QlikView Review

Great for personal productivity and data analysis. Forget it if you just need a reporting tool


Valuable Features

I think it's the best data analysis/discovery tool I've ever seen.

Improvements to My Organization

I'm currently using it also for my personal and professional productivity: e.g. stock analysis, project management dashboards.

Room for Improvement

It is really missing a comprehensive semantic/metadata layer and security/data profiling can be hard to accomplish at corporate level without a high level of scripting.

Use of Solution

4 years

Deployment Issues

Not in the last couple of years

Stability Issues

Not in the last couple of years

Scalability Issues

It really depends on your analytics. You have to think and design your documents and/or analytics for large scalability if you think you need something like that.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: Medium/LowTechnical Support: Medium/High

Previous Solutions

I never replaced a tool with QV in my working experience. For my personal productivity, it mainly replaced excel.

Initial Setup

Everything is quite easy and straightforward

Implementation Team

We implemented in-house with limited support of the vendor team

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Server licence (about 9k USD) + maintenance and a bunch (increasing) of different kind of user licences (average $500 each).

Other Solutions Considered

Mainly SAS, Microstrategy and Microsoft BI

Other Advice

Well, it really depends on what you're looking for. It's not a reporting product, it's an analysis/data discovery tool and it does it really well.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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