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Fire Brigade Amsterdam-Amstelland Calculates Risks with QlikView

  Fire Brigade Amsterdam-Amstelland Calculates Risks with QlikView

Business Wire

RADNOR, Pa. -- March 12, 2013

QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) a leader in Business Discovery – user-driven Business
Intelligence (BI), today announced that the fire brigade Amsterdam-Amstelland
has deployed QlikView to map the risks in the region and proactively respond
to those risks. QlikView serves as the basis for a risk profile, that combines
600,000 objects in Amsterdam (buildings, rails, roads) and possible incident
types (house fires, traffic accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning). It displays
this information in conjunction with the recording of actual incidents and
data from the Key Addresses and Buildings (BAG-register). This delivers 12
million possible incidents that the fire brigade can anticipate precisely.
QlikTech partner Incentro was responsible for the implementation of QlikView.

Barry van ‘t Padje, project leader Risk Profile in the corps
Amsterdam-Amstelland said: “With about 10,000 incidents per year in our
region, we had a great need to estimate the risks of certain objects and areas
and in the best case even prevent. QlikView helps us do that. We also added
map extensions to QlikView for better insight into what incidents happen
where. We are very happy with QlikView’s flexibility and the fact that you can
disclose all your data with one user friendly system.”

The fire brigade Amsterdam-Amstelland uses the digital risk profile to
calculate the risks as accurately as possible: the probability of an incident
is multiplied with its effect. In this way the risks are mapped, however users
can also zoom in on the fire incident types to see which incident is most
common in which location. Because of this risk profile, the fire brigade’s
management also has improved steering capabilities. They can provide an
accurate training plan, focusing on the risks in the area where a fire fighter
is employed. Moreover they can inform the fire districts, municipal districts
and neighbourhoods better about specific risks. All information is available
real-time and the system is designed so that other brigades can also work with
the data.

“Our choice for QlikView was not only based on price, but also on the way data
is visualized in dashboards,” continued van ‘t Padje. “In the future we want
to use QlikView in many more ways, for example, to take notes during fire
drills or when selecting households for communication campaigns. In this way,
knowledge on previous experiences and solutions is secured and can help us
while fighting a new fire or other incident. I hope that other forces will
also start to use this system and come up with new ideas, because for the
security in our region it is of great value.”

About Incentro

QlikTech partner Incentro began as a specialist in the field of Business
Intelligence, specifically around SAS solutions. Around the millennium, web
services (content management systems) were dominant in the service. From 2006,
we re-added Business Intelligence to the service portfolio, and in 2007 we
included Enterprise Content Management (including Enterprise Search). Incentro
has fields grouped under the name Enterprise Information Management. Incentro
is a decisive player in the Dutch market. With a total of 150 employees, they
make the difference for many large clients. For more information, visit:
www.incentro.com

About QlikTech

QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in Business Discovery—user-driven Business
Intelligence (BI). Its QlikView Business Discovery solution bridges the gap
between traditional BI solutions and inadequate spreadsheet applications. The
in-memory associative search technology QlikTech pioneered created the
self-service BI category, allowing users to explore information freely rather
than being confined to a predefined path of questions. Appropriate from SMB to
the largest global enterprise, QlikView’s self-service analysis can be
deployed with data governance in days or weeks. The QlikView Business
Discovery platform’s app-driven model works with existing BI solutions,
offering an immersive mobile and social, collaborative experience.
Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, QlikTech has offices around the world
serving approximately 27,000 customers in over 100 countries.

Qlik™, QlikView™, QlikTech™, and the QlikTech logo are trademarks of QlikTech
International AB which have been registered in multiple countries. Other marks
and logos mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:

For QlikTech
Amanda Keane, 617-520-7260
akeane@webershandwick.com
 
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