Putting Business Intelligence In The Palm Of Your Hand [1]


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SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) solutions can empower your teams to achieve remarkable results by allowing anyone in your organization self-service access to relevant information. And by helping business users transform their decision making by providing fact-based, quality information regardless of where the data resides.

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Putting Business Intelligence In The Palm Of Your Hand [1]

  1. 1. SAP Solution Brief SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Solutions SAP BusinessObjects MobilePutting Business intelligence SAP® BusinessObjects™ Mobile software gives work-in the Palm of Your hand ers direct access to criticalWITh SAP® BusinessObjects™ MOBIle reports and metrics – using their mobile device of choice. Designed to install quickly, it keeps your deployed workforce, partners, andIn today’s highly mobilized workforce, Management and information workersthe need for timely business intelligence can stay up-to-date – helping to shorten customers connected fordoes not end when your people leave sales cycles and increase customer enhanced decision makingthe office. Your managers need to make satisfaction. With SAP BusinessObjectstime-critical decisions on the road and Mobile, users can quickly search for and and higher productivity.require real-time visibility into project find the information they need – drillingschedules, available resources, key per- down and interacting with familiar reportsformance indicators (KPIs), and more. and KPIs and taking immediate action.Your sales reps need to answer custom- Because the software fully leveragesers’ critical questions in order to close a the SAP BusinessObjects BI platformdeal or stay competitive – answers that for security and other services, you canshould not have to wait until they return trust that the transmitted informationto the office. Your ser vice personnel remains secure and that the softwareneed up-to-date maintenance information can be centrally managed and deployed.to resolve problems without having tomake additional on-site visits or contact Get Analysis and Critical Alerts onstaffing resources. the Go SAP BusinessObjects Mobile allows yourSAP® BusinessObjects™ Mobile software remote workforce to view metrics andis designed to deliver this kind of critical documents from SAP BusinessObjectsinformation to your professionals, regard- Web Intelligence® or SAP Crystalless of where they are located. By Reports® software directly on their wire-allowing your workforce to access key less devices and in real time. The samebusiness intelligence (BI) data from the BI content you work with every day onmobile devices they are already familiar the desktop is rendered and optimizedwith, the software helps you stay com- specifically for handheld devices. Thispetitive in today’s globalized, 24x7 means even your new business usersbusiness environment. can access, navigate, and analyze familiar reports with no special trainingView and Execute on Key required. The software uses skillfulInformation from Your Mobile visual interfaces to render the reportsDevice and critical KPIs you need in a clear, understandable format. Your businessSAP BusinessObjects Mobile allows users can quickly drill down throughorganizations to take BI on the road and charts and tables to view detailedlet any user get personalized informa- reports and can interact with metrics andtion from their mobile device of choice. analytics to quickly retrieve information.
  2. 2. By setting alerts to time-critical events For example, you can change prompts based on KPI thresholds, newly pub- and notifications as well as customize lished reports, or changes in existing reporting to meet your specific needs report data, you can manage by excep- and business role. tion. SAP BusinessObjects Mobile sends the necessary alerts through your Deploy Quickly and Safely mobile device when action from you is SAP BusinessObjects Mobile can be required, and the software provides deployed in days and the application you with access to powerful analytics downloaded in minutes onto your mobile whether or not you are online. Reports device. Your users can be up and run- can be pushed onto the device or pulled ning quickly because you can reuse by the user, and they are stored on the your existing BI assets, such as meta- device for ready access. So even if you data and security and administration are on a flight and not connected to policies. More important, you can reuse a network, you can still review your the reports you already built with SAP company’s critical BI data and stay BusinessObjects Web Intelligence andBy allowing your work- productive. SAP Crystal Reports. The software isforce to access key optimized for viewing these reports, Act on Decisions from Your which reduces report development time.business intelligence Mobile Devicedata from the mobile SAP BusinessObjects Mobile is a In addition, your ownership costs are two-way application that can be set up reduced because SAP BusinessObjectsdevices they are to enable users to update information. Mobile uses your existing securityalready familiar with, By triggering actions from your mobile methodologies – extending the trust and device based on calls, text messages, reliability of the SAP BusinessObjectsSAP BusinessObjects or e-mail messages, you can enable BI platform to the mobile environment.Mobile helps you stay fast decision making. For example, you This makes centrally managed and can be alerted through your mobile deployed mobile content available 24x7,competitive in today’s device that a certain KPI has exceeded while preserving high data quality andglobalized, 24x7 busi- a threshold, get secure authentication full audit control. You can transmit allness environment. for your access to the corporate net- content over the wireless connection work, and view the details related to securely and efficiently using precon- the event. figured settings to help improve the speed of installation, with no additional The software has an intuitive, smart management software required. It can search functionality that lets you find the work with your existing mobile device information you need by keyword and enterprise software to install remotely can give you complete access to your across your mobile user base in an enterprise information – all through integrated and manageable way. your mobile device. You can use SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence or SAP BusinessObjects Mobile speeds up SAP Crystal Reports to configure every- large data transfers while maintaining thing you need to see on your device. security: the data is first compressed,
  3. 3. then encrypted using standards-based Gain the Benefits of a Connected, • Boost productivity by enablingencryption in addition to the specific Mobile Workforce workers outside of the office toencryption used by your device. While continue to work effectivelyproviding a robust, uniformly secure imple- SAP BusinessObjects Mobile puts • Keep business processes runningmentation across a broad spectrum of critical BI into the hands of the busi- smoothly by monitoring KPIsmobile platforms, the software leverages ness users who need and can act on • Lower total cost of ownershipany additional security features offered the information. It takes your organi- through reuse of deployed BI reportsby the individual platforms. This gives zation to a new level of purpose and and leveraging the security and deploy- action. As a result, you can: ment functionality of your deployed • Make more informed decisions BI platformBy triggering actions from faster with immediate access toyour mobile device based online and offline information For More Information • Improve customer relationships To learn more about how SAPon calls, text messages, or by providing your sales and field BusinessObjects Mobile software cane-mail messages, you can reps with customer-centric data that keep your entire workforce effective and can help them answer customers’ productive while on the move, contactenable fast decision making. questions promptly and accelerate your SAP representative today or visit issue resolution www.sap.com/sapbusinessobjects.you added confidence, knowing that yourinformation assets will remain secure onthe mobile devices used by your work-force. Administrators have the option toblock passwords from being stored onthe devices, which enforces tighter secu-rity. All login credentials are encryptedbefore transmission. Additional securityfeatures and functionality include:• Authentication through your deployed BI platform, Windows Active Directory, lightweight Directory Access Protocol (lDAP), and the SAP eRP application• Over-the-air security with encrypted messages between client and server using symmetric key algorithms, limited validity periods, and a crypto- graphic checksum at the end of each message, with encryption strength configurable up to 2,048 bits• Offline security that includes encrypted local storage on mobile devices and use of lease key technology to protect data access within a configurable time period Figure 1: Sales Performance KPI as a Tree Map Figure 2: Reports Sent from Mobile Device
  4. 4. Quick facts www.sap.com /contactsapSummarySAP® BusinessObjects™ Mobile software allows business users to take business intelligence(BI) on the road. By enabling them to view and update role-based enterprise informationfrom their mobile device of choice, the software keeps your entire workforce fully effectiveand productive while they are on the move. Because the software fully leverages the SAPBusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) platform, users get the latest informationsecurely and benefit from highly integrated solution management and deployment.Business Challenges• enable personnel to make time-critical decisions even when disconnected from the enterprise network• Satisfy customer expectations using real-time business insight while working in the field• Improve workflow and productivity through secure, remote access to relevant business informationKey Features• BI access from virtually any mobile device – Access your BI reports and metrics in real time or offline using the same BI content you work with everyday on your desktop• Rapid updates and data searches – View and update enterprise information using intelligent keyword search functionality• Leverage deployed BI infrastructure – Simplify deployment and maintenance by using the functionality of the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform• Alerts – Get notification of data changes and refreshed reports• Enhanced security – Take advantage of the security functionality of your deployed BI platform as well as the native security features of your mobile device• Over-the-air installation – Deploy the software using a wireless connectionBusiness Benefits• Better decisions through direct access to online and offline information 50 103 201 (11/01)• Improved customer relationships by providing sales and field reps with customer-centric ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. information SAP, R/3, SAP NetWeaver, Duet, Partneredge, ByDesign,• Higher productivity by keeping those working outside of the office informed SAP BusinessObjects explorer, StreamWork, and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are• Lower total cost of ownership through reuse of deployed BI reports trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and other countries.For More Information Business Objects and the Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects,Call your SAP representative, or visit us at www.sap.com/sapbusinessobjects. Crystal Reports, Crystal Decisions, Web Intelligence, Xcelsius, and other Business Objects products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trade- marks of Business Objects Software ltd. Business Objects is an SAP company. Sybase and Adaptive Server, iAnywhere, Sybase 365, SQl Anywhere, and other Sybase products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc. Sybase is an SAP company. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serves informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary. These materials are subject to change without notice. These materials are provided by SAP AG and its affiliated companies (“SAP Group”) for informational purposes only, without representation or warranty of any kind, and SAP Group shall not be liable for errors or omissions with respect to the materials. The only warranties for SAP Group products and services are those that are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services, if any. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.