We are pleased to share with you 2 new features available immediately in Qlik Sense Cloud:

 

  • Segment Colors for Master Measures
  • New Density Map Layer

 

To learn more about these new features and see them in action, check out this brief video:

 

Segment Colors and Density Map Layer

 

Segment Colors - for Master Measures

This new feature allows you to create and customize your own color segments for your measures that are defined within the Master Items library. You can define your individual segments along with its corresponding color and set a range for each by either using fixed values or percentages. Since the scheme is defined in the master measure, it is created one and then respected by every chart object and is consistent throughout in the app.

 

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New Density Map Layer

This is a new layer available with our default map object that comes with Qlik Sense. This layer is best used with very "dense" location data, allowing you to summarized large amounts of data where your points are considered very close in proximity to one another. Depending on the number of points in a particular location the density map will reveal shapes and patterns with various colors and intensities. Indicating "dense" areas or hot spots within your data. This type of map draws your intention immediately to areas of concern or progress allowing you to make informed decisions quickly and easily.

 

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Try them out now http://qlik.com/cloud

 

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This month, we’re excited to announce a new customization feature for Qlik Sense Cloud Business users! You can now upload your own custom themes to your Qlik Sense Cloud Business workspace, and create and publish apps that reflect your own specific style requirements. For example, you can now apply a preferred color palette or your brand guidelines to apps.

 

To create your own custom theme, you’ll need to compile a compressed zip folder with three key components:

  • A definition (QEXT) file
  • A main JSON file
  • Any additional assets that support the theme as needed (i.e. CSS files)

 

Once you’ve created the folder, you can upload it to the new Themes section in the settings area of Qlik Sense Cloud Business. Once uploaded, the theme will then appear in the App Theme drop-down in the App Options menu. Don’t forget, you can also reference this list to apply any of the default themes available to all Qlik Sense Cloud users – Sense Classic, Sense Breeze, and Sense Focus.

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Curious about what Google and Super Mario themes look like in Qlik Sense? Watch the video below to see how Mike Tarallo uses those examples to highlight everything you need to know to set up custom themes.

We’ve attached the Google theme files Mike uses in his demonstration to this blog so that you can try uploading custom themes on your own.

 

Finally, check out some of the great resources below – including our online help documentation and other Qlik Community blogs – for more details on how to create custom themes.


 

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If you already logged into Qlik Sense Cloud today, you may have noticed things look a little different. Do not panic – all of your content and group configuration remains the same. The new look simply makes it even easier to collaborate and share – two of the things users enjoy most about Qlik Sense Cloud.

 

Qlik Sense Cloud Basic and Qlik Sense Cloud Business enable individuals, groups, and teams to work together and share data, app, and insights. As more users share their personal content and become owners of and contributors to multiple work groups, they have many different content streams to monitor and manage. We designed this “context switch” to help you easily navigate all of your content and understand where you are at all times.

 

Use the new drop down menu in the top left corner to select which space you’d like to access – your Qlik Sense Cloud Basic personal space, or a Qlik Sense Cloud Business group space. This single feature will help you:

  • Create more distinction between personal streams and workspace streams
  • Easily access your personal space, and personal streams others are sharing with you
  • Access workspaces you manage, and Qlik Sense Cloud Business streams you can view

 

Watch Mike Tarallo's short video to learn how to navigate the new layout and get oriented in no time:

 

Additional Connectivity Updates

We’ve also added several new data connectors in the last couple of weeks, so you have additional options for connecting to on-premise and cloud data sources. The new connectors include: Oracle, PostGreSQL, Google Big Query, Klout, GitHub, Google Search Console, Google AdSense,  and Google Calendar.

 

Interested in learning more? Register here to watch an on-demand webinar and see an in-depth demo of Qlik Sense Cloud Business.

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.

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.

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!

(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.

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.

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:  Qlik Sense in 60 - Introducing Qlik Sense Cloud Business - YouTube

 

  • 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.