Users Rank Qlik Sense Top in Customer and Product Satisfaction, Project Success, and Business Value Among Large International BI Vendors in BARC’s BI Survey 17

November 20th, 2017
Users Rank Qlik Sense Top in Customer and Product Satisfaction, Project Success, and Business Value Among Large International BI Vendors in BARC’s BI Survey 17


Radnor, PA – Qlik®, a leader in data analytics, today announced that Qlik Sense®, its next-generation application for self-service business intelligence (BI) and visual analytics, has ranked first in customer and product satisfaction, project success, business value and benefits, recommendation, embedded BI, and performance satisfaction among large international BI vendors in the industry’s largest independent global survey of BI users. Qlik Sense is leader across 16 categories in the large international BI vendor peer group, including: cloud BI, self-service, vendor support, price-to-value, location intelligence, visual analysis, and innovation. QlikView®, Qlik’s proven, market-leading data discovery solution, is top ranked in the considered for purchase category across all peer group categories – and for the fourth straight year – in the large international BI vendor peer group.

The BI Survey 17, conducted by the Business Application Research Center (BARC), is the world’s largest independent survey of BI end users. This is the ninth year Qlik participated in the survey and the Company continued to have a strong showing of customer participation. Of the respondents, Qlik customers value the solutions’ flexible self-service capabilities for a broad range of BI use cases in a single platform leading to consistent, data-driven decision making.

“Qlik Sense is highly rated in terms of providing business benefits and customer and product satisfaction 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. “The results of the large international vendors peer group show that Qlik Sense has convinced customers by yielding business benefits and delivering fast project implementation cycles. Our research shows that Qlik Sense customers give it very good marks in the large international BI vendors peer group in ‘Innovation’ categories such as cloud BI, mobile BI, and location intelligence.”

In addition to taking top honors among large international BI vendors, Qlik Sense was also recognized as a leader in 12 categories among the self-service reporting-focused products peer group, including: query performance, performance satisfaction, embedded BI, considered for purchase, and business value. Among the data discovery-focused products peer group, Qlik Sense was ranked first in query performance and hailed a leader in nine categories, including: business value, innovation, customer experience, project success, and visual design standards. QlikView also ranks first in the considered for purchase category in both the self-service reporting-focused products peer group and the visual-discovery focused products peer group.

“We have always been a disruptive force in the BI industry, and will continue to make bold moves,” said David Murphy, CEO, Qlik. “We are excited by the results of the BI Survey 17 because it shows not only the power Qlik continues to deliver, but also because it is from our customers’ first-hand experience. We strive to make analytics that are intuitive, easy to use and deliver value. By outperforming the competition in key areas such as performance and customer satisfaction, we show how the Qlik platform has become a vital part of customers’ business operations.”

The BI Survey 17 was conducted by BARC from February 2017 to June 2017. Altogether, 3,066 respondents worldwide answered a series of questions about their BI software. The survey offers a comparison of 42 leading business intelligence tools across 29 different key performance indicators including business value, customer satisfaction, customer experience and competitiveness.

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