Qlik NPrinting main features
This table compares the main features of Qlik NPrinting 17 with Qlik NPrinting 16.
Product Capability Qlik NPrinting 16 Qlik NPrinting 17 Microsoft Office reporting
Yes Pixel perfect and web reporting Yes Yes Centralized distribution Yes Yes Web based architecture Yes Online subscription hub Yes Multi-QVW Reports Yes Yes Enterprise scalability Yes Roles based security Yes Multi-developer environment Yes Recipient imports from Excel Yes Yes Conditional Reporting Yes Yes Recipient Import Wizard Yes Dynamic Report Naming Yes Yes FTP Support Yes Cycling Reports (creates files for every value of dimensions) Yes Cycled pages in multiple slides Yes Yes Variable Filter Yes Linked Fields Yes Load template Yes
The objective details above are correct but...
You should also be aware that NPrinting 16 doesn't support QlikView 12 and Qlik Sense.
My subjective comments are: NP17.2 and previous releases are VERY shaky. Since the product is quite new, you will neither find a lot of documentation nor a lot of qualified help in the Community. It's some kind like the early Qlik Sense versions.
Plan your development process, so you have time to crash, because NP17 will do so, and then you will have the time to redo your work a couple of times. And you cannot fix it, because data is stored in a combination of Postgre SQL and in Static folders with XML-data, which is difficult to figure out how it relates and how dependencies works. Testing is also a problem, and I haven't found a feasible way to handle DEV-TEST-PROD, like you could in NP16.
But it will most likely come, and version 17 is the future, and you'll end up spending a lot of time converting your NP 16 projects. Only templates can be "converted". But you still have to create connections, filters and users all over, and then you have to replace all the "merge fields" in your templates.... That's close to "do it again".
In my perspective there's still a bulky road ahead, but there's no easy path and no alternatives if you're on a Qlik platform.