Want to analyze social media data in QlikView? Visualize the geographic dimensions of your data? Connect to back-end systems like Oracle Essbase or 1C: Enterprise? Now it’s easier than ever before to find QlikView extensions, connectors, and apps that do these things and more. Where? In the newly-launched QlikMarket solution exchange.
QlikMarket represents a whole new benefit to QlikView customers. The old way for a customer to find a QlikView extension, connector to a specific data source, or an app specific to their vertical or job function was to do an internet search. Or maybe ten searches using different keywords. Even then, you still might miss something important if you didn’t get the keyword combination right. Now you can quickly search for solutions by keyword, industry, job function, or solution type right in QlikMarket.
Comparing solutions was always difficult as well. Customers can browse solutions in QlikMarket, compare solutions with others of the same ilk, and check out demos. User reviews let you find out what your peers think about the solution. Customers download some solutions, most likely connectors and extensions, directly. For more extensive applications that require some consultation or configuration, customers are referred to the partner through QlikMarket.
Before QlikMarket, quality was always a question. Now, every solution that gets listed is reviewed by my team to make sure that the functionality works as described, solves a real problem, and that the solution meets our expectations regarding quality and usability.
The team is very excited about the launch. People ask me what the most exciting aspect is of managing this new initiative at QlikTech has been. Aside from being part of something completely new to us, it’s the contagious excitement our partners have about QlikMarket. As soon as we began to talk about the idea with our partners, there was great momentum. Since they started contributing solutions to QlikMarket they’ve been very competitive about being the most downloaded or the highest rated, which was a bit of a surprise, but it’s been fun to watch.
Any QlikTech partner interested in listing their QlikView connector, extension, or application in QlikMarket can apply via the Qonnect Partner Portal.