Qlik Recognized by Gartner as the Best Platform for BI and Analytics for the Sixth Consecutive Year
In the beginning of February, Gartner, one of the leading consulting companies in the world, published an in-depth report on the business intelligence and analytics market. For companies that are looking for an appropriate BI solution, the Gartner report certainly can provide guidance and help them make a better decision about which BI solutions to choose. In addition to the market overview and the forecast for BI market development until 2018, the report offers an overview of BI and analytics platforms and providers and evaluates them based on 14 key criteria.
Business intelligence and analytics solutions and platforms – Trends
Gartner’s BI report states that the BI market is extremely competitive and dynamic, which is a result of current growth and forecasts that the Big Data & Analytics Market will grow 6 times faster than the IT market as a whole until the end of 2018. According to Gartner, even the so-called “great transformation” in the field of BI, which concerns the transition from business intelligence solutions centralized within IT departments to business intelligence solutions that are in the hands of business users ("from IT-led to business-led BI and analytics"), is complete. Modern BI solutions and platforms are business-user-centric: they are user-friendly, easy-to-use and intuitive.
Business intelligence and analytics solutions and platforms – Overview
Gartner evaluated BI solutions and platforms based on 14 capabilities that the solution or platform provides and which are divided into four areas:
- Overall performance of the solution or platform (cloud, administration and consolidation of data)
- The ability to manage data at the level of individual users
- Ease of preparing analyses and creation of content (enabled "drag & drop" system, flexibility for customizing dashboards to the needs of an individual business user, the ability to edit data in tables and charts)
- Solution or platform capabilities for sharing the results and collaboration between business users
Qlik - "Leader" in the Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics
Gartner's "Magic Quadrant" presents BI and analytics platforms that meet the highest standard on the 14 criteria, lead the development and are therefore the best platforms and solutions in the BI and analytics market.
As stated in the report:
“…the market is being dominated by vendors that are focused on agility and ease of use for business users, coupled with the ability to govern deployments and promote the responsible creation, distribution and use of analytic content created within the platform.”- Tomaž Volk, Adacta Holding Managing Partner
For the sixth consecutive year, Qlik placed among the leaders in business intelligence and analytics platforms and solutions. Qlik platform is already used by 36,000 companies in more than 100 countries around the world, including a number of companies in the Adriatic Region (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina). Qlik has received high marks from users as a user-friendly platform that allows them to build personalized applications. Being independent while doing analyses and preparing reports is a key requirement all modern BI solutions and platforms have to fulfill. But Qlik differs from other modern platforms by offering a unique way for business users to explore data on their own and to detect more complex connections between data, which enables them to make more accurate and better business decisions.
Gartner's Magic Quadrant: For the sixth consecutive year, Qlik has placed among the leading business intelligence and analytics platforms
Qlik implementations in the Adriatic region
1,700 Qlik partners all over the world ensure that Qlik solutions are tailored to the specific needs of companies and their business practices, to the needs of individual users and to the requirements of the industry in which the company operates. One of Qlik’s partners is Adacta, providing business intelligence and analytics solutions to companies in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition to the implementation of Qlik solutions, we also provide the necessary support after the implementation, such as additional training for end users and functionality upgrades.
"We are pleased that for the sixth consecutive year Qlik is among the leaders in the business intelligence and analytics market and that Adacta is able to offer companies in the Adriatic Region the best BI platform in the world. Many successful implementations of business intelligence solutions in the past seven years and satisfied customers and business users are the best proof that Qlik really is what it promises to be: a user-centric and intuitive BI tool."
Anze Mis, Head of BI for the Adriatic region, Adacta