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QlikView review by Corey W.
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"QlikView Review"

What do you like best?

I like that it has many different reports that contains different typed of data and you can drill down on data further and further to find the information you're looking for. I like that you can export and email reports to yourself on a specific schedule.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the filtering of the reports. It is not very intuitive and user-friendly. It takes a long time to filter what you're looking for and if you hit an incorrect button it all goes away. I wish that you save your filters better too.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Explore or ask for help when trying to customize and filter reports. You're able to do things that aren't necessarily user-friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving data analysis problems. We're able to see a lot of different data in the reports. I can also see data based on certain time periods, which I cannot see in our other programs.

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QlikView review by Lynn O.
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"Free and good for visualilzation "

What do you like best?

It's ability to uncover data pattern/trend and it's allowance for real-time collaboration. Qlikview also allows you to search for the type of data results that you want and it immediately shows the relationships of the data. Pretty great feature when you want to know what you data means or has any hidden pattern that you should know. And It's free for personal use.

What do you dislike?

You need to put some effort in formatting options to make them presentable, unlike Tableau's drag-drop logic.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a pretty good software. It's free for personal use so you can try it before making any purchase. You can use it to work offline if you have access to your data. It can uncover the pattern of your data by using search box, which is a really great feature. Formatting options will take some effort as it's not like Tableau where you can drag-drop the graphs as you like.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using it to show production and manufacturing data. It makes making presentation easy, fast, and easy for management to understand.

What Business Intelligence Platforms solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
QlikView review by Alana D.
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"Easy! "

What do you like best?

Qlik applications are easy to use, even for those who don't work with data often. They are also easy to customize if you have the right person designing them. The data can be displayed in the most basic format or it can be extremely visually appealing.

One of the best features is how easily data can be transferred from the applications to Microsoft Excel.

What do you dislike?

Depending on the amount of data in the application and what internet browser you are using, it could be slow. It works best with Google Chrome, from my experience.

If you need to do calculations with the data, you will need to export it into Excel, Google drive, or into another software. I haven't been able to make calculations within Qlik.

Because most people within my company do not know how code is written, there is a team that builds out the data by working with business partners.It would be nice if the build out could be more intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You will need to make sure that you have someone on the team that is able to write code. It can get tricky if you aren't proficient. You will also need to consider how frequently you need the data refreshed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to make data available to a large audience so they can access the specific metrics they need.This allows business partners to have access to the data that they need without having to work with the mainframe.

QlikView review by Administrator
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"Excellent for Business Intelligence and data insights"

What do you like best?

The fact that QlikView Desktop software is free is what I like the most. It offers an all-features versi贸n for free and yo can develop anything you want for your data, all connectivities are available, so you can connect from an flat file to SQL or Oracle databases.

It is a great tool for those who are experts in BI or even for newbbies who want to interact with data.

What do you dislike?

From a Server-Licensed user, what I dislike is the cost of CAL licenses and what end-users can do with that, it is very limited.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's an excellent BI Software, it's very versatile, and can be connected to may different sources, if you go for the server edition, be sure how many licenses will be needed in order to have the right people with the right info.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We now can analyze data, we are a banking organization, so data insights is a key feature for business, thanks to QlikView, we can analyze, from past-due loans to customer profiles.

QlikView review by Paul N.
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"Excellent Intuitive product"

What do you like best?

Allows for providing fast & innovative business intelligence interfaces and solutions, with a vast active, helpful online community. Makes data source knitting and data source discovery an exciting issue. handles very large datasets very well. Free fully functional personal edition makes it easy to get started.

The company Qlik is a very well respected company in the analytical world.

What do you dislike?

Initial steep learning curve to get up to speed. More design guidance to ensure best data modelling practices are being adhered to would be very helpful - I found it a bit live and learn based initially until i found some good guidance notes on their online community.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download the fully functional personal edition and see what it can do. Explore the vast and helpful online community.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're a typical media company - until recently each department had a tendency to do a lot of unstandardised ad-hoc data collection and over time data has become very fragmented across many different systems and platforms. QlikView has enabled us to knit these various sources together to create a single customer view that can help drive sales and marketing to better user targeting.

QlikView review by User
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"Sistema para informes y estad铆sticas de gesti贸n, an谩lisis de datos"

What do you like best?

Sistema muy potente que se integra con gran cantidad de sistemas. En nuestro caso se conecta a base de datos Adabas a trav茅s de servicios web. Los paneles permiten una gran cantidad de configuraciones. Muestra los datos tanto en forma tabular como en formato gr谩fico

What do you dislike?

En general se necesita personal experimentado para su configuraci贸n y puesta en funcionamiento, as铆 como un contrato de mantenimiento. Cuando debe manejar una gran cantidad de datos el sistema se vuelve un poco inestable y act煤a con lentitud. La multitud de opciones de configuraci贸n a veces puede agobiar al usuario final.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Contratar soporte y mantenimiento ya que la configuraci贸n puede ser compleja y pueden surgir problemas a lo largo del ciclo de vida del producto

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

An谩lisis de datos y control de operaciones en la tramitaci贸n interna de la empresa. Toma de decisiones a largo y medio plazo

QlikView review by John M.
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"A great tool to analyze your business"

What do you like best?

the quickness and flexibility of the software allows us to build any report we need and the gives us the ability to drill down into the data to find gaps, strengths and weaknesses.

What do you dislike?

For the main QlickView product it can be confusing sometimes if you don't know what you are doing and have not played around with the software a lot. Adding dimensions, metrics and attributes can be difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

make sure you partner with a good implementation team to help you build out your data models, it is very important that your data is aligned properly and validated thoroughly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

QlickView allows us to anaylze our data and points outs gaps in it. We can get dig down very deep to see what is selling and what is not, what is trending and what needs to be pushed more.

QlikView review by Prashanth R.
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"Qlikview feedback"

What do you like best?

Qlikview is an addition to my skill set. I have been extensively working on various other BI Tools like MicroStrategy and Tableau as well. Visualizations are nice and easy. users can quickly get started on the reporting front and build visualizations from data linked to external data sources, enterprise databases and Big data environments.

What do you dislike?

The User Interface experience lacks appealing as compared to other BI Tools. Qlikview is more for a developer role since they build the visualizations and the end users access them with less ability to change or modify them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Qlikview is more useful for power users or developers who built the visualizations and allow end users to access them for analytics. Qlikview is not a self service Business intelligence tool where users can create their own visualizations from scratch.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm resolving by converting complex data files into appealing visualizations and table reports which is giving a lot of flexibility for end users to understand the data better and get quality inputs for making better business decisions.

QlikView review by Cameron R.
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"Great potential, lots of support required"

What do you like best?

The potential, capabilities and abilities are great and help in day to day operations for quick access.

What do you dislike?

Requires a large support team to keep the daily apps updated and supported for the team to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

QlikView requires full time dedicated team to support the platform for daily use and updating reports on a daily basis.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

lack of common technical expertise across the business prevents employees from gaining access to data and information on company software. QlikView allows the company to push this information to the employees that needs it and reduces duplicated reports from being pulled everyday.

QlikView review by Avneesh K.
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"Super drill-down tool for huge data sets"

What do you like best?

1. Customisable interface

2. Doesn't require much training for basic+ usage

What do you dislike?

It's really easy to go into information-overload with all the options available!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended.

It's a good tool for business users who need to regularly carry out in depth analyses from large data sets.

For us, it's a great way to make our data available to clients in the way they need to see it. And given the generally simple interface, it's easy to get them to use the tool with minimum training.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need to be able to provide in-depth analysis of statistics to some of our clients, and Qlikview enables us to do this quickly, consistently and reliably.

QlikView review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Qlik is streaming lining our metrics and data across departments"

What do you like best?

I like that all our metrics and data can now be found in one place. Qlik does a great job of pulling in reports from other software and displaying it in an easy to use and view format. I also like how secure it is. We deal with secure info and knowing Qlik has a dbl step security measure for us gives me peace of mind.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes loading can take awhile. And if I pull up a report and it's inaccurate I don't have anyway of knowing unless I check the original report. This seldom happens though.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great resource for a growing company. It does take some fine tuning and if you're prepared for that and put in the work you'll love it! It's a great software to really make your own.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since our company experienced a 66% growth in one year we needed a one stop shop for the many reports and metrics we have. Without losing data and little effort we were able to convert to this platform. I'm still learning all of the difference features it has like exporting and importing and report guidelines.

QlikView review by Erin C.
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"Easy to use, easy to administer"

What do you like best?

With a couple days of training, I was able to create and modify charts for my company as an admin. Trends in our data can be easily identified, tracked, and reported. Business users in all areas of the company can use this tool.

What do you dislike?

Data is not real-time. We do nightly refreshes. It was difficult for us to determine how to lock down the data that passes from our ERP to QlikView in the nightly refreshes - this process took some effort from our IT team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend doing the training in person if possible. You're going to be able to use this tool properly if you can separate yourself from your normal daily routine long enough to focus on the training.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to get traditional Finance data out to the field so they can identify trends and opportunities quickly. Salespeople in the field now have one place to go to check progress against quota, and they don't have to contact Finance.

QlikView review by Keri R.
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"I don't know how any business functions without Qlikview"

What do you like best?

I was introduced to Qlikview about 3 years ago by someone who was using the free version. It is great that they offer a real genuine way to try out their software. The only limitation is that you are the only user that can use the dashboards you develop in the free version. I like that Qlikview allows us to connect to multiple data sources easily. We use SQL, mySQL, Excel Files and qvds. I like that it helps figure out the relationships between the data tables, but still allows you the freedom to combine the sources anyway you need to. I like that you can apply all kinds of formulas to every element in a dashboard. There is a little bit of a learning curve, but you don't have to be a programmer to do great things with it. Their user base is incredible online. You can learn all kinds of tips and tricks to accomplish your objectives.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much I dislike about Qlikview. I wish you could convert a table to a chart or pivot chart without rebuilding it. You get to the point where you just use charts all the time, but it bites you a few times when you are new to the product. I'd love for Qlik to make it easier to use their software to write data as well as read it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out for free. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have all kinds of dashboards for accounting, purchasing, production, executives, sales, shipping etc. We have brought together so many data sources, which has allowed us to discontinue the use of a lot of miscellaneous Access applications and Crystal Reports. Qlikview is a great way to harness all the data collected without spending a lot of time writing your own SQL queries.

QlikView review by Administrator in Broadcast Media
Administrator in Broadcast Media
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"QlikView helped me show performance indicators on a user friendly way"

What do you like best?

The easy of use of the app. It's very intuitive, it doesn't take much to get familiarized with it. As i used to sort different indicators for differents members of the company i work for, not everyone was familiarized with it, so i had to pretty much teach them how to go through the app, and if it wasn't as intuitive as it is, that could have been an issue. I also like the fact that the app takes info from different sources, so you can add things like excel spreadsheets and that Qlikview would gather that data too. Or if your company runs different types of software, Qlikview manages to gather all that information in it.

What do you dislike?

I honestly didn't experience any mayor stepbacks while using the app.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having information coming from different sources and have it all gather in one place, with a friendly setting and appealing visualizacion (different type of graphics and charts) so people can interpret it as fast and easy as possible. Also, having the tool of setting it up so every user gets to see the information that suits it's profile and needs. Having to deal with confidential information makes this tool useful to have everything gather in one place, and at the same keep confidential what is has to stay that way.

QlikView review by Administrator in Consumer Goods
Administrator in Consumer Goods
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"Qlikview 12 Review "

What do you like best?

We enjoy the flexibility of the ability to combine data sources, giving the users power to create complex reports without relying on the IT department. The dashboards - when programmed correctly make it easy to see information at a glance.

What do you dislike?

Cost is a big factor for us. At a cost of around 拢800 per named licence its not cheap.

And the server needs a lot of RAM allocated and thus eats a lot of resource on the VM host

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Qlikview is a powerful BI tool - We use to generate multiple reports. Our daily reports get generated overnight and emailed to the intended recipients ready for use each weekday morning.

We also publish reports via MI that allow our customers to pick predefined reports from our data to help us better work together

QlikView review by Johnathan L.
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

I really like the ase of which it is to use the platform, especially for creating dashboards. Also, that I can have multiplen data sources which let me integrate them intoone dashboard.

What do you dislike?

It can be pretty expensive which makes it hard to justify to the accounting types. Also, on occassion I have had some perfrmance issues in termsof speed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

While it is easy touse. I would suggest going through the tutorials and getting an understanding of the different functions.I was able to self-learn but I could have saved sometimeif only I was a little more patient initially.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have a lot of different systems which I needed to create dashboards against. By using QlikView i could get most of the systems to pull data from and then manipulate the data to create dashboards. It was pretty fast once I had the data coming in.

QlikView review by Vinh L.
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"QlikView for analysing data in the business"

What do you like best?

To analyse the data from many sources then drawing the chart quickly. It is convenient for presentation.

The graphic interface is friendly, there are many templates and chart types to drawing the multiple chart.

What do you dislike?

It is difficult to download from qlik website, I hope they will improve the website to download more easy and quickly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To analyse the data from many sources from users, then drawing the chart. Every one look the chart and know the trend of production. It is easy to understand. The good features is attached to email from program, it is every convenient.

QlikView review by User
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"Great Resource for Analyzing Data"

What do you like best?

Qlikview allows us to create many different dashboard to analyze the data we already have in an efficient and organized manner. We have been able to quickly draw conclusions for our marketing campaigns, look at overall performance, and separate out data to make the best decisions.

What do you dislike?

Reload times can be slow, as sometimes the data is not real time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to analyze all sorts of data and separate it out to only see what we need to. We can analyze our customers and their buying behaviors, see what's working, manage our internal inventory, and more using qlikview.

QlikView review by Adam M.
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"Quality Dashboards and Charts"

What do you like best?

I like that QlikView can be customized by programmers to provide existing and new reports and analytics to minimize now non-value-added data downloading and formatting for regular reporting.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the QlikView self service dashboard user interface as it is very crowded with variables and charts, and if simplified and had automated guidance to users, it would be more utilized.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The simpler and more guided you can make self service reporting and dashboards on the platform, the more likely all users will spend quality time analyzing and understanding their job activities.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the issues of data analytics and self service dashboards and reports for leaders across our global organization, losing less time on data inquiries and thus spending more time on projects and actions.

QlikView review by Adam C.
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"Visual sales tool"

What do you like best?

The graphs and charts are very clear ways of monitoring the Top 10 customers, top sales terroties, top salesman, top items, and other key sales analysis.

What do you dislike?

With too much information, it can be difficult to view everything on one page.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This really can be a great way of analysising sales.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Qlik View to identify what our top selling items were, by turnover and margin. A benefit of this, is that we could focus more on these items, whilst also trying to boost sales and profitablilty of the under-performing ones.

QlikView review by Felix Maximiliano O.
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"Probably the best BI platform around."

What do you like best?

I love how you can build so many different experiences and easily upscale your BI experience. QV has great designer capabilities that make it great for communicating the right numbers at the right time to the right people.

What do you dislike?

I would like for them to include all the features without having to pay for additional licenses when trying to also include Document Publishing and auto-email reporting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The data model is the important moment of design.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With such a platform you can create the common understanding that all the Functional Areas require so that communication between silos (yes, there are data siloes in your company too) is easier.

QlikView review by Simon B.
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"Over 2 years experience implenenting Qlikview - Open and Honest Review"

What do you like best?

Discovery aspect of user visibility of data which is not included in their current selection. Ease of Publishing reports to web. High speed filtering of wide long datasets.

What do you dislike?

Doc Cal licensing encourages development of poorly formed reports with lots of tabs and chart objects, loosely coupled around which users use them, rather than specific reports for certain business areas, which would cost more to license as a user might need 5 doc cals instead of one.Scripting language uses its own names for common data programming features. High reliance on User base / community to answer problems. Scripting based language is not intuitive to debug.

Recommendations to others considering the product

although they can do you a very rapid demo to show cool stuff, please bear in mind that qlikvie has a steep learning curve if you are new to it, and that it takes considerable research to get to learn the best roadmap for QV dat management and enironment administartion. find a reliable qv consultancy to help with your implementation, folder strucutres, architecture and development plan.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Displaying up to the minute data on dashboards on screens in the office, providing filterable versions, looking into broadcasting a single report to multiple copies for different deprartments to make their own data visible.

QlikView review by Sue P.
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"Excellent BI / Dashboard / everything software!"

What do you like best?

How easily it can connect to back end databases of all types. Thru scripting, it allows you to scrub data and create the necessary sort and selections fields even when there are weaknesses in the tables (missing fields).

A company looking for good BI software can download a free copy and do a proof of concept, all on their own, at zero cost. There are hundreds of YouTube videos to show you how to do everything along with extensive help and examples on the QlikView site. You can go into a project 100% sure of completion.

It is a very powerful tool!

What do you dislike?

The macros that you can add in the qvw's do not execute in the QlikView Console automation...only manually. A real flaw. Example: want to export a CSV file of a table in the qvw. This is about 3 lines of code in the macro screen. So easy. But the software won't execute macros with the console automation.

They know about it, and to my knowledge, are doing nothing about it.

I use nPrinting to accomplish this (but had to buy the software)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go to the web site, download the free version and play with it. You will be amazed at the possibilities.

if you need to know how to do something, google it. There are several very good books on how to use the software also.

Heck I would use it for home budgeting and spend analysis if you don't own a business.

You will need to know a little SQL for the load scripting and be able to do complex expressions if you have complex calculations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everything you can think of.

We used it to migrate data from old software systems to new ones. So if you are getting ready for a migration, write all the outputs for tables the way you need the new fields to be with the new field names...use the files to test, then on the day of migration, just run all the jobs and import.

We link SQL, Mongo, XML, Excel tables from all sources including the web; rename files, scrub and display for any type of analysis.

The tables are so powerful and can display graphically as well as numerically.

QlikView review by Kayla M.
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"Qlikview is a great organizational tool but sometimes a little slow"

What do you like best?

Dhasboards are a great organizational tool for keeping track of programs and budgets, with both qualitative and quantitative attributes. The graphics are very useful as well.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that Qlikview can occasionally be a bit slow when loading dashboards, with very little indication as to whether it is "loading" or just frozen.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving organization problems in the business and keeping track of order, requisitions, and budgets on a streamlined platform.

QlikView review by Matt A.
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"New Way to Visualize Graphs"

What do you like best?

I really like how interactive Qlik is, it makes your typical graphs more interactive. I really like how you can select a piece of a bar graph and narrow in to see more detail

What do you dislike?

As much as I like the functionality, its hard to use while giving a timed presentation. I try to summarize a few pieces of it, but would love to show every little bit

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Show managers how everything is broken down so that they can see the details within the graph

QlikView review by Consultant
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"Qlikview Review"

What do you like best?

The ability to be portable with in house memory datasets for dashboards. Database connectivity was easy to set up and did not require extensive bandwidth across networks. The developer side was easy to understand and provide guidance to other users.

What do you dislike?

Price point - it is expensive model to set up. Depending on user set and capabilities the price is expensive for a small company.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is good to use if you are lacking a full IT department of business intelligence developers. This product allows more of a lower level report developer access to quick results.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A single department wanted the ability to create dashboards with either connecting to Excel or a MSSQL database. They did not want in to infer the use of full IT partnerships and expense day to day IT costs.

QlikView review by Jesse M.
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"Qlickview Review"

What do you like best?

Qlickview is easily customizable and very user-friendly. Associates in our organization without a tech or data background are able to understand and use this product.

What do you dislike?

The ability to build customized reports should be simplified. Currently, it is not simple enough for most associates to use unassisted.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Improve the ease of use for the custom report building tool. If this tool could be easier for all associates to use we could improve our adoption rate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Qlickview allowed us to consolidate all of our data into one system instead of being spread across several systems.

QlikView review by Administrator in Food & Beverages
Administrator in Food & Beverages
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"Great Possibilities"

What do you like best?

The ability to associate different data sets without the need for database coding knowledge is extremely appealing for our small shop. The affordable cost is another strong reason why we chose Qlik. We talked to several other customers of Qlik who all shared that the adoption of the product was great with little resistance to the change.

What do you dislike?

Would like to see improved information sharing across users. It seems like an easy improvement for Qlik to enable users to shared sheets directly with selected users, incorporating some annotation features would also be of value.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A lot of bang for the buck. Approachable UI for light technology users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Separated data sets. And lowering the barrier to access data to users of different skills and time ability.

QlikView review by User in Computer & Network Security
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"Great tool for the financial analyst"

What do you like best?

Allows for easy data extractions. Tables set up in Qlikview run familiar like a giant pivot table. More customization available as long as a systems person is able to help set up different views.

What do you dislike?

Not easy to publish views to share with others. Requires more training for new users. Unable to easily create charts and different views for each person.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get some training for it since it can be a very powerful tool to use. A lot of things can be customized and catered for each business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to use Microsoft Excel less because of this tool. More reports can be set up/calculated in the backend so that it's ready for consumption in Qlikview without additional data manipulation.

QlikView review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"THE BEST except for dealing with large data sets "

What do you like best?

I love Qlikview. It was difficult learning how to navigate and design at first, but once I overcame the learning curve the possibilities just grew and grew. It's amazing how many things you can customize and control. If you think it, with enough massaging you can make it happen. I love finding new ways to build visualizations and finding new hidden secrets all throughout the tool.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately, I work for a large enterprise company and we are approaching larger data sets that cannot be pulled into memory. Qlikview pulls data into memory as opposed to other BI tools like Tableau that can have a "real time" connection to your database, and aren't hindered by the size of the data set (to a certain extent). I have seen people use hacked approaches for getting Qlikview to function via "Direct Discovery" but it is very limited, and in such a way that no use case of mine will work so far. Once they develop a solution that allows the user or developer to connect to a database in real time (without pulling all the data into memory), I believe they will be the best BI tool ever.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Steep learning curve -- worth it!

If your data set size is more than your development environment or production environment can hold in memory then you may need to try another tool until Qlik improves their Direct Discovery functionality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My goal is to find meaningful insights or patterns in business data and then translate those findings into a message that helps leadership understand their business and make better decisions.

Qlikview has allowed me to have enough control over my visualizations so that I can communicate that message clearly.

QlikView review by Abhinav R.
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"A fierce tableau/Power BI competitor"

What do you like best?

- Easy and intuitive interface

- Plugs into any existing data warehouse, or can connect directly to numerous data sources

- Large variety of visualizations available

- fully customizable interface

- ability to deploy in the cloud / hosted solution

- Ability to create feature rich scorecards and dashboards

- Great geospatial integration

- Ability to create macros for automation

What do you dislike?

- Steep learning curve with tools

- Macros added to QlikView not execute in the QlikView Console automation - they can only be executed manually.

- Doesn't seem like the company is listening much to customers, but each release does bring new useful features

- Old windows style development IDE with poor debugging capabilities

- Native reporting capabilities can be improved

- Confusing licensing model

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ask questions and play around to get yourself familiarize with the tool and use the plug-in. The forums are helpful and the plug-ins are useful and helps avoid recreating the wheel. This is an incredible tool to modernize and revolutionize the way you do BI.

Like any other analytics tool, Qlikview is really good at showing and allowing users to explore data quickly and easily. If you give them access to bad data is it surface quickly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Evaluated Qlik for building a data warehouse solution for a medium enterprise. The problems being solved would be ad-hoc and self-serve reporting - dashboarding - scorecard creation - and executive reporting.

QlikView review by Cody L.
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"Creating sales analytics dashboards "

What do you like best?

The ease of data manipulation. I am able to take data for many sources and combine them into one neat and dynamic report or dashboard.

What do you dislike?

Server and qmc can be slow at times. Not a big fan of qlik sense either. I feel there is too much lost as a developer from qlikview

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spend time researching the true power of the tool. Other users have shared brilliant innovations they use on the online community.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sales compensation/analytics. Customization of dashboards for one single dynamic view that the entir company can use.

QlikView review by User
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"Good software for executive reports"

What do you like best?

I like the way Qlikview shows results. It allows to have very high level reports, and all the features that you can discover let you create corporate visualizations where managers can make decisions in a very intuitive way. It is a very powerful tool for that level.

What do you dislike?

It is a more technical tool than others. To use it appropriately you must have intermediate programming skills. It is not just drag and drop as other softwares. At the beginning it took me a while to get all the formulas and codes you have to know to create your scripts, when you already have that knowledge, it results easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you come from programming world, you will not have any issues, but if you are more like a Microsoft Office user (like me), maybe it will be painful at the beginning, because on my experience, it was hard to learn the way to program the formulas. I learned a lot, but we were spending a lot of time training ourselves instead of creating reports.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I solved the need to have dashboards to high corporate level, to see where are the main issues on the processes on the company I work for.

I realized that with Qlikview you can have a global view of your company, and you can summarize on a few KPIs all the activities you do in a month, providing good quality information to your managers, so they can realize all the pros and cons of investing on one or other department.

QlikView review by Jake T.
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"Solid for reporting, bad for campaign management"

What do you like best?

Qlikview makes it easy to build a relational model that I can deploy to other users on the cheap--since the desktop version is free, I can build one load script and then pull it in on everybody else's machine, which allows them to ask and answer questions that we could get never get to in the past.

It runs fast (for the most part) and works well.

What do you dislike?

There's 2 fundamental problems with Qlikview:

1. There's not nearly enough keyboard optimization--it's way to mouse dependent, particularly when building objects.

2. While filtering and creating selections is key to the QV experience, there's no way to select that, in the underlying table, Key 1 doesn't appear at all. Or to put it another way, I don't have any way, outside of a lot of unnecessary rigamarole, to select folks on my mailing lists who HAVEN'T opted out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Because the desktop product is free, download it and try it out. Unfortunately, the real heavy lifting is building the underlying data model. However, if you've got SQL access to some sort of data store, that process should be a lot easier than it was for me.

In any case, it's worth giving a try.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use QV for business intelligence and ad-hoc reporting. It allows us to quickly iterate through reports, questions and answers very easily and quickly. We considered spending over $20K on a formal, integrated BI and reporting solution, but found that spending $1K on a single QV license got us 90% of the benefits.

QlikView review by Alan L.
Alan L.
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"Good dashboard software"

What do you like best?

I like the export to excel feature that allows for customization

What do you dislike?

Filter driven menus are awkward and on slow servers can drive you crazy as you wait for the refresh of a screen

Recommendations to others considering the product

Evaluate on servers and determine if it sucks up too much overhead

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability view our KPIs

QlikView review by User in Consumer Goods
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"Qlikview"

What do you like best?

Qlikview has a lot of useful functions to use, so many different metrics can be tracked. The search features are very useful, and the design of the pages and dashboards are engaging.

What do you dislike?

Qlikview is not necessarily intuitive. Some of the functions are a bit confusing, and when a screen remains untouched for too long, three searches and formulas need to be reentered.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Qlikview to track sales with our customers, products purchased by each customer, and which products are doing best overall.

QlikView review by User in Hospital & Health Care
User in Hospital & Health Care
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"qlik"

What do you like best?

very easy to access at work, easy to use. I like that it tracks our patient satisfaction scores for our providers and support staff. It in return helps us become better care support for our patients.

What do you dislike?

As clinic support staff I don't use it too often

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to track patient satisfaction scores which in return helps our leaders coach the team to become better stewards to our patients. It also gives us input on ways we can become more efficient workers.

QlikView review by User in Medical Devices
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"So easy to forecast and track sales "

What do you like best?

I like that I can drill down on specifics of accounts in multiple ways i鈥檓 forecast sales for the future based on history

What do you dislike?

I wish it was more mobile friendly, currently it鈥檚 difficult to try to load information on a phone or tablet

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can鈥檛 change any information in here, it鈥檚 a view only type of feature, so it鈥檚 a great way to give access to multiple people within a company so that all departments and colleagues can view the same information

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to forecast sales based on specific products, categories, historical data鈥 As well as keeping track of opportunities in a pipeline. I鈥檒l see is it to drill down on specific products that my customers are ordering

QlikView review by Kevin Y.
Kevin Y.
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"First generation BI tool"

What do you like best?

Easy to use interface. Time taken to update result after change of selection

What do you dislike?

LImited capabilities. No visualization except a pie chart.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not recommended. Very old school.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Report on revenue. Impressions, STR by ad unit. A handy tool to compare WoW and YoY numbers.

QlikView review by User in Financial Services
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"Great dashboard"

What do you like best?

Qlikview is a very easy drag and drop tool. Most of the objects are available in standard templates and needs to be dragged and dropped wherever you would like to place them. It also connects to multiple data sources like SQL Server, Microsoft excel and access. Its easy to modify the interface and easy to use as well

What do you dislike?

The development mode and the web mode differ in some properties. You can perform some tasks in development mode but when hosting it on web certain features are lost. Writing macros can also get difficult. Qlikview also needs a computer with higher capacity when working on large data sets

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I currently use qlikview to create dashboard to represent large data sets in an easy visual manner. Its very useful when presenting data to senior management or hosting information across organization.

QlikView review by User
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"QLIK"

What do you like best?

QLIK has so many different views and apps to be able to access, that it almost becomes redundant.

What do you dislike?

The functionality. The app-to-app fades and visuals can be choppy and distracting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you are working hand in hand with the business transformation team to provide you the particular access needed for different roles within your company.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sales forecasting and closed-won revenue, by line of business, by customer market. It's a really valuable resource

QlikView review by Riccardo C.
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"Easy and fast"

What do you like best?

Easy to use , fast to get the data , intuitive and smart, what else?

What do you dislike?

I use qlik view and not qlik sense, I would like a toot that translate all the old dashboard in the new format

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Give correct data to analyze a problem and take a decision

QlikView review by User in Retail
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"Sales lead"

What do you like best?

I like that it offers multiple reporting options so I can choose which report I need whether I'm looking at visual or sales goals there's a tool to help.

What do you dislike?

It takes a long time to update. We use Qlikview everyday and sometimes have to wait for midday until the reports load.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely recommend in the retail market to get a grasp on your business. There is a learning curve to it but functions great

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've been able to improve our merchandising as Qlikview categorizes items for us.

QlikView review by Consultant in Hospital & Health Care
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"Review for Qlik View"

What do you like best?

Its Smart Search Feature, Associative Nature, Slight ETL capability, Reusability of the logic and the Enterprise-level security !!

What do you dislike?

The only thing I hate is the time it takes to load the script and open the hub and apps and not a self-service BI tool but it is resolved with Qlik Sense

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We take care of the Workforce Analytics with Qlik Data Visualizations for quantitative, operational and management reporting of HR data at an enterprise scale to leverage business, manage performance, generate insights and drive the evidence-based decision making.

The storytelling feature, interactive nature makes life easier for the business users and further helps in strategic decision-making.

QlikView review by Taivo N.
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"Dive to your data easily"

What do you like best?

Easy to start and flexible product. Associative search and In-memory calculations

What do you dislike?

Qlik other product Qlik Sense is already more modern

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are new about Qlik pruducts then start with Qlik Sense.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's easy to use everywhere where data analysis will provide better financial results.

QlikView review by Trang P.
Trang P.
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"Qlikview BI"

What do you like best?

The user interface is friendly, create and analyst data, power of BI system.

What do you dislike?

It is difficult to download and update new version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analyst the report and visualization the situation the situation of sale. This is very usefull for analyst data and make a report. Best product for CEO.

QlikView review by Adeel A.
Adeel A.
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"Qlikview Development Experience"

What do you like best?

New age associative capabilities

A very friendly and intuitive UI

Much better customization capabilities as compared to Tableau

Ease of development - Incredibly simple to develop

Awesome user community and support

What do you dislike?

Inability to scale beyond 'departmental' dashboard

Old windows style development IDE

Poor debugging capabilities in the IDE

Very poor native reporting capabilities

Confusing licensing model

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is an incredible tool to modernize and revolutionize the way you do BI

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dashboarding and executive reporting for a Support deaprtment of a very large software products company. the challenge was to port over all the existing dasboarding systems to Qlikview.

Benefits - Qlikview has changed the way we used to look at our data. The associative model has revolutionized our organization used to look at dashboards.

QlikView review by Rhiannon U.
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"QlikView for beginners"

What do you like best?

I love the idea and concept of QV. I am still a beginning user although I have created small apps for survey results.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that if you are a new user you will get lost unless you have some knowledge of the software. I get worried that I will break something but have been reassured that you are in your own instance and cannot break anything. I always worry that I am going to provide incorrect information because I didn't pull it right.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ask questions and play around to get yourself familiarize with the tool and use the plug-in.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have replaced one of our SharePoint based tools and are now using QV to do this work. It saved us a ton of money and seems to be working ok for the users.

QlikView review by Martin P.
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"It is great for all type of reports"

What do you like best?

I like that you can connect all kind of databases. I'm often using the integration with excel, where I do my accounting.

What do you dislike?

To be honest I don't have any dislikes. It is intuitive but flexible enough.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make Ubuntu version

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm doing my accounting and marketing reports in the software. I got all the insights within the application.

QlikView review by Kayla C.
Kayla C.
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"Confusion "

What do you like best?

I do like the layout and templates for most charts and graphs.

What do you dislike?

Around the site could be better the layout of the site is confusing sometimes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analysis of sales. Figuring out what sales the most. And who sales products the most

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