Master the management of KPIs
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are used by businesses to measure their performance against goals. Closely monitoring KPIs can help you gain a clearer view of where you are succeeding, and where there’s room for improvement. But in a data-heavy organizations, KPIs can become confused and lost, with duplications, redundancies and changes in logic invalidating them altogether.
See data clearly
Now you can master the management of KPIs, ensuring they are measurable, actionable, and transparent. iVIEW Library gives you the ability to track items across the Qlik landscape and Qlik Cloud environment within your organization.
It also does more than just KPI management. Let iVIEW Library handle all your master data management as a standalone web application for managing and deploying master data items and content definitions for Qlik. It gives you the opportunity to define and enrich your data and deploy it.
The iVIEW Library provides a single point of truth for Qlik content, providing one central library for all Qlik applications.
Define and enrich your data
iVIEW Library helps you generate and manage content: KPI definitions, descriptions, metadata to fields, variables etc.
Deploy real content
With iVIEW Library share content and KPIs with other applications. Scale out your knowledge and deploy to any application in seconds
Try new things become literate
iVIEW Library enables you to select data models, populate an empty app with data, master items and definitions
iVIEW Library is available for Qlik Sense & Qlik Cloud
One central library for all Qlik apps
As a self-service library, iVIEW Library offers central administration and distribution of business content across all Qlik applications. No one needs to access individual Qlik applications anymore to extract data, dimensions, or calculations. Instead, users find this information structured and can use it intuitively
How it works
Discover the intuitive Features of the iVIEW Library
The functionality of the iVIEW Library platform is easy to navigate and to model content according to your needs.
App Management Views
This is a global view of connected Qlik Sense applications. The user has the ability to create, edit, deploy and publish apps across the Qlik environment. The advantage is that everything is managed from one central repository.
The applications are managed according to Qlik user permissions.
This view gives you a comprehensive list of all your items within a Qlik application. A user is able to edit items in an app/s, to clean up items and variables in app/s, remove duplicates, manage conflicts and merge content.
Import Main Features
Galaxies are sub-sets or restrictive areas of content to ensure access to a defined group of users. The roles will be assigned to users or user groups (LDAP / AD), allowing for protected content.
Galaxies can be defined flexibly by each customer, according to their BI information, app or project structure.
Allows you to create an app «on the fly» that is based on the existing Qlik data model. This function provides data needed for the end-user.
The Library will generate the app and provide all information needed about subscribed items, which are applicable for Dynamic Reporting.
Dynamic reporting is shown in Qlik and it offers a flexible selection of dimensions and measures for analysis.
Ideal for self-service analysis.
KPI tree/ hierarchy
The KPI tree or hierarchy will allow users to define business dependencies between KPIs, which can then be visualized as a graph. It is a useful tool for understanding how different KPIs are related to each other and how changes in one KPI can impact others.
Qlik to Library
Integrate Qlik with iVIEW Library using APIs and connectors. This integration will allow users to access and manage their iVIEW Library content directly from within Qlik, without the need to switch between applications.
This enables a more streamlined and efficient workflow for managing your KPIs and master data.
Use cases FoR iVIEW Library
Importing Items from Qlik Sense Apps
Deploy and Subscribe
A crucial feature in the iVIEW Library is the capability to deploy content from a central location to multiple Qlik Sense applications, even across different Qlik Sense environments including Qlik Sense and Qlik Cloud.
By serving as a single point of truth, the iVIEW Library ensures consistency and coherence.
Furthermore, the iVIEW Library offers a unique feature: the ability to “subscribe” to central content. This “subscription” establishes a direct link between an item (such as a KPI, dimension, or variable) and one or more Qlik Sense applications.
Create an Application on the Fly
The iVIEW Library provides the option to generate an app “on-the-fly”, populate it with data, and provide it with items without even having to create an app. This can be achieved without opening Qlik Sense.
In the App Management section, users can create a new app, name it, and assign an existing data model as a basis. Additionally, the user can determine on which Qlik Sense server the new app should be generated and published if necessary.
With the “Reload” function, the app is reloaded, and the developer is free to unleash their creativity from that point on.
USE CASES FOR iVIEW LIBRARY
CAN I GUARANTEE WITH THE iVIEW LIBRARY THAT ITEM DEFINITIONS MATCH MY DATA / DATA MODELS?
For items to be successfully distributed to Qlik Sense, there must be a direct dependency between the items managed via the iVIEW Library and the underlying data models and applications.
To address this, the iVIEW Library provides for direct mapping of Qlik Sense applications to centralised content.
A list of “compatible” Qlik Sense applications can be maintained via the metadata of each item, so that the affiliation to these applications can be checked before the content is distributed by the deploy action.
WHAT TECHNOLOGY DOES THE CENTRAL REPOSITORY USE, HOW BIG IS IT AND CAN IT BE ACCESSED?
For the data storage, you can choose between an embedded database (H2) and MS SQL Server database when installing the iVIEW Library. The latter serves as a repository and as a persistence layer.
The size of the database correlates directly with the size of the Qlik Sense infrastructure and how intensively the content is centralised. Basically, only metadata is held here. Experience shows that the size is in the small to medium MB range.
The database is openly accessible for read access, so that further analyses can be carried out.
WHAT SECURITY CONCEPT IS THE IVIEW LIBRARY BASED ON?
For the Qlik content, the library follows the security concept of Qlik itself 100%, i.e. the user only sees as much as in Qlik. This includes and considers the implemented security rules as well as the “Admin Roles” that are configured in the Qlik Management Console (QMC).
The iVIEW Library implements Keycloak as an authentication and authorisation module. An LDAP connection is provided by default. However, authentication can be extended to other methods and protocols, such as SAML, OAuth2, etc.
For authorisation, the iVIEW Library relies on two basic roles: Library User and Library Admin. The model can be extended to the individual functions of the iVIEW Library. For example, roles for Deployer, App Manager and Library Owner can be easily implemented.