Straight Talk: Yurbi Vs Qlik, Strengths and Weaknesses

Straight Talk BI Reviews5000fish is a service organization at heart, so when potential customers ask us how Yurbi compares to competitors like QlikView, we’re prepared to give them straight talk. Because the truth is, Yurbi isn’t the right fit for every organization, and neither is Qlik but both offer a number of advantages.

If you’re looking to gain a better understanding of the differences between Yurbi and Qlik (formerly QlikTech) this straight talk guide will help.

    1. Self-service features
      Built for the business user, Yurbi offers a number of self-service features, including dashboard, ad-hoc reporting and scheduling. Qlik’s end users can’t build dashboards applications or engage in an ad-hoc query building on their own; these tasks require the skill of a developer who has been trained in Qlik’s proprietary SQL query language. However, Qlik recently released Qlik Sense, which offers self-service data visualization.
    2. Dashboards
      Qlik’s associative dashboard technologies and interactive visualizations are some of the most powerful in the industry. But users can feel overwhelmed by the number of choices and features they are presented with. Yurbi’s dashboards are less robust than Qlik’s, and Yurbi doesn’t offer associative dashboards. However, users may find Yurbi’s clean dashboard layout and intuitive design less intimidating and easier to work with than Qlik’s.
    3. Cost
      One area Qlik and Yurbi differ substantially is in cost of software and total cost of ownership. Qlik is less expensive than traditional BI solutions offered by vendors like IBM, Oracle and SAP but it’s still cost prohibitive for small to medium sized businesses. And once you purchase Qlik software, costs associated with implementation, deployment, training and maintenance are significant. You’ll discover Qlik has a robust partner ecosystem that delivers implementation as well as ongoing services (after all, services are a lucrative business) but it all comes at substantial added cost to the customer.Yurbi offers a flexible pricing model that allows you to buy only what you need, and scales with your company as it grows. So, upfront costs are much less than with Qlik. And because Yurbi was designed with the business user in mind, it doesn’t require the level of developer expertise Qlik does. It’s also easier to implement, deploy and maintain, and training can take place in hours or days, not weeks or months.
    4. Embedded analytics
      Both Qlik and Yurbi offer the ability to embed analytics into your existing application or into agency portals. However Qlik’s very unique style and look present embedding challenges. From a cost and an appearance perspective, it’s difficult to embed Qlik seamlessly into your product. Yurbi, being a 100% HTML5 platform gives you the option of embedding reports or dashboards into an existing section of your application or absorbing the entire Yurbi solution into your website easily and seamlessly.
    5. Security
      Yurbi includes a feature called “App Shield” which provides centralized data level security. Instead of having to create SQL queries to restrict what data is seen at a report or object level like you do with Qlik, in Yurbi you create a security profile and apply it to a user or group. Every time they do anything in the Yurbi platform, such as view dashboards, run reports, or even build reports, the security profile is applied- ensuring they only see what you want them to see. With Qlik, you have to hard code data level security into each object and dashboard application.
    6. Customer support
      5000fish embraces a customer success approach to support. In addition to making sure users understand Yurbi software, its customer success team also helps organizations leverage Yurbi to meet the business objectives that drove them to a BI solution in the first place. –And there are no extra fees; it’s all included with the software subscription. Like most BI vendors, Qlik supports their product, but when it comes to learning how to leverage Qlik to meet business objectives you’ll be referred to a webinar or self-help resources- or, pricey partner or professional services.

Yurbi Vs. QlikView: Our Bottom Line

If cost is a significant concern and you need ad-hoc report building capabilities, seamless embedded analytics and concierge level customer support, Yurbi could be a good fit. If you’re looking for an associative prebuilt dashboard application and can afford the total cost of ownership, QlikView is a solid BI solution.

Ultimately, it comes down to your business requirement for BI and the outcomes you wish to achieve, the use case, the budget, your resources, and the improvement to your business processes.

We hope you found this review of Yurbi Vs. QlikView helpful. If you want to learn more about how various BI solutions compare, explore these straight talk reviews.

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