Data discovery solution supplier Qlik has introduced a new and free product: the Qlik Sense Desktop. Qlik Sense Desktop is said to be a simple drag and drop interface for next-generation data visualization on a Windows client.
Self-service Business Intelligence
This release is the first part of their QlikView.Next project the company has made available. It is meant to deliver on Qlik’s promise for self-service BI.
Storetelling capabilities are als present
Integrated in the software is Qlik’s data indexing engine which helps users to find hidden relationships in their data. Storytelling capabilities are also present. There is no limit to the number of apps that can be created with the Sense Desktop. Novice users are accommodated, they can get started with using business intelligence by for example dragging an Excel document into the application. Other data sources are supported as well.
Rapid visual reporting & visualization
Qlik wants to address the widespread desire for rapid data visualization, dashboards and visual reporting with Sense. Multiple data sources can be brought into the Sense app, from simple Excel files to ODBC accessible databases. Dashboards for (extended) visual analysis can be created in minutes by dragging and dropping.
The Qlik data indexing engine allows users to dynamically explore, associate and combine information. Smart search offers an easy way to begin an analysis of the entire data set by simply typing a word or number. The feature Intuitive Smart Visualizations offers cues that help users to explore patterns as new information and associations are highlighted and updated dynamically.
In September the complete Qlik Sense product will be available
It will be server-based and enables server side development from any device, but also collaboration and sharing options, custom development and data integration.
Qlik in our Business Intelligence Tools Survey
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