Qlik, formerly known as QlikTech, was founded in 1993 in Sweden and is currently headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA. From the start, the company set out to deliver Business Intelligence software solutions for small and large organizations. Their first product was called QuikView, which stood for "Quality, Understanding, Interaction and Knowledge.
In the past years, Qlik quickly made a name for itself as its products where characterized by the power of simplicity and velocity by which data could be explored. As the software was relatively easy to use, it can be considered the first vendor of true self-service BI-tools. They branded the solutions to be "Data Discovery", renamed to Business Discovery, and started to take the BI industry by storm. Recognition of analysts such as Gartner quickly followed, and all of the big vendors had to come up with an answer to the revolutionary product QlikView. The product introduced in-memory technology, in combination with an associative way of linking data elements.
Currently Qlik serves over 48 000 customers spread across 100 countries, and the software vendor is still growing at exceptional rates.
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- Jan Van der Sypt, Qlik Business Analytics Architect
QlikView has been the flagship product for many years, but in 2014 Qlik introduced Qlik Sense. Today, Qlik covers the entire business analytics spectrum with use-cases for guided analytics, self-service visualization, data exploration and business discovery, embedded analytics, enterprise reporting and scheduled distribution. Qlik continues to innovate and attaches great importance to data literacy for every employee, harnessing the collective intelligence of people across an organization and making organizations more intelligent.
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In 2019 Gartner named Qlik a Leader for the 9th year in a row in its Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms.