Compare Pentaho vs. Qlik Sense

Pentaho is ranked 20th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 2 reviews while Qlik Sense is ranked 4th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 33 reviews. Pentaho is rated 8.6, while Qlik Sense is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Pentaho writes "Pentaho is best fit for small and medium enterprises where the quantity of data and the workload are not critical". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qlik Sense writes "Easy to use for sales and margin reporting in a retail setting". Pentaho is most compared with Knowage, Tableau and Microsoft BI, whereas Qlik Sense is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and ELK Kibana. See our Pentaho vs. Qlik Sense report.
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Pros
Easy to use components to create the job.

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The integration with R & Python for predictive modeling, and possibly machine learning in the future, is very valuable.The most valuable feature of QlikSense is that you can capture the data without modifying it and then perform the ETL (extract, transform, and load) process.We have found the use of AI to be the most valuable feature.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.

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Cons
Logging capability is needed.Version control would be a good addition.

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As we are a very process-oriented company, we would like to see more extensions maintained from Qlik, because it's a huge budget problem to choose the right one.Currently, we are not very happy with the iPad or iPhone app because it is not working as we want.There is room for improvement in the learning curve when getting started, but training resources have been growing.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Free and commercial versions are available.

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Qlik Sense and its pricing model can follow any scalability.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.

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8.5
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14,483
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35
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8.9
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Also Known As
Pentaho Business Analytics, KettleQlikSense
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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.

Qlik helps enterprises around the world move faster, work smarter, and lead the way forward with an end-to-end solution for getting value out of data. Our platform is the only one on the market that allows for open-ended, curiosity-driven exploration, giving everyone – at any skill level – the ability to make real discoveries that lead to real outcomes and transformative changes.

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Sample Customers
Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.Abbvie, Airbus, Barclays, BT Openreach, BMW, Daimler AG, HSBC, IKEA, Nationwide Building Society, Royal Mail Group, Sanofi, Siemens, Wendy's, Vodafone, Volvo
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Software R&D Company15%
Government8%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company18%
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider14%
Retailer13%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm26%
Healthcare Company12%
University7%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company7%
Retailer6%
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