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Pros
"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."

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"The completeness of the solution is what we like the most.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the dashboard. It's very intuitive.""It's the completeness of the solution that we like the most.""The flexibility of the solution is quite good.""This is a straightforward solution, easy to configure.""The logs on the solution are excellent.""Splunk can extract all kinds of data. There's no limitation on what kind of structured and unstructured data one needs to extract — it can access any kind of data, including machine-generated data.""Splunk is a user-friendly solution."

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Cons
"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."

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"It's difficult to set up initially, and their billing model is also a bit complicated.""There are a lot of competitive products that are doing better than what Splunk is doing on the analytics side.""Our two main complaints are about the difficulty of the initial setup and the licensing model.""The solution has a high learning curve for users. It's a little complicated when you're trying to figure out all the features and what they do.""This is a costly solution.""It could be more user friendly, in terms of the end-user experience.""I'd say I am happy with the technical support, not elated. They provide great support, but sometimes they don't have the answers that I need.""In terms of the interface, it could include some improvements for the look and feel."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"I think that most of the monitoring solutions are expensive.""I think that most of the log analytics solutions are expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it.""Our customers often complain that the price of Splunk is too high.""Licensing is a yearly, one-time cost.""The price is comparable.""The pricing model is expensive and a nightmare based on the amount of data.""The solution is a little expensive.""It is economical than other solutions."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It depends on the Data architecture and the complexity of your requirement. Some great tools in the market are Qlik Sense, Power BI, OBIEE, Tableau, etc. I have recently started using Cognos… more »
Top Answer: There are many...It would rather depend what System BI architecture or Enterprise legacy you have at your end...I would recommend as follows:  1) If you have legacies of SAP, Oracle  - look for SAP… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the mobile platform.
Top Answer: The most valuable features of the solution are it is straightforward to use and the documentation is good for finding out how to get the data you are looking for.
Top Answer: The problem with the product is that the price of Splunk is very high. It is an industry leader and therefore it's high in terms of price. That is the issue in our country. Sometimes people want to… more »
Top Answer: The solution could improve by making it more business analysis oriented. The way it is now is designed more for developers.
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QlikSense
Splunk Enterprise Security
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Overview

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.

Splunk software has been around since 2006 and the company has since grown to become an industry leader. Splunk's vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everybody. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analyzing all activities. This is known as Operational Intelligence and is the unique value proposition of Splunk.

Splunk is well-known for its Log Management capabilities and also for its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.

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Sample Customers
Abbvie, Airbus, Barclays, BT Openreach, BMW, Daimler AG, HSBC, IKEA, Nationwide Building Society, Royal Mail Group, Sanofi, Siemens, Wendy'', Vodafone, Volvo
Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm19%
Retailer13%
Healthcare Company11%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government6%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Computer Software Company12%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise59%
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise58%
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Qlik Sense is ranked 3rd in Data Visualization with 29 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 31 reviews. Qlik Sense is rated 9.0, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Qlik Sense writes "Great UI, good data parsing capabilities and very good scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Good support with an intuitive dashboard but the cost is too high". Qlik Sense is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, ELK Kibana, IBM Cognos and Oracle OBIEE, whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, Graylog and Zabbix.

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