1. Rapid development and strong supportive community.
2. You can build a dashboards/reports very fast. Simple reports can be built in matter of minutes! even if your data is scattered between different files or even different platforms (excels, DB, etc.).
3. You can extend the basic platform with Extensions
4. 'QIik Branch' - open source community sharing Widgets and Extensions that you can embed into your installation.
1. Set Analysis can become quite complected and not so trivial...
2. While there are some online great training for how to use the basic features, there are only few and very basic for how to build Widgets and extensions.
From my experience, most of the though/complicated how-to's I solved with the help of the community. Hence I strongly recommended, in any tool that you are checking validate how large and cooperative is the community.
QIik is using what they call "Associative Model/engine".
While this is, what give QIik one of its benefits and for you (the developer/user) the
ease of rapid building dashboards and reports, make sure you truly understand this
"Associative Model" thing before stepping into the role of building the data model of
the solution. Although it is a no-brainer, some people, due to ease of development
may tempt to skip this phase. Don't do that! Otherwise you are risking some odd
results on your reports in the best case, or misleading reports on the worst case.
1. Managed to aggregate data from several separate legacy and cloud systems into one dashboard to validate expected correlation and insights.
2. Managed to save valuable time to managers by building automated quarterly report, which serve them in the business plan meetings with their employees.