• May 4, 2016

Qlik Previews Qlik Sense Enterprise 3.0

Qlik, a provider of visual analytics, today previewed Qlik Sense Enterprise 3.0, the newest release of its modern, platform-based approach to business intelligence (BI) and analytics. The solution is due for release in June.

Built on a fully integrated visual analytics platform and powered by the patented QIX Associative Indexing Engine, Qlik Sense Enterprise 3.0 combines enterprise readiness and governance with isualization and data preparation capabilities.

With this latest release, Qlik has improved its management and administration capabilities to support IT with more effective auditing, configuration, and governance for broad, multi-geography deployments. New user interface enhancements in the Qlik Management Console (QMC) provide configuration options for content and resources. In addition, Qlik Sense Enterprise now supports Korean, Polish, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish.

A new development hub helps companies take full advantage of the Qlik Analytics Platform for Web mashups, custom apps, extensions, and widgets. This includes new developer application programming interfaces (APIs) and capabilities, including a new app integration API, a visualization API for programmatic creation of analytics, and an integrated developer environment (IDE) plugin for Visual Studio.

"Qlik built the category for user-driven, self-service BI. With Qlik Sense, we continue to expand the market by creating a scalable, secure, and extensible platform that organizations can consider the centerpiece of their enterprise-wide BI deployment," said Anthony Deighton, Qlik's chief technology officer and senior vice president of products, in a statement. "Our platform approach allows us to address such a breadth of use cases with more depth than other offerings. The openness of our platform expands opportunities for custom analytics apps, embedded BI, and developer innovation. With our industry-leading global partner network at the ready to bring these solutions to market and our rapidly growing community of developers, we've hit an exciting point in the next phase of industry leadership, extending beyond visual analytics."

Users will benefit from new visual search capabilities that allow them to search across charts and data. In addition, visual exploration capabilities now allow users to explore and discover insights in analyses using governed metrics and dimensions. Additional functionality improves business user app creation, including time aware charts, automatic detection of geographic data, and improved application of data-driven color palettes.

Several 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.

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 access a comprehensive library of free and subscription-based external data directly within Qlik Sense and QlikView. The data available through Qlik DataMarket will be enhanced to include information from at least 35 major stock exchanges as well as demographic data at a lower level of granularity, including ZIP codes. New packages include Stock and Indices, incorporating price quotes and key indicators for securities, and Company Financial Reports, containing detailed financial statements of publicly traded companies.

Qlik Sense Cloud Plus enables users to share fully interactive Qlik Sense apps with an unlimited number of other users for a monthly fee of $20. The Qlik DataMarket Essentials package, which includes third-party currency, weather, social, and economic data, is also included.

All apps work on any device, including mobile devices, with the responsive design native to Qlik Sense smart visualizations.

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