Qlik unveils Qlik Sense for self-service BI and data visualization

Data recovery solutions provider Qlik announced the availability of Qlik Sense, which allows users to easily create visualization, dashboards and interactive reports from any device.

Designed for enterprise -class governance and performance, Qlik Sense gives developers the control over what they can create while IT gains centralized control for management and governance.

According to Gartner, “By 2015, enterprise buyers of BI platforms will predominantly purchase platforms that support both strong and broad business-user-accessible data discovery capabilities and IT-driven enterprise features for data reuse, governance, security and scalability.”

With Qlik Sense, Qlik is set to drive the next transformation of business intelligence (BI) as it matures to governed, user-driven creation, the company said. Users can easily create dynamic dashboards to explore their data to uncover meaningful insights.

Additionally a knowledge worker, from any device, could rapidly create visually rich analytics to explore theories, prove hypothesis, or discover new trends that can change the trajectory of their business.

Qlik Sense is the first offering to deliver self-service BI based on a server-side development and distribution model.

Qlik has introduced a token-based licensing model for Qlik Sense offering greater flexibility to customers. With this customers can deploy multiple servers, across multiple geographies without paying any additional costs. Qlik Sense tokens can be allocated to named users, or leveraged across multiple login sessions for one or more users.

“The problem with self-service BI has always been that you either get rich BI capability with weak usability, or a very approachable product with limited analysis capability,” said Anthony Deighton, Qlik CTO and senior vice president of Products.

“With Qlik Sense, we set out to change that.  That’s why we built Qlik Sense on the second generation of our patented associative data indexing engine, but gave it a rich, modern visualization front-end that is intuitive, yet powerful,” Deighton added.

The Qlik associative data indexing engine allows users to easily expose relationships among data dimensions, uncovering insights that would have been hidden in traditional hierarchical, query-based data models, offering greater freedom to users to explore data at any point in their analysis.

The solution comes with intelligent feature such as Smart Search and Smart Visualizations helping users explore patterns by dynamically updating and highlighting new information and associations.

Workgroups and teams can collaborate by collectively sharing analyses anytime, anywhere, and on any device.  Its touch-driven interface and responsive design automatically adapts visualizations for the best possible experience on any device.

Another feature, Data Storytelling allows multiple users, on any device to share their insights at a point in time in presentation format.   With enterprise-class security and governance, users can build their own visualizations from a centralized library of pre-built data sets, expressions, and visualizations to ensure consistent use of data and values.

Qlik Sense supports robust data integration to transform and combine multiple, disparate data sources and provide seamless analysis across them, including fast calculations, associative exploration, and search.

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