23 April 2021
With more companies moving towards remote working with their employees, it’s time they also started analysing data remotely. It’s a cost-effective way of peeking under the hood of your company. Enter Qlik cloud analytics, the cool new Software as a Service (SaaS) kid on the block.
You’ve heard of cloud computing, and yes, it does indeed live up to the hype. The ability to launch applications and run data Business Intelligence (BI) software from anywhere in the world is astounding. Not to mention the safety of your data in case your on-premise server crashes—you don’t need to worry about that at all! It’s why more and more companies are embracing cloud.
Think of the term as a broad statement. It doesn’t just specify one type of data service for one type of sector. Any company that offers data models, data sources, processing of applications, scalable computing power, and analytics models are considered cloud analytics companies.
And this sector is not only vast, but also growing fast! According to Google, worldwide data is predicted to grow by 61% by 2025. So enterprises definitely need a solution that can handle such an influx, plus enable users to analyse the data quickly. Many organisations are already using hybrid cloud solutions, a definite step in the right direction.
Qlik Sense users can import data from just about any data source, even a CSV, and have Qlik servers analyse it in moments. From there, the system can create a story around the data and visualise important elements for smarter decision-making. With the capacity of cloud enablement to quickly scale data and users, and Qlik’s associative engine, end users can finally perform real on-the-go analysis!
Sure, you could easily look at the top-selling service or product that you offer, but there’s a good chance you already know what that is. Say you sell hamburgers? and nothing else, your signature item might be the simple cheeseburger. It’s a staple of the fast-food industry. But what if we told you there was more to this menu item than just a patty, cheese, onions, and a sesame seed bun?
Do you know if more people bought the cheeseburger when you used ingredients from supplier A or supplier B? How about how many of your customers asked for extra cheese or even extra pickles? Did user reviews increase or decrease when you switched from German to American mustard? That’s some pretty important data that could go a long way to helping you refine your offering.
With Qlik’s BI, you can see all of that data in an easy-to-read format. Powerful info that you’re not going to get from software like Excel. Filtering the top row of a spreadsheet will never have the same insights as the raw computing power of a data warehouse.
All of this data is available to you in real-time. You don’t need to set aside a day once a quarter to analyse your product’s performance, you can do that right now in the cloud.
Cloud analytics supports faster end-to-end BI. Together with solutions that power up your Qlik Sense analytics, your team can ask and answer business questions quickly and independently.
Vizlib is a leading Qlik technology partner, providing highly customisable value-added products that are easy to use – supporting self-service analytics, user adoption and data literacy.
So, while you’re salivating over the thought of that cheeseburger data (so are we!), take a look at how Vizlib can help your team transform data into powerful visual insights.