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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/uu/7Q/P6U11J321R8S.JPEGQlikView Review: Quick GlanceWe are a service based organization and we implement solutions for our clients. I am a part of the Analytics department and we implement QlikView based dashboard/ solutions to address clients' business problems. Typically, I have worked with Insurance and Healthcare(Pharmaceutical) clients which are market leaders in various geographies like US, India, etc.,in memory application AQL i.e auto association QVD conditional hide n show feature,Implementing maps other than that of US Real time data handling is not possible device compatibility isn't there,9,Tableau Desktop,8,7,Qlik Sense, Microsoft SQL Server, Teradata DatabaseGreat for Desktop-based Analysts who want to EXCEL beyond MS ExcelI use Qlikview to analyze sales data, customer satisfaction (survey) data, and to build dashboards to display and analyze to senior leadership, and marketing management. It is the business intelligence tool of choice for the organization and is used to synchronize the look and feel of analytics across multiple functions and applications (such as data from Salesforce, Qualtrics, Google Analytics, and other applications).,Easy Data Import and Data Manipulation. I really like how easy it is to import new data and how I can edit the script to clean and format data automatically. Creating Business Intelligence visualizations and creating more complex visualizations than I can make in Excel (locking them down is helpful too!). Creating interactive elements that allow non-technical users to glean more useful insights at the click of a mouse.,Qlikview desktop is not easy to share with users who do now have Qlikview. It would be nice to have a sharable "read only" version of the qlikview file that could be emailed to people who just want a report. I wish Qlikview was better built for responsive design. It would make it a lot easier to share with users who have large screens or are working on small laptops. I design to my screen but that doesn't work for everyone and the zoom feature makes things fit but not necessarily proportionally sized. Easier quick start guide for new business users. The UI is not super friendly but once you get used to it, it all makes sense. However, I think a more freshened up UI could help more functions support it faster instead of relying on Excel for everything.,8,,10,4,Microsoft Access, Google Analytics, Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio, Qualtrics, SurveyGizmoVery useful, but overly complicated at times.Qlik is used by certain departments. Some other departments use different data visualization tools. It offers a way to build visualization tools that meet our client's needs. It is flexible enough that templates can be developed that will suit the needs for multiple clients. It also makes self service a little bit easier.,Allows self service, freeing up analyst time resources for large fish. Flexible enough to be used in multiple business problem types. Can point to multiple data sources, making blending a little easier.,Colors and graphics look dated Some of the functionality is clunky, making what should be easy changes more complicated than they should be.,7,Tableau Desktop and Microsoft Power BI,9,8,Alteryx Analytics, Microsoft SQL ServerWhy every company can benefit from QV?QlikView in Tsentrobuv covered all the systems and almost all business users - from stores to stakeholders. sales, marketing, accounting, IT and so on. They were covered by about 70+ different QlikView applications.,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.,10,Revenue +10% Marketing/promotion effectiveness +20% "Dead stocks" -15%,IBM Cognos,SAP ERPEasy to Set Up, Easy to UseQlikView is an excellent visualization tool with intuitive dashboards that are easy to use by everyone. It is easy to set up by even the most novice admin. In the organization in which I used it, the dashboards were used by the whole organization to view research data.,Easy to setup dashboards Intuitive functionality Makes filtering and drilling down quick and easy,Graphics can be a little simple,8,Time spent on reporting decreased Less frustration,Tableau Desktop,Microsoft SQL Server, IBM Watson Analytics
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February 07, 2018

"QlikView Review: Quick Glance"

Score 9 out of 10
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QlikView is well suited for scenarios where a heavy data is involved or heterogeneous data is there which also requires some manipulation/ cleansing or application of business rules. Also, if the UI dashboard involves complicated formulas to be worked upon, QlikView is well suited.

However, if there is a need to quickly create some dashboards where the developer has little knowledge on database/ scripting and also there is no data manipulation required for input data, other technologies other than QlikView can be considered.
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January 25, 2018

QlikView Review: "Great for Desktop-based Analysts who want to EXCEL beyond MS Excel"

Score 8 out of 10
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Qlikview is perfectly suited for business analysts who want to create an end-user report for management and senior leadership. Unfortunately, qlikview is less suited for Excel-style reports where users may want to go in an modify reports since it takes a good amount of knowledge to use Qlikview. Additionally, qlikview is less suited for reports that would be reviewed on mobile due to the proprietary file type and the lack of true mobile/responsive design.
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September 15, 2017

QlikView Review: "Very useful, but overly complicated at times."

Score 7 out of 10
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Well suited for illustrating the basic metrics most business use as KPIs. Heat maps, and other useful visualizations are a little more complicated.
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September 22, 2016

QlikView Review: "Why every company can benefit from QV?"

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It's great when you don't know the exact result you want at the end of the project because you receive the result fast and they are often updated so you can correct the way you implement the system. I'm really sure that BI and QlikView can be useful for any kind of company to increase its effectiveness.
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September 16, 2016

QlikView Review: "Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use"

Score 8 out of 10
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QlikView is excellent for looking at large amounts of data quickly. Being able to drill down and filter all from one dashboard screen is perfect.
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September 22, 2016

User Review: "QlikView Pros and Cons"

Score 7 out of 10
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QlikView is perfect if you are moving from traditional reporting to a more automated setup. However it is not a step-change in analytics as other products are such as ThoughtSpot. It is likely that your BI team will continue to operate as they did before but now have a nice front-end to share.
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August 09, 2016

Review: "QlikView, BI with a steep learning curve."

Score 7 out of 10
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QlikView works well to visualize and compare large sets of data.
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September 26, 2016

QlikView Review: "Understand your Qliks at a deeper level"

Score 8 out of 10
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Qlikview is great to aggregate data from various sources to create a digital consumption visualization graphs. It helps in giving insight into how our clients are doing with their business to better streamline them.
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August 24, 2016

Review: "QlikView - Best ETL and self-serve analytics tool"

Score 6 out of 10
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I liked the ETL capabilities of this tool, being able to connect to any data source. The novice to advanced users will be able to extract and explore the data. You can build complex query capabilities out of the box.
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May 24, 2016

Review: "QlikView goes deep into QuickBooks data -- a little training takes you a long way"

Score 10 out of 10
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QlikView is well suited for QuickBooks uses -- particularly if you are running 2015 Enterprise or later. It's not perfect for those organizations that are trying to push data analytics down to the staff/user level ... I think it is still best suited for a knowledgable IT or SQL geek on the startup process. But if you can get a geek (like me) to design your reports, then any staff person can use the reports and even make simple updates (like sorting on a new date range, or selecting different filters).
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June 02, 2016

QlikView Review: "Reporting almost made easy"

Score 8 out of 10
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QlikView is suitable for most BI reporting scenarios but cannot compare to SAP. I will recommend it for SMEs with less than 500 report metrics. Anything above please look for something more enterprise.
Read Chin Uba (MBA, MSc, MCITP, MCSE)'s full review
May 26, 2016

QlikView Review: "almost easy way to get in BI in your company"

Score 8 out of 10
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QlikView is very useful if you a have lot of data spread on various databases and/or Excel worksheets being used as database. But note, it can not replace an enterprise-class BI tool.
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May 24, 2016

Review: "QlikView is a beast but great at slicing and dicing data!"

Score 8 out of 10
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If you don't have a Business Intelligence team to set it up and help you navigate, then QlikView is not for you. It is definitely an enterprise tool. I have to ask someone on our BI team to walk through any process that is different than what I'm normally doing in QlikView. You don't inherently know which tab to start with whether it's the Product, Marketing, or Trends tab. But it houses a lot of data is very powerful. I would love to have the time to really understand the tool and make more use of it in my day-to-day decision making.
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May 24, 2016

QlikView Review: "In a Qlik"

Score 8 out of 10
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Business users would love to have it as it's very easy for reporting. From an IT perspective it's very hard to set it up and get the loads running.
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May 24, 2016

"QlikView Positive Review"

Score 8 out of 10
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The cost is usually steep, so I would check about the budget first. QlikView is very helpful for creating dashboards and using it to make decisions; I usually don't recommend people to use it as a simple reporting tool for generating reports.
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March 07, 2016

"Why QlikView? - Review"

Score 9 out of 10
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Data volume becomes larger day by day and the response time increases proportionally. QlikView can't scale horizontally and split processing of a query to several nodes. Data management should be more user friendly. Someone with good knowledge of Relational Database can easily handle this but an end user or non technical person will have a hard time.
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February 22, 2016

QlikView Review: "Pretty @#$% Awesome"

Score 8 out of 10
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QlikView is great for the creation of dashboards, but, as is always the case, it has no way of enforcing good design. Study of QlikView should go hand-in-hand with the study of Stephen Few's books on dashboard design and data visualization. For heavy statistical lifting, I think RStudio is a better choice.
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May 24, 2016

"Qlikview review"

Score 6 out of 10
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Well suited for dashboards. Not so good at aesthetic interaction
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December 23, 2015

QlikView Review: "Still in love, after 12 years of use!"

Score 10 out of 10
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QlikView is best when

- you need to load data from multiple sources
- develop actionable dashboards with information aggregated at multiple levels
- help people focus on issues that matter most
- enable Data Discovery by users, with minimal dependency on IT resources.

QlikView is less recommended when:

- loading high-frequency real-time data for real-time reporting
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December 18, 2015

QlikView Review: "QLV: Great Data Discovery and Data Association tool. Strange marketing."

Score 8 out of 10
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QlikView is well suited for:

  • Existence of duplicates, data gaps, missing data.
  • ETL delivery (validation/direct comparison, driven by hash values on source and target).
  • Operational processes with multiple (disjointed/independent) sources.
  • Flat and XML file comparison.
In a situation of 20-30 different entities, QlikView will "join everything to everything" and will show what is associated with what - by DEFAULT - going through a large number of intermediate joins. It will do it in a sub-second time with up to millions of entities. In 70% of the cases you will see correctly joined/pertinent data.
However, to go beyond, you will need to introduce meaningful composite keys, hash values for columns being compared, review case sensitivity of the values, analyze for cross joins/absence of relationship for some of the entities.
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November 11, 2015

QlikView Review: "Choosing the Right BI Reporting Platform"

Score 9 out of 10
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For a long term solution it is best to hire someone full time to manage this reporting project. Vendors are useful if you need to get something quick out the door. For a long term solution that is financially beneficial it's important to hire someone with key skills that will enable him/her to be successful.
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July 08, 2015

"User Review of QlikView"

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First and foremost: DO I UNDERSTAND MY DATA? if the answer is NO, QlikView is your best option. QlikView allows you to jump right into your data using the green/white/grey you can quickly begin to see the relationships amongst the various tables. There is no other tool that allows for this deep dive so quickly. You will have answers in minutes. I have worked with clients from varying industries and many which I do not have industry experience. Because of QlikView I was able to create a data model for them in a very short time.
Read Debbie Pyykkonen, MBA's full review
September 30, 2015

"QlikView ReView"

Score 9 out of 10
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What users are you building the report for? How complicated of a report/application are the users looking for? How much data will you be working with? Will it be a large or complicated data model?

1) Licenses aren't cheap, I would not recommend QlikView for basic reports that can be done in other (cheaper) tools such as SSRS.
2) If the report is basic (just display a few tables with some headers) I'd recommend a simpler tool such as SSRS or automated email of a csv daily (using SQL + .NET).
3) Similar to above, if the underlying data model isn't too complicated, using QlikView can be overkill.
Read Alexander Ashavsky's full review
April 08, 2015

QlikView Review: "Highly flexible but requires discipline."

Score 9 out of 10
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July 14, 2015

"QlikView Review"

Score 9 out of 10
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Definitely valuable if you're querying many tables > 4 (Salesforce limitation). We can query and relate many tables in a single load statement
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (22)
7.1
Customizable dashboards (32)
8.3
Report Formatting Templates (27)
6.5
Drill-down analysis (34)
7.0
Formatting capabilities (34)
6.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages (18)
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration (31)
7.1
Publish to Web (25)
6.9
Publish to PDF (28)
7.6
Report Versioning (18)
6.9
Report Delivery Scheduling (22)
7.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (25)
6.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (21)
4.6
Predictive Analytics (5)
6.8
Multi-User Support (named login) (28)
7.7
Role-Based Security Model (25)
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (24)
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access (21)
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application (11)
5.5
Dedicated Android Application (9)
6.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (15)
7.7

About QlikView

QlikView® is a data discovery product for creating rapidly developed, highly interactive guided analytics applications and dashboards, purpose built for business challenges. With Qlik’s Associative Data Indexing engine at its core, it allows people to explore freely, to uncover insights and data relationships across many sources that would otherwise be hidden in query-based or hierarchical tools. It offers guided exploration and discovery, collaborative analytics for sharing insight, and agile development and deployment that revolutionized the BI market. The vendor’s value propositions is that QlikView allows users to rapidly build and deploy analytic apps without the need for professional development skills, thus driving faster response to changing business requirements, shorter time to value, and more insight across an organization.

QlikView Features

BI Platform Features
Has featureAdministration via Windows App
Has featureAdministration via MacOS App
Has featureAdministration via Web Interface
Has featureLive Connection to External Data
Has featureSnapshot of External Data
Has featureIn-memory data model
Has featureOLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
Has featureROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
Has featureMulti-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
Has featureData warehouse / dictionary layer
Has featureETL Capability
Has featureETL Scheduler
Supported Data Sources Features
Has featureMS Excel Workbooks
Has featureText Files (CSV, etc)
Has featureOracle
Has featureMS SQL Server
Has featureIBM DB2
Has featurePostgres
Has featureMySQL
Has featureODBC
Has featureCloudera Hadoop
Has featureHortonworks Hadoop
Has featureEMC Greenplum
Has featureIBM Netezza
Has featureHP Vertica
Has featureParAccel
Has featureSAP Hana
Has featureTeradata
Has featureSage 500
Has featureSalesforce
Has featureSAP
Has featureGoogle Analytics
BI Standard Reporting Features
Has featurePixel Perfect reports
Has featureCustomizable dashboards
Has featureReport Formatting Templates
Ad-hoc Reporting Features
Has featureDrill-down analysis
Has featureFormatting capabilities
Does not have featurePredictive modeling
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Has featureReport sharing and collaboration
Report Output and Scheduling Features
Has featurePublish to Web
Has featurePublish to PDF
Has featureOutput Raw Supporting Data
Has featureReport Versioning
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling
Does not have featureDelivery to Remote Servers
Data Discovery and Visualization Features
Has featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Has featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Does not have featurePredictive Analytics
Has featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Has featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Access Control and Security Features
Has featureMulti-User Support (named login)
Has featureRole-Based Security Model
Has featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Has featureReport-Level Access Control
Has featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)
Mobile Capabilities Features
Has featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Has featureDedicated iOS Application
Has featureDedicated Android Application
Has featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features
Does not have featureREST API
Does not have featureJavascript API
Does not have featureiFrames
Does not have featureJava API
Does not have featureThemeable User Interface (UI)
Does not have featureCustomizable Platform (Open Source)

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Pricing

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
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
QlikView DesktopFreePersonal Edition
QlikViewCustomPer License

On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.

QlikView Support Options

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Phone
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
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