React and Respond in the Business Moment With Qlik Application Automation

Unless you’ve hidden under a rock for the past decade, you can’t have failed to notice that data in today’s enterprise is very much alive. It’s always moving, constantly changing, and we’re continually using it to create new business value. However, while data fluidity and visibility have blossomed, the opportunity to use that data to drive business actions seems to have withered in comparison.

The reason is twofold. i: Business decisions are often derived from static or passive data sets stored in isolated systems that lag the current state, ii: Driving action from insight generally requires development resources for implementation. Consequently, reacting and responding to ever-changing data takes longer to realize – ironically, putting organizations at risk of missing the very opportunities that they sought to identify and leverage from data in the first place.

It’s clear that, for organizations to capitalize on their data to make the best decisions, they need to act in the moment. They need Active Intelligence. At Qlik, we believe that Active Intelligence represents the next era of data intelligence, where you can optimize your every business moment with informed action. Therefore, that’s why we’re pleased to announce the general availability of Qlik Application Automation, which is a key enabler of our Active Intelligence vision.

What Is Qlik Application Automation?

Qlik Application Automation is native to Qlik Cloud and helps you easily create workflows that streamline and optimize your data and analytics processes. Its visual approach lets you quickly assemble automated flows that span market-leading SaaS applications to trigger alerts and invoke downstream processes that react to changes in your business. Consequently, you spend less time programming back-office tasks that drive automated actions, leaving you more time for data analysis.

Qlik Application Automation is available to all Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS customers and includes an allocation of 5,000 automation runs per tenant month. Furthermore, we believe there’s three broad scenarios where customers will see immediate benefit from Qlik Application Automation, and they are as follows:

  1. Drive Insights to Action: We’ve mentioned this already, but you can use Qlik Application Automation to initiate actions not only in response to business events, but also by directly triggering other downstream processes. Automations can be manually started, run on a schedule, initiated from an API or called by a webbook event. Therefore, driving automations with contextual data from analytics applications is a breeze.
  2. Simplify SaaS Integrations: You can use Qlik Application Automation to connect to market-leading SaaS applications, such as Salesforce, Slack and MS Teams, and integrate those systems in a business process without the need to understand their low-level APIs. Just drag and drop the smart blocks to build your workflow logic. Currently, we support over 30 connectors, with more being released every month.
  3. Increase Analytics DevOps Productivity: The last category might sound mundane, but it’s no less important to the Qlik Sense SaaS customer. Qlik Application Automation allows you to orchestrate both your tenant administration and your Qlik Sense applications, too! You can now create flows that could provision your spaces, add new measures to a group of apps or send app reload statuses to your coworkers via Slack or MS Teams messages and more, without hand scripting.

The possibilities to improve your data and analytics productivity with automated flows are virtually unlimited.


We’re proud to announce Qlik Application Automation as our latest innovation that helps you deliver on the last mile in Qlik’s vision of Active Intelligence – a concept where technology and processes trigger immediate action from real-time, up-to-date and trusted data to accelerate business value across your entire data and analytics supply chain. For more information, check out the product page or head over to the very active Qlik Application Automation forum for ideas and tips on new uses.

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