August 21, 2012 // By: Heather McIlvaine // 5 Key Facts about Visual Intelligence
With over a quarter million downloads in the iTunes Store, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer mobile app is SAP’s most popular mobile offering. Why then, did it launch SAP Visual Intelligence as a desktop tool? Doesn’t that go against the company’s “mobile first” development strategy? As Leroux explains it, it’s all part of the complementary way in which Visual Intelligence and BusinessObjects Explorer work together.
The workflow looks like this: The more advanced Visual Intelligence users acquire data they’re interested in exploring, transform it for reporting, and build interesting visualizations. They can then publish their analyses on the BI platform in the form of information spaces and make them available for other BI users to access – via iPad, iPhone, or Web browser.
So, while Visual Intelligence isn’t mobile in its own right, users can still access visualizations from their mobile device. This functionality will be available in the fall.