Lots of companies use data warehouses to obtain a single data source. Much of the time, this is only of limited help, because it takes too long to generate and maintain reports for users. Recently, QlikView launched its' “Direct Discovery” feature, which makes a data source database accessible to reports on demand. In its' standard settings, QlikView uploads all the necessary data into a column store database in advance. However, when needed, the Direct Discovery function enables it to access data from SQL data sources, to complement the column store database. To analyse your information, you can combine sources of data from different suppliers and vendors into one QlikView application.