Qlik Sense - A great way to provide corporate data with proper governance
April 22, 2021

Qlik Sense - A great way to provide corporate data with proper governance

Nuno Orestes Vaz da Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Qlik Sense Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with Qlik Sense

Major organization must ensure data governance and provide robust and reliable KPIs across several departaments using a single source of truth. Qlik Sense flexible governance allows to share data while maintaining security and defining customized profiles. From loading a simple excel file to gathering data from systems with millions of records, all scenarios can be covered with this sunique tool.
  • Governance
  • Data Reduction and Security
  • Big data performance
  • More detailed visual options
  • Licensing for non professional users
  • Scripting debug
  • Optimization of resources
  • Unique visual identity
  • Improve data literacy
We basically have all possible scenarios, from SAP to Oracle, passing by SQL, Excel data or even cloud services that require the use of an API for gathering results. The ability of getting data from all this sources and to create dashboards that combine them is a invaluable added value to the organization and the ability to improve decision making.
Mashups allow the inclusion of Qlik Sense objects and analysis in a standard html page. Once this is done, no limits exist in terms of adding resources, improving navigation and visual appearance what is great for non technical users. However, my favorite way of extending the basic product is creating new profiles that give each users exactly the data and permission for playing with it according to their profile.
It is possible to connect Qlik Sense either in the script or at front end level to ML engines like R. This allows moving from descriptive analysis to more advanced AA, moving to predictive and later prescriptive analytics. Main challenge here is to make business follow the technology and finding use cases in a field that evolves more quickly than most business areas.
Qlik Sense, Tableau, Power BI and Looker are all great tools that will cover and add value to virtually every organization. They are a bit different and the decision of selecting one and not other can reside in the particular needs of each case. Qlik Sense integration with NPrinting, adding the capability of sending highly customized offline reports in addition to online data exploration it was a most in our case.
Qlik Sense is very well suited for corporate level data as it enables the combination of virtually all data sources and Qlik unique QVD format allows to create virtual layers of data. A feedback I often get is that it is too complex for really simple situation where just a excel tool that are mainly focused on visualization only can surpass it on quickness of execution.

Qlik Sense Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
10
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
8
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
8
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Delivery to Remote Servers
10
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
5
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
10
Single Sign-On (SSO)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dedicated iOS Application
8
Dedicated Android Application
8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10
REST API
10
Javascript API
10