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Why not make Sense a superior version of View

  • QlikView is a tool for situations where you want Prepared Business Applications, i.e. applications created by developers who put a lot of thought into the data model, the layout, the charts and the formulae; and deliver the applications to end-users who consume the applications. The end-user has total freedom to explore data, select, drill down and navigate in the information, and can this way discover both questions and answers in the data, but is limited when it comes to creating new visualizations. This type of situation will without doubt be common for many, many years to come.
  • Qlik Sense is a tool for situations where you don’t want to pre-can so much. Instead you want the user to have the freedom to create a layout of his own and in it, new visualizations; charts that the developer couldn’t imagine that the user wants to see. You want Self-service data discovery, which means a much more active, modern, engaged user. In addition, Qlik Sense is much easier to use when you have a touch screen, and is adaptive to different screen sizes and form factors. On the whole, Qlik Sense is a much more modern tool.

The above section from Henric Cronström (http://community.qlik.com/blogs/qlikviewdesignblog/2014/07/29/view-or-sense) nicely explains the two different products. However, this leads me to think that Qlik Sense is actually better/advanced in many aspects with few limitations in featues compared to QlikView. This limitation seems a deliberate approach which could be a mere marketing strategy. I could not think of many reasons why Qlik Sense would not have all the featues that are there in QlikView.  May be there are real reasons (apart from marketing aspect) which I could not think of. Request to share thoughts. It would be very nice if someone can explain some scenarios where a product Qlik Sensed (say this is the superior product I am thinking of with union of all featues of QlikView and QlikSense) is not desired but Qlik Sense.

In brief: Which is desired, Qlik Sensed or Qlik Sense?              (Note: Qlik Sensed is the one I am thinking of)

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7 Replies
MVP
MVP

Re: Why not make Sense a superior version of View

Well, I scrolled down of the HIC post and found:

" I am not allowed to tell you what we have planned for the future, but I can see several possible scenarios: Merge the two products. Or, QlikView disappears because Qlik Sense is so much better. Or, the two products continue in parallel: QlikView survives and flourishes since it is much more flexible and allows for a much greater customization and Application building.

We will see. I can only promise that Qlik will listen to the customers and make decisions based on the feedback. "

which makes sense. I just hope that all the customers' feedback be so, so that we can get an integrated improved single product.

Thanks you.

MVP
MVP

Re: Why not make Sense a superior version of View

Why not make Powerpoint a superior version of Excel?

MVP
MVP

Re: Why not make Sense a superior version of View

Thanks Steve for your input. Your reply is really a likeable one. . However, the question is not probably answered or should not go unheard like that. Let's not go into the argument of appropriation of comparison  between QlikView-Qlik Sense and Excel-Powerpiont. I guess the point I raised and asked for, from a customer's point-of-view is not that unjustified. May be people like me who are facing business users asking about better visualization seen with other tools or so everyday would agree upto some extend.  

Employee
Employee

Re: Why not make Sense a superior version of View

In my view, they are siblings with different treats. Rather than just progressing one major version into another, Sense is a metamorphosis of functionality from View into a next gen version of Business Discovery.

Sometimes you need to break path to do the stuff that really sets you apart. My opinion is that Sense is that leap.

senarath
Contributor III

Re: Why not make Sense a superior version of View

Hi,

I also have great expectations on Qlik Sense....!!!!!

Not applicable

Re: Why not make Sense a superior version of View

Hi,

Well Qlik View & Sense, are having their own essence. I have faced many times asked by my end users, can I get self data discovery, where they will have their own visualizations, and I believe for Qlik Sense will be appropriate.

I believe, if Sense could be integrated with View, so that we can our dashboards, as per user needs. If not full integration is possible, but at least some portion of it, so that users have flexibility to have there own customized dashboards, It's just a thought.

Thanks

Arindam Roy

MVP
MVP

Re: Why not make Sense a superior version of View

In some ways this is all about licencing.  If the licencing is done in such a way that an organisation can have a blend of QlikView and Qlik Sense - without breaking the bank - then all sorts of opportunities present themselves.

For now though, we will have to wait and see.