Qlik Sense brings Self-Service to the world of Qlik
September 28, 2016

Qlik Sense brings Self-Service to the world of Qlik

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

Software Version

Qlik Sense Desktop

Overall Satisfaction with Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense provides a rapid way to solve the issue of creating manual graphs in Excel to understand the data you are using. We have used it for financial and project work to visualize outcomes. Typically we use Qlik View for standard reporting and Qlik Sense for the ad-hoc work. Qlik Sense is simple to use requires little end-user training to get positive results.

  • The ability to link to data sources is relatively painless.
  • The visual aspect is the key and helps drive decisions and thinking especially for ad-hoc requirements.
  • It fundamentally replaces Excel as a visual tool.
  • Qlik Sense can sometimes be a little clunky once the data is presented however overall the product does what it says.
  • Qlik Sense fills the gap between Excel's ad-hoc reporting and the traditional Qlik View scheduled type reporting. We have considered Qlik Sense Enterprise but feel that the desktop edition is good enough for our needs.
Qlik Sense is an attempt to provide a more user friendly self-service experience and it does well in this and essentially extends the Qlik View experience. Our experience has been positive and would consider Qlik Sense enterprise to formalize our proactive self-service offering for business analytics. It would be interesting to see if natural language analytics will be the next step.
It is perfect for ad-hoc visualization of data and arguably it is a better solution than Qlik View for self service and end-user engagement. I would suggest that Qlik Sense sits at the user consumer end and provides the tools to drill down and construct a view that suits the person.

Qlik Sense Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Publish to PDF
Report Versioning
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

Evaluating Qlik Sense and Competitors

Yes - We used very traditional tools such as Microsoft Excel, SQL and Access so this was a major step-change in the delivery of analytics for our organisation. The concept of do-it-yourself BI was very new and Qlik provided the platform for this change.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
Qlik is a leader in analytics and was a perfect fit for analyzing performance metrics around clinical trials such as recruitment and and locations.
I would focus on products that require less technical training to support.