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As part of our ongoing SaaS product roadmap, we are excited to announce the launch of Qlik Sense Business, our newest SaaS offering designed to help groups and teams collaborate on analytics and make faster data-driven decisions.

Is this the same as Qlik Sense Cloud Business?

No, and it’s not just a name change, either. Qlik Sense Business is a new, enhanced offering with more capabilities that groups and teams can use to build and share apps for greater discoveries.
Qlik Sense Business runs on Qlik Cloud Services, our cloud-native, Kubernetes-based SaaS platform that also hosts Qlik Sense Enterprise.  Qlik Sense Business users will now benefit from the same speed, performance, and availability as our enterprise SaaS users. Additionally, Qlik Sense Business also shares the same enhanced and redesigned user interface, cloud hub, and management console as Qlik Sense Enterprise on Qlik Cloud Services.

Qlik Sense Business users benefit from:

•  Full Qlik Sense analytics capabilities, including the Associative Engine
•  All of Qlik’s latest augmented intelligence capabilities, including insight suggestions
•  Drag-and-drop app creation and fully interactive apps
•  A personal space to create your own content and share with anyone you wish
•  Five shared spaces where your team members can do-develop and share apps
•  Direct data connectivity to over 40 data sources
•  Automated data refreshes

The global roll out of Qlik Sense Business is underway. Be one of the first by to start your 30-day trial now. You will be able to create your tenant in minutes, and begin creating and sharing apps immediately – all without any downloads or installations. 

Currently a Qlik Sense Cloud Business user?

Stay tuned for upcoming details next months. We’ll tell you how you can migrate from Qlik Sense Cloud Business and subscribe to Qlik Sense Business. You’ll also be eligible for a limited-time offer savings when you migrate your existing cloud subscription.

Specialist III
Specialist III

Thanks Joe and Josh for this information.


In general I really like the route that Qlik has now gone with SaaS and the cloud emphasis. And linking the two SaaS products in this way. My view is it was a must move. And my initial view on QSB was a thumbs up. But I will add a few points to consider below.


Price. I look forward to the details on the introductory offer. I hope you have done enough research on this area. It's double the QSCB price. Personally I don't have an issue with this price. But the reality is that PBI is cheaper. And one of the points that I push is that QSCB is about the same price. So if price is an issue also look at QSCB not just go for PBI almost by default. And have you built in a factor for low use users (like with enterprise). I have one client with 15 QSCB users. 4 are heavy users. The rest hardly ever use it today. My view is the price is low enough to not make this an issue. I want to get people signed on without cost being a factor. And then work on more use. Get more heavy use from say at least half the users. And then maybe later upgrading to enterprise.


Personal section. I like this a lot. Sharing Apps by user rather than all users having access to a stream. Many refresh options including hourly. App favourites. Increased speed to load and also use of App was much quicker as well. Public and private sheets etc. I couldn't get sharing to work but hope the shared user can have their own bookmarks. And have their own sheets within an App if wanted.


Shared. This was also improved. It includes the improvements above. But I liked how the 5 shared space are now separate. Rather than one workspace and 5 streams there are now effectively 5 work-spaces that a user can be assigned as just 1. a user (like stream access in QSCB) or 2. an editor or 3. an administrator. This is much better.


But I would prefer one additional category. 4. User with refresh rights. And maybe 5. User with self service and refresh rights. For example. I have users that are happy with a daily refresh but want to have an immediate update when required. Like month end. Not wait an hour but do it straight away. And a few users love doing there own thing. So they hang onto Excel. So a little self service (developing their own sheets and stories but no more) would hopefully get them more involved. 





Thanks for this feedback. It's helpful to know how people use (or would like to use) the product in real-world situations.



Thanks a lot guys, very helpful information! I see that there is a big difference between QSB and QSCB. If I understand correctly, QSB is basically QSE with predefined limitations such as maximum app size, limited amount of streams, maybe less QMC options? If the user decides to go from QSB to QSE, you will just 'unlock' all features. I would be very interested to know two things - will QSB support [1] third party extensions (not included in the bundles) and [2] paid connectors (SAP)? A data sheet showing all QSE features that will be limited or not available in QSB would help customers a lot to make the right choice. 😉

@JoeParkerQlik and @Josh_Good 

I wonder if you can share the 40+ direct data connectivity data sources?

This is most interesting to me and the work I do, so super keen to learn what they are?


I have accepted the invitation to Qlik Sense Business, thank you. I'm exploring the 42 connections. There are some like Slack and Bitly that could offer some interesting insights, but where is Dropbox?  


@pinginsights  We are just putting the finishing touches on the DropBox connector.  We expect it to be available shortly.