QlikView - Jive Analytics
June 27, 2013

QlikView - Jive Analytics

Bill Chamberlain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Software Version

11

Overall Satisfaction

  • Extremely fast data visualization. We can go from a high level view to the most granular detail in seconds.
  • Associative search -- there are no pre-defined drill paths. You can visually explore the data and go anywhere you want. You do not have to drill down...and then back up. It makes the data exploration much easier.
  • Very strong data loading capabilities.
  • QlikView is really a platform that you can extend. You can incorporate it into web pages, integrate it with the R open source engine, build custom extensions, etc.
  • QlikView has a "green, white, grey" color scheme. Green is what I selected, white is what is included in that data set, and grey is what is excluded. It is a powerful visualization tool that can show you what is included as well as what is excluded. For data junkies, it is an excellent tool.
  • If you are looking to analyze real-time data, QlikView is probably not the right tool for you. It uses static pre-loaded data, rather than live data from an external data source.
  • We can literally do in a few minutes what it would have taken us hours or days to do in the prior Business Objects tool. We can quickly get to detailed information to see what is happening in our community, who the power users are, what they are doing, activity trends, etc. We then use these insights to determine any changes we want to make in our user adoption strategies.
The software is excellent at meeting our business requirements. We will continue to use.

Product Usage

2 - This question doesn't necessarily apply. We've built an application using QlikView that we use with our clients. Our clients have various numbers of users on the platform.
1 - Technology savvy individuals.
  • Our primary use is analyzing millions of rows of social collaboration activity.

Evaluation and Selection

We created an application using QlikView that is a replacement for Business Objects.
TIBCO Spotfire and Tableau were other systems considered. Both of these products are very good and they all have different strengths. QlikView best met our business needs because of its ability to load multiple data sources directly, handle ETL logic on the data load, delivers to mobile devices via HTML5, and its ease of data visualization.

Implementation

We have been very happy with the product.
  • Implemented in-house
  • Professional services company
We implemented in house on our own and work with our customers on implementations.

Training

It depends on what you are going to do. For the high end users, training would certainly shorten the learning curve.

Configuration

We did not do any custom coding to the platform. It is all out of the box.

Support

I have had little direct interaction with QV customer support, so I cannot provide a meaningful rating.
No - Not necessary in our deployment.

Usability

Once the data is loaded (which can range from simple to complex depending on the data set), it is relatively easy to create new charts/dashboards.

Reliability

We have not had any downtime issues with the product nor uncovered any significant bugs.
The speed of loading the data and working through the data visualizations is excellent.

Integration

  • Jive Software
The integration was simple. We connected QlikView to Jive's analytics database and were up and running in no time.
  • We likely will integrate with Active Directory and Google Analytics in the future.
Yes

Vendor Relationship

The vendor was great to work with. For large enterprise engagements, QlikView's licensing model is a bit complex and hard to decipher what is best for your organization.