Extending WebFOCUS Business Intelligence to Mobile devices

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Extending WebFOCUS Business Intelligence

to Mobile devices


Toronto User Group

Information Builders (Canada) Inc.

April 2011

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Reporting

Query &

Analysis

Dashboards

Information

Delivery

Performance

Management

Enterprise

Search

Visualization

& Mapping

Mobile

Applications

App/Dev, Portals

& Mash
-
ups

Predictive

Analytics

MS Office &

e
-
Publishing

User Facing

Extensions to WebFOCUS
platform allow building more
application types at lower costs

Business to

Business

Real Time

Data Warehouse

& ETL

Master Data

Management

Data Quality

Business Activity

Monitoring

Integration

WebFOCUS Business Intelligence

Core Services + Extended Business Intelligence

Mainframe

Relational

Spreadsheets

Access

Data

Warehouse

3
rd

Party

Providers

Cust.





Intranet

Extranet

Internet

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Reporting

Query &

Analysis

Dashboards

Information

Delivery

Mobile

Applications

User Facing

Extensions to WebFOCUS
platform allow building more
application types at lower costs

Integration

WebFOCUS Business Intelligence

Extending to Mobile devices

Mainframe

Relational

Spreadsheets

Access

Data

Warehouse

3rd Party

Providers

Cust.





Visualization

& Mapping

App/Dev, Portals

& Mash
-
ups

MS Office &

e
-
Publishing

Performance

Management

Enterprise

Search

Predictive

Analytics

Business to

Business

Master Data

Management

Data Quality

Business Activity

Monitoring

Real Time

Data Warehouse

& ETL

Intranet

Extranet

Internet

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Mobile Business Intelligence
Overview



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Mobile Business Intelligence

State of the Market


3 Years ago the vote was


No mobile Business Intelligence (BI)


Custom Client Applications


Today


Everything is going mobile


Benefit: Access to real time information anywhere


Early Adopters: Executives, Middle Managers


Hard Choices


Client vs. Browser based applications


What content to deliver


What BI functions are important


How to deliver on small screen


What makes it difficult


Device choices & Screen size choices


WebFOCUS Mobile Business Intelligence

What it provides


Portable Online web content


Reports, Charts and Dashboards across all device browsers


KPIs, Briefing books, Business Analytics, Transactions


Device leveraging web apps for Online and Offline


Embedded Analytics Engine and Data


Transform Reports into Charts and Dashboards


Device aware: Mouse/Finger, Swipe, Tap, Pinch, Zoom


Can use native device apps


Native device portal apps


Access, capture, save,
catalog
, navigate, search web content


Subscribe and receive alerts and pushed documents


Brings web content easily to the native app user


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WebFOCUS Mobile Business Intelligence

Portable Online web content


Information Builders Mobile philosophy and BI strategy


Open, flexible and device independent


No additional development or deployment costs


However, tablet market is changing face of mobile BI


Native iPad app was made available


iPad is clear leader in market


Leverage device specific capabilities


Use self
-
service mobile portal or custom deployment


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Across mixed devices: Reporting

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BB OS6

BB Older

Android

iPhone

Across mixed devices: Charting

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BB OS6

BB Older

Android

iPhone

Across mixed devices: Guided Ad hoc Reporting

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iPhone

Xoom

Across Mixed Devices: User Prompted Reports

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BB OS6

BB Older

Android

iPhone

Across Mixed Devices: KPIs

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BB OS6

BB Older

Android

iPhone

Across mixed devices: Self
-
service browser portal

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BB OS6

BB Older

Android

iPhone


Device leveraging Offline web apps

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WebFOCUS Mobile Business Intelligence

Device leveraging Offline web apps


Ease of Use


Single Tap UI paradigm


95% of most commonly used Excel functions



Ease of Development


Client
-
side dynamic device detection


Build once, fit in any device



Industry Standard


iPhone App
-
like UI


Most familiar Gestures


Available in HTML or Flash

WebFOCUS Mobile Business Intelligence

Access Active menu to interact with Data


Tap Column title


Sort


Filter


Calculate


Visualize


Chart


Rollup


Pivot


Tap Cell


Comments


Filter


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WebFOCUS Mobile Business Intelligence

Data in any Chart, Rollup or Pivot Table


Robust Chart Engine


About 30 Flash/HTML5 Chart types available


Create Charts based on any data


Swap X/Y Fields, Add/Remove Fields


Change Aggregation types


Create Rollup table or Pivot table on the fly

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WebFOCUS Mobile Business Intelligence

Offline Interactive Dashboards



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WebFOCUS Mobile Business Intelligence

Device leveraging Offline web apps



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Droid X

Xoom


Native device portal apps

WebFOCUS Mobile Business Intelligence

Native device portal apps


Introducing Mobile Faves



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Mobile Faves app

What it is






Native app for consumption of WebFOCUS content


Provides controlled access to WebFOCUS content through:


Mobile Favorites portal (normal “pull”)


Email attachments (“Open in Mobile Faves”)


Subscribed documents (automatic “push”)


Access to any online WebFOCUS application


Identical app on iPad and iPhone


Android app possible in future

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Mobile Faves app

Enhance experience beyond browsers





WebFOCUS produces content, leverage on all mobile devices


Access directly


Customized through guided ad hoc form


Embedded in a web app


Delivered via email


Web apps don’t have easy way of managing offline content


Save, email, cataloging of stand
-
alone content


Active Technologies or PDF documents


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Mobile Faves app




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Mobile Faves app




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E
-
mail content from Mobile Faves




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Open in E
-
mail attachments




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Watch list for push




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Search saved documents and comments




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Live Demonstration



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Mobile BI

Usage Benefits and Differentiators



Active Technologies for Mobile

Benefits


Ease of Use


Single Tap UI paradigm


95% of most commonly used Excel functions


Ease of Development


Client
-
side dynamic device detection


Build once, fit in any device


Industry Standard


iPhone App
-
like UI


Most familiar Gestures


Available in HTML or Flash


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Mobile Favorites for iPhone/iPad

Benefits


Native iPhone/iPad App interface


Available in Apple App Store


No Additional development


Instant Access to Reports and Dashboards


Seamless User experience


Store locally


Share Reports


Update data

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Mobile Faves for iPad and iPhone

Usage Benefits over bare Browser


Values


Easy / fast way to access, view, store, manage BI content


Simple and uncomplicated interface


Start app


Display last Mobile Faves list


Tap item


Display content, Tap save or email


Leverage portable web content model


No separate local app gadgets to manage, update


Share content across devices and platforms


App is administrative


works for any use


Excellent platform for Active Technology capabilities


Analytic


interactive


disconnected


Any user can have own WF Mobile Faves list


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WebFOCUS Mobile Solutions

Key Values and Benefits


Active Technologies + Mobile Faves App = Best in Class


Active = Analytics engine embedded in each report


Drill, filter, sort, roll up, report


graph


dashboard


Without waiting on IT


All portable web content


Mobile Faves App


Capture and store BI documents


Subscriptions


Watch lists, email attachments


Easy Tap and Search


Deliver deep Analytics compared to other offerings


Offline, store, subscription watch lists, attachments, ...


No special software or hardware required


Same development tools, servers, processes for each
report. Leverage all existing BI investments.



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Information Builders

Mobile Strategy and Roadmap



Mobile Strategy and Roadmap

Native vs. Web based Approach

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Native vs. Web is not an either or question. The answer is both!

Websites should work no matter what device you are on.

Mobile Faves

How it fits into overall IB Mobile Strategy


Value add to portable solutions


Simple interface


Content access through Mobile Favorites server


Exception is email attachments


Current device support


iOS native app only: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch


Market adoption will drive plans porting to Android,
BlackBerry, or webOS (HP/Palm) devices

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Mobile Faves app

Availability


Release


WebFOCUS 7.7.03


Available Q3 2011


Latest Active Technologies


support HTML 5 / Gesturing


Mobile Faves app available now in App Store


Free download (uses mobilefaves.ibi.com site)


Requires license for WebFOCUS Mobile Favorites to work
with customers WebFOCUS Server


Mobile Faves works today with WF release 7702M


Without enhanced Active Technologies features


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