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"The user interface and dashboards are very good.""Our Qlikview applications help us to get a good idea of our Client Base Performance and assist us in the decision making for Seasonal Specials. On the other hand QlikView helps us to get a grasp on our Suppliers and helps us to negotiate pricing with them.""The language support is very good.""On the positive side, QlikView's scripting is a great asset as it functions as an ETL.""This is a very cool application with endless options of creativity and visuals.""This solution has simplified getting to and understanding our data, no matter where it is housed.""It's pretty easy to deploy.""The initial setup is not very complex."

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"​Data is easily understood at all levels of the company.""Business insights are shared across various departments.""Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.""The ability to create complex calculations.""​Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.""Tableau's support could improve.""Partner support is very good.""The action feature which Tableau has is very useful for us. If we click on one visualization, it will pass the value to another visualization. That interactivity within different visualizations is the most valuable feature of Tableau."

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"The solution is quite costly.""It would be nice if QlikView could be plugged in into the company's website or an online portal such as QlikSense is capable of. There are ways around but it takes enormous time to develop.""There is no automation or drag and drop functionality.""If a user wanted to see something not included in the application the new object had to be created by a power user or developer because Qlik view's scripting has somewhat of a learning curve.""I really wish the application was easier to use in the development phase.""This solution would be improved with the inclusion of a feature that would allow us to add a common library of (our) commands used in load scripts and expressions, so with a keyword, we would get a drop down to select the command we are looking for, as opposed to the generic help.""I would want them to have more options as a user. It would be nice for them to create their own dashboards and add fields.""The pricing is high."

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"​Conditional formatting could be an interesting feature to provide to final users.""The data preparation/blending options are very basic. They could be improved.""Tableau is a company that does not respect partners.""The pricing is a bit higher than the competition. They'll need to lower it to stay competitive.""The charts in Tableau are quite limited.""Requires a lot of user training.""Reports should be downloadable as PDF files.""I would like Tableau to handle geospatial data better in terms of multiple layers and shapefiles."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The setup costs for QlikView are fair as are the yearly maintenance fees. The licensing becomes a bit more expensive and requires some planning for onboarding.""It is not very expensive. I think it it is on par with other similar products on the market.""The pricing is too high compared to the other solutions on the market."

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"Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple.""ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool.""The company chose to purchase a creator license for me, which was $70. With that license, you can also be an administrator. We also have 20-25 extra licenses and they cost around $20-$35 each. Those are for normal users who will be viewing the dashboards. Those are monthly charges.""The cost of the solution should be improved.""Be careful with the Tableau Viewer's licenses, and stay with the right number of users.""The initial cost that is set according to CPU cores is expensive.""We always consider pricing when considering a new solution. We are a non-profit and price is a huge concern."

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Comparison Review
Guillermo (Bill) Cabiro
I do use both Tableau and QlikView. Although very different, I really like both solutions. They belong to the new BI generation known as Interactive Visual Analytics. In my opinion, QlikView has a more intuitive interface for regular users or executives that are not technical experts but the development side is a little more complex. Up to version 12 QlikView did not provide drag & drop features. If a user wanted to see something not included in the application the new object had to be created by a power user or developer because Qlikview's scripting has somewhat of a learning curve. On the positive side, QlikView's scripting is a great asset as it functions as an ETL allowing the integration of hundreds of different data sources into the same visual app. Another feature that’s extremely useful is Qlik’s proprietary Associative Model that allows the users to visualize data relationships that exist as well as those that do not. Tableau on the other hand is a lot easier to use for developers, analysts or power users who need to connect, manipulate and visualize data rather quickly. While this makes Tableau a better fit for the more analytical crowd, it may not be as appealing or intuitive to the regular or casual business users as QlikView is. Tableau has full pivot, drag & drop and drill down capabilities that are great for developers or power users. They can rotate measures and dimensions and graph them instantly using visualization best practices as suggested by… Read more »
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Overview

QlikView is a Business Intelligence tool that allows you to keep tabs on all of your business-related information in a clean, clear, and easy to access database that is intuitive to build and simple to navigate. It is ideal for business owners who wish to improve overall output by creating the most productive system possible.

Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.

The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities to serve the needs of even the largest global enterprises in a seamless, integrated experience. Tableau is designed to fit, not dictate your data strategy, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements.

People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive—and offers a fundamentally different user experience by empowering people of all skill levels to explore and analyze data using visuals and natural language. Tableau has become the standard language of analytics for modern business users and continues to lead the industry with the most passionate and engaged user community in analytics, a customer base with millions of users at more than 80,000 organizations, and a deep commitment to customer-focused innovation

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Sample Customers
Canon, Gatorade, Amcor, Panasonic, Fila, Cambridge University Hospitals, Global Retail Bank, North Yorkshire Police department, Lanoo Group Publishers, and AonGroep Nederland.Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, Bank of America, Charles Schwab Corp, Citigroup, Coca-Cola Company, Cornell University, Dell, Deloitte, Duke University, eBay, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, Ferrari, French Red Cross, Goldman Sachs, Google, Government of Canada, HP, Intel, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Macy's, Merck, The New York Times, PayPal, Pfizer, US Army, US Air Force, Skype, and Walmart.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm18%
Manufacturing Company12%
Retailer5%
Consumer Goods Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Media Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm14%
University9%
Healthcare Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company10%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise44%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise68%
Find out what your peers are saying about QlikView vs. Tableau and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,246 professionals have used our research since 2012.
QlikView is ranked 6th in Reporting Tools with 9 reviews while Tableau is ranked 1st in Reporting Tools with 17 reviews. QlikView is rated 8.2, while Tableau is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of QlikView writes "Consolidates all the sales systems together onto one platform and enables ease of access throughout the whole company". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "The visualizations bring out patterns buried under a mountain of data. The tool offers unparalleled flexibility in terms of the types of visualisation that one can create". QlikView is most compared with Microsoft BI, Oracle OBIEE, Alteryx, Splunk and IBM Cognos, whereas Tableau is most compared with SAS Visual Analytics, ELK Kibana, Oracle OBIEE, Microsoft BI and Workday Prism Analytics. See our QlikView vs. Tableau report.

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