We’re excited to share some great news with you, our loyal QlikView fans, supporting QlikView and Qlik Sense co-existence and making it easier for you to modernize analytics across your organization. Our analytics solutions vision is to deliver a common platform to you for a unified analytics experience, so you can simplify deployments and make progress toward alleviating entitlement management burdens.
The Qlik Sense November 2019 release takes another step toward delivering on that vision*. With this release, you can run QlikView apps in the Qlik Sense Enterprise Cloud Hub. This makes it easier for you to modernize your analytics. You can upload, view, and consume QlikView alongside Qlik Sense through a common hub and infrastructure using a single license key. This sets the stage for dramatic cost reductions associated with running separate infrastructure.
This is phase one of two; currently QlikView apps must be uploaded manually. Phase two will automate app uploads through QlikView Publisher. These capabilities are available to customers who:
Have accepted the Dual Use offer
Are using the Professional, Analyzer, Analyzer Capacity licensing model
Have adopted unified licensing using a signed license key
Are deploying Qlik Sense Enterprise on Qlik Cloud Services or on Kubernetes.
The Dual Use offer entitles your QlikView user base to Qlik Sense for a modest uplift on your annual QlikView maintenance cost, providing your users with a modern approach to BI and tremendous flexibility. Unified licensing aligns QlikView and Qlik Sense under common licensing, providing you with a single signed license key to access more than one Qlik product. Unified licensing is enabled through the Qlik Licensing Service, simplifying licensing and management of entitlement and helping you ensure compliance.
Using QlikView and Qlik Sense side-by-side, you have the freedom to choose which product to use to satisfy application requirements for each project. You may choose to continue using QlikView for traditional guided analytics apps used by your business, determine some to be a good fit for Qlik Sense, and begin utilizing Qlik Sense for more modern self-service use cases such as automated AI-powered insight, and geo-spatial multi-layer mapping.
Think this is an exciting step? There’s a lot more coming in 2020:
The ability to use QlikView Publisher to automate publishing of apps to the Qlik Sense hub
Compatibility with Windows deployments
Use of Actions & Triggers
Export to Excel
You can find documentation for QlikView functionality in the November 2019 Qlik Sense Cloud Hub here.
*The QlikView April 2019 release introduced QlikView links in the Qlik Sense Enterprise hub as well as unified licensing for customers who have adopted the Dual Use offer.
What's New - November 2019 Product Demonstrations
As we continue to lead with cloud, this release provides more reasonsfor our customerstouseQlik Sense inSaaS and cloudenvironments.We have expandedour portfolioofconnectors forcloud editions of Qlik SenseincludingSAP SQL Connector,DropBox, and Google Big Query–which has beenupdated to support the new BigQuery Storage API.You can also witness new“My Qlik”improvementsaround subscription and account management; driving a better experience for our customers - allowing them to easily adopt our SaaS offerings.Weare alsodeliveringSOC 2 Type 2 certification, whichsupports the customer journey to Qlik’s SaaS offerings, and our ability to confidently meet the compliance requirements of our large enterprise customers.All this is reflected onhttps://www.qlik.com/us/trust.
This release brings new visualization capabilities that broaden the analytics capabilities in Qlik Sense. We have added a newMekkochart - commonly used to capture all aspects of a given measure.
Additionally, we have added an accumulation option in our bar chart, line chart, combo chart, and table –with the ability for an accumulationtobe made over the whole dimension or within a finite number of steps.
This release also delivers new table styling options, giving the user more control overthelook and feel, and 2 Dimension Trellis container to handle more complex charting needs. Many of these new visualization capabilities will be of interest to our QlikView customers, as they look to increase their Qlik Sense usage.
For mobility, we have now introduced offline mobile support for our Android mobile app. Qlik Sense Mobile for Android now has the same capability as our iOS app, allowing users to download their apps and explore data interactively when offline. It features a local version of the Qlik Associative Engine running on the device, supporting full exploration and search.
We continue to improve our enterprise reporting capabilities for new and existing customers. This release includes the highly anticipatedQlikNPrinting16 toQlikNPrinting19 migration tool, which offers our customers an easy and automated way to migrate content. This provides a path forward for our QlikNPrinting16 customer base which is scheduled to EOL the first half of next year. We have also delivered new feature enhancements, including variable-based filter support to provide an easy way to dynamically filter report content, and have improved on-demand reporting for more flexibility and extensibility in Qlik Sense.
The Qlik Sense November 2019 release now includes the ability to run QlikView apps in cloud editions of Qlik Sense, making it easier for QlikView customers to modernize their analytics. Users can consume QlikView alongside Qlik Sense through a common hub and infrastructure. This is a key step in setting the stage for infrastructure cost reduction, deployment simplification and significant reduction of entitlement management challenges for our QlikView customers. At this time,Phase 1 of 2 is available; currently, QlikView apps must be uploaded manually or via asupplied utility. Phase 2 will include changes to QlikView so the upload of apps to Qlik Sense is automated.
Other notable release improvements include improvements to the management console in Qlik Associative Big Data Index, andQliklicense service integrationforQlik Insight Bot.
Beyond data analytics, we are also pleased to announce improvements to our data integrationplatformwith the next Attunity release –version6.5. This release providessignificant performance improvements and expanded connectivity including Salesforce and MongoDB data sources.Attunity 6.5also includes new data target platforms, such as ADLS Gen 2, Azure Databricks and GoogleBigQuery, which increase our customer’s flexibility to choose the solution that best addresses their data and analytics needs.
The Qlik November Product Releases delivera breadth of new capabilities supporting our overall supply chain from data to insights. Qlik continues to lead the way in data and analytics - with speed and efficiency.
Registertodayto watch the nextQlik Insider Webinaron November 20thfeaturing the September and November Product Releases!
At Qonnections 2019 I hosted a session called “Qlik Sense Visualizations, best practice and top tricks”. I have received a lot of positive feedback, so I decided to make a part 2 with 41 more or less useful new tips.
Recent feature additions to Qlik Sense have certainly helped to expand the possibilities of customizing Sense, such as the container object, the dashboard bundle, alternate states, show conditions to name a few. But it’s also the power of the calculation engine and the expression language that many times provides a way forward tweaking the look and feel of Sense.
Most of the tips I will share in this post are invented by others and have been published before on Qlik Community. I highlighted some examples below, but there are many more tips included in the app.
Bars and sparklines in the straight table
Pad with Unicode white breaks, add a center line and use the absolute max as denominator. Showing two version, plain bars and circles, filled or empty. Sparklines are covered in the first set of tips.
Vertical filter pane with values
Use the filter pane one grid high and change the label hold all values =concat(distinct Year,' | ').
Different markers per line
Add two measures, one for line and one for the symbol. Use master measures to keep colors consistent.
Chart with annotations
Use the combo chart and custom marker layers on a secondary axis. Add a custom expression for the marker and the label. Tweak the axis and the expression to get the markers on the right place.
Create a copy of the combination field in the load script, in this case, ProductNames. Add to a pivot table, use count(OrderID) as measure, mask duplicates values with white text color. Credit: Swuehl, link to post.
This is a strict Venn diagram with all areas always present. Use an image of Venn diagram and the area layer of the map chart. Check out how to make a clickable chart of an image.
Line chart with colored bands
Can be made with the line chart in area mode with measures for the bands. Create a line chart, set to area mode, unstacked. Add master measures for the bands with the wanted color. Add master measure for actual. Add measures to chart, starting with actual and the bands in progressive order. Add reference lines for the bands with label and color.
Vertical band chart
Create bar chart, Add measure =1 label =' '. Color by the wanted measure, add label. Switch of axis, labels and value. Set number of bars to "Max". Set bar width to max in "Styling". Add legend at the bottom. Switch of legend title.
Download the app
Full instructions and working examples can be found in the app below. Some of the tips are very easy to implement while others require a little more work. Most of them are independent of the Qlik Sense version but I recommend using the latest version.
To download the app, visit the Community post, 41 tips.
If you missed my previous postings, check out the previous apps I’ve shared on our community:
Sense Visualization tips 2019, 28 tips Qonnections.
If you interested in visualizations, you should also check out Qlik GeoAnalytics, our highly capable add-on for geographic analysis. I've published two posts with advanced tips for Qlik GeoAnalytics:
Qlik GeoAnalytics tips 2019, 22 tips Qonnections.
Qlik GeoAnalytics tips 2018, 19 tips Qonnections.
Patric NordströmProduct Manager, Qlik Sense Visualizations and Qlik GeoAnalytics
If you’re one of many Qlik customers who use QVD files, you’re familiar with how their speed and versatility can benefit your use of QlikView and Qlik Sense. But if you have hundreds or thousands of QVD files, then you probably also know how much of a challenge it can be to organize and share this kind of data.
Qlik recently introduced a new way to help with this challenge. The Qlik Data Catalyst June 2019 release included a new capability to understand QVD files. Just like any other data source, Qlik Data Catalyst is now able to ingest, profile, refine, catalog and publish data stored within QVD files. Not only can this help you get a better idea of what’s inside all your QVD files, but it also means you can now easily combine QVD data with non-Qlik assets or even share this data with any analytics platform.
QVD files within Qlik Data Catalyst
Building on this, the Qlik Data Catalyst September 2019 release included the introduction of a new offering which is solely focused on helping Qlik customers easily find the QVD files they need in a fully searchable catalog – Qlik Data Catalyst for QVDs. We designed this new product to be an entry-level offering, so we simplified the installation and administration. And we narrowed the functionality to just focus on profiling, tagging and cataloging QVDs and then publishing them to Qlik Sense.
The September release also included some new related functionality on how Qlik Data Catalyst can work with Qlik Sense. In addition to the existing “Publish to Qlik Sense” option, which places data into a newly generated app and opens the Insight Advisor view, there is now a “Publish to Qlik Sense Advanced” feature. This gives the user the ability to add data to an existing Qlik Sense app and pick where they want to be when the Qlik Sense app opens: Insight Advisor, Data Manager or Data Load Editor. There’s also now support for international number formats and international characters in QVD file names.
Note that both Publish to Qlik Sense Advanced and international support are available within both Qlik Data Catalyst and Qlik Data Catalyst for QVDs.
Interested in learning more about Qlik Data Catalyst for QVDs? For a product overview and demo, head to the Product Spotlight. Select Qlik Data Catalyst from the pull-down menu and pick the webinar titled Qlik Data Catalyst for QVDs.
As mentioned in a recent blog post, Qlik Sense Business is Qlik’s latest offering supporting our cloud and SaaS strategy. This new edition of Qlik Sense is a great way to try Qlik Sense, designed to empower users to quickly and easily get started without complexity. This new edition brings the power of our 3rd generation analytics platform to groups, teams, and businesses that want to get started operationalizing analytics and making data driven-decisions. Qlik Sense Business gives users the unmatched analytical power of Qlik’s associative engine for exploration and search and AI-powered insight suggestions. It also shares the same design and cloud-native architecture as Qlik Sense Enterprise and is hosted on Qlik Cloud Services – which is Qlik’s highly-scalable, trusted and secure SaaS environment.
Try Qlik Sense Business for Free!
In addition to the launch of Qlik Sense Business, we have made several enhancements to Qlik Sense. We have added Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities to the Qlik Cognitive Engine, supporting natural language search in Insight Advisor – to further drive visual insights. This capability allows users to more intuitively interact with Qlik Sense when exploring data sets and generating insights. For example, as users engage with Insight Advisor, they are now able to enter search criteria using full natural language. The Qlik Cognitive engine parses the search string to understand the user’s intent and provides the right data and insights based on the search criteria. This is currently available in the cloud editions of Qlik Sense, and we have plans to expand natural language interaction into more areas of Qlik Sense.
With this release, we have also enhanced our Advanced Authoring capabilities including expression promotion which provides a fast and efficient way to promote a dimension or measure created in an object to a master item, with this capability, application creators now have a better workflow when creating and testing expressions that will be used across the entire application, increasing productivity and driving reuse. Also, we have extended the support for the table JOINs in data manager – giving a less technical user more tools when preparing for data model analysis. Developers will so be pleased to know that we have added default landing sheets, to direct users to a specific sheet with pre-defined selections which enhances the guided navigation user experience.
We have also added new visualization capabilities including a variance waterfall chart and improvements to pie chart styling options, like what is offered with our bar chart. With these new styling options, it reduces the need for mash-up and extension development and helps those who are moving from QlikView to Qlik Sense. We have added new geo capabilities with location awareness in mapping – to show your current location, which delivers value in mobile and field use cases.
You can find more information on the Advanced Authoring and Visualization improvements in our Product Spotlight portal entitled “Enriching the Authoring Experience” and “Qlik Sense Visualizations, What’s new with charts and visualizations”
For mobility, we have improved EMM support for MobileIron and added support for the new iPadOS, and we are excited to announce that we now have integrated connectivity to Snowflake, helping to strengthen Qlik’s strategic alliance with Snowflake (snowflake.com) – a leading enterprise-ready cloud-based Data Warehouse.
For value-added products, we improved Qlik NPrinting with new authoring functionality supporting our customer’s journey allowing Qlik to be the enterprise standard for reporting and analytics – Watch the What’s new in Qlik NPrinting video here- showing the ability to select excluded values, use the new container objects in reports and the ability to embed Qlik Sense sheets into reports. As well as expanded functionality in Qlik Insight Bot with improved management capabilities and performance; some of these features include custom calendar support, usage monitoring, alerting limits and pre-application support.
Finally, we also launched another NEW product: “Qlik Data Catalyst for QVDs” – which is a streamlined offering of Qlik Data Catalyst specially focused specifically on making it easier for existing Qlik customers to understand, catalog and consume QVD files. Now Qlik users can easily find and select the QVDs they need without navigating to complex folder hierarchies or relying on file naming conventions – with this easy to use and easily searchable catalog.
And the next release of the Qlik Associative Big Data Index will enable our customers to visually explore big data sources using new visualization and chart options. As we look to the next release in November, be assured that we will continue to deliver innovative new capabilities supporting our leadership position in the industry.
Stay tuned! And don’t forget to watch the next Qlik Insider Webinar featuring the September and November Product Releases! Register now!
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Each Qlik Insider webinar has a live Q&A panel giving you access to our team of experts which tends to spark a lot of interesting questions, and as we did for the first Qlik Insider session, we thought it would be useful to share an overview of the hot ticket items that our audience had questions on. Before I jump into some detail on the most discussed topics, here is a screenshot of how I used Qlik Sense to help me analyze the activity from the session to help write this blog:
New Visualizations and Enhancements - Qlik Sense June 2019 release saw more visualization objects added to the ever-popular Visualization bundle. Introducing the P&L Pivot table that you can style for profit and loss reporting using one dimension & nine measures or two dimensions & eight measures. Also new is the Trellis container for creating a trellis chart based on a master visualization. Did you know that you can control how many charts can fit in a Trellis container object? In edit mode go to Appearance > Trellis options > Maximum number of charts.
Advanced Authoring Improvements – we showed a few smaller improvements often having a bigger impact, folks liked the fact you can now copy a single cell value from a chart or table to the clipboard and paste it where you need to [I am using this a lot!] and exporting rows and column data to excel was also well received. We are starting to utilize the piccaso.js library for more of the built-in visualization objects which generally enables more flexibility. For example, the Bar Chart is now built on the piccaso.js library and benefits on improved label functionality, such as having a total above a stacked bar that is the sum of the parts.
Dual Use Licensing for Qlik View and Qlik Sense - Qlik is totally committed to Qlik View and as a QlikView customer it’s your choice whether you stay with QlikView, deploy Qlik Sense alongside your QlikView environment or migrate to Qlik Sense entirely. Whichever path you choose we want your experience to be as smooth as possible. As well as explaining the Dual use licensing options, we also showed improvements to some of the many administration and monitoring apps available to you out-of-the-box. To help with the governance of your QlikView environment, as well as aid migration planning of QlikView apps to Qlik Sense, be sure to check out the improved QlikView Governance Dashboard. The Qlik Sense License Monitor app now allows Administrators to holistically monitor their Qlik Analyzer and Professional license consumption across both Qlik Sense and QlikView. For more information on these apps please read this great blog post and for a nice summary of what you get with dual-use licensing this one-pager is also worth a read.
QVD Catalog functionality in Qlik Data Catalyst™Qlik Data Catalyst, along with Attunity joining the Qlik group, is a game-changer in democratizing data within your organization helping you solve your data integration challenges of making raw data available as business-ready analytic data to all your users. With Qlik Data Catalyst your users can shop for data in enterprise-wide governed data catalogs and feed it into any other BI tool of their choice, yes that’s right, not just QlikView and Qlik Sense! In this session we showed that it is now possible to manage libraries of your QVD files with Qlik Data Catalyst, really enabling analytics across your enterprise with trusted, business-ready data. Check out the Qlik Data Catalyst web page where you can find videos, technical briefs and lots more information available.
Multi-cloud strategy - Qlik’s multi-cloud capabilities support any use case regardless of where your data is stored or how the Qlik platform is deployed. We want to enable your cloud strategies by giving you ongoing choice in how you deploy your analytics solution and evolve it to include more cloud services at your own pace.
Qlik Sense has various deployment options; you can deploy on-premise and in your own private/public cloud and you can use our SaaS editions. Folks were interested in taking advantage of our cloud-native microservices architecture leveraging Kubernetes technology to deliver automated elastic scale when it’s needed and there was also a keen interest in our SaaS editions, Qlik Sense Enterprise on Qlik Cloud Services and the most recently launched Qlik Sense Business which you can try free for 30 days.
The Qlik Sense SaaS editions are built on the same Kubernetes microservices architecture which means not only is it insanely quick to get access to analytics, it is a seamless user experience regardless of deployment options used. Insight Advisor and the ability to download to excel are now available on our SaaS editions. Check out this blog for a tour of our new cloud-based editions of Qlik Sense.
Mapping and Geo Analytics – Qlik Sense has some powerful mapping capabilities built-in and this is continually being improved. We have now added the visual exploration menu to maps. The visual exploration menu lets you change certain visualization properties, without making selections or editing the sheet. The exploration menu for maps allows you to toggle layers and labels, adjust object size, and change the base map image, among other options. Incidentally, if the built-in maps aren’t quite what you are looking for, don’t forget you can always load your own maps in Qlik Sense. For even greater capability and geospatial analytics, you can add GeoAnalytics for both Qlik Sense and QlikView. You can get more details on the ins & outs of GeoAnalytics on the Qlik help site.
Qlik NPrinting Sept 2019
The Qlik NPrinting team is working hard continually improving Qlik NPrinting based on your feedback. This time we showed the ability to select excluded values, use the new container objects in reports and the ability to embed Qlik Sense sheets into reports. I am pleased to share this great What’s new video series from the Qlik NPrinting team which includes a playlist for even more details.
“Help, help me Ronda”
We often get support questions on our webinars, which is fine, but don’t wait until the next webinar if you need help. You have access right here on Qlik Community to an ever-growing community of peers who probably know the answer because they have faced the same burning question you have now. If you can’t get the resolution you need on Qlik Community and you need technical support then check out our newly updated Qlik Support portal where you can search the knowledge base just by asking a question; and as a paying customer, you can always submit a support request to get assistance from our superhero support team.
What’s New doc?
Well, that just about wraps it up for the third Qlik Insider session, there’s a lot to sink your teeth in to. Don’t forget we always produce a plethora of ‘what’s new” content for every new release of our products here on Qlik Community, so you can always be in the know on the latest product enhancements and innovations.
For June 2019 release check out this blog post which links to the What’s new for June 2019 release video and the Qlik help site.
I’ll leave you with one last tip; If you are just getting started with Qlik, make sure your first step is through the onboarding experience.
Thanks for reading and let’s keep talking!
- Adam Mayer
Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager
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.
For almost 30 years, Qlik has been at the center of helping businesses achieve these same outcomes through innovative, highly performance associative technology, vibrant visualizations, and, most recently, AI and conversational analytics. We are proudly bringing modern analytics to the warehouse floor, the emergency response team, and the boardroom, and we will continue to drive our vision of augmented intelligence, where machines make humans more productive, insightful and, well…human.
But analytics technology is moving at breathtaking pace and we are not naïve enough to believe that Qlik can do everything. This is the rationale for our open platform approach, and it has served our customers well. Most companies today have specialized analytics solutions for risk calculation, cybersecurity, marketing, and more. Enterprises also leverage reporting packages to create cubes and marts for regulatory and financial reports, often tightly coupled with their financial suite. Companies are getting more comfortable with open source analytics tools like R and Python and emerging technologies in Machine Learning are also changing the game for industry leaders. And yes, we even acknowledge that most departments that own Qlik have a neighbor across the building using Tableau, Power BI, or some other visualization tool. (You should introduce us when you get a chance…)
To maximize return on all your analytics investments, you need data. Lots of data…delivered securely according to business rules without cumbersome IT projects. You have been hearing a lot from Qlik about the importance of data literacy and data democratization. We’ve been advocating the importance of being able to understand and argue with data, and have introduced Qlik Data Catalyst as a cornerstone product of this vision – allowing our customers to profile, manage, and securely deliver data from any source to any analytics platform. But what about all the data you’ve already worked on getting into Qlik?
Today we are upping the ante as we announce the General Availability of Qlik Data Catalyst QVD Catalog. This is a game changer for our customers, allowing them to not only profile and catalog their QVDs for Qlik use, but also blend them with non-Qlik assets and share them downstream to any analytics platform. That’s right, we are now enabling the sharing of data previously locked in Qlik with any application. Why would we do this?
Well, it sends a very clear message on just how committed we are to data democratization and open platforms. We of course feel that Qlik is the best choice for analytics, and using QVDs in Qlik products drives an unparalleled user experience. But data goes way beyond even the use cases Qlik supports. So, if you are looking for a way to unlock your data, including QVDs, to share across the enterprise, the search is over. Qlik wants to be your partner for driving true transformation across the enterprise through data democratization and enhanced data literacy. At Qonnections this year, Mike Capone said on the main stage, “we are deadly serious about data.” We intend to keep proving it.
What's New - Qlik June 2019
Starting with Qlik Sense, we continue to drive an improved visualization and creation experience. With this release comes two new chart types and improvements to our bar chart and map object.
Trellis Container - shows a master visualization broken out by dimension value into a series of charts as an ideal way to track trends.
P&L Pivot Table offers advanced customization options to help with financial reporting, great for showing things such as profit and loss statements – which has been highly requested by our customers.
Bar Chartimprovements– allows for more control and styling options - such as borders, labels and even the use of measures without dimensions.
Map object - includes a new exploration menu option that allows consumers to toggle layers, labels and other settings to style the map interface.
With regards to advanced authoring, we now have a grid layout option for small devices, allowing developers to choose the rendering method on small form factors (e.g. mobile devices). We have also added a copy cell feature allowing people to re-use values from tables in Qlik Sense applications. In addition, we have added a new container object with improved design capabilities.
With Qlik Sense Mobile, we now support push notifications in our iOS and Android mobile apps, with links to Qlik Sense apps, allowing administrators to send notifications to users in scenarios such as system events, new versions of available analytics and other useful notices.
As part of the June release, we’ve added some key features to our multi-cloud deployment options, including Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes and Qlik Cloud Services (enterprise SaaS). We’ve enhanced our cloud hub with additional tenant management and content organization features, and we have also added the ability for users to export data and visualizations to a variety of output formats such as Excel, PDF, and image. As always, expanding data connectivity is a priority in our development efforts, so we have added Teradata and S3 connectivity. Finally, we’re announcing support for Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes to run on the Red Hat OpenShift platform.
We are also delivering some notable features in Qlik NPrinting which will provide an improved user experience while streamlining efficiencies. A new user import task API enables customers to ensure they have the most up-to-date distribution lists by running import tasks via APIs. Advanced search filters are now supported for both QlikView and Qlik Sense reports. And we have made usability improvements to Qlik Sense on-demand reporting with a “quick report” option - giving users fast access to requests and generate predefined reports.
Out in just a few days, the June 2019 Qlik Data Catalyst Release will include two key high-value features. First, a new QVD Catalog capability of QVD structures for Qlik Sense and QlikView. This solution includes a full scan of your Qlik Sense and QlikView environment, on-boarding, profiling, and auto-tagging of data elements in QVDs, and the ability to inventory, catalog, and leverage QVDs in Qlik and non-Qlik BI environments. The solution will also enable you to leverage Qlik Data Catalog's Prepare module to blend QVD and non-QVD structures for a diverse set of analytics use cases.
Second, Qlik Data Catalyst will introduce a graphically rich, interactive Data Lineage capability, which will provide users with clear visibility of how data was sourced, which transformations were applied, and which systems consumed the data. This will enable clarity specific to the data that users are evaluating and will give power to the data steward, providing the ability to understand and react to the impact of logic and schema changes to upstream and downstream systems.
For our QlikView customers, in addition to rolling out updates to the Dual Use Licensing program, we also are improving the QlikView customer journey in other ways with our new QlikView Governance Dashboard and Qlik Sense License Monitor providing our customers with greater insights into QlikView app characteristics and license usage. By supporting Dual Use Licensing and providing a unified license key, Qlik is driving toward a one user, one license, one analytics experience vision culminating in the delivery of a single access point for both QlikView and Qlik Sense.
With all this, along with the Open GA of Qlik Insight Bot and additional enhancements to the Qlik Associative Big Data Index, we are extending the value and reach of our platform by enabling new ways to make faster and easier data-driven decisions.Please view some of these features in the What’s New video or visit the Qlik Help Site for additional product information.
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Several major changes have recently been made to the QlikView and Qlik Sense Dual Use Licensing offer. These changes make Dual Use Licensing more flexible, easier to qualify for and simpler to implement.
First, we’ve opened-up a subscription option, which accommodates a Capacity licensing model for greater flexibility, so you don’t have to worry about the complications associated with a mixed site (perpetual and subscription). You’ll be able to leverage new functionality sooner and adopt a more unified approach to Qlik product usage. And now, to leverage Dual Use licensing, you can either convert Session and Usage CALs directly to subscription to take advantage of the Capacity model or convert them to Named User and Doc CALs then to the standard Professional and Analyzer licensing model for Dual Use.
QlikView Customer Journey -- Dual Use Licensing
To utilize Dual Use under subscription, there is a 40% uplift on annual QlikView maintenance for a 3-year term. Under the perpetual model, Dual Use licensing is available for a 30% uplift on your annual QlikView maintenance.
We’ve also removed the July 1, 2018 offer cut-off date to make it easier to qualify for QlikView and Qlik Sense Dual Use Licensing. This means, regardless of QlikView version or when you initially purchased QlikView, you are eligible* for the Dual Use offer, so long as you’re current on maintenance (Federal and accounts with Enterprise License Agreements continue to be ineligible). Additionally, you are not required to upgrade your release, though we strongly encourage you to use the current version to leverage Professional, Analyzer, Capacity licensing; unified licensing (described further below); and QlikView links in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Qlik Cloud Services and Kubernetes. Conversion to Dual Use remains a one-time event.
Unified licensing, available with QlikView and Qlik Sense April 2019 releases, aligns licensing of QlikView and Qlik Sense, entitling users to both products using a single license key enabled by the Qlik Licensing Service (QLS), to simplify Dual Use adoption. Unified licensing supports Qlik’s one user, one license, one analytics experience vision (formerly known as 1x1x1), with the goal to deliver a single access point for both QlikView and Qlik Sense, bringing the products closer together. Functionality providing greater alignment between products will be delivered later this year.
Qlik Dual Use Services help simplify Dual Use adoption preparing you to maximize your investment, whether creating new apps in Qlik Sense or transitioning existing apps from QlikView to Qlik Sense.
Furthermore, our new version of the QlikView Governance Dashboard provides a Sense Profile Score to answer questions about different QlikView app characteristics. More information can be found in this blog post. This app can be downloaded for free from the Qlik download site.
Contact your account manager for more information on QlikView and Qlik Sense Dual Use licensing.
*Exceptions: CPU Cores or IAS Server licenses