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Find out what your peers are saying about Qlik Sense vs. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and other solutions. Updated: January 2019.
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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.
It is solid and stable.
It gives you a lot of flexibility in designing your dashboards.
We use it to identify critical KPIs to senior management.
It has been extremely valuable, to combine data from various data sources.
It can process big volumes of data fast.
Through the use of Business Intelligence reporting and scheduling features, reports are generated and automatically sent according to a schedule. This has freed up countless hours spent performing the same tasks, month over month.
Enables us to present data with Smart Objects that can be embedded within presentations and which automatically update when the presentations are run.
Reporting from SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence is amazing, and gives users the ability to quickly access data from existing universes and/or relevant data sources, without the need to involve a functional business analyst or financial analyst.
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The navigation is quite clunky and outdated.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.
Over the years, the product tends to rename and rebrand itself and change its direction. This is a deficit of the solution.
The combination of Lumira along with Design Studio merger last year still needs development from a visualization standpoint.
SAP BusinessObjects is actually losing popularity within our company because people find the user interface and the way things are set up not to be as easy as many other tools that are on the market, like Qlik and things like that.
The admin features for disk space management need work. It's very difficult to manage the disk space by the application; good admin features and not included to allow you to do that. I don't believe that is in the latest version of the product either.
Currently, we can use Explore to do data discovering, but cannot generate charts.
The biggest area for improvement would be the dashboarding capabilities due to the recent change from Xcelsius to Dashboard Designer. This has created a gigantic ripple in many companies because the skill sets required are drastically different.
This product could be improved with Cloud Integrations and Predictive Analytics functions integration.
More thorough testing of Service Packs before release.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
Depending on your size, try to stick with SAP BusinessObjects BI Edge. Most people tend to overthink the licensing. Remember that one concurrent user means that one person can be performing a task at a given time. That does not mean that only one user can be on the system at a time, it means that only one person can be refreshing a report or designing a dashboard. There are tons of ways you can access your data or reports without consuming a license. I've seen cases where five concurrent licenses support thousands of users.
There's no additional charge for a Development environment license, so build an additional development server.
It is not an expensive platform. The licensing is for a package of users starting at 10 users.
It has an option of a Cloud Platform (SAP Analytics Cloud) which has a lower price than the on-premise platform, and you can buy individual licences per user.
Just work with SAP to make sure you have enough licenses but don't go overboard.
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Also Known As
|QlikSense||SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform, SAP BusinessObjects, Business Objects|
|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.|
The SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence (BI) platform is a flexible, scalable information infrastructure that helps you more easily discover and share insights for better business decisions. The integrated, unified infrastructure enables scalability from one to many tools and interfaces on premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid approach.
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