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What is new in Mobile BI 5.0 ASUG Webcast Part 1

Srikanth Rao, SAP Product Manager, provided this Mobile BI 5.0 ASUG webcast today.

The Mobile BI 5.0 App (for iOS) has been loaded to Apple Store and will be available by end of June.  “MobI” is the short-name for Mobile BI.  Mobile BI 5.0 Android is available now on Google Play.



One App for All Content

Mobile BI Platform Enhancements

Content Specific Enhancements

  • Web Intelligence
  • Dashboards
  • Design Studio

BI Platform Support

Question & Answer

Part 1 will cover the introduction through Mobile BI Platform enhancements.


Srikanth explained that SAP wants to make it easy and straightforward for you to mobilize your existing investment.  It is easy to create Mobile category.  Mobile BI “extends the reach”.

One App for All Content


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows MobI is the container for Explorer now.  BusinessObjects Explorer for Mobile is now included in Mobile BI 5.0.


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows category support for Explorer

The Mobile Server is mandatory to explore content


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Offline support is provided for Information Space and exploration.

In the upper right of Figure 3 you can annotate on top of Explorer


Figure 4: Source: SAP

You can set up a connection to the Lumira Cloud using Mobile BI 5.

Mobile Platform Enhancements


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows that Mobile BI 5.0 supports both Jam & Streamwork.    You can decide either JAM or StreamWork


Figure 6: Source: SAP

BI Inbox support is provided on your device as shown in Figure 6.  Note the platform dependencies.


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows the new usability design update to simplify experience, with an improved home screen.


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows sample documents and using the “Connect” button to log on to existing connection or create new connection


Figure 9: Source: SAP

Figure 9 shows that the number of options has drastically reduced  from the previous version.

The Browse button on the left brings navigation panel

On the right is Search icon

You can sort the screen by author, date title

Using a toggle will show support list view


Figure 10: Source: SAP

Figure 10 shows the secondary toolbar. 

By selection the Action widget, the secondary tool bar appears, allowing you to annotate, e-mail, etc.


Figure 11: Source: SAP

Figure 11 shows the “harmonized report actions” across all the viewers.


Figure 12: Source: SAP

Figure 12 shows the ability to record your voice for collaboration inside Mobile BI 5.0.

To be continued…

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