QlikTech, scooped two Midsize Enterprise Innovation Awards – one for best software solution and one for best execution – at the recent Gartner Midsize Enterprise Summit West, a gathering of 300 IT industry executives.
The executives, all from companies with up to 1 000 employees and $300-million in annual revenue, voted on the awards after seeing presentations from 50 different contenders. QlikView was voted the winner in both categories.
These latest awards bring QlikView’s total for 2007 to 14, including another award for Best Midmarket Software Solution at Gartner’s Midsize Enterprise Summit East in May. Other awards have come from Morgan Stanley, IDC, the Computerworld Honors Program, Deloitte & Touche, the Sand Hill Group, Red Herring and Software Magazine.
“QlikView’s power comes from the fact that it’s built on an entirely new technology,” says QlikView South Africa’s Davide Hanan. “Other BI tools use a technique called Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), which was developed in the 1980s to conform to the hardware constraints of the time.
"QlikView’s patented Associative Query Logic takes advantage of the vast increases in memory and processing power since then. It enables the program to associate pieces of information the same way our minds do, which makes it an incredibly powerful and flexible analysis tool.”
At the most recent Gartner Summit QlikTech presented with leading US food franchiser Thomas & King, which uses QlikView to track revenue and employee turnover in all of its franchises and to provide executives with quality reporting quickly.
“We didn't have time to implement traditional OLAP tools,” said Cynthia Clark, chief information officer of Thomas & King. “Our first QlikView dashboard came up in eight working days and delivered immediate value. QlikView's short development cycle has enabled us to be crisp and agile in responding to the needs of the business.”
QlikView's average implementation time is two weeks, although many customers have solutions up in days, and 98% of QlikView implementations are considered successful.