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Reseller
Partner with 51-200 employees
Nov 15 2017

What is most valuable?

Speed of in-memory processing Associative model - no more cubes Speed of development

How has it helped my organization?

We create BI solutions so our customers benefit from solutions that are delivered in weeks rather than months and we look good by providing timely value-for-money… more»

What needs improvement?

Although Qliktech's road map clearly states that QlikView has a long way to go, most of the R&D effort seems to be benefiting Qlik Sense which is getting stronger and… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

N/A - we are resellers

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Microsoft BI stack (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS)

What other advice do I have?

Gartner and others have a good reason to rate it so high. Amazing product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Tableau
Vendor
Data Manager at a health, wellness and fitness company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 01 2017

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Meetings are now proactive rather than reactive with analysis conducted straight away. We're making better informed decisions - and more of them! I have automate a complex set of analysis within a matter of days (as a relatively novice user), that had taken weeks, with less useful outputs, in other software.

What needs improvement?

Syntax editor needs some work, it's frustrating to have valid syntax being flagged as incorrect. It would save time troubleshooting errors that don't exist when the script runs or charts render.
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Vendor
Project Manager at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 15 2017

What do you think of QlikView?

After seven years with this product, our number of new reports each year is still trending up, and the number of users is trending up. QlikView is helping us to uncover and address report/analysis needs that we never knew existed before. QlikView was a great solution for us based on our requirements: small business size (1200 users, mostly blue collar); no requirement for data warehouse, ability to do ETL within the load script (that's what eliminated Tableau for us); ability to to share interactive reports readily between users; and most important: optimized user experience, including easy to learn/use and short development cycles. We also needed integration with ESRI GIS which is (finally!) coming this year with a functional extension. As other departments come on (we are one…
Shabaz Shaikh
Real User
Software Developer at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 01 2017

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We managed to implement applications combining CRM (Customer Relationship Management) data and sales data from two completely different data sources. It's the first (small) step towards big data. CRM data comes from Update 7 and sales data… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see JavaScript or jQuery features added to it. Dynamic changes with respect to page scrolling, responsiveness and actions related to it are what I am expecting in the next version. Other than these, while adding named CALs… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I did not use a different solution before Tableau. This is the first tool I have used for BI.

What other advice do I have?

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.
Vendor
Data Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 12 2016

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

My experience using QlikView was in a F&B chain store with outlets around the world. In such a F&B chain store, there are a lot of dishes and they are changing frequently with a high transaction… more»

What needs improvement?

By comparing with the latest data discovery tools like Tableau, Qlik Sense and Sisense, the layout and colors are not eye catching enough. It looks like a very powerful excel with a lot of powerful… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

My advice is to start small with the named license scheme as the price is much cheaper and it will be much easier to gain management approval.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have previous experience with IBM Cognos. It was a very comprehensive solution that can be used for pixel-perfect reports, email schedules and also data analysis. However, there are many more… more»

What other advice do I have?

People who have interest on QlikView should also take a look on Qlik’s another product Qlik Sense. They have similar features (e.g. Section Access, Search function, Associative model). QlikView relies… more»
Vendor
Business Intelligence Data Architect at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 03 2016

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

My company was recently bought out by a competitor, now forming one group. The organisations are on different versions of a particular ERP solution, and the need immediately arose, from a regional and management executive level, for a… more»

What needs improvement?

Some improvement to the user interface (for the developers). It could certainly use a re-vamp. The existing tab structure can be confusing sometimes and the controls that you would expect to find on one particular tab are actually on… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

QlikView was this company’s first foray into making use of an external business intelligence tool.

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
Vendor
Business Analyst at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Oct 23 2016

What is most valuable?

Strong visual capabilities, drill down function and data browsing. No need for any other tools, ETL/ scripting and visualisation built right into one tool.

How has it helped my organization?

* Ability to monitor progression towards certain deadlines and preset thresholds. * Ability to browse through the data by selections to quickly answer questions. * Easily export to excel or print for external use.

What needs improvement?

While Qlik and their products are very intuitive and a pleasure to use as a developer of the dashboards and poweruser, many of my colleagues and stakeholders of information are used to static (paper) reports. This often leads to producing tables and graphs that are 'pinned down' (set analysis) to reduce the flexibility of the representations and the dashboards as a whole. (Qlik presents this as a… more»
Consultant
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 04 2016

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use for end user * Analytical reporting * Easy-to-build dashboards * Self-service reporting * Speedy deployment

How has it helped my organization?

The PoC for a new business area was not covered by the management reporting platform (controlling of IT processes). * Built-in monitoring of ETLs (there was no advanced tool for monitoring, planning and evaluation ETLs), I work with SAP BW… more»

What needs improvement?

* Built-in monitoring of ETLs * Formatted reporting * Print to PDF * Export to Excel

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

IBM Cognos was the original MIS platform. Within QV, there are better analytical reporting features.

What other advice do I have?

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.
Jhornber
Real User
Sr Manager, Reporting & Analytics at Expedia, Inc.
Feb 23 2016

What is most valuable?

1. QlikView Scripting - Takes some time to learn, but it is very powerful. Not as a total ETL replacement tool necessarily, but as a supplement to load and join data… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have gradually reduced laborious manual reporting in Business Units and "spreadmarts". We now have some executive using QV dashboards in weekly review meetings, in… more»

What needs improvement?

No out of the box mapping capabilities (Extensions/Plugins available). No auto-scale for different display resolutions/dimensions, but the trade-off here is the much… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Server is Apprx $35K initial cost, plus 20% annual maintenance/support cost User licenses are $350 or $1500 depending on license type(plus 20% annual maintenance/support)… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously used an older Domo product (Centerview). The product was no longer supported. It was very flexible, but also very labor intensive. Data had to be fully prepared… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would never propose QlikView, or any other single tool, as THE definitive data visualization and dashboard tool for every organization, but it did best meet our… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Several. If interested see my post http://www.itcentralstation.com/articles/i-evaluat...
Consultant
BI Expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 26 2015

What is most valuable?

As a BI professional sometimes you have to tackle projects with poor or no documentation at all, just the datasources and some vague requirements. In QlikView it is quite… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Qlikview can be used both as an advanced reporting tool as well as an BI KPI tool, becoming the base for continuous process improvements. In general the benefits of the… more»

What needs improvement?

It is well know that the ETL is quite far away from leading products like Data Stagem Informatica and others. Currently Qliktech is working on this problem with Expressor… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The start cost is around of US $25.000 and the annual royalties are around 20% that includes customer and technical support and upgrades.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used (and still use) Microsoft BI: SSISm SSAS and SSRS. The productivity level of QlikView is quite superior, whilst Microsoft licensing scheme is really better… more»

What other advice do I have?

Think seriously about the possible population of users, how it will grow-up, and check the licensing cost and its limitations.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated Tableau and Microstrategy. The first one is too basic (wonderful if you are a final user). The second one: extremely complex, just for very large… more»

What is QlikView?

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.

QlikView customers

Canon, Gatorade, Amcor, Panasonic, Fila, Cambridge University Hospitals, Global Retail Bank, North Yorkshire Police department, Lanoo Group Publishers, and AonGroep Nederland.

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