QlikTech Names Sean Farrington UK and Ireland MD

Sean Farrington, ex SAP® Business Objects Regional Vice President and General Manager, UK, Ireland and South Africa, joins QlikTech

Leamington Spa - 22 juli 2009

QlikTech, the world’s fastest-growing Business Intelligence (BI) company, today announced Sean Farrington, ex SAP® Business Objects Regional Vice President and General Manager, UK, Ireland and South Africa, as its new UK & Ireland MD. Sean replaces Andy Honess, who has been promoted to run QlikTech’s enterprise accounts business globally. Andy Honess’s new role underscores QlikTech’s increased strategic focus on large enterprise customers who are not only growing dramatically in number, but are using QlikView successfully across their organisations in multiple, key business areas.

The hire of Sean Farrington, from a key competitor, signals QlikTech’s increased focus on marketplace leadership. QlikTech has enjoyed phenomenal growth (50% in 2008) by providing simple software in a market that has been accustomed to complex solutions from traditional players. Sean brings over 14 years of experience in the business software industry to the role, nine of those within Business Intelligence.

Prior to his most recent role at SAP Business Objects, he was based in Stockholm and responsible for Business Objects’ Nordic operations. Before Business Objects, Sean worked at Crystal Decisions and Rockwell's eCommerce division, and spent 14 years serving as a Commissioned Officer in the British Army. As well as being a trained pilot and Squadron Commander, Sean also holds qualifications in Computer Science, Ammunition Technology and Logistics.

“In my time in the Business Intelligence market I have noticed QlikTech flourish in an extremely competitive marketplace. QlikTech owes its strength to its rapid ROI and in-memory analytics, and I’m looking forward to navigating its course through these exciting times and ensuring the company continues to gain the recognition it deserves.”

QlikTech’s award-winning business analysis solution, QlikView, works the way your mind works to connect related data from many sources, using patented, next-generation association technology. Information can then be explored intuitively and visually – with drill-down detail in a few clicks – delivering accurate answers and better insights.

Lars Björk, CEO of QlikTech, said, “Sean is bringing two key attributes to this role – a strong Business Intelligence background and exceptional leadership skills. This hire is important to QlikTech, as we look forward to our next wave of growth in this critical region.”

Over QlikTech

QlikTech is ‘s werelds snelst groeiende Business Intelligence (BI)-softwarebedrijf. QlikView, het vlaggenschip van het bedrijf, heeft momenteel 269.000 gebruikers bij 5.980 klanten in 73 landen, verspreid over de hele wereld. Iedere dag verwelkomt QlikTech gemiddeld twaalf nieuwe klanten. Door deze explosieve groei heeft het bedrijf zijn inkomsten in het boekjaar 2006 met 80% en in het boekjaar 2007 met 96% zien stijgen.

QlikView maakt het zeer eenvoudig om verfijnde analyses te implementeren, te gebruiken en te onderhouden. Met QlikTechs gepatenteerde in-memory BI-technologie kan de gebruiker reusachtige dataverzamelingen direct in het interne geheugen van de computer laden en manipuleren. Dit kan al op relatief simpele hardware, wat een betaalbare, brede implementatie binnen slechts twee tot drie weken mogelijk maakt.

QlikTech, in 1993 opgericht in Zweden, heeft vestigingen in de Verenigde Staten, het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Duitsland, Scandinavië en de Benelux (Hoofddorp). Het bedrijf werkt wereldwijd met meer dan vijfhonderd partners. Tot de klanten in de Benelux behoren: ABX Logistics, ADP, Atos Origin, ING Trust, KLM, MarktSelect (Graydon), Merck Sharp & Dohme, Panasonic, Schenker, ThiemeMeulenhoff, TNT en Zurich Verzekeringen.

Voor meer informatie: www.qliktech.nl.