Visual Analytics Provider Qlik Unveils Cloud Service for Teams

Qlik Sense Cloud Business is software-as-a-service aimed at SMBs, groups and teams to create, manage and share analytics and visualizations in the cloud. 

Visual analytics provider Qlik, which changes basic Excel data into visualizations to make the information more understandable, on Jan. 24 launched a cloud-based version of the service for corporate teams and small and medium-sized businesses.

Qlik Sense Cloud Business is software-as-a-service aimed at SMBs, groups and teams to create, manage and share analytics and corresponding visualizations in the cloud.

The company said that this will provide a lower cost to entry than conventional on-premises solutions, thanks to its monthly subscription and no capital costs or commitments.

Qlik Sense Cloud Business features a drag-and-drop interface and visualization in an HTML5 client. Its design enables users of all technical-skill levels to create, manage and collaborate with meaningful analytics apps, the company said.

Any Device, Any Time, Anywhere

The service's design capabilities offer analysis from any device--regardless of size--including touch, drill, and interact features, with no additional steps necessary. Because Qlik Sense Cloud Business is a web-based experience, users of all technical skills can get started instantly using data and applications for analysis.

In addition, its one-click sharing capability makes it easy to share apps and insights--both inside and outside of the organization--thus amplifying the value of data and accelerating decision making, the company said. Using this visual data, users can combine multiple data sets from multiple sources to 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.

Qlik Sense Cloud Business includes governance features for groups to deploy and manage a series of analytical apps. The service 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.

Pricing and Availability

More than 100,000 users are currently visualizing data with Qlik Sense Cloud, the company said. Qlik Sense Cloud Business is available now for $25 per user/per month. For more information, go here.

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