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Qlik Sense receives top ratings in prestigious BARC business intelligence survey

Gero Brinkbaeumer12/14/2016

The analytics platform Qlik Sense, which COSMO CONSULT offers as an Qlik Elite Solution Provider, received the highest ranking in the areas of customer experience, product satisfaction, project success and business value in the latest edition of the industry's prestigious BARC business intelligence survey. Qlik Sense allows users to search through data for relationships, uncover hidden connections and thus gain new insights intuitively and independently on the basis of the patented Qlik data indexing engine. In addition to data analysis and visualization, this solution also offers a storytelling option for creating presentations and supports team-wide communication of the results.

The annual BI Survey conducted by the Business Application Research Center (BARC) is regarded as the world's largest independent survey of BI users. The current study is based on the findings of a global survey with over 3,000 participants, who gave detailed responses concerning their usage practices in the business intelligence field. This year a total of 37 products or product groups were analyzed and compared on the basis of various criteria such as  project success, customer experience, innovation, and agility.

In addition to the first place finishes in the areas of customer experience, product satisfaction, project success and business value, the Qlik Sense platform also was successful in the group of large international BI vendors as a pioneer in 13 categories - including self-service, visualization, manufacturer support and price-to-value perception. In addition, QlikView, the business intelligence solution specifically designed for the analysis of very complex data structures, was ranked first in the considered-for-purchase category for the third time in a row in all surveyed user groups.

“Qlik Sense is highly rated in terms of providing business benefits to customers compared to other large international BI vendors, making the vendor and its product set a leading driver of business value,” said Dr. Carsten Bange, founder and CEO of BARC.  “Although Qlik Sense is still relatively young in the market, the product convinces customers by yielding business benefits and delivering fast project implementation cycles. Our research shows that Qlik Sense customers give it very good marks in ‘Innovation’ categories such as cloud BI, mobile BI, and location intelligence.”

In addition to the first place finishes already mentioned, Qlik Sense took the top spot in the group of visual analysis tools in terms of performance and was seen as a leading reporting and self service product in nine categories, including visualization, customer experience and agility.

"As a QlikTech Elite Partner and international provider of enterprise solutions we can unequivocally confirm the top ratings given to Qlik Sense in the survey on the basis of our own customer feedback", explained Gerrit Schiller, Director and COO of COSMO CONSULT. "This result particularly pleased us in that it confirms our guiding principle that 'software is for people', because enterprise solutions are not just about the technology, but also and above all about the people who work with them.”

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