QlikView Review

There's no need for any other tools, as ETL/scripting and visualisation are built right into one tool.

Valuable Features:

Strong visual capabilities, drill down function and data browsing. No need for any other tools, ETL/ scripting and visualisation built right into one tool.

Improvements to My Organization:

  • Ability to monitor progression towards certain deadlines and preset thresholds.
  • Ability to browse through the data by selections to quickly answer questions.
  • Easily export to excel or print for external use.

Room for Improvement:

While Qlik and their products are very intuitive and a pleasure to use as a developer of the dashboards and poweruser, many of my colleagues and stakeholders of information are used to static (paper) reports. This often leads to producing tables and graphs that are 'pinned down' (set analysis) to reduce the flexibility of the representations and the dashboards as a whole. (Qlik presents this as a core strength of their products.) 

Often this makes the formulas for these expressions and dimensions very complex. Of course you could argue that the users would have to 'mature' to use this new, more flexible, way of information. But it would be a great improvement for the Qlik products if it were able to easily 'lock' graphs without extensive coding.

Use of Solution:

Over 5 years

Scalability Issues:

Due to in memory technology, when datasets get really huge, rendering of graphs can take some time or even return out of memory.

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**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user448773 (Business Analyst at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees)

QlikView is a great BI product. You do not need any other tools to get your information from your systems (even with addition of extra data sources) into nice graphical representations.
Even though QlikView has printing capabilities and you are able to create reports, this is not the best tool to create static reports. The core strength lies in the ability to browse through the information in the dashboard and have many questions answered within 5 minutes.