Finance Indaba 2017: Explore hidden data relationships with South Africa Qlik Master Reseller


"We are passionate about customers achieving real value from the use of Data Analytics and I believe the best way to support this is through sharing experiences and customer stories," says Simon Kirby, Director of Financial Services Industry Solutions at Qlik. South Africa Qlik Master Reseller is a gold partner at the Finance Indaba Africa 2017 on 12 and 13 October 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

  • Finance professionals and accountants register for the Finance Indaba for free with code FB2017!

In the coming weeks and months, we will be chatting to all the Indaba partners, asking them why they are joining the event and what their most important message for finance professionals is.

Do you want to learn why over 1 800 customers rely on South Africa Qlik Master Reseller's portfolio of products? Do you want to be informed about the latest and greatest in finance? Then don't miss the Finance Indaba Africa 2017.

The Finance Indaba is the biggest annual event on the continent for financial managers and specialists who are seeking partnerships to drive progress. Thousands of delegates will gain valuable insights into realising financial performance and growth, becoming more efficient and accessing funding, among a host of other opportunities from leading players in financial services.

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller (previously known as QlikView SA) has been a member of the EOH group of companies since 1 July 2014, facilitating a great partnership that aims to accelerate growth for Qlik in Southern Africa directly or through its specialized Partner channel. SA Qlik MR’s portfolio of products meets customers' growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics. Over 1800 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.

Simon has over 25 years’ experience working in the insurance and banking sectors.

Prior to joining Qlik in 2015, Simon worked for the Financial Services Authority where he headed a team of insurance regulators supervising the activities of over 30 companies in complying with regulations such as Solvency II.

Why will you be present at the Finance Indaba?
"We are passionate about customers achieving real value from the use of Data Analytics and I believe the best way to support this is through sharing experiences and customer stories."


What will you be talking about or showcasing?
"I will be talking about how Qlik and Data Analytics are used by Finance Teams.

"I will provide some examples of customer uses and a demo of how Qlik software can be used by Finance teams."


What challenges can you help finance professionals/firms with in 2017?
"By way of example, I can demonstrate to finance professionals how Qlik’s Data Analytics can be used for:


  • Financial Reporting to the Board and Senior Management
  • In depth analysis of the ledgers and accounts
  • Provision of a supplier portal with supporting data that suppliers can slice and dice."




What is the key to great after-sales service?

"For me, its all about people building relationships and moving to a trusted partner relationship. Good suppliers look to ensure that the customer has been able to effectively use the service or product acquired and is achieving real value and satisfaction."

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