Qlik, a leader in visual analytics, today announced that Qlik Sense Cloud Business, its SaaS-based visual analytics solution is now available for SMBs, groups, and teams to create, manage, and share analytics in the cloud. Powered by the patented QIX Associative Indexing Engine, Qlik Sense Cloud Business provides the scalability and performance of the industry-proven Qlik visual analytics platform in a complete cloud environment. By lowering the barrier to entry with a flexible, low-cost monthly subscription, streamlined administration and a fully web-based experience, customers can now benefit from Qlik Sense Cloud Business immediately with no capital costs or commitments.
“Business groups are increasingly distributed, with members in different geographies and environments. The ability to have a consistent experience on any device, anywhere in the world ensures teams can work together quickly and seamlessly. Evolving requirements are driving the replacement of a monolithic stack solution with Qlik, a micro-services platform designed for the cloud,” said Anthony Deighton, Qlik CTO and SVP of Products. “We built the category for user-driven, self-service BI and now we continue to expand the market by creating an extensible, cloud-first platform that companies of all sizes can consider the centerpiece of their analytics strategy.”
Pure Cloud-Based Solution Fosters Data-Driven Insights
With its drag-and-drop interface and cutting-edge visualization experience in a responsive, HTML5 client, Qlik Sense Cloud Business extends the power of data-driven insights to users and groups throughout an organization of any size. Its intuitive design enables users of all technical skill levels to quickly and easily create, manage, and collaborate with meaningful analytic apps. Responsive design capabilities offer analysis on-the-go from any device – regardless of size – including touch, drill, and interact features, with no additional steps necessary. Because Qlik Sense Cloud Business offers a completely web-based experience, users of all technical skills can get started instantly, and data and applications are always easily available and accessible.
In addition, one-click sharing makes it easy to share apps and insights – both inside and outside of the organization – amplifying the value of data and accelerating decision making. With visual data prep, users can combine multiple data sets from multiple sources, to quickly create rich, interactive apps that show the whole story in the data. This user experience is underpinned by Qlik’s Associative Model, which enables users to probe all the possible associations that exist across all of their data.
“I have worked with other products, such as Microsoft Power BI and Tableau. Compared to competitors, Qlik Sense Cloud Business is very advanced and user friendly,” said Lakshmikandh Karthikeyan, Senior Consultant at Corporater.
Simple, Governed Collaboration Delivers More Value Faster
Qlik Sense Cloud Business includes governance features for groups to deploy and manage a series of analytical apps. For example, Qlik Sense Cloud Business includes:
• A group work area to collaboratively create, edit, and access group content and apps, enhancing collaboration without limiting flexibility.
• Group data space to contribute data that contains reusable and consistent definitions, expediting the process of creating new apps and eliminating the guesswork in maintaining apps as business requirements evolve over time.
• Group shared networks to manage multiple shared networks or streams that users may be invited to follow, enabling control for which users have access to which apps.
With this cloud-based model, organizations can add new users and apps as requirements change, with the elasticity to support current and future needs. Qlik Sense Cloud Business follows industry-leading best security practices, with all upgrades and infrastructure needs managed by Qlik.