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Qonnect Partner Program Expands By 25%

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QlikTech's partner model is fundamental to accelerating our growth

QlikTech, the world's fastest-growing Business Intelligence (BI) software company, today announced 25% growth of its partner network at Qonnections 2009, the company's annual Global Partner Summit. More than 400 partners from around the world are gathered in Barcelona at the sold-out, filled-to-capacity event to share best practices for sales and support of the QlikView business analytics product.

The Qonnect partner program has expanded market penetration of QlikView through alliances with more than 875 solution providers around the world. In 2008, while other companies maintained or retracted programs, QlikTech not only aggressively expanded its global partner network, it also increased the percentage of sales derived from it.

"QlikTech's partner model is fundamental to accelerating our growth," said Lars Bjork, CEO of QlikTech. "I am proud to see that the continued adoption and expansion of QlikView is driving the success of hundreds of our alliance partners. In a climate where most are experiencing stagnant sales, QlikTech and its partners continue to gain new ground, introducing the power of QlikView to new sectors and geographies."

QlikTech added over 3800 new customers in 2008, with roughly 10 of every 13 coming through partners. Customers range across industries from financial services to retail, consumer products to public sector, and healthcare to manufacturing.

Because of QlikView's appealing value proposition of ease of use and time to value, QlikTech was able to attract a diverse community of innovators. Qonnect partners include those who sell the product, service providers that deliver specialized domain expertise, complementary technology companies, and OEM partners whose solutions are "Powered by QlikView."

Reseller and Deploy Partners: Geographic expansion and premier partnerships QlikTech partners are critical to its geographic expansion in areas like Latin America, South Africa and Asia Pacific. QlikView Japan recently launched with three of the country's leading software resellers: Ashisuto, CSK, and Hitachi INS, gaining interest from hundreds in attendance.

QlikTech has also grown its partner channel with relationships with many of the premier management consulting firms and systems integrators around the world.

OEM Partners: Unmatched visualization, expanded offerings
Software vendors and information providers integrate QlikView to power more visual dashboards, reporting and analysis, or to use as an add-on module to their existing offerings. QlikView expanded its OEM network by more than 50% in the past year, including partners like Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading information provider to the medical and pharmaceutical industries and Atex, the leading provider of software solutions and services to the global media industry.

Technology Partners: Scalability and optimized performance
QlikTech formed several new partnerships with other leading technology companies over the past year, including Hewlett-Packard (Neoview), Informatica, Kalido, Netezza and Sybase (IQ). Robust data warehouse and integration solutions from these technology partners provide a scalable foundation on which QlikView delivers user-driven analysis. The joint offerings enable customers with large user bases and data volumes to easily visualize and interpret their data for better and faster decision-making.

"QlikTech's partner momentum has played a large role in our surging growth and expansion," said Peter McQuade, vice president of alliances at QlikTech. "The Qonnect program harnesses the proven success and customer value of QlikView so that our partners -- both new and existing -- can build on their businesses."

About QlikTech:
QlikTech is the Business Answers company. Its flagship product, QlikView, enables organizations of all sizes to unlock the value of their data to make better decisions that improve business results. Unlike traditional BI solutions, QlikView delivers immediate value with payback measured in days or weeks rather than months, years, or not at all. Through QlikView's disruptive, in-memory associative approach, business users have experienced unprecedented success and satisfaction. QlikTech is the only company in this market that offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. QlikTech grew by 50% in 2008 and has more than 10,500 customers in 92 countries and over 875 partners worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.qlikview.com.

QlikTech and QlikView are trademarks or registered trademarks of QlikTech International AB. Other company names, product names and company logos mentioned herein are the trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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