Try QlikView, you'll be amazed!
June 02, 2014

Try QlikView, you'll be amazed!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with QlikView

It's being used by certain depts in the company. It currently solves a business situation we have where using other products will take a long time to accomplish.
  • Let me start out by saying that I'm very impressed at how easy the tool is to use, and how simple an architecture it has that is easily understandable and can be learned quickly.
  • As opposed to many BI products out there that require a huge investment in the "learning curve", QlikView is very intuitive and can be learned quickly. This is a huge positive.
  • The one feature that really impressed me is the ability of this product to accurately aggregate "facts" at different levels of granularity. Not many developers, even experienced are aware of this or even look into this. I've used other products where you need to struggle or at least think quite a bit about how to model the solution for various scenarios so the aggregation doesn't break. With QlikView, its amazingly simple. I didn't even have to think about it! I simply established the proper joins among the tables and that's it. It knows how to perform the aggregation without inflating the numbers on the report.
  • The GUI of course, is just "common sense". Easy to navigate.
  • The only suggestion I've for QlikView is to improve the ability of the "straight table" object so it can provide sub-totals and groups. Based on my current experience, there doesn't seem to be a straightforward way to do this.
  • Provide a GUI interface for scripting as opposed to the code one needs to write currently.
  • If anything, we've had a very positive ROI. It saved us months of work had we used some other tool.
We did evaluate other products but based on the simple but strong architecture, the associative relationships that Qlikview manages at the engine level and the ease of use, we selected QlikView
I gave this rating so there is opportunity for the product to improve and develop even more. In this review, I've mentioned those areas where it can improve.
I think the product is very flexible enough to accommodate a variety of situations.