Secure your data handling and processes with Qlik Sense
September 04, 2020

Secure your data handling and processes with Qlik Sense

Christer Andersson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Qlik Sense Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with Qlik Sense

We are using Qlik Sense from the shop floor persons to top management. It goes from very frequent use in operational matters to nightruns with data extracts and consolidations to management views across the whole company. And it is used in all areas where we need to analyze or handle data. Sales, Purchasing, Inventory, Manufacturing, Finance, Quality, HR. Everywhere.
  • The look and feel for end users are "always" good. You don't need to think about screen size.
  • For 99.9% of our cases I don't need to think about the data size. Qlik handles it very well.
  • With Qlik scripting you can do ANYTHING with your data. For example creating history files of data is very easy. And also linking that into the applications and present it to end users. No more saving Excel files every where.
  • The Qlik Sense management console can definitely be improved. QlikView management console was MUCH better and powerful. Especially regarding task relations.
  • In the Management console there should be better integrations of triggering tasks in for example NPrinting and QlikView.
  • They always refer that it is possible via API, but as business user those things should not require API scripting consulting to get it working.
  • Extensions is VERY useful and gives more power to Qlik Sense. But some of those should be standard built-in features.
  • We are using some extensions from Vizlib that is very powerful.
  • Sync of applications between different distant nodes should be improved. Due to network we have nodes in EU and CN. Those we need to sync manually or via API scripts, Powershell and xcopy scripts depending on what to move.
  • Better control of your data is always a return of investment.
  • Now we can look and analyze standardized set of data with minimum effort every morning. Speeding up decisions and business control and corrective actions.
  • Formalizing reporting push the organization to standardized processes. Finding best practice faster.
Qlik Sense is much better in the user interface. End users prefer and like to use Qlik Sense faster than with QlikView.
And it is important that people likes the UI to get them to use it.
If you need to dig into some data set with thousands or millions of lines, do it in Qlik Sense. You will immediately find the outliers and odd data. Somehow it will pop up in front of you when start sorting and doing selections. There are no unapproved ways of looking at the data.
I promise, every time I start digging I find "funny data." Doesn't matter what kind of data I look into.
If there is something you do with data "every day" and you do the same every day, add it to Qlik Sense and spend time on the value add instead.
And with data I mean any kind of data. By scripting and automating it you will also secure data handling.
If there is some data you wonder what happens with it, create some history files and do the analyzing.
If it's just some smaller amount of data and you need to do decisions and subjective tweak of data that is hard to adjust to script and logical rules, perhaps not Qlik or any other BI tool is the best. Keep it in Excel.
Otherwise data tweak that is logical you can always add and use in Qlik Sense.

Qlik Sense Feature Ratings

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

Using Qlik Sense

Standard user interface and powerful analytic functions is GREAT.
As technical person working in the background there are more things to do to make this a completely great tool.
Some functions that should be standard requires consult scripting and hours.
Now we are using it quite advanced and with many servers and in combination with QlikView.
So overall I love the tool. But it could be better and user friendly and powerful in the background.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Feel confident using