Migrate to #QlikCloud
Is your business looking to migrate to Qlik Cloud? In business we are all constrained by the controls that bind us. Sometimes this means we are prevented from doing the right things. At Differentia Consulting we help you overcome the challenges, and provide the tools and expertise, to migrate your analytics and data pipeline to Qlik Cloud.
Qlik is a Leader
The Qlik Cloud Platform is, in my opinion, one of the right things that any business should adopt strategically today.Adrian Parker, EVP Strategy & Operations, Qlik Partner Ambassador, and Qlik Luminary Alumni
New Qlik (post the acquisition & integration of Talend) is now so capable that it exists as a leader on three Gartner Magic Quadrants.
What is holding you back from migrating to Qlik Cloud?
Knowing where you want to be is a start for any objective. Identifying and balancing the resources to migrate to Qlik’s cloud platform that can really help make a difference is not without its challenges. In the forms of:
Investment required –
Unless the objective is to migrate at the point of contract term renewal then a creative way to help avoid doubling up on costs is needed. We recognise this, and are here to help.
Tools Needed –
Reporting, Planning, and Management tools are needed and have inertia to change attached to them. Such as existing reporting tools that deliver business critical reports, such as NPrinting. A specific challenge and concern for Qlik users is that NPrinting is not available in cloud – this needs addressing. Qlik reporting services may suffice for some clients, but not all-given the vast capability of NPrinting. Qlik has a set of migration planning tools (apps) to highlight challenges. These are a great head-start.
Planning Your Migration –
You will need a plan to measure success, define outcomes, and report against milestones of benefits realised. This will require some work to muster stakeholders to understand the benefits that come from cloud; Financial and Operational, including self service. You will need a champion and project manager to ensure that all activities are resourced and not blocked.
Resources & Expertise Required for Your Migration –
Deliver it yourself v Deliver with a partner. You may do this once, your partner many times. You need to balance the option of in-house (with resource constraints) and with a partner, an expert that had delivered many migrations already.
Timing of your Qlik Cloud Migration –
Given that migrations can take up to three years to deliver for enterprise customers then a hybrid world of co-existence can easily become business as usual for the short term. This will need to be agreed up front with your suppliers to ensure a seamless transition. Smaller Qlik Cloud migration projects can be delivered in just a few weeks or months. The primary blocker is often the need to migrate reports onto a new technology before retiring on-premise solutions. Pretty much everything else can be handled with Qlik’s tools and creative use of the Qlik Cloud platform architecture.
Executive Summary of the Benefits of the Qlik Cloud Platform
The Qlik Cloud Platform offers your organisation an always-on, technically advanced, scalable, and AI-enabled solution. It democratises data and analytics, while its capacity-based pricing model requires less investment, yet delivers more value, compared to an equivalent on-premise solution. Your CEO, you’ll appreciate the agility, cost-effectiveness, value, and competitive advantage that the Qlik Cloud Platform brings to your business.
With Qlik Cloud you increase capability, reduce risk, and get more for less. At Differentia Consulting we call this #LeanIT
You can trust Differentia Consulting to help you Migrate to Qlik Cloud
Qlik Partner, Differentia Consulting has delivered more than 4,000 Qlik projects, including many cloud migrations, to more than 500 clients worldwide. We are trusted by our clients, and offer fully managed services. Including Qlik Cloud Migration Services. Partnering closely with our clients to ensure that all service/change/support requests are delivered expertly, and in a timely fashion. Requests are currently running at over 1,000 requests a month. We are here to help.
With new Qlik comes much change, and migrating to the Qlik Cloud Platform itself brings about new ways of working. We work closely with Qlik, aligned to ensure that your analytics data pipeline and your #SmarterBI – #AI enabled #Analytics solution is world class, and as real-time as you need it to be.
Tools that Differentia Consulting bring to help you migrate to Qlik Cloud include:
ancoreShare – Enhanced Reporting for Qlik – Being cloud based provides greater functionality than NPrinting, and can be used to drive a reporting first strategy to migrate to Qlik Cloud. It is important to look at reporting, as no business can survive (long) without it, operationally or from a compliance perspective. ancoreShare delivers enhanced capability that provides scope for many new use cases for its users that it calls #DataCaptains. ancoreShare is also available on premise. In Qlik Cloud ancoreShare connects with Qlik automation services for a seamless experience. Being cloud ready means performance is also much enhanced.
Harmony for Qlik – Provide a means to manage your Qlik footprint/estate. This includes both on prem and cloud as you migrate, and for ongoing operations. Using the Harmony’s Qlik Management Platform (QMP) KPIs, you can: monitor, measure, and manage the status of your migration. Harmony for Qlik includes embedded issue tracking and backlog (Kanban/’Trello’) capability. As a user of Harmony for Qlik you can provide operational, compliance and audit support of all your Qlik estate as well as maintain assets. All in a single ‘pane of glass’.
Symphony for Qlik – Provides orchestration and task-chaining capability, (similar to that of QlikView), only, you are not constrained to Qlik’s platform. The opportunity is to widen the capability, to create task-chains that can be centrally controlled (opposed to privately managed automations), and call upon all your systems to drive efficient task execution. Complex, cross platform, and Qlik instance workflows can be managed in Symphony for Qlik.
Self Service Reporting – Adopting ancoreShare lets you build a suite of reports with options that can be made available to run with associated task chains upon demand. Further, these may call Qlik Automations, or those of other platforms such as Microsoft’s Power Automate Having these capabilities creates better use of your monthly capacity usage and package adoption.
Migration Expertise – We help with your migration readiness assessment: using Qlik’s tools, or Harmony for Qlik, and help define a migration plan. Service engagements can be extended to deliver a full data strategy where needed. As your trusted partner, we can then work with you to deliver on the back of the strategy/plan. Importantly, we can extend the partnership to manage and support your solution for many years to come; as we have our existing clients, in some cases for 20 years.
- Differentia Consulting is a Qlik partner, reseller and OEM reseller, of the entire Qlik solution set. As a trusted partner, we offer Qlik Managed Services we currently we support to more than 200 hundred clients, globally.
- Differentia Consulting is a Cyferd partner, reseller. Harmony for Qlik*, Symphony for Qlik, and Self Service Reporting are all applications that run on the Cyferd Platform. Also in cloud, and sat on similar performant architecture to Qlik Cloud.
- Differentia Consulting is a ancoreSoft partner, reseller and distributor*, leading the charge to Qlik Cloud.
*Our products are offered separately to any customer, they are not sold dependent upon our services. This allows customers for example to migrate to Qlik Cloud, with their Qlik partner of choice.