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Seven Steps to Migrating QlikView into the Cloud

Ok. You are now considering moving QlikView into the cloud so you can recognize the business benefits I outlined in a previous article, “The savings of moving QlikView into the cloud.”

In this blog post, I will explain how simple and easy it is to migrate your QlikView application to our RAPid cloud data platform without disrupting business as usual activities.

Of course, the migration timeline is dependent on the number of users. As an example, to migrate 50 users and two applications, the entire process should take less than a day (eight hours).

Seven easy steps to the cloud

The on premise to cloud migration process requires only seven steps. These are:

1. Load a copy of your application into the RAPid platform using the RAPid QlikView Manager

2. Create the data structure within RAPid

3. Load your data into RAPid

4. Assign your data to the relevant QlikView application

5. Set the required data refresh trigger

6. Create the user profiles in RAPid and assign required applications

7. Send an auto-generated password to users

You’re now using QlikView in the cloud.

Benefits of QlikView in the cloud

Let’s revisit why you should consider bringing your QlikView application into the cloud. It’s all about the user experience:

  • Users can access QlikView wherever and whenever they wish from any device using a simple web browser and secure login
  • Make better decisions by improving the quality of the data that goes into your QlikView application using data cleansing and enrichment tools found on the RAPid platform
  • IT teams no longer need spend endless hours managing and maintaining hardware and network infrastructure

It is important to note that your investment in QlikView licenses is not lost moving to the cloud with Rosslyn Analytics. They simply get transferred to the RAPid platform.

A beautiful thing about QlikView in the cloud is the freedom to scale to meet demand without having to invest in even more hardware. You only need to add more users (licenses). This gives you the flexibility to meet business demands on-the-fly.

In my next article, I will demonstrate via video the seven steps.


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