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. Unlike traditional BI tools, mobile BI is accessible outside company servers (or within). This mean 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.
There are three fundamental internal drivers for Mobile BI, and they are:
Increasing employee productivity
Increasing employee productivity is a key motivation for delivering BI to mobile devices.
Delivery of the right data at the right time, can significantly improve productivity;
Improving data delivery efficiency
Improving information flow through an organization is a common overarching motivation for implementing Mobile BI. For mobile workers who are often away from their desks, a Mobile BI application provides direct access to organizational data assets.
The need to deliver real-time reporting and analytics
Mobile BI is about delivering real-time, or near real-time, access to data.
A lot of the benefits of Mobile BI can also be equally applied with implementing a standard BI solution. But the four most commonly sought benefits of implementing a Mobile BI strategy are increased competitive advantage, increased productivity leading to greater profitability, and a clearly definable Return On Investment (ROI).
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