People who manage businesses or departments are not always analytically inclined, struggling with the interpretation of data and to discover where it all fits in. With the data management and analysis software Qlik Sense gives users the opportunity to make informed decisions based on comprehensive, yet understandable reports; Qlik Analytics Platform further offers users the flexibility to create customised visualisations and extensions with a variety of APIs. With B2IT, the Qlik Specialists, data analytics are made visually simple for anyone to interpret and have the ability to use data efficiently and easily.
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One of the most prominent messages from Qlik® in relation to their products is that you will be able to “See the whole story that lives within your data”. The impact of that message is immense, because business intelligence and understanding data is very much like the structure of a story: there is a beginning, a body, and an end.
With the exponential rate at which technology is developing and evolving, you would expect it to make business and life simpler. And it does, but only for those who keep up with how to understand it. Technological and data literacy are serious challenges especially to businesses reliant on statistics but who do not have access to professionals who can help. That is where Qlik® Sense comes to the rescue!
Most of the time we use temporary fields and tables in our load scripts in Qlik.
Usually we have some sort of a naming convention like temp_TableName or TableName_temp.
I quite like the way a temp table is identified in SQL with a #-prefix, so I adopted this naming convention for my temp fields and tables in Qlik.
This brought with it a nice advantage in that all the #-fields and #-tables are listed at the top.
Now you can easily see if you have any temp fields and tables left in the app.
This got me thinking: if all my temp tables and fields follow a strict naming convention, I can identify and drop those at the end of my script easily, and not have to worry about them being left behind.
If you've ever wondered how growing businesses deal with the increased difficulty of maintaining productivity levels when delegating to a larger workforce, the answer may be more multi-dimensional than you think!
The decision maker in a business that delegates any project must have good co-ordination with all other employees. But how these decision makers delegate the project movement and interact with employees is often what defines the entire process.
So, how do we streamline complex internal processes and make sure that the information we receive is meaningful and relevant to everyone in the company, especially those contributing to the project? Qlik.com's mission is:
·to harness collective intelligence of every contributor in an organization
·to illustrate vast amounts of data
As technology advances companies around the world are given more and more opportunity to integrate their data with cloud platforms that will help associate dimension in data models with one another. Qlik Sense is available in South Africa and is a perfect example of a tool that project managers and business leaders can use to discover connections between data reports that have been hidden in the past.
The importance of interpreting data as it comes cannot be stressed enough. Many businesses have suffered setbacks due to poor data interpretation. Business Intelligence provides a workable platform for executives to craft new decisions in order to circumvent these setbacks. Some have surmised that the explosion of cloud-based services has rendered CIOs irrelevant in the business world. But this couldn't be more wrong. The participation of an independent mind is still as valuable as it was thirty years ago. Perhaps even more so. For all the advances we've made in computing and automation, we're still largely reliant on the perception and unique foresight of a breathing, living human being in making sense of raw data.