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We are excited to be closing in on the first year of Qlik Sense Cloud Business!

 

One of the main areas of focus this year for our customers and cloud development team has been the addition of a broader range of data connectivity options within Qlik Sense Cloud Business. Recently, you may have noticed the addition of direct data connectivity to the following applications:

  • Bit.ly
  • Facebook Insights
  • Facebook Pages (expanded tables, including LikesforItem, CommentsforItem, and CommentsandReplies)
  • Google Analytics (expanded tables, including MetaDataColumns, CustomMetrics, CustomDimensions, and Goals)
  • MailChimp
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Slack
  • SugarCRM
  • SurveyMonkey

 

Using the New Connectors

Configuration and authentication for these newest connectors is similar to the processes for existing web connectors – after entering your basic account information for the various cloud applications, you can access an authentication code to establish the connection. Look for the new connectors in the data load editor, under Qlik Web Connectors:

 

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Connectors in Qlik Sense Cloud Business

These new additions help bring more of the core Qlik Sense experience to Qlik Sense Cloud Business.  Qlik’s Associative Difference empowers users to easily connect to business-critical data and immediately benefit from the ease of exploring multiple data sources together, at once. That’s why we’ve ramped up connectivity to both cloud and on-premises sources, as well as more flexible options like REST, web files, and Dropbox (coming soon!). The full list of connectivity included in a Qlik Sense Cloud Business subscription now looks like this:

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This recent release of connectors means that Qlik Sense Cloud Business now includes direct connectivity to the three of the market-leading CRM applications, so you can easily dive deeper into customer, sales and marketing data. Interested in creating a CRM dashboard or app? Head over to our demo site and explore the CRM demo app, as well as some other tips and tricks for getting the most out of your CRM data.

 

 

More Qlik Sense Cloud Business highlights:

  • 30 Day Trial - The free trial period for Qlik Sense Cloud Business is now 30 days. If you have been interested in learning more about Qlik Sense or experimenting with cloud analytics, take advantage of the extended free trial period to create and share apps. Go to qlik.com/cloud to create a Cloud Basic subscription, then upgrade in-product.
  • Customer Story - Curious about how other organizations use Qlik Sense Cloud? Hear from Wayne Printy, CFO, LincolnHealth - a Qlik Sense Cloud Know It All!
  • Learn More - Our Cloud Success Team is always ready to help you get the most of your Qlik Sense Cloud Business subscription. Sign up to attend a live, interactive webinar with the team to get your questions answered and learn more.

Qlik DataMarket happily announces the availability of CMS Provider Performance, a new Healthcare Topical package. The 1st of 5 Healthcare topical packages expected over the next 4 months.


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The CMS Provider Performance data package will allow healthcare providers in the US to analyze their performance as measured by patient outcomes both physical and psychological.  This data increases the transparency of hospital care and helps to establish baselines for quality improvement effort across the US care provider community.  Using the data customers will get performance benchmarks for treatment of various illnesses and see how they compare to others in their peer-group, city, state or nationally.

 

It currently consists of three datasets.

 

  • Readmissions & Deaths shows, in a standardized manner, how the treatments to ailments compare across US hospitals, using data from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The data is updated annually (July)
  • Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program tracks the US Government’s program where payments for services are linked to the quality of hospital care. The data is updated annually.
  • Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS), the first patient-reported outcomes measure used in Medicare managed care. Through the HOS, Medicare have gathered reliable and clinically meaningful health status data from the Medicare Advantage program to use in quality improvement activities, pay for performance, program oversight, public reporting, and to improve health.


Today, each U.S. hospital needs to report this information but gets little use of the information in return.  Now, using this dataset, customers can ask such questions as:

  • How do my readmission rates for CABG compare to in-state hospitals?
  • What demographic groups are affected by Hypertension and what's the emotional and physical impact on a patient's accomplishments and activities?
  • What's the national readmission rate for those who receive a knee replacement procedure?

 

Typically this data is hard to find and difficult to integrate into existing data models.  However, we curate the data for you and make sure that all diseases and treatments, geo-dimensions and healthcare providers have been identified and that the appropriate unique identifiers have been associated with each.  (e.g. Each type of procedure is coded with the HCSPC code (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System)).


To get you started quickly, the customers of the CMS Provider Performance data package will also have access to a pre-built application which can be integrated with your own data for unique insights.


 

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Learn more about Qlik DataMarket visit the product page on Qlik.com or Contact a Sales Representative

Qlik Sense September 2017 is now available from our Customer Download Site.    You can also try out many of the new capabilities in Qlik Sense Cloud where you can use Qlik Sense Cloud Basic for free or try Qlik Sense Cloud Business with a free 30 day trial.

 

You will find many new features and capabilities in this release including:

 

      • For Business Users
        • Waterfall Chart - You can now illustrate how an initial value is affected by intermediate positive and negative values with the new waterfall chart. For example, you can show the positive and negative contributions of different accounts in an income statement.
        • Recent Colors- The color picker in Qlik Sense now displays the five most recent colors selected in Qlik Sense
        • Expression Driven Labels – Provides the ability to use expressions in labels for dimensions and measures in property pane.  E.g. This allows you to add dynamically calculated values into the labels on your charts.
        • Box Plot Chart Improvements – Addition of lasso and range selection, reference lines, and vertical orientation in the box plot chart that was introduced in June.
        • Pivot Table Improvements – Ability to expand and collapse all items within a pivot table.
        • Data Manager Sequential Operations - Improvements to Data manager enable you to perform sequential transformations on your tables and fields. Where previously you were limited in what transformations you could perform together, such as being able to apply a single data profiling card transformation on a single field, you can now use the data profiling cards, concatenation, calculated fields, and unpivoting data together.
      • For Administrators
        • Centralized Logging - With the introduction of shared persistence, all nodes now have direct access to a common database and file system. The new Qlik Logging Service allows administrators to configure logs to be centralized by collecting all the messages and inserting them into a PostgreSQL database to help find issues and analyze usage.
        • Qlik Sense Mobile -  This option is only available for customers who have an MDM app store hosted in-house and who have deployed Qlik Sense Enterprise.  The Qlik Sense Mobile app can be downloaded fromhttps://vpp.itunes.apple.com


      • For Developers
        • Hierarchical Data API - A new hierarchical data API enables a definition that more closely reflects the visual representation of data. Benefits of the new API: Ensures little to no manipulation or transformation of data structure in the front end. / Simplifies the creation of charts./ Enables more powerful and dynamic charts.
        • Visualization API Update – Addition of new waterfall chart.
        • Extension Certification Pilot - Initial implementation of a new process for certifying extensions for Qlik Sense.. This is a limited implementation but ultimately we will offer partners the opportunity to apply for certification and to make certified extensions for sale via Qlik Market.

 

Attached you will find a document which outlines these features as well as an overall view of the improvements that have been released over the past 12 months. 


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Join us in a city near you! 

From October 3rd to November 16th we will be visiting cities around the world for the Visualize Your World tour.  Learn how Qlik’s cloud-ready analytics platform delivers value and how Qlik is building on its unique Associative Difference to drive a new wave of analytics across all your data, people, and ideas.


Qlik NPrinting September 2017 has been released to the customer download site.  This release includes several key capabilities as described below. 

 

  • Report Cycles - Qlik NPrinting September 2017 can generate a separate report file for each combination of one or more dimension values. Each report will be filtered according with the combination of values that generates it. For example, the report file generated for the combination Year = 2017 and Country = USA will contain only data related to USA in 2017. Each generated report file will have a unique and customizable filename. For this reason, the dynamic naming feature will be enabled every time you select cycling. This was a gap feature from Qlik NPrinting 16.

 

  • Report Export/Import - It is possible to export a report into a compressed file and import it into a different installation of Qlik NPrinting 17. This is useful when you have separate development and production servers. Upgraded reports can be replaced in the final destination. Exported compressed files also contain other information related to the report, like users and filters.

 

  • Object filters for Qlik Sense Charts - Allows you to apply a filter to a single Qlik Sense object like a chart without applying that filter to all objects in the report.  It can also be used to block filtering of an object so that even though the rest of the report has filters applied, that object doesn't.  Previously you could only add filters to QlikView charts. You can still add only one filter for each chart.

 

Customer can download the latest versions of our software on the Customer Download Page.

Qlik customers & partners are invited to join the QlikView November 2017 Technical Preview. This Preview includes new features and improvements like:

  • Analytic connections - With analytic connections, you can integrate external analysis with your business discovery. By configuring an analytic connection (through server-side extensions), you can extend the built-in expression library with support for calling third-party calculation engines, both for load script and for chart expressions.
  • WebClient improvements like switch language, Detach, Set reference, Copy single column selection, Copy cell
  • Shared files management improvements - improved stability, shared file cleaning, PGO buffering
  • Export in XLSX format - XLSX is now the default exporting format for Excel files, replacing XLS.
  • BNF script reload mode - A new script reload mode, BNF, has been introduced. It uses the same syntax checks as those in the Script editor.
  • KML support - QlikView now can read KML files for use in a map visualizations. The KML file can represent either area data, such as countries or regions, or point data such as cities or places.
  • LEF Control on Maintenance date - When upgrading the QlikView Server or QlikView Desktop, LEF files must be up to date.

 

Try out these new capabilities and improvements and use the community to give your feedback on this new release of QlikView.

 

If you have any question or have issues accessing the community please send an email to insight@qlik.com.

As we shared earlier this year, we will be releasing a new version of Qlik Sense approximately every 10 weeks.  Our next release is scheduled for September 2017, just a few short weeks away!


Leading up to each release, we are committed to providing a release preview to ensure that you have an opportunity to check out the latest features before they go live.  The technical preview for the September releases of both Qlik Sense and Qlik NPrinting can be found on the Qlik Product Insight area of community. 


Below you will find a tentative list of What's New in this upcoming release.


Qlik Sense September 2017

    • For Business Users
      • Data Manager Sequential Operations - Improvements to Data manager enable you to perform sequential transformations on your tables and fields. Where previously you were limited in what transformations you could perform together, such as being able to apply a single data profiling card transformation on a single field, you can now use the data profiling cards, concatenation, calculated fields, and unpivoting data together.
      • Waterfall Chart - You can now illustrate how an initial value is affected by intermediate positive and negative values with the new waterfall chart. For example, you can show the positive and negative contributions of different accounts in an income statement.
      • Recent Colors - The color picker in Qlik Sense now displays the five most recent colors selected in Qlik Sense
    • For Administrators
      • Centralized Logging - With the introduction of shared persistence, all nodes now have direct access to a common database and file system. The new Qlik Logging Service allows administrators to configure logs to be centralized by collecting all the messages and inserting them into a PostgreSQL database to help find issues and analyze usage.
    • For Developers
      • Hierarchical Data API - A new hierarchical data API enables a definition that more closely reflects the visual representation of data. Benefits of the new API: Ensures little to no manipulation or transformation of data structure in the front end. / Simplifies the creation of charts./ Enables more powerful and dynamic charts.
      • Visualization API Update – Addition of new waterfall chart.
      • Extension Certification Pilot - Initial implementation of a new process for certifying extensions for Qlik Sense.. This is a limited pilot but ultimately we will offer partners the opportunity to apply for certification and to make certified extensions for sale via Qlik Market as appropriate.  More about this later.

 

  • Qlik NPrinting September 2017
    • Report Cycles - Generate a separate report file for each combination of one or more dimension values. Each report will be filtered according with the combination of values that generates it.
    • Report Export/Import - It is possible to export a report into a compressed file and import it into a different installation of Qlik NPrinting.
    • Object filters for Qlik Sense Charts - Allows you to apply a filter to a single object like a chart without applying that filter to it objects in the report. It can also be used to block filtering of an object so that even though the rest of the report has filters applied, that object doesn't.

Warning: This is not actually a  "product".... just a cool example of what is possible with Qlik Sense.


Those of you that attended Qonnections would have seen an exciting presentation on the main stage by Todd Margolis showcasing something called the Qlik Sense Bot.  The Bot was originally developed by our colleague Juan Gerado Cabeza as a simple way to demonstrate what is possible with the Qlik platform and its robust set of APIs.


What is a Bot you may ask?


You already know some popular bots – Siri, Cortana, Alexa and of course Google. These are all programs designed to perform tasks, such as setting an alarm, telling you the weather, searching online or even ordering a pizza. So why not have a bot tell you who your top sales people are, alert you when profit margin reaches 20%  – or - even have it send you charts and reports directly to your device?  The possibilities are endless.  In just a matter of hours (ok, a weekend), Juan was able to do just that.  He created an analytical assistant that turns Qlik data visualization into conversational analytics. To shed a little more light here is an excellent clip by our resident video expert Michael Tarallo (@mtarallo) | Twitter

 

 

Remember the Qlik Sense Bot IS NOT a product provided by Qlik, but rather an interesting concept that demonstrates the art of the possible when using the Qlik platform and its APIs.  In addition to being fun, it is easy to see how this innovative use of the APIs could be applied in many real-world situations. Bots can be used by anyone, anywhere, on any device and at any time – scheduling automated tasks and providing access to information when and where you need it – reducing complexities, and increasing availability of insight by simply having a conversation.


If you want even more information about this innovative use of our APIs, please consider joining The Qlik Community Chatbot Group

We are pleased to announce the release of Qlik Sense June 2017!

 

With releases five times per year, it could be difficult to stay up to date on what’s new. The document attached to this post will help you keep up to date.  You will find a look back at some of the key features released over the past 12 months as well as a detailed outline of the the most current release.

 

But first.... check out this overview video:

 

Some of the most exciting enhancements in this release include:

 

  • New Visualizations – New visualizations including the Box Plot, Distribution Plot, and Histogram,
  • Advanced Analytics Integration – The ability to call out to third party engines (such as R & Python) during analysis.
  • Visual Data Prep Enhancements – A wide array of improvements to the visual data preparation capability of Qlik Sense including Visual Data Profiling, Data Binning, Visual Table Concatentation, Data Quality Transformations, Filtering, and inclusion of scripted data sets in visual data preparation.
  • On Demand App Generation – User-generated on-demand analysis apps drawn from Big Data.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO NEXT:

  • Customers can visit the Qlik Customer Download Site HERE
  • If you are new to Qlik, you can download the Qlik Sense June 2017 desktop version HERE.
  • Stay informed and learn more by joining us on an upcoming webinar or local event.

The Qlik NPrinting June 2017 is now available from our Customer Download SIte.  

 

Capabilities include:

 

  • Extension Support for Qlik NPrinting – The ability to include most third-party extensions in Qlik NPrinting reports.
  • Metadata Reload Scheduling for Qlik NPrinting - Ability to schedule metadata reloads for Qlik NPrinting ensuring that developers always see the most recently built objects when building reports
  • Various Qlik Nprinting™ API Enhancements
    • User Selection State– Enhanced APIs to capture user selections and apply these to reports in Qlik NPrinting making On-Demand Reporting for Qlik Sense possible.  (This capability already exists in QlikView as a plug-in.)
    • Management - ability to build, modify and delete users, distribution groups and filters via the API which supports the management of users based on external systems.
    • Task Execution – ability to filter and run a Qlik NPrinting report distribution to multiple users based on an external scheduler or trigger.
    • Task & Connection Monitoring - Real-time task monitoring for Qlik NPrinting Administrative functionality which allows administrators to see Qlik NPrinting activity in real time.

 

Other related announcements -

It is hard to believe that more than a month has passed since we returned to the office from Qonnections, our annual partner & customer conference.   The event is a lot like a family reunion and it was fantastic to see everyone as well as the level of enthusiasm and engagement.

 

If you weren't able to join us, you can now find the keynote from Qonnections on the event site.  I wanted to also share it here because the keynote is squarely focused on the three key innovation themes that we have set for ourselves over the coming year.  These themes include - Hybrid Cloud, Big Data Indexing, and Augmented Intelligence. 

 

 

 

P.S.  We have already begun planning for next year's Qonnections event.  So, please feel free to share ideas about what you think would make a great event. 

Did you hear the news?  Qlik® is introducing a continuous release process for Qlik Sense®.

 

Instead of three releases per year with a dot-zero release in June, Qlik will begin releasing Qlik Sense® every 10 weeks!  Since each release will be similar in scope, we are also replacing our number-based naming convention with releases identified by the month and year they were distributed.  This means that instead of Qlik Sense® 4.0, the June release will simply be called Qlik Sense® June 2017.  (Most other Qlik products will also follow a similar cadence going forward as well.)

 

With releases five times per year, it might be difficult to stay up to date on what’s new.  To help, we are making a number of changes to help keep you informed.  This blog area is just the start.

 

Another important opportunity for you to learn about each release is to participate in the release preview process.

 

A release preview is an early release of our software which is very close to reaching general availability (GA).  It provides the opportunity to try out new features and to test your internal processes on a version of the software that is nearly perfect.  Within a few weeks, the official version will then be released and you can move onto that one with confidence.

 

As release previews become available, they will be posted to the Product Insight area of community.  If you are logged into your QlikID, you should find a release preview for both the June release of Qlik Sense as well as Qlik NPrinting™ . 


You will want to 'follow' the product insights page so that you are notified immediately of any new previews.  If you have any trouble with access, please contact insight@qlik.com

 



NPrinting_CentDist_Reports_color.jpgAll products constantly evolve based on customer demand and technology Innovation and this is certainly what drives the Qlik NPrinting product team.  When the first release of Qlik NPrinting (then Vizubi) was released in 2008 you would not have recognized the product as the one you know today.  

 

As we await the next release - scheduled for the end of June - we thought we would share what you might expect to find this time:

 

  • Extension Support for Qlik NPrinting – The ability to include most third-party extensions in Qlik NPrinting reports.
  • Metadata Reload Scheduling for Qlik NPrinting - Ability to schedule metadata reloads for Qlik NPrinting ensuring that developers always see the most recently built objects when building reports
  • Various Qlik Nprinting™ API Enhancements
    • User Selection State– Enhanced APIs to capture user selections and apply these to reports in Qlik NPrinting making On-Demand Reporting for Qlik Sense possible.  (This capability already exists in QlikView as a plug-in.)
    • Management - ability to build, modify and delete users, distribution groups and filters via the API which supports the management of users based on external systems.
    • Task Execution – ability to filter and run a Qlik NPrinting report distribution to multiple users based on an external scheduler or trigger.
    • Task & Connection Monitoring - Real-time task monitoring for Qlik NPrinting Administrative functionality which allows administrators to see Qlik NPrinting activity in real time.

 

What’s Cooking @ Qlik

This information and Qlik‘s strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by Qlik at any time for any reason without notice. This information is provided without a warranty of any kind.  The information contained here may not be copied, distributed, or otherwise shared with any third party.


Qlik NPrinting 17 was virtually a complete rewrite of the Qlik NPrinting product as the Vizubi team became more integrated into the Qlik family.  As the year goes on, the feature gap between Qlik NPrinting 16 and Qlik NPrinting 17 will continue to narrow.  Of course, new capabilities will surface as well. 


Just a few of the items that we are evaluating over the coming months/year are:

  • Ability to Promote/Demote a report in order to move it from development to production
  • Additional feature parity between capabilities across QlikView and Qlik Sense
  • Updated Rendering Service


The investments that we have made in Qlik NPrinting 17 over the past year position us well for the year to come and beyond. We are looking forward to this being a great year for Qlik NPrinting 17 and its users!

QlikGeoAnalytics-Typemark-Vertical-RGB-1.pngLate last year, a major highway in the Boston area changed to be completely electronic.  Gone are the toll booth plazas and people.  They’ve been replaced by overhead gantries at various points along the highway that read vehicle transponders as they pass underneath. Don’t have a transponder?  A camera takes a picture of your license plate and sends you the bill.

 

The result is a deluge of data on the 100,000+ vehicles that use the highway every day.  You can now go online and see that Thursdays and Fridays are the busiest days of the week and very few people go over 75 mph.  (they say they won’t use this data to issue speeding tickets.  We’ll see…..).

 

I think this situation is typical of many organizations who are suddenly finding themselves with an abundance of geo-spatial data.  But is the highway department taking full advantage of this location-based content?  Are they able to not just visualize this data, but fully understand it and how it relates to other information?  For example, is there a relationship between traffic volumes and rest stop usage? What effect, if any, does different weather conditions have on traffic speed?  Or have their marketing campaigns had an impact on transponder usage in different parts of the state?

 

Enter Qlik GeoAnalytics. Just like QlikView and Qlik Sense has allowed tens of thousands of organizations to not only visualize their data but better understand it in ways they never thought possible, Qlik GeoAnalytics gives you the same power with your location-related data.

 

READ MORE: 2017 Dresner Report: Qik Rated #1 for Location Intelligence Capabilities

 

Qlik GeoAnalytics has already been used by customers in many different situations – determining the best location for a new store based on existing client information, population data and driving distances.  Analyzing weather-related insurance claims vs. actual weather data to determine possible cases of fraud.  Understanding foot traffic within a store by taking real-time customer tracking data (via cell phone Wi-Fi signals) and overlaying it on an image of the floor plan.  There are many different industries and business functions that can take advantage of Qlik GeoAnalytics.

 

Interested in finding out more?  Check out these demos, videos and tutorials.  And be careful how fast you drive on the highway because someone may be watching you….

 

READ MORE: Data Visualization Foundations: Mapping Point Data | Qlik

 

 

What’s Cooking @ Qlik

This information and Qlik‘s strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by Qlik at any time for any reason without notice. This information is provided without a warranty of any kind.  The information contained here may not be copied, distributed, or otherwise shared with any third party.

 

Qlik GeoAnalytics joined the Qlik product portfolio just a few short months ago through the acquisition of one of our partners, Idevio.  We will certainly see more from Qlik GeoAnalytics over the coming year but it is bit too early to share any specifics here.   However, we are all very excited to have them as part of the family and look forward to a great year!


READ MORE: Press Release announcing Idevio acquisition

QlikSense Updates

From BI to AI

Posted by QlikSense Updates May 30, 2017

In the last of our three part follow-up to Qonnections, we explore the movement in the industry from BI to AI.

 

Business Intelligence (BI) has a long tradition of relying on an army of people to define, build, and maintain both quantitative and visual views into data.  This army of BI experts have done (and still do) some truly amazing work but at the same time - reliance on this team can often lead to a bottle-neck slowing analytic progress.  In the past few years, analysis tools have become much easier to use, of course.  And, as with Qlik Sense, this opens the analytic door to a much broader range of business users.

 

However, business users vary greatly in their level of understanding of statistical functions and visualization methods.  So, despite solving the problem of accessibility, today's results can still sometimes be mixed.  Some people strongly believe that the way to solve this problem lies in a shift from BI to AI or Artificial Intelligence.  In this vision of the future, the machine takes center stage and drives the path to insight.  IBM Watson's success on the game show Jeopardy is an often cited example of what AI looks like: a machine standing on its own leading the way against the inferior human mind.

 

That is not our vision at all!  At Qlik, we believe that the human mind is an incredible resource and that AI can stand for something else.....something centered on the human, not the machine.... forget Artificial Intelligence our focus is Augmented Intelligence.  This isn't really a new idea.  Steve Jobs understood this when he said "the computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."  Like a bicycle's ability to multiply a human's locomotion ability, Augmented Intelligence has the ability to super power the human intuition, visual perception, and deduction.

 

Here is another way to think about it for those of you that are Star Trek fans.  One of the many reasons that Star Trek was such a great show was because ...although the human was still Captain, he greatly benefited from the inclusion of the purely logical Spock.    Spock helped to mitigate some of the well known issues of human intuition such as bias, emotion, and poor memory.  So will Augmented Intelligence.   Instead of running the ship, like Artificial Intelligence might aspire to do, Augmented Intelligence guides and informs - enhancing the ability of the Captain (you) to boldly go where no man has before.

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By NBC Television - eBayfrontback, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29921556

 

What’s Cooking @ Qlik

This information and Qlik‘s strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by Qlik at any time for any reason without notice. This information is provided without a warranty of any kind.  The information contained here may not be copied, distributed, or otherwise shared with any third party.

 

The idea of Augmented Intelligence will play out in many ways.  Today, you can already see this taking shape in Qlik Sense through Visual Data Prep as well as through our ability to tie into Advanced Analytics such as R and Python through Server Side Extensions.  Going forward you will likely see additional integration such as an 'Insights Board' where Qlik Sense is expected to recommend visualizations and insights based on the data model auto-magically.  And a little more In the future, we are expecting to see the inclusion of the Qlik Cognitive Rules Engine which will provide even further support for Augmented Intelligence. 

 

Stay tuned.... now where did I put my tricorder?

Where are we today?

 

Since the launch of Qlik Sense Cloud in 2014 we have seen rapid growth in our cloud community, which now includes over 100,000 users worldwide.  We continue to expand and improve our offerings and today we offer multiple different subscription levels:  (check out the overview video)

 

  • Qlik Sense Cloud Basic: Basic app creation and sharing for individuals; a great way to get started with Qlik Sense for free. Individual users can upgrade to Qlik Sense Cloud Plus for unlimited sharing and to accommodate more data storage and larger app sizes.
  • Qlik Sense Cloud Business: Group-level governance, a collaborative work space, data connectivity, and scheduled data refreshes supporting groups, teams and small businesses.

 

Sign up for Cloud Basic for FREE

You can even sign up in-product for a free 14-day trial of Qlik Sense Cloud Business.

 

What’s New?

 

Qlik Sense Cloud is built to be cloud native using microservices architecture, and our cloud development team follows an agile development methodology.  What this means to you is that our software is constantly updated with the newest features and UI enhancements automatically - you never have to worry about manual upgrades.

 

Recently we’ve focused on adding more data connectivity options in Qlik Sense Cloud Business. These options help users get more value out of Qlik’s associative engine by bringing multiple data sources together and uncovering insights across them.


Cloud Business connectivity options available now (or coming in June) include:


What’s Cooking @ Qlik

This information and Qlik‘s strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by Qlik at any time for any reason without notice. This information is provided without a warranty of any kind.  The information contained here may not be copied, distributed, or otherwise shared with any third party.

 

Last week at Qonnections, we were able to get a sneak-peek into the future direction of Qlik’s Cloud Strategy -  A True Hybrid Cloud Platform.

 

The reality is that we have reached the tipping point with just about as many companies choosing to deploy BI in the cloud as on-premises.  But, with a true Hybrid Cloud Analytics Platform, customers will not have to choose between either on-premises or cloud deployments.  They can use both together – seamlessly – and flexibly shift workloads to the cloud over time as their cloud strategies mature.

 

 

Don’t Be Fooled by Poor Imitations

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So, the big idea here is that On-Premises OR Cloud shouldn’t have to be a question....just like users shouldn’t have to choose a different experience at their desktop or on a mobile device – or online or off-line for that matter.  BI Solutions shouldn’t drive your technology strategy. They should support it.  And, to be truly effective, BI needs to exist at the point of decision – anywhere.