Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 06 September, 2016 - Qlik®, a leader in visual analytics, has announced that SIG Combibloc Obeikan (CBOB), one of the world’s leading system suppliers of carton packaging and filling machines for the food and beverage industry, has selected Qlik for their finance and controlling divisions. After an initial phase and due to the successful performance of this delivery, CBOB continued to expand its usage of Qlik across operations, maintenance and marketing departments in the Middle East.
Prior to the deployment of Qlik the teams at CBOB spent multiple hours and resources updating monthly reports manually, as well as building numerous daily ad-hoc reports. With the adoption of Qlik, time can now be spent supporting customers and placing a stronger focus on the quality of data obtained from these reports to add more value to its customers.
“Our company’s focus is built around operational effectiveness and efficiency. The criteria we use for selecting our partners in the projects that involve business intelligence (BI) enhancement includes the reputation of the product, technical support, future growth potential of the product, time of implementation, project cost and user friendliness. Qlik ticked all the boxes and, most importantly, we were impressed by the interactive interface and enhanced accessibility. In the previous system we faced numerous difficulties with finding reliable data, but with Qlik, we have a single source of easy-to-access data that can lead to informed decisions across the company. At a time when business competitiveness is at a premium in the Middle East, it’s vital we are able to enhance the quality of our decision making for our clients,” said Joerg Kulike - CFO, SIG Combibloc Obeikan.
Qlik enables SIG CBOB to extract more complex data and limit the time used by the different internal departments to combine all data sources and provide instant answers to their questions.
Kerry Koutsikos, Country Manager - MEA & Turkey, Qlik said: “We understand that SIG Combibloc Obeikan is operating in a dynamic and competitive ecosystem, therefore the team required faster access to actionable data to fulfill their customers’ demands. With the deployment of Qlik we hope to enable them to make smarter and realistic business decisions that are based on in-depth, market knowledge. Qlik based reporting will transform the way CBOB uses information and enhance the quality of decisions – vital in today’s competitive and volatile economic environment.