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  • 13 November 2018

    Qlik Sense November 2018 Release Is Out

    As the year draws to an end, Qlik have released Qlik Sense November 2018 and as usual there’s plenty to talk about.

  • 13 November 2018

    Solution Architecture In Qlik Sense

    When implementing Qlik Sense we strongly advise implementing a semantic layer, known in Qlik as a QVD layer.

  • 09 November 2018

    Qlik Sense November 2018 Technical Preview Is Out

    As Qlik experts, we get very excited by the latest Qlik updates and now the Qlik Sense November 2018 technical preview is out, we know the latest instalment is going to be a beauty!

  • 06 November 2018

    When Today Is Not Today In Qlik Sense

    As you can imagine, or may have experienced, today is a term used by countless users wanting to report on a collection of measures based on a frequently changing point in time.

  • 31 October 2018

    Tracking Field Consumption in Qlik Sense

    Any Qlik developer will know the pain caused when fields are removed from a source system or QVD layer in Qlik Sense. It may not happen often, but it only needs to happen once to be a nuisance.

  • 24 October 2018

    The Power Of Data - Does Qlik Drive Productivity In Your Team?

    Business Intelligence is about putting the right data in front of the right people, something Qlik enables businesses across the globe to do on a daily business.

  • 23 October 2018

    Qlik Comes Top For Visual Analysis & Ease Of Use In BARC’s BI Survey 18

    We’re delighted to see Qlik have been recognised once again for the outstanding business value their platforms provide in the BARC Survey 18.

  • 18 October 2018

    Enable Qlik Sense Self Service With Geo-Tagging

    We take a look at geo-tags and how they benefit your Qlik Sense implementation.

  • 10 October 2018

    We're Proud To Launch Ometis Toolkit Beta

    At Ometis, we’re proud of the work we do within the Qlik community and that’s why we’re delighted to announce our new Qlik enablement platform Ometis Toolkit.

  • 27 September 2018

    QlikView vs Qlik Sense - Let The Numbers Do The Talking!

    Christopher Lofthouse takes a closer look at Qlik's primary offerings to see where the strengths and weaknesses lie in Qlik Sense and QlikView.

  • 24 September 2018

    We’re Heading to IP Expo – Find Us On Stand HH7

    We’re delighted to announce Ometis will be attending this year’s IP Expo in London on Wednesday 3 October to Thursday 4 October.

  • 20 September 2018

    The Most Underutilised Tool In Qlik Sense

    Recently it has become apparent to me that many Qlik Sense users, and developers, forget a key view that is included in the base product of Qlik Sense - the selections tool.

  • 11 September 2018

    Qlik Sense September 2018 Release

    In the Qlik Sense September 2018 Release we have ten improvements, three new pieces of functionality and one acquisition!

  • 05 September 2018

    What’s in your calendar? An in-depth look into calendar definitions

    A time-aware calendar can be critical to a Qlik Sense app, largely due to time being one of the key fields that drives a user’s analytical exploration.

  • 21 August 2018

    Qlik Sense September 2018 Preview Review

    Once again, we have a feature-packed release from Qlik, making it hard to pick my favourites, so I’ll just run through them in a descending scale of how excited about them.

  • 25 July 2018

    The Marriage of Qlik and Podium Data

    Yesterday - on July 24th, 2018 - it was announced Qlik has acquired Podium Data. For someone with a Qlik-developer background, this is somewhat of a surprise marriage. In this blog, Qlik expert Christopher Lofthouse reacts to the news.

  • 23 July 2018

    A Journey In Load Optimisation

    As Ometis' Service Delivery Manager, I work on a diverse range of projects but a recent exercise enabled extensive use of the 'group by' function in Qlik Sense with interesting results.

  • 17 July 2018

    The Impressive Evolution of Qlik Sense

    In my recent blogs I have spoken about the exponential changes happening with Qlik Sense, so I wanted to look at the impact it’s had.

  • 06 July 2018

    Weighing Up The Pros and Cons of Qlik Extensions

    I recently read a post by Mary Pitzer titled, ‘Extensions = friend or foe?’ and it got me thinking about the pro and cons of Qlik extensions.

  • 05 July 2018

    Qlik Sense Tour A Great Success

    We were privileged to host the final instalment of the Qlik Sense Tour in the UK last week and I’m proud to say it was probably our best event yet.

  • 28 June 2018

    Qlik Sense June 2018 Release

    Qlik’s mid-year release never fails to get me excited and Qlik Sense June 2018 is no different. In this release, Qlik Sense has impressively extended its reach for less-data-literate users.

  • 11 June 2018

    We're Looking Forward to a Refreshed Qlik Sense Tour

    We’re delighted to be hosting another Qlik Sense Tour event at the fantastic Belfry Resort this month, and there’s still a few places left so make sure you sign up for FREE now.

  • 04 May 2018

    Ometis Will Attend Big Data Analytics Summit In London This June

    Ometis are delighted to announce we’ll be attending BDA London on Wednesday 13 June at Victoria Plaza Park in London.

  • 02 May 2018

    Qonnections 2018

    The Ometis team are now back in the UK and recovered from our jet-leg following last week’s Qlik Qonnections conference in Orlando – and we have a complete review of the four-day Qonnections event in our blog.

  • 19 April 2018

    April 2018 Qlik Sense Update

    It’s the second release of 2018 and just 10 weeks after the Qlik Sense February 2018’s release, there are plenty of new innovations to discuss in the Qlik Sense April 2018 update.

  • 19 March 2018

    Qlik Recognised In Gartner Magic Quadrant Report 2018

    Qlik Recognised In Gartner Magic Quadrant Report 2018

  • 13 February 2018

    Qlik Sense Update – February 2018

    The first Qlik Sense update of 2018 has arrived and there’s plenty to discuss.

  • 31 January 2018

    2017 – A Year In Review

    Before everyone truly settles into the 2018 calendar, we just wanted to take the opportunity to look back over another fantastic year for Ometis.

  • 26 January 2018

    BI Predictions for 2018

    Last year was huge in terms of business intelligence and we believe 2018 is going to surpass all records from the last 12 months.

  • 18 December 2017

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – We’ll Be Here Throughout For Support

    All the team at Ometis would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year but also let you know we’ll be here if you need us throughout the festive period.

  • 30 November 2017

    The Power of IoT and Qlik

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has grown rapidly in recent years and shows no signs of slowing any time soon.

  • 21 November 2017

    Qlik Subscription Model Update

    Qlik have now expanded their Qlik Sense subscription offerings.

  • 09 November 2017

    Visualize YOUR World Was A Sabering Success

    We had a fantastic time at this month’s Visualize YOUR World event in London with Qlik.

  • 01 November 2017

    Did You See Us At IP EXPO?

    For the second year in a row, we attended IP EXPO as Europe’s largest enterprise event headed to the Excel centre in London this October.

  • 27 September 2017

    We’re Heading To IP Expo - Europe’s No.1 Enterprise Event

    It’s official, Ometis are heading to this year’s IP Expo, Europe’s leading enterprise event, at Excel London from 4 – 5 October.

  • 12 September 2017

    Qlik Sense Subscription Model Announced

    The long-awaited subscription model for Qlik Sense was announced in July and offers a more flexible way for businesses to utilise the ground-breaking platform.

  • 21 August 2017

    Trends in the BI Marketplace

    Data is entrenched within business processes and decisions. In today’s digital world, it’s imperative to organisations across the globe and a controlling factor in whether a business achieves success and continues to grow, efficiently and sustainably.

  • 17 July 2017

    Ometis Hosts Final Qlik Sense Tour Event

    Ometis had the pleasure of hosting the final instalment of this year’s Qlik Sense Tour at the fabulous Belfry Resort in the first week of July.

  • 20 June 2017

    Qlik Sense June 2017 Release – First Impressions

    For those of you who follow Qlik closely, you’ll have noticed that the Qlik Sense June 2017 (or 17.06) Technical Preview has been released. This is the first in the new release naming convention and cadence – now five times per year. Alex Walker (Service Delivery Manager) shares his first impressions.

  • Ross Greig 25 April 2017

    2017: Pushing the Boundaries

    My previous blog talked about our successes in 2016. Now I’d like to focus on all that’s still to come in 2017.

    If you have any questions about the topics listed here, please feel free to contact me for more information.

  • 14 February 2017

    2016: a Year in Review

    2016 has been another year of great success for Ometis, and Ross Greig (managing director) has highlighted some of the year’s key moments.

  • Alex Walker 09 January 2017

    NPrinting 17.2 Review: Three Steps Forward and One Step Back

    Our Service Delivery Manager, Alex Walker, discusses the positives and negatives of Qlik NPrinting 17.2. For those who don’t already know, NPrinting is a content distribution tool for the Qlik Platform. It enables the distribution of static reports in various widely-used formats such as Word, PowerPoint and HTML.

  • 12 December 2016

    Migrating from QlikView to Qlik Sense: The Pros & Cons of Each Approach

    Last month, I discussed the five key elements of migrating from QlikView to Qlik Sense, from server requirements through to user training. Now, I'd like to delve a little deeper into the four approaches you can take to migration, weighing up the pros & cons of each to help you find the best path for your business.

  • Chris Lofthouse 11 November 2016

    Migrating from QlikView to Qlik Sense: What To Consider

    The number one topic for organisations still using QlikView should be the migration to Qlik Sense. In my opinion, guided analytics (QlikView) have become outdated. Self-service analytics (Qlik Sense) are what is relevant now: analytics that put data at the fingertips of the user. Gone are the days of waiting on the IT department to produce reports; rapid development, using intuitive user-friendly interfaces, is here.

  • Andy Patrick 09 November 2016

    What's all this about Artificial Intelligence in Data Analytics?

    The introduction of Artificial Intelligence into business processes is upon us. This will ultimately make businesses more streamlined, efficient and profitable. If you’re not at least evaluating what AI can do for your business right now, then you’re falling behind the competition.

  • Ometis 04 November 2016

    A very Ometis day out...

    On the 24th September, the Ometis team headed to the beautiful Warwickshire countryside for our annual (be it slightly late) summer event. It was a day packed full of activities, fun and of course, a healthy dose of competition!

  • Ometis 26 October 2016

    Our Wealth Management Roundtable Event: A Summary

    On the 20th October, we hosted our Wealth Management Roundtable event. Hosted in Qlik’s UK offices, on the 32nd floor of the impressive Tower 42 in London – it was a spectacular setting. Ruffer LLP’s Operational Risk & Control Manager, Stewart Lancaster, was our special guest speaker and the event was attended by representatives from various Wealth Management firms interested in understanding how organisations like Ruffer solve some of their most complex data challenges.

  • Ometis 07 October 2016

    Scared about sharing your data? Your competitors aren’t!

    Forget locking it away, here’s 5 reasons you should be sharing data outside your organisation.

    There are many businesses out there who are still to really get to grips with their data, and how they need to share this across their organisation. I’m always banging on about how businesses need to do a better job of treating their data as a key asset. It’s the hidden gem. The golden egg. Yet it often sits there, neglected…unloved. With the potential to transform a business, but without the platform do so.

  • Richard Pearce 22 August 2016

    Planning Your ETL in Qlik

    Qlik has a powerful script engine which allows you to bring information in from a variety of sources. It's included within Qlik and because you load all the data into memory, once saved it is effectively a portable business intelligence (BI) solution. Of course in the real world the file would remain on a server where all the decision makers can access the information held within.

    Naturally, one would assume each dashboard would bring in the data needed from its sources and this can be the case. However, when you're planning a larger scale strategic implementation this becomes less efficient.

  • Richard Pearce 03 August 2016

    What makes a great Qlik Dashboard

    What makes one Qlik Dashboard stand out from the rest?

    It’s probably best to start at the beginning and ask the question: what is a dashboard? There are lots of ideas out there: “a single view, like the dashboard of your car, giving you the important facts you need in a clear, concise way” is probably the most popular definition. When it comes to business however, a single page dashboard often asks more questions than it answers. A simple set of dials doesn’t give you the full story, just the ending. So perhaps a single view is just one element of the bigger picture. This would take us neatly onto the “Dial to Detail” style of reporting, suggesting a top down approach to analysis. If the “dial” gives you the ending then it would make sense that the “detail” is the story, but is that the best approach to managing performance?

  • Ometis 15 July 2016

    QS 3.0 New Features Blog

    The new release of Qlik Sense, version 3.0, was released at the end of June and makes it even easier to explore your data and provide insight to your organisation.

    Read below for our summary of the new features included in the latest version of Qlik Sense.

  • 15 July 2016

    Qlik Sense Tour 2016 Highlights

    We’ve had a few weeks to let the dust settle after our amazing Ometis Qlik Sense Tour took place at Hotel Football on the 29th June 2016. We had a great day and an even better turn out. Everyone had a real interest in what Qlik and Ometis had to offer them, and their respective businesses and the day was a huge success.

    A couple of highlights of our day are detailed below, just in case you missed out!

  • ometis 23 June 2016

    Choosing the right chart

    Choosing the right chart to best analyse your data and showcase your results can be tricky. Whilst data visualisation is incredibly useful, faced with the vast array of options it can be an intimidating task.

    The best place to start is selecting the right type of visualisation. For this, you can choose from the four main types: comparison, composition, distribution and relationship. Then you can decide on the chart that best displays your results. At Ometis, we can even help you customise your dashboard to reflect your company’s branding.

  • 20 June 2016

    From Business Intelligence to Business Discovery – How Qlikview can take you there

    Ometis explore the value of Business Intelligence & Business Discovery.

  • Ometis 07 June 2016

    What did we learn at Qonnections 2016?

    Three days, hundreds of seminars and break-out sessions, and thousands of attendees. Qonnections is the yearly global partner and customer event hosted by Qlik. You can expect to see insight from the most important people at Qlik and in the Data Visualisation world.

    A big part of what we learn from the leaders at Qlik is the direction they are going in. The bulk of this blog will be focused on the main topic of Qonnections 2016 – the improvements to the Qlik Analytics Platform coming soon.

  • Ometis 11 May 2016

    Top 5 Reasons to come to the Qlik Sense Tour 2016

    Join the Ometis team at the Qlik Sense Tour in Manchester this June, and give your business the tools to create visual analytics that will shape your decision making for the better. Here are five more reasons to come along:

  • Ometis 09 February 2016

    Qlik continues to lead while Gartner get tough

    Each February, Gartner releases its annual assessment of the Business Intelligence & Analytics Platform market. The ‘magic quadrant’ format of this publication is now familiar to many in the industry. Each platform is graded on two key metrics; Completeness of Vision (horizontal axis) and Ability to Execute (vertical axis).

    This year I’ve built my own!

    Here’s the resulting dashboard showing data from all of the last 6 years combined:

  • 16 September 2015

    The Different Levels of Self Service. What is ‘Self Service’ BI? 5 levels of Qlik Sense

    When you think about self-service for your reporting and analytical needs what do you think about?

    Do you want to get the right information at the right time? Do you want to be able to create your own dashboard to help your discovery process? Or do you want to connect to, and link data sources together in the background?

    The answer to the question, “Does Qlik Sense have self-service?” is an overwhelmingly positive YES, but the counter question needs to ask, “What level of self-service do you need?” This needs careful consideration as self-service can mean different things to different people.

  • 03 March 2015

    Qlik Joins Forces with NPrinting

    On 13 February 2015 Qlik announced the acquisition of Vizubi, bringing NPrinting into the Qlik family.

    NPrinting’s excellent ability to schedule and distribute the content from within a QlikView application in many different formats fills a big gap and that’s why this acquisition makes perfect sense.

  • 23 November 2014

    An hour in Qlik Sense : Scottish Independence

    Last week saw two significant developments in our world; the release of the new Sense product from Qlik and the referendum results from our friends north of the (still open) border! They are significant for different reasons…let me elaborate!

  • 18 June 2014

    What Makes Qlikview Unique?

    In light of continuing change, development and evolution in the BI software market it has become increasingly important to address what makes Qlikview unique and why. Business Discovery, and what it can do for you.

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