Qlik Strengthens Cloud-Based Offerings; Buys Industrial CodeBox

by CXOtoday News Desk    May 03, 2016


Data discovery leader, Qlik announced their acquisition of Industrial CodeBox today. Industrial CodeBox is the company behind QVSource, which allows Qlik Sense and QlikView users to include data from cloud-based sources such as social media, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, and other web-based APIs into their applications for a deeper insight.

A Qlik partner since 2011, QVSource provides over 40 out-of-the-box connectors to specific applications within popular Web-based services such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google, as well as cloud-based applications including Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and SugarCRM. This acquisition will enable Qlik enhance the time to value and ROI of Qlik visual analytics platform by allowing customers to seamlessly setup and include data from cloud-based sources to gain even greater insights. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Qlik Connectors

Most businesses rely largely on web apps and cloud-based services such as Google Analytics and Salesforce.com.  Along with the importance of social media platforms as communications tools, this simply means that a large amount of a company’s data is being stored online by service providers.

As Enterprise Data Discovery momentum has increased, a growing number of Qlik customers need to have one solution that includes cloud-based services in order to easily and quicly access data. Qlik Connectors can now intuitively communicate with the growing number of online services and data sources, in addition to on-premise databases, applications, spreadsheets and custom sources.  All of this data can be fed into the Qlik visual analytics platform, where users can then analyze the combined external and internal data.

How It Works

Leverging Qlik’s associative model, Qlik Connectors can now mine social media and cloud-based applications and automatically feed it into the Qlik visual analytics platform to give customers a better view of business performance.The data can also be enriched as it is being retrieved. With Qlik Connectors, customers can also automate and schedule the regularity with which data is imported into the Qlik visual analytics platform.  This is sure to grately improve consistency of data analysis, and empower users to make informed business decisions in near real-time.  

“Industrial CodeBox and its QVSource application fit squarely in our acquisition strategy as tuck-in technology that enhances the value of Qlik solutions to our customers,” said Anthony Deighton, Qlik Chief Technology Officer. “This is a great way to accelerate data preparation and expand our cloud-based offerings to meet customer needs.”

Industrial CodeBox developed their integrations to the Qlik visual analytics platform as a technology partner and has hundreds of Qlik customers using their products.  All released QVSource connectorswill continue to be supported and will soon be rebranded under the name Qlik Connectors.