Powerful enhancements for both business users and developers.
It is hard to believe it has only been a year and a half since Qlik first introduced Qlik Sense to the world. Since that time, Qlik have continued to deliver product innovation at an impressive cadence. By keeping their promise to deliver three new releases every year, Qlik has proven its ability to deliver as an organization thereby ensuring that their customers have continuous access to an ever increasing set of capabilities. It is important to recognize however that these new capabilities extend well beyond what most people see in the product. At Qlik, they are just as committed to delivering value to the developer community as they are to business users.
Delivering capability for both the end user and the developer is critical to support their platform approach. This is because enabling one shared common platform that supports all business intelligence and analytics use cases is the key to seeing the whole story that lives in your data. Through leveraging shared assets and skill sets it speeds time to value and ultimately delivers more consistent results. It is a great time to be at Qlik. Not only are they innovating faster than ever but their extensive open APIs ensure that others can innovate right along with them thereby multiplying the power of the platform approach.
Qlik Sense 2.2 enables business users to more freely prepare and explore data and provides developers new, powerful tools for building custom applications and extending Qlik Sense.
The highlights of Qlik Sense 2.2 include:
- Advanced data preparation with automatic date handling, calculated fields, and a newly redesigned data manager.
- Alternate dimensions and measures, allowing users to change views and analytics in charts and graphs without having to directly edit governed objects.
- Powerful new developer APIs and capabilities including a new app integration API, a visualization API for programmatic creation of analytics, and a new integrated developer environment (IDE) plugin for Visual Studio.
- Expanded printing and exporting capabilities for stories and charts to PowerPoint, .PDF, and Excel.
- Numerous user experience and enterprise management improvements
You can learn more about each of these features by watching this short video created by Qlik's very own Michael Tarallo (@mtarallo)