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Our analysts use QlikView to review data in detail, prepare dashboards and reports for their analysis commentary/output, etc. Managers also use QlikView for quick high level review of data.
- Easy user interface.
- Self-service available for 'power' users.
- It is not very difficult to maintain or rollout updates.
- Some users do not like all features.
- Enhancement requests do not get adopted quickly.
- It would be nice to have additional functions available for some of our use cases.
It would be nice to have some additional features and capabilities available in QlikView, but we have been able to come up with some adequate workarounds to date.
- Graphic representation of numerical data.
- Creation from scratch of reports suitable for any occasion.
- Customer and implementation support.
- Poor performance, the application is RAM and CPU hungry 100% of the time.
Bad : Importing data from unstructured sources (flat files/streaming data).
- Fast to learn.
- Interacts with most Database or data sources.
- Pricing. Adding extra modules could lead to a much higher capital expense than originally budgeted.
- Integration in other reporting tools or internal intranet web portals is very hard to do. It requires much development work which translates to time/money.
- Robust In-Memory Technology: data can be stored in-memory and you can access the reports quickly.
- Compresses the data to one-tenth of the actual size.
- Powerful data searching technology.
- Customer support could be improved a bit.
- The learning curve is high compared to other BI tools.
- If you are well versed with other BI tools, doing complex calculations will be easy. Otherwise, you might need an expert to handle those.
- If you have a huge dataset and are looking for quick calculations.
Not well suited:
- If you are a small company, licensing is going to be challenging. Also, you will require the necessary infrastructure to handle this load of the tool.
- Slick and modern interface with quick design options.
- Allows for complex BI analysis on your current data sets.
- Highly customizable.
- The concept of Base Sheets can be more involved than a typical end-user or executive may want.
- Easier and more out of the box options would be better.
- Data Visualization
- Data Analysis
- Report building tool itself is very different than many other BI tools
- Setting up your layouts/data visualization display could be easier. Reminds me of trying to make adjustments in Visio
Tablet support is enabled for our executives and they can check their dashboards anytime and make decisions upon change of the data.
- Fast development
- Easy SDLC implementation
- Visualization performance
- Variety of charts
- Ability to answer needs
- Faster data refresh policy for static and changing records on the same page
- More Data Compression
- QlikView is easy to learn (2 days of training for intermediate skills and 4 days of training for advanced skills).
- Fast implementation cycle. Simple to use (especially for non technical business users).
- Multi language support.
- Easy to install, maintain and administer. Ability to comply with tight security needs.
- It will take not more than a day to produce a simple dashboard and a week for an advanced style dashboard.
- Aggregates the data relatively quickly
- Allows some simple forms of graphing the data to present
- Can drill down to specific items
- Is not user-friendly out of the gate. It takes some time to understand how to navigate through the data to get what you want.
- Is limited to the data the finance team feel the users want to see. Cannot control finite amounts of filtering.
- While it can and does filter data well the presentation of the data has a very late 90's early 2000's feel to it with no way to change.
- It is fairly user-friendly for creating new Apps.
- It has the ability to handle large volumes of data -- over 5000+ lines.
- The ability to extract the data into excel, pdf files, etc..
- It is not clear why, when you extract data into Excel, certain columns are shaded a dark grey -- and this changes each time. There appears to be no consistency or reason.
- QlikView has a simple, relational data model that's REALLY fast. Filtering and changing data is dead simple results are almost immediately available.
- The free version of Qlikview is almost completely featured, so you roll a pro-level product out to an entire department for really cheap.
- QlikView is really flexible--if you can imagine it, you can build it.
- Because it's such a clean slate, QlikView requires some UI design. You've got to think about how you want to display not only the data itself, but the filters and controls users need to explore the data.
- It can also be a pretty confusing to your users: if they filter in one place, they often forget that they've done so and don't understand why they're not seeing all their data elsewhere.
- The free version of Qlikview doesn't push data updates, so if users forget to refresh their data manually, they can be working from an old copy of the data. Paid versions solve this problem.
- Has great visual dashboards
- Can consolidate data sets from many sources
- Is user friendly and easy to learn
- Allows you to slice and dice data easily
- Depending on the quantity of data sources it can be slow to refresh
- If not managed well data integrity can be an issue
- Creating dashboards is not easy
- Manages a great amount of data and brings the best of it
- Analyzes data and develops new trends for the products we made
- Send a new set of data for the products in our business
- The software needs an IT team in the company that can handle the troubles with the code systems that I, as a user, can't deal with.
- The software needs a maintenance contract to be able to modify the configurations of the data in order to adapt to our needs.
- The software is a very useful tool but has to be more intuitive for the users to manage some functionality and be faster with our daily work.
- QV's #1 strength is the drag and drop visualization tools -- with just a bit of training, you can make some really nice looking charts
- QV's #2 strength is the simplicity of the filtering. Other SQL languages might call this "linking" or database structure ... which can be a pain.... but QV makes this easy. Further, once the data is inside QV, the ability to FILTER the data using check boxes is completely intuitive and simple.
- QV's #3 strength is its ability to work across platforms and integrate multiple data sources and multiple types of data. QuickBooks data is just one example of something that it can chew up with ease.
- Like a lot of software, QV starts with a blank page. If you are like me, you dive in without reading the instruction manual. Big mistake. There is a rigid stepwise process that you must follow to make it work....
- I've never used anything quite as powerful as QV, so I cannot compare this to many other packages. ... but with 30 minutes of training and an hour of practice, you can be pretty proficient.
- Discovery aspect of user visibility of data.
- Ease of publishing reports to web interface.
- High speed filtering of wide long data sets.
- QlikView has some issues with macros. Most of the support calls are issues with macros. Perhaps improve it.
- Doc Cal licensing encourages development of poorly formed reports that has lots of tabs and chart objects.
- Old windows style development IDE with poor debugging capabilities.
- Works great with a great amount of data. For example: detailed transactions for 1200+ stores for 2 years.
- Easy for end users - as simple as Excel but much more representative.
- The system can be implemented in short period of time (starting from 2 weeks).
- All the information is preloaded in the application. Sometimes it would [not] be easy to select a period of time (for example) at first.
- Lack of geo-based functionality.
- Missing data-mining functionality.
- Lack of prediction functionality.
- Easy access to any database, you need just a valid credential.
- Heavy interaction with Excel, this is a must for users and to solve basic issues.
- The system evolves according to the user's capacity.
- In the beginning you need to involve the user, the first impact is friendly but the immediate results are somewhat trivial.
- When you understand the potential of the system you need to QlikView experts for more complex processing.
- If you connect a complex database such as a company ERP solution (you can easy do it), you need to know the database structure to find data.
- I love how you can slice and dice data to get the answers you need about your skus and sales.
- QlikView gives me more detail than Google Analytics about how my categories are performing.
- Our BI team is able to use QlikView to answer almost any question I have about what's happening on our website. They can set up bookmarks of commonly used searches that I need to make it quicker for me to find the data I need.
- QlikView is not intuitive for the average user. You definitely need a BI team to set it up and help you use it, as a marketer.
- Our instance of QlikView does not provide cost data. I'm given the information I need but I have to do some math in order to come up with the cost we're selling a product for. This may be because our BI team hasn't set it up that way.
- You have to remember to use QlikViews navigation functions and not your browsers. And when I click from one tab to another, I lose my settings and have to start over.
- I'm a casual user of QlikView and maybe if I were an actual BI team member, I would have the knowledge to get around these obstacles.
- Qlikview allows rapid in-memory assembly of data (qvd's) from various sources such a database, flat files etc to produce nifty, integrated reports, it appeals a lot to the business users who get a fairly quick answer to their questions.
- Very easy to use and user friendly from a business user perspective as data can be shown in charts and diagrams which is helpful for high level executives.
- Easy to install and setup from an administrator's point of view.
- It requires lot of memory in servers for it to perform efficiently since it pre-loads data.
- From a developer's perspective it's very complex to set up the loads and scripts in the qvd's and subsequently to the qvw.
- The support for Qlikview is not topnotch.
- Very hard to monitor all the loads from an admin point of view as if one load fails the qvw dashboard doesn't get the data in.
- Fast applying changes to the filters
- Easy to deploy and needs minimal operation time
- It connects to all data sources we needed
- The online community is very helpful and it has a lot of data already
- The Select Tables form needs major renovations
- Still has stability issues where it crashes frequently
QlikView Scorecard Summary
Feature Scorecard Summary
What is QlikView?
The vendor describes QlikView, Qlik’s classic analytics solution, as a revolution in how organizations use data, with intuitive visual discovery that put business intelligence in the hands of more people than ever. Qlik Sense, the vendor's next-generation analytics platform, supports the full range of modern analytics use cases at enterprise scale by combining the Associative Engine with Cognitive Engine driving augmented intelligence, plus a scalable, governed cloud architecture.
As businesses modernize operational processes including BI, Qlik Sense is provided by the vendor as the way forward. Through the Qlik Analytics Modernization Program, QlikView users can adopt Qlik Sense at their own pace for a small uplift on their annual maintenance rate -- which they state will expand an enterprise's analytic possibilities while reducing the total cost of ownership for BI.
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- Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
- Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
- Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
- Entry-level set up fee?Optional
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QlikView Technical Details
|Deployment Types:||On-premise, SaaS|
|Operating Systems:||Windows, Linux, Mac|
|Mobile Application:||Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web|
|Supported Countries:||Americas, EMEA, APAC|