Qlik Sense Review

Non-technical users would get bogged down trying to set up expressions.

What is most valuable?

  • Easy to use

What needs improvement?

Set analysis "language" leaves a lot to be desired; non-technical users wanted full features but would get bogged down trying to set up expressions, requiring unplanned help.

Visuals change when exported; not compatible with other products other than Qlik.

Must have Qlik tools to use Qlik files.

I’m referring to the script expressions in the visualizations. Explaining or working through something like below to an everyday user was tedious, and time consuming. Plus, it did not leverage the skillset of our developers, and switching gears from our working environment (SQL Server, Visual Studio) to a Qlik scenario was a real pain.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for one year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We have not encountered any deployment issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Data must be well staged or Qlik has trouble loading and relating data sources.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer service is good.

Technical Support:

Technical support is good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

There was nothing that was being created - except for some of the geospatial/map features - that couldn't be done in Excel.

What about the implementation team?

A combination of a vendor team and an in-house team implemented it; mostly in-house.

What was our ROI?

  • Sunset the product; moving on to another product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we did not evaluate other options. A salesperson got a hold on some people outside of IT/BI; need I say more.

What other advice do I have?

It's an easy-to-use, fun visualization tool; probably best suited for prototyping. We explained this to Qlik Sense sales and were told we probably over bought.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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