Growing demand for mobile access to business intelligence (BI) has not been lost on vendors. For the most part, the recent flurry of mobile support announcements by vendors — specifically Apple support — has been just that: Output support that lets decision-makers access business intelligence reports natively on Apple devices.
Anyone with an iPhone or iPad can download the MicroStrategy Mobile application from Apple’s iTunes Store. The app is free and offers a number of sample reports and business dashboards so you can test-drive functionality.
Of note is the level of interactivity you have with a typical BI report on a mobile Apple device. Customers simply access their reports and custom dashboards through the MicroStrategy Mobile Application, but the interactivity and ability to manipulate the data makes it feel as if you were running your own “micro-application” inside of MicroStrategy’s application.
Mobile BI Review: MicroStrategy Puts Business Intelligence on Your iPhone
By Vangie Beal – August 09,2010