QlikView Valuable Features

Christopher Darling
Business Intelligence Data Architect at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to provide drill down functionality quickly and easily into large data sets. Anyone working with a large amount of data in Microsoft Excel and then waiting ages for it to subtotal all that information, will certainly appreciate the speed and efficiency with which QlikView handles data. Users can get a lot more done, and a lot more data can be analysed in a shorter period of time. The fact that QlikView provides its own QVD structure, as well, removes all dependency on having a DBMS in place before implementing QlikView – so it is cost effective. The fact that QlikView can literally plug in to so many different types of data sources, as well, is a definite benefit. The facility to auto-reload at scheduled times is great too! View full review »
Roy Yung
Data Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
QlikView’s associative model is a fantastic design that enabled the Green/White/Grey feature. This feature greatly helped us highlight the relationship between different kinds of data. To further explain the Green/White/Grey feature, let’s take a sales report of an electronics shop as an example. In this report, it may have dimensions (Product Category, Salesman) and expressions (Sales Qty, Sales Amount). Green means the values of dimension that you have selected. Under the Product Category dimension, it will have different values e.g. Smartphone, Laptop, Desktop. If we want to see the sales performance of Smartphone, we can click on Smartphone, then it will become green. We can also select multiple values e.g. Smartphone and Laptop in the dimension. White – shows the values of dimension which are related to the another dimension values that you have selected. Grey - shows the values of dimension which are NOT related to the another dimension values that you have selected. By following the previous example, we have selected Smartphone in Product Category dimension. In the Salesman dimension, Salesman e.g. Jeremy or Janice who have have sold Smartphone will be shown in white color. Another Salesman, e.g. Roy, who didn’t sell Smartphone will be shown as Grey. This is very useful for us to identify relationship between dimensions Its “Search Object” function is also very useful for us to search for the information we needed. “Section Access” is another great feature as we can identify user authority on accessing data in an easy way. Another feature "Set Analysis" which enabled us to configure different behavior for each dashboard. So that some dashboards (e.g. YTD) can be freezed and not affected by some of the filter selections. View full review »
Vyacheslav Koval
Board of Management with 501-1,000 employees
Its ability to build, very quickly, very complicated models. In our case, we use for this modeling for the calculation of cost allocation and transfer price and the like. It is very helpful. It's a really powerful tool in modeling creation. View full review »
Enterprise Architecture & Business Analyst - Analytics at a paper AND forest products with 1,001-5,000 employees
The in-memory feature gives us better insight. It's also easy to drill down into the information and select information. Of course, it has the typical functionalities. For example, when I select something I can know its opposite. View full review »
Shabaz Shaikh
Software Developer at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Extraction from almost all data sources provides a lot of value to me. Ease of operation, data modelling and creating dashboards with simple objects and the abundance of visualizations are also valuable. We extract our data from SAP BW as well as Update 7 data source. Extracting and associating these data to form Main Data Model is quite simple. The objects that QlikView provides can be used to make complex KPIs for visualization. Apart from these for visualization, we also implemented many extension objects of Maps with our QlikView applications. View full review »
Qlik Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
E-T-L, The Extract, Transform, and Loading capabilities of QlikView make it a highly sophisticated self-service business intelligence tool for developers and analysts who desire much more advanced handling of dirty or unconsolidated data. QlikView scripting language has numerous transformation functions. View full review »
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
* Integration capabilities * Speed * Amount of data that can be accessed within in a few clicks Working in the IT environment gets challenging especially when you have multiple sources of data that you need to combine. QlikView makes this really easy and simple to do, because QlikView has its own ETL modeler built into it. Having an all-in-one tool is quite an advantage. View full review »
IT Manager / Specialist at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is its flexibility to develop dynamic analysis, gathering information from different sources, such as spreadsheet, database and internet. View full review »
BI Project Leader with 1,001-5,000 employees
Data Discovery has allowed us to enrich the analysis of data and discover new ways to generate new KPIs. It has also helped us to discover some critical points in our processes. View full review »
Jop Moekotte
Business Analyst at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Strong visual capabilities, drill down function and data browsing. No need for any other tools, ETL/ scripting and visualisation built right into one tool. View full review »
Data Manager at a health, wellness and fitness company with 10,001+ employees
Ability to connect and transform data from a variety of sources into the same application. From an analytical development perspective, there is a wide scope to create complex calculations within chart expressions, (including recursive expressions), which, combined with the trellis functionality, means more output with less setup effort. A well designed app brings freedom of inquiry to meetings, allowing me to answer questions in real time and this has transformed progress and outputs of our monthly group meeting. Finally, it really is a case of data instantly updating upon selection. No more watching an egg timer as a server churns away. View full review »
Alexis Hadjisoteriou
Partner with 51-200 employees
Speed of in-memory processing Associative model - no more cubes Speed of development View full review »
Project Manager, Global Business Intelligence & Analytics at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features of this product are: its data modeling capabilities, the associated search function, various charting, the flexibility of doing sales in object, section access, and drag & drop storytelling. View full review »
Patricio Honore, M.S.
Analyst - Business Applications at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
* The search feature: ability to see the related data View full review »
Assistant Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
* Datamining * Fast data loading of million of rows * Incremental load * Scripting as per a customer's need, which is a pretty cool feature and not available in other tools. View full review »
Data transforming with scripting, and the associative model that lets users browse data in an easy way, are the most valuable features. View full review »
Archana Jha
Assistant Manager at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
As a developer, I liked that using QlikView, I had the option to prepare data myself instead of always depending on the data team. View full review »
Assistant Manager - Solution Consulting at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real-time reporting is this product’s most valuable feature to me. View full review »
Senior IT Business Partner at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
The dynamic way in which you can analyse data. View full review »
Master Data at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Easy to implement. View full review »

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