Mobile business intelligence (BI) is the ability to access business-critical information on any mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. The idea of mobile BI has been around since the first mobile phones in the 1990s, but only recently has it become a hot topic among industry experts. In part, this is due to massive improvements to mobile technology in the past decade, and partly due to the increasing adoption of mobile phones in the workplace.
Mobile BI offers a host of advantages for organizations, not least of which is the ability to access business-critical data anytime you want. Unlike traditional BI tools, mobile BI is accessible outside company servers (or within) so that anytime you need a view of your business, it's in the palm of your hands. And having access to this information can be the difference between capitalizing on a new opportunity before the competition, or meeting a challenge before it becomes a crisis.
One misconception is that mobile BI is strictly for mobile devices. In fact, many mobile BI tools have a counterpart in the cloud. For example, Klipfolio Dashboard is accessible via the cloud or on mobile devices. Its cloud BI platform is an important component of this solution, as that is where users assemble dashboards using a "build once, share everywhere" model. This means that users can not only access the same KPIs on their mobile devices as they can on their desktop computer, but users are able to view KPIs on virtually any device, anytime they want.
Klipfolio Dashboard is a web dashboard that puts your business metrics and KPIs where they are always accessible. Find out more about mobile BI by signing up for a free trial today.