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Qlik ranks highest in BARC report

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Qlik has announced that it has been positioned by Business Application Research Centre (BARC) as a trendsetter in its BARC Business Intelligence Score 2015 report. The trendsetter ranking is the highest achieved by any vendor and Qlik is the only next generation visual analytics provider included in this category.

The BARC BI Score 2015 report is the inaugural edition and serves to evaluate and rank the top vendors in the business intelligence platform market. Vendors were evaluated based on portfolio capabilities for reporting, dash-boarding, ad-hoc queries, analysis, data mining, architecture, and product satisfaction.

Other factor considered included market execution on product, sales and marketing strategy, organisational strength, financials, geographical coverage, vertical solutions, ecosystem, and customer support. Qlik was also ranked in the recent BARC BI Survey 14 as number one in customer satisfaction, performance satisfaction, product satisfaction, and considered for purchase categories among large international BI vendors.

According to the report, Qlik’s strength lies in its business oriented platform which addresses users’ needs spanning from reporting and dash-boarding to analysis and application creation. The report also states that Qlik users benefit from its associative engine, responsive in-memory processing and fast implementation and application modification. Qlik was commended by BARC for the visual appeal of the Qlik platform based on its formatting and charting features.

“As a leader in the market, Qlik has always strived to disrupt the status quo with new innovations to help customers harness the collective human intelligence across their organisations with analytics that go the distance,” says Lars Björk, Qlik chief executive officer. “It’s terrific to be recognised by a third party expert like BARC for our most recent innovations to deliver the first and only full-scale BI platform for modern, data-driven enterprise delivering insights at the point of decision.”

Qlik is focused on the next transformation of the business intelligence market as it matures to meet the evolving demands of users. Qlik recently announced the latest version of its modern, platform-based approach to business intelligence with Qlik Sense Enterprise 2.0. The offering spans use cases across the organisation ranging from self-service data visualisation, to reporting and dashboards, to guided analytics, and embedded analytics, all based on the patented QIX Associative Indexing Engine.

The company also introduced the Qlik Analytics Platform, specifically designed to make it easier for developers to build any data-driven app they can imagine, as well as Qlik Cloud which allows free sharing of applications with up to five people and enhanced collaboration with the ability to publicly share interactive charts through Qlik Sense Charts. With this acquisition of DataMarket, Qlik now enables seamless access to on-demand external data sources.