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May 22, 2014

Aptean Adopts Qlik Technology for its Analytics-BI Solution

Aptean today announced a new partnership with Qlik, through which Aptean will leverage QlikView to power its Aptean Analytics-Business Intelligence dashboards and analytics solutions. The initial Aptean products leveraging the QlikView-powered analytic dashboards target the electronic and medical devices, financial services, food and beverage, metals, retail, and software industries. 

Qlik is a leader in the analytics and business intelligence space, as noted in recent studies by Gartner, which lists other leaders in this space as IBM (News - Alert), Information Builders, MicroStrategy, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, SAS, Tableau, and Tibco Software.

In an interview yesterday at the Aptean Edge event in Las Vegas, Aptean CEO Paul Ilse told TMCnet that QlinkView will be what’s under the hood of the Aptean Analytics solution. Ilse in a Tuesday keynote at Aptean Edge also mentioned that one of Aptean’s three key goals for this year is to expand its partnerships, both through alliances and via acquisition, to meet customer needs.

The QlikView Business Discovery platform gives organizations quick and easy access to data, so they can find answers to specific questions, and use that information to drive better decision making for their businesses. That makes data more accessible and useful than it is when it’s presented in the more traditional way via static reports.

Gartner (News - Alert) estimates the BI platform market was a $14.1 billion market as of last year.

“These have tended to be highly governed and centralized, where IT production reports were pushed out to inform a broad array of information consumers and analysts,” writes Gartner. “While analytical capabilities were deployed, such as parameterized reports, online analytical processing, and ad hoc query, they were never fully embraced by the majority of business users, managers and analysts, primarily because most considered these too difficult to use for many analytical use cases. As a result, and continuing a five-year trend, these installed platforms are routinely being complemented, and in 2013 were increasingly displaced, in new sales situations by new investments, and requirements were more skewed toward business-user-driven data discovery techniques to make analytics beyond traditional reporting more accessible and pervasive to a broader range of users and use cases.”

Edited by Alisen Downey

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