Reviews (1-25 of 73)
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- QlikView allows you make data-backed visualization very easily. The format of these visualizations is completely up to you and your team.
- QlikView can show your data in many type of graphs as well as show the actual numbers associated with graphical points.
- We use QlikView to access data on Microsoft SQL Server, but other data sources are supported. Check out the QlikView documentation to determine if they can use data in formats that you need to perform analysis on.
- We found that QlikView can be a bit slow in supporting some forms of encryption. It is web-based and we needed to upgrade all of our server to not support the older SSL and TLS 1 protocols, only support TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3. However, QlikView could not run with TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3. We had to wait over six months to get a version that would handle the newer TLS versions.
- There are so many options with QlikView that you can get lost when developing a visualization. There are still items I have not yet figured out, such as labeling a graph with the name of a selected detail item.
- QlikView works by pulling the data it is going to use for visualization into its database. I am a security reviewer and I need to make certain that PII and PHI is not pulled by QlikView for a visualization, otherwise this could become a reportable indecent.
- 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.
- 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.
- Performance aspects are the major reason behind picking QlikView. We have tried working with Tableau but find QlikView comparatively is faster. QlikView can effortlessly combine all sizes of data sets.
- Gauge charts and 3D graphs were not available on other platforms when we started evaluating QlikView. In QlikView, gauge charts are available for you to use in an ease of use system. QlikView also has 3D graph forms to showcase data.
- BI Reporting is a strong feature of QlikView. Strong visualizations with BI reporting are one reason why we picked the solution as they help us deliver requirements faster.
- In QlikView, building a map visualization takes a long time since it needs scripting and external extension for this.
- The interface of Qlikview has too many items and tools on its menu which are rarely used but provide a wide range of ways in which the data can be showcased.
- The areas where graphical changes need to be, you will have to write the logic for it. No Drag and Drop implementations.
It wouldn't be a good option if you need multiple variations of graphical charts required for dashboard creation, or if you need ease of use with geographical data representation.
- One of its most useful features is real-time collaboration and version tracking.
- QlikView has some of the best data visualizations available and is useful in finding any hidden data relationships or patterns.
- From some of the feedback we received from users in my previous job, it seemed as if the learning curve for non technical people was quite steep.
- The pricing model for this product can be a little prohibitive for smaller organizations.
- It surfaces both associated information one needs and also those not needed thus providing a complete view for analysis e.g. total credit exposure, cross/up sell, market basket analysis, etc.
- Good in helping one understand what one doesn't know in terms of knowledge surfaced from data discovery e.g. money laundering patterns, purchasing behaviours, etc.
- A strong QlikView developer can 'cut and slice' data very quickly to produce any combination of data to produce required output e.g. set analysis.
- QlikView by itself or with Qlik NPrinting can produce nicely formatted reports.
- Fast and agile in analysis.
- Has QlikView Reports (but not integrated to Qlik NPrinting)
- Improve on how data model can be built more visually appealing and friendlier.
- Ability to create master items like in its sister software Qlik Sense.
- More and ready collections of sexy visual objects.
- Cognitive intelligence to recommend charts.
- More certified extensions.
- QlikView Reports can be integrated to work with Qlik NPrinting.
- 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.
QlikView Scorecard Summary
Feature Scorecard Summary
QlikView is Qlik’s classic analytics solution for rapidly developing highly-interactive guided analytics applications and dashboards, delivering insight to solve business challenges. The modern analytics era truly began with the launch of QlikView and the game changing Associative Engine it is built on. Revolutionizing the way organizations use data with intuitive visual discovery and boasting a customer base of 36,000, QlikView put Business Intelligence (BI) into the hands of more people than ever before.
QlikView is a BI data discovery product for creating guided analytics applications and dashboards tailor-made for business challenges. The software enables user to uncover data insights and relationships across various sources with QlikView’s Associative Data Indexing Engine. This tool exposes data that is not found with query-based tools. QlikView also offers guided exploration, discovery and collaborative analytics for sharing insights. Additionally, the program allows users to build and deploy analytic apps without requiring professional development skills, helping drive faster response to changing business requirements, shorter time to value, and more insight across an organization.
- 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
|QlikView Desktop||Free||Personal Edition|
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.
QlikView Support Options
|Free Version||Paid Version|
|Video Tutorials / Webinar|
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|