Information is the lifeblood of any business. Companies have
invested significant resources in applications like ERP, CRM,
SCM, e -commerce among others, which collect vast amounts
Today, these same companies are realizing that no matter
how robust their application feature sets are, without a robust
business intelligence and reporting mechanism to make use
of the collected data, these applications are ultimately coming
up short in their effectiveness. They do not provide actionable
information to end users nor can they provide cross-platform
information across all the IT systems and databases.
Business Intelligence and reporting products take the facts
(all the data from the organization's various applications,
databases, and so on) and provide analysis and dynamic reports
that give management a complete picture of the historic trends
and what's happening in the organization. They help organizations
to plan better and make better decisions.
QlikView - Simplifying Analysis
Icon Resources has partnered with QlikTech International
(www.qliktech.com) for providing Business Intelligence solutions.
QlikTech is the world's fastest growing business intelligence
software company (Source - IDC) with 5,500 customers in 68
countries as on 2007.
QlikTech is headquartered in Radnor Pennsylvania,
has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands,
and Scandinavia, and over 500 partners across the world. QlikTech's
flagship product, QlikView,uses next-generation patented
in-memory association technology to make sophisticated analysis
dramatically easier to deploy, use and maintain.
QlikTech's patented technology Associative Query Language
(AQL) allows instant, in- memory, manipulation of massive
datasets on low cost hardware, allowing affordable widespread
deployment of sophisticated analytic applications in days
as against the traditional BI built around OLAP- Online Analytical
Processing. Using QlikView, organizations can gain business
value quickly as they develop, modify, deploy, and - most
importantly - use business intelligence applications.
QlikView is based on a single architecture to cover
all types of analysis and reporting needs for all organizations.
QlikView enables the end-user in the pursuit of knowledge
hidden in operational system data. QlikView easily scales
to meet the needs of any organization.
QlikTech is changing the game in business analysis.
The new rules in business analysis are:
- Fast time to value - customers live in less than 30 days,
and most in a week.
- Risk free - available as a fully functional free trial
- Easy to use-end users require no training.
- Flexible - unlimited dimensions and measures that can
be modified in seconds.
- Integrated - fully integrated business analysis suite
- power analysis,
sophisticated applications and simple reporting on a single
- Powerful - near-instant response time on massive data
Qlik View - The edge
QlikView empowers users to make the
right decisions at any time and puts knowledge at their fingertips
wherever they are. Analysis can be done entirely off-line
on a laptop and remains fully functional. Results can be printed
as reports, saved as Adobe PDFs, sent to Microsoft Excel or
copied into other Microsoft Office applications. QlikView
works the way users work.
Traditional OLAP business intelligence takes
the path of firstly defining the data source, cleansing and
mapping the data, defining and building the data cube, and
finally building the user interface. This process usually
takes between two to four months to complete, and is costly.
QlikView breaks the traditional role
of "Cube Building", and directly accesses data sources
from OLEDB, OBDC, HTML, XML, SQL, Excel, Access, and text
files. QlikView integrates data from all sources and builds
applications quickly. Companies can develop a complete suite
of applications in a matter of weeks instead of months using
traditional OLAP methodology. ( Provide link for taking to
the comparative chart of OLAP vs AQL)
QlikView uses AQL which can interface
with various systems and extract data from various data sources.
The data is then gelled together to form a data mine. Using
this technology, the function of "cube" building
- Ease of use
- Rapid deployment
- Short learning curve
- Fast ROI
- Low Cost of Ownership
- Low pressure on ITdepartment
If you have any queries on Business Intelligence and its
capabilities, feel free to get in touch with our business
managers for a consultation and demonstration.