What do you like best?
1) Associative data model
2) Quick learning curve for both analysts (report writers) and business users
3) Highly adaptable to various skill levels
What do you dislike?
1) Set analysis is strong but takes time to learn
2) NPrinting could use some enhancements to make it easier to admin (e.g., .xls spreadsheet for both input & output for all items)
Recommendations to others considering the product
Conduct an inventory of your internal reports (author, audience, frequency, etc.) to get an idea of the company's needs and who will actually stand to gain the most when Qlik is up and running. This will inform who needs to be a part of the internal working group and also prioritize what reports get done first.
I also recommend taking an assessment of skill sets for your analysts. Qlik Set Analysis translates very well to those with MS Excel or Access or SQL experience.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
1) Improved decision making
2) Streamlined antiquated processes,
3) Greatly enhanced the purview of our data from row-level to customer-level & lifecycle views.