Qlik Sense Reviews

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Aran Nathanson | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 03, 2020

Qlik Sense - Small business analytics at the right price

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to implement for relatively simple analytics
  • Deep user base/knowledge base
  • Reasonably nice UI
  • Flexible
  • Data load is a bit byzantine - there should be a one-click data load process
  • Hard to "undo" or modify data load criteria once it's been set up
  • Up to down scrolling would be nice to have - it's pretty standard functionality
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Ian Chua | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 26, 2020

Qlik Sense Enterprise from a user's perspective

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Ease of publishing dashboards on an enterprise-level via streams.
  • Scripting language is powerful with lots of functions.
  • Qlik Sense can handle the whole data lifecycle, from ETL all the way to visualisations on dashboards.
  • Things are not as easily customisable as say, Power BI or Tableau. E.g. font size, font type, text location, etc. No overlay/floating visuals capability as well.
  • Complex front-end development makes the dashboards a bit sluggish and slow.
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Malini Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 16, 2020

Qlik business reporting

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Flexibility to play with data.
  • Management console.
  • Basic formatting issues: Color/font esp in graphs and Pivot.
  • Use of master measures in expressions.
  • Alternate state to have more options.
  • More options rather than having to solve everything using set analysis.
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Sameer Walgude | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 03, 2020

QlikSense can transform your business, your decision making, and make the best use of resources

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Dashboards
  • Data links and relations
  • Visualizations
  • Data filters
  • Handling huge data
  • Insights
  • AI Bot
  • Easy Customization like Power BI
  • Real-time data feeds
  • Speed
  • Geo analytics
  • More AI
  • Data inputs at front end
  • Data reloads
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Connie Ho | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 20, 2020

A power user with 2 years experience

Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Can access different data sources directly.
  • Easy to learn to build simple reports.
  • Continual support from Qlik Sense team.
  • Cannot change font size in the graphs, hard to read the graph titles especially when projecting to larger screens. Just the graph size becomes bigger not the titles at all!
  • It's not really that easy to build the data model behind, steep learning curve. The built-in data manager is no use for serious analysts.
  • Hard to visualise clearly on big screens, very faded and white on big screens.
  • Data security model is complex.
  • Cannot use version control software on Qlik Sense files, harder on collaborative work.
  • Set analysis is powerful and useful but complex.
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Jay Mistry | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 06, 2020

Qlik Sense for Quick Insights!

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Visualizations that interact with the user.
  • Associations help users understand the data and can provide answers.
  • Handling of large volumes of data with ease.
  • Restrict who can see what especially with functional data.
  • From a development point, be able to replicate variables more easily and be able to use the find/replace function.
  • More flexibility around waterfall charts and making them easier to build.
  • Ability to do cyclical groups (as in QlikView) so save canvass space.
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Eka Tjahjadi | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 31, 2020

Getting insight of your data using Qlik Sense

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Simplicity and easiness
  • Speed of analysis
  • Green-Gray-White feature
  • The desktop version is longer free. It makes it hard to recommend it to everyone.
  • Lacking interoperability. Only Qlik is able to access QVD Data. Should make a connector to another program.
  • Need a mobile version app with simple authentication (like current the desktop version) which can directly connect to get data in the cloud.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 19, 2020

Qlik Sense combines power and ease of use to enable data driven decisions

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Tracking
  • Developing insights and reporting.
  • Merging with Salesforce.
  • Automated reporting and customization.
  • Sometimes hard to save a standard query.
  • Must rebuild report parameters repeatedly.
  • Exportation of data to Excel a bit clunky.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 22, 2020

Great promise, too difficult/time consuming to use to deliver on it.

Score 5 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • End-user driven analysis
  • Multi-table data structures
  • Data Manager is almost completely non-performant with large data volumes or complex queries, wasting large amounts of analyst time waiting around for the necessary synchronize tables step, which can take *actual hours* and doesn't even actually load the data! We elected not to utilize Qlik as our embedded BI tool for this reason: I couldn't imagine putting my own users through what I deal with on a regular basis. I also have several apps which appear to have developed some sort of bug which prevents me from
  • Many common analytics questions are not really possible to perform in the front end and must be pre-calculated either in the load script or your data warehouse: rolling averages, period over period calculations, and several other common transformations are not really possible without (exceedingly complicated and unintuitive) "set analysis" scripts, and some are just best handled in
  • Adding multiple event streams from different tables to a single graph is essentially impossible; you must instead redesign your data model to allow for a single data field to refer to all the relevant events. There is no internal feature to help you do this.
  • Overall, Qlik is a system which serves end users reasonably well, and the data model combined with the selections feature *should* free up Analyst hours due to enabling end-user driven analytics, but that opportunity is lost due to how difficult it is to use and maintain apps in the back end.
  • I don't know if this is a "room for improvement" but Qlik's model is to internalize all data to disk on your Qlik server, which means if you are looking for a tool to make best use of a high-powered big data warehouse with excellent OLAP processing times, Qlik is not the tool for you.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 31, 2020

Driving Performance Intervention with Data Visualization

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Data Modeling. I really appreciate how Qlik Sense is a truly approachable professional tool. Loading and connecting data tables into an app can be as simple or complex as your project requires. This allows both novice and expert users to effectively develop data visualizations.
  • Wide Userbase. The fact that Qlik Sense has so many users around the globe means that there are a plethora of training materials available online from many sources. Qlik's training materials are helpful, but I also found valuable resources at Udemy.com and even on YouTube.
  • Consistent Visualizations. The process for creating nearly every type of visualization is very similar, meaning that it does not take long for a new user to learn the basic processes of the program and to become an efficient report/app developer.
  • Simplicity. Being a PowerBI user as well, I think Microsoft does a better job concerning the simplicity of layout and cloud integration of their product.
  • Modern Design. I also think PowerBI does a better job of making aesthetically attractive visualizations right out of the box. Some of Qlik Sense's visualizations are very practical, but lack of design without a lot of finicky adjustments.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 26, 2020

I like it

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 15, 2020

The analyst in each of us

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Qlik Sense has a low threshold for entry into development, which makes it possible to include the maximum number of units in it at the lowest cost.
  • In addition to the system, better training is required.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 01, 2020

From report creation to self service

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The power of grey: the possibility to filter on everything - even if it is not included in your current selection.
  • User friendly in creating graphs/tables: with limited explanation a user can create themselves simple dashboards.
  • Possibility to easily create data models linking different systems and tables.
  • Visuals: changing the basic/preset colour schemes is hard.
  • Not possible to select null values (blanks) without altering the Input.
  • In QAP it is not possible for a user to save often used filters.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 21, 2020

A stellar BI platform

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Data modeling with the associative engine.
  • Set analysis for fine controlled expressions.
  • ETL capabilities with the load script editor.
  • Visualization choices and customizations.
  • Simplification of set analysis syntax.
  • Develop concepts of data models.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 20, 2020

The original BI solution and still the best.

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Quick to learn & easy to use.
  • Automatically renders for the particular device, therefore works great on both desktop and mobile devices.
  • Has Qlik's powerful cognitive engine that helps highlight relationships it data.
  • It's consistent, from its underlying technology, code, standards, Qlik maintains a level of consistency unlike other vendors that frequently chop and change D&A products.
  • Storyboard is sometimes poor a rendering content, particularly 3rd party extensions.
  • Would be good to see the Qlik Value Added products & more extensions available in the Qlik Cloud.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 19, 2020

Great and powerful data tool that can only improve with full functioning AI

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to drill into data from annual into hourly.
  • Easily customizable.
  • Links well with multiple data sources.
  • Takes too long to get comfortable with navigating around and using.
  • It doesn't feed into presentations well or I haven't figured out how to do it the way I want.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 19, 2020

Qlik for a company still trying to get out of the stone age

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Looks nice
  • Easy to read
  • Nice UI
  • Great for display and presentation
  • Easy to get hard to find data
  • Hard to set up
  • Sharing/limiting access very difficult
  • Printing/exporting to PDF functionality does not work well
  • Editing is very hard
  • Updates were TERRIBLE and wrecked my account, needed help for 6 weeks to get it right again. George helped me and he was great.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 13, 2020

360 deg. Review by Mohan

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Qlik Insights: Which lets us to have a basic starting point on how we can start visualizing data.
  • QVD creation: Due to its RAM based data analysis structure with QVDs which helps us in fast data analysis.
  • Extensive Visualization bundle and numerous extensions help in exploring more and more insights in data.
  • Visualization such as charts and graph editing experience could be made a bit easy.
  • Data manager loads too long for just 2 tables.
  • Scripting editor could be more informative when getting issues in data loading.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (128)
6.6
Customizable dashboards (181)
7.7
Report Formatting Templates (127)
7.4
Drill-down analysis (181)
8.7
Formatting capabilities (180)
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages (92)
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration (170)
6.9
Publish to Web (128)
8.2
Publish to PDF (145)
7.1
Report Versioning (104)
6.7
Report Delivery Scheduling (101)
4.9
Delivery to Remote Servers (58)
6.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (176)
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (162)
7.5
Predictive Analytics (107)
6.2
Multi-User Support (named login) (155)
7.6
Role-Based Security Model (153)
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (154)
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO) (112)
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access (133)
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application (77)
5.9
Dedicated Android Application (64)
5.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (112)
6.8
REST API (61)
7.5
Javascript API (50)
7.3
iFrames (47)
7.4
Java API (36)
7.3
Themeable User Interface (UI) (50)
6.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (45)
6.7

About 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.

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

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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

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Phone
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar
help.qlik.com
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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.