QlikView Other Advice

Harlan Webber
Vice President, Business Continuity Manager / Information Security Officer / Project Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
QlikView requires a little bit of “handholding”, which was provided via a small expert group at my last employer. (Originally, we got to a “Yeah, I get it”, Eureka moment after one or two two-hour, on-site visits from the sales support team. Add a phone call or two.) I would suggest that while returns on efficiency would be quick, it is worth it to consider expanding the user group sooner, and having a strategy to grow the user bases very early on. I compared this tool to the over-use of MS Excel and MS Access to attempt to do similar things in my organization. And while we saved lots of time and effort in the areas that QlikView was used, the real target I had was to take PowerPoint off its pedestal for management reporting. We never quite got there, but I envisioned that dynamic usable reports was a much loftier goal than death by PowerPoint. (But it must be said that lots of executives love their PowerPoint, which has continued to mystify me.) View full review »
Felipe Carrera
Solutions Manager Business Intelligence at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
* Check your user and business requirements first and check if QV can help you solve your user / business needs. * If yes, check what are the potential uses of QV and describe the environment, company or unit size, # of users, # of applications, # of KPIs, and data volume. After this first check, you may be able to determine how big would your applications be, and thus estimate current and future RAM, necessary IT Infrastructure, # of servers, etc. I would talk to IT to see how to integrate QV into your IT environment. Many people start with an isolated QV implementation in their unit, which is fast, but then you have no single point of truth (this may discourage adoption because the user does not trust the data). But it depends on your goals. * Start working and promote user adoption, showing good functionality, fast implementation, and reliable data. QV can then become the main BI tool in the company. * Looking forward, QV can be extended in the use of mash-ups, Jscript extensions and analytics with R, so that you can build up in the future. Qlik Sense is a new Qlik Tech product, which offers many new possibilities. View full review »
Christopher Darling
Business Intelligence Data Architect at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would suggest having someone in-house doing the development of your models for you, be it dedicated to that role or in addition to another duty. Nobody understands your business quite like you or the people working for you, and that is always advantageous when building solutions for the business. Not to put down external consultants, but doing it this way can save you a bundle into the bargain. View full review »
Roy Yung
Data Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
People who have interest on QlikView should also take a look on Qlik’s another product Qlik Sense. They have similar features. It is easier to use and stronger in visualization. But some advance formulas might not be available. View full review »
Marketing Intelligence Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
It is a great tool for analysis and dashboards. It is better complemented by bringing in data as complete as possible in terms of calculated fields, case statements, etc. QlikView syntax can take some time to learn and might not be as flexible as SQL or other similar languages, in terms of capability in manipulating data. View full review »
Ronald Schlageter
IT Admin at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
The only important advice is to take enough time for the concept of the future environment. That will make it easy to implement all needed add-ons with future changes. Follow the vendor’s suggestions for scale responsibilities (IT, developer, designer and end user). The Qlik user forum will be always helpful to find a solution. View full review »
Vyacheslav Koval
Board of Management with 501-1,000 employees
I would recommend this product. We have a lot of reference meetings because we were the first bank in the country to implement it, this platform. So we're meeting our colleagues who are working not only in the banking industry but from telecom, from the pharmaceutical industry, etc. We recommend it. It's one of the best products in this segment, for BI, for the automation of analytical activity within the bank or within the company. It doesn't 100% cover everything, but in the area, it works very well. View full review »
Information System & Business Enterprise Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Keep it simple, involve the team you will adopt. View full review »
Developer with 501-1,000 employees
I think it is the best BI product out there, competing only with its own “brother” Qlik Sense. (While the latter is not that mature yet, it is definitely growing in power extremely fast.) QlikView is a good choice! View full review »
Irshaad Doolarkhan
Information Publishing Portfolio Manager at a comms service provider
If possible, a site visit to other consumers of the tool often sheds a lot of light on work that can be done before implementation to overcome unnecessary problems and delays. For example, properly mapping financial processes, documenting and getting them signed off before a QlikView model is developed will save time and money in rework after the fact. Also forming a network of other users who are not related to the vendor is very valuable in getting unbiased advice. It is quite versatile and reasonably cost effective. View full review »
Enterprise Architecture & Business Analyst - Analytics at a paper AND forest products with 1,001-5,000 employees
I rate QlikView at eight out of 10. Compared with the SAP portfolio, in terms of administration, I think it lacks features. My advice, today, is you must look at the others, like Tableau or Microsoft, to compare. Everyone has their own objectives, what they want to get from a tool, so compare and see which ones respond to the requirements. View full review »
FSI IT Consulting Manager at Deloitte Portugal
Make sure you have your data straight - think like Kimball, but act like Inmon - before moving to QlikView. View full review »
Director, Business Analytics at a recruiting/HR firm with 51-200 employees
You need to understand well the users’ decision-making process, the data requirements and the actions users want to take. It is OK to start a Qlik project without complete data available. View full review »
Bernard Barnard
Head of Qlikview IT at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Happy Qlikking! Take the time to understand the data, and develop solid data models. This will ensure good performance and a great user experience. Just because QlikView can do it, doesn’t mean it should. Develop fit-for-purpose applications. View full review »
Ashutosh Paliwal
Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
QlikView is your one-stop shop for all of your BI needs, and it performs well enough. With one tool, you can take raw data from your database/files and develop the complex analytic apps, which I think is the best thing going for QlikView. It’s very flexible and has matured itself well enough to be deployed organization-wide. The learning curve is definitely higher and you might need your apps developed by IT. It is good for organizations that don't want to invest in multiple products. View full review »
Business Analyst ( Marketing BI Analytics) at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
QlikView can be a powerful tool in your organization if you are serious about a complete BI transformation and moving away from standard Excel reporting. Given standard training and experience, migrating to QlikView is a very good choice. View full review »
Shabaz Shaikh
Software Developer at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Deployment and configuration of this tool is very simple. The tutorials that come with the installation of the product are very helpful with creating dashboards and learning about the product in short time. View full review »
Business Information Expert Performance Measurement at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Perhaps if you start from scratch, it is better to start with Qlik Sense, as it seems that most development effort goes into that product. View full review »
Senior Business Analyst at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you have more developers/technical people and want to do more standard reporting without Hadoop, go for QlikView; if you have more business users with some SQL knowledge and would like to do predictive analytics, and integration with big data platform Hadoop, go for Tableau. View full review »
Axel Vera
IT Admin at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It’s important to understand that the quality of the final data will have a direct relationship to the source of information. You can really apply here the phrase "Garbage in-Garbage out". Because once QV is up and running, almost everyone will turn to the dashboards as THE source of information, it’s imperative to be sure the source of data is flawless. It’s a great BI tool to convert raw data coming from several different sources into a dashboard full of in-depth knowledge, to do proper information analysis and make accurate decisions for the company. View full review »
Marcus Malinow
Consultant at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
I would advise you to seek out a local Qlik partner. They will be able to support your training and consulting needs and provide guidance regarding best practice for your implementation. QlikView has some superb, unique features but the desktop edition suffers from having a rather tired user interface. Default chart settings can often result in unattractive dashboards, which require significant adjustment in order to conform to best practice. These UI shortcomings have however been addressed in Qlik Sense. View full review »
Qlik Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Invest in the memory and RAM of your PC or server you intend to use for QlikView. Ensure you have all the necessary resources and connectors installed for proprietary databases. View full review »
Angel Monjarás
Product Specialist and Education Services at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
Join the Qlik Community, ask around if you have any questions, and hire certified consultants. Take my rating in the context of a complete Business Intelligence platform: data acquisition, transformation, reporting, dashboards, visualization, analytics, collaboration, mobility, and so on. View full review »
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Determine what you require and get the tool that suits your need the best. Compare products and if you decide to go with Qlik, I personally prefer Qlik Sense. Again, this depends on your business need. View full review »
Information Systems Development Manager(Senior) – Divisional Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
QlikView really works well. We have had no complaints from users about its functionality. There has never (or hardly) been a time where a user makes a comment like “Oh, pity that QlikView can't do this…” View full review »
Steve Cornett
Solution Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pick the right tool for the job/consumers of the products. There is not a single product that can cover all personas/use cases well or there would be only one product out there commanding the world – and there’s simply not just one. QlikView is great for numbers-focused users who live in Excel today and want a better way to create common metadata and analytics that can be easily distributed/consumed by target users. View full review »
Ludwig Augiron
BI Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Consider the ETL capabilites of the tool, not only the visualisation. And, of course, the performance! View full review »
Pedro Cunha
Senior BI Consultant (Qlikview) at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Due to the quick development of QlikView applications, best practices cannot be disregarded. (For example, load only fields/tables that users need to be available in the application’s layout. When the number of applications starts to increase, this can seriously affect user. View full review »
Analyst Control and Monitoring at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
I think QlikView is a good tool if your company is not big, because of the licence cost. If your company is big, it’s a good idea to have an in-house team for new implementation or for little changes, because technical support could be expensive. I think QlikTech is working in the right path to improve the usability of QlikView with the new tool Qlik Sense. View full review »
Business Intelligence Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I highly recommend this solution. View full review »
Rania Samra
Database Expert at a university with 501-1,000 employees
QlikView is a great product to get you up and running easily and quickly. However, it does not replace an enterprise reporting solution. It should be used for specific needs and would be too expensive and cumbersome to manage to deploy across the whole institution. View full review »
Reporting Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Although normal advice would be to mandate that the implementation deliver to business-specific requirements, it is strongly recommended to understand the product's great capabilities, and to exploit the competitive advantages of the product. Otherwise, it becomes just another business intelligence tool blindly shoehorned into a business that doesn't gain the best value and ROI from it. View full review »
Leander du Plessis
Data Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
You need at least as much RAM on your server as the largest database table you will read, and it can't be a virtual installation. View full review »
Managing Partner at PBS
If you plan to develop dashboards and want the end users to further develop the dashboards, it requires some IT skills. If the end users should develop their own reports, Qlik Sense should be chosen. View full review »
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Assess the possibilities, advantages and disadvantages of the product as a whole with regard to the general characteristics of MIS systems and considering plans to use a management reporting platform across the enterprise. View full review »
IT Manager / Specialist at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
It's s one of the best solutions for short-time deliveries. View full review »
BI Project Leader with 1,001-5,000 employees
Make an accurate sizing analysis of information, with a view to growth. View full review »
Managing Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
There are different tools in market, we have to differentiate between visualization and analytical tools , QlikView is analytical and descriptive tool. View full review »
Mindy Kay
Solution Engineer - QlikView/Qlik Sense at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Standardization in design/development is crucial. FULL communication and documentation with EVERYONE is needed. I don’t know how much time has been lost or efforts duplicated because of a lack of all this. View full review »
BI Expert at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Only a recommendation in order to assure the growth of a project with minimum impact on the previous deployed portion: As much as possible, try to solve data complexity on the backend side (where the logic is easily documentable), rather than in the front-end using only analytic functions. View full review »
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you are looking for dashboards and do not have a data warehouse yet, QlikView is the best option. View full review »
Partner at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Don’t believe the sales talk that you don’t need a datamart or data warehouse to run Qlikview on top of. It can run against ERP data but then the queries get very complicated and cumbersome. View full review »
Decision Support Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would recommend the QlikView tool for its flexibility and good data visualization and presentation. View full review »
IT Admin at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
IT from some other companies have asked me, and I recommended that they use Qlik. View full review »
Alexis Hadjisoteriou
Partner with 51-200 employees
Gartner and others have a good reason to rate it so high. Amazing product. View full review »
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Be very careful when scoping the market. It is a good tool, but quite heavy on skills and hardware requirements. View full review »
Consultor QlikView at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Try it. You can use just one tool for most of your connections. It's easy to maintain and you can focus on data and decisions. View full review »
Per Hemström
Partner at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an online reporting and analysis BI product. Not to use only as a report generator; it's far more useful than that. View full review »
Heath Lord
Sales Engineer at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
Since we stopped using it, there might have been some improvements to the speed of the reports and also to the pricing structure. At the time I was using this software, there were several comparable solutions at a fraction of the cost. The other solutions also performed better with less resources. View full review »
Technical Associate at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
You need to have good scripting skills. View full review »
Manager Analytics at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Client requirements should be clearly understood and limitations of the product should be communicated to clients before making any commitments. Often projects are jeopardized due to poor communication and unclear expectations. There are two reasons for my rating. First, the interactivity options are limited and, second, modelling options are not available. Also, we faced challenges with version changes and in integrating it with geographical information systems. View full review »
Assistant Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Overall, it is an excellent product. View full review »
Jordi Xirgo
IT Specialist at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
You need to assess carefully the choice between QlikView and Qlik Sense. We do not understand too well the coexistence of two products with the same function. View full review »
Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Generally speaking, QlikView is suitable for under mid-range scale company. View full review »
Assistant Manager - Solution Consulting at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It’s about each and every individual and organization. View full review »
Senior IT Business Partner at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
The system needs some technical expertise to set up and can be expensive, but once set up, it works well. View full review »
Master Data at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Use QlikView for business, and Qlik Sense for BI developers. View full review »

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