QlikView Review

I like the connectivity integration options and load script engine.

Valuable Features

  • Load script engine (or "ETL" ability)
  • Connectivity integration options
  • Data visualizations / dashboarding

Improvements to My Organization

As a start-up, projects need to move fast and this product has enabled us to have data solutions ready when the business needs it.

Room for Improvement

  • Better compatibility with Qlik Sense
  • Better support for non-Microsoft platforms
  • SFTP support in the load script
  • More built-in connectors

Use of Solution

I have used it for three years.

Deployment Issues

We wanted to upgrade to version 12 but had two models that were not reloading as expected and had to revert.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Technical support is good.

Previous Solutions

We chose this product because we needed to connect to the source system and report directly from it.

It was already established when I started.

Initial Setup

Initial setup was straight forward. The only challenge is maintaining a custom user directory by hand, because of a lack of Active Directory in the organization.

Implementation Team

Now we do everything in house. At the very beginning, before I started, we had vendor support.


ROI is tricky to measure but I'll give some examples:

  • Finance can now do month-end statements in one day instead of seven.
  • We can determine if a new product in a new market will be profitable within weeks of launching a pilot.
  • Engineering is free from having to run database queries to answer business questions.

Other Advice

You need at least as much RAM on your server as the largest database table you will read, and it can't be a virtual installation.

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