Spring is here and comes with the new releases of BI provider Qlik. The new versions include cross-product innovations as well as new features and improvements for the visualization software Qlik Sense.
In addition to some advances in the multi-cloud-architecture, the introduction of the new AI offering Associative Insights and an optimization of the dual-use-option of QlikView and Qlik Sense, the April release wave also offers some new functionalities for Qlik Sense and NPrinting.
With its April releases, Qlik introduces new Enterprise SaaS deployment capabilities that give customers more flexibility on their journey into the cloud. Among other things, users will be able to deploy Qlik Sense via hosted cloud services as well as their own cloud infrastructure (via “Qlik Sense on Kubernetes”). All deployment options – including Qlik Sense Enterprise for Windows – can be used cohesively within a multi-cloud-framework.
Within the scope of the recently launched Qlik release wave, which optimized the data visualization platform Qlik Sense again, NPrinting has been equipped with new functions, too.
The most important new features of the latest NPrinting version include the following areas:
Password protection Since the September release, NPrinting has a password protection. It is possible to protect reports with both “read” and “read & write” passwords. Passwords can be set at report, publish task or user level. The preview in the Printing Newsstand is accordingly disabled for password protected reports.
Macros in Excel reports Concerning the creation of Excel reports, it is now possible to integrate Visual Basic macros into reports and publish them in *.xlsm format.
Cookies According to the new data protection guidelines, NPrinting cookies will be deleted immediately after session logout.
In addition, the latest version of NPrinting also contains numerous improvements relating to performance and stability.
As already announced at this year’s Qonnections in Orlando, BI solutions provider Qlik has now released the new version of its data visualization platform Qlik Sense. Alongside various improvements and bug fixes, Qlik Sense 3.0 offers many new user features.
Qlik Sense Version 3.0 provides the following new functions, among others:
New Qlik DataMarket packages
Qlik Sense 3.0 has new DataMarket sets, including data on the population of India, Canada, and more.
Language expansion and choice of reading order
The Business Intelligence platform is now available in four additional languages: Polish, Turkish, Korean and traditional Chinese. You can also change the reading direction in a Qlik Sense app to “right-to-left”.
Visual searching in Smart Search Smart Search lets you search through visualizations now. Results are returned in a gallery that lists out those visualizations in which the search terms were found. Clicking in the gallery brings you directly to the desired visualization.
Widget expansion for apps Qlik Sense apps can now be equipped with a new object type: widgets. Typically, these are customized KPI objects, diagram visualizations, tables and sheet navigation objects. Widgets are kept very simple in design and function, and can be created in the Widget Editor (part of the Dev Hub) without deep knowledge of development.
New visual data preparation The new visual data preparation lets you graphically integrate and analyse data by drag & drop. The various tables and datasets are displayed as bubbles that can be visually linked and related with one another. No expert knowledge of data modelling is required.
Qlik Sense 3.0 lets you add a continuous timescale along the x-axis to a line chart, to provide a complete and accurate view of time-based data. This scale represents an entire period of time (including intervals without data) in a consistent dimension, and allows the user to zoom in to any point.
Installing Qlik Connector with Qlik Sense
Qlik REST Connector 1.1, QlikSalesforce Connector 14.0 and QLIK ODBC Connectors Package 1.1 are now installed with Qlik Sense. This way, data can be loaded especially efficiently into a Qlik Sense app from REST data sources and SalesForce datasets. It has also been made much easier to integrate ODBC data sources.
In addition to all this, the new platform features many bug fixes and technical improvements. Watch the following video to find out more about the above features and discover other new functions.
Simultaneously to Qlik Sense 3.0, Qlik has also released the new version of its reporting tool Qlik NPrinting 17.1 and the fourth service release for QlikView 12. All three products are already available. Qlik Sense 3.0 and NPrinting 17.1 are also compatible with each other.