More power than you can imagine

Made for

Qlik's platform is a good choice for buyers who are looking for a self-service business intelligence tool capable of producing nice dashboards and visualizations.

Not for

Qlik is not built for users who want out-of-the-box advanced statistical tools, unless they are willing to use Alteryx or R in conjunction with Qlik.

 
Free versions available
 
Starts at $1500
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Features

Qlik Sense Desktop

Qlik Sense features personalized, interactive data visualizations, reports and dashboards. Drag-and-drop makes integrating data from multiple sources easy. This Windows application is free to download.

Features:

  • Gain flexibility with smart search strings
  • Collaborate and share insights visually
  • Explore multiple data sources

Qlik Sense Enterprise

This is a solution for companies who want to easily create personalized reports and dynamic dashboards, explore vast amounts of data and find data insights. Qlik Sense Enterprise version offers governed, self-service creation on any scale. It supports self-service visualizations, guided analytics apps and dashboards, embedded analytics and reporting within a governed framework that provides enterprise scalability.

Security and Scalability:

  • Flexible security-rules engine for enterprise level security
  • Granular control for progressive development
  • Powerful auditing and logging
  • Elastic scaling
  • Geographically disperse clustering for global deployments

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QlikView Personal Edition

Import your own data for a faster response times and greater data insights. This is another free data discovery tool for personal use. QlikView offers highly interactive guided analytics applications and dashboards.

Data discovery features:

  • Flexible data discovery
  • Direct and indirect search
  • Include big data sources in analysis

QlikView NPrinting

NPrinting is an advanced reporting and distribution solution for QlikView. Create more polished reports using data and analytics from QlikView. Distribute them easily and quickly. Use the same platform for data discovery and reporting, with enhanced security and scalability for large enterprise deployments.

NPrinting features include:

  • Microsoft Office formats including PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Polished reports in HTML formats
  • Simple, web-based client and built-in editing tools
  • Link to live QlikView apps
  • Centrally schedule, generate and deliver reports

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Although QlikView possesses basic statistical analysis capabilities, they have integrated with Alteryx to better meet this need. Alteryx Analytics natively supports analytic output to QlikView’s platform in the form of dynamic visual applications that can be navigated and searched intuitively.

Another option is the QlikView R Connector add-on, which integrates R Project and QlikView. It offers the following forecasting types: Econometric, regression, Box-Jenkins techniques, GRNN, etc. This add-on also transmits R-Project statistical indicators, such as confidence scores and mean-square error.

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Compatibility & Integration

Qlik integrates with Alteryx for data blending and advanced analytics. This partnership brings a way to incorporate more advanced analytics into QlikView environment, ensuring strict data security, quality and governance. The predictive and spatial analytic capabilities of Alteryx allow QlikView users to dive deeper into their data.

Qlik has also partnered with Lavastorm, a performance analytics company. Lavastorm’s platform offers a faster, more cost-effective way to integrate data from a wide variety of sources, then inspect, cleanse, analyze and prepare that data for use in QlikView.

QlikView is fully integrated with Microsoft Office applications, giving users drag and drop accessibility inside PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

Lastly, leading open source predictive analytics platform RapidMiner natively writes Qlik’s QVX files. This allows Qlik users to view predictive analytics results within dashboards and analytic applications.

Mobile Access

Qlik Sense Cloud can be used on any device, from desktop to tablet to smartphone with HTML 5 browser technology and fully responsive design. QlikView mobile is available for free download on the Apple App Store, and provides a native user experience along with offline sync capability on iPad.

Support

Contact:
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  •  Phone
  •  Chat
Forums:
  •  Developer forum
  •  Community forum

Pricing

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Free versions available
 
Starts at $1500

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Client Interview
Nov 16 2016

Data Visualization for Analytics Company

4.0

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
3.0
Support: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
Management Consulting
 
11-50 employees
 
Pune, India
Director, Rudder Analytics
Soumen Saha
1
 
Verified
The Review
Background

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company, Rudder Analytics, was started one and a half years ago and provides end-to-end analytics services, including web analytics using platforms like Mixpanels, Google Analytics, BizMetrics, and so on. We gather data from various resources, using APIs and connecting through databases, and consolidate it into one place, where it can be harmonized and used to figure out actionable insights. We also perform statistical modeling, from machine learning to artificial intelligence algorithms. We also focus on visual analytics. Presentation is one of the most important aspects; if the data can't be presented in a way that can be understood, it's not of much use. There are many platforms available for this purpose, like Tableau, Power BI, and Qlik, as well as lightweight options like Klipfolio and Gekko, which are all a part of our service portfolio.

I’m the director.

Experience

We've used Qlik in some cases for data visualization projects.

Pros

Qlik has gone through a bit of a makeover. QlikView had varied data streaming and modeling features built-in, but the product they're focusing on now is QlikSense, a more lightweight version of the platform. It doesn't require a lot of programming knowledge for building an actionable configuration, so even business users can implement it themselves. Ease-of-use-wise, it's a great option. 

Cons

Qlik's price point should be lowered. Qlik has much less support than some other options, and they should be increasing the budget in this area. 

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Features
  • 3.0 Ease of Use
  • 3.0 Support
  • 4.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Aug 11 2016

Dashboard Creation and Analytics for Logistics Client

3.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
2.5
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
3.0
the reviewer
 
Data Analytics
CEO of SCI-BI Systems
Balaji K P
1
 
Verified
The Review
Background

Introduce your business and what you do there.

SCI-BI is a Cloud Data Integration and Analytics company that is vendor neutral and puts customer interest in the forefront when suggesting tools and technologies. Our primary focus is on analytics, and we have expertise in Tableau, Qlikview, SAP BOBJ, Cognos, OBIEE, and other tools.

Solution

How did your company implement Qlik in this situation?

Initially, our client was exploring Pentaho Open source for all these reports. We stepped in and suggested Tableau or Qlik. They compared both the platforms and decided on Qlik.

The data from different sources were loaded into a SQL Server 2012 DW using SSIS. Dedicated datamarts were built for each subject area using Ralph-Kimball methodology. Once the data was available in SQL server, the Dimension tables were loaded into Qlikview’s In-memory and the large fact tables were left in SQL server. We were able to combine both these data using the Direct Discovery feature of the Qlikview platform and build the necessary reports and dashboards. The overall timeline was over 10 months. We have engaged 3 ETL Developers, 3 Qlik developers, 1 DW-BI architect and 1 quality assurance specialist in total for this project.

Was your company considering other platforms? What are the advantages of this platform?

Yes, Pentaho and Tableau were considered. The client decided on Qlik because of the metadata layer and Direct Discovery feature, given the large quantity of data.

On an annual or monthly basis, roughly how much does your company spend to utilize the platform?

That information is on the customer side - On-Premise setup. We are not aware of the negotiated costs.

Results

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

Overall, the project was a success. There were some open areas that needed clarity on the customer side. We still do enhancements on both the DW and Qlik layer. This is an on-going effort towards 100%. Right now, we can say the platform is 85 to 90% complete, and over 50 users are effectively utilizing the platform.

Features

Were there any software features/tools that you were really impressed by?

We liked Qlik's intuitive Metadata layer for Data modeling. Also, Direct Discovery is a big plus for visualizing large volumes of data.

Looking back, are there any areas of the software that you feel could be added or improved upon?

Licensing was a little confusing. It’s hard for us to give a clear picture to customers about costing. Qlik also requires deep expertise in the tool. It is not easy for business users.

I would say that Qliksense is not as great as Tableau. It lacks advanced aggregations that are available in Tableau.

Have you had to interact with the platform’s support team or reference their support resources?

We had referred to the Qlik community for certain solutions. Our client had hired an administrator from a different vendor who also interacted with the support team. Overall, their support was adequate.

3.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Features
  • 2.5 Ease of Use
  • 4.0 Support
  • 3.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Mar 25 2016

Business Intelligence Consultants' Implementation of Qlik

3.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Management Consulting
 
51-500 employees
 
Philadelphia, PA
Vice President of Data Practice, HighPoint Solutions
Jeff Catteau
1
 
Verified
The Review

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

HighPoint Solutions is a technology and management consulting firm based outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in East Norriton. We're focused on exclusively serving the life sciences and healthcare markets. In these markets we provide both functional and technical oriented solutions through package system implementations as well as management consulting. For example, we have a commercial excellence practice focusing on helping life sciences organizations optimize their commercialization path, as well as to initially commercialize. We actively serve over 80 life sciences companies, including 8 of the top 10 bio pharma companies and over 40 emerging pharmaceutical organizations. With the merger and acquisition propensities of these markets, we have been involved in a number of acquisition optimizations for companies that are either acquisitive by nature or are undergoing an acquisition to help optimize their structure.

HighPoint also has horizontal practices focused on technology implementations, including our informatics practice, which is comprised of subcomponents around data warehousing, business intelligence, master data management, data quality, etc. We also have a managed services organization, where we provide services for information-centric capabilities like data warehousing or business intelligence.

What is your position?

I am the Vice President Of Data Practice. My responsibility is for strategy and innovation, data warehousing, big data, and business intelligence.

CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Qlik?

We work with a lot of emerging pharmaceutical organizations. These are companies that are bringing their first or second product to market. We help them establish their whole commercialization roadmap, ranging from business commercialization (getting their sales force out on the street and what technology they should use in terms of customer relationship management applications) and also providing rapid understanding of the market which they will be entering. The second aspect is how they're positioned in that market through their pricing and managed care strategy. The third part is pulling this process through direct sales activities. Looking across this dimension, we can determine what a successful launch is going to be made up of. We create opportunities and maximize pulling them through.

We work predominantly with organizations which have therapies targeted to people with complex diseases which are treated by specialists, like oncologists. We also work with chronic diseases that need to be treated with complicated medications, like rheumatoid arthritis. The data landscape for understanding product flow, how products are positioned, and how uptake happens, requires integration of up to 200 data sources for a single product. These tend to be of low quality, but they have to be integrated and presented with some fairly low-latency understanding of what roadblocks may be presented in the marketplace, either for getting the message out or for getting therapy to patients. After this, it's important to understand what tactics the medical communications team or the sales team needs to employ to make sure that the product will get introduced to the patients that need it. We deliver a lot of solutions in this space with an underlying data fabric which we call DataBurst, which handles the integration side of the equation. In many cases, we present the analytics and day-to-day operational insight through QlikView.

FEATURES

What makes QlikView the better choice, compared to other available options?

We do implementations using both QlikView and Tableau. One of the positive aspects of QlikView is that time-to implementation can be very short once the data has been integrated in the background. For organizations with specific analytic journeys which they want people to take, we can create a nicely-governed Qlik application that is either hosted or distributed in order to make sure that people are focused on the analytics that are somewhat predetermined and understood. That is the data which will help them be successful without having to venture off into the analytics wilderness, spending time looking at data in a way which may not be correlated to reality, or is simply not a good use of their time. We find that the deployments that meet tightly-governed, high-value, easy-to-navigate analytics, work best in Qlik.

How would you say that Qlik fares as far as integrating with disparate data sources?

As an in-memory database, it requires a certain level or architectural sophistication in order to develop a truly self-service environment. Partners like HighPoint can create an analytic data pipeline that can provide the necessary data sources to Qlik in a way that can offer flexibility to people without running into performance issues. We normally have our analytics pre-processed or datamarted upstream. Depending on the use case, we publish Qlik files or use the publication server environment. The other aspect is trying to get to low-latency reporting. It can be very difficult for someone to do any self-service without direct IT intervention.

Are there any particular features by which you've been impressed, which you would highlight as Qlik's key strengths?

Qlik's visualization layer is very compatible with the user expectations of our customer base. Qlik's early penetration of the market, and providing visualizations for both enterprise and media applications, set an aesthetic with which people are comfortable. The applications which we publish are very intuitive and help people conduct directed analytics in a very efficient way.

Are there any services which haven't performed up to your expectations, or is there any tool which you'd like to see implemented within Qlik?

From a feature-functionality perspective, there are aspects of the overall architecture which create barriers to find either high frequency or low-latency analytics. I don't know if this is necessarily a negative issue; it's simply the nature of the product. I am referring to applications of large data landscapes which include hundreds of sources. I don't know if there is a business intelligence tool which can solve this problem. Upstream data integration and data mining are necessary in these cases. A lot of people think that solutions like Qlik are able to achieve this, but they can get themselves into a lot of trouble this way.

One of the challenges that Qlik has had over the last couple of years has to do with the fact that they function in an economic world in which pricing has to become more realistic. This has put a lot of pressure on them, given the competing emerging technologies within their business model. We've seen increased pressure from our customers to look at other tools that are a little more modern, more self-service oriented, and cheaper.

Have you had interactions with any of their support team or support resources? If so, how would you categorize the experience?

I would say their support experience is industry average.

OVERVIEW

We have five additional questions. For each of these, we ask that you rate Qlik on a scale of one to five, with five being the best score.

How would you rate Qlik for its functionality and available features?

Three and a half to four.

How would you rate Qlik for ease of use and ease of implementation?

Four for ease of implementation.

Four and a half for ease of use.

How would you rate Qlik for support, as in the response of their team, and the helpfulness of available resources online?

Three.

How likely are you to recommend Qlik to a friend or colleague, out of five?

We currently recommend the solution to our business clients.

How would you rate Qlik for overall satisfaction with the platform?

Three and a half.

3.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Features
  • 4.0 Ease of Use
  • 3.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Mar 11 2016

Consulting Firm Uses Qlik

4.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Confidential spend
 
Information Technology and Services
 
11-50 employees
Solutions Architect, IT Consulting Company
Babu Durairaj
1
 
Verified
The Review
Background

Please describe your organization.

We are a systems integrations and consulting firm specialized in analytics and data warehousing. We work with clients in order to understand their needs and try to derive solutions that transform the way in which they do business, specifically the way in which they consume information.

What is your position?

I am a solutions architect.

Solution

What business challenge were you trying to address with Qlik?

Unlike traditional reporting, our team provides solutions using QlikView and QlikSense in order to queue solutions and build a model that can be used within the business community to extract more information out of data. We are able to provide more information in terms of a business discovery model.

Our tools in the market focus mostly on building reports and providing customer dashboards. Our clients needed a good way for their sales team to access information on mobile devices. QlikSense naturally answers this need through a new architecture built on HTML5, providing responsive design and access from any device. I do not have to worry about the mobile capabilities of end-user devices, focusing instead on resolving the business problems themselves. Qlik has integration capabilities naturally built-in. The content is automatically optimized to fit whatever device it is viewed on. Big screens are optimal for daily overviews, while an iPhone screen would be better for an annual report. This kind of responsiveness is a frequent request for us, and we work constantly to provide this type of solution.

Results

What is the typical feed-back offered by clients after switching to QlikView or QlikSense?

The success of any solution that we provide can be measured by user adoption: how the community embraces a product and what license increases can we see as a result. We aim for large user adoptions and have worked with other solutions in the past. The current paradigm is more business, rather than IT-oriented. In the past, reports would be handled by a report administrator and report developers who would post the content on a portal or create PDFs which were emailed to the clients. Businesses are currently more oriented towards self-reporting. They want to have more control over the data, not only in terms of what they see on the screen, but also explore it, add columns, and change visualizations. User-driven reporting is getting more and more popular, which is changing what we see in the market. This is one of the main strengths of Qlik products, along with their mobility.

How would you describe the data integration capabilities of QlikView and QlikSense? As far as data preparation goes, are they easier or harder to use for accessing different types of data and putting them in your systems?

Another strong feature of QlikSense is the fact that we can connect to multiple sources of data, either Excel files or relational data models. Any type of data can be brought into Qlik's model for performing ETL [extract, transform, load] tasks. Cubes and data levels aren't required. The more granular our data is, the better outcome we will have for our users. QlikSense stores only one instance of data internally, without duplication. This creates a small footprint and means that data can be processed faster and into a smaller size. The ETL functionalities of integrating with SalesForce.com or any big data analysis platform also open up through QlikBranch. We can build custom connectors from sources like Cassandra which is not natively available to Qlik at the moment.

Is Qlik a viable option for predictive analytics?

Our company has a focus on data blending. Predictive analytics acts as a model for the solution we need to provide based on historical data. We've worked on a project for gathering data from multiple data centers and determining how many computers each center would need, for example. It was not the type of out-of-the-box implementation that Qlik would provide, but we were able to develop a solution based on their tools. QlikSense has functionalities which allow us to view data on different models.

Are there any areas of improvement for the Qlik software, or any features that could be added in the future?

There are moments in which I want to print a hard copy of the data and take it with me. Qlik has a printing option built in. They acquired a printing company which was integrated into their product strategy. It works very well with QlikView, but not with QlikSense. Users have to rely on browser printing, which means that, for ten different pages, they have to hit Print ten times. They should try to find a way in which to integrate printing into QlikSense as well.

Have you had an opportunity to interact with the Qlik support team or reference their support resources? If so, how would you describe that experience?

The Qlik support team has been very good. Experiences will vary with the severity of each issue, but we've gotten responses from them within 8 hours on average. Follow-ups have been also good. They've contacted us in order to make sure that our problem was handled according to our expectations.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Good Looking dashboards

4.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Information technology
 
5001+ employees
 
San Francisco, CA
Associate
1
The Review

Experience:

Qlik is a useful program that we use mainly to track inventory. It provides a real time visualizations and data tied to the aging profile of our inventory, amount of inventory, and inventory trends in each region of the world. This is important because we have supplier agreements around inventory, and we have exposure for obsolescence since we operate in technology. We primarily use Qlikview via the webplayer. Back end data is fed out of SAP. The solution has worked quite well. The benefits we have seen are: 1) real time updates for anyone to use who has access to the tool 2) Provides insight on our inventory. As I alluded to before we have huge obsolescence risk around inventory since we are in tech. Early visibility and the ability to adapt dynamically is huge.

Pros:

I like Qlik because it is really easy to use, it's customize-able and provides good looking dashboards.

Cons:

I have no issues so far, but I am not on the programming side. I am on the user/stakeholder side.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

More reports & analytics options

4.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Manufacturing
 
1001-5000 employees
 
Philadelphia, PA
Director
1
The Review

Experience:

Qlik has opened up so many new reports and analytics options. Inventory control, logistics, sourcing, operation all have improved optimization and efficiency. We are currently evaluating quick sense to allow us to link data from multiple qlik view reports. We use Qlik for Dashboards, Nprint reports and sorting features. Qlik is productive, it has increased awareness of potential issues. One example is a daily stock report that drives root cause analysis, and OTD is so much better.

Pros:

It's a mid ware package so data from different ERP systems can be brought to one place

Cons:

It can be slow to run reports.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Statistical Analysis

5.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Health care & life sciences
 
101-200 employees
 
Miami, FL
President or CEO
1
The Review

Experience:

I chose Qlik because I had heard that it provides very good results from other colleagues. I use Qlik for data analytics and statistical analysis. It gives me a good idea based on BI data on how to increase my clientele.

Pros:

Qlik is very useful and gives me great information.

Cons:

No complaints here.