Qlikview

QlikView Review
We implemented applications that combine CRM data and sales data from two completely different data sources. It's the first step towards big data.


Valuable Features:

Extraction from almost all data sources provides a lot of value to me. Ease of operation, data modelling and creating dashboards with simple objects and the abundance of visualizations are also valuable.

We extract our data from SAP BW as well as Update 7 data source. Extracting and associating these data to form Main Data Model is quite simple. The objects that QlikView provides can be used to make complex KPIs for visualization. Apart from these for visualization, we also implemented many extension objects of Maps with our QlikView applications.

Improvements to My Organization:

We managed to implement applications combining CRM (Customer Relationship Management) data and sales data from two completely different data sources. It's the first (small) step towards big data. CRM data comes from Update 7 and sales data comes from SAP BW, which made it tricky to combine them and make common navigation possible.

Room for Improvement:

I would like to see JavaScript or jQuery features added to it.

Dynamic changes with respect to page scrolling, responsiveness and actions related to it are what I am expecting in the next version.

Other than these, while adding named CALs in QMC, it would be really great if we could load all of the names from a single file (for example, an Excel sheet) together all at once.

The iPad application lacks some features. For example, container box object functionality does not work properly in iPads.

Use of Solution:

I have been using this solution for more than 13 onths.

Deployment Issues:

We had issues. After deployment, while extracting data from SAP BW, a timeout error occurred many times. We haven’t found any solution for it. So, we have to keep reloading the job on QMC until it gets successfully reloaded for the day.

Technical Support:

Franky speaking, I have never contacted technical support.

Previous Solutions:

I did not use a different solution before Tableau. This is the first tool I have used for BI.

Initial Setup:

I was not involved in the complete setup. However, its installation using multiple transports and connectors is quite straightforward.

Implementation Team:

We implemented it with the help of a vendor team. (QlikTech)

Other Advice:

Deployment and configuration of this tool is very simple. The tutorials that come with the installation of the product are very helpful with creating dashboards and learning about the product in short time.

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

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