4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2016 4:17 PM by Paul Scotchford RSS

    Qlik understanding

      Hello there,

       

      I am newbie to Qlik, try to understand what is Qlik, where & why should I use it.

       

      After going through documents & videos, I have setup QV & QS at my end. Developed some basic demo applications.

       

      Still I have some queries & doubts about Qlik product, below they are --

      1. What is difference between QV & QS?

      In article I read, QlikView is Guided Analytics & QlikSense is Self-service data discovery. When I installed QV & QS desktop versions, both seems same except UI change. Can you please help me to understand exact difference between both.

       


       

      2. When should I use QV / QS?

      I have read in articles that, both are having there own features & they are good at there place. But on which basis should I take decision  that I should go with QV or QS?

       

      3. What will be the role of developer, while developing application using Qlik?

       

      4. Can you please list down some verticals or companies using Qlik now.

       

      5. Do you have any test case, which minimize decision making time from months to days?

       

      6. Do you have any case studies for QS? So any beginner can complete them as a part study.

       

      Please advice.

       

       

      Regards,

      Harshad

        • Re: Qlik understanding
          Gysbert Wassenaar

          1. Perhaps this blog post helps: QlikView and Qlik Sense

          • Re: Qlik understanding
            Andy Weir

            Some thoughts  on your questions?.....

             

            1. Your right the main difference is the UI which allows dashboards to be displayed in responsive environments over the old way.   Thereare also data stories and master items which are new features worth exploring.

             

            2.qlik view is the more mature feature rich tool so if you want tried and tested fully costomisaboe dashboards than view is your tool.  If the look in mobile environments is important  then look at sense.  It's still building it's feature set up but it looks great and is certainly the future.

             

            3. View is developer focused and sense is business user focused Although developers can use sense and visa versa.

             

            HOpe these help

             

            REgards

             

            ANdy

            • Re: Qlik understanding
              Sangram Reddy

              Hi Hrash,

               

              Thes links should help you understands the difference in depth.

               

              What is difference between Qlik Sense & QV Desktop client?

              http://www.quickintelligence.co.uk/qlikview-vs-qlik-sense/

               

              Thanks,

              Sangram

              • Re: Qlik understanding
                Paul Scotchford

                Hello Harshad,

                 

                I will endeavour to answer your questions...

                 

                Still I have some queries & doubts about Qlik product, below they are --

                 

                1. What is difference between QV & QS?

                QV will provide the developer with a substantial amount of power when building data visualisations , mostly due to the large amount of attributes available to tailor the user experience , because of this vast feature set it is not the best for User Self Service experiences, but the ability for mobile integration is in my opinion somewhat limiting, although QV 12 may be better than QV11 now, I have yet to experiment more.

                QS on the other hand provides a more easily accessible data visualization development for self service and the mobile experience as it's all HTML5 based, plus there is a large library of easily integrated extensions. My last client site uses QS Server and we integrated many D3 and other extensions to provide the user with what they required, this was much easier than QS.

                 

                2. When should I use QV / QS?

                That's not a question I could answer quickly as it depends on the delivery expectation of your client/business. From my recent experience QS still has a way to go at the Enterprise level, we did have many annoying traits that stonewalled us during development, however I believe QS will mature and provide rapid/agile development capability in the near term. The ability to share on QlikCloud as well is a real boon, especially when this offering becomes more commercialized.

                 

                3. What will be the role of developer, while developing application using Qlik?

                          Despite the advertising and marketing that QS is simple and easy to use, it still can be confounding for the self

                          service user , as to do any advanced calculations within the product, the user must have a grasp of advanced           expressions , set analysis, data modelling (associative) etc. So there will always be a role for the developer in my

                          opinion when the deliverable becomes a more advanced requirement.

                 

                4. Can you please list down some verticals or companies using Qlik now.

                          There are many listed on the Qlik web site, but in Australia I am aware of banks, health departments, Telcos etc           using Qlik tech products..

                 

                5. Do you have any test case, which minimize decision making time from months to days?

                          Sorry not available, mostly these are confidential Biz Cases internally. From my experience sites have performed

                          due diligence by taking a small project and developing in e.g. QV, QS , Tableau etc and form their decision tree           from the metrics of the project. We did this some years ago and arrived at QlikView, my latest is QlikSense as it

                          provided a faster (weeks) deliverable for the intended user.

                 

                6. Do you have any case studies for QS? So any beginner can complete them as a part study.

                          I do have a training course (please email me directly) that uses a Business Case story to develop a

                          full QS solution, this would give you a good foundation in QS development and understanding of the

                          product for use, in fact at my last client site 3 of the team purchased the course.

                 

                regards Paul