Insight With Eyesight: Qlik Introduces a New Era of Visualization

"A picture is worth a thousand words, but a visualization can tell a million stories."

Our ability to tell stories is an art form as old as language itself. From ancient cave paintings to oral traditions passed through generations, the essence of stories has evolved alongside our communication methods. It began with visual tales etched on cave walls, transitioned into spoken narratives, and eventually found its way into written, printed, and typed forms.

Yet, it was the dawn of technology in the 1800s that truly revolutionized the way we tell stories with visual imagery. Through advancements like photography, we gained the power to quickly capture the essence of a moment in time and communicate a message with visual information. Technology has allowed us to return to a form of visual illustrations that tell our stories in more profound ways, with more meaning and less room for interpretation.... which leads to higher recollection and a chance that our stories are retold to others.

Ultimately, modern analytics and visualizations serve the same purpose as sharing and retelling stories: guiding business users to make important and informed decisions. These decisions, however, are not made alone, and require stories to persuade and engage others, often in boardrooms or video calls. But the goal of the story remains unchanged: to inspire action, instill confidence, and ensure safety.

So, what happens in the next chapter?

Today, Qlik is proud to announce a new era in data visualization and dashboard design. With the latest advancements in Qlik, you can bid farewell to the days of grappling with custom style sheets and juggling third-party add-ons. It's time to explore your creativity and take control of your narrative like never before!


I. The layout container adventure

Picture this: designing beautiful dashboards that are not only interactive but also fun and easy. Say hello to the Layout container, your new-found playground for creativity. Stack objects, craft custom and composite KPIs, and toggle individual object visibility with ease. With multi-selection, grouping, and a plethora of styling tools at your fingertips, designing experiences just got a whole lot faster and more intuitive. Need inspiration? Dive into this vibrant dashboard crafted by Luis Felipe Tensini, Qlik Partner Ambassador, and prepare to be amazed.

II. Charting new narratives & filter pane styling

It's not just about data; it's about presentation. You now have the power to improve the way you tell your story. Control borders, shadows, fonts, and more to add depth and personality to your visualizations while maintaining your company's branding. Explore data effortlessly with customizable filter panes. From grid mode to compact views, from checkboxes to radio buttons, tailor your data display for a truly immersive user experience. The possibilities are endless!

III. Cyclic group dimensions delivered

Cyclic groups for Master Item Dimensions—another QlikView legendary feature delivered. Allowing users to dynamically cycle through dimensions in every chart, maximizing the potential to tell stories while conserving screen space. With this innovation, charts become versatile tools, accommodating multiple use cases effortlessly. Crafting compelling narratives is simplified: select the Cyclic option in the master items library, choose desired fields, and effortlessly switch between them in your chart.

IV. A tale of dashboard themes…enhanced

Plot twist! We've introduced enhancements, including new straight tables, pivot tables, line objects, and rich text objects. Take command of your space with the ability to control the visibility of the main selection toolbar and sheet header, freeing up valuable real estate for content and custom navigation bars.

Cliff notes: Visualizations have undergone a remarkable makeover. You now have permission to evoke the freedom of creativity, captivate your audience, and transform data into insights like never before. The future with Qlik Cloud is bright!

From ancient cave tales to today's dynamic dashboards, the evolution of storytelling parallels human communication methods. Innovation ushering in a future where every data point tells a tale waiting to be explored.

Your adventure into the world of Visualizations & Dashboards does not stop here… continue your journey and check out the ‘What’s New: Qlik Showcase App’ and see for yourself!

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