Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense

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Qlik Sense


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7 out of 10
July 28, 2022
Qlik Sense Desktop is a Windows application that allows users to create visualizations, charts, interactive dashboards, and analytics apps …
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Qlik Sense at a Glance

8 out of 10
April 25, 2022
We use it for our data analytics to make better business decisions. Across the whole organization. It addresses all problems that can be …
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Qlik Sense makes sense

9 out of 10
March 31, 2022
Qlik Sense itself is quite easy to implement to support BI activities in the organization. We develop Qlik apps in a mixed-mode. Something …
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  • Drill-down analysis (307)
  • Customizable dashboards (298)
  • Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (293)
  • Formatting capabilities (300)

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Video Reviews

2 videos

How Qlik Sense Opened the Door for this Business Analytics Manager
User Review: Qlik Sense Houses Business Data In One Place For Easy Analytics Discovery
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Qlik Sense Business


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Per User/Per Month

Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS

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On Premise

Entry-level set up fee?

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


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

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $30 per month
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Product Demos

The Qlik Associative Difference - (explainer)
Working with insight advisor - Qlik Sense
What's new in NPrinting February 2019
2019 Gartner Bake-Off - Qlik Full Demonstration
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Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting


Ad-hoc Reporting


Report Output and Scheduling


Data Discovery and Visualization


Access Control and Security


Mobile Capabilities


Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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Product Details

What is Qlik Sense?

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

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

Qlik Sense Features

BI Platform Features

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

Supported Data Sources Features

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

BI Standard Reporting Features

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

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

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

Report Output and Scheduling Features

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

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

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

Access Control and Security Features

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

Mobile Capabilities Features

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features

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

Additional Features

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

Qlik Sense Screenshots

Screenshot of Qlik Sense Cash Flow DashboardScreenshot of Qlik Sense Global Smart SearchScreenshot of Qlik Sense Smart Data Compression - Get immediate insight on large dataScreenshot of Extend, mix and mash-up with our APIsScreenshot of Add "External data" with Qlik DataMarket - Data as a ServiceScreenshot of Visualization BundleScreenshot of Help Desk case analysisScreenshot of Concentration analysisScreenshot of KPI DashboardScreenshot of Geographical Accident Analysis

Qlik Sense Videos

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Qlik Sense Technical Details

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Qlik Sense starts at $30.

Microsoft Power BI and TIBCO Spotfire are common alternatives for Qlik Sense.

Reviewers rate Multi-User Support (named login) and Single Sign-On (SSO) highest, with a score of 8.5.

The most common users of Qlik Sense are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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September 19, 2022

Qlik Sense, a great product

Jeanine Willig | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Color
  • third party apps
  • linking data sets
  • relatively easy for a new user in a low-code environment to adopt
  • need to export images better
  • better Microsoft integrations
  • more options for intuitive app navigation
Silvia Guardini | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Create a sophisticated reporting system
  • Strong storytelling possibilities
  • Website customization
  • The main Qlik Sense problem is the in-memory approach. Data needs to be uploaded for any elaboration, while it would be better to have a live approach to calculating each KPI directly on the DB side
  • Data upload becomes difficult with huge amount of data
  • Qlik Sense language is custom therefore it needs to be learned to use it
May 05, 2022

Qlik Sense Review

Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • This tool are work fast and quick calculation
  • Easily we can do the data analytics for manage and un-manage data
  • This tool are much easy to use and perform the daily reporting work
  • User must be experienced to use this tool for different usages
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Visualizations and dashboards are exceptionally well.
  • Calculations are super fast.
  • Analytics of various purposes is particularly good.
  • The set of commands can be made simple.
  • As of now, it uses all sorts of brackets on the keyboard. Can be reduced to minimal types of brackets.
Issac Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Creation of visual dashboards
  • Working with large datasets for creation of dashboard
  • Easy Connection with data source
  • Additional features need to be purchased as addons. It should be provided as a standard package without additional cost.
  • Expensive compared to competitors.
Richard Stables | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Flexible data visualisations
  • Easy to manipulate to provide for alternative scenario modeling
  • Good for exporting query results eg to Excel for further analysis
  • I would like to see the authentication for access to the software improve (to be more flexible)
  • It would be good sometimes to get more context-sensitive hints and tips to do with data modeling
  • Better tuition on good practice use of the software for non DB specialists
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Easy to start
  • Easy to use
  • Fast and agile
  • Experts are needed to implement and use it in a right way.
  • Less benefits without trained users.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • The visualizations are clean and easy to comprehend.
  • It allows you to create different scenarios while you select the information.
  • It responds very fast to the new selections.
  • It can be accessed anywhere.
  • Maybe it lacks a way to group pages. For example, in Qlik View we have workbooks.
Angel Monjarás | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Available for all users and developers without installation.
  • Easy to set up and follow alerts.
  • Combine multiple sources of data.
  • Easily program automatic actions.
  • Include a "dark mode", especially for developers. Sometimes the white screen is too tiresome on the eyes.
  • A simpler way to connect to on-premise ODBC sources.
Score 4 out of 10
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  • Active and engaged community forum[.]
  • Drag and drop dashboard[.]
  • Process large data in real time[.]
  • Some errors while migrating from Qlik view[.]
  • Similar menus with confusing names[.]
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Some of the visualisations are very convincing. I have particularly enjoyed plotting on maps.
  • Very easy to export data with filters.
  • Easy for anyone to build a report from a variety of sources.
  • I have not been able to publish a report just for my team (publishes only to a wider audience). This has limited its usage in my current role due to sensitive data.
  • Some of the coding language can be very confusing, requiring un-intuitive approaches to solve conditional problems (it has been a while since I have coded).
  • I would appreciate the ability to roll back to previous versions more easily - having multiple backups can be a hassle.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • capable to handle huge data volume
  • Snapshot and data history can be maintained
  • Cloud based GUI and beautiful dashboards
  • More charts can be added ex. sunburst chart
  • Scope to improve GUI for end users
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Quick to Insights
  • Flexible in Disparate Data Sources
  • Easy of Development
  • Handling of Images. This became native to Qlik Software in August 21 release.
  • Exporting Images to Excel in Bulk.
  • Some features of QlikView are not compatible in QlikSense: Fast Change for charts, Cyclic fields.
Prasad Mundewadi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Easy to use: As compared to most of other BI tools we found Qlik to be the most easy to learn. Our users hi from basic user to building advanced apps in very short span.
  • Agile: with the current pace the business world is changing and moving we needed to be very agile. Qlik is very agile to work with.
  • Performance: being in memory tool Qlik sense performance is at par with our business expectations. The data loads are very fast using the native connectors as well
  • Report delivery: Printing is offered as a solution which is not user friendly and needs a lot of improvement.
  • Extensions: need a certified extension process so that we can trust them before bringing into our Qlik environment
  • Way to make a data model using 2 apps. Rather than creating a 3rd app, we should have a way to connect 2 apps
Score 2 out of 10
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  • Handling of Large Dataset
  • QV Load Script, once comfortable is a great tool to grab data from our data warehouse
  • Not a lot of room for customization as we were used to in QlikView
  • UI and default navigation can be very clunky and not user friendly
  • Although the backend is fantastic, the front end experience leaves a lot to be desired. As a developer you don't have a lot of options to customized your app unless you turn to Javascript, CSS and HTML. This is not a common stack you would find in most BI developers
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Combines data from disparate systems
  • Simple user interface
  • Good visibility to applied filters
  • Features are not the same on-prem and cloud
  • Frequent problems with on-prem CPU pegging to 100%
  • Expensive license structure
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