Qlik Takes to the Cloud, Buys GeoAnalytics Firm

Qlik Technologies this week unveiled its first fully functional cloud-based BI offering, Qlik Sense Cloud Business Platform, with monthly subscriptions costing $25 per user. The Pennsylvania firm this month also completed its first major deal as a newly private company with the acquisition of Swedish geolocation analytics developer Idevio.

The launch of Qlik Sense Cloud Business Platform is notable for one major reason: it’s the first time the company is planning to make money selling BI software that runs in the cloud. Qlik has over 100,000 users of Qlik Sense Cloud Basic. But that free tool was really designed to help familiarize potential customers with Qlik’s brand of self-service data discovery and visualization.

Author: Alex Woodie

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