikblog.at/SetAnalysisWizard/QlikView-SetAnalysis_Wizard_and_Generator.aspx?sa=
  • More charts for two-dimensional analysis (combi charts)
  • More charts for analysis on the time line
Business process tracking. Analysis of the causes of problems in the enterprise.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is currently used across the organization. It is used primarily for the tracking of organizational metrics. It has been really beneficial to link data from different systems to look at our business in a different way. Information from three systems (inventory system, financial system and volunteer management system) is analyzed within Qlik Sense. We have put together dashboards for our board and for staff.

Qlik Sense is also used for data validation activities both within systems and across systems.

We also use Qlik Sense to do a deep dive on different issues and use the information to inform food purchase, and program development.
  • It is a wonderful program to combine information from many different systems.
  • The visualizations are great and it helps to be able to show information in different ways
  • It is easy to enter information into the system
  • Better training in terms of how to manipulate data to input into charts
  • It would be great to be able to print Qlik Sense screens - have dashboards as a handout without having to take copies or pictures.
  • It is a great way to easily summarize information and present it in different ways. Great way to track and present metrics.
  • Sometimes the way the data is presented is limited, for example tables.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is being used as a data visualization tool across departments internally as well as a solution to view the analytical results for our existing and potential clients. Qlik Sense creates a remarkable impact when we present our analytical findings to the clients in terms of interactive self-serve dashboards.
  • Data compression
  • Complete control with scripts
  • Good visualizations
  • Memory usage on the server, despite the server being over sized
  • Response time for large applications
For any analysis to be presented, Qlik Sense comes in handy where the end user can actually use the self serve visuals to suit his/her needs.
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August 09, 2019

Qlik makes Sense

Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is being used across multiple departments like Sales, Supply Chain, and Finance. Qlik Sense provides us a better view of what we are doing than our ERP shows us. It's also much faster than tools like Excel.
  • Qlik Scripting Engine provides methods of easily creating the views you need.
  • Qlik Sense provides powerful charts.
  • Qlik's associative engine makes it all very powerful to use.
  • Getting the hang of the scripting could take some time.
  • Set Analysis is very powerful but takes time getting used to.
Qlik Sense is powerful for tools where there are many data points available like supply chain or sales. We use it for all processes in the supply chain like incoming goods and outbound goods on an operational level and strategic level.
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We use Qlik Sense in the purchasing department to see trends and identify outliers. It's very quick to find out which suppliers or products that need to update costs. We have created interactive dashboards where it's simple to filter to your individual needs either by suppliers, product, currency, country or buying region.
  • 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.
I like to use Qlik Sense to view large amounts of data, it's much more useful than Excel that would choke on that amount of data. It's very fast and easy to set up some parameters, filters, and charts. You can quickly see where you want to focus and build dashboards that make your life much easier next time.
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Score 7 out of 10
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It's used in many departments and also in top management and Finance and HR departments. The biggest problem it solves is connecting many data sources as one data model for reporting use.
  • Data load + data model.
  • It's fast.
  • Making selections in all controls and visualizations of reports.
  • UI looks pretty old comparing to competitors.
  • As data model is generally pretty good - it's still stuck in that same model and creating/modifying a bit larger data models is hard (for else than developers).
  • Data model is closed for Qlik's use only. It should be open for other software as well.
It's fast. So it suites particularly well for pretty big data models and reports, where other products might get stuck.
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Score 7 out of 10
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Qlik sense is our heart of data in our company, we use it for report distribution, API access to external vendors and a single source of truth for numbers within the company.
  • Developer Friendly.
  • Single tool for ETL and visualization.
  • Responsive to any platform.
  • Not as user-friendly as other BI platforms.
  • Not as many visualization as others.
  • No real time streaming dashboards.
  • no out of the box report distribution/sharing available.
  • Not easy to scale.
Please see my Pro and Con section.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We use Qlik to identify cost savings processes within our product range to create value for our clients.
  • Ease of use.
  • UX elements.
  • Engine running the technology.
  • How versions are released. You are forced to upgrade dev desktop versions whenever there is an update release. This cripples our development effort as our server might not be in a planned upgrade yet..therefore there is a risk of QVF not working.
  • Team development of QVF. You can't source control the QVF to be worked on by others.
We used it to identify value propositions within our company product to pass the value to our clients. We create much value from this use case. We find business users typically are not willing to try the use. It could be a lack of understanding of the discipline of BI. May not be a shortfall of the product.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is used within several business units to bring together disparate data sources for comparison, exploration and visualisation to assist with better business decisions. The end to end ETL process is conducted within Qlik Sense, which greatly simplifies the workflow for our data analysts.
  • Brings together multiple datasets from diverse repository technologies
  • Intuitive and Powerful scripting language
  • Extremely powerful relational engine
  • Visualisation options are limited
Qlik Sense is perfect for data exploration by data analysts, particularly when you want to bring together several complementary sources. If you require to build complex visualisations, with annotations, you may be better suited in other products however.
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All employees throughout our organization use Qlik Sense as the primary tool to analyze and improve the performance of our online advertising products and to follow company KPIs. It has certainly changed the way we can react to things and made the company more data-driven.
  • Qlik's associative data engine (based on a proprietary in-memory database) makes the slicing and dicing of data very easy.
  • Self-service aspect: it's easy for the end-users to create their own variations of existing sheets to better suit their needs.
  • Easy to use: end-users learn how to use it in a short time.
  • Inflexible licensing model. For example, if you purchase per-user enterprise licenses for your users (which are expensive), you cannot decrease the amount of them later.
  • Doesn't work that well if data sets cannot fit into memory.
  • Query language (especially 'set analysis' functions) is quite complex and unlike most programming languages.
  • Some calculations are difficult to implement with Qlik.
  • Many third party visualization (available in "Branch") are of low quality.
Qlik Sense suits very well for use cases where the associative data model shines, i.e. finding reasons through quickly slicing and dicing through the data. It's also very easy to use from the end-user perspective and that's why many business users love it. For complex ad-hoc analysis and more flexibility, data scientists may want to use other tools to complement it.
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We use Qlik Sense across all four worldwide locations in our organization. Our objective was to deliver a self-service business analytics solution that would be robust, flexible in connecting with a wide range of source systems, responsive across desktops, tablets, and phones and easy to manage from any location. We are happy with the outcome and are looking to scale this to all major functions and to act as a single source of consumption of all data and analytics.
  • Qlik Sense is geared toward self-service of analytical requirements and encourages users to discover and share their analytics with relevant persons.
  • It's fast, has a neat, and unobtrusive interface and puts the focus on data.
  • It's responsive and adapts seamlessly to all devices.
  • Managing tasks and user access is easy and efficient using the management console.
  • I particularly like the hub interface where users see apps assigned to them. Each app can be customized with an icon and categorized into Streams.
  • Copying contents of a cell from a table or even a text object is impossible currently. Users would very much like to be able to use this basic functionality.
  • Customizing table headers with text formatting and colors would be useful.
  • More options in the background grid would be useful. For the moment each object occupies the same minimum size and there's no way to reduce one object without affecting the others
Great if there are multiple sources of data and an analytical solution is needed. Will not recommend as a replacement of ETL other than a basic level.
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I am using Qliksense across the whole organization. We used it to analyze our sales and order profile, operations metrics, and financial health monitoring. It gives us the agility to view our businesses from different perspectives within the click of a button. The information derived from the associated analysis enables us to formulate better strategies to serve our customers better.
  • Beautiful charts
  • Ease of use
  • Associative model
  • Ability to resize the text generated in the charts should be added.
  • Ability to create stories from different apps should be added. Sometimes I want to create stories that combine, for example, my sales apps and my operation apps.
It is less appropriate when I want to differentiate the accessibility of the slides in one app between different users. Now, I have to create a duplicate app to limit the view.
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June 14, 2019

Qlik Sense

Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is used by our organization at an enterprise level. We are driving digital literacy throughout the organization and want to automate most of the processes. For example, when it comes to creating reports, we used to use Excel and would spend lots of time on it and similar products every month. To overcome this, we are using tools like Qlik Sense to automate the process of creating reports. We are also using Qlik Sense features like in-memory capability, associative data modeling, and others to create new dashboards and reports.
  • Associative data modeling - Data modeling is easy and has a lot of transformation capabilities. It's not traditional data modeling which is very helpful in traversing data across all the tables in the data model.
  • In-memory engine - The data is already loaded in RAM, so it's fast.
  • Strong developer tools for creating extensions and mashups.
  • Fast analytics - Creating charts and dashboards is easy and fast.
  • Strong self-service capabilities.
  • Strong and active developer and administrator community. Lots of online help available.
  • Out-of-the-box visualizations are of limited functionality like changing fonts, colors, applying themes.
  • Sharing apps across developers is painful, everything needs to be controlled via QMC.
  • Cost of license is a bit higher.
  • AI capabilities - this has just been introduced, so it might improve in upcoming versions.
Qlik Sense is very easy and fast to implement. It can be used at different levels of companies, and deployments are simple and straightforward.
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Score 7 out of 10
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The intent is to use Qlik Sense across the whole organization. Currently, it has been launched within a few departments. We provide dashboards to make outcomes and processed data available to executives and managers in an effort to make one source of "truth". Historically, each department was responsible for pulling their own data and we would have multiple "answers" to the same question. In the future, we're hoping to provide drill-down levels with the data and to educate the user base to take advantage of it.
  • Qlik is more IT or programmer-friendly for data load scripts.
  • Qlik makes it easy to "lock down" data views, so that the occasional user doesn't get into trouble by applying filters, etc, that don't make sense.
  • We're a bit behind the curve when it comes to educating our end users on using the Qlik app, so we still need to use pdf views to distribute. Qlik doesn't have a lot of options for this venue.
  • Qlik requires more IT knowledge to get the data loaded appropriately than I would like.
  • I find the interface more difficult to use than the competitors.
Qlik Sense seems to be well-suited to launch an app for a broad audience that doesn't need to do much drilling/analysis. If the data needs to be manipulated on the front-end (aka behind the scenes), Qlik seems to have good developer options. It is well-suited for viewing dashboards online, versus producing pdfs.
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Score 10 out of 10
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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 multiple sources of data. Qlik handles different sources of data very well.
  • 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.
  • Qlik provides way to discover or undercover hidden connections.
  • 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.

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Score 8 out of 10
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Qlik Sense is mainly used in my department where we use it to analyse and report on complex datasets. For example, where data from multiple line of business systems needs to be stitched together to see the full story. As a specific example, we have used QS to generate the Groups Gender Pay Gap reporting requirements.
  • Visualize complex relationships
  • Provide intuitive UX
  • Allow dynamic querying of data
  • Certain chart types that QlikView users would be familiar with are not (yet) available in QS.
  • Changing the size of charts to any size.
  • Allowing charts to be displayed behind other charts.
QS is best suited to visual, dynamic analysis where time to report is a significant factor. Particularly useful for graphical or map-based reporting. If you need static, tabular or text-based reports (e.g. traditional finance reports) then less well suited unless you also purchase the printing extension which will deliver similar outputs.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik sense, at the moment, is only being used by our department, as we are busy creating new models from old existing QlikView models. Afterwards, it will be used by various departments in the organization to analyze and compare data.
  • A beautiful design of both the front-end and the back-end. Specifically, the back-end looks a lot neater now than compared with Qlik View.
  • Data visualization is made really easy by Qlik Sense.
  • Easy to understand and to start creating models with it.
  • Can be a little difficult to get used to where all of the features are located.
  • Qlik Sense is lacking a lot of features that'd make it a much better tool for data analytics.
If the colleague needs/wants to analyse or compare data in an efficient, easy, and very customizable way.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (88)
6.4
Customizable dashboards (119)
7.9
Report Formatting Templates (86)
7.3
Drill-down analysis (119)
8.6
Formatting capabilities (119)
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages (63)
6.1
Report sharing and collaboration (110)
6.8
Publish to Web (85)
8.1
Publish to PDF (94)
7.6
Report Versioning (67)
6.7
Report Delivery Scheduling (63)
5.3
Delivery to Remote Servers (30)
5.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (117)
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (110)
7.3
Predictive Analytics (70)
5.9
Multi-User Support (named login) (103)
7.7
Role-Based Security Model (100)
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (99)
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO) (65)
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access (92)
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application (58)
5.6
Dedicated Android Application (46)
4.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (80)
6.7
REST API (39)
7.7
Javascript API (33)
7.2
iFrames (33)
7.5
Java API (22)
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI) (33)
6.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (29)
6.7

About Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is a modern platform for self-service oriented analytics, helping drive discovery and data literacy for all user types. It supports a full range of analytics use cases - including self-service visualization and exploration, guided analytics apps and dashboards, custom and embedded analytics, mobile analytics, and reporting. The Qlik Sense platform is built on a governed, multi-cloud architecture that aims to provide trust, scale, and flexibility for organizations.

The platform features associative exploration and search; smart visualizations; self-service creation and data preparation; geographic and advanced analytics; collaboration; storytelling and reporting; fully interactive online and offline mobility; and new AI capabilities to generates insights, automate processes, and support natural language interaction. Qlik Sense includes open and standard APIs for customization and extension, powerful data integration, broad data connectivity and data as-a-service, centralized management and governance, and a new multi-cloud architecture for scalability across on-premises, private, and public cloud environments. The vendor says that Qlik’s unique Associative Engine empowers users to combine data and explore information without the limitations of query-based tools, and Qlik Sense brings this together with a cognitive engine for context-aware AI. Qlik Sense can be deployed on-premise, as a SaaS offering in the cloud, or as a combination of the two.

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
Has 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
Does not have 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)
Has 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
Has featureREST API
Has featureJavascript API
Has featureiFrames
Has featureJava API
Has featureThemeable User Interface (UI)
Has featureCustomizable Platform (Open Source)
Additional Features
Has featureIn memory data indexing Associative Engine
Has featureMachine Learning with the Qlik Cognitive Engine
Has featureAugmented Intelligence and insight suggestions with Insight Advisor
Has featureConversational Analytics with Qlik Insight Bot
Has featureOpen APIs, in addition to Qlik Analytics Platform
Has featureMulti Cloud Architecture with docker containers deployed and orchestrated within Kubernetes
Has featureData Catalog & Data Ops Management with Qlik Data Catalyst
Has featurePublic and syndicated data as a service with Qlik Data Market
Has featureQlik Associative Big Data Index delivers Qlik’s associative experience on top of Big Data
Has featureFlexible deployment options including Enterprise SaaS and combination of cloud and on-premise options
Has featureEnterprise reporting and distribution with Qlik NPrinting
Has featureAdvanced geopolitical calculation and geotagging with Qlik Geo Analytics
Has featureEmbedded analytic capabilities to build, extend and deploy custom solutions that are scalable and cloud-ready with Qlik Core

Qlik Sense Screenshots

Qlik Sense Videos (12)

Watch Try a Qlik Sense App

Watch Take a Qlik Sense Product Tour - Imagine an analytics tool so intuitive, anyone in your company could easily create personalized reports and dynamic dashboards to explore vast amounts of data.

Watch Qlik GeoAnalytics

Watch Qlik Associative Big Data Index

Qlik Sense Downloadables

Qlik Sense Integrations

DataRobot, Azure, Cloudera, SAP

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
On-premise EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Qlik Sense Perpetual$1,5001-50 users
SaaS EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Qlik Sense Subscription$8401-50 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 VersionPaid Version
Phone
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar
help.qlik.com
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.