Qlik Sense Review

Provides self-Service use of the desktop version with the ability to port applications into the server environment


What is most valuable?

Self-service use of the desktop version with the ability to port applications into the server environment.

How has it helped my organization?

Much more information is now available when meeting with vendors to discuss issues and trends.

What needs improvement?

Ability for the administrator to approve Community Sheets in the QMC and then move them into base sheets.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used this solution for approximately 16 months.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There were no deployment issues. It was easy to install with good on-line directions.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were stability issues. The former synchronized persistence failed and caused database corruption.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are no scalability issues. RIM nodes are easy to add and performance monitoring is built into QMC.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

There is good customer service. There are no issues and they are very responsive.

Technical Support:

Technical support is decent. There is a lot of passing around to other other technicians for escalation.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not use a previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not complex. Just make sure to understand the architecture and use the online server planning tools.

What about the implementation team?

We used an in-house team, although the server architecture was planned with the Qlik architecture team.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Understand the break over price point for switching to the Enterprise license.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Tableau, Power BI, and Lumira.

What other advice do I have?

Utilize the resources Qlik has online. The white papers, support site, and training are all very good and worth the effort.

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