SAP announces Business Objects mobile app

by CXOtoday News Desk    Dec 19, 2012

SAPSAP on Wednesday announced the latest version of the SAP Business Objects Mobile mobile app. The newest release allows users to visualize, explore, collaborate from within the app and share business performance through personalized and simple views in a secure environment designed natively for iPad.

“Mobile business intelligence, through both societal and technological changes, has become mainstreamed,” said Howard Dresner, chief research officer, Dresner Advisory Services. “Recent research has identified mobile BI as a significant priority for business users on the go, second only to e-mail and personal information systems, such as contacts and calendars. Additionally, we are seeing the significance of access to BI on mobile devices continue to grow into a market where it is becoming not just a nice to have, but a need to have.”

“By 2013, 33% of a company’s BI functionality will be available on hand-held devices. This transition from the confinement of having BI delivered on a desktop to the freedom of having access to analytics on mobile devices is a fundamental shift in the way business is being conducted,” said Pieter Hendrikx, BI practice manager, The Next View B.V. “Through our work with SAP and the release of the new SAP Business Objects Mobile 4.4, we are able to deliver innovative mobile solutions that allow users to provide flexibility to their workforce as well as leverage existing dashboard investments. The growing focus of SAP on user experience and effective data visualization makes me even more enthusiastic.”

SAP Business Objects Design studio brings Big Data to Life

SAP Business Objects Design Studio enables organizations to design interactive, engaging visualizations to help users more easily digest data. Using professionally authored, pre-defined analytics assets, organizations can build custom visualizations that are tailored for specific use-cases. People can then use the visualizations to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs), evaluate impact and make strategic decisions based on the latest facts. Drill-downs, chart types, traffic lights, filters and gauges help model different business scenarios and outcomes and understand cause and effect.