QlikView named 'hot vendor' for mobile business intelligence, ranks highest in customer assurance
QlikView (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in user-driven business intelligence (BI), today 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).
QlikView delivers a compelling mobile BI experience for users to interact with their data anywhere, anytime. Users get a complete QlikView experience, including dynamic analysis, rich visualisation, and the ability to search all data to ask the next, unanticipated question. QlikView offers the flexible, self-service experience users seek, while providing IT the security and manageability it requires, whether on a desktop, tablet, smartphone, or through the QlikView for iOS app.
"Supporting the needs of business to gain access to information from analytics using smartphones and tablets is a necessity today," noted Tony Cosentino, vice-president and research director, Business Analytics at Ventana Research. "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."
According to the report: "Although there is some degree of commonality in how organisations provide mobile access to data, apply analytics to generate metrics and present information in dashboards and reports, there are many differences in how they support interactive visualisation and data discovery in analytics that can make one vendor's offerings a better fit than another's for your organisation need." As stated by Ventana Research, one noted difference and noteworthy innovation is QlikView's "flexible offline deployment capabilities for the iPad".
Flexible, user-defined offline views
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.
Consistent user experience
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 centralised security and manageability demanded by world-class IT organisations. With QlikView for iOS, there is no trade-off between disconnected functionality and Business Discovery - customers 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.