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What is QlikView?

QlikView® is Qlik®’s original BI offering designed primarily for shared business intelligence reports and data visualizations. It offers guided exploration and discovery, collaborative analytics for sharing insight, and agile development and deployment.
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7 out of 10
November 18, 2021
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  • Customizable dashboards (62)
  • Drill-down analysis (62)
  • Report sharing and collaboration (59)
  • Formatting capabilities (63)

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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BI Standard Reporting

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

8.5Avg 8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

8.1Avg 8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

8Avg 8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

7.6Avg 8.1

Access Control and Security

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

8.1Avg 8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

7.4Avg 7.9
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Product Details

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.

QlikView 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

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
  • Supported: Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
  • Supported: Support for Machine Learning models
  • Supported: Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages

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)

Mobile Capabilities Features

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

QlikView Screenshots

Screenshot of QlikView Sales DashboardScreenshot of QlikView on all devicesScreenshot of QlikView using mobile touch screen

QlikView Videos

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QlikView Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAmericas, EMEA, APAC

Frequently Asked Questions

QlikView® is Qlik®’s original BI offering designed primarily for shared business intelligence reports and data visualizations. It offers guided exploration and discovery, collaborative analytics for sharing insight, and agile development and deployment.

Tableau Server and Domo are common alternatives for QlikView.

Reviewers rate Pixel Perfect reports and Customizable dashboards highest, with a score of 8.8.

The most common users of QlikView are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it in our organization in order to have a trend analysis to improve product decisions. QlikView helps our sales team analyze customer interests and dislikes. In this way, we can perfectly understand the profile of each of our clients.
  • Good UI/UX.
  • Reports and analytics.
  • Data visualization.
  • Data export.
  • Local Qlik data generation becomes redundant work.
  • It usually takes an inordinate amount of time to search for export options.
QlikView excels in interface and platform connectivity. We use QlikView with Qlik NPrinting and the results are really good. QlikView has a much higher ETL rate and a higher overall refresh rate.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Qlik is used to design interactive analytics and dashboard. We are dealing with different sources of data and need to grasp useful and valuable insights from it. Dashboards are then used by decision makers or to present current status to C-level stakeholders.
  • Easy set up.
  • User friendly design dashboard.
  • Reporting features.
  • QlikView lacks the more recent drag-and-drop technology, and that makes it slower to work with.
  • Real-time data analysis is sometimes difficult with QlikView.
  • More computationally expensive to use as it requires a larger memory space.
QlikView has an analytical and dynamic Business Intelligence ecosystem.
It allows for complex data analysis, interpretation, and sharing.
QlikView allows self-discovery with lower maintenance and better data security.
It uses in-memory technology which makes comprehension and visualization of data quicker.
Seems that the extended support has expired in 2020.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QlikView is used widespread, but not every group in the firm uses it currently. But usage is growing constantly, and we have many new use cases on the to-do list, so I anticipate expanded usage to continue.

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.
QlikView is a great tool for our needs because it can quickly be configured to meet our user requirements, which are always changing and expanding.

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.
I have not had to work with QlikView support directly to date, so I am putting this rating in the middle.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it across every department for the most real-time view in dashboard reporting. Whether it's sales, production scheduling, IT system status or performance, etc. We also use it for viewing historical order and sales data. It has been critical for gaining insights into the performance of our organization.
  • Data visualizations
  • Data warehousing
  • Integrating with 3P software
  • Steep learning curve.
  • Some dashboard features feel slow.
  • Robust features can feel overwhelming for new users.
I believe it's imperative for any growing organization to have a dynamic business intelligence tool and Qlik is among the top 5 options in my opinion. The robust features and integration capabilities make it a great option for all types of organizations, but when deciding between Qlik and other options, it really comes down to preference and compatibility with existing systems since it is very similar to competitor options like PowerBI.
My experience with the Qlik support team has been somewhat limited, but every interaction I have had with them has been very professional and I received a response quickly. Typically if there is a technical issue, our IT team will follow up. My inquiries are specific to product functionality, and Qlik has been very helpful in clarifying any questions I might have.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our whole organization uses it for different purposes. We measure our staff performance as well as our clients' performance. We also use it to provide reports to our external stakeholders.
  • Allows you to find new relations within the different data-points.
  • Allows you to answer questions in a more intuitive way.
  • It contains a lot of different visualizations.
  • Easy to configure and program data import.
  • Export process to PDF or PowerPoint could work better for bigger documents.
QlikView is very good to present information using different visualizations. It allows you to find new connections or relations in the data.
Integration to other tools like Office could be better.
The documentation presented by QlikView is very clear and exact. This makes the process of implementation more easy. If any questions arise while creating the reports it is very easy to access the QlikView documents through the internet. QlikView also has a Qlik Community, full of different questions and answers. This helps a lot to resolve issues even without contacting the support team.
April 27, 2021

Banking with QlikView

Lim Kuok Hau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QlikView is being used across departments and across entities within the whole organization.

It helps represent and simplify by using their tables and charts from hard defining numbers.
  • Visually stunning.
  • Simplified presentation.
  • Tells a story with just a glance.
  • Too much programming to write for beginners.
  • Many functionalities such as bookmarking vs comparison.
  • Doesn't support big data.
QlikView is visually stunning for senior management to tell a story with one glance. However, product seller needs to be honest with QlikView when performance is an issue with big data. Hence, a rating of only 6 is what I can give.
Not all of our queries can be answered or solved.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QlikView is being used by our organization to monitor and analyze data for our business processes and allows us to create different tables and views that are worth analyzing. It helps us to manage the manage the business decisions that we make. It is not used by all of our team, only some of it.
  • Charts.
  • Tables.
  • Data analysis.
  • Customer support.
  • Implementation.
For a larger company, this would definitely be a useful tool, but for many smaller companies there may be better tools out there for the money. I feel as if our organization is not getting our money's worth from this platform.
Support team response time could be improved and they could be more helpful.
April 27, 2021

QlikView user review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have many users working with the QlikView app, and export our ERP data to the software to apply filters and research product sales and orders across our global footprint. It can be very challenging to export past data and current trends from most ERP software, and the QV application makes it easy and fruitful in searching for trends and justification data.
  • Trend identification
  • New product tracking
  • Data export
  • Alignment across many divisions
  • Data input clarity
Sales data validations have helped manage our justifications in the past, especially with regard to new product development and new business introduction. It has also been helpful in identifying trends with business impact and direction specific to quarter and monthly sales from ERP data as well as decisions to purchase equipment of staffing based on run rates and product demand.

One thing that can get out of hand is data output - if you aren't careful in your query, you may be overloaded with data dumps and drown in the amount of info you have to filter through. This is a user caution, not a comment on the software itself.
I was not included in the discussions with the team when integrating QlikView into the company, years ago. We has a rollout team internal that handled all the coordination installation, but we continue to have our list of internal power users we are able to connect with when issues happen or questions/new features are needed.
Dhanraj Birajdar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use this tool across organization. This is the one place where we get latest updated reports in formats we want. This is excellent analytical tool. It can contain very large data sets. Very easy tool, you can customize data as per your need.
  • Excellent visual panels.
  • Store large data gathering in appropriate manner.
  • Helpful for management to make decisions.
  • Due to large data gathering dashboard take time to get loaded.
  • Slow running time.
  • Need to get more digitalized by using modern appearance and object.
I recommend this tool for large and mid organizations where data is key in decision making. This tools helps to understand performances and also shows gray areas where improvements are needed. It can prepare reports in whichever format you want, you can add filters, charts, graphs for data. You can segregate your organization data and keep at one place in more organized way by using this tool.
Gabriel Krahn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We implemented QlikView for a customer who needed better BI views of marketing, financial and selling data.
  • Graphic representation of numerical data.
  • Creation from scratch of reports suitable for any occasion.
  • Customer and implementation support.
  • Expensive.
  • Poor performance, the application is RAM and CPU hungry 100% of the time.
QlikView is a good option when higher management levels from a company need self-explanatory data reports, without the need to access databases/SAP bases, run queries and pick the wanted information. You can create reports directly to PDF and PPT formats, or send them directly by e-mail (although this interface is very very clumsy).
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QlikView is currently being used by most of the key users within our organization by those who needs to access highly-interactive analytics applications and dashboards in a really simple way. It's filters allow for a very intuitive use of the software, allowing the users different points of view of the same data.
  • Filters on reports are really easy to use.
  • It's easy to create new reports.
  • The cost could be a little high for some companies.
  • The UI is not as simple to manage.
Qlikview's licenses are not cheap, but you get a good value for the price you are paying. In case you have a lot of users accessing the reports and dashboards, it could become a little pricey for the company, but in case you don't have too many users, you'll be OK.
February 17, 2020

QlikView: Decent BI tool

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QlikView is widely used in a range of reports such as marketing, sales and KPI tracking internally and presentation reports externally. The tool has high-quality graphing options that allow us to provide results to C suite level senior leader team on a daily basis and also generate graphs for analytics.
  • Interactive.
  • Easy to use.
  • Costly.
  • Weak integration.
QlikView is well suited for business analysts who need to provide daily reports but do not have decent knowledge of the current free data science tools such as Python and R, which have much higher learning curve to master. In this case, QlikView provides a comparably easy-to-use alternative.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am currently looking into QlikView as an alternative to Tableau system that we are using at the moment. Same as Tableau, it is used for the data visualization purpose. That being said, ease of use and security are the two main concerns for us in deciding which tool to use.
  • Owning a data warehouse.
  • Addition of scripting feature.
  • Too many features.
  • Cost a bit too high.
If you need to perform further calculation and analysis during the time that you are using the tool, QlikView is a good option; however, if you need a tool to create your presentation via a storytelling format, QlikView is definitely not the best option. Tools such as tables are better.
Nestor Ramirez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Qlik was trialed within our data intelligence group. We examined it against a known dataset with various other toolsets.
  • Pattern visualization.
  • Data transformation.
  • Ease of use.
  • Pricing model.
Good : Creating dashboards for a sanitized dataset. Bad : Importing data from unstructured sources (flat files/streaming data).
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's used by our BI department to make a determination of data analytics to improve processes in which we can achieve faster wait times. Understanding the time/date/nature of visits. A very holistic approach to make educated decisions.
  • 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.
If cost is of the essence then this product can do what you are probably looking for. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles straight out of the box, it does require some development if you don't want the canned reports. It does have some hardware limitations and from the last usage of it, it couldn't support newer hardware memory inclusions.
October 24, 2019

Check out QilkView

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used to make daily operational reports, which measures the progress to achieve the goals. It is also used to report results at C-level. It is used to generate low-performance alerts and to generate evaluations ranking employees. Lastly, it is used to generate reports for data analysis and statistical studies.
  • Easy to use
  • It makes easy to share information
  • It is easy to make reports
  • Better tools for statistical analysis
It was very easy to implement QlikView at my organization. and was very easy to learn how to use it and start doing reports with it. You can make reports very quickly. In all these years, it has never crashed and we haven't lost information. It is a very stable software and you can update your information in real-time for dashboards.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use this with a few of our projects on the analytics team. We use it for KPI reporting, sales reporting, and marketing reporting.
  • 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.
Well Suited:
  • 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.
September 13, 2019

Enterprise BI Reporting

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is being included as part of our reporting application. This extends to the whole organization.
  • 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.
QlikView is well suited for scalable, enterprise BI reporting while allowing you full control when it comes to creating your graphs, using custom formulas and colors. Specific scenarios include reporting against multiple tables of information while allowing you to quickly and easily sort through the data and change dashboards on the fly. Performance is top notch when using Qlik.
June 30, 2019

QlikView Review

Jason Xiao | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used as an alternative data visualization solution in our department and there was an exploration of applying it on different projects.
  • Free desktop version
  • Faster
  • More selection of charts
  • Confusing user interface
  • Small community
  • Time intensive formatting
Qlikview is good for small and medium businesses which have a low budget and don’t require large server space for a company-wide reporting solution.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QlikView is currently being used by the Finance and Accounting departments. We use it to run analytics, create dashboards, run KPIs, pull data for sales tax filings, and for month-end close reconciliations
  • 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 is another tool similar to Tableau. It is great for connecting to ERP systems, maintaining databases, and creating various reports for analytics. A huge benefit is its ability to refresh data automatically for front end users that are not as hands-on with the data and just need to quickly extract data at any given time.
Joshua Pekar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QlikView is being used as our Enterprise Analytics Solution to create dashboards containing HR, Payroll, Finance, Training, and other data. It has helped to reduce ad hoc reports and increase communication and awareness. It has been utilized for general info and to help target specific problems.
  • Data Visualization
  • Dashboards
  • 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
As an organization we have been able to deploy many dashboards and have a civilian developer model, where many individuals can contribute to building dashboards with some oversite of a centralized BI team.
April 12, 2019

Qlikview review

Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using QlikView to visualize our data quality management dashboards with either business users, their management or executives of our company. Using with QlikView documents (QVD) and QlikView views (QVW) helps us to distribute data with a variety of user interfaces.

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.
Tim Dorscher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used by finance and all of the various product line management teams to help determine the financial information not only of the company as a whole but down to specific items in our global portfolio. We can track high and low performing products over specific periods of time.
  • 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.
We use it to connect to our database and drive our financial information. However, and this may be our data structure more than QlikView, it is very difficult for us to drill down to finite levels to see why something was over or underperforming. I have also stopped using it in favor of PowerBI strictly for the visuals as it is not well suited for presentations of the data.
Yemsi Pino | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our business is about obtaining and managing data for our geographical systems, and using this data to create new trends and new products for our business. We have two main departments: the geographical department, where I work, and the IT department, where the whole core of our systems stands. The whole organization uses the software because we have all the systems integrated (products, prices and IT) so the whole company speaks the same language. As a business, we get the data of people, transportation, store preferences, products preferences and business management in order to deliver products for a variety of things: stores, delivery products, public offices or transportation offers.
  • 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.
It is very easy for customization if you have a person in your company to do the job, so a scenario where QlikView is well suited is designing every set of data needs for the final product. A scenario where it is less appropriate is when you need user customization. There is room for improvement in this area.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QlikView is being used by the business analysts to create custom reports which allow them to analyze our data.
  • Easy to use by users without a big technical knowledge.
  • Easy to integrate different data sources.
  • Fancy reports.
  • It is really slow, the performance should be improved.
  • The ability to test reports can be improved, it takes a lot of time just for testing.
The scenarios where QlickView is well suited are:
  • When you don't have technical people to create reports.
  • When you want business analysts to be able to generate their own reports.
  • When the organization is starting to embrace tools to generate reports using different data sources.

The scenarios where QlickView is less appropriate are:
  • When you have a team with a technical background that can use other tools to create custom reports faster.
  • When you have another BI tool.
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