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It allows you to create a new column using split on a current column, which we find very useful.We can easily and quickly deploy new dashboards that reach a wide audience and any changes get reflected almost instantaneously for the users.Qlik Sense has a modern look and feel and a very intuitive UI, so non-technical users find it very user friendly.The flexibility of Qlik Sense and the addition of 3rd party extensions allow us to extend the use of Qlik Sense beyond analytics and bring the platform to the core of our digital workplace, augmenting analytics with workflow, and team collaboration.With the changing business landscape, it is nice to access Qlik Sense through an external website. As an organization when we use QlikView Desktop, we need to connect to our internal network. We can access QlikView through the QlikView access point but the website has a little different look and feel than the desktop application.The number of visualizations that are present in Qlik is very useful for our developers to help our business partners tell stories with their data. Qlik continues to add to and enhance these visualizations with each release. We are also very excited to leverage the integration between Qlik Sense and Qlik Catalog as we roll that out soon.Set analysis is great for its power user capabilities such as performing an IF on an aggregated column. The ability to create custom coloring expressions based on values is also a good idea although not as easy as I wished it was.We have been using Qlik Sense to generate reports that have taken hours to prepare before that we are now able to update in a couple of minutes and are available to users on a centralized platform where they are able to get the required reports.

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We used it pretty heavily in gathering data, which goes to our VPs. They are able to base their next revenue planning based on this metric. So, it has been invaluable.

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The security rules should be made easier to use.If a team wants to keep track of source code changes, there is not an out-of-the-box solution for it.The on-demand report generation button in Qlik Sense currently doesn't work if NPrinting requires Okta verification, which our company uses.Qlik dashboards are not friendly with end-users, but they have been enhancing this shorted in some recent releases and next releases hopefully.There is a direction currently with feature releases within QLik Sense which are focused towards the SaaS or Cloud offerings of Qlik Sense. This leaves those who have invested heavily in on-premise enterprise deployments in a difficult position to gain the benefits of some powerful new features they have to look to reinvest further towards these SaaS or Cloud deployments or bring in a hybrid model. Qlik provides no real split between what features are available in each of the deployment options.Reload failure alerts on the application within the Qlik Management Console without any use of extensions. QlikView is able to handle these alerts directly through the QlikView Management Console. We would appreciate a similar solution that is easy to set up and use. Simple formatting options in the pivot and straight tables such as adjusting line thickness and font selection and size.I would like to see Qlik add more DevOps functionality to their product. Currently, we have to turn to 3rd party products to handle things like Source Control, Code Deployment through environments, etc.The QMC needs more work. Some of the features should be available directly from the hub. Too many duplicates/publish. Intelli-sense when loading a stored qvd would help so much with remembering column names. The pop-up windows are too small when working in the QMC.

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We would like an easier way to get the product to the cloud. Right now, we have the on-premise version, and we would like to find a way to make it easier to migrate it over to the cloud.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.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.

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Top Answer: The associative searching and filtering capability is a unique feature among other BI tools, and one does not need to deeply understand the underlying data.
Top Answer: My advice is to always evaluate the respective use cases to determine whether it is the best tool to go with.
Top Answer: The areas that we feel Qlik Sense can be improved are: * The administrator tools such as user sessions, active users, task sessions, and the ability to kill, provide insufficient power over what is… more »
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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.

TIBCO Spotfire is your secret weapon. You can create beautiful, interactive visualizations that will help you find the critical insights hiding in your data - fast. Spotfire gives you the tools to quickly and easily examine, organize, analyze and comprehend your data to see connections, patterns, and opportunities.

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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, VolvoAllergan, ASSS de Montreal, Avantium, Blue River, Bank of Montreal, Citibank, FrieslandCampina, Hellmann Logistics, Merck, Novartis
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company13%
Retailer8%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider9%
Media Company6%
Retailer6%
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Energy/Utilities Company20%
Financial Services Firm16%
Healthcare Company12%
Pharma/Biotech Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company9%
Government7%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise81%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise59%
Find out what your peers are saying about Qlik Sense vs. TIBCO Spotfire and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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Qlik Sense is ranked 2nd in Data Visualization with 35 reviews while TIBCO Spotfire is ranked 16th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 1 review. Qlik Sense is rated 8.8, while TIBCO Spotfire is rated 6.0. 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 TIBCO Spotfire writes "It does very well at collecting metrics and giving us concise reports, but we would like an easier way to migrate to the cloud". Qlik Sense is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, ELK Kibana, IBM Cognos and Amazon QuickSight, whereas TIBCO Spotfire is most compared with Microsoft BI, Alteryx, Tableau, Oracle OBIEE and Plotly. See our Qlik Sense vs. TIBCO Spotfire report.

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