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When to use Qlikview and when to go with a competitor
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March 04, 2016

When to use Qlikview and when to go with a competitor

Score 7 out of 101
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QlikView Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with QlikView

Qlikview is used as a data summarization tool for operational risk. The software sits on top of our database to allow the business to get insight into their data. We use it almost as someone might use a pivot table in Excel. We have preset pivots and charts that are updated relatively real-time as data is fed into the database.
  • Dashboards can be created easily with basic programming skills. A typical business analyst will not require a developer once the underlying data model is in place.
  • Qlikview can be used as a web based application allowing users to access dashboards anywhere permissions allow.
  • Qlikview provides a variety of pre-built objects that gives designers flexibility to represent data in multiple ways.
  • Qlikview has its own database and management system. Developers are required to build a new data model to get data into Qlikview.
  • Qlikview's web application requires significant memory and processing power from the browser. Complex dashboards can crash your browser if you're running too many things at once.
  • Qlikview dashboards look relatively outdated.
The only other vendor product that I have worked with that provides a similar experience to Qlikview is Tableau. I would recommend Tableau if your use case is to build a fixed dashboard. You can share reports for free without needing to buy additional licenses. I would recommend Qlikview if your users are looking for a more interactive experience. They can create new objects to represent the data which can't be accomplished as easily in Tableau.
Data sourcing is easy on Qlikview if your data model is relatively simple. It does not handle multiple level relational data models or cube data models well. Feed data to Qlikview real-time is difficult.
Permissions and security are set up pretty nicely for QlikView's web application. Data sharing becomes pricey as users need licenses to access the dashboards.
It is well suited for creating simple dashboards. Larger data models will require significant back-end development to make up for QlikView's lack of front end caching. QlikView is a much better alternative than creating Excel pivot tables powered by macros. Its security settings, scalability, and stability surpass anything that can be built in Excel.

QlikView Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
4
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
6
Drill-down analysis
6
Formatting capabilities
5
Report sharing and collaboration
2
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
4
Report Versioning
2
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
5
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
4
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated