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quentin_bruno
Contributor

Build a Qlik Sense in a new customer

Hello everyone,

I am really new to Qlik Sense tools. I looked at some documents but I still have questions about how to implement a solution based on Qlik Sense for a customer.

Currently, we will have a new customer who wants a Qlik Sense solution for their company. They only have an SAP BW solution and don't have Qlik solutions at all.

So my questions are :

- Qlik Sense uses QVD to load its data so do we need to install a QlikView server to create our QVD in order to use Qlik Sense server or can I create my QVD directly in QlikSense ?

- I saw that Qlik Sense connectors exist so can I use them to connect SAP BW to Qlik Sense ?

Thanks a lot for all your answers.

Best regards,

Quentin

6 Replies
abhaysingh
Contributor III

Re: Build a Qlik Sense in a new customer

Hi Quentin,

you can install qliksense desktop to create QVD's.

just for clarification you want to fetch data from SAP?

Regards

Abhay

quentin_bruno
Contributor

Re: Build a Qlik Sense in a new customer

Hi Abhay,

Thanks for your quick answer.

Yes, the aim for this customer is to fetch data from SAP BW then create some QVDs in order to use them into Qlik Sense.

Regards,

Quentin

abhaysingh
Contributor III

Re: Build a Qlik Sense in a new customer

hi Quentin,

I am not sure about SAP connector availability for qliksense, but if it is available than you can extract data easily

brunobertels
Valued Contributor

Re: Build a Qlik Sense in a new customer

Hi Quentin

Qlik Sense supports QVD's format

Qlik Sense can be use with connectors for SAP have a look here :

http://www.qvsource.com/Connectors-For-QlikView/All

Or here  SAP BW available

http://market.qlik.com/qlikview-connector-for-use-with-sap-netweaverr.html

Using Qlik, SAP® customers can:

  • Combine and analyze data, easily and quickly, from SAP® ERP, mySAP™, SAP BW and non-SAP sources (with or without data warehousing)
  • Empower business users to perform most of their own data analysis and reporting with Google-like simplicity, reducing required IT support for BI by up to 90%
  • Give users the ability to visualize information in a wide variety charts, graphs and tables, as well as the ability to interact with SAP® data in real time
  • Reduce the time to make critical business decisions by weeks
  • Implement or upgrade analytics for any existing SAP® infrastructure within days, not months
  • Expand acceptance and enterprise use of analytics to make decisions that drive business performance

Bruno

balrajahlawat
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Build a Qlik Sense in a new customer

Just correcting Bruno,

SAP connectors are available for Qlikview only not for Qliksense.

If you are planning to pull data from SAP using Qliksense,as of now not possible but later with new version might get SAP connector

reddys310
Honored Contributor II

Re: Build a Qlik Sense in a new customer

Hi Quentin,

So my questions are :

- Qlik Sense uses QVD to load its data so do we need to install a QlikView server to create our QVD in order to use Qlik Sense server or can I create my QVD directly in QlikSense ?

- I saw that Qlik Sense connectors exist so can I use them to connect SAP BW to Qlik Sense ?

1) You can directly make use of the qliksense server for every thing. You can even migrate the qlikview apps directly to Qliksesne. The entire data model will remain the same. All you need to do is to create the UI.

2) Yes you can use the connectors to connect to SAP BI from qliksense.

Thanks and Regards,

Sangram Reddy.