QlikTech today announced the launch of QlikMarket, a Web marketplace that delivers an interactive way for QlikTech customers to evaluate and acquire technologies and applications that leverage the QlikView Business Discovery platform.
QlikMarket is a site to harness the innovation of QlikTech partners in the new breed of business intelligence, known as Business Discovery, or self-service BI. QlikMarket currently includes Big Data connectors and extensions (Google BigQuery), unstructured analytics solutions (Attivio), connectors to Facebook, Twitter and Google Analytics (Industrial Codebox), and Cloud offerings like RApid Spend Analysis – Professional and QlikView OnDemand (Rosslyn Analytics). Specific industry and functional applications include pharmaceutical and manufacturing apps and those focusing on specific areas like property management and sales channel management.
QlikMarket is live with over 50 offerings in its debut at market.qlikview.com, featuring technology connectors, extensions, and purpose-built apps powered by QlikView:
- Connectors: Link QlikView to specific source systems or data
including connectors to Salesforce.com, SAP, or ETL solutions.
- Extensions: Extend the QlikView experience to include features
like new chart types, geo-spatial mapping, or real-time data streaming.
- Purpose-built Apps: QlikView applications that solve a specific
buyer’s need from a CFO dashboard to procurement benchmarking.
QlikMarket allows customers, prospects and the over 90,000 members of QlikCommunity to easily navigate the site by industry or solution, sort by relevance or partner, monitor solutions that are “most downloaded” and research offerings that are “highest rated.” They can also make educated selections of solutions with access to feedback from peers. In its first months in beta use before launch, two geo-spatial mapping apps (IdevioMaps for QlikView and GeoQlik extension), as well as the Connector Suite QVSource were among the leaders for both popularity and ratings.
“Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for our partners and customers to do business with QlikTech,” said Drew Clarke, vice president of Business Development at QlikTech. “For partners, QlikMarket creates revenue opportunities for their developed assets. For customers, it provides a one-stop shop to create their own ecosystem around the QlikView platform. For QlikTech, it allows us to use crowdsourcing to gauge customer interest and demands for specific applications and technologies to better serve customers’ needs.”
QlikMarket offerings come from submissions from QlikTech’s Qonnect Program solution providers, technology partners, OEM partners, and system integrator partners. QlikMarket is different from other software companies’ catalog-style exchanges because it enables users to interact with and experience the solution with live demonstrations.respective owners.