QlikView Review

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

What is most valuable?

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

How has it helped my organization?

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

What needs 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.

For how long have I used the solution?

4 years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Not in the last couple of years

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Not in the last couple of years

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

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.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Medium/LowTechnical Support: Medium/High

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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

How was the initial setup?

Everything is quite easy and straightforward

What about the implementation team?

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

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

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Mainly SAS, Microstrategy and Microsoft BI

What other advice do I have?

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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