Most businesses hold data in multiple data sources.
Depending upon the nature and size of the business, data sources can for example be financial, HR, CRM, manufacturing and retail systems etc.
Other data is also held outside of business IT systems and could include spreadsheets, XML and web pages. Qlik can load data from all disparate data sources in the same application to allow you to gain extensive insight into your divergent data.
Data can be extracted from systems using either:
- ODBC, OLE DB or REST-compliant data sources using Qlik's built-in connectivity
- Qlik's portfolio of pre-built application-specific connectors
- Building your own connector using Qlik technology
You can also get trusted, affordable, ready-to-use data from external sources, such as Company Finances, World Weather, Stock Market indices, World Currencies etc.
Qlik enables SAP users to perform quick, flexible, visual, ad-hoc analysis and reporting to enable data discovery from both their SAP system and external sources. Using Qlik's SAP-certified interfaces, organisations can complement their SAP ERP, SAP BW and HANA applications with instant, user-driven analysis, allowing decision-making at the speed of business.
Rapidly adding web-based data sources with Qlik pre-configured connectors providing out-of-the-box connectors that are designed for specific application and data sources. This eliminates the need for any in-house connector development or maintenance and allows for quick implementation. Users can easily access popular web-based services such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics as well as web-based applications like Microsoft Dynamics CRM, MailChimp or SugarCRM.