Something we’ve started to see a need to tackle recently is the perception that PlatformManager and Qlik Cloud don’t go together. We cannot stress enough how this isn’t the case. 


We’ve been working hard to make sure that all the things you know and love about PlatformManager are still available when you migrate. Better still, it can be a big part of facilitating a migration in the first place. Let us explain.


Making The Lift And Shift Seamless

Any business that wants to move a chunk of data, the apps that data feeds, and really anything else stored digitally on-prem, knows how scary migration can be. It doesn’t matter if you’re the CTO or a lead dev, the idea of anything you need access to going up in smoke during a migration is a nightmare. Thankfully, with such a large shift toward cloud-based apps and server support, most businesses have processes in place to minimize the risk of data loss. But that doesn’t mean the process is a walk in the park.


If we’re talking about Qlik, the best example of a potential mismatch between your old on-prem setup and your shiny new cloud configuration is the data that feeds into all the apps that your BI teams use. No data means no BI output, which means no data-based decision-making. Or, potentially even worse, the wrong data is used, meaning decision-making is based on incorrect information.

During a migration to the cloud, PlatformManager can actually be used as a tool to make sure that when you move the apps, you still know what they’re connected to. No business of any size moves everything on a single day, so we’ve found a way to help support phased migration so that your BI teams never go a minute without the tools they need.


This is such a useful feature that we’ve seen some of our customers actually build their Qlik migration processes around the functionality. Not only is that a huge compliment for us, but proof that just because you’re headed to the cloud doesn’t mean we can’t help. In fact, it’s quite literally the opposite of that!

Everything You Should Expect

Now that we’ve gone to the trouble of telling you that if you want to get Qlik Cloud up and running, we’ll be right there for you. We also wanted to point out some of the key benefits you can expect to see. 


Plain and simple, collaborative development in Qlik is easier with PlatformManager. Whether your team all work nine till five in the same office, or you’re split between office and home across a bunch of time zones – having PlatformManager makes life easier. A team of devs can all work in unison without stepping on each other’s toes, without making errors when it comes to pairing updated data sources or using the latest version of an app. Traceability is the name of the game, and it’s something we deliver.


Speaking of errors, they’re the number one thing that sends releases out of schedule. One error leads to more testing, more fixing, and more labor-intensive rollout. When your app rollout is a particularly manual process, it is prone to errors as well as taking far longer than it needs to. With PlatformManager that manual effort is taken out; as is the chance for people to make errors in version deployment, which all comes together to get your release schedule back on track.

Understanding the impact of data changes is likely a big part of your day. Or more likely, it’s a big part of your day because there are so many times that apps stop working because they aren’t connected to the correct data source. PlatformManager’s data lineage tracking provides clear insights into where data is being used and how changes to data sources, like QVDs, impact your applications. In exactly the same way as it can help you migrate from on-prem to cloud, it can make day-to-day life that much easier too.


Qlik Cloud is only going to get more uptake. Whether you’re about to make the leap, or you’re thinking about how you could make it happen – we’re here to help. 

PlatformManager makes the life of Qlik dev teams easier while also improving rollout quality, so why not talk to us today?