Since July 24, 2014, a new tool called Qlik Sense appears in the Qlik product line. Qlik Sense brings new features that the historical product far from Qlik does not integrate.
You may have already wondered about the choice between QlikView and Qlik Sense for your projects.
In this post, I will try to present in which cases each of the two tools will be useful to you.
Use QlikView when you want to create a customized application and Qlik Sense when you want to give your users a hand in creating their own Self BI analyzes.
QlikView integrates objects and features that Qlik Sense does not integrate and that allow custom applications to be created.
Below the things that QlikView does and does not include Qlik Sense:
- Hide and view objects and sheets. This is a very powerful feature that allows customizing applications.
- Buttons that let you start actions: open a url, define a variable, …
- Ability to create macros (VBS APIs) to manipulate objects, even if this is not highly recommended.
- Position the objects as desired (pixel perfect design).
- “And mode” functionality. By default, in QlikView, the result of selecting two or more values in the same field is the values associated with at least one of these values. Example: If I select “Grenoble” and “Paris” in the City field, I will have the clients of “Grenoble” plus those of Paris. With the “And mode”, with the selection of “Grenoble” and “Paris”, i will have that customers who are attached to both the city of “Grenoble” and “Paris”.
- Overlapping objects.
- Quick change of chart type.
- Conditional data display. Example, displaying the contents of a table only if a year is selected.
- The alternate state.
Qlik Sense integrates features that allow the user to easily create and present their own analyzes.
The main features of Qlik Sense:
- Drag-and-drop to create objects.
- Create and host Qlik Sense Applications on the Qlik Cloud.
- Setting objects more easy.
- Intelligent search for information.
- 100% web and responsive application that allows to adapt to any type of supports.
- Qlik sense has a strong API and Sdk to interact with other systems. Read more.
- Create a presentation (storytelling) directly in Qlik sense by integrating text, images or graphical objects from an application. This makes the presentation very dynamic as far as the user can easily switch from its presentation to the application.
- Qlik Sense goes further with the associativity and adds in addition of the colors “White, Green and Gray” a color “Light gray” which appears when at least two selections are made. In one of the selection lists there are (unselected) values that are associated with the other selection list. see image below:
– In green, selections
– In dark gray, values not associated with selections
– In light gray, the values associated with the selection Region = Europe (in addition to Versailles)
I hope that this comparison will help you to choose your analysis tool according to your needs.