LARGE INVESTMENTS IN THE IT SYSTEM
Medium-sized companies in Germany have invested lots of money and time in IT systems over the past few years. In most cases stand-alone solutions were implemented to match individual requirements. Distribution has its CRM, controlling and accounting have ERP solutions and/or numerous Excel sheets, and production has its own solution as well (usually MES, PLS and often Excel, too). Data has been archived, never to be looked at again. The value of company data has not been recognized. Funny actually, because everyone knows that companies like “Google” or “Facebook” are highly valuable enterprises although they only handle data. Medium-sized companies were quite late in realizing the value of their data, so they now face the challenge of merging the data from different systems and deriving knowledge from this process. Complex BI solutions are not suitable for medium-sized companies. An expensive data warehouse or a long-term introduction of BI are out of the question. We at Lizardis rely for the solutions of QlikTech for these very tasks. QlikTech has created the BI solution Qlik Sense, a BI solution for “everyone”. This means that it is easy to use and to introduce, and it is fast and flexible.