Microsoft BI Vs QlikView (Jun 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Jun 14, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Microsoft BI or QlikView?

Microsoft BI is more expensive to implement (TCO) than QlikView, QlikView is rated higher (95/100) than Microsoft BI (88/100). Microsoft BI offers more features (6) to their users than QlikView (5).

Looking for the right Business Intelligence solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Microsoft compares with QlikTech?

Microsoft: Microsoft Corporation is an American corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. Microsoft is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues.

QlikTech: QlikTech is a software company based in Radnor, Pennsylvania. QlikTech is the provider of QlikView, a Business Intelligence (BI) software, which combines the features of dynamic presentations, instantaneous data manipulation, and real-time data analysis.

Who's more expensive? Microsoft BI or QlikView?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Business Intelligence software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Microsoft BI and QlikView.

Microsoft BI price starts at $20 per user/month , on a scale between 1 to 10 Microsoft BI is rated 4, which is lower than the average cost of Business Intelligence software. QlikView price starts at $1,395 per license , when comparing QlikView to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Business Intelligence software cost.

Bottom line: Microsoft BI is more expensive than QlikView.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Microsoft BI Vs. QlikView based on some of the most important and required Business Intelligence features. Microsoft BI: Automatic Scheduled Reporting, Customizable Features, Dashboarding, Graphic Benchmark, OLAP, Custom User Interface. QlikView: Ad-Hoc Analysis, Ad-Hoc Reporting, Customizable Dashboard, Dashboarding, OLAP.

Target customer size

Microsoft BI is perfect for midsize and large enterprises but can be used by small companies too. Since QlikView has the ability to handle unlimited users, it can be used by different businesses of varied sizes.

Microsoft BI

ITQlick rating
(3.7/5)

starts at $20 per user/month

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that can help users to analyze data in an efficient way. The software is based on SQL server platform and can provide relevant reports without requiring any expe...

Categories: BI & Analytics, Data Warehousing, Document Management.

QlikView

ITQlick rating
(4.3/5)

starts at $1,395 per license

QlikView is cloud-based data management & analytics system that is built to help users transform their entire business. The software offers four integrated modules namely; BI & Analytics platform, Embedded Anal...

Categories: BI & Analytics, Data Analysis Tools, Business Intelligence, Cloud BI, Dashboards & KPIs.

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Microsoft BI: 6 Features

Automatic Scheduled Reporting
Customizable Features
Dashboarding
Graphic Benchmark
OLAP
Custom User Interface

QlikView: 5 Features

Ad-Hoc Analysis
Ad-Hoc Reporting
Customizable Dashboard
Dashboarding
OLAP
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Microsoft
ITQlick rating
3.7/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
5.2/10
License pricing
$20 per user/month
Functionality
9
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QlikView
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$1,395 per license
Functionality
15
SuiteAnalytics
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$499 per month
Functionality
10
Sisense
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
35
Birst
ITQlick rating
4/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
5.6/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
43
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.