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.