Leading Swiss Health and Accident Insurer uses QlikView to Drive Insight for Management and Sales

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Helsana uses QlikView to consolidate and analyze data from Teradata, Microsoft and Oracle data warehouses

Radnor, PA - 3 September 2014

Qlik, (NASDAQ: QLIK), the market leader in data discovery, today announced that Helsana Group, the leading health and accident insurer in Switzerland, uses QlikView for quick and easy data analysis in the areas of sales, management control and information management.

Helsana was looking for a dynamic alternative to reporting that did not create extra work for their IT staff. Since traditional business intelligence solutions were considered too complex, too complicated and too slow by business users, Helsana conducted a complex cost-benefit analysis of all of the solutions available.  In the end, the ease-of-use and flexibility of QlikView made it the best choice for their organizational needs.

Helsana uses Teradata, Microsoft (SQL Server), and Oracle to house all of their data. While the solutions worked well on the backend, they found that business users were struggling to work through the complexity on the front end. They could not access the data they needed to map key performance indicators (KPIs) for their everyday jobs, causing them to rely heavily on IT. QlikView eliminates the complexity by consolidating all of the data sources into a single view allowing users to quickly and easily track and analyze all of their relevant metrics.  

The original QlikView deployment was as a management information system, however the organization later chose to expand the solution into their sales organization to perform critical sales analysis. Today, all major KPIs in the sales department are tracked through Helsana’s sales cockpit, powered by QlikView. As an added bonus, Helsana benefits from the synergies of the management information system and sales management now that they are all run on a common platform.  

"We wanted a flexible BI solution for standard reporting and ad hoc queries. The key was finding a solution that allowed us to control and analyze live data company wide,” said Harald Roshardt, Head of Analysis & Reporting at Helsana.  “QlikView is not only more cost effective than an SAP or IBM Cognos solution would have been, but it also allows us to obtain insights into our current sales activity and analyze the data in seconds. This is all without going through the laborious, manual process we had previously.”

“Helsana is a great example of how the use of QlikView can start in one part of the organization and then spread to other departments to create additional value,” said Chris Christy, National Healthcare Market Director, Qlik. “By enabling business users to manage analytics on their own, QlikView allows organizations to scale their BI deployments in a way that makes sense for their organization, without bogging down the IT department.”

About Qlik

Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in data discovery delivering intuitive solutions for self-service data visualization and guided analytics. Approximately 33,000 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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