QlikView Room for Improvement

Harlan Webber
Vice President, Business Continuity Manager / Information Security Officer / Project Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
While it used to be extremely easy to work with for me, at least the basics, some other folks used to have a bit more trouble using it. I think that it might be useful if the first-time user wizard was a bit better. It might help people get the “Eureka “ moment on their own. I always felt that the wizard was not really worth using, and I started people off with making their own import scripts with my help. Others also seemed to believe that as well. I think the wizard could take a bit more time and provide training along the way. For example, show the data to be imported, and go over some of the best practices. And maybe continue on with going over the Edit Script and hit some of the basics there as well and so on. I think all things are covered in the tutorial, but I had very little success having people use the tutorials. Some aspects are so common, and used so much: * Basic import of data, load, review the field names that come in, set your fields as “what you want” * Import a different table, review as in step 1, but check for synthetic links, do your “AS” statements to clean up, and get the linkages you want, etc. * Then have some wizard to make tables and charts in the same way, etc. I do these things with new users inside of a couple of hours, including usually helping tham make their first solution. View full review »
Felipe Carrera
Solutions Manager Business Intelligence at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
We actually use QlikView, which does not allow easy-to-use framework management. There is a deployment framework, which I do not find easy to use and somehow not stable. I hope QlikView can improve this. View full review »
Christopher Darling
Business Intelligence Data Architect at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 another. I'm referring to the properties of the various charts that you can create within Qlikview – this brings up a dialogue box with a number of different tabs along the top; In my opinion, for example, the tabs “Visual Cues” and “Style” could be combined into one. “Caption” for another example could be renamed to “Title Bar config” or “Chart Config” or something like that. Some aspects of the “Layout” tab could be added to “Presentation”. The dialogue box itself isn’t quite wide enough, so if you end up going all the way to the right you have to click on an arrow a couple of times to see the tabs all the way to the left again, and you can’t resize it either – Why???. The box itself should be wide enough to encompass the number of tabs in a single view. Either that, or have a maximise / minimise buttons on it to give the users the choice. There are no doubt a few others I can point out if I give more though to it, just my feeling of the product is that it can be a little unwieldy, especially to people initially learning the program. View full review »
Roy Yung
Data Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 features for analysis. But it may not be good for presentation. View full review »
Marketing Intelligence Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
There definitely needs to be an update in the number of chart types available and the options within each chart. There are various charts that could use more customizable options, as well as certain charts that are missing such as waterfall charts, histograms, etc. One glaring omission is the lack of mapping technology in QlikView. Although they do offer solutions through third-party add-ons, other similar providers have this as a default feature in the app. I think currently, mapping technology should be standard with these applications given the competition and the capabilities it brings. It seems that because of their third-party developer relationships, they are holding back on adding features to the application, which would put those developers out of business. The licensing scheme leaves a lot of room for improvement. I believe it is cumbersome and expensive to maintain. In order for a user to view a published application, they need to have a viewer license (approx. $350 the last I remember). However, if they need to view multiple applications, they need a viewer license per application. $350 X # of applications they need to view per user. This will get very expensive if a lot of users need to view the application. There are application licenses, there are named user licenses, there are session licenses, and developer licenses. There are way too many licenses of varying costs, none of which are very economical in my opinion. If you need to view more than three applications, the best alternative is to purchase a developer license, which allows for unlimited applications. However, that will set you back about $1400, even if the user is not a developer. View full review »
Ronald Schlageter
IT Admin at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
We would like to provide our customers with reports in PDF or other popular formats that are not included in the publisher; additional licenses are required for the print and PDF tool. From my point of view, a reduced functionality for this should be included with Enterprise Server Edition or Publisher. But so far, every new version includes new benefits for us. View full review »
Vyacheslav Koval
Board of Management with 501-1,000 employees
I would say it's not negative, but it's an issue because we also use other tools, like SAP BusinessObjects, for a long period of time, which is another product in the business intelligence area. Improvement in collaboration, between that and publishing of reports and publishing of models. Probably that could be more comprehensive, from my point of view. View full review »
Information System & Business Enterprise Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The QlikView management console could have better interfaces for managing security. Right now, it is hard to tell “who has access to exactly what apps?” Better out-of-the box governance features, to allow analysis of application architecture, optimization of scripts, identification of unused fields/data. Current GIS interfaces (e.g. with ESRI) are through partners, and are acceptable, but could be easier to implement, more streamlined interface between the two. View full review »
Developer with 501-1,000 employees
Regex. Cleaning out data during script regex could be really handy. Otherwise, I am having a hard time thinking of any other areas with room for improvement. View full review »
Irshaad Doolarkhan
Information Publishing Portfolio Manager at a comms service provider
I have several lower-level users who don’t need full functionality of the tool, but do need to access more than one model. In this regard, the licencing structure is limiting and costly for a user who is not using the analytical aspects of the tool. QlikView only offers full-user CALs (expensive) and document CALs (less expensive), but those licences only allow the user to access one model. View full review »
Enterprise Architecture & Business Analyst - Analytics at a paper AND forest products with 1,001-5,000 employees
For me, it is important to have a mix, what is the "view" and what is the "sense", Qlik Sense. They have two tools, but for me it is important to have only one tool that combines the functions we have from one side and the other side. One application. Also, they have not come out with new functions for QlikView. Qlik Sense has evolved but not QlikView. Another problem is the printing. It is not a solution that comes with QlikView. I believe we had to buy it. It is not integrated. It is not the easiest to manage. It is not as easy as it could be. View full review »
FSI IT Consulting Manager at Deloitte Portugal
It could be more mobile friendly, as some of its features don’t work properly on mobile devices or do not provide the best user experience to our customers who would like to extend their access to data. A Cortana/Siri-like feature or advanced analytical capabilities for users with advanced scripting and statistical skills would also extend its usage in the organizations where I operate. View full review »
Director, Business Analytics at a recruiting/HR firm with 51-200 employees
Improve its table/data editor to allow easier ways to pull multiple data from multiple sources and associate them to establish a complete business data model. Consider providing more features that allow the decision-making process of analysing different data at different levels to be captured. Maybe a decision-making flow/process editor for Qlik sheets and objects at the presentation layer. View full review »
Bernard Barnard
Head of Qlikview IT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Robust Version Control integration, limited in current versions * Automated deployment between DEV/UAT/PROD environments, currently these are manual file-based operations * More descriptive system metrics and lower-level diagnostic and performance metrics at the application level View full review »
Ashutosh Paliwal
Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In one word, QlikView has become dated now. Other vendors are providing equal or better solutions, especially for self-service, on-the-fly beautiful visualizations and ease of use. QlikView is not moving as fast as the market trend. There are no big updates in their product that could make our life easier. As far as the useful functionalities, QlikView is the same as it was five years ago. View full review »
Business Intelligence Latin America Leader at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Qlikview should have a connector or a specific product to allow people outside of the company or that don’t have a license to read/use the application (a kind of reader license). At least something really cheaper or free. View full review »
Business Analyst ( Marketing BI Analytics) at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Currently we are building a pane to use filters and select options. For a dashboard, if they would add a "Column value" filter option like what you see in Amazon on the left hand side, that would be useful. It could also have an autosave feature, which it direly lacks. A direct feature to export views to PowerPoint, instead of external plugins, could be useful. Sometimes large files are difficult to read and QlikView crashes midway. So you need to start from scratch. Instead, if it could support reading and processing large files with a lot of records (4 million +), that would be useful. This was one such issue we faced while doing a BI transformation as the data generated was huge. View full review »
Shabaz Shaikh
Software Developer at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
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 in QMC, it would be really great if we could load all of the names from a single file (for example, an Excel sheet) together all at once. The iPad application lacks some features. For example, container box object functionality does not work properly in iPads. View full review »
Business Information Expert Performance Measurement at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Chart types; some look a bit outdated, would love to see Qlik Sense- or Tableau-like visuals * Central formula/measure repository, can now only be done with variables View full review »
Senior Business Analyst at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Enhance predictive analytics and big data; this is the future trend. * Simpler, cleaner charts and visualization (easier user acceptance) * Formatting and repositioning the menu/charts takes a bit long. It does not have drag-and-drop capability like Tableau does. View full review »
BI Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Self-service capability is very limited, though it has been improved in QlikSense. However, it will require an additional license & server to set it up. * Dashboard capabilities and features are not on par with Tableau, though the same has been attempted in QlikSense. However, Tableau still has better dashboard features. * Real-time analysis with live connection (direct discovery) is very limited. * The current version is missing a variety of connectors and they need to be procured separately. * Not adaptive to display across various screen resolutions View full review »
Axel Vera
IT Admin at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to perhaps be able to have preloaded and editable examples of models created by QV experts that can be customized for our specific needs, instead of starting from scratch anything we need to work on. I work an electric utility in Mexico, therefore we build QV models and dashboards specific to our industry (electricity, gas, nuclear generation, asset management, executive reporting and such). Right now, we have to build our models from scratch, if we could have access to prebuilt models for our specific industry and line of business it would be very useful and time saving. View full review »
Marcus Malinow
Consultant at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
I would like to see the desktop user interface updated. Some of the dialogs in the product look quite dated. I would also like to see the responsive UI design features from Qlik Sense make their way into QlikView. On the analysis side, I would like to see tighter integration with R, or perhaps some built-in machine learning algorithms. I would also like to see Qlik products made available on other platforms such as Linux and OS X. View full review »
Qlik Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The user interface and ease of use takes a bit of a learning curve to pick up. There is no drag and drop functionality at the development stage unlike its competitors. Maybe QlikSense could handle that area. View full review »
Angel Monjarás
Product Specialist and Education Services at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
Currently, there is no SaaS licensing model. The ETL tool could use some visual aids in addition to the wizards that help to build the code. Visualization design is not drag-and-drop. View full review »
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
This is really an awesome product, but there is room for improvement regarding the visual aspect (this has been sorted out in their new product – Qlik Sense). Some features are a bit tedious to achieve results, especially for new users and people who have not had training or experience in using the product. View full review »
Business Intelligence Consultant at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
The visualization charts. I believe they are working on that because Qlik Sense has released a few versions in which the charts are a lot better than QlikView. And the interface. QlikView is mainly defined as a guided analytics tool, which requires experienced users to help with the development. In the future, it should move forward on self-service (the core value of Qlik Sense), which is the trend on the business intelligence development. So I think they will have some big changes coming. View full review »
Kevin Sheridan
Senior IT Project Manager at a financial services firm
Their marketing department is heavy-handed, more so than it really needs to be. This can turn companies off when they get too aggressive. Their pricing structure doesn’t match their aggressiveness either, costing an end user $1500 for a web-based license. View full review »
Information Systems Development Manager(Senior) – Divisional Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
QlikView does not work very well with very large data sets. I would like to see that improved. View full review »
Steve Cornett
Solution Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see improved performance/scalability at high data volumes + high user concurrency. Having only in-memory capability for hosting source data is a constraint. View full review »
Ludwig Augiron
BI Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
QlikView should improve its front-end design and import the Qlik Sense design within. View full review »
Pedro Cunha
Senior BI Consultant (Qlikview) at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Performance at front-end level could improve but usually there is a workaround - by reducing application size, splitting applications or the way the UI is presented - without affecting user experience. View full review »
Analyst Control and Monitoring at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
QlikView is really easy to use and it can help you manage different kinds of data, but licenses are expensive. View full review »
Analista de inteligencia de mercado at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
It would be great if this software had better transforming tools. We can do a lot of heavy work with scripts, but sometimes that gets really messy. I mean that it would be very good to have a graphic tool to manipulate the data. I work with IBM Modeler, and I love how easy it is to transform data in it. I think QlikView could implement a graphical interface to manipulate date, just like Modeler. I also think thats way off the scope of QlikView, but I am just thinking how great it would be to have such tool built in. View full review »
Business Intelligence Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I would like to see embedded predictive analytics models or more integration, connectors with advanced analytics platforms. Qlikview is extremely good with descriptive analitycs. But when you need to predict using advanced predictive models like Logistic Regression or CART or decision trees, R and SAS institute for example are good at it, so if Qlikview would have this capabilities embedded or connectors to integrate with them will be a killer product. View full review »
IT Manager at a Consumer Goods with 501-1,000 employees
In QlikView 11, there is a password for the section of code, but there is no user management with a password that allows access to data when opening the file. I would like the data loading and programming to be made easier. View full review »
Rania Samra
Database Expert at a university with 501-1,000 employees
The management console is cumbersome to use for managing large numbers of users and documents. View full review »
Reporting Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Data modelling is often a protracted process, with no toolset available apart from scripting. The consequent data models are not very portable at all. View full review »
Leander du Plessis
Data Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
* Better compatibility with Qlik Sense * Better support for non-Microsoft platforms * SFTP support in the load script * More built-in connectors View full review »
Managing Partner at PBS
Qlik has launched another product, Qlik Sense to improve ease of use for the end user. The product lacks PDF exporting, mapping – which costs extra - and reporting features. Also, it turns the data into QVD format that is not accessible by other software. View full review »
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
* Built-in monitoring of ETLs * Formatted reporting * Print to PDF * Export to Excel View full review »
IT Manager / Specialist at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Reports module should be improved to make it user-friendly and easy to develop reports. View full review »
BI Project Leader with 1,001-5,000 employees
There’s room for improvement with the licensing, as well as memory consumption for certain objects and technical support. View full review »
Managing Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
New graph / chart objects need to be added. View full review »
Jop Moekotte
Business Analyst at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 core strength of their products.) Often this makes the formulas for these expressions and dimensions very complex. Of course you could argue that the users would have to 'mature' to use this new, more flexible, way of information. But it would be a great improvement for the Qlik products if it were able to easily 'lock' graphs without extensive coding. View full review »
Mindy Kay
Solution Engineer - QlikView/Qlik Sense at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Scalability * Live connections * Responsive design View full review »
BI Expert at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The backend. The script editor is, in my opinion, no more than a basic scripting editor with too-limited debugging features. View full review »
Service Delivery Manager - EABL at a Consumer Goods with 501-1,000 employees
I would like to see improvements to scheduled reporting and the capability to email the user. View full review »
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think the visualization of the charts and the number of default charts provided by QlikView should be improved. QlikView only has limited chart options compared to its competitor. I think Map would be a great addition if QlikView can provide it as default chart. I think that the type of chart that is provided by QlikView must be added to capture the need of variety of visualization. Tableau has more charts compared to QlikView. View full review »
Partner at a tech company with 51-200 employees
I would like to see more ‘drag and drop’ functionality as, in my opinion, there is still too much coding required to join tables correctly. View full review »
Juan Vidal Gil
Project Manager - Business Intelligence at www.datademy.es
I think its visualization has room for improvement, and I know Qlik Sense has better visualization. View full review »
Data Manager at a health, wellness and fitness company with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
Decision Support Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The security features in QlikView are not yet mature: very complex to define permissions in a dashboard. View full review »
IT Admin at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
I predictive analysis is an area with room for improvement. View full review »
Alexis Hadjisoteriou
Partner with 51-200 employees
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. Qlik Sense makes selling "Qlik" easier - the only "negative" aspect is that the "self-service" capability of Qlik Sense means less consultancy for our company but more customers! View full review »
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The script engine for loading data needs a total overhaul. It is hard to use and counter-intuitive. It also blocks less-skilled users at the very beginning. View full review »
Consultor QlikView at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
In the next version/release, I'd like to see mashup possibilities and real-time connections. View full review »
Per Hemström
Partner at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
I would like to see a modernised user interface. View full review »
Heath Lord
Sales Engineer at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
I would like to see the price reduced and the speed to be much, much better. View full review »
Technical Associate at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
This cannot be considered a self-service product. It requires IT support. View full review »
Manager Analytics at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Version changes should be made fully compatible with older versions. * Advanced analytic capabilities of model building using regression or time-series analysis should also be added in the product. View full review »
Project Manager, Global Business Intelligence & Analytics at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see: * Mobile and smart device delivery * Set analysis simplification View full review »
Patricio Honore, M.S.
Analyst - Business Applications at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
* Data cleansing * Better source data connectors View full review »
Assistant Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
* Bookmarking * Data load window and more information to be used while loading huge data. * Installation and deployment could be made easier and quicker. View full review »
Jordi Xirgo
IT Specialist at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
* More support through contextual menus * Adapting to the new Qlik Sense (HTML 5) environment View full review »
MIS General Manager at a engineering company with 501-1,000 employees
I would like to see them add powerful map and statistical functions. View full review »
COO at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
I believe that improved analysis prediction capability would be more than welcome in QlikView. If we could simulate scenarios in a more intuitive way that would be a nice-to-have feature. Besides the fact it’s quite a useful tool for data visualization, the final user interface is not that intuitive. That might be the idea with Qlik Sense, which we haven’t had an opportunity to experience yet. View full review »
Senior Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
I would like to see more visualisation objects features. View full review »
Profesional Management Database and Server, Networking, Virtualization Server. at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
I would like to see the possibility to change the program if the new program is better than last program. View full review »
Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
I would like to see them add a powerful map and improve statistic functions. View full review »
* Error handling View full review »
Assistant Manager - Solution Consulting at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The forecasting accuracy should be improved. View full review »
Senior IT Business Partner at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Cost: The licenses are expensive. View full review »
Master Data at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees

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