Qlikview 10 was released around 10/10/10, Qlikview 11 – around 11/11/11, so I expected Qlikview 12 to be released on 12/12/12. Qliktech press release said today that the next (after 11.2) version of Qlikview will be delivered under the new nickname Qlikview.Next in 2014 but "for early adopter customers in a production environment in 2013". I hope I can get my hands on it ASAP!
The new buzzword is Natural Analytics: "QlikView.Next’s key value as an alternative BI platform is in its use of Natural Analytics". The new Qliktech motto that "Qlikview is a Replacement of Traditional BI" is similar to what we heard from Tableau leaders just 2 weeks ago on Tableau Customer Conference in Washington, DC. Another themes I hear from Qliktech about Qliview.Next are sounds familiar too: Gorgeous, Genius, Visually Beautiful, Associative Experience, Comparative Analysis, Anticipatory, Drag and Drop Analytics.
Qlikview.Next will introduce "Data Dialogs" as live discussions between multiple users about Data they see and explore collectively, enabling "Social BI". This reminds me the integration between TIBBR (TIBCO's collaboration platform) and Spotfire, which existed since Spotfire 4.0.
Details about new features in Qlikview.Next will be released later, but at least we know now when Qlikview 12 (sorry, Qlikview.Next that is) will be available. Some features actually unveiled in generic terms::
Unified, Browser-Based HTML5 Client, which will automatically optimize itself for user' device;
Automatic and Intelligent re-sizing of objects to fit user's screen;
Server-side Analysis and Development, Web-based creation and delivery of content, Browser-based Development;
Data Storytelling, narrative and social with Data Dialogs;
Library and Repository for UI objects;
Multi-source Data Integration and new web-based scripting;
QlikView Expressor for advanced graphical Data Integration and Metadata Management;
Improved Data Discovery with associative experience across all the data, both in memory and on disks;
All UI Objects can be treated as extension Objects, customizable with their source files available to developers;
New Managment Console with Qlikview on Qlikview Monitor;
New visualization capabilities, based on advanced data visualization suite from NComVA (bought by Qliktech a few months ago), potential samples see here: http://www.ncomva.se/guide/?chapter=Visualizations
In addition Qliktech is launching the "Qlik Customer Success Framework" , which includes:
Qonnect Partner Program: An extensive global network of 1500+ partners, including resellers, (OEMs), technology companies, and system integrators.
Qlik Community: An online community with nearly 100,000 members comprised of customers, partners, developers and enthusiasts.
Qlik Market: An online showcase of applications, extensions and connectors.
Qoncierge: A single point of contact service offering for customers to help them access the resources they need.
Comprehensive Services: A wide range of consulting services, training and support.