• Graphical representation – great for showing trends over time or comparisons
• Data source integration – can integrate with almost every type of databases/data sources like text files (csv, txt), SQL, SSAS, Oracle, etc
• Flexible – very simple for a user to create reports with parameters and filters
• Drill down – this functionality is built in so it is very simple to export into Excel and link from report to report, dashboard to dashboard.
• Links - Using the URL you can link to any webpage or any report accessible via URL
Room for Improvement:
• Unlike Tableau, QlikView is a powerful, agile platform.
• Lack of shortcuts – no controls such as dials or gauges which are generally find with dashboard
• Poor Performance in hierarchical data– this is an usability problems when filtering as it doesn’t recognise the hierarchy. You can’t clear all filters enabling the user to start again when using complex filters
• Unable to link parameters
• Graphical representation of data - refers to the aggregation of data in a relevant and easy to read
• Customizable Maps: Table 7 allows correlation with geographical indicators displayed by different colors. Each geographical area will receive a predefined color. For example, if economic growth in Spain it will receive colors depending on the level of growth
• Related Charts: It is possible that in one chart to be visible all the variations.
• In addition to the possibilities of visual correlation with indicators of geographical areas, the new version of BI offers a number of other new features:
• multiple maps
• Multiple names points / geographical areas (depending on language, types of abbreviations)
• ability to add new points according to geographical longitude and latitude points
• Automatic identification and centering it on the map for viewing relevance.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Jul 23 2012