Qlik has announced that the company is introducing new packaging and adoption programs in order to make it easier and more cost-effective for customers to adopt analytics in the cloud.
According to the company release, the new adoption programs include new packaging of Qlik Sense Enterprise with SaaS only and client-managed options, along with easy access for customers to adopt Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS with the ability to host their QlikView documents in the cloud.
James Fisher, the chief product officer of Qlik, said, “Customers are eager to leverage the scale and cost efficiencies of analytics in the cloud, and at the same time leverage augmented and actionable analytics to turn insights into action.” And that’s why the company decided to bring out these new adoption programs.
He further said, “With our latest Qlik Sense offering and our new analytics modernisation program, aimed directly at helping QlikView customers’ journey to the cloud, it’s easier than ever for every Qlik customer to adopt and leverage cloud-based analytics and benefit from new AI and cognitive technologies across their entire organisation.”
In the second quarter of 2020, Qlik claims that its customers will be able to easily align their Qlik analytics deployments with their overall IT strategies via two options — either by SaaS or by Client-Managed.
The customers who are planning to choose Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS will have the possibility to deploy exclusively in Qlik’s cloud, which in turn will reduce the management burden and will lower their infrastructure costs.
On the other hand, the customers who are planning to choose Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed will have the possibility to deploy on-premise or in a private cloud based on their governance or data requirements. The customers choosing later, will also have the option to license both to benefit from Qlik’s unique multi-cloud architecture fully.
With this initiative, QlikView customers will also benefit from expanded flexibility and choice with the debut of Qlik’s analytics modernisation program. This program gives its customers a simple path to confidently adopt Qlik Sense at their pace without disruption to their QlikView operations.
Steph Robinson, Qlik Manager Business Intelligence IT at JBS USA, said, “We’re excited about the growing adoption of analytics we’re seeing in our employee base with Qlik Sense. Along that adoption journey, we are also continuing with QlikView apps already created and being used daily by the business. So, we continue to leverage that investment and let our developers and users adopt Qlik Sense at their own pace.”
He further said, “Being able to leverage our existing QlikView apps, while also extending analytics capabilities through Qlik Sense, has accelerated our journey to modern BI and is helping our organisation become more data-driven.”
The Analytics Modernisation Program delivers QlikView customers and expanded access to modern BI capabilities enabled through Qlik Sense. Some of those capabilities are governed self-service and augmented intelligence capabilities.
Along with that, it also provides the ability to use existing QlikView investment and avoid re-development costs and disruption on the path to adopting modern cloud analytics at their own pace. Besides, the analytics modernisation program offers lower total cost of ownership of Qlik by deploying on SaaS and automating license management and entitlements.
According to Doug Henschen, VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research, as organisations increasingly migrate applications and data to the cloud, they look to maximise the value of that data to drive strategic advantage.
“By providing these new options to move analytical workloads to the cloud as quickly and easily as possible, Qlik is responding to growing customer expectations and where we see the industry headed,” said Henschen.
With this initiative, Qlik Sense customers will also be benefitted from a variety of new features in the April Qlik Sense release aimed at helping them expand analytics adoption through the cloud. New elements include eight new visualisation and dashboarding enhancements, chart sharing and notifications directly within the management console, and improved data file management and data connections for data flow into individual Qlik Sense workflows.