Author Archives: Bernard de Bruin

Bernard de Bruin

Bernard de Bruin

Bernard is a BI Consultant at Bitmetric. He comes from a background of Interactive Design, Digital Media and Communications, but quickly learned that he likes data. Bernard loves to combine the disciplines of data, web development and interaction. In his spare time you can find Bernard in the gym, playing video games or trying to kill himself on his motorbike.

Webinar PinIt june 11th

Data Literacy adoption, boosting self-service, cost saving and rapid prototyping.

You know how to grind hard and get things done. You don’t mind putting in some extra effort if needed. Your passion is not only working with data, but also helping others understand it and answering their questions. You enjoy diving deep into data and analyzing it, to help your client/business to the next level.

The struggle of data adaption

You just released a new dashboard while you are already maintaining several other dashboards. All of these dashboards have different users. For instance, the operations dashboard you developed was meant for operations, but now management is also using this dashboard. They are not interested in all the visualizations and tables that are included in the sheets/dashboard. They just want to see (their) clear KPIs, You keep getting requests to build new sheets, not only for the strategic dashboard but also all the other dashboards you maintain. They all just want to have a sheet rearranged or a sheet with just KPIs etc., so that the data fits their personal workflow. The end result is that you either end up with dozens of sheets or, if you’re strict, an app that caters to only the lowest common denominator. In both cases you will find that usage and adoption will soon stagnate.

PinIt as solution

What if there was a simple solution for these problems? Well this is what fired our spark to build PinIt, we created it, launched it, and now you can use it. With PinIt everyone can create their own pinboards based on existing visualizations (including master visualizations) that are already in all the  different dashboards. With just a few clicks you can get every chart you would like, can read and interpreted combined into one single pinboard (or if you like multiple pinboards), the cool thing is you are not limited to visualizations from one dashboard, but you can use all visualizations from your dashboards. So instead of building new dashboards/sheets for every separate user, they can build their own pinboard(s). With PinIt you can also share created pinboards. Check out this video to see how easy you can create a pinboard

Going back to the first example, where you build a dashboard for operations, but management also want to use the same visualizations but not all the charts in it. Simply just create a new pinboard with only the KPIs and you can release it to the management team. The neat thing about this is if you need to update something in the pinboard you can just edit it, and without a new release, or transfer from environment everyone with whom you shared the pinboard can instantly see it.

What’s in it for you?

Of course we didn’t forget about you, the developer. We all know those requests where the business has some vague idea of a dashboard and asks you to build it based on already existing dashboards. Normally this could take anywhere from a day to a month. With PinIt this can be done in a matter of minutes/hours and instantly released to your target audience, so they can test it for a few days/weeks and if needed it can be developed into a new dashboard, or the pinboard is already sufficient.

Security

Now you might be worrying about security. Well we solved this problem the easy way, your environment your rules! Is a user able to see the data in Qlik Sense? Then they can also see it in PinIt, to say it in other words we use the Qlik Sense security rules.

Join us

Does this spark your interest? Download the trial at https://www.getpinit.com or join us at our webinar at the 11th of June. You can sign up for the webinar here https://www.getpinit.com/webinar/join-the-pinit-webinar-on-june-11/

Intro to Qlik Sense Mashups

Hi all, I’m Bernard, and in this post I will introduce myself to you and tell you more about the Qlik Sense API and Mashups. I would especially like to tell you why and when you’d use mashups instead of the ‘normal’ Qlik Sense dashboards.

First, a short introduction about myself, I’m Bernard de Bruin and I’ve been at Bitmetric since October 2017. Before starting as BI Consultant I studied Interactive Design, followed by a Digital Media and Communications study at the HU University of Applied Sciences. Here, I came into contact with the world of Business Intelligence when I did my minor in Big Data and Analytics. Seeing the interesting applications and potential, I decided to further pursue combining the disciplines of data, web development and interaction.

In my first blog at QlikFix, I want to show and tell your a little bit more about mashups and why you might want to use them. I will also show you an example of a simple mashup.

read more »