Catalyst IT acquire QlickiT

Catalyst acquire QlickiT

Catalyst IT acquires fellow Qlik Elite Partner QlickiT

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Catalyst acquire QlickiT

Catalyst IT acquires fellow Qlik Elite Partner QlickiT

Catalyst IT (Catalyst) has today announced the acquisition of QlickiT, in a deal that takes its annual turnover to £6m.

QlickiT is Qlik’s longest established UK partner and supports Public Sector organisations to include the NHS, Central and Local Government. Private Sector clients include Manufacturers and Wholesale Distributors, Services and Legal businesses.

Catalyst is an award-winning IT solutions business delivering Business Intelligence (BI) and Oracle NetSuite Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions. Customers include GKN Aerospace plc, Morrisons Supermarkets plc, Travis Perkins plc, Orange and Wickes.

Both Catalyst and QlickIT are Qlik Elite Partner’s in their own right, the highest possible Partner status achievable. Qlik has been at the top of the Gartner BI Magic Quadrant for 9 years with its unique approach to Reporting, Analysis, Data Mining and Data Interpretation.

Commenting on the news, John Elliott, Owner at QlickiT said, “We are pleased to hand over the reins of QlickiT to the Catalyst Team. The businesses have known each other for several years and developed a great working relationship. After 40 years in the IT industry, I am looking forward to my retirement and leaving QlickiT in a very safe pair of hands.”

Mark Godliman, Managing Director at Catalyst also said, “The acquisition allows Catalyst to enhance its existing portfolio and enables us to operate across 10 market sectors. QlickiT has superb staff, customers and an excellent reputation in the marketplace. The two businesses are identical in terms of structure, go-to-market messaging and have complimentary skills and expertise. It will be very much business as usual with location and contact details remaining unchanged. This is a fantastic first acquisition for Catalyst and kick starts our 3-year period of acquisitive growth.”

Mike Cawthorn, Director and Business Solution Lead at Catalyst commented, “Catalyst is at the forefront of innovating Qlik solutions, primarily into the Private sector. However, we have also delivered ground-breaking Public sector engagements such as Project Axis into The London Borough of Hillingdon and Avon and Somerset Police, which is having a really positive impact on youth offending rates in these areas. By bringing these two businesses together, we unlock the potential to look at the capabilities of the Qlik platform and how predictive and artificial intelligence can be used across our customer base.”

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Qlik Acquires CrunchBot and Crunch Data

Qlik acquires CrunchBot and Crunch Data

Natural language AI bot CrunchBot has been acquired by Qlik. The bot enables users to ask questions of their data in a conversational manner in Qlik Sense or on popular communication platforms like Skype....

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Qlik acquires CrunchBot and Crunch Data

Natural language AI bot CrunchBot has been acquired by Qlik. The bot enables users to ask questions of their data in a conversational manner in Qlik Sense or on popular communication platforms like Skype. Alongside that product, Qlik have also acquired the AI experts at Crunch Data. It is fantastic that Qlik continue to invest in powerful new technologies, enhancing the ability of employees to (in this case, quite literally) converse with data. Their continued focus on the power of AI and data literacy is exciting, keeping Qlik on the bleeding edge of visual analytics. You can find the media take on the acquisition here.

What does it mean for me?

CrunchBot is available today as a value-added solution to Qlik Sense. Read more about that here. Like previous acquisitions, CrunchBot will be incorporated into the core Qlik Sense product, in this case enhancing the existing insight advisor functionality. Previous acquisition, Podium Data, has undergone a similar process and is available as Qlik Data Catalyst, which accelerates the delivery of trustworthy, actionable data.

For more information on CrunchBot contact info@qlickit.co.uk

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Qlik Podium Acquisition

Qlik have expanded their portfolio in an exciting new direction with the acquisition of enterprise-grade data management business, Podium Data.

We have rounded up the early takes on this development, starting with Qlik's...

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Qlik have expanded their portfolio in an exciting new direction with the acquisition of enterprise-grade data management business, Podium Data.

We have rounded up the early takes on this development, starting with Qlik's official press release.

The deal helps Qlik "leapfrog the competition ,not just achieve parity", according to ZDnet.com.

Finally Xconomy.com is focussed on how Podium is useful to quickly comb through unstructured data.

QlickiT look forward to seeing how this new acquisition affects Qlik, but we are certain that it will be another great step for the continuing success of the platform.  

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