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Qlik Active Intelligence Platform

Over the past few years, businesses have received many useful tools designed to simplify and focus the workflow, as well as improve business performance. Among the available tools for working with data (for example, BI platforms). Data provides transparent answers to questions that allow to quickly respond to the situation and make business decisions.

Competitive ability requires real-time responsiveness. The faster an organization responds to events, the better it can compete. To do this, it is necessary to provide the system and users with constantly updated information in real time for making decisions «here and now». This is what offers Qlik Active Intelligence Platform.

Getting information that reflects the current moment is critical to business. Traditional business intelligence relies on historical datasets and is not designed to support real-time decision making and action.

Active Intelligence is a new solution that provides instant visibility into all aspects of a company. The tool provides continuous analytics based on up-to-date information in real time to determine the next steps.

Key features of Active Intelligence:

How Active Intelligence works:

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BI tools to improve business results

Most businesses consider Business Intelligence to be a critical tool for their current and future business strategies. According to Forbes, 54% of enterprises are adherents of this opinion. BI tools help transform company-owned data into ready analytical formats (reports, dashboards, etc.). The range of issues that business analytics helps to solve is very wide (product prioritization, supply chain optimization, workflow optimization, etc.). All BI products are designed primarily for making informed and effective decisions to optimize business activities in general.

Consider the main tools of business intelligence

SAP BusinessObjects is a flexible, scalable information infrastructure for discovering, exploring, and presenting data to make better business decisions. The key features of this system are:

Datapine is a one-stop platform for data visualization and business intelligence. The tool allows data scientists and other business users to use different data sources, perform advanced data analysis, create intuitive business dashboards, get answers and draw the right conclusions.

Microstrategy is a modern business intelligence software (integrated reporting, analytics and monitoring). The tool combines fast logical and factual capabilities to provide real-time assessment with third-party data analysis. Microstrategy also allows to process unstructured textual information, that can be further analyzed by specialists using a text analytics platform.

Qlik Sense is a data visualization, exploration and monitoring tool, business intelligence platform with in-memory associative search with built-in ETL tools. The wide functionality of the tool allows to collect data from disparate sources into a single information system. The associative data model provides the ability to explore data in any direction, understand the relationships of data and see all the relationships between them. These and other Qlik Sense features have made it one of the best and most popular BI tools. DataLabs develops custom BI solutions based on Qlik, focused on effective business management. Detailed information can be found here.

Sisense is a software BI tool that combines dynamic and powerful text analysis features. This allows users to transform text into valuable insights.

Zoho Analytics is a platform for self-service BI and data analysis, as well as internal and external information discovery. The tool allows to download, synchronize data from different sources (spreadsheets, applications, etc.), create and share dashboards and reports. Zoho Analytics offers connectors for rational databases and NoSQL databases and connects to cloud databases.

Microsoft Power BI is a set of data analysis services that allow to turn unrelated enterprise data sources (databases, data from cloud sources, the Internet, text files, Excel files) into reports, presentations and business plans. Power BI includes: Power BI Desktop – data models and reports creating); Online service Power BI (SaaS) – reports publication; Power BI Mobile – reports viewing on mobile devices and tablets.

Tableau is a BI tool for data discovery and visualization. The tool provides an easy process for analyzing, visualizing and sharing data without the help of IT specialists. Tableau belongs to the «self-service» category, providing all the opportunities for users to work independently.

Oracle BI is a business intelligence software product (interactive and published reports, KPI monitoring, business process monitoring). The platform supports different data sources and combines data from these sources in one report.

Qlik and Microsoft

Competition in the modern business world is quite tough and is growing every day. At the same time, the need to quickly draw the right conclusions and make decisions is growing. Qlik Data Integration automates data ingestion, streaming, cataloging, and publishing in real-time mood for Microsoft Azure Data Services. As a result, users can use analytical data and conduct efficient activities.

Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform that provides the ability to develop, run applications and store data on servers located in distributed data centers. The platform is a combination of IaaS computing infrastructure solutions (OS, data storage, servers) and a set of tools and services that facilitate cloud applications development and deployment (PaaS).

What does Qlik Data Integration allow?

  1. Data warehouse automation

The data integration platform automates the entire Azure Synapse lifecycle, from the creation of a data warehouse to the time it is retired. This provides users with quick access to ready-made analytical data.

  1. Managed Data Lake Creating

Building updatable and analytics-ready data lakes (ADLS and Azure Databricks) is possible with Qlik Data Integration. The Qlik Integration Platform provides data management automation for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 and Azure Databricks. Tools that find, manage, and analyze different datasets increase the reliability of data throughout the pipeline.

  1. Streaming Change Capture (CDC Streaming)

The Qlik Data Integration platform uses CDC (Change Data Capture) to efficiently deliver analytics-ready data from multiple sources to data warehouses, data lakes, streaming and cloud platforms by rapidly moving them to the Microsoft data platform.

DataLabs is a Qlik Certified Partner. A high level of team competence and an individual approach allows to find a solution in any situation. You can get additional information by filling out the form at the link

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Qlik and Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a set of cloud computing services that provides the ability to work with a variety of computing and hosting tools.

What role does Qlik play here?

Qlik solutions significantly speed up data replication, processing and streaming processes for all databases, warehouses and data lakes to the Google platform.

Data replication

Qlik Replicate is the foundation for efficient data pipelines in GCP, moving data continuously and at high speed from source to the aim point. Agentless configuration makes it easy to configure, monitor and track downloads and updates in real time using Qlik’s modified data capture technology.

Qlik Replicate allows to:

Data warehouse automation

Qlik Compose automates the design, implementation and updating of data warehouses and data marts. The tool automates data modeling, ETL code generation, and workflow while minimizing manual work and errors during modeling and model deployment in Google BigQuery. With the help of Qlik Compose, it is possible to significantly speed up the execution of cloud analytics projects, optimize data warehouse processes, and reduce the time spent on creating analytical data.

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Qlik and SAP

Quite often enterprises use the SAP system for resource management, including personnel management, financial and accounting management, operational activities and services. Such a system is capable of providing full functionality to implement self-service information services and analytics. However, there are some shortcomings of the system: difficulties with data access and analytics, insufficient reports and analytics flexibility, as well as insufficient financial and operational data transparency, long refresh time. All of this has an impact on the speed and relevance of business decisions.

It is possible to add value to SAP data using Qlik. This contributes to:

With QlikView and Qlik Sense applications, users can work with data from SAP systems and other sources, as well as have access to aggregated and disaggregated data.

DataLabs is a Qlik Certified Partner. A high level of team competence and an individual approach allows to find a solution in any situation. You can get additional information by filling out the form at the link

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Qlik analytics for Supply System

Data-driven strategy is a key business tool in an increasingly competitive environment, ever-changing customer interests and complex distribution systems. Effective sales and operations planning requires a high-quality analysis of internal and external processes that is able to synchronize financial, production and operational planning with accurate demand forecasting. Qlik allows to combine internal systems (ERP, SCM, MES, forecasting, etc.) and external data sources (third-part logistics services, consumer demand and expectations). This makes it possible to better understand the current situation, improve the forecasts accuracy, optimize productive capacity and work in near real time.

How does Qlik help to manage supply chain?

  1. Forecasting and planning:
  1. Inventory management
  1. Order processing and storage
  1. Cooperation with partners

DataLabs is a Qlik Certified Partner. A high level of team competence and an individual approach allows us to find a solution in any situation. You can get additional information on the project by filling out the form at the link

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Qlik analytics in marketing

Modern marketing analytics is the process of datasets combining and analyzing, patterns identifying, insights and new ideas generating to optimize marketing activities. Such a tool using provides an opportunity to get a complete picture of the business, plan further promotion activities and optimize them. The ability for every user to analyze and visualize data, create dashboards and generate reports is an advantage of modern Qlik analytics.

Areas of using Qlik analytics to achieve marketing goals:

Strategic planning

Campaign planning and optimization

B2C

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Qlik optimizes HR workflow

People are the main source of success for any business. The main HR professionals’ task is to maximize this resource value through a deep understanding of staff performance and predicting changes impact.

Analytics has never been the primary tool for HR professionals. However, they possess a large data amount that can be effectively used to develop business strategy and make decisions. Qlik HR analytics allows to effectively use data, hire the right people, provide them with a favorable climate and conditions for work and business prosperity in general.

Talent acquisition

Modern business requires modern approaches in everything, including in the recruitment process. Qlik Analytics helps to modernize and automate the talent acquisition process specifically:

Education and development

Another task of HR specialists is to provide conditions for the development of each team member. With the help of Qlik analytics, they can accomplish the following tasks:

With Qlik tools, HR professionals have the ability to combine data from the LMS, performance management system, and other employee data sources to create a holistic view of performance. This allows:

DataLabs is a Qlik Certified Partner. A high level of team competence and an individual approach allows us to find a solution in any situation. You can get additional information on the project by filling out the form at the link

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Qlik helps IT specialists to undertake mission

Data amount is constantly growing. As a result, linear reports are not always able to display information correctly. This, in turn, leads to ineffective business operation. To process data, modern business needs new methods and technologies for managing and processing data.

The main task of IT departments and analysts is to provide comprehensive business support through a high-quality process of interacting with data, as well as control of their security and quality. With Qlik, IT professionals and analysts can accomplish these tasks.

Qlik Sense is a comprehensive data analytics solution with a large variety of functions. This analytic solution from Qlik allows professionals to uncover hidden relationships between data, results and user actions. In addition, they can quickly create new analysis tools, including simple visualizations and applications for deep self-service analytics and embedded solutions.

The tool’s ability to easily adapt to specific business needs allows to effectively work with scenarios of any complexity and an ever-growing data and users amount.

DataLabs is a Qlik Certified Partner. A high level of team competence and an individual approach allows us to find a solution in any situation. You can get additional information on the project by filling out the form at the link

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Using Qlik promotes effective financial management

Business success depends largely on the work of the finance, accounting and reporting departments. The information provided by these departments must be accurate, reliable and in real time. Qlik helps to solve such tasks as reducing costs, managing risk, increasing profits, increasing transparency of processes and others. The main Qlik’s mission is to transform disparate financial and accounting data into powerful financial analytics.

Cost management

Company expenses optimization is possible due to the unification of disparate data and the provision of more complete and accurate information. It contributes to a deeper study of data on costs, purchases, contracts, which allows you to identify new ways to optimize business activities.

Financial analysis and planning

Qlik provides professionals with sophisticated analytics for forecasting, planning, and budgeting.

Benefits management

The list of financial management tasks includes monitoring income and profit indicators to maintain the company’s financial balance. Qlik’s advanced analytics greatly simplifies this task with improved cash cycle and balance sheet visualizations.

Risk assessment and regulatory compliance

With Qlik tools it is possible to solve complex challenges related to risk and regulatory compliance. These tools provide financial professionals with access to aggregated data from multiple sources to effectively align governance with business priorities, make informed decisions, mitigate risk, and prevent fines and fraud.

DataLabs is a Qlik Certified Partner. A high level of team competence and an individual approach allows us to find a solution in any situation. You can get additional information on the project by filling out the form at the link

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