Qlik Sense Make Sense for some Projects
Updated July 08, 2016

Qlik Sense Make Sense for some Projects

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Qlik Sense Desktop

Overall Satisfaction with Qlik Sense

Currently, Qlik Sense is being used by the whole organization for reporting and analysing data like operation transaction, user behaviour etc. Qlik Sense Server is being set up and used for data that we have currently operationalized and have a data collection into data hub process in place. For new data or data from proof of concept projects, we normally explore them using Qlik Sense desktop. Although this may require some technical skills (simple data modeling, SQL) etc., we find that this is better than investing time and process to deploy to the Qlik Sense server without knowing how useful the planned dashboard will be.
  • Easy to set up; it's a one click install in Windows 10.
  • Furthermore, a project can be moved easily and can also be used in Qlik Sense server.
  • Desktop version requires less resources than server set up.
  • The desktop version is FREE for use!
  • Require some time to learn and pick up the how to.
  • Require some data modelling, SQL knowledge.
  • A mistake in modeling may result in wrong analytics.
  • For best results, a better spec'ed laptop may be required.
  • Despite virtualization, server set up still requires time and many steps like network access, etc.
Tableau is very similar to Qlik Sense albeit slightly more powerful. In the end, Qlik Sense wins because of the existing Qlikview infrastructure in place.
Qlik Sense is especially useful for use in proof of concept projects where concept of test early and fail early may not justify full infrastructure investment.

Qlik Sense Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Mobile Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated

Using Qlik Sense

  • customer facing operation
  • strategic planning division
  • data analytics division
  • supply chain operation
5 - These are project managers that managed outsourced Qlik Sense implementation and operation.
  • Data presentation
  • Monitoring dashboard
  • Research for work planning
  • Operation review
  • KPI monitoring and reporting
  • Basic analytics (trend analytics etc)
  • Proof of Concept project data analysis

Using Qlik Sense

The product is good but may be great in the next few versions.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Feel confident using
Lots to learn
  • Data import
  • Data Visualization
  • Visualization export
  • Data modelling
  • Aesthetics formatting (e.g. colour selection etc but this is nitpicking)
  • Geolocation visualization (but this may be due to lack of data)