Information Builders Launches WebFOCUS Mobile BI

March 1, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  Information Builders

Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today launched WebFOCUS Mobile BI, which delivers mobile business analytics to any device, mobile application, and browser. By enhancing WebFOCUS Active Technology reports to work across all smartphones, such as the iPhone, Android-based phones, BlackBerry, and all tablets such as the iPad and the Droid tablet, Information Builders has significantly reduced the cost of development and support for mobile enterprise users.

Active Technology reports allow users to create reports, dashboards, and web applications that easily work across all mobile platforms and web browsers. This is especially critical to enterprises creating outward-facing applications where the location, device, and browser of the recipients are unknown. The new offering also supports the native gesturing capabilities of iPhone, iPad, Droid, and Droid tablets.

How it Works

Active Technology reports allow users to manipulate and analyze business information on mobile devices, disconnected or online, and come with an automatically embedded analytics engine. Moreover, they can do this without requiring an individual license or a separate mobile server like many other mobile BI solutions.

New enhancements to Active Technology reports provide a device-specific user experience on the iPad, iPhone, and Droid phones and tablets, including native menus, controls, and HTML5 charting. They also support the common gestures of the native platform. With Active Technology reports’ chart engine, users can create charts from the data on the mobile devices rather than simply viewing pre-built charts. The innovative user interface (UI) makes it easier to create them on smaller phone screens.

Also, with the automatic device detection feature, the UI dynamically changes to conform to any mobile device screen and any browser (for example: Safari, BlackBerry, and Opera) or other non-mobile browsers. By implementing this automatic device detection into Active Technology reports, Information Builders has helped eliminate the development effort required when the BI content needs to be built in a special way on each device.


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