QlikView Review

QlikView has changed the face of BI, Qlik Sense has taken Qlik to the premier league


What is most valuable?

Speed of in-memory processing
Associative model - no more cubes
Speed of development

How has it helped my organization?

We create BI solutions so our customers benefit from solutions that are delivered in weeks rather than months and we look good by providing timely value-for-money solutions

What needs improvement?

Although Qliktech's road map clearly states that QlikView has a long way to go, most of the R&D effort seems to be benefiting Qlik Sense which is getting stronger and sexier with every release 5 a year from now - June 2017).
Qlik Sense makes selling "Qlik" easier - the only "negative" aspect is that the "self-service" capability of Qlik Sense means less consultancy for our company but more customers!

For how long have I used the solution?

8 years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Rarely

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Almost never

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Excellent

Technical Support:

Excellent

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

How was the initial setup?

Setup is straightforward especially with later editions of QlikView

What about the implementation team?

In-house

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

N/A - we are resellers

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

What other advice do I have?

Gartner and others have a good reason to rate it so high. Amazing product.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarBI Expert at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor

From our investigation into QlikView, one of the major weaknesses was the ability to print the screens or reports. We see it has major potential as an added BI solution, but cannot be a complete BI Solution. We are a large EPIC (Healthcare) user. EPIC is going to be supporting QlikView in the 2014 release, so it is very possible we will be adding it to our BI tool set, which already has SAP (Crystal/WEBI).

author avatarManager of Data Analytics at a tech vendor
Vendor

See, if you want to use the Qlik graphs and tables in reports, please use the qlikview front-end (not thin AJAX client). With that you can copy and paste objects into Excel, powerpoint and other tools. Qlikview also has option to prepare pdf templates which can auto update the objects and thus save any re-editing time for ongoing daily/weekly/monthly reporting.

author avatarLeander du Plessis
Real User

Also N-Printing solves the automated screen printing and reports problem.