Thanks for your interest in Quill Extensions. This document will walk you through the entire Quill Extension on-premises deployment process, including prerequisites, environment setup, installation of the Quill API and licensing agent, and troubleshooting/monitoring of the installation. 

Please contact Narrative Science if you have any questions or if these recommendations will not work for your organization we will work with you to come up with a deployment method that suits your requirements.

Quill Extension is a tool that helps explain dashboards as written stories without any configuration required. The stories adjust as analysts explore the data, empowering them to identify and communicate key insights faster. 

When you install Quill Extension on-premise, you will:

  1. Install a Quill API and licensing agent on your server (you will need to provision a dedicated Linux server for the API, we do not recommend using an existing server that has other business applications already running on it)
  2. Create an extension file file (the extension that interfaces with this installation of Quill Extension)
    1. For Tableau: .trex file
    2. For Qlik: .zip file
    3. For PowerBI: .pbiviz file

Your extension will use the Quill API in order to generate narratives for your dashboards. Data will be passed to the Quill API, and it will return narratives to your extension.


Please proceed to the next step: 1.0: Determine total number of servers to procure