Posted 5/23/2016 10:42:52 AM by STUART PARKERSON, Publisher Emeritus
Qlik has announced the availability of its Qlik Sense Enterprise 3.0 business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform. With this latest release, Qlik has improved its Agile management and administration capabilities to support IT with more effective auditing, configuration, and governance for multi-geography deployments. New user interface enhancements in the Qlik Management Console (QMC) provide configuration options for content and resources for quicker deployments, and proper use of apps, objects, and data.
Included is a new development hub to leverage the Qlik Analytics Platform for web mashups, custom apps, extensions, and widgets, which provide new ways of designing objects to include in data-driven apps. The platform offers new developer APIs and capabilities, including a new app integration API, a visualisation API for programmatic creation of analytics, and a new integrated developer environment (IDE) plugin for Visual Studio.
The platform offers new visual search capabilities that allow users to search across charts and data. In addition, visual exploration capabilities now allow users to explore and discover insights using governed metrics and dimensions without having to rely on analysts to edit and modify visualisations. Additional functionality improves business user app creation, including time aware charts, automatic detection of geographic data, and improved application of data-driven color palettes.
New features facilitate sharing and collaboration, including storytelling that allows data stories to be directly published to Microsoft Office and PDF. In addition, Qlik NPrinting, which previously supported only QlikView, now supports Qlik Sense with new centralized pixel perfect reporting to create reports. This enables companies with legacy reporting environments to move to a modern BI architecture while maintaining their requirement for statutory or compliance reporting and extending more interactive analysis to business leaders.
Qlik Sense offers improved capabilities for business users to load, transform, and enrich their data without the need for complex scripting. Qlik has a new user experience for finding and taking advantage of associations in multiple data sources. Now dates are automatically recognized and broken down into discrete fields for analysis and a new user interface for calculated fields – with auto-complete – allows users to create derived fields and transform data. In addition, Qlik now directly offers broader connectivity options to more web-based data sources, including Twitter, Facebook, and Google, as well as cloud-based applications including Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SugarCRM.
With Qlik DataMarket users can now access a comprehensive library of free and subscription-based external data directly within Qlik Sense and QlikView to provide the ability to augment and cross reference internal data to gain context and drive deeper insights.
Qlik Sense Cloud Plus enables users to share interactive Qlik Sense apps with an unlimited number of other users. The Qlik DataMarket Essentials package, which includes third-party currency, weather, social, and economic data, is also included to further enhance analysis. This means that only one user will need to subscribe to Qlik Sense Cloud Plus to share with as many other users as desired. All apps work on any device, including mobile devices, with the responsive design native to Qlik Sense smart visualizations.
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