Mattheus RouxProject Engineer - Overhead Lines at University of South Africa
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It seems quite performant in analyzing multi-dimensional information sets and presenting them."
"We have found the use of AI to be the most valuable feature."
"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."
"The integration with R & Python for predictive modeling, and possibly machine learning in the future, is very valuable."
"Allowing the users to be able to take snapshots and create their own story without ever leaving the application is a very good feature."
"The most valuable feature is the drag-and-drop reporting."
"Qlik Sense makes it very easy to build interactive presentations for meetings."
"The most valuable feature is the interface for the end-user."
"The most valuable feature is the user experience."
"The general amount of negative comments that I am hearing from my team makes me very wary."
"There is room for improvement in the learning curve when getting started, but training resources have been growing."
"Currently, we are not very happy with the iPad or iPhone app because it is not working as we want."
"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."
"Some of the charts are still a bit basic and screen rendering on different sized monitors can be an issue."
"Report generation without the need for NPrinting, which has limited capabilities anyway, would be an improvement."
"It would be nice to have more native features from QlikView built into Qlik Sense."
"We want the next version of this solution to be cloud-based so that each user can access it from anywhere in the world with their phone, tablet, or computer without a VPN connection."
"I would like to have the ability to better customize the visuals including changing fonts, sizing, colors, axes, and titles."
"Qlik Sense and its pricing model can follow any scalability."
"The license mechanism of Qlik is quite complicated and not exchangeable. Such as 2016, they charge licenses by token, 1500$ for a token / 1 user. 2018: they change to 2 kinds of licenses: professional 1500$ / user, analyzer 800$ / user. 2019: they support subscription with 70$ Monthly for professional, 40$ monthly for analyzers, but for those you’re using perpetual licenses, they don't support acquiring more subscription licenses. The maintenance fee yearly are also high, 20% of the perpetual license."
"For on-premise enterprise users, a number of additional features come at a premium cost."
The BI Office from Pyramid Analytics is a web-based governed data discovery and analytics platform. It integrates the four principal functions of any comprehensive BI strategy into a single, seamless application. Users can now analyze, present, report and predict on their data in a single application. Pyramid Analytics has native apps to cover the entire mobile spectrum, iOS, Android and Windows. With BI Office users can integrate SAP data with data from other sources giving them the right tools and better data to make data-driven decisions.
Qlik Sense is a business intelligence (BI) and visual analytics platform that supports a range of analytic use cases. Built on Qlik’s unique Associative Engine, it supports a full range of users and use-cases across the life-cycle from data to insight – with self-service analytics, interactive dashboards, conversational analytics, custom and embedded analytics, mobile analytics, and reporting. The solution comes in three different editions - Qlik Sense Enterprise, Business, and Team. Qlik Sense can be deployed in the cloud or on-premises.
Qlik Sense sets the benchmark for third-generation analytics platforms, empowering everyone in organizations to make data-driven decisions. People of all skill levels get unmatched analytical power, with unique associative exploration and search, AI-powered insight suggestions, AI-accelerated creation and data prep, advanced analytics integration, and natural-language, conversational interaction. They can easily share and communicate the insights they discover and get answers anywhere they work – with fully interactive and secure online and offline mobility. And for the enterprise, you get a true platform with open and standard APIs for customization and extension, powerful data integration and connectivity, centralized management and governance, and a Kubernetes based SaaS / multi-cloud architecture driving scalability across combinations of on-premise, private, and public cloud environments.
The Qlik Sense system offers data visualization and discovery for individuals and teams. The software's data discovery tool helps businesses of all sizes explore simple and complex data and find all possible associations in their datasets. With the drag and drop interface, users can create interactive data visualizations to present the outcome in a story form.
Qlik Sense offers a centralized hub from where every user can share and find relevant data analyses. The solution is capable of unifying data from multiple databases including Cloudera Impala, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase and Teradata. The Open API also allows developers to embed Qlik Sense into new applications and automate data capturing.
Pyramid Analytics is ranked 15th in Data Visualization with 1 review while Qlik Sense is ranked 3rd in Data Visualization with 27 reviews. Pyramid Analytics is rated 6.0, while Qlik Sense is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Pyramid Analytics writes "Analyzes multi-dimensional information sets but lacks necessary documentation and training material". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qlik Sense writes "Great UI, good data parsing capabilities and very good scalability". Pyramid Analytics is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, Alteryx, SAP Analytics Cloud and Databricks, whereas Qlik Sense is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, ELK Kibana, IBM Cognos and MicroStrategy.
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