Connect Multiple Data Sources to Qlik
ZAP Data Hub is an automated data management tool which helps you to get better insights from Qlik BI, faster than ever. ZAP Data Hub unifies all your business data — from any source or location — integrating it into a governed, central hub, and preparing it for expert analysis in Qlik. It significantly reduces the IT data management support and labor overheads — in terms of both cost and consultancy days — associated with achieving return on investment from Business Intelligence.
With ZAP Data Hub, you no longer need to manually load data into Qlik or directly connect to source databases. ZAP Data Hub automates all these processes, saving you time and money while providing game-changing insights.
How ZAP Data Hub works
ZAP’s hybrid automated data collection connects to an unlimited number of data sources of any type. Its intuitive, metadata-driven process uses familiar business terminology and drag-and-drop elements to make data modeling as straightforward as possible. The Data Hub creates an automated semantic layer, data warehouse and integration process, ready for analysis in Qlik.
Find out more about how ZAP Data Hub can help you get greater insights from Qlik in a fraction of the time.
Qlik data preparation
ZAP Data Hub connects to and collects data from any source — cloud or on-premise — integrating it and automatically creating a data warehouse. With ZAP there is no limit to the amount of data sources it can connect to. This significantly enhances the breadth and reach of Qlik Connectors and QVSource. Nor are there any restrictions on the complexity of query that can be performed or the volume of data that can be analyzed.
With ZAP Data Hub, the time and resource required to find, understand and prepare data for analysis using Qlik Analytics Platform and QlikView is greatly decreased. It handles data security and legislative compliance, and reduces the need for specialists, data engineers and key-person dependencies when accessing disparate or siloed information.
As our blog on the International Institute of IT Economics’ investigation into TCO of BI explains, two of the top TCO drivers in developing modern Business Intelligence are IT data management support and labor. For the latter, that’s: “installation, training, data management, content development and usage… of modern BI products significantly exceed(ing) application and infrastructure investments.”
ZAP Data Hub reduces the amount of time your organization needs to spend on data labor by automating many of the processes involved. This means you get even greater insights while saving time and money on data preparation.
Qlik Data Security and Governance
Data governance and security may be at risk when manually preparing your data for analysis, perhaps due to the potential for human error or a lack of process or audit trail. Additional workload and consultancy hours may also be required to handle everything from password and access control to reconciling duplicated analytics. ZAP Data Hub removes these concerns and overheads as it automates, controls, audits and logs all aspects of data governance and security.
With ZAP, more automation means less manual data preparation and a lower risk of human error. Request a demo today to see first-hand how ZAP can help protect your data.
Combine Unlimited Data Sources into Qlik
Pre-packaged, automated and easily-configurable, ZAP Data Hub connects to all sources of business data. Whether it’s ERP, CRM, HRM or accounting, ZAP Data Hub can combine and connect the data to Qlik. Data Hub also covers marketing automation, collaborative and e-Commerce systems and APIs.
As a result, all functions of a business become information-empowered, including IT, finance, sales, marketing, HR and operations. As Harvard Business Review confirms, “ensuring smart data management is the responsibility of all C-suite executives, starting with the CEO.”
As Qlik’s developers explain, their BI tool “lets you create visualizations, dashboards and apps that answer your company’s most important questions.” But before those questions can even be asked, you need to be sure that all data is available and efficiently channeled into Qlik to arrive at the most accurate answer. And that’s where ZAP comes in.