Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, Yellowfin, has introduced a new iPad app that aims to change the way people use and think about Mobile BI.
The application integrates Yellowfin’s collaborative capabilities to deliver a consumer-oriented mobile application for business analytics.
“Yellowfin’s approach to Mobile BI is based on the belief that using a Mobile BI application should be as fun and easy as browsing an online magazine, or sharing ideas with friends across social networks,” Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie, said.
He stated that the app was created in response to the consumerisation of BI and the need for greater Return On Investment (ROI) for BI projects.
According to him, widespread user adoption by enabling as many relevant decision-makers as possible with reporting and analytics is the best process for turning the insight generated by BI into action.
With the app, users can subscribe to and save ‘favourite’ reports, filter results, look through data and set alerts. Any reports created via the browser are immediately ready for mobile distribution.
It features a restyled User Interface (UI) with enhanced navigability as users can view all their dashboard tabs and favourites with a single swipe and a drop-down inbox allows users to control all information delivery, access and dissemination from one central location.
The new UI also allows users to comment on and email reports.
The app can be accessed on offline mode, which can be enabled or disabled depending on the security protocols of individual client organisations.
Analytical capabilities include the introduction of series selection and section reports.
The iPad app will be available for download from Apple’s App Store at no extra cost from December 9. Yellowfin is working towards releasing an iPhone and Android versions of the app in Q1, 2012.