In the summer of 2014, Swedish business intelligence company Qlik added the new self-service data visualization software Qlik Sense to its product range, which until then had comprised the BI platform QlikView. This release provided users with many new analysis and visualization capabilities, but also made them wonder which of the products was best suited to their company. In fact, QlikView and Qlik Sense can be easily used in parallel.
Before implementing a new Qlik product, however, it should be determined exactly what purposes the platform should serve and whether it might actually make the most sense to use both products combined. Many companies employing QlikView can already meet all daily requirements in terms of information gathering, analysis, evaluation and visualization with this software. But they may still be lacking certain functions that Qlik Sense Enterprise could offer, especially for power users.
The two products have their own strengths that, when combined, complement each other perfectly and can thus fulfill the needs of various user groups in a company. The leading data discovery platform QlikView, for example, is recommendable for developing and implementing detailed managed applications for comprehensive data analysis. The layout and design can be fine-tuned down to the last detail. This makes the software ideal for power users developing analytical environments for expert users.
Qlik Sense, on the other hand, generally offers better options for web development. It can furthermore be employed easily and intuitively by any user as a modern self-service data visualization application for creating and using interactive and intelligent visualizations. The platform’s smart searches and a drag & drop workflow make it especially comfortable to work with. Due to its responsive design, Qlik Sense is also ideal for use on mobile devices. Again, a good reason to be favored by power users, but also an important deciding factor for field staff, for example.
QlikView and Qlik Sense thus complement each another perfectly in terms of what they can be used for. Because they share a common technological basis (QIX engine), the two solutions can be implemented quickly and easily in combined operation – tailored precisely to the respective company’s needs.
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