hi Richard, we are in a similar(ish) situation , so would be keen on others opinions.
From what I have seen so far, I don't think we could completely transition to qliksense, as we can do much more in qlikview. our QV apps are where there is detail and specific functionality and I just can't see how we can replicate that without dumbing things down for the user and losing that flexibility.
having said that we are about trial qliksense as we see the value in the unguided, story telling side. this is because qlikview serves a good purpose to some users ,but qliksense will allow more of our power users to take advantage of the additional capabilities.
i do think it will depend on your individual situation and use case, unless you are brand new to qlik my guess is that a lot of customers will use both for sometime or just stick with qlikview until sense becomes what they hope it will be.
qlik have a pretty complex internal sales360 app. I think if they can migrate that to qliksense then that will be a good marker for others to do the same....
I asked users what they preferred (using the free sense download. We have purchased View).
Qlik Sense won hands down. There was no comparison (I was surprised how strong the preference was but now after having used both myself I can understand why. The more I use it the more I prefer sense).
But I set all the the visualisations up. Every single one. And it was much quicker to do this than using Qlik View (so its still like guided analytics really but I would prefer users move to self service but many will not)
So self-service data discovery is possible and some users will benefit from it (hopefully more as time goes by if it is purchased). Others will not. It's an additional options that does not need to be used.
There are other reasons to convert to sense apart from this one. And it doesn't take that long as the script and metrics are the same. The new visualisations are quick to set up.