What is QlikView?
Industry Specialties: Serves all industries
Benefits and Insights
Key differentiators & advantages of QlikView
- Spot Connections and Insights: Spot connections in data even when working with large data sets. Take a granular look at data through drill-down features, or view high-level trends in customer/employee behavior.
- Sophisticated Data Control: Ensure total control over sensitive data. Prevent unauthorized access to crucial data sets through a number of features, such as user-control, filtered views and permissions.
- Remain Flexible: Build the product in alignment with user needs and specifications. Extend functionality with QlikView Workbench to customise the app with custom scripting.
- Gain Insight: Gain unparalleled insights into business operations, as well as the market at large. Track metrics like key performance indicators (KPIs), sales, budgets, employee performance, and hundreds of other pre-built or custom data points.
- Flexible Deployment: Choose from a cloud analytics solution, an on-premise installation, or a combined solution to get desired scalability and flexibility.
- Connects Directly To The Data Source: Connect to almost any source of data, including cloud, big data, file-based and on-premise data. Pull information from a number of services (Salesforce, Hive, Teradata) and combine intel seamlessly into unique and intuitive dashboards.
- Enterprise Collaboration: Facilitate collaboration for users to share the same dashboard, look at the same view, or even track one another as they navigate across the application.
- Strong Associations: Leverage the strength of the platform’s built-in association engine to conduct direct and indirect searches across data, or within a single field. Identify data that is actually related and not merely associated.
- In-Memory Application: House the software in-memory, which means conversions, queries and searches can happen quicker and more efficiently. As a result, eliminate the problems traditionally plaguing slow, on-disk applications. Locate all data in RAM.
- Speedy Deployment; Fast Configuration: Deploy quickly and allow for even quicker configuration because data is not required to be stored in any silos or cubes.
- Robust Data Controls: Enable easy and meaningful manipulation of data within the application by leveraging unique dashboards, reports and filter views.
- Does not support online analytical processing (OLAP)
- Users cannot predict the profitability of projects or departments using QlikView
- The solution does not help users identify patterns within data
- Lacks ad hoc reporting functionality
- Does not allow users to schedule receiving BI reports at specific times in a particular format
Cost of Ownership
|License/Subscription Cost||Based on a combination of server, user, document and application-based licensing|
|Installation/Implementation Cost||Implementation services are provided by QlikView Consulting or through an implementation partner at an additional cost|
|Customization Cost||Will vary depending on the functional requirements or services chosen|
|Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost||Dependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system.|
|Recurring/Renewal Costs||Renewal costs includes software update license and support cost|
Average customer reviews & user sentiment summary:
of users would recommend this product
Synopsis of User Ratings and Reviews
Based on an aggregate of reviews taken from the sources above, the following pros & cons have been curated by a SelectHub Market Analyst.
QlikView is one of the foremost BI solutions in the market today, mainly due to the power of its associative query engine to link data from multiple sources that drives its visually impressive dashboards. With its strong data visualization capabilities, users can perform search and filter through data on-the-fly and conduct deep-dives to glean insights that matter to them. With a fast setup, users can have their first data model up and running in very little time. The software resides in-memory and houses data in RAM for quicker retrieval. With multi-tier access permissions for in-organization users, it enables users to view executive summaries at a glance, while allowing them to drill-down into data to find out more.
Sadly, Qlik is now scaling back on improvements and updates for QlikView and focusing on promoting QlikSense instead, a possible reason why its filter and search functions, ad-hoc reporting and graphics are lagging in terms of quality, as mentioned in many user reviews. Also, this platform can prove to be resource-heavy for databases housed on local machines, especially when performing batch update jobs. In addition to inflexible pricing plans and the cost of licensing, quite a few necessary add-ons are paid.
In summary, QlikView is one of the leading in-memory BI tools available in the market today and rates excellently with users in terms of data aggregation and visualization capabilities; however, buyers should factor in its pricing plans and other limitations when searching for the perfect BI solution for their enterprise.
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