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Score 7.7 out of 10
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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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  • Setup fee optional
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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

Qlik Analytics Modernization Program Overview

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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 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
April 27, 2021

QlikView user review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Dhanraj Birajdar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
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'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 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
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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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 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
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
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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
April 12, 2019

Qlikview review

Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
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
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
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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