Recently, we talked to some of our customers, and they told us that they couldn’t imagine having worked without PlatformManager before. They explained the pain points they were suffering which they no longer need to worry about, such as:
GIT is the most used version control system in the world, it’s been around for decades. A lot of potential customers we speak to use GIT as a corporate standard, and it’s always difficult to get across that we aren’t competing with GIT, but that we can just help businesses in ways that it just can’t. Look, we’ll show you. It’s an easy comparison to make, we understand that. GIT manages some of the key things that PlatformManager also takes care of, the difference is – it’s not purpose-built for Qlik or the business environments that Qlik is deployed in. GIT isn’t going anywhere, but we are growing because our solution does things it can’t, and those things are the keys for your business to unlock true control over app development, testing, and deployment. GIT Isn’t Always The Best Answer We’re writing this having had far too many meetings with prospective clients who can’t get over the fact that GIT does some of what PlatformManager does. It’s a common roadblock that we have to overcome, and we’ve figured out the easiest way to explain it. GIT is a very professional solution, but it focuses on a different audience than us.Read more
A CEO bases their decisions on data. They do that because they’ve learned how important it is to make decisions around insight. Some of these decisions have massive implications on the short and long-term success of a business, so it’s an understatement to say that data is important. So how can CEOs trust what they see on screen? There are many reasons that people come to distrust what they see in an app. Whether it’s inconsistencies in presentation, or old data still being delivered, people responsible for building BI applications need to know how to deliver up-to-date, accurate data, in the way their business users need – particularly if it’s the CEO. But what’s stopping them from doing that already, and how can they overcome these roadblocks? What CEOs Need To See There are two components that determine the quality of analysis – data and the overall quality of the app. Firstly, the output of any app is going to be built on data. The end product can have a perfect UX, but if the data isn’t up to standard, then the app won’t be as effective, or reliable, as it could be. There is a wide range of governanceRead more
BI developers are an often underappreciated bunch. They work to rapidly shifting business needs, tight deadlines, and often, with little appreciation. So wouldn’t it be great if you could make their lives easier? Well, luckily you can – just take a look at how PlatformManager helps. When we talk about our solution we often look at the direct business impacts. But the great thing about a tool that makes businesses better is that it often has a really positive effect on the people who use it. Doing the best for your developers and arming them with tools that make their job simpler, and their lives easier, can only lead to better work, so let’s show you how PlatformManager lends a helping hand. Managing Change Think, for a moment, of a team of developers, and we’re not talking about two people sitting across from each other at a desk, we’re talking about teams of five or more – particularly those who are working remotely. They might all be tasked with working on changes to the same app at the same time. This app is likely to be live for business users, so downtime stops other parts of the business from operating.Read more
Allows you to follow your own deployment process for publishing apps to your production server. Easy to use, customizable, powerful, flexible.
Rich metadata allows you to search across your apps for used files, expressions, variables, servers used and much more. Explore and analyze quickly to find solutions.
Only tested apps should be used by your business users. Platform Manager enforces that only reviewed and approved apps can be used in Production.
Keep your Production environment consistent by packaging related apps. Restore entire releases containing apps that function together to keep your environment consistent.
Which files are required to reload your app? Let Platform Manager visualize your Data Lineage and navigate to the visualization to analyze your dependencies.
Work seamlessly together with your team members. See the changes made by others. Give your testers the input they need to test faster and more focused to deliver quality apps.
Code review is the surest path to better code, and it’s fundamental to how it works. Built-in review tools make code review an essential part of your team’s process.
Reviews happen faster when you know exactly what’s changed. Diffs compare versions of your source code side by side, highlighting the parts that are new, edited, or deleted.
“PlatformManager offers us a great environment for application lifecycle management, for both SAP/BO and Qlik, allowing us to minimize risk, reduce costs and improve results.”
Bram Talstra, Johan Molenaar & Onno Oosterkamp, Members of the BI-team, Accell Group