QlikView

Until the general availability of Qlik Sense in 2014, Qlik was a one-product company. Today, the vendor provides a portfolio of visual analytics offerings. With this stack, Qlik focuses on helping customers manage their data, providing analytics to analyze the data […]

Until the general availability of Qlik Sense in 2014, Qlik was a one-product company. Today, the vendor provides a portfolio of visual analytics offerings. With this stack, Qlik focuses on helping customers manage their data, providing analytics to analyze the data and providing features to transport insights to end users.

Qlik’s platform consists of several components including Qlik Sense, Qlik Core for developers, QlikView and Qlik NPrinting, acquired with Vizubi in 2015 for enhanced printing and page-based layout. Qlik DataMarket is a marketplace for sourcing external data for analyses such as weather and currency information. In 2017 Qlik acquired its Swedish partner Idevio (now Qlik GeoAnalytics) to provide advanced features in the area of spatial analysis. The vendor has recently strengthened its data management portfolio. Podium Data (Qlik Data Catalyst) was acquired to broaden its feature set in the area of data preparation and data catalogs. This was followed in 2019 by the acquisition of Attunity, a data integration specialist.

The main front-end products are Qlik Sense, QlikView and Qlik NPrinting. Qlik Sense is a self-service data visualization and data discovery solution providing immediate analysis results. It is powered by QIX (Qlik’s associative engine) and gives flexible access to data sets stored in-memory. QlikView is a dashboard and analysis product based on the same in-memory technology. Qlik NPrinting is a report generation, distribution and scheduling application which can be used to create reports based on Qlik Sense or QlikView content.

User & Use Cases

Until the release of Qlik Sense, QlikView was Qlik’s only software product for many years. However, as the customer base grew, enterprises began to demand additional solutions to address new analytical scenarios such as embedded BI, cloud deployment and location intelligence. As a result, Qlik began to evolve its portfolio to serve a broader range of needs.

In this years survey, customers report using QlikView mainly for traditional BI topics such as dashboards and standard/enterprise reporting. 47 percent of business users create reports and 23 percent perform model/enrich tasks.

In general, these usage scenarios are very similar to those of Qlik’s other product, Qlik Sense. Use cases range from dashboarding to analyses to additional processes such as financial consolidation and budgeting/planning.

QlikView is mostly used in mid-sized and large companies by a relatively high proportion of users. It has a median of 187 users. However, the mean value of 807 users indicates that there are some much larger customer scenarios.

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5 products most often evaluated in competition with QlikView

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Percentage of employees using QlikView

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Number of users using QlikView

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Tasks carried out with QlikView by business users

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QlikView

Peer Groups Dashboarding-focused products, Data discovery-focused products, Large international BI vendors
VendorQlik
Number of responses133
ProductQlikView
OfficesWorldwide
Employees2,500+
Customers48,000
Revenues (2018)n/a
Websitewww.qlik.com

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