Qlik is the best for easy dashboarding, but use something else for formatted grid/excel reports
April 21, 2021

Qlik is the best for easy dashboarding, but use something else for formatted grid/excel reports

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Qlik Sense Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with Qlik Sense

We use Qlik Sense for all dashboard needs in all departments. It helps to get a visual overview of the data available.

Adjust accuracy, take faster decisions, make data available to more people, faster.
  • Color coding data inside filters helps to think outside the frame.
  • Easy interface to learn for data readers.
  • Easy to connect to many data sources.
  • Not easy to create advanced formatting.
  • Do not have free built-in data lineage tool.
  • Nothing to handle multi-languages and translations.
  • Savings on warehouse capacity.
  • Lowering bad inventory.
  • Data accuracy improvement.
We use the option to read Google Sheets and other external tools, but most of the data sources are combined in our data warehouse beforehand.
The natural language and AI do not work well for our data set. We have many branches using different currencies, UOM, etc... and it seems too complex to use this part. Self-serve is not easy because of advanced scripting required. Most of our applications are used in a basic browsing/filtering way.
We do not now use this advisor suggestions. We would need to develop datamarts for it and we do not have the time for that.
We keep Cognos and Qlik. Cognos is best for formatted Excel files automated in emails. Qlik is easier to use for dashboards for the end users.
Qlik is perfect to do data mining. Answer questions or brainstorming improvements in the company processes while playing with data. It is not appropriate for highly formatted Excel extractions to give outside the business.

Qlik Sense Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
1
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
5
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
5
Report sharing and collaboration
4
Publish to Web
2
Publish to PDF
5
Report Versioning
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
4
REST API
5
Javascript API
4
iFrames
4
Java API
4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
4