Qlik Sense Software


 

Qlik Sense is a business intelligence (BI) and visual analytics platform that supports a range of use cases, including centrally deployed guided analytics apps and dashboards, custom and embedded analytics, and self-service visualization, all within a scalable, governed framework. The solution comes in three different editions - Qlik Sense Desktop, Enterprise and Cloud.

The Qlik Sense system offers data visualization and discovery for individuals and teams. The software's data discovery tool helps businesses of all sizes explore simple and complex data and find all possible associations in their datasets. With the drag and drop interface, users can create interactive data visualizations to present the outcome in a story form.

Qlik Sense offers a centralized hub from where every user can share and find relevant data analyses. The solution is capable of unifying data from multiple databases including Cloudera Impala, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase and Teradata. The Open API also allows developers to embed Qlik Sense into new applications and automate data capturing.

 

Qlik Sense - Mapping and graphing capabilities
 
  • Qlik Sense - Mapping and graphing capabilities
    Mapping and graphing capabilities
  • Qlik Sense - Case-specific analysis
    Case-specific analysis
  • Qlik Sense - Concentration analysis
    Concentration analysis
  • Qlik Sense - Executive dashboard
    Executive dashboard
  • Qlik Sense - Revenue analysis
    Revenue analysis
  • Qlik Sense - Graphical analysis
    Graphical analysis
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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Miguel Angel from LafargeHolcim
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2017

October 2017

Data analytics for the masses

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Value for Money

Qlik Sense is not QlikView. For those of us who have been working with both might seem like the next iteration of the latter. It is not. It uses websockets instead of HTTP and this has a huge impact in performance and usability. The cloud solution is still a work in progress, but for the needs of most users, enough and recommendable. Disclaimer, I'm a former Qlik employee and current Qlik customer.

Pros

Proven in-memory engine and robust data extraction language. Drag and drop user interface, responsive, ready to create, not just consume, from mobile devices like tablets. Overall performance and very complete integration with web technologies. Open sourced libraries. Fine-grained user access engine.

Cons

Applications are limited to the power of one single computer, although several computers (nodes) can be clustered, they act, at the end, individually (i.e.: not adding up resources from all the servers available). As of version 3.2 lacks a full governance tool and a central library across applications, so what is created for one can be reused in another. Built-in objects are basic, leaving more advanced visualizations to extensions or development of some kind, usually far from the advanced user knowledge (e.g.: widgets).

 
 

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

August 2017

August 2017

Qlik Sense provides excellent self-service BI tools with solid expansion capabilities

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We still use QlikView for most of our BI projects because the centralized model has merit. I would like to see a more integrated hybrid capability to support both QlikView and Qlik Sense in a dual implementation while addresses the weaker aspects of each.

Pros

Qlik Sense allows me to provide users with a library of BI objects (key indicators, trending charts, and other objects) based on a common data set. Users can choose to view simple dashboards or create complex analyses to support their own projects.

Cons

Some of the implementation and maintenance is still cumbersome, and I would prefer a greater capacity to centralize some areas of the published Qlik library in my organization.

 
 

Nima from nibaco
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Life Saver

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Nice Design and beautiful objects. Made life easy for the developer. Mobile version is also a great advantage of Qlik Sense.

Cons

Qlikview and Qlik Sense are not a powerful tool for reporting unfortunately ! Also it needs more macros for better automation.

 
 

Nahum from Janssen Israel
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Rapid development and strong supportive community

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From my experience, most of the though/completed how-to's I solved with the help of the community.
Hence I strongly recommended, in any tool that you are checking validate how large and cooperative is the community.

Pros

- Rapid development and strong supportive community.
- You can build a very nice dashboard and/or reports very fast. Simple reports can be built in matter of minutes! even if your data
is scattered between different files or even different platforms (excels, DB, etc.).
- You can extend the basic (out of the box) platform with Widgets and Extensions
- 'QIik Branch' - open source community sharing Widgets and Extensions that you can embed into your installation.

Cons

- Running in memory DB is fine on the server but on the desktop edition might be a problem for large DB.
- While "Associative Model" is what give Qlik the ease of rapid building dashboards and reports it might cause some odd
results if you are not truly understand this and pay attention while building the data model.
- While there is great training for how to use the basic features, there are not a lot for how to build Widgets and extensions.

 
 

Dinesh Kumar from Lennox International Inc
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

1 year experience working with enterprise QlikSense

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User friendly.
Can understand the relationship well only if one is proficient in sql

Pros

Powerful BI tool for building dashboards
Ease of use. Develop apps just by few clicks.
Automatic detect relationship among tables.
The qlik engine is powerful and fast.
Great Visualizations.

Cons

Qlik’s outdated interface is mostly tab based and property based, and lacks intuitive drag and drop features. In our opinion, Qlik’s interface is also cluttered with visualization tools the average user won’t leverage, and tools that don’t add value to data interpretation

 
 

Gavindra from UHealth
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Easily visualize data and spot trends in a very short time while maintaining data integrity.

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Pros

- Connects to data from multiple platforms.
- All sheets within an App maintain filter choices from previous sheet selections seamlessly.
- Much faster to piece together a presentation than Tableau and Excel.

Cons

- Some limitation amount of customizability within certain chart tools.
- Grid within the sheets do not have as much sizing flexibility.

 
 

Fernando from General Water
Specialty: Energy & Utilities
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Good Business Intelligence Tool

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Pros

Nice layout and graphics, a lot of features and pretty easy to customize to your needs. Excellent tool for presentations.

Cons

The free version seems a little buggy and slow. Unlike the paid version, which is online, you have to download it to your pc and it is slow.

 
 

James from UHealth
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

June 2017

June 2017

Qlik Sense is excellent

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Value for Money

Pros

Ability to quickly find what you are looking for using associative search capabilities. Large partner base and easier development cycle.

Cons

The only major downside I see is that there is no built in data-level security within the software itself

 
 

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

June 2017

June 2017

Excellent Product with Some Coding Needed

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If selecting a consultant, take your time to thoroughly evaluate what they each have to offer.

Pros

This product eliminates the mind-numbing work that I used to do in order to generate some of my reporting. It leads to faster response times and opens many of our workers up to being able to work on higher priority reports.

Cons

Implementing Qlik does require some coding knowledge. If you are not a coder, a consultant will likely need to be hired which results in high costs.

 
 

Jon from BorgWarner, Inc.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

May 2017

May 2017

Great Product, Maturing Quickly

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Great product to provide insights to the business. Hopefully, college education in the Data Analytics field will provide more experienced graduates in the future.

Pros

Ease of use for data connection and visualizations. Administration of the product is very straightforward and security model is very tight.

Cons

Had a range of experiences with Qlik Support technicians. Sometimes passed from one to another until the correct person at the correct level was reached. Does seem to be getting better.

 
 

carol from meadowcest
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Qlik Sense: Simple and Powerful

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Value for Money

Qlik Sense is in its early stage of industry exposure. It's an advanced BI tool which makes everyone capable of becoming a data intelligence developer. This tool is getting better in each of its updates. This is the future of Business Intelligence.

Pros

* Simple and elegant interface, does not require much technical knowledge.
* Enhanced visualisation objects.
* Allows integration with all types of data sources.
* Ability to migrate applications from QlikView.
* Design and Security features.
* Qlik sense become more and more powerful after each update.


Cons

* Visualisation objects needs to be upgraded so it can match with the predecessor's performance.
* So many functionalities are not available in Qlik sense which was available in Qlik View.
* Customization of visual objects are limited.

 
 

Paul from Haymarket
Specialty: Media & Communications
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Analytical Analysis At Its Best

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Fantastic BI Analytical Software that will help you knit your data together and discover new opportunities within your data for marketing and sales. As far as advice goes - do not underestimate how long it will take to design the interface itself once you've got all the data together.

Pros

Quick to process large data sets
Easy to merge differing data sets to a single view
intuitive tools to drive development
Great active online forum/blogs to help the less naturally gifted
It is fun to use and discover your data with

Cons

Initial steep learning curve to get up to speed
Set Analysis is not easy to pick up - misplace a bracket at your peril

 
 

Michael from TCU
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Easy to implement but working with dates seems harder than it needs to be.

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Value for Money

Pros

Ease of use. Ease to build visuals. Ease to export data. Auto sizing for multiple devices allows for dynamic builds.

Cons

Working with dates is way harder than it should be. Setting up data restrictions based on user logins is a little clumsy.

 
 

Venugopala from Sanofi
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

May 2017

May 2017

Easy to Use & Self Service Analytics

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

If you are looking to push self service report creation capabilities down to the front lines, Sense is worth a look.
Not everything that is possible in Qlikview can be done in Qlik Sense. This is a different tool, not a replacement with few limitations.

Pros

The product it's really easy to use and powerful. One of the best tools available today for self-service BI.
Ease of use
Self Service Capabilities

Cons

Integration with other tools
Governance & Security
Frequent releases and needs some stability of the functionality

 
 

Florian from Daiichi Sankyo
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Innovative BI tool but also room to improve

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

+ Easy to use,
+ Qlik's associative data model,
+ Qlik Sense's user self service functionality/ self service BI

Cons

- Basic Qlik Sense is limited to a certain degree (e.g. in terms of visualization) --> there is a wide variation of extensions for nearly everything. Of course Qlik couldn't guarantee the functionality after an update. However there is already the option to pay for this service
- Some basic "office" functionalities sometimes missing or too complicated integrated in Qlik (e.g. RGB code/color settings. Why not via click box in the chart?)

 
 

Alaeddine from Esprit
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Quick and sharp

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Export PDF and pptx is awful.

Pros

I do really approve the Speed of building dashboards that will allow users an easy double check of results.

Cons

Extraction data process is one of the lowest process in QlikSense.
Plus, I really dislike the limited choice of charts too.

 
 

Zachary from State Farm
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

May 2017

May 2017

New to QlikSense

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Customer Support

Value for Money

I see there's a lot of potential and I'm sure the product will get much better with future versions

Pros

Being able to associate field instead of doing joins is a huge advantage to this product. It also handles large amounts of data very well

Cons

It's billed as a drag and drop product but you need to be pretty good at scripting to do some basic things

 
 

James from UHealth - University of Miami Health Care System
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

The best analytical toolset on the market

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Great Job!

Pros

Ease of use, quick training, rich connected data, easily see connections that you never thought of before.

Cons

Where were you in 1985? I really need to get my leadership on board with this so that we can demonstrate all the possibilities.

 
 

Cassandra from Truity Credit Union
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Excellent BI Tool

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We've definitely seen positive results with this tool and we've been using it only for a short time, about 6 months or so. I can see how much this tool is going to help our company achieve some strategic goals.

Pros

It's easy to use, administer, and visualize data. Getting business users to view reports has become so much easier with this tool.

Cons

So far there has not been anything that we've had problems with. The support for the product is fantastic and any technical issues have been resolved with a quick phone call.

 
 

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

March 2017

March 2017

Qlik Sense easy

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Easy to use, anywhere you want it to work it actual works!
Expaling to end-users is not a difficult job.

Cons

Maybe a feature containig sizing your models you made online.
It is not annoying at this time, but would make it perfect.

 
 
 
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Diego from Freelancer
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2017

September 2017

Solid application with a good balance between features, performance and usability.

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An easy and intuitive way to create storyboards for everyone to understand, parting from relative large and difficult to understand and analyze data. The main benefit was a simple way to create quick charts which served as main discussion point with co-workers to make better decisions. So basically a great way to display business information.

Pros

First its usability and design. Regarding the User Interface: the application is well designed and I felt like every button and function was where I would expect it to be. The program is responsive and fluid, you always know where you are and what you should do. Having said that, there is some learning curve to the many features, which are a good thing. The program is easy enough to create a histogram with a simple spreadsheet while also allowing for much more complicated statistics and good looking charts, e.g. plotting geo-data, heat-maps, box-plots and so on.
I specially like the ability to write your own aggregation functions and even more the dashboard where you can put different charts and statstics and build an interactive and dynamic kind of storyboard. The interaction works seamless. If you select (in a bar chart) a specific bar or group of bars, the other charts will automatically adjust to show just the relevant/selected data. The program does not hesitate and performs really well, even with large quantities of data. Support is also pretty solid and there is a lot of information and questions already answered on the online forums. It supports many of the standard data sources.

Cons

The aforementioned ability to write your own functions has a somewhat steep learning curve. You do have to search online for the primary functions you need (though these are well documented). Unfortunately if your data has to much variables or data points, the charts prioritize the specific variable instead of the whole diagram. What I mean by that is that you can end up with a very large horizontal chart in which you have to scroll horizontally to find the other data instead of 'cramming' all variables into the visible space. This depends on taste, but I did not find any way to change that, which brings me to the next point. The charts are somewhat 'customizable' regarding color and design. However, I've used comparable software which allows for much more flexibility in the structure and formatting of charts. A few times it can get frustrating to use the program, mainly for two reasons. 1. The aforementioned displaying of information in a non-customizable way and 2. the lack of knowledge of how the program really works that hinders you from doing exactly what you want. But of these aspects become less of a problem, the more you use the program.

Source: Capterra
 

Emeka from CollegelloC

August 2017

August 2017

I strongly recommend Qlik. It's been perfect.

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Easy to use when it comes to data visualization and analysis. Good user interface as well.

Cons

I am yet to be frustrated by an problems. So far it's been a good experience and I am thankful for that.

Source: Capterra
 

Matthew from FortuneBuilders Inc

January 2017

January 2017

Average reporting

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Used Quick to pull data from our LMS. The data was clean some of the time but the filters didn't always pull exactly what was needed.

Source: Capterra
 

Dannielle from National Constitution Center

January 2017

January 2017

Happy End User

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As a consumer of QlikSense reporting that our Information Team develops, I am a happy customer. I am not involved in the backend development, but I can say that our entire team is extremely satisfied with its intuitiveness, esthetics, and affordability.

Source: Capterra
 

Vartika from NA
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Easy to use Data visualization software out there!

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One of the easiest to learn and handle software. I had to learn Qliksense because of some small project I did at school and was really impressed with the ease of use this software had. Also, the abundance of training material and videos online also make the software really useful overall.

Pros

User experience - ease of use and functionalities

Cons

missing some features such as ease to rename new variables etc.

Source: Capterra
 

Andy from HoltKC.com

December 2016

December 2016

Qlik in the Cloud

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This is a great platform for crunching your data quickly and producing brilliant dashboards. I have been working with a consultant to get some new dashboards built for our leadership and executive team, and it is most certainly one of their favorite tools to utilize. It is so much easier to set up than products from other vendors I've used that there really is no comparison.

Source: Capterra
 

Mitul from SoftwareSuggest
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

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Source: GetApp
 

Carlos from JF Hillebrand Global Beverage Logistics
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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Source: GetApp
 

Nidhish from Red Hat
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

August 2015

August 2015

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Source: GetApp