TechValidate Research on Qlik

Case Study: Educational Institution


This case study of an educational institution is based on an October 2015 survey of Qlik customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We created a fund balance of over $300M in three years. ERG published results for 2014-15 and stated that our institution is the story of the decade. Others call it a ‘miracle.’”

“Qlik’s associative model helps me see the whole story within my data so I can make better, more informed business decisions.”


  • Data-related impediments that led to the decision to implement Qlik:
    • Had difficulty connecting multiple & disparate data sources to see the whole story in their data
    • Had poor quality, inaccurate, and unreliable data
    • Had challenges accessing data due to departmental silos or insufficiently broad security privileges
  • Main reasons this educational institution picked Qlik:
    • It lets them associate data from multiple sources so they can see the whole story within their data
    • It’s easy to use and lets them quickly drill down to the underlying data
    • They can create intuitive and smart visualizations to represent their data
  • Other BI vendor considered:
    • Oracle

Use Case

Qlik is deployed across the organization.


  • Effect Qlik is having on your job or role:
    • Can’t do my job without it
  • Rate the importance of the following qualities in your decision to implement Qlik:
    • Associative model: extremely important
    • Smart visualizations: extremely important
    • Governance capability: very important
    • Speed and ease of use: extremely important
    • Mobility: important
  • Benefits / positive impacts seen from using Qlik:
    • Faster and more confident decision-making
    • Cost reduction
    • More cross-departmental use of data
  • Qlik improved our decision-making agility by > 75%.

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Qlik by TechValidate.

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