22 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2016 9:03 PM by yik wei lim RSS

    What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?

      Hi,

      What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?

       

      BR,

      Anta

        • Re: What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?

          Both are different Products, have a look into the Qlik Sense Support FAQ

           

          What is Qlik Sense Desktop?

          This is the first public release of Qlik Sense. The Desktop edition is what has been referred to as the "Personal Edition" historically.


          more in the FAQ

            • Re: What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?

              Hi Daniel,

               

              You said both are different products, QlikView and QlikSense. I tried to get little more details on the differences in the FAQ but i couldn't. Please, help us to understand why there is another product QlikSense when we have QlikView?

                • Re: What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?

                  Maybe you should also have a look into the general information about QlikSense

                  http://www.qlik.com/us/explore/products/sense?ga-link=hero

                   

                  QlikSense is different than QlikView and there will be scenarios where QlikView is best and otherwise QlikSense will be best.

                    • Re: What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?

                      Daniel,

                      In terms of the product roadmap will QlikSense replace the QlikView Developer Desktop Client and

                      can you provide a matrix showing the benefits/weaknesses of QlikSense and QV developer desktop?

                       

                      Thanks

                      Brian

                        • Re: What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?
                          Josh Good

                          HI Brian,

                           

                          QlikView and Qlik Sense are two different products with difference purposes.  QlikView is for guided analytics; Qlik Sense is for self-service visualizations.  Since they have different purposes, one is not intended to replace the other. Qlik intends to continue to invest in both platforms.  At this point, there is not a public roadmap however, I will pass your suggestion along. 

                           

                          The best place to review the benefits of both products is on our website.  Also note that the server version of Qlik Sense will be released in Sept, with additional capabilities.

                           

                          -Josh 

                            • Re: What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?

                              Hi Josh,

                               

                              Great. One is not intended to replace others but can't we have both together? or please elaborate in bit detail to understand why we can't have it together?

                               

                              -Vijay

                                • Re: What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?
                                  Josh Good

                                  VIjay,

                                   

                                  An organization can absolutely use both. We expect many of our customers will have both.  Sorry I wasn't clear on this point.

                                   

                                  -Josh

                                    • Re: What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?

                                      Josh,

                                       

                                      This is where all the confusions. QlikSense appears as a super-set of QlikView. So, it gives me the understanding that i can do whatever i can do with QlikView, and even more as features listed in data sheet, like compulsive collaboration, mobility with agility and so on.

                                       

                                      The reason to have two line of products with respect to Guided Analytics and Self-Service Discovery, may give more insights. Why QlikTech, separated both features instead of combing and providing it in a single product, may help to understand the reason behind to have two line of products.

                                       

                                      Say for example, J2ME intended for mobile java application development where as J2EE for enterprise java application development. It gives the clear understanding why we need to have two different edition of java?

                                       

                                      I think, the key insight is hiding behind Self-Service Discovery and Guided Analytics, it could be the differences in data modeling to allow self-service discovery, or something else. If that comes out, then it's not an issue to understand and accept to look QlikSense and QlikView as different line of products.

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                                          Josh Good

                                          I'm sorry my explination is not clearing thing up for you.  Perhaps the best thing to do is for you to use both product and decide for your self.

                                           

                                          -Josh

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                                            Michael Tarallo

                                            Hello Vijay -- I see you posted the same question from this thread - Self-Service Visualization with QlikSense on QlikCloud - Is it a threat to Developers? - in to this thread, so for continuity purposes - I will re-post - the same response here:

                                             

                                            Your observations are valid. Marketing interpretation is always subjective, so I can understand where you are comin from. At the moment, it has to do with providing choices for different needs in the market. There are different market segments in many industries, including Business Intelligence. These segments comprise of individuals (and organizations) with varying needs and skill sets. Some want quick and easy visualizations they can develop themselves with little help or dependency on others. They also want an easy way to share them or have the ability to work on them together without traditional drawbacks of other desktop and data visualization tools. Some want full custom purpose-built applications. Some want to embed analytics into their own software applications, etc.(APIs)  QlikView and/or Sense - fills these needs. All, eventually, may want secure, controlled and managed environments to serve the masses.

                                             

                                            Here is a quick example and a true story - just to give you an idea.

                                             

                                            My daughter (14) is attending summer classes for her health academy. She had a project where she needed to present "time-trial" data over a 4 week period as well as plot other data points for comparison, etc. Her data was collected in Excel, so she started to use Excel to create charts, and was asking me many questions, that I could not really answer without some research and effort. I stopped her in her tracks ... and said "let's try this" ... and opened up Sense Desktop. I allowed here to start "playing with it" - with very little guidance from me, she was able to quickly create what she needed to answer her questions and have something useful to present to her class.

                                             

                                            Why? - Because it was easy for her skill level to understand. It was fun for her to explore the interface and create what she needed. The visualizations allowed her to interact with the data, and see patterns that would otherwise be missed. The time it took her was minimal. She served herself. Overall she had a good experience - that she will now repeat again for another project, with little help from me - if any.

                                             

                                            I know this is on a small scale, but the point here is that my daughter had little experience with spreadsheet and BI tools - she knew her requirements and was able to apply what she needed using Sense with little training - because of the layout, interface, design etc. Previously she used QlikView for a project in a prior year, thought it was cool - but it was not intuitive for her skill level and did require some hand-holding. Take this experience and apply many times over to groups of individuals and companies whom have similar needs and skill sets and you can see what I mean. Their initial experiences with Sense Desktop will allow them to explore new data, response to new requirements etc. - which then has the potential to evolve into an enterprise, secure and governed deployment of Sense, supporting all the needs of the organization.

                                             

                                            Note as I stated earlier, yes there may be similarities between them - but the approaches people take and the people using them may be different. It's important to remember that this is just the beginning of our next-generation data discovery platform that will continue to evolve and improve over future releases. For example. the way something is done in QlikView today - may be done a better or a different way in Sense. The goals is not  to directly replicate what is in QlikView and put it into Sense. It is to improve and find better and new ways to do the things people need. Smart visualizations, responsive design, data storytelling, data perception - build once deploy anywhere etc. (mobility)

                                             

                                            Also, most importantly (in order to address your question of - providing a single product)- we have over 35,000 QlikView customers - we need to be cognizant of their existing investment and still provide features, support, etc. for the existing product and their applications. As well as allow them them the opportunity to see if Sense could also fit their needs, which they can consider migrating to at the pace they desire, without forcing them to move over  - (unlike I have seen many times with other BI platforms that have released "next-generation" software.)  - Could Sense replace QlikView - and become a single product offering in the future? I do not know the answer to that - that is up for the BI market to decide. Will Sense be able to support the growing needs of organizations just like QlikView has done. In a nutshell .. yes. I have full confidence that it can.

                                             

                                            Regards,

                                             

                                            Mike T

                                              • Re: What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?
                                                Mikael Kristensen

                                                It seems like that Sense is as simple as Excel concerning creating graphs etc., so it tries to compete with that product, though being more oriented towards the web and mobile applications ??? (Just guessing).

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                                                  Mark Monfort

                                                  Have to agree with Mike here. I speak of this from first-hand experience having worked for a smaller software vendor that came across the very same thing. We had a well used existing product and developed something new based on customer demand for features and better online interactivity and the concept of 'self-service'. One of the problems we faced was with a potential of cannibalising the existing market of customers and not sure if this will ever be mentioned by Qkik but I'm sure it was a consideration.

                                                   

                                                  Mike is definitely right that there are different types of users in the BI space, those who want something as simple as Sense or those who want something more robust and powerful like Qlikview. I saw this come out and immediately thought of it as a Tableau killer. It's not just the ease of use to build apps from scratch but the fact that the work bench editor makes it so easy for developers like myself to build our own types of charts (look out for a mapping solution we'll come throw up over the next few weeks!) and other features such as utilising HTML5.

                                                   

                                                  I see this as a very strong market response to the growing threat of players like Tableau and a lite-version to boot. The advantage of this is that the market of users can respond and help with the LEAN development that I'm hoping Qlik does.


                                                  I can see customers who want to focus on the data they deliver and want cool features like those available in Sense but cannot afford to spend time learning something non intuitive to create these. Other BI vendors might not necessarily have apps that can do things as easily as Qlik Sense and something like Qlikview falls into that category too.


                                                  Overall, I like the approach Qlik have taken here because it feels like a good strong foundation to build upon. Eventually there might be a merging of the products and I can see features crossing over Qlikview and Sense over the next few years but I think the interesting thing will be seeing how the competitors respond to this. Gotta love competition pushing the boundaries of the industry further and further =)

                                          • Re: What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?

                                            THanks Josh.

                                            I didn't see the datasheet, I'll check it out.

                                             

                                            Brian

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                                    Michael Gardner

                                    In my opinion it is the answer to Tableau.  If you import an excel sheet into Tableau and give the user an hour to build visual and meaningful charts you will end up with an application that is somewhat meaningful and visually impressive.  If you then ask them to build the same charts in QlikView, it's not going to happen.

                                     

                                    QlikSense answers that problem for Qlik and provides an Apples to Apples alternative to Tableau.

                                     

                                    Again this is my opinion.

                                    • Re: What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?
                                      Neil Gulliver

                                      Hi,

                                      There's a useful blog you could take a look at that provides a bit more of an overview:

                                      http://www.quickintelligence.co.uk/qlik-sense-quick-primer/

                                       

                                      Cheers,

                                      Neil

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                                        basu h

                                        Certainly, Qlik Sense is transforming from QlikView towards achieving goals of Self service BI.

                                        my opinion says it has more drag and drop wizards to develop and build dashboards, It has ready Touch screen, Lasso features to work on hand held devices.

                                          • Re: What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?
                                            Scott Beeson

                                            As someone who just discovered Qlik, this is the best answer.  Here is the relevant part of the blog:

                                             

                                            • 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. We call this Guided Analytics. 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. The end-user is however 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.