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Unleash Power of Mobile Analytics Webcast

Mimi Spier, SAP, provided this webcast this past week.  She tied together the themes of “Big Data” with Mobile BI, which not something I had considered before.


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows the volume of users, “making the most out of big data” as things become connected


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows that we are not leveraging as many insights as we can

Mobile will help drive adoption with analytics, said Mimi

We need to be able to predict what will happen next


Figure 3: Source: SAP

There are several use cases for mobilization.

Mimi said there is a shift as we not separating mobile any more from analytics and going “mobile first”

How approach analytics? She talked about personas who need different types of analytics, and go to one place – what need, just like on their smart phone

Mobilize specific use cases – predict demand, on operations floor


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Enterprise BI, Agile BI, Advanced Analytics offer “one mobile experience”

Figure 4 references the “Journey” for mobile analytics.  What does it mean?

Mimi said the first step is you are likely doing this today as 2013 has been a massive adoption year, with new and existing BI customers going straight to mobile.  With a simple right click, push to mobile, category to mobile

Mobile first is the approach

Some of the customers listed in Figure 4 such as 3M have 50K users using mobile analytics, building dashboards, reports, Exploration views.

BMW manages business on iPad, better merchandise, predict supply & demand

Executives use mobile analytics to manage business

Woolworth is pushing out to over 200 stores in Australia

Think of Mobile BI how to solve issues and how Mobile BI meets “Big Data” to help solve Big Data problem, going into lines of business, what is the right data to access

She suggested focusing on use cases such as Charite hospital, analytics to hands of doctors.


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows one application, one experience and with iOS7 a new experience

You can use the SDK to personalize Mobi  5

Go into one app


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows line of business content provided – I didn’t hear much detail but this was interesting to learn.


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 covers the Mobile SDK.

The rest of the webcast was a demo, which was pretty good.  Once the link is available I will post.

SAP BusinessObjects Mobile on iOS and GooglePlay; she said it will catch up by the end of the year

Mimi ended it with a suggestion to engage with SAP on a Design Thinking workshop

Question & Answer

Q: How many of these apps are available today?

A: Everything is available today

Q: What is Mobi?

A: SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

Q: How does BYOD work with Big Data?

A: Mobile device management solutions can handle the security

Can manage a corporate store too

Q: Any specific apps for manufacturing?

A: content in the community for that in the community

Related Links:

Official Product Tutorials – SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

Transforming Women’s Tennis with Innovative Technology Webcast Summary – Changing the Game

Mobile BI Sessions at SAP TechEd Las Vegas are here

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      Thank you, Tammy.  Comprehensive as always.

      Was there a demo after Fig 5?  I am very interested in where EPM unwired is headed.  I believe it uses MOBI's code base and infrastructure.  However, MOBI doesn't support EPM content directly yet ?

      On a similar note, analysis for office is supported via design studio content, right? 

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Hi Peter - no, the demo was at the end; and they didn't discuss EPM that I recall

      Yes, Analysis Office can go to Design Studio at least two ways:

      New in Analysis Office 1.4 - Mobilizing Spreadsheet to Design Studio

      Going from BusinessObjects Analysis Office to BusinessObjects Design Studio - Mobilize your Spreadsheet?