About Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense sets the benchmark for third-generation analytics platforms, empowering everyone in organizations to make data-driven decisions. People of all skill levels get unmatched analytical power, with unique associative exploration and search, AI-powered insight suggestions, AI-accelerated creation and data prep, advanced analytics integration, and natural-language, conversational interaction. They can easily share and communicate the insights they discover and get answers anywhere they work – with fully interactive and secure online and offline mobility. And for the enterprise, you get a true platform with open and standard APIs for customization and extension, powerful data integration and connectivity, centralized management and governance, and a Kubernetes based SaaS / multi-cloud architecture driving scalability across combinations of on-premise, private, and public cloud environments.

The Qlik Sense system offers data visualization and discovery for individuals and teams. The software's data discovery tool helps businesses of all sizes explore simple and complex data and find all possible associations in their datasets. With the drag and drop interface, users can create interactive data visualizations to present the outcome in a story form.

Read more: http://www.qlik.com/us/products/qlik-sense

Pricing starting from:

US$15.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Qlik Sense

- Smart search – The search bar function allows you to type in keywords and phrases to quickly locate data sets, graphs/charts, reports and more.
- Self-service creation – Drag-and-drop capabilities offer easy dashboard and report creation without the need for scripting, complex queries or joins.
- Centralized management – Qlik Sense acts as one central location for users to develop and share apps, data stories and insights quickly and efficiently.
- Data integration – Unify disparate data sources on a single platform. Also, Qlik Sense doesn’t “hide” any data. When manipulating views and dimensions, irrelevant data is “grayed out” instead of disregarded, so you’re still able to discover hidden trends.
- Interactive visualizations – Qlik Sense offers users simple visualization creation that instantly responds to changes in dimensions and data context.
- Data storytelling – Easily share multiple viewpoints at once while assigning context to data. Storytelling features can also access the original analysis so users can quickly drill down into data to answer questions and change viewpoints.
- Responsive design – Whether on desktop, tablet or smartphone (or if you’re simply changing the size of your browser window), Qlik Sense automatically adjusts to give you the best view of its apps.

Devices

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 4 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English and 8 others, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Pricing starting from:

US$15.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Qlik Sense: 133

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Development
  • Association Discovery
  • Automatic Adjustments
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Charting
  • Code-free Development
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Management
  • Contextual Guidance
  • Contextual Search
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Blending
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualisation
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Management
  • False Positives Reduction
  • File Storage
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Forecasting
  • Functions/Calculations
  • Geographic Maps
  • High Volume Processing
  • Integration into Third Party Applications
  • Interactive Reports
  • Inventory Management
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Marketing Automation
  • Marketing Reports
  • Match & Merge
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Dashboards
  • Mobile Reporting
  • Monitoring
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Natural Language Search
  • OLAP
  • Offline Access
  • Order Management
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pre-Configured Bot
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Private Dashboards
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Public Dashboards
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Query Builder
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Regression Analysis
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Sensitive Data Identification
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Simulation
  • Single Page View
  • Single Sign On
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Simulation
  • Storytelling
  • Strategic Planning
  • Streaming Analytics
  • Summary Reports
  • Thematic Mapping
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Series
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Trend Analysis
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(181)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Derek isaac B.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Business Intelligence software

Reviewed on 22/04/2021

It provides beautiful, eye-catching dashboards with astounding functionality on navigation. It...

It provides beautiful, eye-catching dashboards with astounding functionality on navigation. It enables you to provide info the user needs and to personalize information depending on their requirements. The customer support is very good and responsive. A given report can be utilized as a base to make another report so it saves your time to convey necessary info in minimal time with top outcomes. It can handle datasets of larger size in comparison to other tools like power business intelligence and Tableau. It has made it easier to transform info tables into a graph, filter, pivot, etc.

Pros

It helps enterprises all over the world work smarter, move faster, and place advanced analytics in the hands of everyone. It merges, visualize, explore, and load data easily no matter how small or large the data is. It makes and shares interactive dashboards in a manageable environment. It empowers everyone in the organization to make better decisions. It supports a broad variety of analytic use cases including self-service visualizations, guided dashboards, mobile analytics, reporting, and many more.

Cons

When it is not configured appropriately, it provides false data that is difficult to spot. It lacks the analysis side. It is best suited for simple analytics but it is hard to set up custom stuff, what-if scenarios, and advanced statistical analysis. The equations coding is a bit complex. It does not allow the production of pdf files and standardized reporting. The navigation handling is very tough.

Bilal S.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Decent BI tool - A good package for quick and easy reporting

Reviewed on 09/09/2020

It's being used across the whole organization, and it helps change data from multiple sources to...

It's being used across the whole organization, and it helps change data from multiple sources to information for better decision making. This has also given us better access to transnational level data. Which has improved our scope and insights as well as improved our decision making.

Pros

Qlik Sense is very well suited for companies without a proper data warehouse.

- It is fairing very well in sales analysis and KPI management.

- Mini QVDs can act like a mini data warehouse.

- It builds mini data warehouses.

- It's good for the merging of data.

- It connects well with other systems.

Cons

Qlik Sense is good for simple analytics. However, it is not that easy to set up "what if" scenarios, more advanced statistical analysis, and custom stuff.

- The coding of equations is quite complicated.

- Better customer service from sales.

- Better customer service help with solving problems with the tool and upgrades.

- Better user-friendliness for writing equations by the end-user.

Martin M.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Top notch scalable self-service BI tool with cutting-edge visuals

Reviewed on 05/12/2015

Pros

Qlik Sense is a self-service analytical tool based on the same in-memory technology as QlikView. It's associative engine allows for snappy selections, filtering and prompt re-calculation of all charts and aggregations on the fly as the user navigates throughout the dashboard, even on datasets of over 100 million rows.
Qlik Sense focuses more on the self-service aspects of BI, where users are encouraged to build their own Adhoc visualisations without the use of keyboards simply by drag & dropping various elements, making the technology utmost business friendly. Also, as the whole technology is fully web-based, it embeds the latest visualisation libraries (D3, Raphael etc.) and allows for a seamless integration of customised extended JS charts (so-called extensions). The latter enables for unlimited possibilities when it comes to visualisations (http://d3js.org/) and further integration with web-services (R servers, real-time analytics, Hadoop etc.). Also, the Qlik Sense Server deployment is tailored to facilitate a multi-node deployment, allowing for a very scalable enterprise solution, even cloud-based.
The data security technology (Section Access) is the same one as in QlikView and is customisable, secure and robust.

All in all, when it comes to deploying a scalable and business-friendly BI solution, which has very presentable dashboards, a fast and robust aggregation engine with extended self-service capabilities, Qlik Sense is currently the best product of its kind on the market.

Cons

Qlik Sense is still a new product and not very mature yet, as it has only been released a year and a half ago. The review is based on Qlik Sens version 2.1 which is important to emphasise, because QlikTech is constantly updating the software and publishing releases with enhancements and bugfixes.
Qlik Sense is not the right tool, if you requirement is:
1. To have a guided analytics dashboard, where the user is constraint in the way he views his data.
-> This can be overcome by creating mashup websites, however you will need a web developer to do this.
2. Standardised reporting via Qlik Sense and production of pdf files is not possible (yet).
-> An integration with nPrinting, QlikTech's latest acquisition, could change this and it's on Qlik's roadmap for the next year.
3. Your BI solution needs to accommodate flexible data extraction capabilities (e.g. to Excel).

General current disadvantages:
1. The story telling functionality is not mature yet - users have more benefit using PowerPoint directly. In my opinion it's missing a live connection of the snapshots used in the story to the underlying chart objects.
2. Security settings (NOT on data level) are governed centrally via the management console and are complicated to comprehend.
3. No guided analytics aspects, even navigation between sheets can't be controlled.
4. No supported data extraction capabilities. It's almost impossible to get comprehensive extract of it's underlying data, something that was possible with QlikView (Export functionality e.g.)
5. The vendor has little practical knowledge on how Qlik Sense is deployed enterprise wide within a business and is not really able to support.
6. The vendor is focusing more on the data story telling and collaboration aspects of the Qlik technologies and almost imposes those on the business. Personally, I would prefer if QlikTech listened to its customers a little bit more.

Gerardo R.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

I like it but I prefer Power BI for some reasons

Reviewed on 10/05/2021

The way I present information instead of using pivot tables or dashboards in Excel, I rather prefer...

The way I present information instead of using pivot tables or dashboards in Excel, I rather prefer to use Qlik or Power BI, this can help to tell stories over the information you have to present, it helps to go deeper and to follow a logical sequence.

Pros

More visualization options would be great, like divisions between graphs or tables, predefined layouts to fit tables and graphs that are visually nice would be a big game-changer.
Qlik desktop is very difficult to find how to use it, I rather use Qlik sense online since I haven't been able to use it on my personal computer, in my job computer is ok and easy but not in the personal one, with a non company email.

Cons

Qlik view is a powerful tool that helps share the dashboards easier and people don't need to install any program or app. The online Qlik Sense app is very useful since you don't have to install a desktop program and can be used on any computer. Is easy to use and if you know how to use Excel, you can figure out how to use Qlik by yourself or with a 30 min tutorial.

Willem J.
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  • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Cetralised analytics ready data in a cetralised location

Reviewed on 22/06/2020

We have been able to move away from spreadsheet based reports where we had various manipulated...

We have been able to move away from spreadsheet based reports where we had various manipulated versions of the data that were not up to date and took hours to prepare to a centralised reporting platform that is updated on a regular basis ready for the users to use and act on the insights gained.

Pros

Qlik Sense have enabled us to use more of our data and bring the data together in Dashboards that were a very difficult task to achieve in the past using spreadsheets. Using spreadsheets made it difficult to analyse tracking data where you ran out of space before you really got started.

Cons

After initial setup we got in creating connections to uncommon databases that proved very difficult to get setup in Qlik.

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Qlik Sense offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$15.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Qlik Sense has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Qlik Sense supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Qlik Sense supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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Qlik Sense offers the following support options:

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