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"QlikView Positive Review"
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Updated May 24, 2016

"QlikView Positive Review"

Score 8 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with QlikView

We are using QlikView as part of the reporting strategy at the university. Dashboards are being developed for different entities within the university and each entity is using it for its own purpose. We created dashboards to reflect the students' status and behavior, the status of the IT ticketing system and the status of the financial situation. The plan is for us to use QlikView now with the new data warehouse we're building to be able to report on the whole situation of the university from one source.
  • Fast applying changes to the filters
  • Easy to deploy and needs minimal operation time
  • It connects to all data sources we needed
  • The online community is very helpful and it has a lot of data already
  • The Select Tables form needs major renovations
  • Still has stability issues where it crashes frequently
I haven't used a different BI solution other than QlikView. This makes me in a position where I'm unable to make a comparison
The cost is very reduced for the university so it won't be a big hassle to renew, plus the majority of the staff already know how to use it and are satisfied.
QlikView is used by around 150 users across the university with half of them coming from the medical center. All other departments are using QlikView for one dashboard or another.
I connected QlikView with several data sources: SQL Server, Oracle, SQL Server Express, Excel file, Access File, text files, Sharepoint Lists and QVD files. Never faced a problem with any of them.
Once a dashboard is created, it can be shared between all users. However, a single user's changes cannot be shared with other users and thus making the collaboration capability limited.
The variety of charts and the options each chart presents are very helpful. Add to that the options of themes and you have very sexy looking dashboards in a matter of minutes
The cost is usually steep, so I would check about the budget first. QlikView is very helpful for creating dashboards and using it to make decisions; I usually don't recommend people to use it as a simple reporting tool for generating reports.

QlikView Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Report sharing and collaboration
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Responsive Design for Web Access

Using QlikView

Users and Roles

50 - Student Admission
Helpdesk Managers
IT Managers
Student Services

Support Headcount Required

2 - We have one designer/developer and one system admin available in-house to support QlikView.
The designer/developer usually handles the clients' request and maintaining the QV dashboards.
The system admin handles the QV server, handling permissions, licencing and monitoring.

QlikView Implementation


Once we implemented QlikView, we didn't have to revisit it even though the amount of dashboards has increased

Implementation Details / Implementation Partner

  • Vendor implemented

QlikView Reliability




The scripting option gives me options to connect to different databases with ease