After various QlikView books intended for QlikView developers, I’ve recently written a book that is aimed to help all those business users that suffer middle children syndrome. In almost every one of my customers, I’ve worked with a group of QlikView users that don’t want the responsabiity to write the scripts that extract and manipulate data, but aren’t spoiled enough to have each chart they need created instantly by a team of developers. Instead, they use existing data models to create their own analysis at the pace of changing business needs.
Learning QlikView Data Visualization comes out this week and is intended to help this group of users.
Back In March, Packt Publishing offered me the challenge to teach readers in a little over a hundred pages the basics of QlikView data visualization. The result is a fast-paced, no-nonsense book that explains by example. Rather than focus on each chart type and checkbox available in QlikView, I focus on how to best implement a set of common analytical techniques in QlikView.
Although experienced QlikView developers can read the book and learn a different way to teach something similar to the QlikView Designer courses, this book is for users who are technical, but don’t consider themselves developers. Oleg Troyansky (http://www.naturalsynergies.com/blog/) put it best in his forward.
This abundant simplicity makes QlikView a perfect tool for people in business that would otherwise never consider themselves to be application developers – business analysts, managers, supply chain professionals, credit analysts and other business people, hungry for information and happy to get access to it in such a simple way.
Since Learning QlikView Data Visualization is only a little over a hundred pages, I had to make the tough decision to leave out some material. In the following weeks, I look forward to sharing the material I left out of the book in this blog.
Also, I look forward to hearing your feedback. This is my first book, and a humble start to a writing career I hope to continually improve on in the future.
Hope to see you around,