2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

Qlik a Leader for 11th Year in a Row

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Get an overview of the business intelligence market — and discover what makes Qlik a Magic Quadrant Leader for Analytics and BI platforms for the 11th year in a row.

Still a leader. Still putting you first.

While the BI landscape has changed over the last 11 years, one thing hasn’t: Qlik is named a Magic Quadrant Leader in analytics and BI platforms report. Partnering with us empowers you to:

Explore without boundaries

Use our one-of-a-kind Associative Engine to freely navigate within all your data, regardless of skill level. And discover hidden insights that query-based BI tools would miss.

Elevate insights with augmented analytics

Surface powerful insights faster – and boost data literacy in your team – with true Augmented Analytics, which understand the context and intent of users’ questions.

Keep control of your data – and your choices

Avoid getting locked in to one vendor for your data and analytics strategy. Instead, build upon the infrastructure and applications you have in place today, and deploy best of breed BI and analytics in any way you’d like.

Stay at the edge of BI innovation

Take advantage of the latest BI analytics advancements– including automation, machine learning and SaaS analytics – to propel your business forward.

Support for your entire data and analytics strategy

Whether you need help freeing your data, finding it, analyzing it or acting on it, , you can turn to Qlik for your data integration, data analytics and data literacy needs – including industry service that never leaves your side.

Join the next generation of business intelligence

Close the infamous gap between data and action with real-time pipelines that use continuous intelligence to trigger immediate action. We’ll show you how.

Hear from your peers

We believe Gartner Peer Insights reviews reinforce why Qlik was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms 2021.

“Modern business intelligence - interactive, instant & intuitive”
Head Of Data & Analytics in the Communications Industry
“Qlik Sense allows complex data analysis as well as quick ad-hoc reports”
Project Manager in the Retail Industry
“Allowing our organization to execute Digital Transformation with data and analytics at the core.”
Visual Analytics Technology Strategy in the Healthcare Industry
Rating: 4.6 – Analytics & BI Platforms (‎2020)

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Qlik’s FAQ about the Gartner Magic Quadrant

What is the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms 2021?

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms 2021 is a report produced by the global research and advisory firm Gartner that gives insight into the trends, maturity and competitors of the analytics and BI market. In addition to the famous two-dimensional matrix, the report provides deep analyses and advice from Gartner experts and provides reviews of BI tools by actual users.

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How can I use this report?

You can use the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms report to help you in the process of evaluating and selecting the right Analytics and BI tool for your organization. Specifically, the report can help you do the following: (a) be aware of current and emerging trends which can help you define your specific needs, (b) decide which BI tools to consider, and (c) see how each vendor’s strengths and weaknesses map to your needs.

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How does the Gartner Magic Quadrant work?

A Gartner Magic Quadrant provides an easy-to-understand visualization which charts how each participant rates on two evaluation criteria: “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision”. This helps you quickly assess how each competitor is performing against a standard methodology and criteria.

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What capabilities does Gartner think are critical for ABI Platforms?

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI (ABI) Platforms report cites the following 15 capabilities as being critical for modern analytics and business intelligence tools: security, manageability, cloud, data source connectivity, data preparation, model complexity, catalog, automated insights, advanced analytics, data visualization, natural language query, data storytelling, embedded analytics, natural language generation (NLG), and reporting.

*Before 2014, Qlik was known as QlikTech and was recognized by that name in all Gartner Magic Quadrant materials.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, 15 February 2021, James Richardson | Kurt Schlegel | Rita Sallam | Austin Kronz | Julian Sun

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