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The QlikView Business Discovery platform delivers true self-service BI that empowers business users by driving innovative decision-making. QlikView's associative experience provides answers as fast as you can think up questions. These agile business intelligence tools let you interact with data without limitations, to generate insight in ways you never imagined. Use visualized business intelligence and analytics dashboards to present data in digestible ways, for actionable results. 

Qlikview Pricing Guide
If you've been asking around for recommendations of good business intelligence (BI) tools, Qlik will almost certainly have come up in conversation.  One of the largest and most effective BI vendors, Qlik provides powerful data analysis and data visualization capabilities for your business.

But Qlik has a few different product offerings along with different plans for each offering, so it's understandable if you're feeling overwhelmed Qlikview's pricing information and product features.  That's why we've put together a simple, straightforward Qlikview pricing and product guide for you to use as you assess your BI needs with Qlik.

What Products are Offered?
Let's start off by explaining the products that Qlik offers.  There are three main products that Qlik provides: Qlikview, Qlik Sense and Qlik Sense Cloud.  Each of these come with additional add-ons and upgrades, but these three make up the core of Qlik's tools.

The first significant difference between Qlik's three product offerings is UI, according to Qlik's own Henric Cronström.  Qlikview is a downloadable piece of software that allows the use of custom-built scripts (which are built by your developers), whereas Qlik Sense and Qlik Sense Cloud are better for the less tech-savvy.  Qlik Sense and Qlik Sense Cloud are very intuitive and work well with touch screens, whereas Qlikview is best on desktop.

The intuitivity of Qlik Sense and Qlik Sense Cloud represent the other main difference: custom-built additions.  Qlikview supports custom-built scripts (presumably built by your developers) to be integrated into the software.  Qlik Sense and Qlik Sense Cloud were made so that end-users don't need outside help to use the software, allowing for “self-service data discovery.”  Qlik Consultant Steve Dark offers a great analogy to help differentiate between the two.  Dark likens Qlik Sense to a licensed Lego set, e.g. a Star Wars spaceship.  You have all of the pieces that you need, no more no less, along with easy-to-follow instructions to build/use it.  On the other hand, Qlikview is like a large pile of Lego blocks.  You can build whatever you want, and have more flexibility in terms of the extra pieces (or features) you want to add both now and in the future.

Lastly, Qlik Sense and Qlik Sense Cloud don't differ much outside of pricing (which we'll get to later), other than Qlik Sense Cloud being the web edition of Qlik Sense.  It offers the same features and capabilities as Qlik Sense, however, it's available to use anywhere on any device (in other words, it's available “on the cloud;” shocking, we know) and is constantly kept up-to-date.

Now that we've covered these important differences, let's get to what you came here for: the prices.

Qlikview was the original BI tool that Qlik released, and tends to be the preferred option of companies with specific needs and extra developers at their disposal.  There are two versions of Qlikview available:

Personal: Qlikview Personal is free, however, it only allows the use of scripts developed on the PC it's downloaded on.

Enterprise: Qlikview Enterprise follows a Client Access Licensing (CAL) pricing model, the specifics of which Qlik doesn't disclose publicly.  Enterprise allows all users to access every script developed on your company's server, providing multi-user access that Personal doesn't.

Qlik Sense
Qlik Sense is best for those who don't need lots of company-specific features and prefer an easy-to-learn UI.  Similarly to Qlikview, Qlik Sense has two versions of its own:

Desktop: Similarly to Qlikview Personal, Qlik Sense Desktop is free, and requires a direct connection to a database to access data, according to Qlik Senior Technical Trainer Agis Kalogiannis.

Enterprise: Qlik Sense Enterprise is based on a token model.  Each token is $1500, and allows unlimited access for one user or timed logins for 10 users.  Enterprise offers shareability of both applications and data between users, and is stored on your company's servers.

Qlik Sense Cloud
As the web edition of Qlik Sense, Qlik Sense Cloud operates as a Software-as-a-Service product.  The pricing model reflects this by following a subscription-based pricing model, rather than one-time costs.  Unlike the previous two offerings, Qlik Sense Cloud provides three options:

Cloud Basic: Cloud Basic is free, and unlike its other free counterparts, Qlik Sense Cloud Basic allows the sharing of data with up to 5 users.

Cloud Plus: Made for individual use, Cloud Plus costs $20 per month and offers unlimited sharing as well as greater size and storage for applications.

Cloud Business: At $25 per user per month, Cloud Business provides a nominal increase in price for a higher level of collaboration, coauthoring and automated data refreshes.

The prices above are general guidelines, however pricing can vary by number of users and company size.  The best way to get an accurate number is to request a free price quote here.

If You're Looking into Alternatives
We hope this Qlikview pricing guide helps you to properly assess your BI and budget needs.  But if you're wondering about what alternatives there are to Qlik, you can read our article comparing Qlikview, Tableau and Microsoft Power BI.  Otherwise, we have a few other BI solutions that we highly recommend as well:

Tableau, similarly to Qlik, is a powerful data visualization tool.  It provides fast data analysis and data refreshing functions and, like Qlik Sense, is intuitive to use but doesn't support scripts.  Tableau is offered in Desktop, Big Data Analysis and Server.

Microsoft Power BI:
The Microsoft Power BI tool helps companies “compute into the future” with visualized data and sophisticated dashboards.  Great for users who want an intuitive solution, Power BI features drag-and-drop functionality for generating insights.  One of its best features is the ability to add custom applications.

Along with data visualization, Sisense allows users to combine data from multiple sources.  This function helps gather the most accurate insights possible, since all of your data can be analyzed together.  Sisense is tailored for mid- to large-sized businesses.


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