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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/

SenseTheme Premium – QlikWorld discount

Style Qlik Sense your way with SenseTheme

If you’ve been working with Qlik Sense for a while, then you may have come across SenseTheme, our free, online editor to create custom themes for Qlik Sense. Every week, hundreds of themes are created and downloaded using this tool.

Did you know we also offer a premium version?

While we offer a lot of functionality in the free version, we also offer a premium version for consultants and Qlik partners that offers even more value. Such as the option to save and edit themes in your own private account, add custom CSS, get email support and remove the ads. You’ll also get first dibs on all the other cool stuff that we’ll be adding to SenseTheme (most of which will probably not make it to the free version).

If you frequently need to create custom themes for Qlik Sense, then you certainly want to check out SenseTheme Premium.

Celebrating QlikWorld with a 20% discount

To celebrate QlikWorld, we’re offering you a 20% discount on your first year SenseTheme Premium subscription. Both for Consultants and Qlik Partners. This offer lasts until June 30th 2020, so don’t miss out!

Click here for more information.

Masters Summit for Qlik coming to Prague

The Masters Summit for Qlik is coming to Prague from April 3 to 5. If you’ve read this blog before, you probably have a good idea of what it is about: we’re going to take your Qlik skills to the next level!

For those of you that want to join us, but need to nudge the internal approval process a little bit, I have prepared a short presentation. This presentation lays out the event, content, speakers and, most importantly, the value to you and your organization.

Masters Summit Prague

 

Want to download/share the PDF version of this presentation? You can find it here. Looking forward to meeting you in Prague!

Event tip: Dutch Information Visualization Event 2016

Dutch Information Visualization Event 2016

Quick event tip: are you based in the Netherlands and interested in (tool agnostic) Data Visualization? If so, check out the Dutch Information Visualization Event (DIVE 2016) on June 23rd in Utrecht. More information (in Dutch) can be found here.

Masters Summit Milan recap

Last week the Masters Summit for Qlik was held in Milan, Italy. For those unfamiliar with the event, the Masters Summit is a 3 day advanced training for QlikView and Sense developers. If you have followed all the Qlik trainings (Designer, Developer, etc.), have 1 to 3 years of experience and ask yourself “Now what?” then this training is perfect for you.

I was at the Masters Summit and presented two sessions, Data Modeling and Server/Publisher Administration. In this post I will share with you some of the experiences and feedback from the event.

81 Qlik enthusiasts participated in this edition and as you can see in the photo below, we were at full capacity.

A packed house!

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QlikView macro’s are bad!

Last Thursday I did a presentation at the Qlik Dev Group NL about QlikView macro’s. While the title Macro’s are bad! suggests that I have a very firm view on macro’s, of course the actual presentation is much more nuanced. I wouldn’t be talking about macro’s if I didn’t think they have their uses 😉

In my presentation, I identify some potential use cases for macro’s and discuss if these are a good idea. Next, I share some tips on developing and debugging your macro’s. There are a lot of myths around macro’s, so I have taken a look at which ones are actually true. The presentation concludes with an overview of some of the cool macro’s that are already out there.

You can find my slide deck below:

The examples that I used in my presentation can be downloaded using the link below:

Download the macro examples

I hope you will enjoy these slides. If you have any questions or, also interesting, a different opinion, then feel free to post to the comments section below.

Qlik Dev Group NL on October 29th 2015

Qlik Dev GroupAre you interested in exchanging ideas and knowledge about QlikView and Sense with your peers? Then the Qlik Dev Group might be for you!

The Qlik Dev Group is a regular gathering where Qlik professionals can socialize, share ideas, challenges and solutions and generally have real discussions, devoid of any sales and marketing bias. Attendance is free, and yes, there is food and drinks!

These events are community-driven and independent from Qlik or any partners. The Qlik Dev Group originated in the UK, but as with most good ideas the concept is quickly spreading to other locations. Events have already been held in Denmark and The Netherlands and events in Finland, Germany and France are underway.

Qlik Dev Group NL meetup

On Thursday October 29th 2015, the Dutch chapter of the Qlik Dev Group is organizing a meetup in Hoofddorp (near Amsterdam). We have some very interesting speakers this time:

  • Henric Cronström of Qlik will give us an ‘under the hood’ insight into QlikView and Sense.
  • Jason Atkinson of Rituals Cosmetics will explain how they realized their ‘mobile first’ strategy and made QlikView available to all their stores and all their mobile devices.

Additional presentations will be announced later, but we can promise they will be interesting as well!

If you’re in the area, feel free to sign up on the website. Hope to see many of you there!

Have QlikView – Will Travel. Where do Masters Summit attendees come from?

Advanced QlikView Training: theMasters Summit for QlikViewIf you are a regular reader of this blog, you are probably aware of the Masters Summit for QlikView. Besides offering some of the best advanced QlikView training available on the market, this 3 day event adds a unique “conference feel” where you are able to network and exchange ideas with peers from all around the world.

My colleague Frédérique recently put together some visualizations to answer some questions we had about our attendees; where do our attendees come from? How far do they travel? What kind of companies do they work for? Do they and their companies experience enough value to return?

As I thought you might enjoy these visualizations as well I have posted them to the blog. If you want to hear more about our attendees’ experiencing, be sure to also check out the testimonials page over on the Masters Summit website.

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Win a free QlikView course for only a minute of your time (really!)

what-will-you-learn-todayv2_189As you may have read here before, besides blogging at QlikFix I also participate in the Q-On Training Center. Q-On offers focused, online instructor-led trainings that dive deep into specific QlikView and Qlik Sense subjects. These courses are delivered by well-known experts such as Rob Wunderlich, Karl Pover and Ralf Becher.

You can imagine that with attendees and trainers located all around the world, scheduling these courses so that it works out for everyone is sometimes not an easy feat. Besides that we are also developing additional courses.

Great, but you said something about a free QlikView course?

Yes, in order to better tune our courses to meet your schedules and interests, I have prepared a very short survey to ask you about your preferences. This will only take a minute of your time and in return you will be entered into a prize draw for a free Q-On training of your choice. The winner will be announced on July 1st 2015.

Looking forward to your input: take the survey.

Qlik Sense voice control with Amazon Echo

Amazon EchoI am currently at the Masters Summit for QlikView in San Francisco, where I just got a really cool demo from Rob Wunderlich. Rob built an extension object that integrates with Amazon Echo (want!) and allows you to control Qlik Sense using voice commands. Check out the video below.

Just as a reminder, if you weren’t able to join us at the Masters Summit in San Francisco this time, we have upcoming events in New York City and Copenhagen later this year. Check out the website for more information.