Eureka Solutions, the leading independent IT company, has secured two key partnerships that will help it to deliver market-leading Business Intelligence (BI) and information distribution services to its clients.
The deals were cemented at the successful recent business event, Eureka360, attended by dozens of Scottish small and medium sized enterprises as well as public sector agencies at East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, on 27th October 2011.
Eureka is acknowledged to be one of the UK’s leading Sage software vendors, with a long record of implementation and support for Sage products such as Sage 200 and Sage CRM. The new partnerships – with fast-growing international business QlikTech and Dublin-based Inspired Software & Services – allow Eureka to expand its range of services as client needs become increasingly sophisticated.
“At Eureka we have built a considerable reputation for providing reliable business control systems for a range of clients in the SME sector, as well as the public sector,” explained Eureka Solutions’ managing director Alistair Livingstone.
“These partnerships with QlikTech and Inspired have been agreed so that we can build on that success by ensuring that we stay ahead of the market in being able to provide the latest Business Intelligence and collaboration tools to our clients across Scotland.”
The deal with Inspired enables Eureka to add a key capability in Microsoft SharePoint to its range of IT services, currently led by Sage.
”Inspired is a key provider of Microsoft SharePoint, which is an excellent media for displaying and distributing information across an organisation’s network. SharePoint works well alongside our existing capabilities in Sage, so with this partnership we can deliver a solution to clients within a few days,” added Alistair Livingstone.
QlikTech, founded in Sweden and listed on the US NASDAQ market, is a fast-growing global software business whose Business Discovery platform, QlikView, provides fast business analysis to support decision making. “QlikView is extremely well placed in its market. BI will dominate the marketplace over the next four or five years. Companies need to get really good quality information from their existing enterprise systems,” explained Alistair Livingstone. “QlikView links to SharePoint, as well as all the Sage products, so that completes a vital ‘triangle for us at Eureka.”
Inspired, formed in Dublin in 2008, has grown across the UK and Ireland by developing partnerships such as this latest one with Eureka. “The fit with Eureka made sense as soon as we began talking to each other,” commented co-founder William Connor. “We have a network of partners and we have no doubt that we will have something to offer Eureka’s very high quality range of clients in Scotland, as well as to new customers seeking integrated support of this kind.”
For QlikTech, Pre-Sales Team Leader John Sands believes their technology will enhance Eureka’s service offering. “QlikView allows the combination of data from numerous sources, such as Sage, Excel and Access. Users can view data in a really meaningful way as a result. BI analysis tools are no longer for the chosen few. The technology gives access to all those users within an organisation who need the best quality data in order to make better business decisions.”
Both Inspired and QlikTech attended the recent Eureka360 event, alongside various Eureka partners including Datalinx, Draycir and Energise2.0. “We have received very positive feedback from those attending the various seminars, which covered everything from BI to the use of social media in business. There’s a real hunger for this sort of information,” observed Alistair Livingstone.
About Inspired Software & Services
Inspired was created in 2008 by a group of Microsoft managers who saw an opportunity to take their knowledge and experience to deliver business productivity solutions based on the Microsoft technology that are affordable, quick to implement and easy to use. Inspired has created a number of business solutions to help organisations to improve organisational and individual productivity. It helps organisations improve business process, reduce cost, improve decision making and help maintain or improve competitiveness.
The Inspired team has a wealth of Application Development, Business Management and Channel Sales Management experience.
QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in Business Discovery — user-driven Business Intelligence (BI). QlikTech’s powerful, accessible Business Discovery solution bridges the gap between traditional business intelligence solutions and standalone office productivity applications. Its QlikView Business Discovery platform enables intuitive user-driven analysis that can be implemented in days or weeks rather than months, years, or not at all. The in-memory associative search technology it pioneered allows users to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions. QlikView Business Discovery works with existing BI applications and adds new capabilities: insight for everyone, zero-wait analysis, mobility, an app–like model, remixability and reassembly, and a social and collaborative experience. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, QlikTech has offices around the world serving more approximately 22,000 customers in over 100 countries.