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Qlik Sense


What is Qlik Sense?

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

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Qlik Sense, a widely used data visualization and management tool, has proven to be invaluable for organizations in various industries. …
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Qlik Sense makes sense

9 out of 10
November 25, 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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10/10 recommend!

8 out of 10
November 19, 2022
We deal with a lot of data to manage student experiences and numbers which can be overwhelming to manage especially for new hires, Qlik …
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Popular Features

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  • Customizable dashboards (310)
  • Drill-down analysis (319)
  • Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (304)
  • Formatting capabilities (312)

Video Reviews

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Qlik Review: How Qlik Sense Opened the Door for this Business Analytics Manager
Qlik Review: Qlik Sense Houses Business Data In One Place For Easy Analytics Discovery
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per month per user (10 user minimum)



per month unlimited basic users & purchased full users

Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows

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Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $20 per month per user (10 user minimum)
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Product Demos

Qlik Sense ESRI Extension Demo


Tableau VS Qlik Sense VS Power BI : (EP 1) - Performance: loading ~40 million records


Integrate Maps in Qlik Sense: GeoQlik for Qlik Sense demo (English language)


QLIK Sense OEM - Concept behind the demo platform


Demo Tableros de Control con QlikSense


Crea una Aplicación con Qlik Sense desde Excel

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BI Standard Reporting

Standard reporting means pre-built or canned reports available to users without having to create them.

Avg 8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-Hoc Reports are reports built by the user to meet highly specific requirements.

Avg 8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

Avg 8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Discovery and Visualization is the analysis of multiple data sources in a search for patterns and outliers and the ability to represent the data visually.

Avg 8.0

Access Control and Security

Access control means being able to determine who has access to which data.

Avg 8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Avg 7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

APIs are a set of routines, protocols, and tools for used for embedding one application in another

Avg 7.9
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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, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac, Kubernetes
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAmericas, EMEA, LATAM, APAC
Supported LanguagesThe Qlik Management Console is English only.    The Qlik Sense client supports the following languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, simplified Chinese, Polish, Turkish, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.   The language Qlik Sense uses depends on the language preferences of your browser. The default reading order in a Qlik Sense app is left to right. You can change the reading order to right-to-left in your app preferences if your data or labels are in a right-to-left language such as Arabic or Hebrew.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 $20.

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

Reviewers rate Multi-User Support (named login) highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of Qlik Sense are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings


Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Qlik Sense, a widely used data visualization and management tool, has proven to be invaluable for organizations in various industries. Users have praised its ability to provide consistent and visually appealing information, ensuring that everyone within the organization is on the same page when it comes to business performance. By reducing the manual workload of repetitive reporting tasks, Qlik Sense allows users to transition to more strategic business intelligence practices. This makes it a go-to BI tool for different departments and functions across the organization.

One of the standout features of Qlik Sense is its efficiency in processing large volumes of data and its flexibility in combining data from multiple sources. This enables users to create simple yet powerful dashboards that track impact and outcomes, financial performance, and cost modeling data analysis. Not only does Qlik Sense address reporting needs, but it also provides valuable insights that can inform decision-making processes. It has become an indispensable enterprise reporting tool, supporting management reporting and facilitating data exploration.

From inventory tracking and forecast analysis to providing executives with a quick overview of the company's health, Qlik Sense proves its versatility across various use cases. Its self-service business intelligence capabilities allow users to create personalized dashboards and analyze complex datasets without relying on technical expertise. By improving decision-making processes and saving time for users, Qlik Sense has established itself as a trusted companion in the realm of data visualization and analysis.

Users have made several recommendations based on their experiences with Qlik Sense. The three most common recommendations are as follows:

  1. Conduct thorough research before selecting Qlik Sense: Many users suggest exploring other tools in the market and comparing them with Qlik Sense. They recommend conducting research to ensure that Qlik Sense aligns with specific business requirements and needs.

  2. Take advantage of available resources and demos: Users recommend taking advantage of the free trial and demo apps provided by Qlik. They suggest testing the ease of use and functionality of Qlik Sense before making a decision. Additionally, users recommend exploring resources such as Qlik Branch or GitHub for extensions and add-ons to enhance the capabilities of Qlik Sense.

  3. Understand business processes and define requirements: It is recommended to have a clear understanding of the business processes and requirements before selecting any BI software, including Qlik Sense. Users emphasize the importance of defining evaluation criteria and having a list of requirements handy during the evaluation process.

Overall, users believe that Qlik Sense offers a robust BI platform with extensive capabilities, particularly suitable for large business setups in industries such as retail and manufacturing. Users appreciate its interactive visualization options, excellent data integration, adaptability to multiple devices, and ability to analyze data from various sources quickly. They also suggest investing in training and ensuring thorough knowledge of all features before attempting complex tasks.

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Murilo Fernandes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Extract
  • Transform
  • Load
  • Manage large database
  • Absence of Desktop Tool, in the past we had the Qlik Sense desktop to train people to make dashboards
  • Free Extension to extract data to files like xlsx, txt, csv
  • Best management of logs repository, in sometimes a lot of space in the disk is ocuppied by these files, it would be deleted after a determined time.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Model Building and Refinement (Data Management)
  • Exploratory Analysis
  • Data Science & Machine Learning (Predictive Analysis)
  • Near Real Time Data Integration
  • Alerting Actions (Collaboration)
  • Not all 3rd Party tool Integration for AI Model Refinement
  • Live Data Streaming
  • Anomaly Detection in Data Streaming
November 19, 2022

10/10 recommend!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Bright and engaging visuals
  • Easy to use interface
  • Fast software
  • Sometimes there is too much information on one page which can be a bit difficult to comprehend but makes for easy analysis once done
Gustavo Figueroa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The intelligent technology of Qlik Sense educates us to be much more accurate in each of the processes that we build, that is to say that this program is an accomplice to manipulate our data.
  • One of the greatest virtues that this program offers us is that it considerably increases the speed with which we can act and the efficiency of our operations.
  • It is very important that each one of the new users of this program have prior knowledge or some type of course with programs similar to this one in order to get the most out of it, since otherwise it would be complicated to manipulate the program.
  • This program can offer much more and cover other stations, it has the potential to include many more resources that strengthen the skills of its users, unfortunately the updates do not change much.
Lucy Daniell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Qlik allows us to create a centralized reporting platform with governed security rules that allows visibility into data easily.
  • Unifies all our data sources regardless of our data sources, or traditional databases.
  • I like the intuitive, quick learning curve for analytic and business users.
  • Great associate data model.
  • The only challenge is navigation through Qlik mobile app which is clunky at times and not very smooth. Especially for non-IT.
  • It's also too expensive to scale to hundred - thousands users, it would be fine to have lower license cost.
Victor Ramirez Benitez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Flexibility in data recording, from the app, as well as in handling them. Allowing you to view reports quickly and effectively.
  • Easy to generate dynamic graphics according to our needs.
  • It is very easy to use, intuitive, so it does not generate costs in the learning process compared to the tool with collaborators
  • Data analysis in data groups is of great help that allows us to visualize impressive results, however, these tools that are so useful and tremendous to us are not easy to use.
  • Windows are not very friendly or intuitive.
  • The support or customer service leaves a lot to be desired.
November 05, 2022

One Qlik is all it takes

Anjum Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Self-Service Visualization and Discovery
  • Fullstack BI from ETL to Visualization, its built-in ETL engine can transform disparate data sets into a common data structure
  • Uses HTML5 based responsive design which visualization automatically adapt to the screen size and orientation of the users device
  • Actively engaged community and resources to help you learn this software in the best possible manner
  • Scalability is RAM limited, all data is associative and in-memory so server's RAM is directly proportional to performance
  • Limitation on advanced analytics capabilities in the form of R integration to perform complex statistical and analytical calculations
  • Can have more intuitive interface
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Data Visualization and Reporting capabilities
  • Visual Analytics
  • Dashboarding
  • Collaboration features of Qlik Sense
  • Better API Integration and Support for more Datasources
  • Data Transformation and In built ETL capabilities
  • Support to access from multiple types of OS/Machines/platforms
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • it is very easy to use once set up correctly
  • really nice-looking graphs
  • easy to understand the analytics
  • The beginning was tough as our administrators had to go back and forth a few times to get it right
  • It doesn't update in real time
  • pricing
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Data Analysis
  • Customization of Reports
  • Endless Dashboards
  • One user can modify reports that affect others
  • Easier way to multiselect items within a field
  • Sometimes bookmarked reports don't populate same selection criteria
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Silvia Guardini | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
Issac Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
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