Mobile business intelligence (BI) represents the ability to access business-critical information on any mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Due to massive improvements to mobile technology in the past few years, the idea of mobile BI just recently became interesting.
Mobile BI offers a lot of advantages for companies. Accessing business-critical data whenever you want is the most important advantage here. Unlike traditional BI tools, mobile BI is accessible outside company servers (or within). This means that anytime you need a view of your business, it's in the palm of your hands. Having access to this information can be the difference between capitalizing on a new opportunity before the competition, or meeting a challenge before it becomes a crisis.