Qlik is a software company based in Pennsylvania, USA. Qlik is the provider of QlikView and Qlik Sense, business intelligence & visualization software.
Qlik (previously known as QlikTech) was founded in Sweden in 1993 as a software company in business intelligence (BI). Its PC-based desktop tool was called QuikView. “Quik” stood for “Quality, Understanding, Interaction, Knowledge.” Initially, the software was sold only in Sweden.
In 2005, the single-user desktop tool was replaced with a server-based web tool. In 2004, Accel and Jerusalem Venture Partners, invested in Qlik, turning it into an international software house. Qlik established partnerships with Intel and HP and incorporated charts and colours in their UI. Qlik customers include DB Schenker, Dendrite, Ericsson, and the Swedish Post.
Its user base has 22,000 customers in 100 countries. In 2010, Qlik debuted on Wall Street with a market capitalization over $2 billion.