As an analyst, I often work with clients who are trying to gather all of the data they can in order to make decisions.  In this new world of Big Data, where data is knowledge and knowledge is power, it may seem like the more data we have, the more powerful we will be.

But is there a risk that collecting too much data can cause unwanted noise in our analysis?  Should we collect data just...


From the blog of: Cory Hanna
Data Qlik Sense QlikView Analysis

Over the past year, as I have been learning Qlik Sense I have realized that there is something fundamentally different about Qlik Sense when compared to Qlikview.  It’s not that Qlik Sense is based on cutting edge web standards such as Web Sockets or the use of intelligent visualizations, it’s that it is designed from the ground up to change organizations.  It’s...


From the blog of: Lucas Blancher

I had a conversation this week with a colleague about efficiency.  We were trying to determine how to decide when efficient was efficient enough.  The question was if you are at 99% efficiency, is that good enough and there is no sense exploring the remaining 1%?

On the surface this sounds pretty reasonable and there are likely better places to put effort and spend money rather than...


From the blog of: Robert Stickle
Business Intelligence, BI, Increasing Efficiency

IT does get a bum rap sometimes as being the speed bump in an organization.  It often is seen as the bottleneck that slows the organization down and prevents it from achieving their goals quickly.  Is this deserved?  Well in most organizations its reality but not because IT wants it this way. 

Having worked in IT for most of my life and managed IT departments, the reality is that the...


From the blog of: Robert Stickle

In the past I have run into situations where a project requires a chart to be “user driven” and the users have limited knowledge on how to create the charts they want. So I decided to pre-build a chart that would allow users to simply select the Dimensions and Expressions they need, which eliminated the need for them to create the charts.

In this post I have created a basic...


From the blog of: Eric Delorme
QlikView, Qlik, charts, dynamic, user driven

We recently posted a short video on how to load data into Qlik Sense. When using the desktop version of Qlik Sense there are 3 methods that can be utilized to load data into Qlik Sense, the Self-Service Business Intelligence tool.

If you are interested in learning how to make all of your spreadsheet data come alive, check out Qlik Sense and how to quickly load the spreadsheet data into...


From the blog of: Robert Stickle

One of the requirements for our Qlik Sense server setup was to create a UDC to pull in users from our LDAP source.

This being my first time creating a UDC I started by watching the YouTube video http://youtu.be/40GjDjvEhZ8 that was created by Michael Tarallo. It’s a nice simple video that explains what a UDC is and how it can be used. It also...


From the blog of: Eric Delorme
Qlik Sense, Qlik, Server Installation, Qlik Sense Platform, LDAP, UDC, User Directory Connector

I recently had the opportunity to install a basic version of the Qlik Sense server platform for the first time. This particular installation was setup as a single Qlik Sense node environment with all services installed on the same machine. Overall I found the installation fairly straightforward and I only ran into 1 issue, which was entirely my own fault and could have been avoided with a bit...


From the blog of: Eric Delorme
Qlik Sense, Qlik, Server Installation, Qlik Sense Platform

How often are you on auto-pilot while sitting at your desk?   Click here.  Check that.  Balance those figures.  Glass of water.  Repeat.   You may get so comfortable in your tasks, that you never question why you are doing the things you do.   Or, you may get so comfortable that you start skipping steps.

But what happens when this comfort level or...


From the blog of: Cory Hanna
Procedures, Process Mapping, Communication, Business Consulting, Business Analysis

Over the past while I have been on a bit of a Web Services kick with Qlikview. Unfortunately for me the software’s standard GET connection didn’t really allow me to return much data directly into Qlikview.   I was running across a couple of different issues…either the Web Service returned JSON or it required a POST command.   As Qlikview does not support these types of services, I had to do...


From the blog of: Lucas Blancher
QlikView, Qlik Sense, Qlik, Web Service, JSON, XML, GET, POST, Free as in Beer

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