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Task chaining is here! We are delighted to announce that one of the most requested features for Qlik NPrinting is now available with our February 2018 release.


If you thought that Qlik NPrinting 17 triggers were only time-based and prevented you from creating event-based dependencies on other Qlik tasks, (such as app and data reloads) then think again. This functionality is now available out-of-the-box using the Qlik NPrinting APIs and a Qlik load script!


You can now seamlessly run tasks that represent the typical workflow for a Qlik NPrinting report. Using the publicly available APIs, you can reload Qlik NPrinting connection metadata, update user information and run a publish task, all following a Qlik data and/or app reload.


You can also institute a poling mechanism to ensure that one task is complete before starting a subsequent one.


The technical details and examples can be found here: https://community.qlik.com/thread/292037 (even though the example uses Qlik Sense, this can be done just the same in a QlikView load script).


Please note that this functionality was made possible by the resolution of a bug related to the Qlik REST connector. You will need the REST connector v1.3 which is part of the February 2018 release of Qlik Sense, or it can be downloaded separately and copied over the old REST connector.


Our long-term vision for reporting involves exposing the Qlik NPrinting tasks in the QMC, however this is a first major step toward integrated scheduling

If you recently noticed the ability to add extra streams and larger apps to Qlik Sense Cloud Business – don’t worry, you didn’t buy more by accident. The changes are part of our ongoing effort to pass more value on to you.


Here’s what you need to know about the three newest updates to Qlik Sense Cloud Business:

Price change: As of February 19, we’ve reduced the price of Qlik Sense Cloud Business from $25/user per month to $15/user per month, billed annually.* If you haven’t tried Qlik Sense Cloud Business yet, take advantage of the reduced price today and get started with a 30-day free trial.


Increase in Maximum App Size: the maximum app size in Qlik Sense Cloud Business is now 250 MB, up from 150 MB. Build larger apps, and leverage the growing list of data connectors (including Dropbox, Amazon Redshift, and soon, PostgreSQL and Oracle) available in Qlik Sense Cloud Business. Ultimately, bring even more of your data and analytics to your workspace.

Increase in Content Streams: Qlik Sense Cloud Business subscriptions now include five content sharing streams instead of three. Add more team members - and/or more content - and create and maintain additional governed content areas


You may be wondering, “Why is the price Qlik Sense Cloud Business significantly reduced, while at the same time it keeps getting better, with more connectivity, streams, storage, and other features?


Simply put, Qlik has become much more efficient at running Qlik Sense Cloud.  Qlik invested heavily in a micro-services architecture as the backbone of Qlik Sense Cloud and the hybrid cloud features available soon for Qlik Sense Enterprise. Our unique approach enables Qlik Sense Cloud to scale efficiently and we felt it was only right to pass the savings onto you.


We’re always working to ensure groups and teams from any-sized enterprise gain immense value from Qlik. We’ve already had a lot of updates to Qlik Sense Cloud this year – stay tuned for Qlik Sense Cloud’s exciting new look!



*$18/user per month on a month-to-month contract.

Qlik DataMarket now offers 2 new topical data packages. The CMS Cost Reports and the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.


These latest additions to the Qlik DataMarket product offering allow customers to analyze and understand how payments for the same procedure can vary across specialties and regions. They also provide insights into how consumers view their experiences while undergoing various procedures.The two new products are based off the wealth of data that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) makes available about healthcare providers in the United States.


CMS Cost Reports

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Healthcare providers participating in the Medicare program are obligated to report on various parts of their operation; facility characteristics, utilization, costs and charges by cost center and so on. Qlik DataMarket now wraps these Hospital Cost Reports up in data models, and alongside these models, our customers get a sample application that highlights some of the data available. This allows the users to better understand the various potential uses of the data.


Among the various questions that can be teased out of the CMS Cost Reports data are:


  1. What are the total submitted charges for any given procedure in the US, and what is the average submitted charge per state or city?
  2. If the same kind of procedure is performed by different specialties, then how does the average payment amount from Medicare differ by specialty?
  3. How much does a standardized visit to a doctor cost, based on location? How big a part of that does the Medicare/Medicaid program cover?
  4. How much does the healthcare provider need to write off from his charges to remain in the Medicare program? What is the reduction in the number of procedures needed to remain at the same level of revenue?
  5. What is the number of beneficiaries per procedure or volume of procedures by specialty and location?


This is just a sample of the questions and insights delivered by CMS Cost Reports package.


Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems

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The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) is a series of patient surveys where consumers of healthcare services rate the quality of service provided. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality governs CAHPS.


Among the topics covered in CAHPS are Hospitalization are: star ratings, communication ratings, environment, effectiveness of care, willingness to recommend, and other quality metrics that impact the experience from admission to discharge.


The data applies to:

  1. Nearly 7,000 Dialysis facilities with about 119,000 dialysis stations.
  2. Over 10,000 Home Healthcare Agencies
  3. 4,600 Hospitals


All in all, the data comes packaged up in 13 data files and 3 sample applications that provide insights into what questions and answers can be teased out of the data.


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. For example, each type of procedure is coded with the HCSPC code (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System).


To get you started quickly, reach out to your account manager for a demonstration of the applications. You will be able to rapidly integrate your own data with these applications for unique insights.


Learn more about Qlik DataMarket

Be sure to follow along Qlik Sense Cloud updates through March. We will roll out a lot of new updates to Qlik Sense Cloud Business that you’ve been waiting for (and some surprises, which we’re pretty sure you’ll enjoy!). Here is what’s new today:


Export to Excel

Qlik Sense Cloud Business group members with view-only access to apps now have the ability to export visualization data to Excel. This creates more flexibility for group owners who want to grant group members access to some data, but all of the content in the workspace.


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Additional Connectors

New web connectors are now available via the data load editor:

Additional web connectors and on-premise connectivity (PostgreSQL and Oracle) will be available soon. You’ll also notice that we’ve updated the layout the data load editor screen, to make it easier to sort through the expanding list of connectivity options.


Qlik Sense February Release Features

Use Qlik Sense Cloud to get a preview of some of the new Qlik Sense February release features that will be available in Qlik Sense Enterprise this month:

  • Visual Data Prep Improvements: these enhancements provide the ability to gain visual guidance by hovering over fields. An association recommendation panel guides users through the possible associations between tables and facilitates experimentation before committing to data model changes.
  • New Built-in Theme: check out "Sense Breeze", a colorful new out-of-the-box style choice in the app options menu.
  • Web connector updates: the web file connector now includes a secure way for scripts to dynamically generate URLs before retrieving data using the web file connector, opening up a range of new possibilities for querying web-hosted files.

To learn more about the Qlik Sense February release, check out this video.

The new 2018 Qlik Statement of Direction is now available on our website. The Qlik Statement of Direction provides a comprehensive overview of our company, products, and vision for the future.


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It includes:

  • An outline of our future strategy and innovation agenda around 3 main areas - data, platform and analytics
  • An introduction to our company and overview of our key differentiators in the market
  • A comprehensive overview of our current product portfolio, including Qlik Sense, QlikView, the Qlik Analytics Platform, and our add-on products
  • A detailed look at our future roadmap and planned investments in our products, organized by innovation area
  • A reinforcement of our commitment to our customers and partners


This document is freely available for download at https://www.qlik.com/us/qlik-statement-of-direction for anyone that wants an overview of our company and products or a look into our roadmap.




Happy New Year! We’re excited (and hope you are, also) to ring in 2018 with the much-anticipated Dropbox connector now live in Qlik Sense Cloud Business. Our newest connector gives Qlik Sense Cloud Business users more variety and flexibility in how and where they store and refresh data.


Some how-to’s:

  • Access the connector via the data manager or data load editor. Note that within the data load editor, it falls under “Web Storage Provider.”
  • Authenticate like many of the other connectors, using token authentication. If you are already signed in to your Dropbox account when you authenticate, this process will be even easier.


And some highlights:

  • After you authenticate, you will be able to view the folder and file structure you have set up in your Dropbox account and sort by file type.
  • You can create apps directly from data files, including QVDs, that remain stored in or linked to your Dropbox account – you no longer have to attach or upload those files.
  • You can upload and update files manually to Dropbox or set up an automated data file upload when data is added or changed. Then use Qlik Sense Cloud Business’s scheduled data refresh to update any app using that data (see Mike Tarallo’s video on how to do this here). These steps automate and streamline the entire data update process.


Ready to get started? Use the attached sample data file to test out connectivity with your Dropbox account.


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Additional Connectivity

If you missed our November blog post (which you easily may have, because it was accidentally posted to the wrong location), scroll down and read about Amazon RedShift.


For our marketing users in particular, we have two new web connectors for sentiment analysis tools – Repustate and Sentiment140. Now you can have more of your social analytics data in one place, and take a deeper dive into text and content analysis.

Coming Soon

Last year was busy as we grew our Qlik Sense Cloud Business community, continuously added new features, and listened to all of your valuable feedback. With that feedback in mind, this year we plan to broaden the capabilities and options in Qlik Sense Cloud to support more use cases and help you find insights faster. Our focus on connectivity will continue, particularly around on-premises connectivity. We’re also working on a wide variety of usability enhancements, new feature additions, and onboarding support and resources - plus the February release features - that we look forward to showing you soon!

2017 was a very busy year for Qlik NPrinting, from the standpoint of improving stability and performance, filling gaps from NPrinting 16, and extending the product with a platform-based approach in mind.


Let’s start in April with Qlik NPrinting 17.3.1. This service release contained a significant amount of bug fixes, and on top of the improvements made in version 17.3 in February, represented the first truly stable version of NPrinting. We received positive feedback from the field and at Qonnections shortly after this version was released. During an open discussion at a customer presentation at Qonnections, several customers who were unsuccessful with previous versions voiced that they had just upgraded to this version and were able to get their environments running without issue.


While we continue to focus on product stability and quality, crossing this proverbial tipping point allowed us to turn our attention to highly requested gap features and functionality, and building out enterprise reporting APIs.


The June 2017 release included a task execution monitoring page where from within the Qlik NPrinting web console, task status, percentage completion, and a snippet of the log file can be viewed. There are plans to increase the amount of data available in the monitoring view in future releases.


We also introduced APIs aimed at three types of reporting activities: task chaining, user management, and On-Demand reporting for Qlik Sense (including user selections as report filters). In 2018, we will continue to enhance our APIs to be more robust.


Additional highlights included support for Qlik Sense third party extensions, a connection verification button and making metadata reload a schedulable task.


In September, we filled the long-requested gap of report cycling, which allows for an easy way to loop through dimension(s) values and produce unique report files for them.


Another highly requested capability that was part of this release is the ability to migrate reports between Qlik NPrinting environments. The import/export process includes a check on the connection(s) used for the report template, as well as any filters that are applied to the report. It is on our roadmap to support migration of more Qlik NPrinting entities. Note that you can effectively “clone” a report by exporting it and then re-importing it into the same environment.


And in our final release of the year (November 2017), another key gap was filled with embedded reports. HTML reports or reports rendered in image formats can be embedded directly in the body of an email message.


Last but not least, we added new image quality settings for reports. There are now three options to choose from when adding a report to a publish task: normal (96 dpi), high (192 dpi), and very high (384 dpi). While these settings impact both QlikView and Qlik Sense images, the overall quality improvement is much more evident with Sense.


At this time, we also have a technical preview of our February 2018 release available on Qlik Community. This release includes support for JWT authentication, as well as DMS authorization for QlikView. Please see the technical preview help site for more information.


We are looking forward to 2018 being a great year for Qlik NPrinting and its users!

(Originally posted on 11/29 on the Qlik Sense Cloud blog, so in case you missed the updates, read on!)

Qlik Sense November 2017 Release

Our Qlik Sense November 2017 release features are available in Qlik Sense Cloud. Qlik Sense Cloud Basic and Qlik Sense Cloud Business users now have access to the newest data prep, visualization, and usability improvements, including:

  • Improvements to existing chart types:
    • Tables – scroll sideways
    • Box Plot – color by expression
    • Distribution Plot – color by expression, control bubble size, and add jitter (to keep dots from overlapping)
    • Combo Chart – display value labels
  • Ongoing Visual Data Prep Enhancements
    • UI based in-line data table
    • Data Transformation Lineage
  • Refresh and add data available from analysis edit mode
  • Dynamic Sheet Names – utilize an expression in the name of a sheet
  • Navigation Improvements using Keyboard – use the tab key to move around the screen

Mike Tarallo shows off all of these new features in his recent design blog post.

New Connectivity – Amazon Redshift

We’re excited to announce that Amazon Redshift is the newest addition to our expanding list of connectivity options for Qlik Sense Cloud Business users. Now you can easily connect to data stored in your Amazon Redshift database by creating a new connection in Add Data or the Data Load Editor. Visit our help section to learn more about how to set up the connection.

The full list of connectivity options in Qlik Sense Cloud Business now includes:

  • General Connectivity: upload or attach files; connect to web files; REST, Microsoft SQL Server, and Amazon Redshift
  • CRM Connectivity: Salesforce, SugarCRM, and Microsoft Dynamics
  • Other Cloud applications: Bitly, Facebook, Google Analytics, Google Adwords, MailChimp, Slack, SurveyMonkey, Twitter, and YouTube

Coming Soon

We’re close to releasing our Dropbox connector for Qlik Sense Cloud Business and excited to add another flexible connectivity option for users. For a preview of how to use the Dropbox connector, check out Mike Tarallo’s recent design blog and video below about how to refresh file-based data stored in Dropbox.


More Qlik Sense Cloud highlights:

    Hear about the latest trends in cloud BI! Cindi Howson of featured analyst firm Gartner explains all the factors you need to know about cloud BI. Plus, Anthony Deighton, Qlik's Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Products, shares the latest on Qlik's unique hybrid cloud solution.

Some of you may have already tried the animator tool that comes with Qlik GeoAnalytics.  The extension allows you to easily animate data in a map.  The algorithm for the animator is pretty straight-forward – charts and tables are visually updated as the animator progresses through each data point within a selected dimension.  You have the option to aggregate the data while the Animator progresses.  You can also animate in a continuous loop.


For example, you could animate the appearance of new stores on a map according to their opening date. Assuming there was a dimension like StoreOpenDate, new store locations would appear on a map as the Animator steps through each date in the StoreOpenDate dimension.


The Animator is already available in Qlik GeoAnalytics for Qlik Sense.  With the release of Qlik GeoAnalytics November 2017, the animator tool is also now available in Qlik GeoAnalytics for QlikView.


But did you know that the Qlik GeoAnalytics Animator can be used with any chart, not just a map?  Bar charts, histograms and tree maps can come to life.  And the dimension used by the Animator doesn’t have to be a time-based variable. So in addition to months, dates or hours, you could animate according to season, product code, account type, age span, etc.


Tip – If you want to minimize the visual jumpiness of a chart as the animation progresses, define the min and max of the Y axis to set values instead of Auto Range.


The tool is fairly simple to use.  Here’s a short example:


More details about the Qlik GeoAnalytics Animator can be found in the Qlik online help here

We are happy to announce that QlikView November 2017 (version 12.2) is now available on our customer download site.  It includes a number of new features and enhancements for analytics, usability, and management / administration.


Advanced Analytics Integration


Many organizations are making significant investments in data science and advanced analytics, in areas such as sales forecasting, fraud detection, inventory optimization, market basket analysis, pricing optimization, and more. However, a large percentage of these companies are not seeing the value of these investments realized widely across their organizations.

Advanced analytics integration, now available in QlikView, allows users to interact with and explore advanced calculations from third-party engines such as R, Python, Matlab, etc. As users make selections, data is sent from the Qlik engine to third party tools, calculations are made in realtime, and the results are returned and immediately visualized for the user. This allows people to ask their own questions and spot insights that would have been missed with query-based or batch approaches, greatly broadening the reach and value of advanced analytics investments.

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For more information, check out our community site on advanced analytics integration.


Web client improvements


Qlik has made significant investments in the QlikView web (AJAX) client, to ensure feature parity between it and the Internet Explorer Plugin (which is not being developed further). In this release, many new usability improvements have been added to the web client, including:

  • Detach – A Detach option is now found in the right-click menu for any chart object. When a chart is detached, subsequent selections will not be applied to the object until it is re-attached, allowing users to exclude and compare charts against the overall selection state.
  • Set reference – A Set Reference option is now found in the right-click menu for Bar, Line, Combo, Gauge and Scatter charts. When Set Reference is selected for a chart object, the current data display of that chart is permanently shown as a dimmed view alongside the subset of data visualized after a selection is made, enhancing comparative analysis capabilities.
  • Switch language - Users can now choose the UI language they prefer in the profile settings in AccessPoint.
  • The copy single column selection option is now available for List Boxes.
  • Copy Cell functionality is now available in the List box, Straight Table, and Pivot Table.


Management and other improvements


A number of additional improvements have been made to QlikView, around management and functionality, including:

On-Demand App Generation enhancements – New capabilities have been added such as an option for developers to include the app navigation link UI into a web mash-up, and the ability to ensure that generated apps utilize the same SSO for authentication back to the data system.

  • Shared File Management improvements – A new structure and transaction handling for shared files has been implemented, significantly reducing the risk of corrupted files in high-traffic scenarios. Additionally, a new method of cleaning shared files to remove inactive users has been implemented, which can greatly improve server performance.
  • KML support - QlikView can now 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.
  • Export to XLSX (vs. XLS) – XLSX is now the default export format for Excel files, replacing XLS.
  • Update to quote interpretation in set analysis – An update has been made to the Qlik engine which changes the way that quotes are interpreted in set analysis expressions. Single-quotes are now utilized for literal interpretation of the items enclosed within them, and double quotes are evaluated and allow for the use of such things as wildcards.
    • This change ensures that set analysis interprets quotes in the same way as other areas of the engine, and is consistent with our documentation and best practices.
    • Apps created in prior versions will not need to be updated, as the system will respect the old method for these apps. However, customers may opt to force all apps to respect the new rules.
    • This change allows for the ability to support case sensitive search strings in set analysis.
  • A new BNF script reload mode has been introduced, which uses the same syntax checks as those in the script editor.


Value Added Products


In addition to core QlikView capabilities, there are several new improvements in this release to value added products that work with QlikView, including:

  • Qlik NPrinting reports can now be directly embedded in emails, eliminating the requirement for an attachment, which provides a greatly improved experience on mobile devices.
  • Qlik NPrinting reports now have configurable output resolution, allowing fore more granular control and helping with file size.
  • Map Animations in Qlik GeoAnalytics now work in QlikView allowing visualization of changes over time.
  • Four new healthcare data packages are available in Qlik DataMarket.

Qlik Sense November 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.



Watch this brief highlights video to learn more:



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


For Business Users


    • Improvements to existing chart types
      • Tables - Ability to scroll sideways.
      • Box Plot - Ability to color by expression.
      • Distribution Plot – Ability to color by expression, control bubble size, and add jitter (to keep dots from overlapping).
      • Combo Chart - Ability to display value labels.
    • Navigation Improvements using Keyboard - Ability to use the tab key to move around the screen.


For App Builders

    • Dynamic Sheet Names - Ability to utilize an expression in the name of a sheet.
    • Ongoing Visual Data Prep Enhancements
      • UI based in-line data table
      • Data Transformation Lineage
    • Refresh and add data available from analysis edit mode - The ability to both refresh and add data from the UI under data icon in edit mode. This eliminates the need to switch over to the data manager in order to initiate these common tasks.
    • Control Calculation Condition Message - Ability to control the message that a user sees when a calculation condition hasn't been met.
    • Update to Quote Interpretation in Set Analysis
      • This change ensures that set analysis interprets quotes in the same way as other areas of the engine and is consistent with our documentation and best practices.  However, some developers may have incorrectly utilized the single quote in places that should have double quotes and this enforcement of the intended use will cause issues in these cases.
      • Apps created in prior versions will not need to be updated as the system will respect the old method for these apps.   However, customers may opt to force all apps to respect the new rules.
      • This change (using single quotes for literal values) allows for the ability to support case sensitive search strings in Set Analysis. 


For Administrators

    • SAML Single Sign-on Logout
    • Continued On Demand App Generation Enhancements


For Developers

    • Extension Certification Badging


  • Qlik Sense Cloud Specific Improvements
    • Utilize Linux as platform for presenting demo apps on Qlik Sense Cloud
    • Note: See connector updates under Qlik Connectors


Qlik Connectors

  • Additional Web Connectors – The following web connectors are now available in Qlik Sense Cloud Business and included in Qlik Sense Cloud Business trials and subscriptions: Facebook Insights, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SugarCRM, Survey Monkey, MailChimp, Bit.ly, Slack. The Facebook Pages and Google Analytics also now include access to additional tables. These connectors are already available for Qlik Sense Enterprise.


  • Redshift, Google BigQuery and Dropbox- A new native connector for Redshift will be made available to Qlik Sense Cloud Business in November. Connectors for both Redshift and Google BigQuery will be released to Qlik Sense Enterprise in November also a Dropbox Connector will be made available to Qlik Sense Cloud Business and Enterprise.

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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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.