Retalix Integrates QlikView

Deal provides retailers, distributors with business analytics

LUND, Sweden & RA'ANANA, Israel -- Retalix Ltd., a provider of integrated enterprisewide software solutions for food retailers and distributors, and QlikTech, a provider of business analysis software, have formed an OEM partnership.

Retalix will power its InSync Analyzer Business Intelligence application with QlikTech's QlikView engine.

The combination of Retalix's expertise in retailing and distribution with the innovative analytics technology from QlikTech creates an analytics applications suite for retailers and distributors [image-nocss] that improves their ability to gather, store, analyze and access important data for making better business decisions, the companies said.

InSync is a web-based portfolio of synchronized software applications designed and developed to meet the requirements of retailers and distributors in the grocery and foodservice industries. These applications automate essential retailing, distribution and supply chain operations, which enable users to increase operating efficiencies, while improving customer acquisition, retention and profitability.

QlikTech's flagship product, QlikView, is a complete software suite for business analysis. It uses a single architecture that covers all types of analysis and reporting needs for all organizations. QlikView's patented technology never restricts the end user in the pursuit of knowledge hidden in operational system data, said the company. QlikView scales to meet the needs of any organization, it added. QlikView introduces new rules in business analysis.

"We chose QlikView as Retalix InSync Analyzer's analytic engine to leverage QlikView's tremendous flexibility and ease of implementation and use to satisfy our customers' Business Intelligence needs. This collaboration brings us one step closer to realizing fully our vision of synchronized retail and distribution, which employs a highly flexible and customizable architecture, so that customers can capture the full benefits of their investments in modernizing IT systems," said Gil Roth, vice president of analytics and optimization solutions, at Retalix Ltd.

"With this deal we are taking yet another step in our Strategic OEM Program to embed our QlikView platform in best-of-breed products and companies," said Peter Sherman, vice president business development at QlikTech International AB.

QlikTech's patented technology allows in-memory manipulation of massive datasets on low-cost hardware, allowing affordable widespread deployment of highly sophisticated analytic applications in days. QlikView's click-driven, visually interactive interface allows users to discover unanticipated insights hidden in operational systems with virtually no end user training, the company said. QlikView has more than 126,500 users at 2,486 customers in 58 countries, it said. In addition to hundreds of small and midsized companies, QlikTech's customers include large corporations such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Top Flite, 3M, Stanley and The Campbell Soup Co.

Lund, Sweden-based QlikTech is privately held and venture backed by Accel Partners, Jerusalem Venture Partners and Industrifonden.

Retalix is an independent provider of enterprise-wide software solutions to retailers and distributors worldwide. With more than 34,000 sites installed across 50 countries, Retalix solutions serve the needs of multi-national grocery chains, convenience and fuel retailers, foodservice operators, food and consumer goods distributors and independent grocers. It offers a portfolio of software applications that automate and synchronize essential retailing, distribution and supply chain management operations, encompassing stores, headquarters and warehouses. The company's International headquarters are located in Ra'anana, Israel, and its U.S. headquarters are located in Plano, Texas.