Microsoft BI vs. Qlik Sense

As of June 2019, Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 41 reviews vs Qlik Sense which is ranked 4th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 37 reviews. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "The ability to perform complex business modeling through DAX calculations stands out in a crowd". The top reviewer of Qlik Sense writes "Easy to use for sales and margin reporting in a retail setting". Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau and IBM Cognos. Qlik Sense is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and ELK Kibana. See our Microsoft BI vs. Qlik Sense report.
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Pros
There was a lot of manual work involved with Excel, whereas once we moved on to Microsoft Power BI, it was a cleaner dashboard and it was faster too.The uploading of information is very easy, as you just use an Excel sheet to start work right away and obtain the benefits of Power BI.Because this solution is very easy, and very visual, you can have results in minutes.It is a good platform for data analysis, organization, and all of the other interim performances that are necessary.Tech support is very helpful.My primary use is for view of the dashboard.It ingegrates nicely with Office 365.It is a powerful tool that helps our data analysis processes.

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This tool not only allows for consumption of the data in a visual way, but also allows the user to modify the question to get new answers.The most valuable features are the mobility and web integration.The UI is very easy to use, with drag and drop self-service analytics.All the necessary information is available to everyone in real time.The drag and drop UI has been the most useful to me.The drag-and-drop dashboard builder is an intuitive interface for building dashboards from source reports.This solution has improved our organization by making our analysis results available to customers.We can generate various graphs, various reports and we can mainly use it for dashboard related things. We can create a dashboard with live data and we can make decisions based on this information,

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I think because I'm moving more into RPA, I'd definitely like to see integration across the RPA, Power BI, or Tableau platforms, because that integration could then make automation and mundane reporting much faster.I would like to see the product offer more graphics to impact different audiences.I would like to see a feature that connects with a Machine Learning platform like a RapidMiner or Azure Machine Learning Studio. It would be great to have a Machine Learning application link to connect.It could have more of a hold on big data. Manipulating big data on this solution complicates things. This needs to be improved.We did have some issues building the Microsoft blog.Powerpoints are not available in the report server.The report server feature is quite limited.It would be nice to use other connectors to link with the data.

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The product could be improved by implementing a user-feedback ranking system.I would like to have support for table formats without having to use an extension.Advanced graphs or visualizations must be in the built-in product, instead of building with open API extensions or mashups.The next version should include more standard integrations.The only thing I would say that comes up is that sometimes it can be a bit buggy.This solution would be improved by adding some Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL) components that are easier to interpret and design.A valuable improvement for this solution would be the enabling of us to host dashboards for our customers.I would like for it to be more of a plug and play with all of the tools and sources. It would make it much easier to use.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I very much recommend the free trial mode.It is reasonably priced.No comment on pricing.It is a cheap solution for our needs.No comment.It is free.It is part of our Office 365 license.The costs are small and the benefits are high.

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QlikSense offers a Hybrid environment architecture, which is very cost effective based on where the enterprise data resides.Licensing can start to get expensive, but compared to other tools in this space it is about average.Licensing is quite good, easy, but slightly expensive.Costs are a little high on the license/token side. However, if you look at the TCO, it is not too bad, particularly against Power BI.Know your needs when going into the purchasing decision.The costs can initially become quite high. Make sure you have a clear understanding of who will truly use the product as opposed to someone that will simply receive the end report.The new licensing model is much better.Qlik Sense pricing and licensing is like that of QlikView. It's on the high side for a small company, but it’s competitive among its peers. Use of licenses (referred to as tokens) is a bit confusing. There is a login access pass for infrequent or anonymous access.

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87,452
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41,939
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41
Average Words per Review
344
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21,315
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13,386
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33
Average Words per Review
280
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8.9
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI ProQlikSense
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Overview

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.

Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.

Drive insight discovery with the data visualization app that anyone can use. With Qlik Sense, everyone in your organization can easily create flexible, interactive visualizations and make meaningful decisions. With Qlik Sense, everyone in your organization can easily create flexible, interactive visualizations and make meaningful decisions.
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Sample Customers
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.Deloitte, Cisco, Drexel University, Andersen, Aon, Big Brothers
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Energy/Utilities Company17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm22%
Healthcare Company11%
Comms Service Provider7%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Healthcare Company13%
University8%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm19%
Software R&D Company17%
Non Tech Company8%
University8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise52%
REVIEWERS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise67%
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