SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 has been in the wild now for nearly a year and there has never been a better time to upgrade. After some rough beginnings with the 4.0 release, BusinessObjects 4.1 provides a stable and reliable platform. There are lots of reasons to upgrade! New Functionality There’s a litany of new tools available with […]
Today SAP announced the release of SAP BusinessObjects Mobile 5.0 for iOS. The version for iPads and iPhones joins the Mobile 5.0 version for Android that was released last week. These Mobile clients extend the functionality available from the mobile platform. Mobile 5.0 for iOS On the iOS side, Mobile 5.0 brings the following improvements […]
To stay competitive in today’s “always on” business climate, people need real-time access to data, analytics and dashboards from wherever they may be. Mobile BI from SAP BusinessObjects helps you address this challenge by providing a robust information platform for a wide variety of mobile devices. But getting started with mobile BI has it’s own challenges, and many organizations don’t have the skill set or bandwidth to effectively deploy it.
That’s why Altek Solutions developed an SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI QuickStart Package to help you get your mobile BI initiative off the ground quickly, while avoiding the common pitfalls associated with deploying mobile solutions.
If you love SAP BusinessObjects Explore as much as we do, you will be extremely excited to find that you can take that powerful reporting mechanism on the go with you on your iPad/iPhone. SAP BusinessObjects now provides a free SAP BusinessObjects Explorer app that works very much like the enterprise software and allows you to access data via information spaces, visualize and explore the data in multiple ways, as well as share that information with coworkers or save it for yourself for future reference.
Continuing on with our Advanced BusinessObjects Mobile Reporting Tactics series, we are now spicing up our mobile reports with interactivity that makes them look and feel a little more like a dashboard. By linking report elements, you can change the data visualized in charts and tables but utilizing something called an Input Control.
The BusinessObjects Mobile iPad app provides the ability to display normal Web Intelligence report tables as scorecards featuring microcharts or trend icons. The report developer can enable this scorecard functionality by adding a special formula to the report block. Let’s take a look at an example to see how this is done.
With Mobile BI being the latest craze and most likely being the new norm, we will need to work to make sure that we continue to innovate and be creative in our report creation to keep end users happy. One quick tactic is to spice up your report by adding images into blank cells above or below your charts and tables or directly into table cells on your report.
In the age of the smartphone, mobile reporting is the future of Business Intelligence. And in BusinessObjects 4.0, SAP is making a strong push to provide a more complete mobile experience. This experience starts with two apps available now for iPhones and iPads: SAP BusinessObjects Mobile and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer.