We are excited to welcome the latest releases of 2020 which provides greater value through enhanced capabilities across our data analytics platform.
As part of our drive to lead in the cloud, the latest releases adds the ability to use third-party visualization extensions in our SaaS offerings. The ability to include extensions from Trusted Extension Developers and the wider development community, now greatly increases the ability to customize analytics in our SaaS products.
Another key focus area for us in 2020 is strengthening our strategic technology partnerships and the value of our integrated offerings. With the February 2020 release, we are introducing Dynamic Views which gives Qlik Sense users the ability to refresh data within one or more charts in an on-demand fashion. This provides flexibility in how customers manage data and the associated costs, while also enriching our partnership with cloud data platforms like Snowflake.
The value of our end-to-end data and analytics platform is a key part of differentiation, and in 2020 we aim to strengthen the integration between our platforms, creating an unrivaled value proposition for customers. A key step in this process is the introduction of an integrated Qlik Data Catalyst QVD Catalog in Qlik Sense. Qlik Sense users can now browse and select QVD-based data sources from directly within the Qlik Sense user interface.
Also, we are pleased to announce that this release adds over 10 new data visualization features and styling options to Qlik Sense, allowing users to create more advanced and customized analytics. These include trend lines, table trend indicators, new ruling options and more.
Additionally, with March 2020 release, multi-factor authentication is now an optional feature for anyone using Qlik Sense Business or Qlik Sense Enterprise on Cloud Services with Qlik Account for their identity provider. Users can configure an MFA tied to their identity at any time to provide an extra layer of security.
Cloud introduces functionality that makes it easier for users to distribute, manage, and share apps at scale in SaaS editions of Qlik Sense. The most significant change is that apps will have to be assigned to a shared or managed space for other users to view and/or edit them.
Future enhancements will introduce new capabilities in the cloud management console that enable users to easily allocate apps to spaces and manage user privileges within spaces.
We are introducing a Qlik-QV-Export-Tool tool intended to provide a convenient way for users to make multiple QlikView documents available in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Cloud Services. This capability supports our BI Modernization effort and sets the stages for additional measures to improve the migration path and round out necessary requirements on the journey to cloud, with development efforts underway to support upload from Publisher. There are two options to make your QlikView documents available in the cloud:
- You can create a comma-separated file (CSV) with links to the QlikView documents on your QlikView Server. This CSV can be imported on your Qlik Cloud Services tenant adding the links to your hub.
- You can upload your QlikView documents to your personal space on your Qlik Cloud Services tenant directly from your QlikView Server.
Users will experience improvements around uploads and will reduce potential performance issues (failures) and will prevent the need for manual restarts.
Such improvements include:
- Support for uploading “chunks”, one uploaded providing the ability to “commit” and use in production.
- Reduces network interruption to a chunk (i.e. the client can continue uploading from the last chunk) – improving fault tolerance and eliminating the need to start from the beginning.
- Removes the limit on the upload file size (500 Mb per chunk instead of 500 Mb per app).
We continue to enrich our leadership position in augmented and conversational analytics. We have made several improvements to our visual insight generation capabilities in Qlik Sense, helping to improve the quality and relevance of AI-generated insight suggestions.
The release also includes improvements to several of our value-added products and includes improvements around performance and security.
The latest releases continue to drive our innovation agenda around accelerating business value through data and analytics and helps get 2020 off to a fast start.