2017

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