It’s a given that the way we work has gone mobile and access to the latest up to date information on the device is critical. According to Gartner research 33% of BI content will be consumed on a mobile device within the next year. Check out the latest information on the 5 pillars of BI strategy and innovation: mobile, social creative, extreme, and core BI. Let’s take a closer look at the mobile BI pillar.
Mobilize your business information
The first step for many organizations when it comes to mobile BI is taking your existing BI content and getting it into the hands of your mobile workforce. For example, extending existing BI content including Crystal Reports and Webi documents to a device. A good way to get started with this today is with SAP BusinessObjects Mobile, now available on BlackBerry devices, Windows mobile phones, Android smartphones and tablets, and the iPad.
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Collaboration, analytics, and mobility are all in the top 5 list of CIO technology priorities in 2012. The latest innovations in mobile BI bring together analytics and enterprise collaboration. These capabilities are showcased in the latest version of SAP BusinessObjects Mobile, as the native app allows the user to add annotated analytic snapshots to an activity in SAP StreamWork and bring the discussion to the cloud where insights can be shared and discussed in real-time. This area of innovation is also about extending BIG Data to mobile devices for real-time analysis with mobile analytics on SAP HANA, check out this demo of analytics on some really BIG data.
Strategic use cases that drive productivity
SAP is also looking at ways to extend analytics capabilities to other mobile use cases and offer a development environment so that anyone can create a mobile app for a strategic use case and embed analytics. Learn more about the mobile analytics kit for mobile app development, part of the Sybase Unwired Platform. Check out this use case specific app that was developed for SAP employees that included embedded analytics in a custom built app experience.
Be sure to check out and download the latest mobile BI apps by searching for SAP BusinessObjects on iTunes.
Join the analytics virtual launch event to learn more about the 5 pillars of BI innovation and get the latest information on SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 Feature Pack 3 and SAP Visual Intelligence. Register at www.sap.com/analyticsforum
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*Post originally appeared in SAP Community Network and has been republished with permission.