I have been checking in with SAP's mobility partners this week to learn what is new. I contacted Vivido Labs and it turns out they were in the process of announcing a brand new Moible BI (business intelligence) application. So let's talk about it!
It allows you to access BI data on your server and view the updated BI data from your smartphone. Now for the fun part? You can customize all the views of the data right from the smartphone. You can add columns, hide columns, and look at the data in hundreds of different ways. In my experience looking at the same data from different perspectives can give you unique insights.
I am a big fan of getting the right data to the right person at the right time. I see this as a good step in that direction.
I reviewed the Mobile BI and could easily see spending a morning at Starbucks playing with it. Changing views, adding columns, hiding columns, browsing the many different options and views. Vivido Labs will be showing off Mobile BI next week on a webinar. Here are the details: www.vividolabs.com/mowego/pages/webinar_....
re is some more about Mobile BI from Vivido Labs:
- Easy to install and get up and running – installs on any Java application server.
- Supports multiple mobile devices - BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, etc.
- Does NOT require data to live on device – key for security.
- Can tie into multiple data sources – SAP BI, SAP Business Objects, BI web services, and even simple Excel spreadsheets or other data sources.