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Employee
Employee

Announcing Qlik Sense® Business!

 

 

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. 

If you’re ever ready for more enterprise features – additional governance, API integrations and more data capacity – you can easily upgrade to Qlik Sense Enterprise on Qlik Cloud Services at any time.

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.

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robert99
Valued Contributor II

Hi Michael

Has a price per user been announced yet?

 

And what is the plan for QS Cloud business? I've noticed QSCB wasn't  updated for the June release so what is the plan for this product. Is Qlik going to continue supporting both. And if so for how long. And what does this support include (upgrading to the latest release for example)?

 

Also could you (or someone) please provide more information on the exact differences between QSCB and QSB. Ive had a quick look at QSB and I notice that the Dropbox connection has vanished  (replaced by Amazon S3). But overall I liked it (including a lot faster including the initial load - and I never had an issue with QSCB - but maybe this is related to the small number of users) and would like to test moving to this new product. But more information is needed. A lot more.

Thanks

 

 

 

 

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steve_br
Contributor
Hi Mike, I fail to see the difference between the new offering and Qlik Sense Cloud Business. It sounds like Cloud Business with 5 workspaces. How/Why is it better? I have so many questions: - Does it have QMC? - Can I use section access? - Can I use extensions? - Are the data sources predefined or I can also use e.g. SAP connector? Some comparison between Qlik Sense Enterprise, Business, and Cloud Business would be great. Don't know about the others but I am seriously confused. 😕
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cluscombe
New Contributor III

Couldn't agree more Steve

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Employee
Employee

Hi Guys - I just wanted to let you all know - we have seen your questions and are preparing a few replies. So please stand by. Thank you for your questions. 

Regards,

Mike

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Employee
Employee

Hi everyone.

Qlik Sense Business differs from QSCB in a number of important ways, including:

  • QSCB was based on our Windows architecture; QSB is based on our Qlik Cloud Services architecture so it's much more friendly to a SaaS experience and much more flexible, with better performance and faster response to load. 
  • QSCB was a unique product with no simple upgrade path. It wasn't quite the same experience as Qlik Sense Enterprise (QSE)--though it shared DNA with Qlik Sense--nor did it have a 1:1 feature set with either Qlik Sense Desktop or QSE. QSB, on the other hand, is the same product and platform as QSE with some quota limitations built in, such as the maximum app size and storage quotas that are more appropriate for smaller deployments.
  • On that same note, there is a definitive upgrade path from QSB to QSE, and if the user chooses to upgrade, the same tenant can be used without losing anything; no need to create a new tenant, re-invite users, or move content. That was impossible in QSCB. 
  •  QSCB was limited to 50 users and 5 groups. QSB, while still limited to 5 spaces, has the provision for unlimited users, and as mentioned above, an upgrade path to QSE if the customer needs more spaces.
  • QSCB could not use extensions of any kind. QSB, since shares a platform with QSE, includes the Dashboarding and Visulization Bundles. While, QSCB included only the base objects. (We are still working on custom extensions, though, due to security concerns.)
  • QSB does include a Management Console to allow you to administer users, user roles, and more.

In short, we've built QSB using the very latest technology to provide a better user experience that is closer to full Qlik Sense Enterprise, with the provision to allow users to upgrade easily if they desire. 

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Joe

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Employee
Employee

Hi,

I thought it would be helpful if I added a few more differences that I appreciate and give a few more details.  They basically break down into two areas:

 

-The new hub:  new hub gives a much greater amount of flexibility to organize and collaborate on content.  You can have multiple spaces and within each space, you can decide who has edit rights and who has interact only rights.  There is also the ability to invite specific users into your Personal space to view specific apps.

 

- Management Console: this is a new interface that has the appropriate settings for a cloud tenant such as user roles (including multiple admins), inviting users, upload themes and even the ability to turn on On-Demand App Generation (ODAG).

 

If you are a current Qlik Sense Cloud Business subscriber, for now, we ask you to keep using Qlik Sense Cloud Business.  We will be sending out additional information on how you can move to Qlik Sense Business in a month or two.  Why a month or two?  As was pointed out above there are new connectors such as S3 however there are also some gaps such as DropBox which we want to close.  In addition, Qlik Sense Business is $30 USD per user per month and we are planning in an introductory offer to our existing QSCB customers that I'm confident will be most agreeable (sorry I can't share it quite yet). 

 

-Josh

Qlik

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robert99
Valued Contributor II

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. 

 

 

 

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Employee
Employee

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

Joe

 

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steve_br
Contributor
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. 😉
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jmsinnz
New Contributor

@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?

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pinginsights
New Contributor

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?  

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Employee
Employee

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

 

-Josh

Qlik

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robert99
Valued Contributor II

I've been comparing the load time for QSCB to QSB.

I'm loading data from an in-house Microsoft_SQL_Server database

  • QSCB = 7.00 minutes 
  • QSB = 2 mintues 30 SEC

Another comparison.

A calculation to generate figures for one sheet for 1 table, three bar chart and 6 KPI's

The page showed aged debtors over time. For 30  60 90 days etc. I set this up using 'as of Month'. It was a time consuming slowish calculation to complete (the only slow sheet to update in the various Apps I set up for a client)

  • QSCB = 28 seconds
  • QSB =   11 seconds

Other comparisons show that QSB is around 2.5 times quicker. So a  big improvement. Hopefully its not just due to user numbers?

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Varshanm
New Contributor II

Hi, 

 

Looking forward to this. We just got a QSCB subscription and have already hit the limitations within QSCB.  Qliksense is becoming embedded into our organization and our Executives already want more. Really looking forward to this. And as a company, we would want to be an early adopter. 

 

Regards 

Varsh

 

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rodrigo_dittric
New Contributor III

Some doubts
If you already use Qlik Sense Cloud Business, are you required to migrate to QSB?
Suppose I'm going to migrate to QSB, how will I handle the loads I use today with BropBox connections?
DropBox has made it very, very easy. I have a data extractor that runs on the client server and saves the files in the DropBox directory that syncs to the cloud and then QSCB reads it.
Another issue is the price, we have some projects triggered, but the amount that was passed to customers is $ 15.00, but the QSB doubles the price.

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robert99
Valued Contributor II

If you already use Qlik Sense Cloud Business, are you required to migrate to QSB?

I assume yes. This would involve downloading Apps (I did this but removing data - by using Exit script in Apps -  as QSB struggled to handle uploading larger Apps). This part should be reasonable straight forward as once the connections are set up they apply to all uploaded Apps automatically. But maybe everyone will also need to set up a new account too. This hasn't been announced yet 
Suppose I'm going to migrate to QSB, how will I handle the loads I use today with DropBox connections?

Refer above. Qlik are working on getting the Dropbox connector set up. Although I have just checked and it hasn't been done yet.

DropBox has made it very, very easy. I have a data extractor that runs on the client server and saves the files in the DropBox directory that syncs to the cloud and then QSCB reads it.

I did the same. It worked very well. Although the Qlik View (as QV PE was much easier to set up) automatic extraction stopped at regular intervals. We have now moved to a direct extraction using the Microsoft SQL Server connector. But QSCB doesn't allow incremental loads using QVDs. Hopefully QSB will.
Another issue is the price, we have some projects triggered, but the amount that was passed to customers is $ 15.00, but the QSB doubles the price.

see above comment by Josh In addition, "Qlik Sense Business is $30 USD per user per month and we are planning in an introductory offer to our existing QSCB customers that I'm confident will be most agreeable" What I'm hoping is for current QSCB users Qlik will retain the lower price. And Qlik will also introduce a low use price. With restriction per user of hours per month (or whatever works). Make it a per user restriction (rather than a group restriction) to keep it simple. Say $30 per month for power users and maybe $15 for low use. With an easy upgrade to power user if required

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rodrigo_dittric
New Contributor III

Thanks for your reply Robert99.

Is the QSB already stable for use or still in the process of adaptation?

For example, I created a test account and created a connection for Amason S3, but it does not allow you to select data, it only allows you to edit or delete the connection.

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Partner
Partner

Hello,

What about QSE with CLOUD:YES: in LEF? If I want use Qlik Sense Services, how much does it costs? It's will be the same as QSEoK, with custom extensiosn and three type of user access (prof, analyzer + capasity)

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rodrigo_dittric
New Contributor III

Another detail that I am analyzing here!

I noticed that there is the application "Qlik Sense Mobile". Will it only work with Qlik Sense Enterprise?

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Employee
Employee

@korsikov  Qlik Sense Enterprise has multi-cloud capabilities so customers can choose any of the three deployments or combine deployment options to fit their specific needs at no additional charge when on subscription.  The deployment options are Cloud Services, Kubernetes and Windows*.  All three user access types are available (professional, analyzer and analyzer capacity) for all deployment options.  Custom extensions are currently on the roadmap for Qlik Cloud Services and available on the other deployment options.

-Josh

Qlik

 

*Customers with a perpetual license have access to Kubernetes and Windows only unless they subscribe to the Qlik Cloud Services Add-on or convert to subscription.

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Employee
Employee

@rodrigo_dittric  All versions of Qlik Sense natively optimize on a mobile device through a browser.   Currently, the Qlik Sense Mobile app, which enables full feature offline mobile capabilities, requires Qlik Sense Enterprise.

 

-Josh

Qlik

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rodrigo_dittric
New Contributor III

I've been talking to the internal managers here and passed the news where will have this new product (QSB).

It's really a shame not to have the option of QSCB, because we had 3 projects triggered for new customers and was passed the value of $ 15.00, and with these new values the option that was passed to me that we should choose the PBI due to the difference. price. (Before $ 10.00 to $ 15.00 didn't make much difference, but now from $ 10.00 to $ 30.00 the difference is considerable).

What makes me make a little sense is the fact that I have strong knowledge already in Qlik Sense and now I need to learn a new tool.

This was a big loss for us, as not all customers are willing to pay twice the price.

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Varshanm
New Contributor II

Hi All, 

 

So I have signed up for the 30 days trail period. I am trying to connect to SQL and keep on getting an error to check username, password or host name but all the information is correct. I have tried turning off encrypt data but get the same result. Any ideas?

 

Regards

Varsh

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steve_br
Contributor

 

@Michael_Tarallo  
@Josh_Good  
@JoeParkerQlik 
 
Hi guys! I started testing Qlik Sense Business and assigning user rights is much more difficult compared to Qlik Sense Cloud Business:
 
1) When I invite a new user I cannot immediately select the spaces that he/she should be allowed to see. There is no 'Members' overview as in QSCB.
 
2) I have to go to the 'Space > Manage members > Filter by name' and add users individually.
Another issue here - I can only add by name. This means that I have to wait for the user to accept my invite (otherwise they don't appear in the drop-down list).
 
3) Invited users that already have Qlik accounts are again asked for details such as name, company, job, phone. Why?
 
In conclusion:
- Bad experience from admin side - I have to wait for people to accept my invite and then go to each space individually and grant them rights
- Bad experience from end-user side - they have to enter all their details one more time and are presented with an empty Qlik environment because no rights have been assigned to them
 
Please fix this. And please let us know how to create user groups, I am looking for 1 hour now and cannot find an option for that.
 
Thank you!

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steve_br
Contributor

@Michael_Tarallo 
@Josh_Good 
@JoeParkerQlik 

Hi guys! My previous post disappeared, so here one more time:
 
I have started testing QSB and adding users is much more difficult than QSCB.
 
1) There is no 'Members' overview where I can assign user rights. 
2) I have to go to the space and add members based on their names. Another problem -  I can only add based on name. This means that I have to wait for the user to accept my invite, otherwise no name appears in the drop-down.
3) After accepting the invite users with existing Qlik accounts are asked to provide all their details again - name, job, phone, etc. Why?
4) I could not find how to create user groups.

Please fix this. It is bad from an admin perspective as I have to wait for users to accept my invite in order to give them access to spaces. It is also bad from end-user perspective as they have to enter all their details one more time and are presented with an empty Qlik environment because they have no rights assigned.

Thanks!

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Varshanm
New Contributor II

Hi,

 

Something I noticed when trying to connect to our SQL server. When trying to create the connection, the trust server certificate check box is always checked and is greyed out. I suspect this is causing the issue where I cannot  connect to the server

 

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Employee
Employee

Thanks for the thoughtful feedback around member management @steve_br.  I will make sure to pass it along to our Product teams.  Currently, you must assign users individually, there is no ability to create groups of users for management of access.      The need for users who already have a Qlik Account to provided details again was a bug that has now been fixed.

 

Josh

Qlik

 

 

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fehqqlik
New Contributor II

I have had a quick look at this. I can't see a way to export storyboards to PDF/Powerpoint. Has this functionality been omitted from the new version?

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rodrigo_dittric
New Contributor III

Good afternoon!

I noticed that Qlik is already asking to start this month to migrate from QSCB to QSB, but the DropBox connection is not yet available.
Could you tell me how this issue is?

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Employee
Employee

@fehqqlik export of stories is currently not available in Qlik Sense Business.  It is something on our roadmap however I do not have any specifics on timing.

 

-Josh

Qlik

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