2018 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

Qlik is fundamentally different from other BI vendors, with one-of-a-kind technology that helps customers like you uncover business-changing insights. We call it the Associative Difference™ — and you’ll call it the best thing that’s ever happened to your business. Discover why Gartner named Qlik a leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms for the 8th year in a row, and let us help you transform your business through data.

— Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, Cindi Howson, Alys Woodward, Carlie J. Idoine, James Laurence Richardson, Joao Tapadinhas, Rita L. Sallam, 26 February 2018.

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Different to the core. Different for good.

Qlik has always done things differently, right to the core of our technology. Here’s how our differences stack up to benefit your business:


All the connections, in all your data, all the time.

Nobody but Qlik has The Associative Difference™, which allows you to bring together massive quantities of data from any source – and analyzes every connection within it. So you can uncover unexpected insights and answer questions you didn’t even know to ask.


Governance you can count on—and work with.

You can’t trust your data if it isn’t centralized and governed – but lock-down keeps users from making the discoveries that matter. Qlik threads the needle with simple, easy-to-manage governance that keeps your data clean without keeping your users out.


Analytics that run anywhere.

Whether your data is on premise, in the cloud, or somewhere in between, our analytics can support you. We’re not here to tell you where to put your data. We’re here to help you turn it into insights, regardless of where it sits.


A long runway (and plenty of lift) for developers.

People love analytics when they show up in apps they already know and love. That’s why embedded analytics are so successful – and it’s why we provide so much support to developers building with Qlik. From open APIs to our robust community, we empower developers to reimagine what’s possible and deliver more power within their applications.


Not just Big Data. Big combinations of data.

For Qlik, Big Data isn’t an afterthought or an add-on; we build our products to take the heat. Whether you have 40 rows of data or 40 billion, with Qlik you get faster answers, more insights and better outcomes.


Taking a stand for data literacy.

In today’s world, no enterprise can be successful without data literacy — and the more workers who speak data, the better. That’s why we’re on a mission to raise the data IQ of your workforce, so you can increase productivity and improve business outcomes.


Partners to support you, wherever you are.

With 1700+ partners serving customers in 100+ countries, you have access to an extensive ecosystem of experts to help support you, no matter where you are on your analytics journey.


Here to make a difference.

Not only are we committed to making a difference to your business; we’re equally committed to making a difference in the world. Recognized by Fast Company as a Top Ten Most Innovative Company for Social Good, Qlik helps support decision making around some of the world’s biggest challenges, making the world a better place for all of us.

Don’t work with us just because we’re a leader.

Do it because you want to be one — or stay one — too.

“Qlik has totally transformed our business by delivering full insight into the performance of all aspects of the organization. The cost savings are huge, and we saw positive ROI in weeks. The whole KPI evaluation would not have been possible without a BI system like Qlik.”

— Martin Blanchet-Pedersen, Business Intelligence Manager, Magasin Du Nord
Source: TechValidate. TVID: B1C-029-106

The next step in your transformation begins with data.

In the analytics economy, the insights that come from your data are more important and time-critical than ever. They’re the game-changers that will fuel your digital transformation. And our platform can help get you there faster.

Qlik’s Associative Engine is uniquely designed to take massive amounts of data from a variety of sources, associate it in real time, and help you see things that would otherwise go unnoticed. That’s where the magic happens. We call it the Associative Difference™. You’ll call it the best thing that’s ever happened to your business.