Qlik gained a reputation as an industry disruptor by approaching things differently from traditional BI vendors. Simplicity, transparency, and the spirit of challenging convention are at the core of the company and it believes both IT and line of business professionals will benefit by understanding not just how it prices software, but why.
Interactive, User-Centric BI
With traditional BI, the license model is predicated on the notion that an elite few analysts are “power users” worth the cost of a premium user seat. A less expensive user license is sometimes available, but it severely limits functionality so the user gets little more than a static report or a preconfigured dashboard with little interactivity. That philosophy goes against the current trend toward the democratization of software — in which line of business users can become as adept with an analytics tool as any business analyst or developer. This pricing model reflects Qlik’s belief that all BI users can benefit from a fully-functional and interactive QlikView app experience — not just a static data view.
Performance Determines Adoption
Typically, with server-based licensing, a maximum numbers of users can share the server license before performance suffers and users experience wait times. Similarly, CPU-based pricing also constrains user adoption. As new hardware becomes available, CPU-based pricing discourages organizations from deploying faster servers, thus throttling performance and negatively impacting the user experience. With a relentless focus on the business user, Qlik works with customers to gain the best server ratios that encourage a positive experience for widespread, ongoing use. This approach has consistently won QlikView top marks for performance by the user community. In this year’s BARC BI Survey 10, QlikView ranked number one among BI giants and database categories in performance satisfaction.
License Costs are Just the Beginning
When evaluating the cost of business intelligence software, the actual licensing costs are usually a small piece of the full investment. It is the cost of services that can spiral a customer’s budget out of control. Consider that for traditional BI implementations, services can account for up to 300% or 3X the cost of the software licenses for mid-size deployments, according to Forrester’s recommended model for rough estimation of BI services 1 . In its Customers Rate Their BI Platform Vendor Cost of Ownership report 2 Gartner states, “The results of this survey show that license cost is a small fraction of overall BI platform ownership cost. Those organizations looking to lower cost should look beyond license to implementation and in particular to administration costs for efficiencies.”
1 Forrester Research Inc., “Six Steps to Negotiating A Better BI Deal (November 2011).
2 Gartner BI Platforms User Survey, 2011: Customers Rate Their BI Platform Vendor Cost of Ownership (29 March 2011).
QlikView Software and Services Price List (as of January 2nd, 2017)
Below is the recommended QlikView list price in GBP. This pricing is based on single-unit pricing, and does not account for volume discounting or taxes. Qlik markets its products around the world and regional pricing may vary. Pricing is subject to change without notice.
QlikView Client License Pricing
|Personal Edition (individual use only)||Free|
|QlikView Named User CAL||£970|
|QlikView Document CAL||£250 per named user, per document|
|QlikView Session CAL||£9,375 concurrent user|
QlikView Server License Pricing
|Enterprise Edition Server||£25,110|
|Test Servers||50% of server license cost|
|Qlikview Publisher 4||£12,555 per server|
|QlikView Connector powered by SAP NetWeaver||£16,240 per server|
|Connector for Salesforce.com||Free|
|Connector for Informatica||Free|
QlikView Extranet Solutions
|Extranet Server||£13,390 per server|
|Extranet Session CAL||£2,240 concurrent user|
3 Document License allows one named use to access one QlikView License.
4 QlikView Publisher is an add-on to the server, providing additional data reload, distribution and management capabilities.
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