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We are excited to welcome the first release of 2020 which provides greater value through enhanced capabilities across our data analytics platform.   


As part of our drive to lead in the cloud, the February release adds the ability to use third-party visualization extensions in our SaaS offerings. The ability to include extensions from Trusted Extension Developers and the wider development community, now greatly increases the ability to customize analytics in our SaaS products.  We have also added 4 new data connectors, the ability to export to pdf and have made numerous improvements to the management of tenants, all of which drive improved insight to action in the cloud.

Another key focus area for us in 2020 is strengthening our strategic technology partnerships and the value of our integrated offerings. With the February 2020 release, we are introducing Dynamic Views (video) which gives Qlik Sense users the ability to refresh data within one or more charts in an on-demand fashion. This allows users to maximize system performance by enabling precision data source access while empowering users to be in control of when data is refreshed in an app.  This provides flexibility in how customers manage data and the associated costs, while also enriching our partnership with cloud data platforms like Snowflake.

DynamicViews.pngThe value of our end-to-end data and analytics platform is a key part of differentiation for Qlik, and in 2020 we aim to strengthen the integration between our platforms, creating an unrivaled value proposition for customers.  A key step in this process is the introduction of an integrated Qlik Data Catalyst QVD Catalog in Qlik Sense. Qlik Sense users can now browse and select QVD based data sources from directly within the Qlik Sense user interface. (Qlik Data Catalyst for QVDS - video)


We continue to respond to customer and partner feedback, and as such, we are pleased to announce that this release adds over 10 new data visualization features and styling options to Qlik Sense, allowing users to create more advanced and customized analytics. We have added trendlines, indicators in tables, moving average and difference modifiers, custom tooltips, and a duplicate function for measures.  New styling options include dimension, header and cell options for pivot tables, a new action button with improved styling, line options for the line chart, custom sorting in the funnel chart, and font family support in custom themes.  And we have made improvements to mapping functionality and presentation.  With these features, we continue to expand the quality and power of the visualization and dashboarding capabilities in Qlik Sense.

Vizandstyle.PNGWe also continue to enrich our leadership position in augmented and conversational analytics by making several improvements to our visual insight generation capabilities in Qlik Sense, driven by the Qlik Cognitive Engine.  We have added support for Radar Charts, allowing our cognitive engine to automatically generate this type of visualization.   And we have improved pattern detection for natural language processing (NLP), as well as made natural language search available in Qlik Sense on Windows.  These capabilities help improve the quality and relevance of AI-generated insight suggestions in Qlik Sense. 

The release also includes improvements to several value-added products.  For Qlik Insight Bot, we have added new capabilities and reduced back-end dependencies for seamless installation and operation.  This includes the ability to use bookmarks in conversational interaction, manage with multiple administrators, and synchronize users between Qlik Sense and Qlik Insight Bot.  And for Qlik NPrinting, we have delivered improved licensing operations and a streamlined approach for report authoring allowing quick reports to be created from charts and sheets.  Also, this release makes it easier to manage situations where the Qlik Sense app ID is changing due to publish/replace and movement between environments.

With all of this, plus back end improvements around performance and security measures, The February 2020 release continues to drive our innovation agenda around accelerating business value through data and analytics and helps get 2020 off to a fast start.


Check out the What's New demo App, and be sure to register for the Qlik Insider to hear from our team of experts on this release.