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vishal_hinduja
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Comparison of Version Control Tools for QlikView

Hello All,

I am trying to compare between the available version control tools for QlikView. Have gone through various existing threads on the Qlik Community but not able to get a complete picture for the comparison.

Hence, guidance in form of correcting/enriching below table will be very much helpful:

I understand, each individual may have their own preferences (because each would look from different perspectives and experiences), but want to try to collate all perspectives into a single table. Any other suggestions are also welcome.

Comparison HeadSVNTFSDistributed (Git/Mercurial)
Change Management FunctionalitiesBasic Version Control

Overall Lifecycle Management (Version Control + Ticketing + Tracking, etc)

<More details in terms of what all features it offers would be helpful>

Version Control
Server RequiredShared Folder can be made a serverDedicated Servers requiredRepository can even be kept offline or on a Server
CostsOpen Source - Free?Costly Licenses? <Any more details would be helpful>Open Source - Free?
Integration with QlikViewSimple, easyEasy
Efforts for Admin of this repository (Initial setup, ongoing maintainence, etc)
Topmost Advantage of Going with this tool?
Topmost Dis-advantage of Going with this tool?
< Any other points of comparison>

Thanks,

Vishal

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in4bi-jg
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Re: Comparison of Version Control Tools for QlikView

Hi Vishal,

If you're looking for a solution that provides Version Control and a lot of other useful feature you might want to check out Platform Manager. Besides integrated version control this product also provides difference analyses, data lineage and promotion capabilities. This makes it a lot easier to work with multiple developers and see what your colleagues are doing. Here's a small screenshot of the differences that you can use to determine what needs to be tested for instance:

If you have a small team and not too many changes in a year the generic version control solutions might provide enough features to keep you going. But if your number of QlikView or Qlik Sense apps is growing and you have multiple developers the benefits of Platform Manager will be tremendous resulting in structure, control and increase of your development speed.

Hope this helps.

Thanks,

Jeroen

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Re: Comparison of Version Control Tools for QlikView

Hey, I'm interested in learning more about this. What is the price of this application and what is involved in setting it up?

Could you post more screenshots of it?

tnicolas
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Re: Comparison of Version Control Tools for QlikView

We just bought a new tool called WIP from ebiexperts that is doing amazing things for us.QlikSense and View Source control, deployment, impact analysis, complexity analysis and collaboration all in one tool.

We finish with the hassle of deploying apps

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schneider2037
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Re: Comparison of Version Control Tools for QlikView

Thomas - brand new to Qlikview, and struggling with version controls. This product looks to solve a number of the headaches I'm having! On a scale of 1 - 5, 5 being "Outlandishly Expensive," and 1 being "well, it's free" could you share where WIP falls? Thanks! Jonathan

tnicolas
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Re: Comparison of Version Control Tools for QlikView

Good value for money, we just pay a few $ per user per month, and are able to do source control, and Sense deployment.

They event have a Jira like ticketing system, complexity analysis and extension management, all what we where looking for.

Thomas

schneider2037
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Re: Comparison of Version Control Tools for QlikView

Thanks for the info Thomas!!! Setting up call with ebiexperts now.

in4bi-jg
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Re: Comparison of Version Control Tools for QlikView

Another commercial product is PlatformManager by In4BI. This flagschip product does not only provide version control. PlatformManager simplifies your development and deployment process, saves time with in testing your apps, provides insight in relations, visualizes all QVD relations, manages your Extensions, Mashups and Widgets, Reload tasks, provides a workflow for approval and much more.

With over 150 Customer it's the most used Governance solution available today. With presence in over 19 countries you can probably find a partner nearby. You can download a demo video through PlatformManager.com.

Hope this helps you!