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Qlik’s BI journey from QlikView, to Qlik Sense and Qlik Cloud

Qlik’s BI journey from QlikView, to Qlik Sense and Qlik Cloud

The era of modern data analytics undoubtedly started with the launch of QlikView, which gave more organisations access to modern business intelligence (BI) than ever before. QlikView would grow into Qlik Sense, and now Qlik is available in the Cloud. Vizlib is a trusted Qlik technology partner, building powerful value-added products to supercharge Qlik analytics.

What is data analytics? 

Put simply; data analytics is the science of analysing raw data. Automated processes and algorithms turn the raw data into something that makes more sense to human eyes. Businesses draw conclusions from the data to optimise their performance and make informed business decisions.

There are four basic types of data analytics: Descriptive analytics – what happened, Diagnostic analytics – why it happened, Predictive analytics – what is likely to happen next, and Prescriptive analytics – the suggested course of action.

Qlik: the evolution of modern business intelligence

QlikView began in 1994, its game-changing Associative analytics engine allowing users to analyse big data. Since then, Qlik has also launched Qlik Sense, which can run in the Qlik Cloud, delivering AI-powered insights, real-time collaboration, and more.

By continually iterating and improving, Qlik’s range of business intelligence solutions has helped businesses shift their data analytics to the Cloud – and keep up with the ever-changing landscape of modern business intelligence needs.

How does Qlik iterate its products to meet modern BI needs? 

QlikView kicked off the data revolution. It helped developers move from stack technology to interactive dashboards. Built primarily for developers, this iteration best suits skilled users.

Qlik Sense is the next-generation platform. It’s easy to use and designed with the user in mind. Unlike QlikView, users range from those with high-level skills to the everyday business user.

Why shift from QlikView to Qlik Sense? Users gain more confidence in exploring data when the dashboard looks like something they use every day, such as a web browser. Analytics solutions that keep the end-user in mind in this way often spark more innovation.

If your organisation is ready to embrace the third wave of BI, it’s time to shift to Qlik Sense.

Enter Qlik Cloud. With more companies moving towards remote working, it’s time they also started analysing data remotely. Qlik Cloud delivers all the benefits of the offline Qlik Sense product and adds the computing power of the Cloud in a Software as a Service (SaaS) package.

Now you can launch applications and run data business intelligence software from anywhere in the world. Not to mention, if your on-premises server ever crashes, all your data is kept completely safe.

 Supercharge your Qlik analytics with Vizlib 

Vizlib is a trusted Qlik technology partner. We build powerful value-added products for Qlik Sense, delivering data visualisations in the Qlik Cloud that help your business uncover meaningful insights faster than ever before.

Vizlib Library

Create pixel-perfect dashboards with Vizlib Library – the most powerful visual analytics product for Qlik Sense. Leveraging our no-code approach and incredibly intuitive user experience, BI teams can save countless development hours and deliver solutions that take organisations from data reporting to data storytelling in no time.

Included with Vizlib Library:

  • Vizlib Templates: Design, save and share branded chart designs with your teams.
  • Integrated Advanced Analytics: Run forecasts and cluster analysis in Qlik at the click of a button.
  • Vizlib Actions: Create a guided analytics experience with a vast list of predefined actions.
  • Vizlib Viztips: Insert customised, dynamic charts in your tooltips to create an intuitive, in-context drill-down experience on hover.

Vizlib Collaboration

Harness the power of collaborative analytics and writeback capabilities to close the analytics loop in Qlik Sense. Vizlib Collaboration is the most comprehensive full-cycle collaboration layer for your analytics solutions.

Included with Vizlib Collaboration:

  • Vizlib Writeback Table: Easily edit, update and comment on data points or entire rows directly in your dashboards while remaining in the analysis flow.
  • Vizlib Teamwork: Bring your team and data together in Qlik Sense. Users can easily kick-off discussions right in their dashboards.
  • Vizlib Input Form: Lets you capture user input and enter new data points into your published Qlik Sense apps.
  • Vizlib Server: Writeback integration changes the way enterprises interact with and capture new data in Qlik.

Vizlib Self-Service

The ultimate ad-hoc reporting tool for Qlik Sense. Make data more accessible and support a data-literate culture. Vizlib Self-Service empowers your organisation to create a secure data sandbox. So all users can explore their data independently and discover meaningful insights faster.

Included with Vizlib Self-Service:

  • Vizlib Analytic Search: Fast, easy access to your data. The familiar web-like search interface makes data exploration simple and intuitive.
  • Customisable Preset Themes: Quickly and easily spruce up your reports with fully customisable Preset Themes for Vizlib Custom Report.
  • Viz inside the Vizlib Custom Report: Easily convert interesting data discoveries into various types of visualisations for more meaningful insights at a glance.

Vizlib Finance

Modernise your reporting in Qlik Sense with trusted, real-time financial data. Future-fit finance starts here. Evolve your financial reporting in Qlik Sense with real-time commentary and collaboration on your data to streamline your financial reporting processes.

Why use Vizlib Finance?

  • Single-source of truth: Bring together business data from multiple sources, enabling instant, accurate reporting.
  • Less manual errors, more automation: Remove the burden of manual data consolidation from multiple sources by generating reports automatically.
  • Flexible data exploration and drill-down: Explore data at any level, from a broad, aggregated business overview down to transaction level.

Vizlib Gantt

The most intuitive project planning timeline tool for Qlik Sense, Vizlib Gantt lets you plan, organise and visualise your processes.

Why use Vizlib Gantt?

  • Get insights faster: Group tasks and workstreams by any data in your app.
  • Know where you stand: Check your progress against timelines at any time.
  • More project insights: Speed up the time-to-insights and extract more value when you combine Vizlib Gantt with Vizlib Library.

The perfect combo: Qlik + Vizlib in action

DAC Group is a leading global digital marketing performance agency helping brands connect with customers. Dashboarding and reporting are a fundamental part of the services DAC Group offers. Every engagement they have as an agency includes an aspect of reporting.

DAC tried free analytics software, but found it lacked the ‘under the hood mechanics’ of Qlik. What they needed was more visual power for their analytics. “We love that Qlik Sense offers what you need on the functional side, but it really couldn’t compete with some of the alternatives.” recalls Kuhan Puvanesasingham, DAC’s Business Intelligence Manager. That’s when they saw a Vizlib demo. Since then, DAC has been hooked on Vizlib.

“We’ve always created reports with Qlik Sense. But we’ve been hitting a wall with the level of user experience and that’s where we turned to Vizlib to elevate our reporting,”

Kuhan Puvanesasingham, Business Intelligence Manager, DAC

Read more about how DAC Group uses Qlik + Vizlib

Visualise your data in Qlik Cloud with Vizlib 

Bring your dashboards to life with Vizlib. By deploying Vizlib products in Qlik Cloud, you can quickly pull insights from a variety of sources, analyse and collaborate with teams, and transform your business decision-making.

Ready to supercharge your Qlik analytics with Vizlib? See how Qlik Cloud can help your business migrate from desktop to the Cloud, effortlessly. Sign up for a free trial!

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