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Find out what your peers are saying about QlikView vs. TIBCO Spotfire and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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"The user interface and dashboards are very good.""Our Qlikview applications help us to get a good idea of our Client Base Performance and assist us in the decision making for Seasonal Specials. On the other hand QlikView helps us to get a grasp on our Suppliers and helps us to negotiate pricing with them.""Easy to analyze data by click-through.""The language support is very good.""On the positive side, QlikView's scripting is a great asset as it functions as an ETL."

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"The two features that I have found most valuable are its ability to customize the dashboards when it comes to the evaluation. The second feature is its ability to handle a large amount of data, which is also something very unique about it.""From a scalability standpoint, I would say it's pretty fantastic.""Spotfire is excellent for scientific applications, especially because of its integration with RNG.""The out-of-the-box features are simple and easy to use across the board."

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"The user interface is old.""The solution is quite costly.""It would be nice if QlikView could be plugged in into the company's website or an online portal such as QlikSense is capable of. There are ways around but it takes enormous time to develop.""There is no automation or drag and drop functionality.""If a user wanted to see something not included in the application the new object had to be created by a power user or developer because Qlik view's scripting has somewhat of a learning curve."

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"The handling and consumption of realtime data could be improved.""The design of the UI could be improved.""Personalising Spotfire, as a whole, is painful and is something that could be made easier.""When it comes to data manipulation, there are features which are good, but one of the features which has really been missing in Spotfire is an offline ability for data manipulation."

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  • "The setup costs for QlikView are fair as are the yearly maintenance fees. The licensing becomes a bit more expensive and requires some planning for onboarding."
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  • "The cost is a few hundred dollars per user per year."
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    Guillermo (Bill) Cabiro
    I do use both Tableau and QlikView. Although very different, I really like both solutions. They belong to the new BI generation known as Interactive Visual Analytics. In my opinion, QlikView has a more intuitive interface for regular users or executives that are not technical experts but the development side is a little more complex. Up to version 12 QlikView did not provide drag & drop features. If a user wanted to see something not included in the application the new object had to be created by a power user or developer because Qlikview's scripting has somewhat of a learning curve. On the positive side, QlikView's scripting is a great asset as it functions as an ETL allowing the integration of hundreds of different data sources into the same visual app. Another feature that’s extremely useful is Qlik’s proprietary Associative Model that allows the users to visualize data relationships that exist as well as those that do not. Tableau on the other hand is a lot easier to use for developers, analysts or power users who need to connect, manipulate and visualize data rather quickly. While this makes Tableau a better fit for the more analytical crowd, it may not be as appealing or intuitive to the regular or casual business users as QlikView is. Tableau has full pivot, drag & drop and drill down capabilities that are great for developers or power users. They can rotate measures and dimensions and graph them instantly using visualization best practices as suggested by… Read more →
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    The out-of-the-box features are simple and easy to use across the board.
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    The cost is a few hundred dollars per user per year.
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    Personalising Spotfire, as a whole, is painful and is something that could be made easier. As a result, I'm not doing much coding. The background process is something that I find difficult to work… more »
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    Overview

    QlikView is a Business Intelligence tool that allows you to keep tabs on all of your business-related information in a clean, clear, and easy to access database that is intuitive to build and simple to navigate. It is ideal for business owners who wish to improve overall output by creating the most productive system possible.

    TIBCO Spotfire is your secret weapon. You can create beautiful, interactive visualizations that will help you find the critical insights hiding in your data - fast. Spotfire gives you the tools to quickly and easily examine, organize, analyze and comprehend your data to see connections, patterns, and opportunities.

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    Sample Customers
    Canon, Gatorade, Amcor, Panasonic, Fila, Cambridge University Hospitals, Global Retail Bank, North Yorkshire Police department, Lanoo Group Publishers, and AonGroep Nederland.
    Allergan, ASSS de Montreal, Avantium, Blue River, Bank of Montreal, Citibank, FrieslandCampina, Hellmann Logistics, Merck, Novartis
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Consumer Goods Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Pharma/Biotech Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise43%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    QlikView is ranked 6th in Reporting Tools with 5 reviews while TIBCO Spotfire is ranked 10th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 4 reviews. QlikView is rated 8.0, while TIBCO Spotfire is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of QlikView writes "Provides good functionality and a range of reporting to customers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TIBCO Spotfire writes "Excellent for scientific applications with a good ability to customize". QlikView is most compared with Tableau, Qlik Sense, Microsoft BI, Alteryx and MicroStrategy, whereas TIBCO Spotfire is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, Qlik Sense, Alteryx and Denodo. See our QlikView vs. TIBCO Spotfire report.

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