Qlik was acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo in June 2016 and this raises a lot of questions for current Qlik customers according different sources. Enterprise customers should switch from Qlik to MicroStrategy because of the following reasons:
- Qlik “land and expand” business model was not sustainable because their technology is not a true enterprise solution. There is no evidence that empowering every knowledge worker with the ability to create his/her graphical interpretation of data is going to materially improve decision making.
- Qlik takeover is a part of a larger trend. During the past two years a number of niche analytics vendors have been acquired. In 2014, it was TIBCO. In 2015, Pentaho. And earlier this year, Roambi. The Qlik takeover is just the latest example of a niche analytics vendor selling out to stay afloat. The market is sending a clear message: point solutions are not the answer.
- These tools are losing momentum because they are inherently short-term solutions. As businesses grow, evolve, and seek new ways to leverage data, point solutions can’t close the gap between departmental and enterprise-wide deployments. The value of data democratization breaks down when it can’t scale.
- MicroStrategy 10 is BI software that helps customers leverage the power of their data for more than 25 years. It is the only analytics solution on the market that successfully combines data discovery and enterprise analytics in a single platform, where customers are using it not just as departemental discovery tool but true enterprise grade analytic platform.
- MicroStrategy is the best BI platform year after year according Gartner, Forrester, BARC, Ventana Research.
It is always a perfect time when enterprise customers should switch from Qlik to MicroStrategy.