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Information Builders Enhances Data Access for Mobile Devices
[November 08, 2007]

Information Builders Enhances Data Access for Mobile Devices

TMCnet Contributing Editor
In an effort to allow users to access vital business data from any mobile device and managing it by means of a standard business intelligence (BI) dashboard, Information Builders, a pioneer in production business intelligence solutions, has announced the release of WebFOCUS Mobile Favorites, an exclusive mobile business intelligence solution. This novel offering is anchored in standard Web browser technology, permitting mobile BI to be distributed in a more prompt, competent, and economical way.

Information Builders Mobile Favorites offers business decision-makers a distinctive tool designed to integrate well with up-and-coming mobile development. The solution does not incur much expense and eliminates the need for any additional software or hardware investments together with the need for extraordinary security augmentation. Mobile Favorites permits the user to alter their information needs by means of easy, interactive forms, hence offering a wide range of information.
With merely a couple of clicks, content can be effortlessly added or eliminated from the Mobile Favorites folder in Information Builders’ standard BI Dashboard. The procedure closely resembles the method for adding content to the favorites folder in a Web browser. From an end user angle, reporting through Mobile Favorites is as simple as using e-mail or the Internet on a mobile device. Watching a Mobile Favorites report is quite akin to scrolling through a Web page. Knowledgeable mobile users can greatly benefit from parameterized reports and active reports, which permit users to modify content and apply analytics on the go. Additionally, Active Technologies also permits interactive dashboards to be delivered to mobile devices.
Gerald Cohen, CEO of Information Builders said in the press release, “Today’s smartphone and Blackberry users tend to be business professionals who need to remain connected with their companies when they are on the move.” He further added, “Mobile Favorites is a powerful new tool that will help users not only stay connected, but also allows them to make informed and effective business decisions anywhere they go because they have the current, accurate data they need.”
Anjishnu Biswas is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
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