QlikTech (Nasdaq: QLIK) a leader in Business Discovery — user-driven Business Intelligence and Business & Decision (Euronext: BND), the international Consulting and Systems Integration (CSI) company, today announced the signing of a global partnership during Qonnections, the QlikTech global partner summit. As part of the agreement, Business & Decision expects to launch new innovative offerings and solutions based on the QlikView Business Discovery platform for industries such as Banking, Insurance and Life Sciences.

Since 2009 Business & Decision and QlikTech have been in a partnership that has led them to work on numerous successful projects for customers like: World Wildlife Foundation, Biogen Idec, WTO World Trade Organization, Sanofi Pasteur, Mangar Medical Packaging, Aceto, Philadelphia Youth Network and Allocade. The partnership, which began in Switzerland and France, expanded to the US and UK and now includes Belgium and Russia. At present, QlikTech and Business & Decision are developing joint ‘go to market’ plans, both at the local and global level to better share know-how, best practices and business activities across the aforementioned countries.

Patrick Bensabat, CEO of Business & Decision, comments: “Business & Decision and QlikTech have some similarities: we are focused on transforming the mature market of business intelligence, where innovation and specialization differentiates leaders from followers. The size, processes and structure of our companies fosters agility and responsiveness to market trends. Our critical mass, now allows us to deliver our offerings globally. Through this agreement we are nurturing these key differentiators. It enables us to expand our expertise even more rapidly across countries, with more focused offerings.”

Peter McQuade, Vice-President of Global Alliances at QlikTech, adds: “Organizations have new expectations about the speed and types of information they want to deliver in a self-service format to users. Business & Decision has shown its ability to implement our agile Business Discovery solutions in big companies as well as in small businesses. They deliver on meeting IT’s expectations for enterprise solutions as well as business users’ demands from an intuitive product like QlikView. We expect this partnership to benefit many joint customers throughout the world for years to come.”

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