With a mobile BI service, all the BI information is handy, at all times. Senior management, sales, and marketing staff can look up easy to interpret, interactive analyses and thereby make intelligent decisions.
Financial tables, sales growth, and trends: mobile BI applications guaranty fast access to all relevant sources of data within an enterprise, and they deliver innovative dashboards too. Mobile BI services provide graphical visualizations that users always have on hand, to present as needed.
Visual analytics for diverse terminals
Mobile BI services can be deployed in numerous ways. Although smartphone and tablet technologies are constantly advancing, they do not impact the underling principals of visual data discovery. The needs of the target audience or user group are incorporated in the design process. In turn, professional mobile reporting systems pose another kind of challenge for report developers and designers: accounting for the terminal (target device).
Developers must certainly consider the host of mobile devices for which reports and analyses have to be prepared. As for conventional and mobile reports, the purpose is still to enthuse users with intuitive handling – rather than frustrating them with gadgets or an overly static presentation. Hence, one must achieve a balance between innovation and traditional reporting skills.
Mobile BI service demands a revamped security concept
There’s no doubt that the ability to access all reports at any time with a mobile BI system opens up new possibilities and freedoms. However, one of the most crucial aspects to incorporate when launching a mobile BI service is – information security. Guaranteeing such security calls for rethinking and adapting the security concepts for mobile terminals. This is the only way your enterprise can protect in-house data/information from being lost via smartphones and tablets.
This situation also entails setting up rules governing access to the data. Also, since storage space on mobile devices is limited, it should still be possible to ensure adequate access for slow connections too.