QlikView Expert Services
QlikView is one of the most exciting things to happen in BI in recent years. It’s a clear leader for rapid time-to-value projects and stunning dashboards. And more and more we’re seeing QlikView deployed in enterprise roll-outs and global BI programs.
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Implementation & Development
We offer a full complement of implementation and QlikView-certified development services. We can implement projects from start to finish. Either with our resources alone, or in conjunction with your team.
So you’ve purchased QlikView, and your project is due in one month. Now what? … Our Quick Start program is especially for clients who need to get up and running quickly. It is designed with three simple goals in mind:
- perform a basic system install and setup
- build the first application and deploy it to the server
- train end-users on the application
The Quick Start engagement is often coupled with Training services to ensure strong knowledge transfer to your team. In this scenario, your developer(s) would shadow the consultant to observe “real-world” application development.
Planning, installation and configuration of your QlikView system, including QlikView Server (Enterprise or Small-Business Edition), Publisher, PDF Distributor, etc. Also performed is the integration with Active Directory or LDAP.
Requirements gathering and analysis. Design and development of back- and front-end components (i.e. script and dashboard). The deliverable for these engagements are fully functioning applications, typically deployed to a QlikView server.
How do you grow your QlikView program from a few dozen users and a handful of applications to hundreds of users and dozens of applications? Scaling QlikView into the enterprise requires deep experience across the product suite and strategic & tactical planning.
Typical enterprise deployment engagements involve heavy collaboration between our consultant(s) and your organization: business stakeholders, BI team and technical operations.
Enterprise Deployment Assessment
We perform a current-state analysis of your QlikView program: applications, technical architecture, development practices, user community and business benefits. We work with your stakeholders and BI team to understand the business objectives and future plans for the QlikView program.
We document and deliver findings and recommendations to advance the program to provide enterprise-wide value. A key deliverable is a roadmap of activities (technical, training, etc.) for this transition.
Enterprise Best Practices
We train your group on best practices tailored to advancing your QlikView program per the roadmap. This session typically follows an Enterprise Deployment Assessment. Subsequent sessions are held as the program and team gain maturity.
Enterprise Deployment Configuration
In cases where you do not have enough resources or time to perform the necessary work to deploy QlikView in the enterprise, we can provide consultants to do the “heavy lifting.” This is a great way to move quickly and works best if your key resources shadow our consultant.
We’ve structured various training services to grow QlikView skills and knowledge in your team. Our services range from formal training programs and mentoring to workshops.
Our classroom training is unique in that we use your data to teach the concepts and perform the hands-on exercises. We provide courses for both developer and designer roles, each of which are tailored to run two or three days.
Prior to the training course, we work with you to get a slice of your data and a basic understanding of what information would be valuable in a dashboard. Also, we discuss various “elective” topics with you to fine-tune the course to your needs.
As your QlikView team matures in skill, they will outgrow the scope of formal, classroom training. As a way to continue their learning process and bridge any gaps in knowledge we offer one-on-one or small group mentoring sessions. The mentoring sessions are usually conducted virtually, for one or two hours at a time. The content to be covered is selected by your team.
Visual Design Principles
Having the right data is only half of a successful dashboard. Being able to effectively “tell the story” is the other half. The Visual Design Principles workshop enables dashboard developers to take their solutions to the next level.
Half-day and full-day versions of this workshop are available. The full-day version builds on the foundation by including additional hands-on exercises (e.g. building a theme) and a final critique session.
QlikView applications and systems have no shortage of metadata. However, effectively accessing and monitoring those data requires some know-how and effort.
In this one-day workshop we …
- educate your team on what metadata are available and how to access them
- how to utilize the metadata, with a focus on the business value
- install & configure metadata extraction & collection tools
- work with your team to build a roadmap for evolving the Metadata Management discipline into your program
Development Best Practices
As with most software platforms, there are right ways and wrong ways of developing QlikView applications. In the best practices workshop we review scripts and dashboards already developed by your team, identify areas for opportunity and then share proven techniques, tips and tricks to improve their development practices.
QlikView Data Architecture
QlikView solutions can be deployed in various scenarios, from one-off, “point” solutions, to analytic data marts, to full-blown data warehouse implementations.
In this two-day workshop we gather information about your application landscape, project pipeline and user base. We educate your team on best practices for various QlikView data architectures. Then we map your program needs to the architecture options. Finally, we deliver a set of recommendations and a roadmap.