Qlik, a global leader in data discovery, has recently introduced Qlik® Sense Desktop, a free version of its next-generation data visualisation application that delivers a simple drag-and-drop interface for business users to rapidly create interactive visualisations, reports, and dashboards.
Qlik Sense Desktop delivers an intuitive drag-and-drop user experience for data visualisation, exploration and storytelling capabilities in a standalone, installed Windows client. It allows for the assembly and navigation of visualisation apps that can be saved as local files to be shared and opened by other users. Novice users can get started by simply dragging an Excel document right into the application or by tapping into multiple data sources used within the business. Qlik Sense Desktop is free for personal and business use, with no limits on the number of apps that can be created and no restrictions on file sharing.
The complete Qlik Sense offering, expected to be available in September 2014, will be server-based enabling server side development from any device, flexible mobile use, collaboration and sharing, custom development and data integration. It will also have key enterprise capabilities, data security and data and application governance. All Qlik Sense offerings index the data to allow users to immediately begin exploring and visualising data.
In addition to offering Qlik Sense for interactive visualisation, Qlik will continue to offer its market-proven platform, QlikView, to provide application development that enables analysts with minimal development expertise to build and publish powerful analytical applications.
Commenting on the launch of Qlik Sense, Pierre Mallia, iMovo Managing Director, said “As the local Qlik partners, we were very pleased to see Qlik launching its next generation tool addressing the increased need for rapid data visualisation, dashboards and visual reporting. This provides local businesses with broader access to data visualisation and discovery that can be tapped into to significantly improve business performance.”