User-driven Business Intelligence leader, QlikTech has announced the QlikView its interactive visual BI dashboard on iPad within the month. It provides business users with anywhere, anytime access to live data and analytics. Unlike first-generation iPad BI apps that only offer prepackaged static reports with limited views, QlikView for iPad allows users to understand what’s happening with their business as it happens. It also offers the flexibility to instantly adapt analyses, data sources and visualizations to meet changing business needs.
“First-generation iPad BI apps turn iPads into ‘dumb pads’,” says Anthony Deighton, QlikTech's Senior Vice President, Products. “They may have good-looking visuals, but their limited views, predefined paths, pre-canned reports, and lack of up-to-date data mean they aren’t always the smartest solutions. QlikView for iPad is a ‘smart pad’ experience that takes complete advantage of QlikView’s core strengths. It lets users explore information up, down and sideways, make any associations they choose, and precisely customize so it maps 100% to their individual requirements. Doing all of this in a browser-based form for enterprise security and manageability also makes it built for the future of the tablet, not just its introduction.”
Harnessing the immersive, interactive potential of the iPad, it delivers a touch-driven interface that makes BI as easy to use as any consumer app. It supports all of the familiar iPad gestures and automatically switches from portrait to landscape views as users move the tablet around. And users can define their own views—as few or as many as they want, and as simple or complex as they need. QlikView grabs and combines data from virtually anywhere, including the most complex ERP, CRM and data warehouse systems, right down to simple Excel and Web-based sources. Then it lets users take and shape that data any way they want.
QlikView is a free 4.4 MB download from App store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/qlikview/id309326546
Please see also for a few days, our video on the home page, explaining how QlikView works on mobile platforms like iPadApril 15 2011