Mobile BI Application List

Mobile
BI Application (1)
Application Type Mobile platforme Language Licens type
BeeEye Mobile
Client App
BlackBerryiOS English Server
BIRT Mobile, Actuate Mobile Client App BlackBerryiOS English Client
Cognos 8 Go! Mobile Mobile
Client App
BlackBerryWindows PhoneSymbian English Server
DataGlass Mobile Client App iOS
English, Bokmål,
Norwegian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Client
iTop, TARGIT Mobile
Client App
iOS
English, Bokmål,
Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian,
Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Client
MicroStrategy Mobile Client App BlackBerryiOS
English, Chinese,
Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese,
Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Server
Mobile
BI Server, DS Panel
Customized App All English Server
Push BI Customized
AppMobile Client App
AndroidBlackBerryiOS

Windows Phone

English Server
QlikView Mobile
Client App
AndroidJava Mobile (J2ME)iOS English Server
Reboard Mobile Client App AndroidBlackBerryiOS English Server
Roambi Mobile
Client App
iOS English Server
SBO Explorer, Business Objects Mobile Client App AndroidiOS English Server
Sketch Reports Mobile
Client App
iOS English Client
Yellowfin Mobile Client App AndroidiOS
English, Japanese
Server
         

(1) Inspired by a Wikipedia article defining Mobile Business Intelligence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_business_intelligence), I found it useful divide the applications into three different “Application Types”.

  • Mobile Browser Rendered App Almost any mobile device enables Web-based, thin client, HTML-only BI applications. However, these apps are static and provide little data interactivity. Data is viewed just as it would be over a browser from a personal computer. Little additional effort is required to display data but mobile browsers can typically only support a small subset of the interactivity of a web browser.
  • Customized App A step up from this approach is to render each (or all) reports and dashboards in device-specific format. In other words provide information specific to the screen size, optimize usage of screen real estate, and enable device-specific navigation controls. Examples of these include thumb wheel or thumb button for BlackBerry, up/down/left/right arrows for Palm, gestural manipulation for iPhone. This approach requires more effort than the previous but no additional software.
  • Mobile Client App The most advanced, the client app provides full interactivity with the BI content viewed on the device. In addition, this approach provides periodic caching of data which can be viewed and analyzed even offline

If you know of a product that is not on my list or think that I’m missing/wrong about some characteristics, please let me know.

3 Responses to Mobile BI Application List

  1. Just Blindbæk says:

    Nice post. BlueGranite Nitro is missing on the list. Its an Windows mobile 7 app, with a reporting services feed as data source. Check kg out.

  2. This is my first time visit at here and i am truly impressed to read all
    at single place.

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