QlikView Software


 

QlikView is a Business Intelligence (BI) data discovery product for creating guided analytics applications and dashboards tailor-made for business challenges.

The software enables user to uncover data insights and relationships across various sources with QlikView’s Associative Data Indexing Engine. This tool exposes data that is not found with query-based tools. QlikView also offers guided exploration, discovery and collaborative analytics for sharing insights. Additionally, the program allows users to build and deploy analytic apps without requiring professional development skills, helping drive faster response to changing business requirements, shorter time to value, and more insight across an organization.

QlikView has a patented in-memory technology that decreases the need for IT workers as the software has an inference engine to cultivate associations in data automatically. The tool consolidates data from multiple sources to provide centralized data for high level reporting. The intuitive click through dashboards makes it easy for non-IT professionals to understand hidden trends. The application administer user access and control through the web-based management console.

 

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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Greg from PayPal
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

QlikView is a powerful, flexible BI visualization toolkit that lets you show your users what's in their data

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QlikView is an excellent tool for data visualization. Developers can create intuitive solutions with relative ease.

Pros

QlikView has a positive 80/20 ratio. The first 80% of what you need to know (everything you need to know for most visualizations) can be learned in 20% of the time. The remaining 20% (complex expressions, extensions, and other advanced options) takes 80% of the time to learn.

A skilled analyst can sit down on day one and create a useful, meaningful QlikView solution. An advanced user could spend years learning new possibilities and creating more advanced offerings.

Cons

QlikView is an "in-memory" BI tool, which does offer speed and data manipulation capabilities. However, the data model is loosely managed. If it's not structured carefully, loading and processing times become unnecessarily long. The underlying model could be strengthened and otherwise improved to help the platform scale to larger projects.

 
 

Seddik from EPAC
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

QlikView Review

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Pros

Unlike most traditional systems, QlikView gives users the exact tools they need to build their workspaces, and process data in the desired ways.
The system is packed with appealing templates you could use to build accurate reports, which can later on be distributed as Microsoft Office document, or printed directly from the platform.

Cons

QlikView offers a number of perks, but it comes with a big price tag.
End users can’t build dashboard applications with Qlik; these tasks require the skill of a trained developer.

 
 

Rinki from Inmarketsales
Specialty: Advertising
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Qlikview expensive to implement

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After implementing 3 projects, I was so convinced I am not even close to not so familiar, not so user friendly, not so popular tool to the people who would ask to use.

I read its manual and couldn't code anything close to what I could quickly on my day 1 in Power BI and Tableau kinda tool

Pros

Good Graphics
Good slicing feature
Can handle terabytes of data
Its in memory stuff brings gigs of server storage space that might turn a pro into a con

Cons

Implementation cost per user are too much that small to medium sized business cant even think of affording it.

Infra cost would rise

Coding they say is easy but not really that easy especially for non It users
Performance issues are so severe
Poor customer support

 
 

Dinesh Kumar from Lennox International Inc
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Ease of use. Drag and drop with just few clicks for amazing visuals

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Pros

Build Dashboard with compelling visuals, report, engage stakeholders to make more informed and faster business decisions.
Provides flexibility to develop the software

Cons

Doesn't have much visuals, the variety of visuals is less as compared to other Business Intelligence tools.
Does not integrate 3rd party visuals

 
 

Sanjeev from damco solutions
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Good data analysis tool

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Pros

Just a year ago, We started implementing this tool at our two systems, we felt some problems, but as we started moving deep, we started attracted to this tool because of its rich features and its capabilities that we can not think of our work without this now. Learning this was easy and very intuitive and gave the way to drill down and filter.
Thanks to the team who developed this, good work guys.

Cons

we experience that if you have the capability of a deep researcher then don't worry then you can use easily this tool

 
 

Marisa from Penn State
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

July 2017

July 2017

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A pain to use, but a powerful tool overall.

Pros

Uses Excel coding standards, which makes it easier. Can hookup to multiple kinds of databases, which makes it very powerful.

Cons

Very frustrating to use. There are many functions that seem that they should be easy, but are far from it.

 
 

Brandon from Healthcare
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Somewhat clunky but overall it gets the job done

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Pros

After you spend some time with the product it begin to gain a lot of value for an organization. It also has a lot of customization options that are not currently offered in Qlik Sense.

Cons

This product requires a lot of SQL knowledge which can lead to high costs employing someone with a SQL background or using a consultant.

 
 

Elias from Information Technology and Services
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Qlik Developer

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Pros

gives an insight of the data available, easy to use, real time, fast processing (on memory), availability

Cons

It is simply a reporting & analysis tool that does not allow WRITE BACK to database.
It's in-built reporting-printing is not very efficient (some third party tool like N-Printing is used)

 
 

Matthew from Jan Linders BV
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Perfect Dashboards

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The dashboards look and feel pretty nice, qlik and see the truth about your data.

Pros

Dashboards look perfect, qlik and you know it!
For every user it shows useful information, easy to set the autorisation.

Cons

Learning to write the code takes some time, but plenty of information to find about this.
Useful user community.

 
 

Andrew from Edinburgh
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Great Data Analytical Tool

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Excellent product that leads way in data discovery and visualisation.

Pros

Intuitive, easy to deploy, good at joining datasets together.

Cons

Qlikview doesn't change screen size automatically based on device like it does in QlikSense.

 
 

Gopal from Laufer Group
Specialty: Travel, Transportation & Logistics

September 2016

September 2016

Good reporting tool for static reports

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Likes Best

Qlikview is good reporting/BI tool for developing complex reports. Once the reports are developed, users can apply multiple filters to drill down into specifics. It has a a great export to excel feature as well.

Likes Least

It is not user friendly enough for users to build their own charts or identify patterns. Any change needs to be re-coded and deployed. User licenses are expensive as well.

Recommendations

Look for products which are specific to your company size and industry vertical i.e. a more solution driven company rather than product driven. The product could be great but you need to identify the right fit to your requirements.

 
 

Jennifer from Large Private Health System in West, US
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services

June 2016

June 2016

Fully functioned, extensible, financially viable analytics platform

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Likes Best

Cost is low compared to value. Truly connects to any data source. Data governance, security, and user adoption rates couldn't be better. Directly embed into EHR workflows to deliver maximum value to end users. Extremely fast timeline associated with production application development. Ease of use in the context of truly 360 degree data access.

Likes Least

Skill set of Qlik developers isn't exactly a commodity in today's market. Keeping up with intensely high rates of end user adoption is difficult. Building a team that can meet Sid requirements and business leaders that are able,to take ownership of DQ and data definitions.

Recommendations

Don't fall for the first 5 minutes. There is much, much more value to be had from the 6th minute onward.

 
 

Cameron from Horn
Specialty: Distribution

April 2016

April 2016

The simple stuff is easy and the harder stuff is available

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Likes Best

Building the meta data for each dashboard is easy and the tools have enough depth for any complicated calculations. All the objects have lots of options and the scripts for each data point can be heavily customized or left as a single field. Conditionals for each object combined with global variables make each dashboard dynamic

Likes Least

Desktop design tool that sometimes hogs memory and crashes. Licensing between small business and big business is not very flexible.

Recommendations

Download the trial and see how easy it is to create dashboards. Design and organize your dashboards with licenses in mind.

 
 

PRAFULLA from Johnson and Johnson
Specialty: Manufacturing

January 2016

January 2016

Qlikview: An Analytical Tool

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Likes Best

This is an excellent analytical tool with below best suited features:
1) Flexible chart design
2) A lot of charts and plenty of minutes properties to configure the chart.
3) Power of custom expression using a expression language called "SET ANALYSIS". This enables a better control on data transformation and manipulation.
4) Script editor where in Data Layer can be defined, designed and managed.
5) Nice client server architecture so that report designed can be easily published over to web and access can be controlled easily through management console.
6) Qliksense, a cloud model, is a best thing qlikview has.

Likes Least

It's nothing like bad things but good if it has few features (that other BI tool has)
1) Data management should be more user friendly. Right now it is in script editor. Someone with good knowledge of Relational Database can easily handle this but a programmer knowledge is must. End users or non technical person may timid to start with qlikview as they will find it hard to start with.
2) Too many properties and configuration available. (It's not a bad thing at all as it gives more flexibility) But many configuration can be easily clubbed together systematically and user do not waste time to find the properties configuration. Meaning configuration should be simplified and structured.
3) Desktop should be as neat and clean as qliksense. Qliksense is way par than desktop in terms of User interface.

Recommendations

Please find my evaluation points:
1) Licensing and cost effectiveness.
2) Ease of dashboard Implementation
3) Data layer feasibility, management and manipulation
4) Presence over web and ease of publishing over web.
5) Performance and speed to manage huge data.

 
 

Rudy from Rudy Vasquez
Specialty: Retail

December 2015

December 2015

Robust Platform, but not a polished ready-to-use product

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Likes Best

Extremely fast in-memory platform giving us access to our CRM and sales data almost instantly.

Likes Least

The implementation and learning curve with building dashboards is quite high; we contracted with a Qilkview partner to deploy the platform, but developing our own dashboards has been a long process requiring IT resources

Recommendations

Consider the total cost of ownership when deploying it including the cost of a consultant, the expensive hardware requirements depending on the size of your database

 
 

Oleg from Natural Synergies, Inc.
Specialty: Consulting

December 2015

December 2015

Have been using QlikView for 13 years. Love the product!

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Likes Best

QlikView is extremely easy to use, user-friendly and developer-friendly. At the same time, it offers a lot of depth - when a complex solution is required, QlikView offers robust tools for your most intricate analytical needs.

Likes Least

After 13 years of using the product, there are many little things that I don't like. For example, while QlikView scales up very well to handle hundreds of millions (sometimes even billions) of rows of data, QlikView Server management tools are relatively simplistic. It's easy to manage a single server or a few servers, with a few dozen of reload tasks, but it may be difficult to manage many servers with thousands of users and hundreds or thousands of reload tasks. Having said that - QlikView is still one of the most well-rounded tools that offer a great frond end and a phenomenal back end in one package.

Recommendations

If you compare QlikView to big vendors traditional tools - just let both selling teams to build a prototype for you and see how fast you can get a working pilot on QlikView versus other tools.

If you compare QlikView to tools like Tableau - take the time to "look under the hood" and verify for yourself what's behind the flashy front end. QlikView has a lot more to offer, but you need to open the hood before you can see that by yourself.

 
 

Raymond from American University of Beirut
Specialty: Education

December 2015

December 2015

A different way to view your data

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Likes Best

What I like best about QlikView is its ability to take the raw data in any way it's available. No need to go through a different software to clean the data before visualization.
The online community is very active and supportive. Even the most complex calculations can be found

Likes Least

The designer is not easily dealt with. Some features can make the designing a lot better

Recommendations

The majority of the BI products are similar, each should find the solution that suits his needs best

 
 

Gautam from Analytics8
Specialty: Consulting

December 2015

December 2015

Great product for data analysis and discovery

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Likes Best

The ability to rapidly develop applications and the user experience by virtue of it being in-memory

Likes Least

Limitations around security, the product needs to mature in handling security better

Recommendations

Develop expertise in contextual data modeling, this contributes to 80% success of your project in Qlik

 
 

Juan from Derevo
Specialty: Software / Technology

December 2015

December 2015

Awesome BI

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Likes Best

Ease of use and true powerful index engine to process data

Likes Least

Responsiveness, does not adjust depending on the screen you are looking for (not without an extension)

Recommendations

Try to evaluate different BI tools so at the end will see why Qlikview is more balance and powerful

 
 

Haritha from Philips Healthcare
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services

December 2015

December 2015

Business analytics and visualizations at their best

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Likes Best

Qlikview is a great tool
1.To build aggregations and analytics on fly.
2. Charts and visualizations are best.
3. Relational data model is easy to build and provides lots of flexibility to analyze data.
4. Tool can read data from many data sources and ERP like SAP
5. Lots of technology upgrades and integrations like NPrinting, GI maps are very useful features.

Likes Least

1.Language syntax is close to SQL but not exactly. Its sometimes confusing.
2. Does not provide lot of flexibility with objects and sheets


Recommendations

Best tool to visualize data all at one dashboard by reading from multiple data sources. Connectors have been greatly improvised to smoothen the connectivity with lots of data sources.

 
 
 
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vaibhav from braininfobase.com
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Qlikview is a great Business Intelligence tool for dashboarding & reporting. for a couple

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Qlikview has a very intuitive UI, it is really easy to understand and provides exceptional data dril up and drill down qualities. Qlikview is highly robust in managing vast amounts of data and provides great data modelling capability. It is really fast in its analysis and has range of dashboard & report creation features. It is also compatible with most of the existing databases & systems.

Cons

There is nothing that is really not well about Qlikview except its data warehousing capability which needs slight improvement in the scripting part.

Source: Capterra
 

Susanta from Geeta Monitors Pvt Ltd,

June 2017

June 2017

first time found a software which can help us to understand our past , present & future easily

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accessibility in single click

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first time found a software which can help us to understand our past , present & future easily

Source: Capterra
 

Boris from Anvisi
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2016

June 2016

One of the best Enterprise BI tools on the market

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There are lots (and I mean lots) of BI tools of the market but Qlik is one of the best (if not the best). Here is why I think it is the best enterprise BI tool (compared to other enterprise BI tools -- SAP BO, Tableau, SAS, Cognos)

- It has its own ETL. Really no other tool is needed to use Qlik View. Easy to extract and transform data before using it in data model.
- Super fast -- want to see 100's of millions of rows presented very quickly. Done.
- Flexible data modeling. For example, you can achieve huge performance improvements with simple data model changes.
- Qlik's secret sauce -- associative model -- quickly and visually see data that is selected, possible, and unrelated. By selecting some data, you can see if all other data is (selected), is possible (associated) or completely unrelated located anywhere in the data model.
- Automatically web enabled.
- Save space. Compressed data in QVD tables are 10x smaller.

Source: GetApp
 

Chinna Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

February 2016

February 2016

QlikView Tool

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QlikView Tool has been a great prospecting tool . The software is easy to use and provides easy to show different types visual reports to our clients.

Pros

it maintain huge amount of data

Cons

sometimes a bit hard to understand

Source: GetApp
 

Ranabrata from Capgemini
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

July 2015

July 2015

Best In memory bi tool supported with ETL

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The tool can be used for ETlalong with Analytics .
We can load the data in super compressed form QVD and can do Encapsulation too

Pros

In memory feature .
Can do Etl's while loading

Cons

Cannot do a real time
Drill down is basic

Source: GetApp