What is New in BusinessObjects Mobile BI 6 – ASUG Webcast
Mobile BI 6.0.3 for iOS is available today from iTunes. The Android version will be available in a week (planned)
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Figure shows Favorites as an actionable icon
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If documents are marked as favorites, favorites will default
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Documents requiring an online connection have distinct thumbnail
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Automatic updates of documents when connected to WiFi
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Work offline button is available as shown in Figure 5.
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SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 is and Cloud is supported by MobI (except Dashboards is not supported on SMP Cloud)
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Figure 7 covers configuration support for iOS7 devices
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Figure 8 shows Geo enhancements for SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
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Figure 9 shows chart improvements and the server dependency.
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Offline table filter is similar to Excel, table with 100 rows and apply filter on columns
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Starting this release support personal views with Prompts
Also supports sections with personal views
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Show meaningful filter values
Only see filter values selected in the prompt window
Hierarchical input controls supported
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Alias is easier for you to remember
Table actions performed and can be retained – sort
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Figure 14 shows updates for personal views; can access offline
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Complex server operations now avoided; being more efficient
Users do not need edit rights to mobilize documents
Note server dependency
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For Lumira, they have enabled caching – subsequent access will be faster
Available in apps store – download to today and test new features
SDK version is available
Documentation is live too
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Android is up to speed of iOS
More features are seen on the Android.
Favorite document is now available in Android
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Category management was not available on Android device – assign documents to categories
Also includes BI Inbox Support
SSO support for Androids as well
SSO Kerberos for Android is not supported yet
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Figure 19 shows support for SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio on the Android.
Other Android Features coming:
- Personal views from Web Intelligence now supported on Android
- Catchup features include Micro Bar Chart supported on Web Intelligence – follow special syntax
- Geo enhancements POI for Android
Android will be available in 1 week
SDK in SMP in 1 week
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Figure 20 shows the server prerequisites.
Question and Answer
Q: Is there any plans to allow opendocument documents to saved to personal views?
A: Opendoc links can be accessed for offline – not saved to personal views – something to consider for future.‑
Q: is the new version of Mobile 6.0 is BOE platform dependent – meaning does it work on BOE 4.1 SP2 or only works after 4.1 SP03 onwards…?
A: See slide for prerequisites‑
Q: are these saved prompts on the client or on the BO servers?
A: Saved prompts are on the client.‑
Q: For security reason, we had to disable the Document download icon. Since then, we are unable to assign Favorites and Categories. When will the Document download “unlink” from Favorites/Categories?
A: Working on this feature for H2 release‑
Q: do you have any plan to support PDF files exposed thru mobile devices. e.g. if you create a hyperlink in BOE to read a PDF document and assign it to mobile category. From mobile, click on the report icon, and open the PDF file inside of the mobile app.
A: This works as of today. ‑
Q: What is the roadmap for a Win 8.1 version?
A: Closely monitoring the market for Windows 8‑
Q: any plan to make it work inside of mobile
A: PDF works within Mobile; if want to access agnostic documents – currently not possible but considering going forward‑
Q: Availability date of Mobi 6 SDK ?
A: Available today for iOS‑