With the right presentation, your complex business data becomes meaningful and useful.
When we launched Q Series (with Q200 for Sage 200), we made a commitment to use the insights our customers provide to continuously improve the solution. Here is a preview of some of the new fetures we have built into Release 2...
Actual V Target
Let's face it, we all have targets to meet and beat.
Track performance against budgets and targets, with our new Summary Screen. Clear Charts, with auto highlighting of under / over performance.
Looks good on an iPad too!
Butterfly charts (with auto highlighting) allow to analyze multiple KPIs at the same. Switch perspective with one click (Customer, Product, Sales Person etc.). Drill and zone in on the highlights and problem areas, all from one chart.
You know the scenario. The meeting is about to start, you need some key figures to bring with you. Instant Reports allows you to build a custom report in seconds.
Simply pick the data and KPIs you want to see on the report, and it is instantly there. You can save reports for future use,
Switch between chart types with one click, to get the best view of your data.
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We may be a QlikView partner, but we take an interest in Tableau.
Their Data Visualisation capabilities are some of the best in the business.
Tableau 6.1 has just been announced, and it is interesting to see that Apple iPad optimisation is included. It looks good, and knowing Tableau it will work well.
QlikView has a fully-enabled iPad and mobile capability, and it has been out for some time. Check our blog post from April for proof!
When you develop a QlikView App, you develop it once, it works in a Browser, on mobile, everywhere. There is no additional software, licencing or anything else, it just works!
I think the real message here is that Architecture matters. Qlikview and Tableau have truly flexible architectures under the hood. They can change their products more readily. Traditional BI 'Stack' Vendors are struggling to make their architectures respond to the pace of change, weighed down by the myriad of acquired products in their platforms.
Technology, Businesses and Customers are moving faster than a 3 to 4 year release cycle. But today, why can I still only see a video, or images of their mobile capabilities, and not live apps that I can explore on my iPad?
Today, iPad's for business are hot, even hotter for BI, they are the ideal form factor for mobile BI. Next year who knows what will happen? Qlikview's architecture ensures your BI can go wherever you need it to go.
To see Qlikview apps on your iPad, try the following Qlikview Sales Management or TV Finder demos.
One of the hottest buzzwords in business intelligence these days is mobile BI. Nearly every analyst firm is publishing a report on mobile BI, most BI vendors are announcing capabilities or partnerships in the mobile arena, and the 2011 prediction reports list mobile as a key trend. At the recent NRF show mobile was a key topic. But lost in much of this hyperbole is the fact that mobile isn’t just another delivery platform for BI – it is a new world. The discussion about mobile BI today seems to be centered on what platforms are supported, the debate over native vs. browser-based approaches, and the advantages of tablet displays vs. smart phones. While those are important technical considerations, there is a much bigger question and opportunity that is being glossed over: why do I need mobile BI? To look at many of the mobile BI demos out there you might guess it is simply to take my sales performance application and view it on my tablet or smart phone. In other words, do the same thing on my mobile device as I do at my desk. There is certainly a use case for that, but I believe the real future of mobile BI comes in applications that have not been possible until now. In a recent blog post, Forrester’s Ted Schadler outlines three ways mobile devices will enter the workforce: •Displace – perform a task on a mobile device instead of a laptop in some situations.
•Replace – start using a mobile device to improve a business activity, often replacing paper-based approaches
•New place – identifying opportunities to do things with mobile devices that simply weren’t possible heretofore. While displacement and replacement activities are interesting, and are the low-hanging fruit of moving to mobile, “new place” opportunities will be the real fuel for mobile BI – and for the future of BI. Ted identifies some non-BI “new place” examples in his blog – what are the equivalents in BI?
•A retail store manager doing a floor walkthrough and reviewing promotional plans discovers that inventory for a key product is low. She is able to immediately check stock at neighboring stores and replenish.
•A pharmaceutical rep sharing drug study information with a physician in the hospital cafeteria has the freedom to look at the information in new ways and answer the physician’s unique questions (and follow-on questions) on topics such as prescription rates among key demographic groups.
•A service technician checks availability of specialized parts and personnel for a suggested follow-up visit, allowing him to confirm with the client and close the appointment before leaving the site. It is easy to simply port existing BI ideas, applications and demos to mobile devices – but I think the real opportunity is much greater.
Where do you see mobile BI going?
Posted 01/24/2011 05:32 by Jeff Boehm