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Analyzer capacity license

Analyzer capacity is a consumption-based license type, which is similar to analyzer access regarding available features. Users can access streams and apps in the hub and consume sheets and apps created by others. Analyzer capacity access allows users to create and publish stories, bookmarks, and snapshots based on data in apps. Creating, editing, or publishing sheets or apps is not possible.

With an analyzer capacity license, you subscribe to analyzer time, a defined amount of minutes per month (calendar date). These minutes are shared between users and can be consumed by anyone who is part of the user group, including anonymous users. Consumption is measured in units of six minutes. For each new six minute period, a unit is consumed.

Analyzer capacity consumption

Analyzer capacity consumption is initiated when there is activity between the user and the Qlik Sense application. Idle time, when an application is visible but not used, will not consume additional time.

One unit of consumption is six minutes. When six minutes have passed, if there is any user activity with the application, a new six minute unit is consumed. Unit consumption continues for as long as you are active. If you are active for 26 minutes, five units (30 minutes) are consumed. No consumption is registered if you are logged in but idle.

The following are some examples of activities that require analyzer capacity consumption:

  • Opening an application
  • Alerts (Personal)
  • NLP (Insight Advisor Chat)
  • Profiling

There is a key difference in how Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed and Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS calculate analyzer capacity usage. Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed uses the number devices as part of the assessment for analyzer capacity usage. Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS uses the number of open applications as part of the assessment for analyzer capacity usage. The following tables show some examples of how this is calculated:

Examples - apps and devices Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS
1 Qlik Sense application - 1 device

1 unit

1 unit
2 Qlik Sense applications - 1 device 1 unit 2 units
3 Qlik Sense applications - 2 devices 2 units 3 units
5 Qlik Sense applications - 2 devices 2 units 5 units
Note: A device is defined as a separate device such as a laptop or mobile device. This could also include a second browser.
Example - apps and time Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS
1 Qlik Sense application - 6 minutes of activity

1 unit

1 unit
1 Qlik Sense applications - 14 minutes of activity 3 units 3 units
2 Qlik Sense applications - 6 minutes of activity 1 unit 2 units
2 Qlik Sense applications - 14 minutes of activity 3 units 6 units

Analyzer capacity overage

When all of your analyzer capacity has been consumed for the month, users who use analyzer capacity to access Qlik Sense are denied access. Analyzer capacity consumption resets at the start of every month.

Analyzer capacity overage allows customers to consume more than their monthly entitlement to avoid having users locked out due to unexpectedly high usage. Analyzer capacity overage can be enabled by adding it to your subscription. The default is to match overage packs with the number of analyzer capacity packs but this can be adjusted as needed.

Monitoring analyzer capacity consumption

You can monitor your analyzer capacity consumption in a number of ways.

With a Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed system, you can monitor analyzer capacity consumption using the following: 

  • The License Management Usage Summary tab in the Qlik Management Console
  • The Usage Snapshot tab in the License Monitor app
  • The Unified License History tab in the License Monitor app. Use this tab to see individual user consumption.

With a Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS system, you can monitor analyzer capacity consumption using the following:

  • Consumption summary information displayed in the Management Console

Summary analyzer capacity access

  • The same features available as with analyzer access.

  • Assigned to a group of users, including anonymous users.

  • Monthly subscription to a defined amount of minutes.

  • Consumption in 6 minute blocks. No consumption during idleness.

  • Overage can be added to subscription.