Getting insight of your data using Qlik Sense
Updated April 09, 2021

Getting insight of your data using Qlik Sense

Eka Tjahjadi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Software Version

Qlik Sense Desktop

Overall Satisfaction with Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is used across the whole organization with different maturity degrees of adoption. Within my own department, I don't use it only for monitoring, but also for gaining insight related to server performance. By using Grey-Green-White features in Qlik Sense, I was able to get the usage behavior of all programs running in a server. For example, the peak time, the most used apps, the relationship between time. and certain program usage. I was also able to find the root cause of some problems. For example, finding the root cause of a performance problem case is in lack of memory instead of a lack of CPU.
  • Simplicity and easiness
  • Speed of analysis
  • Green-Gray-White feature
  • The desktop version is longer free. It makes it hard to recommend it to everyone.
  • Lacking interoperability. Only Qlik is able to access QVD Data. Should make a connector to another program.
  • Need a mobile version app with simple authentication (like current the desktop version) which can directly connect to get data in the cloud.
  • We are able to predict capacity requirements using historical data easier.
We have operational data scattered in many locations using different technology. The greatest achievement is Qlik has SAP Connector which enables us to utilize SAP Extractor. This way, data extraction from SAP has minimal impact on server performance. The validity of data itself is guaranteed, since it utilizes a standard SAP program.
We don't use these capabilities yet.
For dashboard creation, it depends on the quality of your data and number of your measures and dimensions. For example, if you have lots of measures and lots of dimensions, the Insight offered by Qlik Sense will pick those data randomly. Sometimes it causes the result of automatic dashboard generation, which is useless for you. If you have only one measure and a few dimensions, then yes, it can be pretty useful.
First and foremost, the ability of Qlik to play nice with SAP and utilize SAP Extractor. Second, the Grey-White-Green feature for basic insight is also very useful.
It is perfect for structured data, to create a dashboard, and to get a simple insight into the relationship between dimensions. It is less appropriate for unstructured data, since you will need lots of work to clean/transform the data. It also won't replace R or Python to get more advanced insight using many statistics available in the algorithms.

Qlik Sense Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
10
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
7
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to PDF
7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated