As we launch Q200 – Our new QlikView solution for Sage 200 Customers, we would like to share with you some of the great new QlikView 11 features we exploited to build Q200.
Using the new features in QlikView 11 reduced our time to market by 20% compared to QlikView 10, and allowed us to include some fantastic new Business Discovery capabilities for our Q200 customers. QlikView already rates #1 with Gartner for ‘Satisfaction with Development Tools’, so it is fair to assume QlikView 11 will maintain this rating!
A common scenario we come across is to provide KPI analysis charts, allowing the customer to select the KPI to display, and analyse KPI performance over time, and across a range of dimensions.
With QlikView 11 Conditional Expressions this is a snap. Tick the ‘Conditional box, on the Expression Tab, of a chart, add your condition and you are done. The final screen in the Q200 Sales Order app looks like this. Clean and tidy.. Prior to QlikView 11 we would have needed 14 charts or complex expressions to create these charts, now we have 2 charts and simpler expressions.
With Q200 we aimed to produce the most useful analysis for the widest number of Sage 200 customers. The new Alternate States features were a big help. We know that customers like to compare product lines and products to each other. For example, a grocery retailer may compare the sales volumes and profitability of one product line (e.g. Snack Foods) to another (e.g. Beverages). Using QlikView 11 Alternate States we allow Q200 customers to select any 2 groups of products and compare them directly. The customer is in the driving seat!
Understanding which products, customers, sales people and locations are driving Sales Performance is of central importance to our customers. There are often valuable insights to be discovered by cross-analysing and comparing Sales across multiple dimensions. Brushing and linking is a great way to provide this understanding. Alternate States in QlikView 11 delivered this insight via a concise set of charts.
Find out more about Q200 here.
See here for a full run down of the new features in QlikView 11, including the great new server collaboration features.
QlikTech, the world's fastest-growing business intelligence software company, today unveiled how its dynamic analysis of information is delivering top and bottom line results across the retail and wholesale industries. More than 1000 global retail and wholesale companies using QlikView include Alessi, Body Shop Italia, Eden Park, Fila Europe, Grotto (Gas Jeans), HR Group, Magasin, National Frozen Foods, Robinsons Group, Stonefly, Siba, The Cocoa Trees, Verdecora, VIP Parts, Tires, & Service, Visionlab, and WH Smith. Attendees of the National Retail Federation 99th Annual Convention & Expo this week can visit booth 250 to view a live demonstration depicting how QlikView is providing retailers and wholesalers with a strategic information advantage across the enterprise including areas such as sales, store operations, marketing, merchandising, inventory management, and the extended value chain of suppliers and vendors
"Prior to QlikView it was impossible for us to get at detailed operations, merchandising or supply chain data without laborious manual slicing and dicing from transaction systems into spreadsheets. Now we can juxtapose data from these systems - which we bring in at the item and transaction levels - any way we want and at any granularity," said Dan Grosz, Vice President of Information Systems at VIP Parts, Tires, & Service, a US-based automotive retail chain. "QlikView has been a real eye opening experience for the business and a great success for a relatively small IT shop with limited resources but very tight deadlines."
Retail and wholesale distribution is the second largest vertical market for QlikTech worldwide. QlikTech's retail and wholesale business has grown steadily year over year and in 2009 has continued to experience growth proportionate with that of the entire company. The down economy has actually played favorably to QlikTech's strengths and the company has experienced less resistance to invest by retailers and wholesalers based on its rapid time to value and ease of use.
In a recent survey sponsored by QlikTech, IDC found 98% of retail and wholesale users reported customer satisfaction(1) and marked business value after implementing QlikView, including:
- 56% Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) compared to other solutions evaluated(2)
- 250% Return On Investment (ROI)(3)
- 42% deployed QlikView in 1 Month; 69% in 3 months
- 30% increase in employee productivity
- 22% increase in cash flow
- 20% decrease in operating costs
- 13% increase in revenue
Retailers and wholesalers know the secret to a successful implementation is in achieving high adoption from the user community. The fact that QlikView is so simple any user can build an application for the business decisions specific to his/her function without having deep technical or data modeling expertise makes a huge impact on both customer satisfaction and related training and service costs.
For example, retail buyers using QlikView can build applications to self-select any number of data elements pertaining to sales and product performance, pricing and promotions, inventory sell-through and open-to-buy. With QlikView the buyer can visualize the analyses in a series of bars, charts and graphs and proceed to identifying trends, patterns and anomalies in performance. This allows them to immediately ask any number of follow-up questions to get answers needed to improve product performance and preserve gross margin.
"In a year where many retailers and wholesalers fell to mergers and acquisitions or were closing their doors, we find the survivors have a sense of urgency for maximizing sales opportunities and driving agile and efficient operations," commented Rebecca Braverman, Global Sector Director for Consumer Products, Retail and Distribution at QlikTech. "By delivering proven ROI and reduced TCO, QlikView is a prudent business intelligence choice for both the business and technical teams at retail and wholesale companies."
NEW YORK, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ --
QlikPower is a specialist Partner for QlikView in the Retail & Distribution sector in the UK and Ireland