I work a lot with Qliksense and love the product.
The question, though, what 2nd best product to Qliksense you would choose, if your organization does not allow/or not willing to pay for the license?
I checked typical contenders, like Tableau, Microstrategy, Microsoft Power BI (even sql based stuff, like Chartio and Periscope and data scrubbing stuff, like Trifacta)
(by the way, there is a good option to check the popularity of some technology - just to Udemy or Quora and count hits via Google or internal search).
The closest I've if Microsoft Power BI.
Pros - works very well with Excel, SQL server, has good cloud side, enterprise gateway, even R integration, real-time (sensor) integration, etc. Ecosystem is huge.
Cons - does not have the server option (only cloud), slowish compared to Qlik (i don't understand why, both work in RAM using columnar database, as I understand). Very sluggish performance and UI is bloated/distracting (personal feeling).
Tableau has great sleek UI, but every step from perfect dataset or drag-and-drop analytics - you need additional tooling. In any case, its popularity is astonishing.