Qlik’s July 2020 Release
We are excited to announce the latest product release, furthering our leadership in augmented intelligence, best-in-class visualization and platform extensibility.
- Qlik continues to set the bar high with augmented analytics, as we are introducing business logic into our cognitive engine. With this new capability, customers can create metadata and rules to inform and guide the behavior of Insight Advisor when generating visualizations and insights. In addition, supporting our global footprint, Insight Advisor now supports multiple languages when using search-based insight generation now with French, Spanish and Russian, with additional languages planned for future releases.
- Our cloud offering continues to get stronger to ensure that our customers can easily adopt our SaaS and client managed offerings, as we deliver high-value features to expand use cases and improve user experience and platform management. With this release, we have introduced connectivity for more high- demand data sources like Qualtrics and added more connectors in the Qlik Sense Add Data interface, including Google Analytics, Twitter and more. Users can now work more effectively in the cloud hub, with the ability to monitor charts and business-critical KPIs, and export stories to PDFs to share insights with others.
- The June release also includes new embedded analytics capabilities that deliver further extensibility and value to the developer community and beyond. With this, we launched Qlik.dev – our new developer portal for discovering, learning and referencing APIs for cloud editions of Qlik Sense. Beyond the portal, customers can now automate Qlik Sense SaaS editions into their DevOps processes with Qlik CLI driving greater analytic efficiencies from the command line. And, Qlik’s Nebula.js 1.0 library is framework agnostic, making it easier to embed Qlik analytics into other web applications, and create custom visualizations to support even more customer use cases.
- Qlik Sense is “looking better than ever.” In the past year, we have delivered over 50 new visualizations and dashboarding enhancements – and the June 2020 release takes us even further. To summarize, we introduced Sparklines (mini charts), which can be added to tables to show on a per-row basis. We have expanded customization capabilities in the Bullet chart and Org Chart, and added new functionality in Custom Tooltips, Filter Panes and more. Qlik Sense is stronger than ever with visual analytics. Check out our Qlik Sense Visualization Showcase app to see all this in action.
Export QlikView content to Excel: Users consuming QlikView documents in the cloud now have the ability to export data from those QlikView documents to Excel. This capability is one of many features we’re adding to our Qlik Sense SaaS offerings to provide more flexibility for users to work with their existing QlikView content in the cloud.
Bookmarks for QlikView: Bookmarks for QlikView in the cloud is here. Now, anyone using QlikView in the cloud will be able to:
- Create Personal Bookmarks – Add/Remove/Replace
- Include Selections
- Apply on Top
- Include Layout State
- Include Scroll Position
- Share with Everyone (public)
- Mail Bookmark as a Link
- Replace Bookmark for AJAX client
Additional support for QlikView bookmarks in the cloud will be added throughout the rest of this year.
Qlik Sense themes in Qlik NPrinting: Qlik NPrinting now supports Qlik Sense custom themes on objects exported as images. Previously, Qlik NPrinting used to inconveniently capture images in the default theme colours. It’s worth mentioning that the minimum supported Qlik Sense version is February 2019. To be fair, anyone running a version of Qlik Sense older than February 2019 should really look at upgrading – the product has come on a lot since then.
Contact us to know more about our Upgrade Packages.
Abort multiple tasks via Web Console: It is now possible to abort, publish or user import several tasks at once from the Task executions page. The performances of abort requests have also improved.
Delete reports published on the NewsStand: The biggest improvement in the Qlik NPrinting latest release is the new ability to delete reports published on the NewsStand. This can be deleted via user interface, without having to take a risky journey through the NPrinting repository. A new security role manages the permissions.
As always, you’ll find improvements to our value-added products, giving our customers more reasons to expand the possibilities of Qlik Sense deployments. We have simplified and enhanced the installation process for Qlik Insight Bot, allowing our customers to get started more quickly and easily. We have integrated licensing for Qlik Alerting with the Qlik Licensing Service, allowing customers to more easily manage licenses. And, our Qlik NPrinting customers will now benefit from expanded NewsStand functionality and the ability to customize visualizations with Qlik Sense themes.
Finally, this release delivers updates to several data integration products, including performance improvements and architectural updates for Qlik Catalog, expanded support for source and target endpoints in Qlik Replicate, along with new certifications for Snowflake and expanded support for Databricks in Qlik Compose.
Check out the “What’s New” demo video from Mike Tarallo on the Innovation Blog to learn more about this exciting release.