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Qlik helps enterprises around the world move faster, work smarter, and lead the way forward with an end-to-end solution for getting value out of data. The Qlik platform allows for open-ended, curiosity-driven exploration, giving everyone – at any skill level – the ability to make real discoveries that lead to real outcomes and transformative changes.

What’s new in Qlik Sense September 2019?

Advanced Authoring

Default Landing Sheets

Building upon the ability to apply predefined selections when a user opens a Qlik Senseapplication, Qlik Sense September 2019 enables developers to choose a landing sheet to direct the user to a specific sheet. This action can be combined with predefined selections to provide the desired focal point in the analysis process for users, which enhances the Guided Analytics experience in Qilk Sense.

Increased Search Limit on Filter Panes

The limit of search values on a filter pane has been increased to 5,000 characters, allowing more values to be selected in bulk. Previously, search values on a filter pane had a limit of 255 characters, which prevented users from copying and pasting a large number of distinct values to apply selections on a field.

Expression Promotion

This feature 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 have a better workflow when creating and testing expressions that will be later used across the entire application, increasing productivity and driving reuse.

Visualisations and Mapping

Location finder

The map chart now features a new option to show your location. A new button allows users to fetch their location from the device being used when the button is clicked, it then adds an icon to the map, and zooms to the user’s current location. Users can now perform location-based search using the circle select, which delivers value in mobile and field use cases. Due to security reasons, the Qlik Sense Mobile app for iOS currently does not support this feature. This functionality can however be accessed through the mobile browser on iOS.

Variance Waterfall Chart

The Variance Waterfall is a new chart in the visualisation bundle that provides variance analysis between two measures shown over the different values of a dimension. This type of chart is typically used in financial actual versus forecast analysis. This highly requested chart type provides a more robust financial charting option and fills an important gap for financial analysis.

Pie chart styling

This release features new styling options for the pie chart in the same fashion as the bar chart. These include the ability to tune the pie chart outline width, colour, corner radius and inner radius, which gives the user a variety of options to improve the style, look, and feel of the chart. This helps customers moving from QlikView to Qlik Sense and reduces the need for mashup and extension development.

Qlik Sense Mobile

Support for MobileIron using Web@work

Users can now use Qlik Sense within a MobileIron environment using Web@work, Safari and Chrome browsers, expanding access within secure MDM environments.

Support for iPadOS

Qlik Sense Mobile now supports the new iPadOS.

Note: Support for iPadOS is dependent on the timing of the iPadOS release.

Qlik Connectors

Salesforce connector

Salesforce connector is now available on all Qlik Sense editions and deployment options:

  • Added to Qlik Sense Business, Qlik Sense Enterprise on Cloud Services and Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes.
  • Updated SFDC connector to stay up to date with the latest API changes.
Snowflake connectivity

Integrated Snowflake connectivity on all Qlik Sense editions and deployment options except for Qlik Sense Cloud Business.

What’s new in Qlik NPrinting

Filters support Select Excluded

Qlik NPrinting filters can now use the Select Excluded feature. When you enable it the filter will keep all the non-selected values in the field. This new feature fills a gap with QlikView NPrinting 16.

Qlik Sense sheets can be added as images

Qlik Sense sheets can be added in the Images node of Qlik NPrinting report templates.  This feature requires Qlik Sense February 2019 or newer and connection caches must be refreshed after Qlik NPrinting upgrade.

Objects in Qlik Sense containers are supported

Objects in Qlik Sense containers are supported. All the objects in a container are inserted in the related connection cache and can be added in the template nodes that support them.

What’s new in Qlik Insight-Bot (QIB)
  • Date selections on custom calendar Description: If your Qlik Sense app is having a fiscal calendar (custom calendar), it is now possible to apply date selections based on the fiscal calendar just by doing few configurations in QIB Management Console.
  • Customizable help text per application Description: You can set a tailored help text per deployed application. This will help the user to better understand the nature of a deployed application.
  • Limit the maximum number of alerts to be created Description: Admin can limit how many alerts a user can create. This limit is irrespective of the number of apps deployed. If alert is disabled, it is counted for limit.
  • Monitor and analyse the bot usage Description: Admin can analyse the bot usage using Qlik Insight Bot Monitor app. It gives you detailed statistics regarding active users, wrong responses, most asked measures/dimensions, peak hours of bot usage, most engaged node in multi-node environment and much more.
  • Microsoft Teams Integration with App Studio Description: MS Teams can also be enabled with App Studio with this version which doesn’t require to create an Azure Web App Bot. This will make Teams integration easy to configure.

What’s new in Qlik Sense June 2019

Advanced Authoring

Copy value to clipboard

With Qlik Sense June 2019 you can now copy values to clipboard from tables. This improvement will reduce several steps and increase productivity when reusing values from a Qlik Sense application.

Grid layout on mobile devices

Qlik Sense app developers can choose the rendering layout for sheets on small screens, such as tablets and mobile phones. List view remains the default option, and only shows the visualization titles. The new Grid view shows a small preview of your visualizations, and reduces the amount of white space. This gives developers more flexibility and control over how apps designed for mobile are displayed.

Changing the small screen layout

Native container object

The container object extension was first released as part of the Dashboard bundle, and was very well received for the flexibility it adds to a Qlik Sense application sheet space. The Qlik Sense June 2019 release brings the first ever release of a native Container object, providing the existing functionality from the extension, while adding better integration capabilities with other authoring actions. This first release of the native container object will not support Qlik NPrinting, but this is planned for future releases.

With the release of the native container object, current applications using the existing extension objects will continue to work as before but the two Container Object extensions available in the Dashboard bundle will no longer be listed as new object options for applications.

Container

Visualizations and Mapping

New charts for the Visualization Bundle
  • Trellis container

    Makes small multiples of a master visualization. Great chart for showing trends across several dimensions.

    Trellis container

  • P&L pivot chart

    A pivot table with customization options for easier creation of financial reports, such as profit and loss statements.

    P&L pivot chart

Improved bar chart

  • Labels on stacked bars.
  • Improved tooltip for stacked bars now displays positive and negative totals.
  • Cut bars also for stacked bars when bars go outside of the measure range.
  • You can create a chart with measures only, without dimension.
  • Styling options for the number of bars: auto, all or a fixed number.
  • Styling options for stroke color, width and bar width.
  • Toggle mini chart for all scales, not just for continuous axis.

Bar chart

Exploration menu for maps

The exploration menu for maps allows users to toggle layers and labels, adjust object size, and also change the base map image, map language, legend and zoom configuration.

Visual exploration menu

Qlik Sense Mobile

Push notifications to Qlik Sense Mobile

With the June release, Qlik Sense Mobile for iOS and Android introduce support for native mobile push notifications. Administrators can push system notifications to their users from the Qlik Management Console. Notifications can be sent to all users, or to specific subsets of users, and can include a link into a dashboard. System notifications can be useful to inform users about updates to dashboard, or to announce system events.

System notifications and System notification policies features are available only on Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windowsinstallations licensed with a signed key

Managing system notifications

Managing system notification policies

Multi-Cloud

The following capabilities are now available for Qlik Sense Enterprise on Cloud Services(SaaS) and Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes deployments:

Qlik Connectors

  • single sign-on (SSO) support in Windows.

 

What’s new in Qlik Sense April 2019?

Create, Discover, Collaborate

Accelerated self-service with Qlik Sense chart suggestions

Qlik Sense chart suggestions make it easier to create a visualization by allowing you to simply drag and drop fields onto your sheets. Chart suggestions are created using the Cognitive Engine in Qlik, which leverages insights from the data loaded and combines them with best practices for data visualization.

Creating visualizations using chart suggestions

Publishing an app from the hub

In Qlik SenseApril 2018 you can publish an app that you have created to any stream for which you have publish access. If you have published an app to a stream, you can move your app between the streams for which you have permission to publish.

Publishing an app from the hub

Improvements based on customers feedback

Qlik Sense April 2018 introduces a number of improvements based on customer feedback:

  • Grid size of an app sheet can now be customized with three different sizes: small, medium or large.
  • You can now set custom abbreviations in the load script. For example, you can choose to use Billions instead of G.
  • When clicking the Edit button of a Linked visualization, a new shortcut redirects you to editing the Master visualization item.
  • New keyboard shortcuts for selection back/forward have been added.

Multi-layer maps

Qlik Sense April 2018 features significant improvements to the built-in maps visualization:

  • Support for multiple layers.
  • Labels for point layers and area layers.
  • Quick look up of countries, divisions, cities, postal code areas.
  • Higher fixed upper limit of number of objects.
  • Circle select with distance measure.
  • Drill down support.
  • Layer control, zoom limit and draw order.
  • English or local name in the background map.

Maps

Keyboard navigation support for Qlik Sense hub

To improve accessibility, Qlik Sense hub now supports keyboard navigation and shortcuts.

Keyboard navigation and shortcuts in Qlik Sense

Linking Qlik Sense Mobile to third-party applications

Qlik Sense Mobile can now interact with third party mobile applications through a custom generated URL (deep link). The link can be embedded within the third party mobile application, with appropriate selections and filters. Clicking the link opens the app in Qlik Sense Mobile with the filters and selections that were applied during original presentation. As a result, user experience is improved and context is provided when interacting with the app.

Creating links to Qlik Sense Mobile app content

Deploy

Deployment improvement

From Qlik SenseApril 2018 it is no longer necessary to use port 4244 as the authentication port. If you are using SSL to protect your environment, you can use port 443 as an external facing port for the Qlik Sense Proxy service (QPS).

Ports

Per-app VPN mode for Qlik Sense Mobile

Qlik Sense Mobile now works in a per-app VPN mode with the appropriate VMware Workspace ONE tunnel components. This helps secure network traffic between Qlik Sense Mobile and Qlik Sense Enterprise deployed behind a corporate firewall. With this addition, it is no longer necessary for device network traffic to go through a VPN. Only Qlik Sense Mobile apps are routed through the VPN, reducing load on the VPN server.

Configuring AirWatch for per-app VPN

 

Administer

Allocations for new license types

Customers who have purchased Qlik Sense with support for the new Professional and Analyzer license types can now configure the allocation of these licenses in the QMC.

Managing licenses

Analytic connections improvement

With Qlik SenseApril 2018, Qlik Sense Enterprise administrators now have the ability to add, remove, and reconfigure Analytic connections without additional restarts of any service becoming required for the Analytic connections to function. Administrators now can also stop and start any services in any order without impacting the Analytic connection functionality. Advanced Qlik Sense Desktop users can now develop and use Analytic connections even when the SSE server implementing the Analytic connection is started after the Qlik engine.

Analytic connections

Enable anonymous users to export data

From Qlik SenseApril 2018 anonymous users can print and export data.

Security rules installed in Qlik Sense

QlikView News — QlikView version 11.2 Extended Support Update

Thank you for your loyalty to Qlik. We are honored to see our QlikView fans using and maintaining our classic BI solution year after year. We now have some great news for those of you running QlikView v11.2 – Extended Support* will expire on December 31, 2020.  This is more than 18 months past our previous commitment to provide Extended Support at least until March 31, 2019.

We hope the new Extended Support expiration date will give you ample time to plan your next steps with Qlik. Whether you choose to stick with QlikView and upgrade to the latest release, adopt QlikView and Qlik Sense dual-use licensing, or dive right into a QlikView-to-Qlik Sense license remix, we’re here to support you on your journey.

We understand moving out of your comfort zone may feel like a leap of faith, but we want to assure you that the Qlik Customer Success organization is committed to delivering the resources you need to maximize your investment. Not only do they already provide assessment, architecture, education, and conversion services for dual-use licensing, but they’re currently developing new offerings to help make it easier to upgrade to the latest release.

The dual-use services offering is described in further detail here.

QlikView and Qlik Sense dual-use licensing gives you a cost-effective way for your QlikView users to adopt Qlik Sense.  With dual-use licensing, you’ll benefit from the full functionality of Qlik Sense for new apps and have the opportunity to choose whether to migrate existing QlikView apps to Qlik Sense, so you can leverage its more modern approach. Featuring augmented intelligence for visualization, exploration, search, and data preparation, your Qlik Sense entitlement also delivers value-add products including: Qlik GeoAnalytics BaseQlik DataMarket Essentials, and Qlik Web Connectors.

Please visit the Qlik downloads site for the latest release and reach out to: licenseadmin@qlik.com to discuss Qlik dual-use and remix options. For more information on QlikView 11.2 Extended Support, check out our FAQ

*Extended support is only available for QlikView 11.20 customers who are current on maintenanceExtended Support is not an extension of standard support and maintenance under the Qlik Support Policy. It consists only of troubleshooting and fixes that are issued as patches at Qlik’s discretion. Only severe, mission critical issues will be considered for resolution in QlikView 11.20, and there will be no product enhancements to QlikView 11.20 as part of Extended Support.

What’s New At Qlik?

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Qlik Sense – November 2018 release

Key take aways:

  • Cognitive Machine Learning
  • Insight Advisor – Light Authoring
  • Comparative Analysis (Alternate States)
  • Advanced Authoring Improvements
  • Dashboard Extensions Bundle
  • Chart Sharing (multi-cloud)
  • Visualisation and Mapping Enhancements
  • Admin, Multi-Cloud and Accessibility Improvements

Qlik NPrinting – November 2018 release

Key take aways:

  • On-demand Reporting for Qlik Sense allows self-service report generation based on user selections.
  • Authentication: Increased security using certificates and reverse proxy support for NPrinting Designer.
  • Improvements to administration management allowing control over on-demand requests via the web console.

QlikView – November 2018 release (12.3)

Key take aways:

  • Implementation of Skia Graphics Library
  • Implementation of International Components for Unicode (ICU) Libraries
  • Generate an engine performance log file to facilitate trouble shooting and document design
  • The reload performance log is now separated into a dedicated log file Supporting Task
  • The “File Exists” task is a new option in the QlikView Publisher under supporting tasks.
  • Load Script Improvements
  • View custom settings in QlikView Management Console (QMC)
  • QlikView IPv6 support accommodates the longer IP format
  • .NET Framework 4.7.2 Support

What’s New at Qlik?

Qlik Sense – September 2018 release

Key take aways:

  • Advanced authoring improvement
  • Mapping enhancements
  • Management, governance and security improvements
  • Full support for Airwatch EMM

Qlik NPrinting – September 2018 release

Key take aways:

  • New administration and security features
  • Expanded report formats

Qlik Connectors – September 2018 release

Key take aways:

  • New Microsoft Azure and Jira connectors
  • Enhanced security

Qlik Podium Data – September 2018 release

Key take aways:

  • A complete enterprise data management solution
  • Source, catalog, profile, prepare and publish enterprise data

Qlik Associative Big Data Index – September 2018 release

Key take aways:

  • Index big data while leaving the data where it resides
  • Unrestricted associative exploration

Qlik Core – September 2018 release

Key take aways:

  • Build data driven apps, leverage containerised Qlik Engine and API
  • Developers can exploit their data in highly-scalable, cloud ready solutions

What’s new at Qlik?

We’re excited to share the news of the recent June 2018 Qlik Sense release.

Highlights of this launch include the following advancements aimed at helping users streamline and enhance creation experience from data to insights.

  • Augmented Intelligence (AI): Powered by the Qlik Cognitive engine, the Insight Advisor automatically generates the best analytics and insights for the user based on the overall data set and search criteria.
  • Accelerated self-service: New features include alternative chart suggestions, property enhancements with switch dimension / measures and quick change aggregation methods, as well as a smart data load feature.
  • Visualization enhancements: layer in new map charts, show/hide columns, and scroll bar charts toggle
  • Collaboration offerings: Promote and un-promote sheets, re-publish apps, and more
  • Advance Authoring Improvements: Scrollable sheets, expression editor improvements and the ability to change grid size with objects
  • Data Prep: Advanced filtering before data loading

Watch this video to see the product details of this launch:

Qlik Multi-Cloud Deployment Options
We’ve also recently released Qlik multi-cloud deployment options; allowing users to distribute apps developed in Qlik Sense Enterprise for Windows to be consumed (ie read only) in either Qlik Cloud Services (cloud app hosting managed by Qlik) or Qlik Sense Enterprise for Elastic (for high scale cost effective deployments on containers), bound by a single license, sign on and new hub. Learn more

Qlik NPrinting
With our recent release, you will also find some noteworthy enhancements to NPrinting. Now users can have pivot tables in reports without having to use workarounds in Qlik Sense. In addition, for both QlikView and Qlik Sense, you will now be able to schedule monthly and yearly reports via standard parameter selections and can also get report preview and editing capabilities without having to wait for the report to render. As always, we are expanding our Enterprise connectivity to drive more comprehensive insights.

QlikView & Qlik Sense Dual Use Offer
Last month we shared exciting details on the new Qlik View & Qlik Sense Dual Use Offer that will enable existing QlikView® customers to more seamlessly and cost effectively adopt the Qlik Sense® platform, while maintaining their investment in QlikView. The upgrade is available for only a 30% uplift on the customer’s current annual maintenance fees, which then becomes their new recurring maintenance fees. This is a huge opportunity for you to upsell customers and reach out to dormant QlikView users. Want more information? Get the details in this FAQ and listen to the on-demand Fast Track enablement webinar.

To get more details about the latest Qlik product launches, visit the Product Launch page on the Partner Portal and join us for these Fast Track Enablement Webinars: 

What’s new at Qlik?

Qlik Sense – April 2018 release

Key take aways:

  • Accelerated self-service with Qlik Sense chart suggestions
  • Publishing an app from the hub
  • Grid size of an app sheet can now be customized with three different sizes: small, medium or large.
  • You can now set custom abbreviations in the load script. For example, you can choose to use Billions instead of G.
  • When clicking the Edit button of a Linked visualization, a new shortcut redirects you to editing the Master visualization item.
  • New keyboard shortcuts for selection back/forward have been added.
  • Multi-layer maps
    • Support for multiple layers.
    • Labels for point layers and area layers.
    • Quick look up of countries, divisions, cities, postal code areas.
    • Higher fixed upper limit of number of objects.
    • Circle select with distance measure.
    • Drill down support.
    • Layer control, zoom limit and draw order.
    • English or local name in the background map.
  • Qlik Sense hub now supports keyboard navigation and shortcuts.
  • Linking Qlik Sense Mobile to third-party applications
  • From Qlik Sense April 2018 it is no longer necessary to use port 4244 as the authentication port.
  • Qlik Sense Mobile now works in a per-app VPN mode with the appropriate VMware Workspace ONE tunnel components.
  • Customers who have purchased Qlik Sense with support for the new Professional and Analyzer license types can now configure the allocation of these licenses in the QMC.
  • Analytic connections improvement
  • Enable anonymous users to export data

Qlik NPrinting – April 2018 release

Key take aways:

  • Supports Single Sign-On (SSO) by using SAML authentication
  • Filter and content node response management improvements
  • Qlik NPrinting Repository is now based on PostgreSQL 10.1
  • Disable the template upload by report type
  • Security checks when uploading template files from the Web Console
  • Replace existing filter fields using the import task

What’s new at Qlik?

Qlik Sense – February 2018 release

Key take aways:

  • Dynamically generated queries to web sources in scripts
  • Loading a table from an analytic connection
  • Association recommendations
  • Customizations
    • Change colors of background and individual chart elements.
    • Define color palettes and color gradients.
    • Specify font sizes and font color.
  • On-demand App Generation
  • Qlik Sense Mobile
  • Updated ODBC connectors
    • Oracle
    • PostgreSQL
  • SSO with Microsoft SQL Server

Qlik NPrinting – February 2018 release

Key take aways:

  • Single sign-on support with JSON Web Token (JWT) authentication
  • QlikView server DMS authorization is supported
  • Improved QlikView cache generation