Handles large amounts of data well, slick visuals
October 22, 2013

Handles large amounts of data well, slick visuals

Christine Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with QlikView

  • It does a good job of processing large amounts of data locally, so I use it to replace a lot of the analysis I do in Excel using vlookups and pivot tables.
  • Nice graphics for dashboarding.
  • Easy to flip between different chart types, dimensions and expressions.
  • Have had some performance issues the more users we have and the more we try to do with it.
  • Does not handle joining multiple data sources together particularly well on the load or within the app.
  • Some of the syntax is strange, so it might take a while to figure out how to write simple code using things like nulls and "not in".
  • Year over year analysis if we want to compare the same day of the week instead of same date is really difficult since there aren't very good built in time functions. We either lose a couple days that the beginning or end of the year, or get caught up on leap years or other things like that.

Using QlikView

  • Reporting business metrics to analysts and senior leadership.
  • Data integrity/validation and operations reporting.

QlikView Training

  • Online training
  • In-person training
  • Self-taught
For me it was, since I prefer learning on my own. There is plenty of information online, so I usually just Google it or use the QV community on their site to get answers quickly.

QlikView Support

I don't deal with external tech support.

Using QlikView

QV easily outperforms Excel: it looks better and is easier to use and tailor by business users. QV development is pretty quick once you get the hang of it, so our ability to replace old Excel reports is really impressive to end users. Non-technical people find it to be intuitive and easy to drill down on the data to do their analysis.

Integrating QlikView