Qlik a company in data discovery, introduced Qlik Sense, the first device-independent, self-service visualization and discovery app at the Visualize Your World event held at the Trident BKC in Mumbai.
The Visualize Your World event kicked off with a keynote presentation by Phillip Beniac, Regional Vice President, Qlik, Asia Pacific and Japan. He introduced the way BI and analytics are currently being used today, and encouraged organizations to be more open to innovation and defy conventions to get the most from their data. This was followed by the launch of Qlik Sense by Arthur Lee, Vice President of Product Management at Qlik and a demo of the new product.
Key highlights include:
• Big thinkers: Industry experts shared their perspectives on hot topics such as data visualization, big data, and data governance in the sessions
• Transformational discoveries: Qlik customers such as Mahindra and Mahindra and HDFC Life shared how they used data discovery to uncover meaningful insights that changed their business
• Meaningful connections: Over 200 attendees comprising Qlik customers, partners, and experts gathered to share ideas, solutions, and best practices
“The inspiration behind the Visualize Your World event was to challenge conventional wisdom, which can so often hold us back from progress and innovation. Likewise with the launch of Qlik Sense, we are truly disrupting the traditional BI market, by empowering anyone in the organization to easily create dynamic visualizations to explore their data and uncover meaningful insights. At the same time, Qlik Sense provides IT with the enterprise governance they need,” said Phillip Beniac, Regional Vice President, Qlik, Asia Pacific and Japan.
“The problem with self-service BI has always been that you either get rich BI capability with weak usability, or a very approachable product with limited analysis capability. Qlik Sense is the first product of its kind in the data visualization market. It is built on the second generation of our patented associative data indexing engine, with a rich, modern visualization front-end that is intuitive, yet powerful,” said Arthur Lee, Vice President, Product Management, Qlik.
Qlik Sense has been designed with the notion that every knowledge worker can rapidly create visually rich analytics from any device to explore theories, prove hypothesis, or discover new trends that can change the trajectory of their business. This theme resonated throughout the Visualize Your World event.
Capabilities of Qlik Sense:
• Does not require a “build-and-publish” approach, since every user can simply drag-and-drop to build or extend their visual analysis.
• Smart search lets business users simply type words or numbers to begin their analysis of the entire data set.
• Smart visualizations provide visual cues that help novices to explore patterns with the visualization by dynamically updating and highlighting new information and associations based on selections. Visualizations are automatically rendered to be viewed on multiple devices and screen sizes.
• Data storytelling allows people to capture and share their insights at a point in time in presentation format. Users can add commentary and narrative and drill down directly from the presentation to Qlik Sense as needed.
• As the first modern analytics product engineered for enterprise readiness, the architecture of Qlik Sense allows new capabilities for governance and manageability to support workgroup and distributed enterprise environments.
• Open, standard APIs support web app development for complex applications, allowing organizations to use Qlik Sense seamlessly with other technologies, in new ways.
“As an existing Qlik customer, we have been very impressed with Qlik Sense so far and are pleased to see this new product in their data discovery portfolio. For us, it is critical to accelerate the delivery of actionable analytics to the right people at the right time. There is great potential for an organization to deploy Qlik Sense self-service visualization alongside QlikView® for its guided analytics capabilities,” said Richard DeSouza, Head of IT at Mahindra & Mahindra.
In addition to offering the complete Qlik Sense offering for interactive self-service visualization, Qlik will continue to provide and support customers with its market-proven platform QlikView, to provide application development that enables analysts with minimal development expertise to build and publish powerful analytical applications. Qlik Sense Desktop, the free download version of Qlik Sense server, will also remain available for anyone to experience the power of self-service visualization and explore their data on their own.