March 25, 2021 By Ometis

Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021: Qlik named a leader for 11th successive year


Qlik has been named as a leader in Analytics and Business Intelligence for the 11th year in a row in the Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021.

Gartner Magic Quadrant provides a credible, independent evaluation of analytics and BI platforms using a uniform set of criteria, allowing users to easily compare varying business intelligence tools.

Gartner’s brand, as well as its extensive and impartial research by its analysts, makes the Gartner Magic Quadrant an essential reference document for organisations looking to utilise a BI platform.

Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021

Source: Gartner (February 2021)

Qlik’s strengths, as noted in the Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021:

Flexibility of deployment:

Qlik offers the flexibility to deploy on-premises or with any major cloud provider, with multiclouds, or to use a combination of these approaches. Customers can also utilise Qlik’s full SaaS offering.

Comprehensive portfolio of capabilities:

Qlik’s purchase of companies will expand the breadth of its capabilities across the data and analytics pipeline. Qlik Sense delivers self-service visual data discovery capabilities for analysts or business users, while also supporting developer-embedded analytics. Qlik Catalog is used for cataloging and governance. Also, although Qlik Data Integration Platform (formerly Attunity) is a stand-alone offering, it adds powerful integration and data movement capabilities under the Qlik umbrella.

Data literacy and customer focus:

Qlik’s Data Literacy Program helps users of all levels, whether Qlik customers or not, to understand and utilise data. Qlik’s Analytics Modernisation Program encourages and helps existing QlikView customers to migrate to Qlik Sense for new use cases. Qlik’s Executive Insights Center is an executive portal focused on helping customers link analytics to business outcomes; it is driven by Qlik executives and closely tied to existing marketing and customer success programs.

Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021 – Cautions:

While Gartner presented a generally glowing review of the Qlik platform – as with all tools, they did note some cautions. The primary of which centred on the complexity of pricing when it comes to Qlik licensing and add-on complexities. While the pricing structure can appear confusing, we aimed to address this in our recent webinar: Your Qlik Licensing Journey.

The report also suggested that Qlik’s recent acquisitions could increase complexity for users. However, Qlik have repeatedly demonstrated their ability to provide effective integration across their portfolio, and we see no reason to believe this is going to change in the near future.


We’ve always believed that Qlik is the best BI platform to work with, but it’s great to see this recognition from Gartner once again!


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