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Groupe SEB Selects QlikView to Standardize Analysis Processes and Manage Supply Chain Performance Across Six Continents

QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in Business Discovery – user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that Groupe SEB, the world leader in small domestic equipment, has selected the QlikView Business Discovery platform to lead the Group towards the standardization of analysis processes and measurement of inventories. Currently using QlikView across six continents, Groupe SEB sells over 200 million products per year and employs 25,000 people worldwide.

The Need to Empower Users

In 2009, Groupe SEB found that users are not fully satisfied with the results obtained with Business Intelligence (BI) solutions in place: the manipulation of reporting was complex and time-consuming. “We had to find a new solution, more user-friendly and capable of handling large volumes of data with good performance, even for remote users,” explains Philippe Vivier, Business Intelligence Expert for Groupe SEB.

After examining different solutions, QlikView has proved the best solution in terms of performance to face three main challenges:

  • Provide users with a scalable solution
  • Deploy platform in the world with good performance, even for remote web users
  • Develop indicators that combine data from multiple ERP

With QlikView, Groupe SEB has chosen to focus primarily on three applications:

  • An industrial application, aimed at managers and industrial controllers;
  • A monitoring service actions application, to support the deployment of the Group’s CRM solution; and
  • An application that displays that provisioning of logistics indicators.

QlikView offers Groupe SEB a new approach to BI, and has become the platform for controlling the logistics management of the Group. QlikView has given a new vision of the business, helping to share the new indicators, standardizing processes, and optimizing inventory management of active part numbers.

Today, Groupe SEB is working on 30 QlikView applications, which have access to more than 800 users. Monitoring fees subsidiaries, rate of return and service activities of the business, market share, and activity warehouses are part of the Group’s proposed applications. Others are also being developed for monitoring accidents, outputs cash, purchasing or stages of creation of new products.

For the IT team, the advantage of QlikView is its simplicity of use. “It is possible to form a user to navigate in QlikView in an hour, even remotely, which greatly simplifies the deployment in our international subsidiaries,” continued Vivier.

About QlikTech

QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in Business Discovery—user-driven Business Intelligence (BI). Its QlikView Business Discovery solution bridges the gap between traditional BI solutions and inadequate spreadsheet applications. The in-memory associative search technology QlikTech pioneered created the self-service BI category, allowing users to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions. Appropriate from SMB to the largest global enterprise, QlikView’s self-service analysis can be deployed with data governance in days or weeks. The QlikView Business Discovery platform’s app-driven model works with existing BI solutions, offering an immersive mobile and social, collaborative experience. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, QlikTech has offices around the world serving approximately 26,000 customers in over 100 countries.

Qlik™, QlikView™, QlikTech™, and the QlikTech logo are trademarks of QlikTech International AB which have been registered in multiple countries. Other marks and logos mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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