Christmas has come early with some great features we have been waiting for. The most notable are the first three items in the features list. Will this enable the remaining QlikView and NPrinting users to migrate to Qlik Cloud? The Layout Container enables the overlay of chart objects instantly enhancing the look and feel of an analytics app. Tabular Reporting integrates to Excel to create templates that are both stylish and capable of showing all rows in a table, regardless of the length. And finally, integration to Microsoft Teams where the Qlik app can be asked questions through Teams Chat.
1. Visualisation: Layout Container
A new addition to the Dashboard bundle, the Layout container, empowers users to place charts in a freeform manner with or without a snapping grid. This versatile container is particularly useful for grouping charts, combining them into new visualisations, creating composite KPIs, and designing aesthetically pleasing dashboards.
2. Reporting: Qlik Cloud Tabular Reporting
Qlik Cloud Analytics now introduces the capability for tabular reporting, addressing common, centrally managed report distribution requirements. Report developers can create custom, highly formatted XLS documents directly from Qlik data and visualisations. Governed Report Tasks ensure reports are efficiently distributed to stakeholders, making the Qlik platform the primary source for operational decisions and customer communications.
3. Actionable Insights: Introducing Qlik Conversational Analytics in Microsoft Teams
A new Qlik app for Microsoft Teams brings conversational analytics to the forefront. Users can now chat with Insight Advisor, Qlik’s intelligent AI assistant, within Microsoft Teams. This integration enables users to explore data using natural language, ask questions, and receive AI-generated data visualisations and insights, promoting real-time collaboration.
4. Visualisation: New Pivot Table
Say hello to the new Pivot table, loaded with a range of features designed based on user feedback. This new Pivot table is set to replace the native pivot, with additional features planned for the upcoming year.
The Pivot table, part of the Visualisation bundle, includes:
Dimension Headers: Providing a clear structure to your data
Null Value Customisation: Symbol, foreground, and background colour options for null values
Styling Options: Grid styling, font styling, totals styling, column width options, and more
Interactive Sorting: Enhancing user interaction with dimensions
5. Visualisation: Styling For Grid, Funnel, Sankey Charts, and Filter Pane
The Grid chart, Funnel chart, and Sankey chart receive a styling upgrade with a new property panel. This includes general settings for title, subtitle, background, border, shadow, and chart-specific settings for axis and value labels. These enhancements provide users with greater control over the aesthetics of their visualisations.
The Filter pane now offers additional properties for styling, allowing users to customise general settings such as title font styling, background, border, and shadow. Chart-specific styling includes header and content font styling, colour settings for selection state, background colour, and image.
6. AI: Added Support for Amazon Bedrock
Qlik enhances its analytics capabilities by adding support for Amazon Bedrock. Users can now select and connect to foundational Large Language Models (LLMs) hosted by BedRock, Amazon’s fully managed service. This capability opens avenues for augmenting analytics with natural language insights, synthesising third-party data, and allowing real-time questions using data from Qlik.
7. Visualisation: New Text Object Extension
A new flexible text object extension is introduced via the Dashboard bundle. Users can now style text with advanced settings, add measures and insert tables, providing enhanced flexibility in creating dynamic and informative dashboards.
8. Development: Data Preparation in the Hub
Qlik introduces a game-changing feature for data preparation by allowing users to create Qlik scripts directly from the hub. Equipped with an improved script editor, users can build and deploy Qlik scripts upstream of analytics apps. The editor now includes a data preview feature, offering better insight during script development. This update sets the stage for future enhancements to analytics data preparation capabilities.
9. Administration: New User Role – Embedded Analytics User
For customers embedding Qlik Analytics for end-users, a new embedded user role is introduced. This role restricts users to accessing only the analytics app within Qlik Cloud, enhancing security in embedded scenarios.
10. Administration: OAuth – Limiting Access by Scopes
Customers can now set access control for Qlik Cloud OAuth clients, providing the ability to regulate permissions and enhance security. The new capability allows customers to assign scopes to OAuth clients, controlling the permissible capabilities and actions of end-users. Existing OAuth clients maintain backward compatibility with default scopes, while new clients require scope selection.