The latest version of Qlik Sense, Cloud focus and an App with groundbreaking Offline capabilities!

We’re just 48 hours into Qonnections 2017 and we’re already blown away by the latest developments, new offerings and partnership program for Vanilla Solutions. Here are some of the highlights so far!

The latest version of Qlik Sense

Anthony Deighton walked us through the updates to Qlik Sense. Available for deployment in June, the platform is set to run seamlessly both in the cloud and on-premise. Offering connectivity to hundreds of data sources, including enterprise, web and big data sources. In many cases, complex scripting is no longer needed as the platform comes with a host of new data transformation tools built directly into the Qlik Analytic Platform.

Hybrid Cloud Analytics 

The team at Qlik set out their roadmap to seamlessly connect on-premise deployments of Qlik Sense Enterprise, with cloud-based services, creating an environment for supporting customers’ evolving needs and choices. To achieve this, Qlik is making investments in its core infrastructure to support the customers’ ability to choose where the data resides, where the analysis happens, and where and with what device users want to access it.  Businesses are no longer confined to an either/or choice regarding on-premise or Cloud BI; they can have both at the same time!

Qlik Sense Mobile

Qlik is also rolling out Qlik Sense Mobile, a new, native iOS app. It harnesses the full power of Associative Different even when offline, with the Qlik Indexing Engine (QIX) running locally. Qlik Sense mobile will complement our portfolio of truly mobile and offline-enabled business applications, including Novacura Flow. This is a game changer, a full version of Sense quite literally at your fingertips even when you have no connectivity!

Big Data Capabilities

Qlik’s big data capabilities have been enhanced to include On Demand App Generation templates built directly into Qlik Sense, enabling users to navigate big data sources using associative search to discover areas for detailed analysis. On Demand App Generation empowers the user to automatically generate a purpose-built analysis app every time they select a slice of a very large data source. Now, self-service users can get up and running with big data easier and faster.

Advanced Analytics Integration, GeoAnalytics.

New advanced predictive analytics integration capability allows for direct data exchange between the QIX engine and third-party calculation engines. Qlik has released integrations using this interface for R and Python. This allows for advanced calculations from external tools to be visualised within Qlik Sense, in real-time as the user explores. With this capability, users can combine the power of Qlik’s Associative Model with advanced analytics to better support use cases such as fraud detection, sales forecasting, and inventory management.

Get in touch with Andy to find out more!

Novacura Flow 6 Release

Vanilla Solutions are excited to announce the release of the next major version of Novacura Flow.  Flow 6 brings a host of new functionality to the already flexible and powerful mobility, workflow and process execution platform.  Foremost among these is the ability to design and publish multi-user workflows, allowing seamless and efficient transactional collaboration.  The powerful new Flow Studio allows you to design your own workflows and mobile applications even more easily than ever.  Why have a software company build a mobile application to suit your business processes, when you can just do it for yourself!

Key features and improvements to Novacura Flow 6 include:

Flow Studio: The new user interface is much more than a facelift. It brings a new level of simplicity and user-friendliness to designing, validating, reviewing and managing workflows. The UI makes it easier than ever for non-developers to achieve insight in processes and try out ideas.

Swimlanes: Multi-user support for constructing and managing applications, with different tasks easily assigned to the right stakeholder.

New workflow options: Support different use cases, including enabling publishing fully automated workflows as a structured web service, or reusing common workflow parts easily.

Sub-workflows: Enable users to create smarter applications in shorter time. Features have been specifically designed from customer feedback requesting shortcuts for common tasks, such as creating pick-lists, or reporting.

Offline capabilities: Enhanced autonomy of the platform to ensure full functionality and access when working without an internet connection.

Performance: the new design provides significant improvements in access and response time, further enhancing user-friendliness.

Flow 6 is available to all of our existing Flow customers and we’d be delighted to demonstrate it to anyone who doesn’t yet have a mobility solution, or is stuck with a rigid ‘fixed code’ solution.  If you’d like to know more about Flow, please get in touch!