QLIK HISTORY, APPROACH & BACKGROUNDS

The cornerstone of the success of QlikTech, founded in 1993 by Björn Berg and Staffan Gestrelius in Lund, Sweden, was the "QuikView" business intelligence software. The name "Quik" stood for the characteristics of "Quality, Understanding, Interaction and Knowledge". In 1996, it was renamed to become today's "QlikView".  The background to this: users can create data analyses with a single mouse click. In 2014, Qlik introduced the new self-service BI software Qlik Sense.  Both products are based on the same core technology, the Qlik Associative Engine. The technology based on the so-called "in-memory" (computer memory) allows extremely fast data access in comparison with other memory methods. With the Qlik Associative Engine, the handling of very large amounts of data and many users is also possible, which represents a very clear competitive advantage for Qlik.

Qlik Sense was intended to replace QlikView in 2014. Currently, both products are deliberately still available, with Qlik focussing heavily on the further development of Qlik Sense, as evidenced by the update interval in comparison with that of QlikView. Nevertheless, QlikView regularly receives important updates, because the combined operation of both applications can also make a lot of sense. This is discussed in more detail in below.

HOWEVER, FIRSTLY A SHORT COMPARISON OF THE TWO BI-TOOLS

QlikView versus Qlik Sense

QlikView

However, creating QlikView apps requires a certain amount of experience and expertise. Our QlikView training sessions are a good starting point for this. The focus is not on the end user creating his own visualisations. However, he receives a ready-to-use application tailored to his requirements in QlikView and is immediately able to start his BI analyses at the push of a button - or rather, with just a single mouse click. 
Important to mention here is the fact that all finished data models and resulting QVDs can also be read in with Qlik Sense

OTHER KEY FEATURES OF QLIKVIEW ARE:

  • QlikView runs locally or on an on-premise server

  • Optionally also available as a cloud solution within the Swiss BI Cloud verfügbar

  • Pixel Perfect Design

  • Easy creation of complex dashboards

  • Classic navigation with file tabs

  • Planning function with Qlik-Jedox-Connection

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense provides a modern user experience for self-service oriented data analytics across a variety of BI applications in an organisation. It is characterised by an innovative, responsive user interface and architecture, offering innovations for self-service visualisation, exploration, search and data preparation, advanced collaboration and mobility, as well as open APIs and developer tools for creating custom applications and embedding analytics using standard Web development skills.

In comparison with QlikView, Qlik Sense has become much more modern and therefore more user-friendly. However, this also partly limits the individualisation possibilities. In contrast, QlikView enables rapid creation of interactive applications and dashboards with QlikView-specific development expertise.

OTHER KEY FEATURES OF QLIK SENSE ARE:

  • Cloud variant (Qlik Sense Cloud) available (also with managed service option)

  • Free desktop version (Qlik Sense Desktop)

  • Qlik Sense Enterprise - Scalable Self Service BI solution (Cloud and / or on-premise) for larger organisations

  • User-friendly and open API

  • Variety of possible data connections (also with Data Marketplace)

  • Fully responsive (mobile suitable for all screen sizes, touchable & available as iOS / Android app)

  • 100% web-based (HTML and Javascript)

Functional Comparison

In dieser Tabelle werden die Hauptfunktionen von QlikView mit denen von Qlik Sense verglichen. 

QlikVIEWqlik Sense
Qlik Associative Engine
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Qlik Associative Engine
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Pixel Perfect Design
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Pixel Perfect Design
No
Advanced Data Visualization
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Advanced Data Visualization
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Web browser-based developement
No
Web browser-based developement
Check
Web browser-based analysis
Check
Web browser-based analysis
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Responsive Design (touchable)
No
Responsive Design (touchable)
Check
Plenty of scope for customisation
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Plenty of scope for customisation
No
Scalability for businesses
Check
Skalierbarkeit für Unternehmen
Check
Self Service BI via Drag & Drop
No
Self Service BI via Drag & Drop
Check
Classic navigation via File tab
Check
Klassische Navigation über Datei-Reiter
No
Extensions in HTML/JS Basis
No
Extensions in HTML/JS Basis
Check
PDF Reporting with NPrinting
Check
PDF Reporting with NPrinting
Check
Data Storytelling and Mashups
No
Data Storytelling and Mashups
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THE ADVANTAGES OF A QLIKVIEW / QLIK SENSE COMBINATION

As mentioned in the previous comparison, an "either-or" is not always advisable for the two Qlik BI tools. Rather, the combined use of both tools can make a lot of sense. Because each product has its strengths! 

QlikView is great for developing and deploying  detailed, guided applications and profound data analysis. Layout and design can thereby be fine-tuned. For example, the software can be used by your internal BI developers (or BI power users) who develop BI analytics apps for business users.

Qlik Sense fulfils the requirements of guided data analysis, but also introduces the possibility of modern "self-service BI". The self-service functionality can be provided to users who need simple and individual analyses in their function. It is also possible to work across disciplines (e.g. marketing & sales).
Fully web-based, modern and intuitive, the user can create interactive and intelligent visualisations with smart search and drag-and-drop. Qlik Sense is also designed to be fully responsive, making it an important decision-making criterion for power users or sales representatives.

Qlik Sense also provides advanced data visualisation capabilities such as, for example, geo-analysis maps. Qlik Sense experts are still needed. Particularly for larger projects with a connection to an existing data infrastructure, expertise is required to ensure a clean connection as well as the efficient and high-performance development of the data model.

Both business intelligence solutions will have their raison d'être on the market for a longer time, as it still makes sense for some companies to run both products in parallel. More about that in the following section and in the webinar.

MIGRATION FROM QLIKVIEW

  • Migration from QlikView to Qlik Sense

  • Migration from QlikView to Qlik Sense SaaS

  • Migration from QlikView to Qlik Cloud

It’s time to make your move.

In today's world of work, everyone needs to be an analyst. More people across an entire organisation need better ways to explore and analyse their own data.

  • Business users get self-service data analytics and visualisation so they can collaborate, share and gain deeper insights into their data anywhere, anytime.
     
  • IT gets improved governance to increase business scalability and ensure security.
     
  • Your organisation gains the advantage of being more competitive and profitable.