Choosing InetSoft Style Intelligence over QlikView

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G2 Crowd recently compared InetSoft Style Intelligence and QlikView over 6 categories. InetSoft won the majority of ratings in 4 out of 6 categories, averaging with a 4.4 out of 5 in detail categories while QlikView ended up with 4.1 out of 5. Those winning categories are Ratings, Reports, Self Service, and Advanced Analytics. Each category had various individual parameters which will be detailed below.

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InetSoft has done extremely well in general usage ratings - Meeting Requirements, Ease of Use, Ease of Setup, Ease of Admin, Quality of Support, Ease of Doing Business With, and Product Direction. The speed with which dashboards and reports can be churned out has been a great reason for reviewers to recommend Style Intelligence. InetSoft also scored big under Quality of Support with its very responsive support staff and quick resolution to customer queries. The Product Direction parameter was also ranked favorably with the extensive "how to" reference videos on numerous topics and the mentoring service from InetSoft to kick-start an organization's efforts in the BI space.

Reports Interface, Steps to Answer, Dashboards, Scorecards, and Steps to Answer were the parameters where Style Intelligence was lauded for its robustness and described as a complete and powerful go-to tool for visual data analysis. These parameters were evaluated under the Reports Category aimed to strengthen an organization's reporting by balancing the visual images and the reports in the right proportions to gain valuable insights into critical decisions making.

Style Intelligence uses the same metadata layer for its reports and dashboards. The advantage of this is that the users can put formulas in one place and the dashboards and reports will show the same results providing a single version of truth. This was evident in the Self Service category where the parameters Calculated Fields, Data Column Filtering, Data Discovery, Collaboration / Workflow, Automodeling were won by InetSoft. Self-service reporting is the natural and prudent evolution of information management. The benefits of decreased time to information and the broadening of information access are key drivers for competitive success of any organization.

List of Areas Where InetSoft Ranked Higher than QlikView

The detailed list of categories & parameters of how InetSoft Style Intelligence scored over QlikView is presented below. Please click here or the G2 logo to go over the individual reviews.

 

Ratings
  • Meets Requirements
  • Ease of Use
  • Ease of Setup
  • Ease of Admin
  • Quality of Support
  • Ease of Doing Business With
  • Product Direction (% Positive)

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Big Data Service
  • Reports
  • Reports Interface
  • Steps to Answer
  • Score Cards
  • Dashboards



  • Building Reports
  • WYSIWYG Report Design
  • Integration APIs
  • Self Service
  • Calculated Fields
  • Data Column Filtering
  • Data Discovery
  • Collaboration / Workflow
  • Automodeling


  • Platform
  • User, Role, and Access Management
  • Make Better Decisions with Data Visualization

    Another major category win against QlikView is in Data Visualization and Big Data Services under Advanced Analytics. Style Intelligence's data caching technology enables the management of large volumes of data. The tool also offers various data displays like tabbed interfaces, sliders, calendars etc. Style Intelligence's capability to provide a balanced BI Platform was well served by these two Advanced Analytics parameters. Prediction (proactive) rather than reporting (reactive), will be the focus of any organization in the current times where analytics of customers' spending behavior are of vital importance.

    The Building Reports category saw InetSoft's Style Intelligence win over Microsoft's QlikView in WYSIWYG Report Design, and Integration APIs, clearly exhibiting InetSoft's capability to mash up disparate data sources and schedule reports automatically. Why is this category of reporting critical? This will help any organization to change reports on the fly. The benefits and flexibility of the Style Intelligence platform result in enabling an incredibly powerful and distributed development environment that allows all levels of the organization visibility and access to data.

    InetSoft helps Organizations with Fact Based Decision Making

    G2 Crowd also revealed that InetSoft offered better value in the Customization parameter due to InetSoft's extensible and open architecture that lends itself to superb customization through Java and Javascript.

    Style Intelligence helps any organization to become better at fact based decision making without too much reliance on IT to access critical information. InetSoft helps to eliminate costly delays in decision-making and thereby the unnecessary strain on the IT department.

    Style Intelligence offers a business environment in which business users no longer need to rely on IT, but instead can access and manipulate data on their own. With InetSoft's connectors, the users have the flexibility to tie up with any new data on the run and the ability to do business user level data mashups. This solution allows users to rapidly add new sources from disparate data locations and analyze data side-by-side through both dashboards and reports.

    Read how InetSoft was rated as a top BI vendor in G2 Crowd's user survey-based index.