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"QlikView Review"
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Updated July 14, 2015

"QlikView Review"

Score 9 out of 101
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Software Version
11.20 SR5 64-bit Edition Small Business Server

Overall Satisfaction with QlikView

We use QlikView for multiple levels of management reporting in our organization. We decided to use QlikView based on a recommendation from one of our consultants who agreed to implement the software at no charge to us. We currently have C-Level reports being generated daily as well as mid-Level and day-to-day operations reports. We were limited to basic reporting from, which spurred the need to bring in a more robust reporting package.
  • Many Different Visual Display Options, ie, charts, graphs, data tables
  • Filtering and Manipulation is extremely easy. You can potentially filter or group by any field in your load statement.
  • You can have many iterations of the same data shown on one tab, or have many tabs.
  • Cloning existing tabs or charts is easy and fast
  • A Load Builder (Similar to a query builder) would be a nice feature
  • Provide distribution capability w/in Small Business Server
  • Better Selection box controls. Make it easier to do AND / OR filters without coding.
  • Crystal Reports,SSRS
I have used Crystal Reports and SSRS at previous organizations. They were not considered here at my current company because we do not have any SQL servers housing any data.
We paid for the licenses in full when we acquired the application. Unlike, there is not recurring license fees. The license fee was a one-time thing which means all we're paying for now and in the future is for support and maintenance. Both of which are not required.
I wouldn't say we're company-wide at this point. We have all levels of managers using QlikView. All of our senior level managers are using the application. We also have our Project Managers using it as well as our resource managers and schedulers. We do not have this across all departments in the organization at this point. We currently have 10-named users and 15 document licenses.
Because we are pulling our data from, there is an additional connector that we needed to install to pull the data into QlikView. Currently, is our only source of data.
Sharing and collaboration are easy and pretty simple IF both users have the license for the document being reviewed. Sharing is difficult with Small Business Server if a user does not have at least a document license to view the document. Also, copying a chart out of QlikView into excel does not work well either, as the charts appear "grainy". Small Business server does not have a distribution tool built in
There are many chart and graph types available when creating new documents. This is one of the key features of QlikView. Each chart or graph can show a different set of data based upon the dimensions and expressions you build into them. They are extremely flexible as well as visually pleasing.
Definitely valuable if you're querying many tables > 4 (Salesforce limitation). We can query and relate many tables in a single load statement

QlikView Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated