Qlik NPrinting is a centralized report creation and distribution platform that connects to QlikView and Qlik Sense applications to deliver reports in a variety of formats. NPrinting offers full Microsoft Office integration through the NPrinting Designer, so report developers can spend less time learning a new tool and more time creating beautiful, to the point, actionable reports, delivered straight to the end-users. Users can receive their reports through email, network drive, or through the NewsStand, NPrinting’s report distribution hub. Using the NewsStand, users can also subscribe to reports and even request on-demand reports.
Qlik NPrinting is a central report configuration, development, and distribution platform that utilizes your already existing QlikView and Qlik Sense applications to send relevant, actionable, richly formatted data directly to your end users in a variety of formats. Connections are first made to your existing QlikView and Qlik Sense applications to bring in the data. Report templates can then be built on top of those connections using the NPrinting Designer application that is installed on the report developer’s machine. There are a variety of report types to choose from, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint reports with full Microsoft Office integration so that designers can get up and going quickly to create content. Along with the Office types are HTML reports, direct Qlik object reports, and even a PixelPerfect banded report, similar to Crystal Reports. Filters can also be created on the connections and applied on a task, report, user, or even object level to fine tune the data so that users can only see what’s relevant to them.
Once a report is created, one or more tasks can be created to configure the distribution of the report. This can be fine-tuned with the report output type, triggers, filters, and even conditionals to specify where, when, and how a report is sent out. One of these delivery locations can be the NewsStand, which is NPrinting’s report hub. Here, users can view different reports and their histories, along with subscribing to reports and even requesting on-demand reports to be delivered to them.
Additionally, there is an API available for developers on your team to extend NPrinting’s out-of-the-box behavior. Using this, you can do such things as having a report generated each time a Qlik Sense application is reloaded, or triggering an NPrinting task based on a Windows Task.