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The navigation tools that will redefine your dashboarding experience Vizlib
May 22, 2023

The Vizlib tools that make dashboard navigation easy

Did you know Vizlib Library comes with all sorts of convenient dashboard navigation tools to improve your experience? Combined, these tools give users better ways to find critical information in a short amount of time regardless of their data or IT literacy. 

In this article, we’ll examine each navigation tool in-depth and show you how they work together to help you create web app-styled Qlik Sense dashboards without the need for mashup development. Read on to learn more and discover new ways to enhance your user experience with Vizlib. 

Vizlib Library: What is it, who is it for, what does it do?

Vizlib Library is, by far, the most powerful visual analytics product for Qlik Sense. Nowadays, every organisation needs some form of data analysis to guide strategy and optimise key metrics, and data visualization sits at the heart of this. That’s why we provide solutions across a variety of industries, ranging from healthcare, manufacturing and financial services, to retail and the public sector. 

Designed with the end-user in mind, Vizlib equips organisations with analytics tools to uncover the hidden value within their data. With advanced navigation and visualization capabilities available out-of-the-box, you can take your organisation from simple reporting to rich storytelling in no time.

Most importantly, Vizlib Library delivers all of this within a no-code framework, meaning users can develop intuitive widgets and data visualization solutions that would otherwise be inaccessible without a programming background. 

Why Vizlib Library is built with navigational elements 

We know that sophisticated and seamless data navigation is the foundation of an intuitive dashboarding experience. After all, rich analytics rely on the ability to understand your data in the first place. Otherwise, actionable insights are nearly impossible to identify and even more difficult to implement.

That’s why we’ve developed strategies  to extend Qlik’s native navigation functionality and give users even more ways to explore ideas and collaborate. Our Vizlib Library extensions allow users to experiment with data more confidently and easily share insights with different stakeholders.

So, whether your team wants to uncover new ways to generate revenue or cut down on overheads, Vizlib can help. With Vizlib, you can enrich your data’s inherent potential and actionable insights via custom dashboards that get the heart of your needs.

What navigational elements does VizLib Library come with? 

Vizlib comes with three core navigation elements: Sheet Menu, Sheet Menu Plus and the Container Grid. Each extension is enterprise-ready and ties in with Qlik’s pricing model, meaning they benefit from full compatibility with the Qlik Analytics platform and enterprise-level support. However, each navigation tool is slightly different, allowing you to operate your dashboards in a unique way. To help you see how, here’s a quick breakdown:

Sheet Menu 

  • Vizlib’s Sheet Menu delivers a ‘web app’ feel within your dashboards; users can cycle through one data visualization to the next by switching tabs, similar to a browser, meaning the experience is highly familiar and intuitive.
  • The Sheet Menu also allows you to group and organise apps instead of using Mashups via the formatting and interactivity settings, giving you total control of your dashboard.
  • For example, Sheet Menu supports multiple Actions, such as making selections when navigating between sheets. It also lets you hide unused buttons and access Qlik Sense functionality such as stories, bookmarks, edit menus, navigation buttons, and more.
  • You can also embed filters or calendar objects in the side menu for an even more interactive user experience across your whole app and make custom dashboards easily for key metrics within your business.

Vizlib Sheet Menu

Sheet Menu Plus 

  • Like Sheet Menu, VizLib’s Sheet Menu Plus mirrors the design of navigation bars in web apps. However, this extension works with Qlik SaaS while still giving you access to all the same benefits of Vizlib’s Sheet Menu.
  • As before, you can group and organise apps, hide unused buttons, embed calendars and filters, and trigger multiple actions without using Qlik’s Mashups or hard coding – saving you time and stress. 
  • So, regardless of which version of Qlik you use, you can access navigation tools to enhance your user experience and focus on turning opportunities into revenue!

Container Grid 

  • Finally, Container Grids let users add data visualization outputs in a defined space. This way, analysts can work on more than one visualization at a time and other users can review multiple charts to get a better picture of what’s happening in your organisation.
  • Vizlibs’ Container Grid comes with a range of pre-set dashboard options, letting you access core functionalities to save you time as well as endless customisation tools, so you can create the perfect fit for your needs. 
  • Like the Sheet Menu, you can use actions (such as pre-selecting bookmarks or clearing selections) to create an intuitive guided analytics experience and access dynamic drill-down capabilities to deep-dive into your data on the fly.

Vizlib Container Grid

How do Vizlib’s navigation tools work together? 

Vizlib’s Sheet Menu and Container Grid unlock a range of exciting tools to take your custom dashboards to the next level. Of course, the full potential of Vizlib’s navigation tools lies in how you use them.

For example, our templates give you a ready-made data studio to build on top of. From here, you can combine various features (like multiple Actions within a single dashboard button) to highlight notable trends within your data and evidence actionable insights more easily.

How to get started with Vizlib Library 

Are you interested in improving your dashboarding experience and accessing new heights of Business Intelligence within Qlik? Getting started with VizLib Library is easy. As it happens, we’ve got a dedicated article that goes into more depth on Vizlib Library extensions  – read it here.

Alternatively, if you want more information, you can book a demo with one of our friendly staff or check out our technical page to start your set-up today!

You’ve come to the right place!

Vizlib’s feature-rich data visualisation products will help you get started on your data storytelling journey.

  • Easy-to-use (including drag and drop functionality)
  • No coding skills needed
  • Highly customisable to suit your design needs
  • Templates to fast-track your dashboard creation

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