Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Qlik Sense.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
The areas that we feel Qlik Sense can be improved are: * The administrator tools such as user sessions, active users, task sessions, and the ability to kill, provide insufficient power over what is happening on the platform. * There is an inability to effectively manage (pre)caching (scheduling, assigning for respective user groups, etc), especially without community extensions or your own development. There is simply no way to automate. * This solution needs inbuild versioning, backup, dependency analysis, and regression testing. * This is an imparity between Windows and Cloud versions with respect to functionality. * Shared development would be a helpful inclusion. * Core functionality delivered by extensions (Telemetry, CLI) is in need of improvement.
Performing data transformations required a lot of programming, which is something that should be made easier.
I would like to have the ability to better customize the visuals including changing fonts, sizing, colors, axes, and titles. Additional functionality would improve this solution.
We want the next version of this solution to be cloud-based so that each user can access it from anywhere in the world with their phone, tablet, or computer without a VPN connection. This is very important for us because we have an initiative called 'Cloud first', and in five years, all software must be in the cloud and easy to access. Essentially, we want to stop using a physical server and avoid on-premises maintenance.
It would be nice to have more native features from QlikView built into Qlik Sense. Better control over Pivot tables, which should be made more customizable especially in terms of Totals, would be an improvement.
We would like to have connectors without the need for the Web Connector service. Report generation without the need for NPrinting, which has limited capabilities anyway, would be an improvement.
Some of the charts are still a bit basic and screen rendering on different sized monitors can be an issue. It is also somewhat difficult to customize the charts with the opening and closing of the different panes, making it time-consuming.
As we are a very process-oriented company, we would like to see more extensions maintained from Qlik, because it's a huge budget problem to choose the right one. Also, a small set of Qlikview features would be appreciated (such as a simple PDF report directly from Qlik Sense...)
Currently, we are not very happy with the iPad or iPhone app because it is not working as we want. It is not very friendly and we very often have login errors. GeoAnalytics is getting better in each version, but from my point of view, GeoAnalytics has a lot of points to improve.
There is room for improvement in the learning curve when getting started, but training resources have been growing.
The product could be improved by implementing a user-feedback ranking system. This would inspire the new development to be prioritized by the community so that the most requested features would come first. Power BI (Microsoft) currently uses this solution.
I would like to have support for table formats without having to use an extension.
I would like to see real-time data feed into the dashboard, or report, without any limitations. The new version upgrades should not contain bugs in the basic, required features. Advanced graphs or visualizations must be in the built-in product, instead of building with open API extensions or mashups.
The next version should include more standard integrations.
The only thing I would say that comes up is that sometimes it can be a bit buggy. The product updates that come out are fairly regular, which is always nice, but getting bugs here and there that you have to work around can be a bit of a pain at times. This can be taken into account by waiting for a month or two to see if any patches come out (much like with how you would treat Microsoft releases) but if you want to get the latest updates as soon as possible then you need to prepare yourself.
This solution would be improved by adding some Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL) components that are easier to interpret and design. Maybe adding a module where we can drag and drop various models, test them in a sandbox, and test the outputs before putting them into production would be helpful.
A valuable improvement for this solution would be the enabling of us to host dashboards for our customers.
Better visualization options on charts such as pivot tables, and better control over total lines in the pivot and straight tables without the need to download extensions to accomplish this task.
* Real online analytics (OLAP) * Better implementation of map charts * Incremental data load solution for better time saving.
I believe that the area in which the product could be improved is the part related to programming and its language, which is certainly complex and still not very guided.
I would like for it to be more of a plug and play with all of the tools and sources. It would make it much easier to use. It should take less time to margin my reports and they should have reusability of existing data to make it easier for coding.
* More visualizations * Automated report delivery * Cross app data sharing * Easy app sharing options with specific users.
I am not really a fan of the set analysis. It's its own language that doesn't quite make a whole lot of sense to me at this point. I wish it were more intuitive.
* The management console appearance needs improvement to its look. * The navigation is quite clunky and outdated.