Pentaho vs. Qlik Sense

Pentaho is ranked 18th in Business Intelligence Tools with 4 reviews vs Qlik Sense which is ranked 8th in Business Intelligence Tools with 37 reviews. The top reviewer of Pentaho writes "Helps us build decision supported systems". The top reviewer of Qlik Sense writes "Has proven to be flexible, powerful, and friendly to both developers and end users". Pentaho is most compared with Knowage, Tableau and Microsoft BI. Qlik Sense is most compared with Tableau, ELK Kibana and QlikView. See our Pentaho vs. Qlik Sense report.
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Pros
Easy to use components to create the job.I use the BI Server, CDE Dashboards, Saiku, and Kettle, because these tools are very good and highly experienced.

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Placing buttons on my sheets creates a unique user experience and clears up clutter at the same time.It has improved our organization by providing data to decision-makers in a safe visual environment.The ETL component allows us to pull from many different sources, making pulling data in easy.Set analysis is a powerful scripting functionality which calculates complex queries into simple terms.Qlik Sense helps us increase our organization's customer relationships and brings in more projects.Qlik Sense has helped us in getting all inventory details in real-time ready for our sales reps to order and fulfill our inventory based on demand.Faster time to delivery utilizing useful charts and graphs, which allows for on-demand generation of analytical data in tables, graphs, and charts.End users can adjust their analysis with a few simple clicks.

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Cons
Logging capability is needed.Version control would be a good addition.Pentaho, at the general level, should greatly improve the easy construction of its dashboards and easy integration of information from different sources without technical user intervention.

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I am not really a fan of the set analysis. It's its own language that doesn't quite make a whole lot of sense to me at this point. I wish it were more intuitive.The management console appearance needs improvement to its look.The navigation is quite clunky and outdated.Qlik Sense should have a conversion tool which automatically converts QlikView to Qlik Sense, so customers can easily migrate between the products of Qlik.Needs more bookmarking and a data load screen.I would like to see more types of visual elements and better configuration options for additional flexibility when developing charts.It needs continued improvement on its visualizations and content customization.I would like to more easily themed environments.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Free and commercial versions are available.

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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.For personal use, the desktop version of Qlik Sense is absolutely free, and you can share visualizations with others and to a personal cloud space, though limited with storage space.I believe pricing is similar to other products in the same category, if you have it on-premise.Currently, our ROI is clear and concise decision-making. This timely addition will easily add $15 million to our bottom line in 2017.

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Also Known As
Also Known AsPentaho Business Analytics, KettleQlikSense
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Overview
Overview

Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.

Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.

The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.

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
Sample Customers Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.Deloitte, Cisco, Drexel University, Andersen, Aon, Big Brothers
Top Industries
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company
15%
Financial Services Firm
15%
Energy/Utilities Company
8%
Consumer Goods
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
12%
Manufacturing Company
7%
University
7%
Transportation Company
6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
27%
Healthcare Company
11%
Manufacturing Company
5%
Security Firm
5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company
16%
Financial Services Firm
13%
Healthcare Company
11%
Government
7%
Company Size
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
47%
Midsize Enterprise
20%
Large Enterprise
33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
18%
Midsize Enterprise
31%
Large Enterprise
51%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
16%
Midsize Enterprise
29%
Large Enterprise
56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
20%
Midsize Enterprise
26%
Large Enterprise
54%
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