Do you desire more advanced visualizations with Qlik Sense or require greater mobile support with reliable security measures to expand your mobile workforce? Do you want to leave the data where it is and perform amazingly quick data exploration on your largest data sets? What about enterprise class reporting with comprehensive administrative controls?
The wait is over … Qlik Sense February 2019 has arrived! That’s right – the latest version of Qlik Sense is now live, and it is packed with new features that will not disappoint and will likely start some buzz in the market! To add to the excitement, beyond Qlik Sense, you can also get your hands on Qlik NPrinting enhancements and the open availability of Qlik Associative Big Data Index. There’s so much to get you caught up on, let’s jump right in and review some of the highlights!
To begin, following the success of the Dashboard Bundle released in November, the February 2019 release includes our next exciting extension bundle,the Visualization Bundle. This bundle includes seven of the most popular visualization extensions from our open source community. Below you will find detail on the new advanced chart types that are now available:
Funnel chart– to show progression of a measure through stages
Sankey chart– displays a measure as a flow and how the measure is divided into categories in one or more stages
Radar chart– shows a measure spread on a polar chart with two category dimensions, one for the axes and one for areas
Heat Map– shows a matrix of color values with two dimensions and a measure
Multi KPI object– shows measures with more options and customizations than the standard KPI object
Word Cloud– highlights the most common occurrences in the text dimensions
Network chart– visualizes a graph with dimensions for nodes, parents and measures
These additional chart types dramatically improve how our customers can visualize data. You can look forward to more exciting advancements throughout the year around our extension bundle strategy.
Beyond visualizations, we have made usability enhancements to the Qlik Sense UI to provide a more fluid and natural user experience, using a tabbed metaphor across data, analytics and storytelling. This change will enable fast time to insights with fewer clicks.
We continue to focus on the needs of our customers specific to enriching their authoring experience, and with this, we have added new advanced authoring features. A new addition to the Dashboard Extension Bundle, the Share Button, allows sharing of insights via a direct link that can be added to the canvas. Also, we have added new dollar sign expansion functionality to the expression editor allowing users to evaluate the results of calculations, which reduces the chances of a syntax error.
This release also includes several advancements in the mobile space, as we continue to empower the mobile workforce and drive our market leading mobile strategy. The Qlik Sense February 2019 release includes Qlik Sense Mobile app availability for Android devices and new support for mashups. We have also expanded EMM (Enterprise Mobile Management) capabilities with support for Microsoft InTune – one of the fastest growing EMM platforms in the market. We are leading the pack in mobile threat detection security, now with new Zimperium integration.
While this release is packed with some great new Mobile advancements, this is only the beginning, as this release sets the foundation to drive our ongoing mobile strategy and future roadmap.
Let’s switch gears and talk about some highly requested features and quality improvements for several of our value-added products. Let’s start with Qlik NPrinting. February 2019 provides several highly sought-after features that have been added to Qlik NPrinting, including image scaling for Qlik Sense analytics, support for variables in emails, and FIPS compatibility – making Qlik NPrinting more capable of supporting a wide range of customer requirements and use cases.
Lastly, we are proud to deliver quality improvements across the board to ensure Qlik NPrinting meets the needs of your enterprise reporting requirements.
Finally, we are thrilled to roll out the open GA of our Qlik Associative Big Data Index. Now all our customers can take advantage of this product and embrace any size data set to gain more insights across the organization. This value-added product unlocks the value of large data sets and delivers the Qlik Associative Engine to the biggest data repositories - now you can freely explore and analyze without limits. What’s even more impressive is that the Qlik Associative Big Data Index provides a governed, scalable, high-performance associative experience that can be deployed within sources such as Hadoop-based data lakes, eliminating the need to transfer and prepare the data elsewhere before it can be analyzed. With this, we are confident that big data is simply data to Qlik. Watch this video to learn more about the Qlik Associative Big Data Index.
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