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Is it time to make the switch?

It’s been 4 years since the launch of Qlik Sense, the modern, web-based sibling to QlikView.  The question is…“should we make the change?” Besides great visuals and self-service, what’s the point of migrating when your QlikView still works? And if you decide to change, how do you convert your current applications? Below are the most frequently asked questions about why it’s worth switching – and how it’s done.

 

Why should I change?

In order to stay competitive, and to get the most out of your data, you need the latest and greatest tool. Not only will it make things easier for your employees, it will help you to attract talented new analysts – who will help you to make better-informed decisions faster than ever before.

 

AN ATTRACTIVE, INTUITIVE TOOL IS EASIER TO UNDERSTAND AND MORE FUN TO USE.

 

Customers who have made the switch from QlikView to Qlik Sense over the past three years have been reporting a marked increase in usage, both of Business Intelligence and Qlik within their organisations.

Existing users use the new tool even more – and more employees have realised the value of the new tool. Qlik Sense is both attractive and more intuitive – as well as easier to understand and use:

  • Qlik Sense can be integrated into your website or internet, for example, so employees will be using the tool in an interface they are familiar with.
  • Qlik Sense, a self-service analytical tool, allows your employees to pull data from multiple sources, create their own reports and look at data from new perspectives.
  • QlikView is an excellent tool for Guided Analytics while Qlik Sense makes it easier for your employees to explore and analyse the data themselves, which is a prerequisite for any modern company.
  • Both QlikView and Qlik Sense build on Qlik’s associative logic, which helps you find unexpected relationships in your data. The tool also provides you with answers to questions you didn’t know you needed to ask.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VIEW AND SENSE?

How do the tools differ? Will you be able to do the same things – and does it work? The most obvious difference between the tools is the responsive interface, but basically anything you can do in Qlik View you can do in Qlik Sense too. And while the tools overlap in a lot of functions, Qlik Sense is more user-friendly and easier to read than Qlik View, giving users answers to their questions in an instant. From there, it is easy to explore across all your data and drill down into details, comparing your findings or instantly pivoting your analysis when new ideas surface.

HOW DO I MIGRATE?

There are a few ways to move from QlikView to Qlik Sense. You can create completely new applications, convert one application at a time, or migrate everything at once. Here are three short descriptions of the different ways to go.

 

ONE AT A TIME
Most companies decide to move one application at a time from QlikView to Qlik Sense. You can also choose to build a new,  provisional  application in Qlik Sense as a first step, and later migrate your existing applications, one at a time. This gives users time to get used to the new interface and a new way of working. While this approach involves less of an upfront investment, it means a longer period of time with double tools.

ALL AT ONCE
The Big Bang is exactly as it sounds – the entire QlikView platform is migrated to Qlik Sense all at the same time. While this is a major project, it is quick and efficient and you won’t be using double tools for long. Migrating all applications at once also gets everyone kick started on Qlik Sense, but can be a challenge if you are a larger company with a complex solution and multiple users.

PARALLEL TOOLS
Got a complex IT environment with multiple applications? Then using double tools may be a smart alternative for a period of time. From a license perspective, double licensing solves any licensing issues. You maintain your complex solutions in QlikView, while new applications are built in Qlik Sense, and simpler ones are migrated to the new platform too. This makes the transition smoother – but more expensive as you’ll spend a longer period of time with two tools.

GET STARTED WITH QLIKVIEW CONVERTER

Qlik has developed the “QlikView Converter”, providing you with a way to kickstart the transition from QlikView to Qlik Sense. This tool automatically converts existing QlikView applications to the equivalent one in Qlik Sense. In this video, Mike Tarallo, Technical Product Marketing Manager, demonstrates how it works:

 

WILL YOU HELP US MIGRATE?

Of course we will, many of you are considering migrating from QlikView to Qlik Sense. It’s not about reinventing the wheel – but about making the most what you’ve already built up. What’s more, you’ll also get more people in the company to start using BI. At Climber, we’ve been specialised in Qlik since the very start in 2007. Through the years, we’ve had the pleasure of developing over 400 Business Intelligence solutions for more than 300 companies in different industries.

OUR TEAM

Our team is made up of a mix of business consultants, BI consultants and web developers with different experience and backgrounds, such as economists, civil engineers and IT specialists.  In collaboration with our technical experts at Climber Expert Services, they will help you get the best out of your transition to Qlik Sense. And they always keep the end user in focus.

QLIK SENSE EXTENSIONS

We are also specialised in Qlik Sense extensions, helping you get more out of your Qlik Sense solution by adding P&L functionality and other smart functions.

PLEASE CONTACT US

So, if you have questions about licenses, development, project management, hardware or hosting – get in touch! Together, we will find the best way to make your migration as smooth as possible.

SPECIAL OFFER:
TEST QLIK SENSE – USING YOUR OWN DATA!

For a limited time, we are offering a proof-of-concept demo, enabling you to get to know Qlik Sense and test it using your own data. Maybe you’re interested in looking at sales, expenses or purchasing? Over a one-day period, we will build a simple mock-up in Qlik Sense, based on some of the existing QlikView applications or using completely new data. You will have access to the application via our test server for a period of a month, during which you and your colleagues can test, click and explore it. Simply fill in the form below, providing your contact information and ideas and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with a proposal. We look  forward to hearing from you.

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DAVID.ANDERSON@CLIMBER.EU
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DAVID ANDERSON

UK TECHNICAL LEAD
GONCALO.PEREIRA@CLIMBER.EU
+44 203 858 0668

GONCALO PEREIRA