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It was back in early May, at our Qonnections 2016 event that Anthony Deighton, our CTO and SVP Products first previewed a number of exciting new announcements to our visual analytics platform. And in true Hollywood style, my friend Mike Tarallo then decided to add to the suspense with this teaser trailer. Well I’m now excited to be able to announce that we have now delivered on the first batch of these innovations with the general availability of Qlik Sense Enterprise 3.0, new Qlik Connectors, the release of NPrinting 17.1 and new topical packages for Qlik DataMarket. Let me remind you of each:
Qlik Sense Enterprise 3.0
Our major release for Qlik Sense Enterprise in 2016, 3.0 offers a whole range of new capabilities including new visual search, bi-directional language support, time aware charts, new widgets, on-demand app generation, automatic geo-coding and of course visual data preparation. As an added bonus, QlikView 12 customers will now be able to gain access to their QlikView apps from the Qlik Sense 3.0 hub.
There is a lot to be excited about but personally I find the new visual search particularly cool as it allows users to now search across all of their charts as well as their data, for example search for “Sales” to find all charts which have sales included in them. And of course, if you were at Qonnections 2016 it’s hard to forget that great demo of our new Visual Data Preparation capabilities, our new method of joining data together which intends to make data modeling more accessible to users who don’t even know what data modeling is! Each table is represented as a circle which floats on the screen which is why you might hear some folks talk about this feature as “bubbles”, although I never called it that!
There is too much in 3.0 to list it all here so if you want a little more information Mike has now published the full length video which explains what’s new in greater detail:
We have now expanded our portfolio of Qlik Connectors following our April acquisition of Industrial CodeBox, the company behind QVSource. We can now directly offer 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.
Qlik NPrinting 17.1
Following the February release of version 17, which included a new multi-threaded and multi-engine web-based architecture, and a new “Newsstand” self-service portal to browse, subscribe and explore reports. We have now delivered version 17.1 which now extends this next generation reporting and distribution capability to both QlikView and now Qlik Sense.
Qlik Data Market
Qlik® DataMarket allows users to access a comprehensive library of free and subscription-based external data directly within Qlik Sense and QlikView to augment internal data and drive deeper insights. New to Qlik DataMarket is our financial services topical data package which includes information from at least 35 major stock exchanges and indices incorporating price quotes and key indicators for securities, and company financial reports, containing detailed financial statements of publicly-traded companies.
Now of course picking up on my movie theme if you’re like me, you don’t trust the movie critics, and you’ll want to try these new capabilities yourself. Not only do I not blame you, I actively encourage this! One of the best ways to do this is to simply try Qlik Sense Cloud (www.qlikcloud.com) because by the time you are reading this we will have upgraded Qlik Sense Cloud to version 3.0. Popcorn ready? Enjoy the show!