What is QlikView NPrinting?

QlikView NPrinting is the reporting platform for QlikView. With QlikView NPrinting you can create reports from your QlikView documents and distribute them automatically in a range of standard formats such as PDF, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and HTML. You can create highly polished PixelPerfect and HTML reports with built in editors.

QlikView NPrinting has a responsive web interface both for administrative tasks and for end users. A centralized distribution system simplifies and expedites scheduled, managed report generation and distribution. Users have access to a complete set of reports, and they can subscribe to reports from a web interface on a computer or a mobile device.

With QlikView NPrinting you can share knowledge and analyze data across your organization and beyond.

This generation of the QlikView NPrinting product line offers the following new capabilities:

  • Web based architecture: Server-based client for configuring, scheduling, and distributing reports.
  • Online subscription hub: Online portal for users to view, download, and subscribe to available reports. The hub supports storage of report archives.
  • Roles-based security at the app level for administrators, developers, and recipients is at the object level and supports multiple roles per user.
  • Enterprise scalability and security: Multi-engine enterprise scalability, and enhanced governance and security.
  • Full Microsoft Office integration allows you to build report templates in the native Office interface.

How does QlikView NPrinting work?

QlikView NPrinting generates reports that are based on templates created by you, or based on QlikView entities. You can deliver reports at scheduled times or when they requested by individual users. Final reports are static files that contain copies of the original QlikView data as it was at the time the report was generated.

QlikView NPrinting can distribute the workload across multiple multi-threaded engines to ensure high availability and fast performance. All meta-data is saved in a database system that makes it easy to manage backups, and allows multiple developers to work concurrently.

QlikView NPrintingNewsStand

The NewsStand web portal is the main repository where users have access to all their authorized reports, can view old versions of reports, and request that new reports be generated at their convenience. You can visualize any version of a report, and download reports in any of the available formats. You can also create custom schedules for report updates.

QlikView NPrinting apps

QlikView NPrinting apps allow you to organize the entities that you create, such as filters or reports. QlikView NPrinting apps help you deploy your reporting solution quickly and thereafter incur minimal maintenance cost.

Collaboration and mobility

The QlikView NPrinting repository is stored in a database so that multiple developers can work on your reporting system at the same time. The web interface is responsive, so users can open their reports on mobile devices as well as desktop computers. You can embed HTML reports into emails, so that recipients can make data-based decisions directly by reading an email, even on a mobile device.

Deploying QlikView NPrinting

There are three components of QlikView NPrinting to deploy:

  • QlikView NPrinting Server
  • QlikView NPrinting Engine
  • QlikView NPrinting Designer

QlikView NPrinting Server

This QlikView NPrinting Server is the central node in your reporting system. It is composed of the scheduler, the web engine, and the repository. In addition to these functions, you use the server to manage user administration and security, and all other server-side tasks.

The QlikView NPrinting Server also coordinates multiple reporting engines installed on different nodes to distribute the workload and to create a high availability environment.

QlikView NPrinting Engine

The QlikView NPrinting Engine creates reports based on information from scheduler. At least one engine must be installed. You can install additional engines on other computers to increase the workload capacity and the availability of your reporting system.

QlikView NPrinting Designer

The QlikView NPrinting Designer is Windows-based software that is installed only on the computers of developers who need to author template based reports. The designer is used to create and modify templates. You can launch it only from the QlikView NPrinting web interface.

Administering and managing a QlikView NPrinting site

With the QlikView NPrinting web interface you can configure, manage, and monitor your reporting system in an easy and intuitive way. You can manage engines, check their status, create and schedule new reports, manage users and security roles, connect to QlikView documents, and many other activities.

QlikView NPrinting main features

This table compares the main features of QlikView NPrinting 17 with QlikView NPrinting 16. Features that are not currently available will be available in future releases.

Product Capability QlikView NPrinting 16 QlikView NPrinting 17
Microsoft Office reporting

Yes

Yes
Pixel perfect and web reporting Yes Yes
Centralized distribution Yes Yes
On-demand reporting Yes  
Web based architecture   Yes
Online subscription hub   Yes
Multi-QVW Reports Yes Yes
Enterprise scalability   Yes
Roles based security   Yes
Multi-developer environment   Yes
Recipient imports from Excel Yes Yes
Conditional Reporting Yes  
Recipient Import Wizard Yes  
Dynamic Report Naming Yes  
FTP Support Yes  
Cycling Reports (creates files for every value of dimensions) Yes  
Cycled pages in multiple slides Yes Yes
Variable Filter Yes  
Linked Fields Yes  
Load template Yes