The best tool for working with large, complicated data sets
July 20, 2021

The best tool for working with large, complicated data sets

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Qlik Sense Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is used primarily by our Delivery and Testing Services teams to track and manage customer health, margin analysis, a view of bugs over time, and project progress. We are currently rolling out more functionality to the sales and sales support teams to better track territory coverage, manage prospecting activities, and whitespace analysis.
  • Data modeling
  • Visualizations and pivots.
  • Connecting to and combining multiple data sources.
  • Ability to better control use of colors and fonts within table headers.
  • Creating better looking visualizations.
  • Ability to have end users reload an app without giving them powerful permissions.

Do you think Qlik Sense delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Qlik Sense's feature set?

Yes

Did Qlik Sense live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Qlik Sense go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Qlik Sense again?

Yes

  • We were able to get off many disparate sheets across the company and migrate them to Qlik, saving time and allowing for us to be more efficient.
  • Qlik has become the place where everyone gets their data. Having this trusted source has allowed users to do their jobs more efficiently.
  • We were able to get rid of other tools that didn't work as well as Qlik which saves the company money.
Our instance of Qlik connects to over fifty Google sheets that are in use by our field reps, Salesforce.com, NetSuite, our internal product, and our professional services tool. Using Qlik we are able to merge all of these data sets together and create charts and dashboards on the same page. This single view of our business was the biggest benefit from Qlik.
We have adopted the governed self-service approach where the BI team manages the data and builds Qlik apps that are deployed to the user community. The users can then customize what we have built to their own needs while we govern the integrity of the data model they use. This ensures the data is accurate while still giving them the flexibility to answer their own questions.
We evaluated Domo, Tableau, and Qlik Sense. We chose Qlik because of it's ability to better work with multiple and large data sets. Qlik Sense has the ability to concatenate all measurable (fact) data into a single table instead of needing to create multiple fact tables. This keeps the data model streamlined and everything related.
Qlik sense is well suited to working with large quantities of data from many sources. It is also capable of doing small stuff like balance sheets and sales pivots, but the real power comes from working with large data sets. Qlik has the ability to concatenate many data sets into a single fact table that allows all measurable data to be shown on the same screen in the front end. That is a huge differentiator for Qlik vs the other BI vendors.

One area where Qlik falls short is in the presentation of the data. The tables, charts, and graphs and don't look as good as some of the other tools due to a lack of formatting controls. To combat that, we purchased the VizLib add-on and that allows Qlik to shine on both the front and back ends.

Qlik Sense Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
7
Formatting capabilities
2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
3
Publish to Web
2
Publish to PDF
2
Report Versioning
1
Report Delivery Scheduling
1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
4
Predictive Analytics
4
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
Not Rated
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated
REST API
10
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
10
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated