Last week we had an ASUG webcast with SAP’s Srikanth R Rao K covering what is new in Mobile BI 5.1 for iOS. Mobile BI 5.1 iOS is planned for release in the third week of December this month (always subject to change). Below is Part 2 of my notes. The typical disclaimer applies that anything in the future is subject to change. Part 1 is here What is new in BusinessObjects Mobile BI 5.1 ASUG Webcast Part 1
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Figure 1 shows improved support for hierarchical selections
You are able navigate within the hierarchy and select the value
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Figure 2 shows the personal views functionality and these are stored on device only.
The user is able to personalize the view.
This has enhanced offline capability
You can always see the latest data
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Figure 3 shows support for Dual Axis with Web Intelligence on MobI 5.1
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Figure 4 shows geo analysis enhancements with the red heart in Geo Map view and the radius feature
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Figure 5 shows Lumira enhancements for MobI 5.1 – some are coming to Lumira Server which is not out yet. You can view on the mobile device
Once Lumira Server is GA you can access via mobile
SAML and X509 is supported for Lumira Server
What is new in 5.1 SDK
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Figure 6 shows the improvements in 5.1 SDK to customize the left hand panel
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Figure 7 shows the ability to set the sort defaults with the SDK in 5.1
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Figure 8 shows the ability to include your own help on 5.1 SDK
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Figure 9 shows you can customize application icons with the 5.1 SDK
What is new for Mobile 5.1 Android
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Figure 10 shows what is coming with Mobile BI 5.1 on Android
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Please see the prerequisites – for BI4.1 you need to be on SP2 and iOS 6 or higher.
Question & Answer
Q: Common question on SCN – when will Mobile BI Android have support for Design Studio?
A: Planned for next year
Q: How is embedded analytics delivered?…
A: Custom application outside MobI
Q: Does it Require SMP..Is it a ObjectiveC or JS library for inclusion in open 3rd party solution
A: does not require SMP – need XCode on the Mac – download SDK from Service Marketplace
Q: Can you “push” Personal Views out to specific users, or put another way, can you burst custom sales territory reports using the same report, different parameters?
A: I am gathering the personal view is on device only in 5.1 – so you probably can’t do that.
Q: Is chart type parity for Webi (BI Launchpad vs ios vs Android) on the roadmap for 2014? For example, tag cloud, heat map, tree map?
A: No support for treemap – planned to introduce in next year
Q: Are there any plans for supporting Windows 8 mobile?
A: Actively looking at Windows 8 market – no timelines to public
If you are an ASUG member, ASUG is having a survey to “Shape the direction of ASUG BI webcasts and education sessions:” 2013 ASUG Business Intelligence Community Survey – Open until December 16. The link to take the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ASUGbi2013
In return for your time, ASUG volunteers will randomly select winners to receive a copy of the just-released Integrating SAP BusinessObjects BI with SAP NetWeaver (3rd Edition) (covers BI4.1) or a copy of Mastering SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio with SAP NetWeaver BW which covers the recently released version 1.2
I thank Srikanth for this webcast and Karsten Ruf for supporting ASUG for this webcast. Lastly, thanks to Ingo Hilgefort for his help with arranging this ASUG webcast as a SAP point of contact to ASUG. He has listed more upcoming ASUG webcasts Upcoming ASUG BI Webinars – December 09, 2013 and he has a blog-it-forward to get to know him better – Blog It Forward – Ingo Hilgefort – support his charity and click on the last image.