QlikView – Visual Intelligence

Qlik® is a leader in the visual analytics market, delivering intuitive platform-based solutions for self-service visualization and exploration, guided analytics and dashboards, custom and embedded analytics, and reporting to approximately 40,000 customers worldwide. Companies of all sizes, across all industries and geographies, use Qlik solutions to visualize and explore information, generate insight, and make more informed decisions.

In year 2014, Qlikview releases another product Qlik Sense. Imagine an analytics tool so intuitive, anyone in your company could easily create personalized reports and dynamic dashboards to explore vast amounts of data and find meaningful insights. That’s Qlik Sense - a revolutionary self-service data visualization and discovery application designed for individuals, groups and organizations. Qlik Sense lets you rapidly create visualizations, explore data deeply, reveal connections instantly, and see opportunities from every angle.

The QlikView vs. Qlik Sense Dilemma

  • It is clear that Sense is the more modern tool, is getting the flashest new features and is where future direction lies. The problem is that there are some things that QlikView can do that Sense is just not quite there with yet (that is without having to plug gaps by using QlikMarket apps).
  • If you are not constrained, however, by preconceptions of what you should be able to build from what you have done previously in QlikView, then Qlik Sense is in many cases the better option.


There are three primary reasons and with the combination of these three factors, QlikView customers achieve rapid time to value at lower cost of deployment than with traditional BI solutions.


The QlikView Business Discovery platform enables users to explore data, make discoveries, and uncover insights that can be used to help them solve business problems in new ways. One of QlikView’s primary differentiators is the associative experience it delivers to users. Business users conduct searches and interact with dynamic dashboards and analytics from any device. Users can gain unexpected insights because QlikView.

Works the way peoples’ minds work.

Illuminates the power of gray.

Delivers direct – and indirect – search.

Delivers answers as fast as users can think of questions.

The Pros and Cons of Qlikview: Our Bottom Line

Qlik is an incredibly successful and growing company with many happy customers. But before you can thoroughly evaluate whether Qlik or any other BI solution is right for your needs, you must define your objective for using a BI tool and determine your budget.

If you’re looking for static dashboard presentation and associative features, Qlik may be a good fit. If your budget can handle the cost of Qlik software plus associated development and labor expenses- and still realize value from leveraging Qlik, you can’t go wrong with Qlik.

On the other hand, if you’re a growing small to medium size business that needs an affordable solution, Qlik isn’t it. Likewise, if you’re looking for a tool that boasts user driven BI and ad-hoc report building capabilities, Qlik probably isn’t the right solution for you.

We hope you found this review of QlikView’s pros and cons helpful. As you continue to evaluate various BI solutions, you may want to read more straight talk reviews.

Do you have any experience with Qlik? If so, are there any pros or cons we’ve missed, or any you disagree with? Leave your comments and let’s get some dialogue going about the pros and cons of Qlik.