Qlik named ‘hot vendor’ for Mobile Business Intelligence by Ventana Research.


Ventana Research 2014 Value Index recognizes QlikView Business Discovery platform for Total Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment

Qlik announced it has been named a ‘Hot Vendor’ in the 2014 Value Index for Mobile Business Intelligence from Ventana Research. The QlikView Business Discovery platform ranked highest in the customer assurance category, which Ventana Research defines as Vendor Validation and Total Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment (TCO/ROI).

Some interesting paragraphs:
“From a business perspective, Qlik enables a seamless interactive approach to mobile discovery. This enables faster and simpler exploration, which empowers business users to drive increasingly important time-to-value metrics.” says Tony Cosentino, vice president and research director, Business Analytics at Ventana Research.

In addition to full Business Discovery exploration capabilities when connected, QlikView for iOS provides a disconnected mode on the iPad that delivers offline views. Users define the information they want to take offline through a combination of QlikView bookmarks and dimensions. QlikView then generates a series of application ‘slices’, which are encrypted and downloaded to the iPad. When disconnected, users are able to launch QlikView apps, browse through all the tabs and objects, and select combinations of available bookmarks and dimension values, through a native interface. Because users themselves can create the bookmarks to take offline, reliance on report writers to predict user needs is virtually eliminated.

Regardless of which client is used, QlikView apps retain the same look and feel across platforms and connection states. In addition, QlikView continues to offer the centralized security and manageability demanded by world class IT organizations. With QlikView for iOS, there is no tradeoff between disconnected functionality and Business Discovery – customer receive a best-of-both-worlds solution for online and offline mobile access.

“There are many mobile BI tools on the market, and more are on the way. Many of these products are marketed based on one key attribute: they look great,” said Anthony Deighton, Qlik CTO and Senior Vice President of Products. “But it’s important to consider the real value that can be unlocked through mobile BI for both business groups and IT departments. Helping real people solve real problems requires more than just great looking reports. With QlikView, Business Discovery is visually appealing but also dynamic to encourage out-of-the-report thinking wherever you may be.”

The Value Index for Mobile Business Intelligence is based on a comprehensive examination of vendors’ products and their ability to support the full span of processes and methodologies used in BI within smartphone and tablet environments. Visit Ventana Research to access the Value Index for Mobile Business Intelligence (http://www.ventanaresearch.com/MobileBIvalueindex/) and download the executive report free of charge.