With its last release wave in 2019, BI provider Qlik is once again equipping its various products with some improvements and enhancements. In addition to Qlik Sense, the NPrinting reporting platform has also been updated.
The new product versions include optimized cloud connectivity, enhanced visualization options, offline support for the Android Mobile App and reporting improvements.
Easier way to the cloud
To make it easier for customers to use Qlik Sense in cloud and SaaS environments, the November release includes new and enhanced connectors for cloud versions of Qlik Sense. These include DropBox and Google Big Query, which now also supports the new BigQuery Storage API.
New visualization possibilities in Qlik Sense
BI provider Qlik is continuously working on the improvement of the visualization possibilities in Qlik Sense and therefore offers users with the November release some new options in this area. For example, the Mekko diagram was introduced, which covers all aspects of a given measure. Mekko diagrams are especially used in the financial and marketing sector.
In addition, an accumulation option has been added for bar, line and combo charts as well as for tables. This offers the possibility to make an accumulation over the whole dimension or within a finite number of steps.
The new Qlik Sense version also includes new table styling capabilities that give users more control over look and feel, and a 2-Dimension Trellis container for more complex charting requirements.
Improved Android mobility
The new offline support for the Android Mobile App will ensure better mobility in the future. Users can now download their applications from the Android App and interactively examine data while offline. This was only possible in the iOS version of the app so far.
NPrinting: Optimized reporting
With the November release, the reporting functionalities in NPrinting were also expanded. For example, there is now a tool for simple and automated migration from NPrinting 16 to NPrinting 19 as well as new features such as variable-based filter support and on-demand reporting.
QlikView apps in Qlik Sense
With the release of the new version, QlikView apps can be opened and edited in Qlik Sense Cloud Editions. Users will be able to use both products in combination through a common hub and infrastructure, reducing costs and simplifying platform employment and management. Qlik is currently offering Phase 1 of the migration, where apps must be manually uploaded. Phase 2 finally includes an automated upload.
In addition to the listed new features, the November release also includes further improvements and enhancements like an optimized management console in Qlik Associative Big Data Index and Qlik license service integration for Qlik Insight Bot. The data integration platform Attunity has also launched a new release – version 6.5. The following video also provides extensive details on all new features of the Qlik November release: