QlikTech Boosts Collaboration with New BI ReleaseOctober 11, 2011 No Comments
QlikTech, (NASDAQ: QLIK) a leader in Business Discovery—user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced QlikView 11, introducing social decision-making on its self-service BI platform to help business users collaborate to make more insightful decisions. With this release, QlikTech expands its vision to include all the ways people make decisions every day – with relevant data, on location, and with teams.
Just as QlikTech disrupted the BI industry by empowering all business users with interactive data analysis instead of static reports, the company is now leading the next transformation to collaborative decision-making that leverages the power of the collective intelligence of a group, organization or department to accelerate better decisions with greater alignment and transparency.
QlikView 11 also marks the next generation of associative search pioneered by QlikView with the introduction of comparative analysis. Comparative analysis extends the QlikView associative experience to enable interactive comparison of user-defined groupings. Other key benefits of the release include making application development easier and faster, and enhancing QlikView’s manageability and security capabilities for large enterprises.
Customers are realizing the value and ease of QlikView upgrades as illustrated in the recently-announced BI Survey 10, conducted by the Business Application Research Center (BARC). With the largest number of participants in this year’s BI Survey, BARC analysts report “remarkably, all those who specified they used [QlikView] stated that they used Version 10, the current version.”
“Our vision for QlikView 11 builds on the fact that decisions aren’t made in isolation, but through social exchanges driven by real-time debate, dialog, and shared insight,” says Anthony Deighton, CTO and senior Vice President, Products at QlikTech. “QlikView 11’s social business discovery approach allows workgroups and teams to collaborate and make decisions faster by collectively exploring data, anywhere, anytime, on any device. Business users are further empowered with new collaborative and mobile capabilities, and IT managers will appreciate the unified management functionality that allows them to keep control and governance at the core while pushing usage out to the edges of the organization.”
Social Business Discovery Accelerates Decision Making through Collaboration
QlikView 11 puts the social and collaborative experience front and center. With social business discovery, workgroups and teams can collaborate by collectively exploring data in real time, as well as jointly creating analysis to quickly answer business questions and arrive at informed decisions.
Now QlikView users can invite others – even those who do not have a license – to participate in live, interactive, shared sessions. All participants in a collaborative session interact with the same analytic app.
- Co-Create with Collaborative Workspaces – QlikView users can invite others – even those who do not have a license – to participate in live, interactive, shared sessions. All participants in a collaborative session interact with the same analytic app and can see others’ interactions live. From their tablet or desktop or laptop computer, users can share selections and test scenarios together to better uncover insights, solve problems, and make decisions.
- Provide In-Context Commentary – Users can now post and respond to notes right in the context of any QlikView app. During the creation of an app, this could include communication about changes to the app’s design, or new or easier ways to view data. Throughout the usage of an app it could include questions, answers, and insights about the data. Notes and comments can be added to charts, graphics, and visualizations, and are accessible as threaded discussions.
Comparative Analysis Drives Deeper Insight
With QlikView users are not limited to predefined paths they must follow, or questions they must formulate ahead of time. They ask what they need to ask, and explore up, down, and sideways and now even side-by-side.
Business users can now create multiple selection states in a QlikView app; they can create graphs, tables, or sheets that are based on different selections, then compare multiple selections of data inside one document, one chart, or one object, to spot trends, outliers, or differences. This makes it easier to gain new insights into patterns of use, opportunities and threats.
Comparative analysis is used for contrasting multiple data sets like market basket comparisons in a retail setting or stock performance analysis in financial services. For instance, to compare the performance of two or more groupings of products, users simply select multiple products for each group and QlikView automatically visually contrasts their performance—across regions, time periods, or any other measure.
Mobile Users Gain Insight “On Location”
QlikView 11 on Mobile delivers the complete business discovery experience – including interactive analysis, rich visualization, associative search, and the ability to share apps, data and decision trails. QlikView takes full advantage of the immersive, interactive potential of touchscreen tablets like the Apple iPad, Android tablets, and BlackBerry Playbook. QlikView 11 makes optimal use of small touch screens such as the Apple iPhone or Android phones by presenting a single chart or graph at a time. By leveraging advanced HTML5 browser technology, QlikView delivers a touch-driven interface that makes BI as easy and compelling to use as consumer apps, while IT retains centralized security and manageability.
Enhanced Enterprise Capabilities for Control at the Core
With QlikView 11, IT can serve the business like never before – all while assuring strict data security, quality, and governance. Customer-driven enhancements include extending support for very large deployments with improved scalability, ease of administration and security management. Automatic load balancing ensures maximum performance even with thousands of users while extensive APIs broaden integration with business applications and system management software.
Rapid App Building Marks the End of the End User
In just a fraction of the time it takes with typical BI solutions, QlikView 11 lets users create apps through a simple process that instantly delivers relevant analysis, reports, and dashboards critical to decision-making and operations. New functionality improves team development through integration with third-party source controls like Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) and additional layout and analysis capabilities enhance application design.
With QlikView 11, users have point and click app building capabilities to embed UI elements on the fly – no keystrokes needed. A QlikView app can be even more quickly and easily enhanced and extended to meet changing business needs. New data sources and related listboxes, visualizations and images can be integrated with the app auto-calibrating to reflect the additions. QlikView 11 includes connection wizards and out-of-box connectors to SAP, Informatica, and Salesforce.com.
QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in Business Discovery — user-driven Business Intelligence (BI). QlikTech’s powerful, accessible Business Discovery solution bridges the gap between traditional business intelligence solutions and standalone office productivity applications. Its QlikView Business Discovery platform enables intuitive user-driven analysis that can be implemented in days or weeks rather than months, years, or not at all. The in-memory associative search technology it pioneered allows users to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions. QlikView Business Discovery works with existing BI applications and adds new capabilities: insight for everyone, zero-wait analysis, mobility, an app—like model, remixability and reassembly, and a social and collaborative experience. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, QlikTech has offices around the world serving more approximately 21,000 customers in over 100 countries.
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