QlikView Review

I like the connectivity integration options and load script engine.


What is most valuable?

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

How has it helped 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.

What needs improvement?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

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

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good.

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

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.

How was the 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.

What about the implementation team?

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

What was our ROI?

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.

What other advice do I have?

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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