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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

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.






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. 😕
Contributor III
Contributor III

Couldn't agree more Steve


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. 




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.




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).