May 11, 2015
Qlik Switches from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to NetSuite OneWorld Global Cloud
By Christopher Mohr
TMCnet Contributing Writer
Qlik announced recently that its visual analytics solutions had been moved to NetSuite (News - Alert) OneWorld. The move allows Qlik to better manage its sales processes and more than 25 subsidiaries across the globe.
Radnor, Pennsylvania-based Qlik develops visual analytics solutions that present data in a meaningful way that helps decision-makers act quickly. Its two main products are Qlik Sense and QlikView. Qlik Sense allows complex data to be displayed in intuitive visualizations. It makes it much easier to identify what is happening, whether good or bad, and take action on it. QlikView performs similar functions, but captures data from several sources and consolidates it into one repository.
Prior to making the switch to OneWorld, Qlik managed its sales processes through a mix of different solutions. Sales quotes were managed through a combination of Salesforce CRM, Microsoft (News - Alert) Dynamics NAV and manual processes. Going with NetSuite allowed Qlik tighter integration with Salesforce, eliminating manual, error-prone, quote-to-cash processes.
Qlik not only became a NetSuite customer, but has also become a business partner. Using NetSuite’s SuiteCloud platform, Qlik will create a solution that combines its analytics solutions with the NetSuite cloud.
It appears that the new relationship with NetSuite will improve Qlik’s efficiency dramatically. Not only did Qlik have to maintain contracts with more than 25 subsidiaries, they also had to do so in an arrangement that spanned over 100 countries. Adding this to a quote-to-cash environment where the CRM and cloud platform are silos mixed in with manual processes, would be beyond unmanageable.
For many businesses, the talk has gone beyond whether or not to go to the cloud. Qlik was already using a cloud before it switched to NetSuite, but that wasn’t enough. The discussion is now changing to using the cloud more effectively.
If a vendor cannot give a company one-stop shopping when it comes to their applications and cloud environment, it better be able to partner with another company that can fill the void. The benefits of the cloud are undeniable, but they are easily negated if solutions operate in isolation from each other.