Pentaho-the first to bring BI to the iphone<br />The iphone bi extension is available today and was developed using IUL project, currently hosted in Google code<br />It works with Pentaho bi suite 1.7<br />This application makes it very intuitive and easy for business users to access BI information from their iphone.<br />
Availability<br />Pentaho’s bi extension for iphone works with pentaho open BI suite 1.7.<br />Download and configure the instructions from http://www.pentaho.com/launch/iPhone/<br />
Pentaho open BI suite 1.7 <br />Features:<br />The new iphone capabilities in an open source model.<br />It becomes easy and quick for users to create and share reports<br />Maximum community adoption, extension and enhancement.<br />
The iphone feature has achieved tremendous popularity in its first release with adoption expected to increase even more rapidly with the release of iphone 2.0<br />Pentaho iphone 2.0 is expected to adopt additional features for corporate and enterprise users like support for Microsoft exchange and Virtual Private Networks(VPN)<br />
Pentaho’s iphone features allows iphone features allows iphone users to easily navigate through interactive reports and dashboards<br />This new feature can integrate BI functionality with other iphone features like:<br /><ul><li>Text messaging
Voice calling</li></li></ul><li>Upgrading to pentaho’s BI platform<br />8 Simple steps to add iphone support to pentaho open BI platform:<br /><ul><li>Download and unzip pentaho-iphone-techtip project available at http://www.pentaho.com/launch/iPhone/
Copy pentaho-iphone.jar to pentaho WebApp WEB-INF/lib directory in pentaho BI server</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Copy the iphone directory to Pentaho WebApp root.
copy the xsls directory to your biserver-ce/pentaho-solutions/system/custom/xsl directory.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Modify the pentaho web application to add the new iphone filter and overriding the view action servlet. For more information on the code see the article http://wiki.pentaho.com/display/COM/Enabling+the+iPhone+BI+Extension
Modify pentaho-solutions/system/pentaho.xml file by removing the “<default-parameter-xsl>default-parameterform.xsl</default-parameter-xsl>” line from the pentaho.xml </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> start your BI server.
Specify the binding information i.e.</li></ul>“-b 188.8.131.52” <br /><ul><li>Modify the line “jboss/run.bat” or “jboss/run.sh” in start-pentaho.sh orstart-pentaho.bat</li></li></ul><li>Enjoy the new pentaho’s open BI features on your iphone.<br />