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The Qlik Associative Difference
– leave the limits behind

Put simply, Qlik’s Associative Engine is what makes Qlik BI solutions stand out from the crowd. Qlik call it the Associative Difference and it means you can explore all the possible associations in your data, from all data sources, instantly. Exactly what you need for the modern analytics era!

To truly appreciate the benefits of Qlik’s Associative Engine you need to understand the limitations of traditional query-based tools. Here you can easily miss valuable insights because you’re only ever exploring partial subsets of data.  The structured linear approach restricts what you can discover. And because you need to use SQL joins to combine sources it can lead to data loss as data is loaded from multiple sources at different times.

Instead of being able to make instant decisions from real-time data, you need to build models in advance, and if you need to pivot based on the findings you have to go back to the beginning to make a new query. This is all very time-consuming, limiting and far from accurate.

In contrast, the Qlik Associative Engine is designed for interactive, free-form exploration and analysis which can often give you unexpected insights. You can be sure that no data is left behind as every time a selection is made, the Qlik engine responds immediately and recalculates all analytics based on the new context. It will make on-the-fly calculations and instantly highlighting associations.

What’s the context
telling you?

In data analytics context is so important. If you take results without understanding the reasons for them, or the impact they have, you can make the wrong decision. Qlik’s Associative Engine highlights associations in your data across all your data sources. It indexes every relationship within your data, which means you can understand the relationship and impact between one data value and another. Seeing that relationship more clearly can prompt you to explore further, ask new questions and make decisions based on a complete picture rather than a limited view.

With Qlik’s Associative Engine you can be certain that there are no blind spots spoiling your view, so you can make confident fully informed decisions.

Ready to bring Qlik’s Associative Difference to your business?

If you’re serious about being a data led organisation you need Qlik’s Associative Engine powering your data analytics. At Climber, we’ve been specialising in Qlik since the very beginning. Our talented team will be able to help you get the right solution for your business, so you can tell a compelling story with your data and make better informed decisions. Talk to us today!

Get rapid answers with Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is a responsive, web-based BI tool that enables users in your organisation to create flexible, interactive data visualisations and make meaningful decisions. Designed to give users rapid answers to their questions, it gathers data from multiple sources, including internal, external and Big Data sources, providing you both with a complete picture of a specific area and your overall operations. Qlik Sense is based on an associative, in-memory technology facilitating multiple parallel users.


Qlik Sense is based on flexible, eye-catching visualisations that make analytics easy to communicate and understand. As a user, you have the power to shape your analysis according to what you want to know. From a library of predefined metrics and KPIs, you can drag-and-drop to create your own visualisations and reports. You can also load your own data to further expand the capability of the analysis. You can also:

– Use the platform on any device or screen desktop, smart phones and tablets – and conduct the analysis with you to a meeting, to the shop or at the warehouse.

– Compile information as a PDF, PPT, Word reports and send them via email, intranet or the web to selected receivers through the NPrinting reporting component.

– Search your entire data and find what you are looking for quickly and easily. Qlik Sense has a smart search function that accelerates discovery by linking your search word with all related values and dimensions in order of the strength of the association.

Guided Data Analysis with QlikView

Having to retrieve and analyse information from static reports is a reality for many companies today. Not only are they time consuming to modify but they are also hard to analyse. QlikView is a flexible and well-established BI tool for data analysis and reporting that collects and visualises data from different sources and information systems. You can track your metrics, and see trends and performance over time, and examine causes in order to make decisions on what you want to change or develop.

QlikView is used all over the world as a guided analytics tool to monitor operations. By consolidating data from; for example CRM, ERP, data warehouses and Excel in one place, you get a centralised source of information that covers your entire organisation.


In QlikView, you work with predefined analysis known as – Guided Analytics – in business-ready BI solutions. This means that you are provided with extensive data to explore and analyse through a set of predefined dashboards, graphs, tables and calculations. Simply click and select, and you explore the information from different perspectives and analyse activity down to the transaction level.


In QlikView, in-memory processing compresses the data up to ten times, enabling high performance and accelerated discovery despite vast amounts of data. Top-down control of analytics, permissions and data management secures who has access to what information and ensures that analytics are set according to a controlled structure.

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Create customised reports with Qlik NPrinting

How are your sales compared to budget? What is the bestselling product? What were the aggregate sick leave days this month? How does that impact salary? With Qlik NPrinting’s drag-and-drop feature you can filter information for customised reports relative to the user, responding to direct questions or giving them overarching issues to address. These reports can be distributed via email, the intranet or other channels to one or multiple users in the organisation. You decide the timing and frequency of distribution, and the format of the report – PDF, HTML, Word, Excel or PowerPoint.

The need for static reports has been around since the inception of Business Intelligence. Qlik NPrinting provides an enterprise ready platform to allow for the sharing of data throughout the organisation. NPrinting provides the ability to send information to users as and when required as well as provide a digital platform to deep dive into data.

Sending out batch reports to the whole organisation with a direct link to the innovative digital Qlik platform is now possible. Organisations can now share information and with the click of a button access the data and navigate through to perform their analysis.

The ability to generate on demand reports based upon user selections is possible, in today’s world there are thousands of reports sitting up opened in people’s inbox. With NPrinting’s On Demand functionality this is a thing of the past, users can request a report as and when they need it. Taking this one step further users are able to access the NewStand. This is a portal to the reporting repository for an organisation, users can subscribe to the reports they have access to and wish to receive on a regular basis.

Quote, demo or more information?

If you want to learn more about how Qlik can help you and your business. Please get in touch and we can help you, help empower your business.

Eva Chrona

Sweden Managing Director
+46 70 960 03 54

Jussi Saarinen

Finland Managing Director
+358 40 756 7340

Stef Comello

Netherlands Managing Director
+31 6 81 78 98 97

James Sharp

UK Partner Managing Director
+44 203 858 0668