Advanced Business Solutions launches ‘one stop shop’ mobile business intelligence

1 May 2012

Advanced is the first software provider to offer mobile business intelligence inclusive of devices and airtime

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading provider of business applications and services, today announces the launch of Advanced Mobile Business Intelligence (Advanced Mobile BI) in response to increasing demand. Advanced Business Solutions is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group plc.

Advanced is the first software provider to package its mobile BI solution with handheld devices and airtime, providing businesses with a complete ‘one stop shop’ for BI. The devices (Android tablets) and airtime are being supplied by Advanced Mobile Communications – Advanced Computer Software’s newly launched in-house mobile division.

The market for mobile BI is growing considerably with Gartner predicting that by 2013, 33% of BI functionality will be consumed via handheld devices (Critical Capabilities for Mobile BI, Joao Tapadinhas, 10 April 2012).

Joao Tapadinhas, Analyst from Gartner says, “Mobile business intelligence is growing fast in the corporate landscape, with many companies piloting or planning deployment initiatives. A recent Gartner survey of 1,364 organisations that use BI tools indicates that 8% are actively using mobility for BI; an additional 13% are running pilot initiatives; and an additional 33% have plans to deploy mobile BI within 12 months.” *

Advanced Mobile BI, which complements Advanced’s business intelligence portfolio, enables an organisation’s staff to view BI dashboards in real-time from their tablets. This anytime and anywhere access to business critical information, for instance revenue, outstanding debt and sales by product, supports flexible and remote working, enabling key decisions to be made ‘on the move’.

Advanced’s mobile BI applications include IBM Cognos, SAP BusinessObjects and QlikView, which can all be offered with tablets and airtime included.

Dean Dickinson, Managing Director of Advanced Business Solutions (Public Sector and Enterprise) says, “There is a growing need for mobile business intelligence solutions within both the public and private sectors, however no other provider can offer the same ‘one stop shop’ approach. By offering mobile BI applications with tablets and competitive airtime included, organisations only need to deal with one supplier for all their business intelligence needs.”

Dickinson adds, “Organisations need to be investing in mobile BI solutions if they want to get ahead of the curve by making timely decisions based upon accurate and real-time business data. Insightful business indicators shouldn’t be restricted to the office but should be accessible at anytime and from anywhere.”

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