Qlik, a provider of visual analytics software, has acquired Idevio, a Qlik partner based in Sweden that provides geographical-related software and services. According to Qlik, this acquisition extends Qlik’s current mapping capabilities, and also moves its offerings beyond visualization with support for a broad range of advanced geo-analytic use cases. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Using patented technology that compresses and streams mapping data, both Qlik Sense and QlikView, the company says, customers now have the ability to expose hidden geographic relationships.
Addressing the business need for detailed, comprehensive geospatial information, Idevio enables both Qlik Sense and QlikView users to add maps to their apps with automatic geo-data lookup to provide spatial information and then overlay them with different visualizations.
Users can drill down into information dense maps that contain millions of points, and use Idevio’s geo-analytics cloud-based service to analyze geo-data in combination with non-geo data for use cases such as determining potential store locations, understanding customer distribution of sales by zip code, or calculating supply chain delivery times.
Emerging technologies such as IoT are producing large quantities of location-referenced data but it is still a challenge to extract and use all that location-based data, explained Anthony Deighton, Qlik CTO and senior vice president of products. Idevio fits "perfectly" within Qlik’s product portfolio Qlik and, with this acquisition, Qlik is acquiring complementary technology that will enhance the value it provides to customers, he noted.
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