Qonnections 2012, the QlikTech Global Partner Summit that gathered more than 1000 attendees gave the opportunity to demonstrate what has been achieved in one year. Business & Decision, awarded by QlikTech as the global System Integrator of the year, as an illustration of the success of the overall alliance, presented its best practices and success stories during a session dedicated to Life Sciences. This illustrated its ability to turn QlikView into a ready to run solution tailored to specific markets and industries. In addition, the conference gave to Business & Decision the opportunity to launch its Software as a Service offering for QlikView to accelerate adoption at each phase of a Business Discovery project roll out (discover, design, build and run). The company was also highlighted among the 5 finalist of the Mobile App contest, illustrating its innovation capabilities powered by QlikView.
"Business & Decision has demonstrated its prowess as an outstanding services partner for engaging successfully with complex global clients, many times over," said Peter McQuade, vice president of Alliances and Partner Sales at QlikTech."We are thrilled with the level of commitment that Business & Decision has shown to the QlikTech partnership both through the development of its consulting practice dedicated to the QlikView platform and its collaborative go-to-market strategy. We expect this partnership to benefit many joint customers throughout the world for years to come."
In 2011, Business & Decision has experienced three digits growth across its activities in Europe with QlikTech, and more currently with a noticeable expansion in Benelux and Germany. North America was the top performer in terms of growth, with significant wins with specific focus in many industries such as banking, retail or Life Sciences industries. Although Business & Decision and QlikTech delivered numerous projects to small and medium businesses, the sweet spot of the partnership has proved to be for large accounts with global operations. Business & Decision methodology has shown its efficiency to deliver faster the Business Discovery value proposition on an enterprise scale.
"QlikTech is a strategic focus in our region" says Sylvain Thauvette, Managing Director for Business & Decision in North America. "We are reaping the benefits of our early investments, commitment and tight relationship at a lightning pace. In 2011, we engaged into a massive training and certification program to position ourselves among the elite players with this technology. Not only can we now provide deep expertise in our region, but also, backed up with seven QlikView shared centers of expertise around the world, we can deliver globally both to US customer with global operations, and to European customers with operations in US as well. Backed up with those assets, our objective is to become the leader with QlikView. "
QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in Business Discovery—user-driven Business Intelligence (BI). Its QlikView Business Discovery solution bridges the gap between traditional BI solutions and inadequate spreadsheet applications. The in-memory associative search technology QlikTech pioneered created the self-service BI category, allowing users to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions. Appropriate from SMB to the largest global enterprise, QlikView's self-service analysis can be deployed with data governance in days or weeks. The QlikView Business Discovery platform's app-driven model works with existing BI solutions, offering an immersive mobile and social, collaborative experience. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, QlikTech has offices around the world serving approximately 25,000 customers in over 100 countries.
About Business & Decision
Business & Decision is an international Consulting and Systems Integration (CSI) company. It is a leader in Business Intelligence (BI) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and a major player in e-Business, Enterprise Information Management (EIM), Enterprise Solutions as well as Management Consulting. Business & Decision contributes to the success of customer projects by driving maximum business performance. The company has a reputation for functional and technological expertise and has forged partnerships with all of the key technology vendors.
Located in 19 countries, Business & Decision currently employs more than 2800 people in France and worldwide.
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