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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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QlikView has proven to be a versatile and valuable tool for various use cases across different industries. Users have built reporting and …
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7 out of 10
November 18, 2021
Qlik is used to design interactive analytics and dashboard. We are dealing with different sources of data and need to grasp useful and …
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QlikView user review

8 out of 10
April 27, 2021
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 …
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  • Drill-down analysis (65)
  • Report sharing and collaboration (61)
  • Customizable dashboards (65)
  • Formatting capabilities (66)

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BI Standard Reporting

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

Avg 8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Avg 8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

Avg 8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Avg 8.0

Access Control and Security

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

Avg 8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Avg 8.0
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Product Details

What is QlikView?

QlikView, Qlik’s classic analytics solution, aims to revolutionize how organizations use data, boasting an 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 a 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 Qlik states will expand the 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

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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, Domo, and Microsoft Power BI are common alternatives for QlikView.

Reviewers rate Drill-down analysis and Report sharing and collaboration and Publish to PDF highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of QlikView are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

QlikView has proven to be a versatile and valuable tool for various use cases across different industries. Users have built reporting and dashboards based on accounting and operations data, allowing non-experts to explore data and identify potential prospects and targeted populations. With QlikView, the entire company has relied on data to inform their decisions, providing a flexible report builder that is used across multiple departments. The Sales team has utilized QlikView to track and identify hot leads, understand buying patterns, and analyze the sales life cycle.

Moreover, QlikView has been successfully implemented in the education sector at a university, where dashboards were developed for different entities within the institution. It has consolidated various data sources and systems, allowing users to view reports and filter data for reporting purposes. By organizing data from different systems that would not communicate with each other, QlikView addressed the issue of having to look in multiple places for similar data. In addition, it has provided granular information about SKUs and sales to enable informed decision-making on promotions in the marketing department.

Furthermore, QlikView has been instrumental in addressing business intelligence needs for customers across various domains such as marketing, finance, selling data, HR management, projects management, financial management, and R&D. The software allows key users within organizations to access highly-interactive analytics applications and dashboards that provide different points of view on the same data. It has also served as an enterprise analytics solution by creating dashboards containing HR, payroll, finance, training, and other data, reducing ad hoc reports and increasing communication and awareness. Moreover, QlikView's ability to visualize data quality management dashboards empowers business users, management, and executives to make decisions based on real-time changes.

Additionally, QlikView has supported ETL processes by ensuring data integrity between disparate product sources while identifying data gaps. Its capabilities extend beyond reporting needs as it generates C-Level reports and day-to-day operations reports, providing valuable insights across multiple levels of management. As a business intelligence tool, it has been successfully utilized to analyze and create reports from large datasets such as NIH clinical trial data, showcasing its ability to handle complex joins and produce clean reports.

Overall, QlikView is lauded for its speed, ease of use, and intuitive dashboards that allow users to navigate their data effectively. Customers have also relied on QlikView during tough times to identify and save money that would otherwise be wasted without resorting to layoffs. Its adaptability, performance

High Speed and Agility: Users have consistently praised QlikView for its high speed and agility in data visualization, with many stating that the software allows them to quickly navigate from a high-level view to granular details. This speed and agility enhance the overall data visualization experience, making it efficient and seamless.

Intuitive Data Exploration: The associative search feature in QlikView has received high praise from users for its intuitive and efficient data exploration capabilities. Many reviewers appreciate that it eliminates the need for predefined drill paths, allowing them to visually explore the data and go anywhere they want without restrictions. This feature greatly enhances their ability to analyze data effectively.

Powerful Data Loading Capabilities: Users highly regard the data loading capabilities of QlikView, considering it a powerful platform that can be extended and incorporated into web pages. The ability to integrate with the R open-source engine and build custom extensions adds to its versatility and usability. Several reviewers have mentioned this as a key strength of QlikView.

Confusing User Interface: Some users have expressed frustration with the software's user interface, stating that it is confusing and hinders their ability to perform tasks efficiently. They feel that the design or layout of the interface is not user-friendly.

Unhelpful Customer Support: Several users have voiced their dissatisfaction with the customer support provided by the software. They have found the support team to be unhelpful in addressing their concerns or providing timely assistance when needed.

Recurring Error 429: A common issue reported by multiple users is encountering recurring error messages with status code 429 while using the software. This has caused inconvenience and has disrupted their workflow on numerous occasions.

Based on user reviews, users commonly recommend the following for Qlik View:

  1. Spend time researching the true power of the tool and learning from other users' innovations in the online community.
  2. Get trained and utilize the support and assistance provided by Qlik View to make sure that the program is being used to its full capabilities.
  3. Have a designated code writer to make the processes of deployment easier and more proficient.

These recommendations highlight the importance of exploring the tool's capabilities, leveraging available resources, and making informed decisions to optimize the usage of Qlik View for complex businesses.

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QlikView is Good

Mark McHenry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • aggregating and filtering data from disparate data sources
  • letting users slice and dice data quickly and easily
  • easy to customize formulas and fields to display exactly what you want
  • The user interface could use some refreshing so it looks more modern
  • The reports that you print out could be more attractive
  • Connecting to and retrieving data from Salesforce CRM could be made easier.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Dhanraj Birajdar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
September 13, 2019

Enterprise BI Reporting

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Joshua Pekar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
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