Outerwear retailer leverages seamless access to on-demand external data sources through Qlik DataMarket
Radnor, PA - Qlik® (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, today announced Arc’teryx, a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company, is using the Qlik visual analytics platform to transform its operational efficiencies and expand its global footprint. By leveraging Qlik Sense® and Qlik® DataMarket, Arc’teryx is now able to analyze large amounts of internal and external data sources, empowering decisions makers to make data-driven decisions about the expansions of brick-and-mortar locations, service and delivery, and supply chain efficiencies.
With the business goal of expanding into strategic global markets, Arc’teryx began to utilize its existing resources to determine specific locations for expansion. This ad hoc method, which included desktop research, proved to be a challenging way to move the company forward without data supportive outcomes. Arc’teryx found these approaches were often times missing crucial weather, money, and geographic data.
Based on years of successfully using QlikView®, Arc’teryx turned to Qlik to inquire about a visual self-service analytics platform that would enable decision makers to evaluate the business smarter and faster while maintaining the trust, security, and governance that IT requires. Now using Qlik Sense, executives have the ability to monitor each store location’s individual data, while also enabling Arc’teryx to look beyond individual stores and compare results by country or region. In addition, with Qlik DataMarket users can access a comprehensive library of free and subscription-based external data directly within Qlik Sense to allow users to augment and cross reference their internal data to gain context and drive deeper insights. Data collected in Arc’teryx’s Qlik Sense dashboards include overall global sales, sales of each product, time of day of sales, whether the weather impacted sales of specific products, vendors, and shipments.
“Qlik has had a tremendous impact on our organization by providing us a 360 view of our business,” said William Jackson, Manager of Business Intelligence, Arc’teryx. “We have been able to dig deeper into our data, revealing data-driven insights that empower us to identify key markets for expansion, improve our supply chain and relationships with vendors. This ultimately transforms the way we are able to run our day-to-day global operation.”
To drive the most value out of its visualization investments, Arc’teryx knew that its users must be able to easily share analysis. Several features facilitate sharing and collaboration, including storytelling that allows data stories to be directly published to Microsoft Office and PDF. The ability to share data allows decision makers to obtain near real-time insights throughout the different stages of not only the day-to-day operations, but how the individual lines of business are functioning. In addition, having the ability to access the near real-time data on the go enables the team to identify, respond, and rectify potential issues, such as low inventory of merchandise before they escalate.
“Leveraging Qlik within a retail organization is incredibly powerful for identifying solutions for critical business essentials such as business expansion, inventory monitoring, customer service, forecasting, and shipment of merchandise,” said Scott Jennings, Qlik Director of Market Development, Retail & Services Sector. “Qlik enables decision makers to see the whole story in a quick, easy to digest visual dashboard, empowering near real-time, fact-based decisions that are critical for staying ahead of the competition and future success.”
Arc’teryx Equipment is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company based in North Vancouver, Canada. Our relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship and performance delivers breakthrough experiences. The company’s industry-leading design and unique in-house manufacturing center creates technical products that can be trusted to perform in moments of extreme need.
Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in visual analytics. Its portfolio of products meets customers’ growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics. Approximately 39,000 customers rely on Qlik solutions to gain meaning out of information from varied sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik has offices around the world with more than 1700 partners covering more than 100 countries.
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