SAP Business Objects Mobile 5.0

Posted: August 28, 2013 at 6:57 am

An Overview of the New BI App

More detailed analytics content, improved usability, and new collaboration functions: a look at the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile 5.0 app.

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SAP has just released SAP BusinessObjects Mobile 5.0, an update of its popular SAP BusinessObjects Mobile app. SAP product manager Srikanth Rao presented the newest features and enhancements in a recent Webinar for the Americas SAP Users’ Group (ASUG).

Two apps unite

SAP BusinessObjects Mobile 5.0 combines the best of two apps: SAP Business Objects Mobile and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer. In addition to SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence dashboards and other content that was previously accessible via SAP BusinessObjects Mobile, users now also have access to SAP BusinessObjects Explorer’s information spaces and exploration views, which are ways of displaying data records that allow the user to analyze information with filters and search functions. To be able to use the new integrated app, a company must be using version 4.1 of the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform. And to access SAP BusinessObjects Explorer content, all connections to SAP BusinessObjects Explorer have to be via the mobile server. According to Srikanth Rao, one of the great features of the new app is its ability to collaborate with SAP Jam and SAP StreamWork.

Access to self-service BI

The new app also supports access to content in SAP Lumira Cloud, the cloud-based self-service BI solution. Users can share documents with colleagues as well as access and visualize data records directly on their iPad via the Web browser.