Tableau vs Qlik Sense Comparison Chart

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Fernando de Oliveira Melo

A flexible and powerful tool

2018-07-12

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.

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 used by Tableau, but in the other columns. The Tableau doesn't ever create the same SQL as we are expecting for a situation, it has a complex way to determine the better SQL for the best user experience. This slowness is known wherever you ask for "Tableau main problems". So the problem was not entirely on Tableau, but in the way we created the views. This is a very light con that has the main purpose to aware software buyers instead of saying "don't buy". In short, the slowness may lie on data source instead of Tableau's engine. You should care about how data is delivered to it.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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David Tate

Qlik Sense for Project Server

2018-05-24

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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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David Khosiashvili

The best BI solution

2018-09-30

Pros

If your data is not super clean forget other BI software like Tableau etc.

Cons

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

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gavindra Chircut

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

2017-06-20

Pros

. - 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.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Anonymous
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Decent Interactive Report Creation Tool

2018-07-28

Pros

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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Market Research company, 1-10 employees)

Not a Bad Software

2018-08-22

Pros

Its similar to other ones such as Tableau. I like the filtering and Visualisation with the charts.

Cons

Maybe the Mapping and the saving and exporting of files

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Trey Bayne

True Self Service BI with a few trade offs

2016-01-12

Pros

As such, Sense is an obvious response to the simplicity and aesthetic beauty that Tableau brings to the table.

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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Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Qlik Sense

If you are looking to push report creation responsibilities down to the front lines, Sense is worth a look. Power users comfortable manipulating Excel work sheets or Tableau will quickly come to love Sense while your IT department maintains control over the 'one source of truth' data source. If you are looking for a mobile strategy I'd also encourage you to look more in to Sense. Careful attention to dynamic screen sizing and drag and drop analytics make it possible to do amazing things from an iPad in front of a customer. Sense is not a BI product to replace QlikView or Cognos. Instead, it is an amazing product to safely get your data in to the hands of people who would have never known what to do with it before Sense.

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