Today SAP’s Nic Smith conducted a hands-on BI Mobile webcast (“bring your own iPad) and briefly showed us what the new Mobile BI 5.0 application looks like. Note this version combines both BusinessObjects Mobile application and BusinessObjects Explorer mobile application. Nic said it was “one app to rule them all”.
The above two screen shots from today’s webcast. You can see from the thumbnail which type of report it is – Web Intelligence, Dashboards, Explorer, etc. will have the familiar icons on the thumbnail.
Below is an example of an Exploration E-View that Nic showed:
Nic said there is a Mobile SDK for Mobile BI where you extend the application.
The above shows a Design Studio 1.1 application on the iPad.
The above shows interaction with Design Studio on the iPad.
Question & Answer:
Q: When will SAP provide access to sample reports for mobile?
A: Can connect to SAP Analytics Gallery – and will add more content with MobI 5.0
Q: Which credentials needed for SAP Gallery?
A: No password, it is part of the app
Q: What are the applicaiton names?
A: SAP BusinessObjects Mobile and BusinessObjects Explorer, soon to become one application
Q: I am on my iPhone and can I connect to BI On Demand?
A: Same connections by iPhone – logon to biondemand.com and set up and share on the “cloud” – it is free. From the App, select Add account and add credentials and connect to wi-fi
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