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Tableau vs Qlik Sense Comparison

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Overview

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Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.

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Qlik Sense is a business intelligence (BI) and visual analytics platform that supports a range of analytic use cases. It...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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User reviews

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
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99%
would recommend this app

Pros

There are two things about Tableau that make it outstanding- first- the ease of use in creating visualizations from your data and second, the simplicity in learning how to use it.
Great product, you can be as creative as you want and the possibilities are endless. You can make your graph more detailed than what you could do in Excel.
He is using this for one of our important client and is finding it useful to draw down different data insights with excellent visualisation tools.

Pros

Very easy to use for end-users, very nice visual representations, perfect for "build-it-your-own", really nice tool for interactive presentations.
What I like most about Qliksense is the ease in which you can portray the information, also the duplicate function helps you to customise your sheet until you like it over and over again.
You can connect with a very wide range of systems thanks to brilliant API support. The dashboards look really good and it can be integrated in to other systems.

Cons

This error code keeps popping up "Bad Connection: Tableau could not connect to the data source. No such table" when we switch between worksheets.
Large files takes a while to load and sometimes it will crash which is inconvenient. Since there is no auto-save function, you can lose your work if it crashes.
Due to my lack of familiarity in how to code, I was uncomfortable at first and found it difficult to learn.

Cons

There is no option for report delivery. The extensions need to be certified by Qlik so that we can use them with no worries.
The software's support model is horrific. Qlik uses value added resellers (aka VAR) for the most part.
It was dreadfully slow and awkward. We demo'ed a couple more software and chose Qlik Sense due its speed, scalability and performance on mobile devices.
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Key features

  • Total features136
  • A/B Testing
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Annotations
  • Application Development
  • Association Discovery
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Adjustments
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Benchmarking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Channel Attribution
  • Charting
  • Code-free Development
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Contextual Guidance
  • Contextual Search
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Blending
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Integration
  • Data Management
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Migration
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Support
  • Decision Support
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dynamic Content
  • Element Analytics
  • Email Management
  • Embeddable Maps
  • Employee Management
  • False Positives Reduction
  • File Storage
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Education
  • For Healthcare
  • For Sales Teams/Organizations
  • For Science
  • Forecasting
  • Functions/Calculations
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Geographic Maps
  • Geolocation
  • High Volume Processing
  • Information Governance
  • Integration into Third Party Applications
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Reports
  • Inventory Management
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Marketing Automation
  • Marketing Reports
  • Master Data Management
  • Match & Merge
  • Media Analytics
  • Metadata Management
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Mobile Dashboards
  • Mobile Reporting
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Natural Language Search
  • OLAP
  • Offline Access
  • Order Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pre-Configured Bot
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Private Dashboards
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Public Dashboards
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Query Builder
  • Radial Mapping
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Regression Analysis
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Sensitive Data Identification
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Simulation
  • Single Page View
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Simulation
  • Storytelling
  • Strategic Planning
  • Streaming Analytics
  • Survival Analysis
  • Task Management
  • Templates
  • Territorial Mapping
  • Text Analysis
  • Thematic Mapping
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Series
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Trend Analysis
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • User Management
  • User Research Analysis
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Website Analytics
  • Widgets
  • Total features97
  • A/B Testing
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Annotations
  • Application Development
  • Association Discovery
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Adjustments
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Benchmarking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Channel Attribution
  • Charting
  • Code-free Development
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Contextual Guidance
  • Contextual Search
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Blending
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Integration
  • Data Management
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Migration
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Support
  • Decision Support
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dynamic Content
  • Element Analytics
  • Email Management
  • Embeddable Maps
  • Employee Management
  • False Positives Reduction
  • File Storage
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Education
  • For Healthcare
  • For Sales Teams/Organizations
  • For Science
  • Forecasting
  • Functions/Calculations
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Geographic Maps
  • Geolocation
  • High Volume Processing
  • Information Governance
  • Integration into Third Party Applications
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Reports
  • Inventory Management
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Marketing Automation
  • Marketing Reports
  • Master Data Management
  • Match & Merge
  • Media Analytics
  • Metadata Management
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Mobile Dashboards
  • Mobile Reporting
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Natural Language Search
  • OLAP
  • Offline Access
  • Order Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pre-Configured Bot
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Private Dashboards
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Public Dashboards
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Query Builder
  • Radial Mapping
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Regression Analysis
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Sensitive Data Identification
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Simulation
  • Single Page View
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Simulation
  • Storytelling
  • Strategic Planning
  • Streaming Analytics
  • Survival Analysis
  • Task Management
  • Templates
  • Territorial Mapping
  • Text Analysis
  • Thematic Mapping
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Series
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Trend Analysis
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • User Management
  • User Research Analysis
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Website Analytics
  • Widgets

Integrations

  • Total integrations179
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • HubSpot Marketing Hub
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Optimizely
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations24
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • HubSpot Marketing Hub
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Optimizely
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zendesk

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Tableau

BI Tabs at it's Best.

Reviewed a year ago

My overall experience has been extremely positive with Tableau, as it makes reporting and data synchronizing a breeze with its join and union options.

Pros

I really like the versatility that is included with Tableau, how user-friendly it is, and how you can customize based on where the data is coming from.

Cons

I think the dashboard could be a little bit more responsive to user entry, much like other tools like Qlik Sense.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Tableau

A flexible and powerful tool

Reviewed 3 years ago

I am an analytics consultant and used to work mostly with SAP BW (Business Objects, Business Explorer, etc), Lumira, and Qlik Sense. My first contact with Tableau was very good, I've learned many things in a few days, it's very easy to use and also very powerful. I'm happy in working with this project because Tableau makes my experience much better, I'm liking it.

Pros

The easiness on creating simple reports don't obfuscate its power on creating complex dashboards. If you want to create a simple bar graph that shows your sales amount, you can do it easily and quickly, but it doesn't take out the tools and mechanisms that allows advanced users and consultants to do more, like creating complex non-existent (not ready-available in the tool, but possible) charts like exploded bar charts. It supports formulas and also have a very good engine for it, as you can define one and reference it by its name wherever you need. As an analytics consultant, I've seen many other reporting tools, like Qlik View (and Sense), Power BI, SAP Lumira and so on, so I can tell that Tableau is a major competitor in segment.

Cons

A common problem that takes place inside large companies lies on the difference between how we think Tableau looks for data and how it actually does. At one of the cases we have SAP Hana as a database with its views as data source and Tableau as the reporting tool. Some of our dashboards have been stated as "slow", but we figured out that the problem was not on the columns that was available and being...

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense for Project Server

Reviewed 3 years ago

Cost effective when compared to the investment to bring up PowerBi or Tableau

Pros

Quickly able to create meaningful Dashboards and Reports out of the box. Connects to disparate data sources

Cons

Advanced features use a proprietary scripting language. Customization of out of the box visualizations could be better

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Qlik Sense

The best BI solution

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

In built ETL functionality. If your data is not super clean forget other BI software like Tableau etc.

Cons

Would like to have more in built visualisation objects...

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Qlik Sense

Easily visualize data and spot trends in a very short time while maintaining data integrity.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

- Connects to data from multiple platforms. - All sheets within an App maintain filter choices from previous sheet selections seamlessly. - Much faster to piece together a presentation than Tableau and Excel.

Cons

- Some limitation amount of customizability within certain chart tools. - Grid within the sheets do not have as much sizing flexibility.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Qlik Sense

Decent Interactive Report Creation Tool

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

QlikSense is one of those applications that you always hear about when looking for great tools for interactive report generation. It is just 'good' overall, not the best, from my own personal experience at least. Comparing it to Tableau, it stands no chance.

Cons

Very weak customer service, don't expect to get much help when you are stuck, unless you are part of an online community that might help you. Overall it's just OK, but I personally would consider other applications.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Qlik Sense

Not a Bad Software

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

The software is good. I am dabbling in all sorts of data software for my marketing research company. So I tried out QLik Sense. Its similar to other ones such as Tableau. I like the filtering and Visualisation with the charts. Its also good with combining a large array data, which is good for my company

Cons

Maybe the Mapping and the saving and exporting of files

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Qlik Sense

Analyze data fast and make decisions quickly with Qlik Sense

Reviewed a year ago

Our goal was to have everyone reviewing business analytics in one spot and making decisions based on explainable data. We were Excel users for analytics at first. It was OK but we couldn't scale. We dabbled with Tableau. It was dreadfully slow and awkward. We demo'ed a couple more software and chose Qlik Sense due its speed, scalability and performance on mobile devices. Within days of using Qlik, our staff was able to convert 10 most used Excel dashboards into excellent dashboards that gave a much clearer perspective into business operations and finance. On modest server, we have been running Qlik Sense to provide enterprise-wide data analytics and our ability of decisioning has improved significantly due to Qlik.

Pros

Speed. Qlik Sense loads data quickly into memory and analysis is stunningly fast. It is very easy to get the information you need quickly and begin to make decisions. Slicing and dicing the data is very fast as well. Having used competing software like Tableau, Qlik Sense is a breath of fresh air. There's no waiting time during analysis and that keeps a person focused on the application and gets the person curious about information being presented.

Cons

The software's support model is horrific. Qlik uses value added resellers (aka VAR) for the most part. Most VARs I have talked to aren't exceptional and provide absolutely no valuable support after selling the software. They basically add zero value. Qlik has no idea what VARs are doing and VARs have no idea what Qlik is trying to tell them. Getting a license key correctly can take a few tries. Great software, horrific delivery. If I were the CEO of Qlik, I'd change the business model and remove VARs altogether and bring sales, marketing and support right into Qlik.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Qlik Sense

True Self Service BI with a few trade offs

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Qlik has never been a company to sit on it's hands as competitors eat up it's margins. As such, Sense is an obvious response to the simplicity and aesthetic beauty that Tableau brings to the table. Drag and drop analytics make Sense an amazing tool for power users still trying to bend Excel to their needs while providing many unique and compelling ways to share the knowledge gained. In addition to simplicity, Sense is at home in a mobile environment. Build a single application and deploy to any device with a browser, be it your laptop or iPad.

Cons

The biggest shorfall of Qlik Sense is it's age. Though well thought out, the product is still underdeveloped and can at times feel like a beta product in the hands of a more seasoned BI specialist. Simplicity often comes at the expense of customization.

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