RESTON, VIRGINIA and RADNOR, PA – Qlik®, a leader in visual analytics, and Qlarion, a leader in data-driven government solutions, have announced that they are teaming to launch a new solution—QlearGov™ Visual Analytics.
QlearGov Visual Analytics helps agencies in the federal government turn their raw open data into highly visual solutions to better engage and inform the citizens they serve. While a number of recent policy initiatives, including the DATA Act, require agencies to embrace open data by standardizing and submitting raw data sets for public view, QlearGov Visual Analytics goes a step further — enabling agencies to use their open data to engage and inform citizens.
Based on Qlik’s market-leading data visualization software and Qlarion’s expertise in developing citizen engagement applications, QlearGov™ Visual Analytics is a pre-packaged data visualization solution designed to help government agencies transform their open data into usable applications for the public. The product is a fully-hosted solution and includes the design, build-out and maintenance of a visual analytics application for an annual subscription fee.
“QlearGov Visual Analytics is designed for federal agencies that want to be leaders in Open Data,” says Jake Bittner, CEO of Qlarion. “QlearGov will help these agencies transform their data into publically available tools that will actually solve problems for citizens. We’re entering a new era of citizen engagement, and are looking for agencies that want to pave the way.”
Qlarion has had previous success developing citizen-facing applications that leverage open data. They recently designed several online applications with open data for the City of Boston: SnowStats, which allows Boston residents to track and monitor the city’s snow plowing progress, Permit Finder, which enables business owners and individuals to track the processing of their permit and license applications, and Neighborhood Insights, an interactive online map that lets relocating citizens see crime and code enforcement data of specific addresses.
Similarly, Qlik has created a number of public-facing open data applications. These include CMS Open Payments, which tracks nearly $700M in payments made by pharmaceutical companies to 500,000 physicians; and US Federal Grants, which shows the $2.2 Trillion in Federal grants made over the past four years.
“The combination of Qlarion’s expertise in citizen engagement applications with Qlik’s expertise in data visualization for federal agencies makes for a powerful solution,” says Monica McEwen, Federal Director at Qlik. “The DATA Act is requiring agencies to be compliant with open data policies—but being compliant is straight-forward. We’re teaming with Qlarion to leverage the swell of support for open data and create an opportunity for agencies that want to transform the way they interact with the people they serve.”
Qlarion and Qlik are demonstrating the solution at Qlik’s June 9th event, Visualize Your World, in Washington D.C. The conference will bring together government agencies and technology providers and showcase how forward-thinking agencies are using visual analytics to become more agile and data driven. Bittner will lead a session discussing open data and data-driven government at the conference.
Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in visual analytics. Its portfolio of products meets customers’ growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics. Approximately 35,000 customers rely on Qlik solutions to gain meaning out of information from varied sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik has offices around the world with more than 1700 partners covering more than 100 countries.
Qlarion is a professional services firm focused on helping public sector organizations use business intelligence (BI) to effectively manage, access, and understand information, and make more informed and faster business decisions. Our approach is distinct in that we focus on the “business” aspect of BI by leveraging our IMAGINE™ methodology. IMAGINE™ is based on over 50 successful BI implementations and designed to ensure our clients achieve the business and operational goals that BI technology is meant to support.
Qlarion clients include the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), US Army, Department of Energy, US Postal Service, Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Education, a legislative branch of the US government and Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs).