What is QlikView?

QlikView® is Qlik’s proven data discovery solution for creating rapidly developed, highly interactive guided analytics applications and dashboards, purpose built for business challenges.  Built on the patented QIX engine, the unique associative model in QlikView allows everyone to freely explore all their data, across all their data sources, to see the whole story instead of just the partial views offered by query based or hierarchical tools.

QlikView capabilities

With Qlik’s patented Associative Data Indexing technology at its core, QlikView delivers:

Purpose-Built, Guided Analytics Apps

QlikView offers interactive dashboards and analytic apps, purpose built by developers, that guide the user to discovery.  Users can take advantage of highly polished apps with customized user experiences, specific to business problems. QlikView apps offer a beautiful, pixel perfect user experience, delivered through any browser, that can be customized for complex use cases and solutions while still allowing for an unmatched level of interactivity and discovery.

Qlik’s Associative Model for exploration and search

Qlik’s Associative Model allows everyone to see the whole story that lives within their data. Users of all skill levels can explore freely, probing the possible associations in their data using simple selections and searches, without restrictions or boundaries. After each click, the patented QIX engine instantly recalculates all analytics to the current context and highlights data relationships using easy-to-understand color cues: green (selected), white (associated), and gray (unrelated). Users benefit from this speed-of-thought feedback every time they ask a question, allowing them to gain understanding and take next steps.

Advanced analytics and visualization

Users can evaluate information and solve problems using a variety of visualizations, and perform advanced analyses such as comparative analysis and what-if-analysis through simple interactions. QlikView visualizations include a variety representations such as trellis and spark line, and advanced analytics such as comparative and what-if allow for users themselves to select data sets and context for scenarios.

Collaborative analytics for sharing insight

Social data discovery

QlikView allows users to work in groups and teams to analyze information, both synchronously and asynchronously, using session sharing for live meetings and annotations for offline discussion. Annotations allow users to append discussion threads to visualizations with context, and live session sharing allows for multiple users to access the same QlikView session together, with full interactivity. This means more people working together to make better decisions.

Online and offline mobile apps

QlikView provides access to apps on mobile devices through the browser and the QlikView for iOS app, which allows for online and offline use. QlikView on Mobile provides access to the same apps with unrestricted exploration on any mobile device, and the QlikView for iOS app offers the best of both worlds – full interactivity when connected and downloaded views for offline access. Mobile users can access information and analytics while on the go, even working offline on iPad, allowing them to solve more problems as they arise.

Qlik NPrinting reporting

With NPrinting, users and organizations can generate and distribute Microsoft Office and pixel perfect reports using data and analytics from QlikView. Qlik NPrinting supports a variety of Office and pixel perfect formats, with broad, managed distribution and on-demand access, allowing QlikView to serve as the standard for both interactive analytics and reporting. This means analytics and insights generated by QlikView can be shared with a broader community of people outside the system, driving increased adoption and value and allowing organizations to eliminate legacy BI systems.

Agile development and deployment

Rapid app development

Businesses can build guided analytics apps and dashboards using QlikView development skills. QlikView provides an agile development environment with pixel perfect layout, advanced navigation options, powerful expression syntax, and unmatched interactivity supported by Qlik’s Associative Data Indexing engine. This means applications can be built quickly and powerfully to respond to changing business requirements, without needing professional development skills or facing the delays of traditional BI.

Robust data integration

QlikView provides a powerful data integration capability for cleansing, transforming, and unifying multiple, disparate data sources for analysis. A robust data integration layer creates a unified view of information from many different sources, including big data sources through direct discovery, without requiring external tools or data repositories. This allows organizations to unify data sources for a complete view of information, allowing discovery of insights across data sources.

Enterprise-class governance

Organizations can ensure governance, security, and scalability through robust enterprise-class management tools and architecture. A centralized management console allows for a single point of control, section access provides data security, the QlikView governance dashboard offers data lineage and impact analysis, and an enterprise class architecture ensures broad access and performance. Organizations can offer flexible guided analytics apps while ensuring quality and security of information, allowing them to broadly scale deployments to maximize adoption and value.

Discover deeper insights by building your own rich, guided analytics applications with a flexible, business-ready solution. QlikView gives you:

Control to create business-driven and tightly governed data discoveries 


Guided analytics

Beautiful, controlled analytic experiences guide employees toward discovering insights and making meaningful decisions


Top-down control of analytics apps, permissions and data management

Centralized Apps

Granular control of dashboards, layouts and design

Flexibility to build the exact tools you need for your organization



Develop custom apps with QlikView scripting and extend development with QlikView Workbench


Integrate QlikView into your business applications and system management software with extensive APIs

Global Search

Use natural search to navigate complex information to accelerate discovery

Consistency to provide one set of data and apps for use


Data integration

Centrally managed data and apps make it easier to discover insights

Advanced reporting

Create and distribute consistent reports and templates, plus embed them in Microsoft Office documents with Qlik® NPrinting

Enterprise scalability

The advantages of guided analytics with secure, enterprise-level governance of data and analytics

QlikView offers guided exploration and discovery, collaboration and mobility for sharing insight, and agile development and deployment that revolutionized the BI market. It allows organizations to rapidly build and deploy analytic apps without the need for professional development skills, driving faster response to changing business requirements, shorter time to value, and more insight across the organization.