August 30, 2012 // By: Heather McIlvaine
SAP.info: Most SAP customers know Oversight Systems as the provider of Continuous Analytics, a transaction monitoring application for ERP. Now you have a new mobile app. How does that fit in with your portfolio?
Patrick Taylor: Mobile Insights actually works with our entire portfolio of Continuous Analytics applications. Its purpose is to alert users – mostly business users – when an anomaly is detected in the ERP system. That could be a questionable, perhaps even fraudulent, transaction, or it could be an opportunity for savings. It all really depends on the particular user, and what business area he or she works in.
How does the app know to send the right notification to the each user?
Users subscribe to the area that’s relevant for them. A sales rep in Los Angeles County can subscribe to events for that geographic region. As you go up in the organization, users are sent different types of notifications. An executive, for example, won’t be sent notifications on specific policy violations; he needs to know about larger trends around policy violations in the organization.
How does Mobile Insights compare to other mobile BI apps on the market?
The trend with mobile BI apps right now is to make lots of data available on the device – you can ask questions and explore answers. We took a different tack. We do the work ahead of time and deliver the insights straight to you, rather than making you search for them.
Read on the next page: Getting notifications in a ‘timely’ manner