Now is the Time to Migrate from QlikView to Qlik Sense

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Take advantage of Qlik’s modernization program to have access to both platforms at little to no cost.

Why Now?

  • Qlik’s modernization initiative allows you to gain access to the Qlik Sense environment, while maintaining your QlikView investment. Dual use licenses allow you access to both platforms. Many organizations will be eligible for dual use license at little to no cost.
  • Qlik’s April 2020 release allows you to publish your QlikView applications to the Sense environment, providing you the ability to migrate over to the Sense environment over time
  • Qlik’s SaaS offering allows you to get started within hours with a small investment so you can see how the Sense platform can work for your organization.

Address Common Pain Points Heard From QlikView Users
I have been fortunate enough to work on multiple Qlik Sense migration projects, and prior to project kick-off, I hear many of the same pain points among our clients:

  • Users need quick adjustments to existing reports or need new views unique to their needs.
  • Developers are overwhelmed with new reporting requests.
  • Users do not know where to go to get the data they need.
  • Slow application updates when calculations or business rules change.
  • Users are forced to go to multiple sites, applications, or programs for a complete view of the data.
  • Keeping up to date with new releases and maintaining the existing environment exhausts resources.

Qlik Sense offers ideal solutions to address these pain points.

  • The Insights feature offers natural language processing so that users can ask questions of their data, and multiple visualization options are automatically generated.
  • Drag-and-Drop functionality allows developers to quickly create new visualizations which users can utilize in their own personal sheets.
  • Streams can be used to organize applications into easily managed locations.
  • Master Dimensions and Measures allow applications to be managed and updated in a scalable platform.
  • Imbed your visualizations and analytics into multiple sites and applications.
  • Qlik Sense SaaS offering provides a managed environment that will provide your organization with all of the new features and updated functionality.

How to Migrate with Minimal Disruption to Your Business
In order to migrate effectively, it is important to have a plan. Our process has been used at multiple clients in order to ensure the most effective implementation of your new environment.

Map the Future State
In order to know how to get there, you need to know where you are going.
Understanding the business needs that led to this migration are key to driving successful ROI. Every tool has their strengths and their weaknesses, and it is important to take advantage of those strengths when implementing the new environment. Our exerts help map out where you’d like to go to create a plan on how to get there.

Review Existing Environment
Garbage In, Garbage Out
If there is a lack of trust in your data, ensure you are reviewing the code to bring in data from your source system. If the business does not trust the analytics, then you’ll see low adoption and the migration will not achieve its goals.

Document the Data Flow
Document now, save time later
It’s important to document your data from its origination to its destination. This will give you insight into what data is available, how it is intended to be used, and who is responsible to govern it. Documenting this process as well as defining clear roles and responsibilities can help to ensure work is completed efficiently and there are not conflicting processes.

Proof of Concept
No plan survives first contact with the enemy.
Any plan needs to be able to be adjusted based on the realities, not your initial assumptions. Running a proof of concept can help you to identify any issues with your plan and create contingency plans around any potential issues that may arise.

Development
Perfection is the enemy of progress.
Migration projects can be long and seem overwhelming. Keep your work discrete and ensure it provides value. Reuse what you can from existing systems. We take an iterative approach to development so that our customers can start using parts of their new solution immediately.

Other Tips

  • QlikView Converter can be a useful time saver

Adjust your QlikView application to optimize the elements that are brought over to your Qlik Sense environment.

  • Beware of Common Roadblocks

Watch our Qlik Sense Migration webinar for a deeper dive into the migration steps, and learn how to avoid common roadblocks that our customers encounter.

Ready to Migrate?
Contact us, and our experts will answer your questions about Qlik Sense, migrations, and how to get started so that your organization can maximize its data analytics capabilities.

Travis is a Managing Consultant and Qlik Practice Lead at Analytics8. He is a certified Qlik Developer and Trainer and specializes in migrations to the Qlik environment. As the architect of the SpendView product offering, he has extensive experience in supply chain and procurement analytics.

 

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