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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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Popular Features

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  • Customizable dashboards (62)
  • Drill-down analysis (62)
  • Report sharing and collaboration (59)
  • Formatting capabilities (63)

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Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Demos

Introducing the Qlik Analytics Modernization Program
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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

Qlik Analytics Modernization Program Overview

Watch Mobile BI: QlikView on iPad

Watch Test drive QlikView demos

QlikView Competitors

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
I think it all comes down to personal preference and integration compatibility with the existing systems in the organization. However, I would argue that Qlik and PowerBI are the top-tier available solutions due to robust features and capabilities, and I would put solutions like Tableau in the next tier.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
With QlikView and Qlik Sense the users can answer their own questions more interactively. They also can build their own visualizations without waiting [for] someone from IT to create a new report. The users can navigate through the data finding out relevant information. Through QlikView color code, users can get aware of the relationship between the different data points.

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have not necessarily used any direct competitors to QlikView, but we have used other analysis and reporting software that has worked better for us because of the type of data that we are analyzing. There are also cheaper options out there that are definitely better.
April 27, 2021

QlikView user review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
When integrating the tool years ago, we looked at other options including the out of the box reporting features from our current ERP software, The user interface and report-ability was very difficult to use and scale across may different business models in our group. We also found it very hard to integrate data across different ERP software, as we are a global company and not all users reside on the same software for things like ERP and sales tools, we needed something to pull data across the spectrum of software users.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
There are more than 1700 partners in the world that could implement a QlikView solution, and these associates tend to have a long and close relationship with the customer, and ultimately lead up to understanding the customer's needs at 100%. Also, the software is very scalable for building robust solutions.
February 17, 2020

QlikView: Decent BI tool

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
MS Power BI and other BI tools have similar functions to QlikView and some of them also have much cheaper price. However, the strength of QlikView is that it is much easier to use and to learn. If you need to train a new person to learn the tool, it costs around 1-2 days.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QlikView has its own data warehouse, which is the most important reason why would I choose QlikView over any other tools. Apart from that, the feature options are good for the ones who know the tool well but created a steeper learning curve in the beginning. Once you went through that, the features are an advantage.
Nestor Ramirez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Qlik was less intuitive than Paxata, but less expensive than either microstrategy or PowerBI. Qlik has enough breadth to accommodate most use cases without breaking the bank.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is inexpensive and cost prohibited software. Has alot of canned reports that you would need and doesn't request much development work. Widely adopted as an industry leader and works well with many of the top data source applications. Very easy to use and intuitive in the way it connects to external sources.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QlikView is very similar to Tableau. However, I believe it is a cheaper solution, and that is why our company has chosen QlikView. It has been able to handle large, large amounts of data sets, and has been pretty agile for our business needs.
Joshua Pekar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My use of Cognos was as an embedded BI tool inside of a cloud HCM. At the time, you could not marry up data from other external sources with that version. QlikView makes it easy to connect data from multiple sources. As a BI tool I do prefer the Cognos set up, but that's more of personal preference. Security was also different due to the way it was deployed, but QlikView can do anything Cognos did and sometimes better with data visualizations.
Tim Dorscher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
While I may have to export the data, I was doing so anyway to get it into excel to drive better visualizations of the data. When I discovered PowerBI and all it had available I no longer had a need for QlikView.
Yemsi Pino | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The first thing we liked about QlikView was the price. For a small amount per user, I can have a very useful software to manage the whole data set our company uses. The Tableau Desktop has very high pricing for the software, and for just one user, not the whole organization. The other advantages are almost the same. For SAP, it includes some extra benefits, but there's no pricing until I have an online meeting and explain the whole concept, which is more expensive.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
QlikView vs Tableau
  • The Tableau solution implementation is pretty slow when compared to that of QlikView.
  • The data interpretation from multiple data sources is a pain point in Tableau as it increases complexity.

QlikView vs Microsoft PowerBI
  • PowerBI is a powerful BI tool rather than a data intelligence analytics tool.
  • The data interpretation and report creation features are far superior in QlikView than in PowerBI.
  • The cost factor in using PowerBI exceeds the similar implementation of QlikView.
Jake Tolbert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Tableau and Qlik Sense are a lot prettier and easier to use than QlikView. They also cost a LOT more. If you've got the budget, I'd consider going with one of those solutions. However, departments that don't have the budget to support tools like those need usable solutions as well--QlikView provides exactly that sort of solution.
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