Qlik Sense Valuable Features

Jarno Loubser
Managing Director at B2IT
The associative technology is the solution's most valuable aspect. Qlik was the first company to implement an in-memory associative analytics engine. This basically means that all data is loaded into memory, but it also means that instead of joining data together, the data is associated together. From the front end, from the UI point of view, data can be joined or included or excluded on the fly. It can be drilled down and drilled through and users can slice and dice it and that type of thing can be done from anywhere in the data to any other place in the data. It doesn't have to be predefined. It doesn't have to have hierarchies or anything like that. View full review »
Tami Svensrud
Senior Business Intelligence Analyst at La Jolla Group
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. We appreciate that Qlik Sense is browser-based and the user experience is the same whether at home, in the office or on a boat. As long as the user has internet access, performance is the same. View full review »
Adam Abwat-Johnson
BI Developer at Soak.com
The drag and drop UI has been the most useful to me. Working previously as a consultant, the self-service wizards for loading data weren't too important, as I knew how to load and manipulate data in the script. However, being able to see a list of the different chart types and fields certainly sped me up in terms of creating dashboards and visualizations. View full review »
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Jakub HOLASEK
Data Visalization Architect at MSD
The most valuable features of this solution are: * It has intuitive and user-friendly navigation, which facilitates users' adoption of the tool. * 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. * The in-memory compression and processing enable quick responses from the server, provided they are properly sized. * With Adaptable visualizations (mobile/desktop), there is no need to create multiple versions of the report, one for desktop and one for mobile. * The powerful data handling and preparation ability to transform data is very helpful. View full review »
Péter Fábián
Business Analyst at H-Hotels.com
Unique data visualizations created based on - among others - customer reviews and hands-on experience. Qlik is an experienced company in the Business Intelligence / Data visualization area, that doesn't necessarily mean it is the best solution, however, based on my personal experience it is much more complex than Power BI and Tableau as I've had some things to do with these two concurrent softwares. Even though you need to learn a programming language similar to SQL to bring out the most of it, it's totally worth it. View full review »
Aaron Seaman
Solutions Architect at Pekin Insurance
Qlik Sense allows the ingestion of all of our various data source platforms. It also gives our business users the ability to author their own sheets and share insights they have found. 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. View full review »
Michel Lalancette
Business Intelligence Developer at Bonduelle
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. Its new trellis feature is great for not having to redo a lot of small charts multiple times and scales well over time. The ability to create presentations in the tool itself is good for users. This prevents having to copy/paste lots of images in an external document. View full review »
Tomás Peña
Director de administración at Agrosana Servicios Agrícolas SL
Obviously and considering that Qlik Sense is a data visualization application, the most attractive feature is the fast handling of large amounts of data and the attractive visualization of the same. The large number of graphs, tables, and other objects that Qlik makes available for data analysis enables the advanced user to understand and discover new relationships between the data they are analyzing. Also noteworthy is the fast pace of updating the program, which I hope will continue in the future. View full review »
Tomislav Lepcin
BI Project manager at Fixit Gruppe
Moving from table to graph was a rubicon. After the implementation of all needed extensions, we are receiving only positive feedback and guidelines as to what the next steps are. The integration with R & Python for predictive modeling, and possibly machine learning in the future, is very valuable. View full review »
Srikanth Penumutchu
User
There are many valuable functions in this solution, including: * The second generation in-memory association (QIX) engine * Robust data curation and wrangling capabilities in the script * The ability to load the data from a wide variety of data sources * The UI is very easy to use, with drag and drop self-service analytics * It has the highest level of data security at both the row and column levels View full review »
Willie Jacobs
HOD Analytics Department at OneLogix (Pty) Ltd
We love the automated reload of data function and being able to join data together from various different sources. The centralized management console gives you incredible power over the security of your reporting platform and data. We are able to blend together data from our tracking data, operations data, and financial data to display a complete view of driver behavior, productivity, and financial impact. The capability of the software has enabled us to extract tracking data through our tracking provider's APIs using the REST connector built into the software. View full review »
reviewer1101450
User at a university with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the drag-and-drop dashboard building, with many types of visuals. Users are allowed to present multiple reports, side-by-side, using dashboard components on a single dashboard page layout. Dashboard components come in a variety of chart types, and we can customize how data is grouped, summarized, and displayed for each component. The drag-and-drop dashboard builder is an intuitive interface for building dashboards from source reports. View full review »
Dimitri Jadin
Corporate ERP Manager at BEA Europe
The most valuable feature is the interface for the end-user. Each end-user can create their own pages and customizations. This frees up IT resources to work on other problems. Qlik Sense is intuitive and very easy to use. The speed at which you get information is impressive. In one click, you have the answer to your question. That's important for the business but also for the user experience. View full review »
Jay Pandya
Operations and Delivery Leader at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We can generate various graphs, various reports and we can mainly use it for dashboard related things. We can create a dashboard with live data and we can make decisions based on this information. View full review »
Prasad Mundewadi
Senior BI Systems Analyst at PTC
* Easy to use and learn: gets the users up and running with a basic training session * Agile: quick to develop an app and iterate on * Stable: stability with a large number of users. All the above have made users very happy. View full review »
Gustavo Alba Garcia
User at radical
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. It is all much faster and safer. In addition, it is also easy to connect to any type of data source. View full review »
reviewer1116270
User
I think all of the features in Qlik Sense are vital to the product. I enjoy being able to use the ETL features, as well as the front-end scripting (set-analysis). The most valuable feature is that all pieces work together as a platform that allows you to easily provide BI solutions. View full review »
Peter Eerdekens
Commercial Business Analyst at Asilia Africa
Qlik Sense makes it very easy to build interactive presentations for meetings. It has really nice graphical representations of complex material, making it easy to understand for the business users. Overall, it is very intuitive and easy for business users. The AI of Qlik Sense "proposing" solutions is also helpful. Qlik Sense is constantly being improved upon, updates and new product features are regularly released. View full review »
Laura Ashworth
Sr Business Intelligence Analyst at Tampa General Hospital
The most valuable feature is the ability to identify trouble areas with detailed drill-downs, as well as data issues (Green White Grey). Allowing the users to be able to take snapshots and create their own story without ever leaving the application is a very good feature. View full review »
nulluser
User at US Robotics
The most valuable features are the mobility and web integration. View full review »
reviewer931206
User at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Though, I haven't used them a lot. I love the variables feature. Placing buttons on my sheets creates a unique user experience and clears up clutter at the same time. View full review »
Ben Roux
User
The fast and intuitive interactivity of charts and dashboards and the ability to create your own stories in a report. View full review »
Petr Rusnák
BI Consultant at dolphin consulting
The most valuable feature is the user experience. It is easy to use and has a modern design. View full review »
reviewer1246062
User at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is the drag-and-drop reporting. View full review »
reviewer1035873
User
The most useful features are undoubtedly multi-device adaptability, extensions to predictive and geospatial analysis. View full review »
Mohamed Abdel Rhman
R&D Supervisor at Ofissoft
* Drag and drop * Excel exporting on the same view and selection of exported graphs * Multi-data source connectivity. View full review »
Jonathan Flores
User
We have found the use of AI to be the most valuable feature. View full review »
Aus Ten
Application Specialist at Queensland Health
The most valuable feature is flexibility. View full review »
Claire Worledge
Managing Director at aufinia consulting
The most valuable feature is the drag and drop dashboard creation. View full review »
reviewer1109886
User
This solution is easy to use, intuitive and has great power for the exploitation of data. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Qlik Sense. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2020.
425,773 professionals have used our research since 2012.