QLIK TECHNOLOGIES INC Presence in Retail Analytics Software
Qlik is a leading software provider that delivers BI platforms. The company has a strong partner network,
constituting more than 1,700 partners who cater to thousands of customers spread across more than 100
countries. Technology partners include global strategic system integrators, OEM partners, and technology
partners. The company’s partners also include solution providers, consulting and managed service
providers, and other companies that sell, integrate, and support Qlik products.
In 2016, Qlik was acquired by Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm. The acquisition
is expected to harness the growth of Qlik, as Thoma Bravo would financially support Qlik in its quest to
provide industry-level cloud BI and advanced analytics. The company offers platform solutions for selfservice
data visualization, guided analytics applications, and reporting. It is expanding its regional presence
by partnering with global distributors. For instance, Qlik’s partnership with Keyrus, a data intelligence
company, enabled the expansion of its business operations in 20 countries, including France, Switzerland,
Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, UK, UAE, US, Canada, Brazil, China, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Israel, and
South Africa. Under inorganic growth strategies, Qlik acquired NComVA, a Swedish company specializing in
advanced visualization technology. This acquisition helped Qlik expand its advanced analytics portfolio.
Under organic growth strategies, the company launched Qlik Sense Desktop, a free version of QlikView,
which is a next-generation data visualization application. Qlik Sense Desktop offers a simple drag and drop
feature that facilitates business users to create interactive visualizations, reports, and dashboards.