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WebFOCUS 8. WebFOCUS 8 New Features  Business Intelligence Portal  Active Technologies – New HTML5 Graphics  Unified Database Repository  MRE, ReportCaster,

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1 WebFOCUS 8

2 WebFOCUS 8 New Features  Business Intelligence Portal  Active Technologies – New HTML5 Graphics  Unified Database Repository  MRE, ReportCaster, Library  Security  Folders, Reports, Users, Permission Lists  Consolidation of tools  No More Report Assist, Graph Assist, Advanced Graph Assist!  Replaced by InfoAssist, InfoAssist Basic Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 2

3 WebFOCUS 8 Timeline  March 31, 2012 – Released  June 2012 – expected  Open Portal Services  Web Services  Product Fixes  Targeting Summit! Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 3

4 Demonstration Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 4

5 Business Discovery Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 5

6 allow the right person to ask and answer the necessary questions at the appropriate time. Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 6 mobile delivery of BI is all about practical, tactical information needed to make immediate decisions

7 So you’re thinking about going Mobile….  Who am I’m going to be providing the information too?  What device do they have? What device WILL they have? What level of connectivity will they have?  What information would provide value if it was available via a mobile device?  Improve Productivity, Agility, Transparency and Collaboration  What additional questions would need to be asked of that information now that it is available? (what level of interactivity is required)  How am I going to expose the information?  What are the security considerations?  What content can I see, what data do I have rights to?  How can I leverage my existing assets?  Hardware, software, skills, etc. Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 7

8 Target Mobile BI User  Not typically an Information Producer  Information Consumer  Big picture at a glance on the go  Executive Level  Management Level  Information Collaborator – Maximum ROI  Use information to support and drive a conversation  Project/Team Lead  Field Personnel Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 8

9 Target Mobile BI Data  Information in the context of applications — not in pushing lots of data to somebody's phone or tablet.  Focused on the near-term data rather than long term data.  Timely and Available Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 9

10 Information Accessibility - Push, Pull, (in)Put, and Search  Push Information on a schedule or alert driven basis  Pull information on demand  Data Collection/Entry Applications  Bring “Google” Like Experience to Mobile Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 10

11 More than just an software independent Vendor Historical - Business Intelligence Perspective  First…  Platform Independent (Hardware, Network, OS, Protocol)  Database Independent Present - Business Intelligence Perspective  First…  Browser Independent  Device Independent Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 11 Philosophy

12 Copyright 2011, Information Builders. Slide 12  WebFOCUS Mobile Strategy:  Device independent BI solutions  Develop once, run from anywhere  Highly interactive, device exploitive Web Apps with built in analytic capabilities  Embed BI Web Apps in custom applications  Common BI security framework  Read and write access  No additional hardware, software required  WebFOCUS Mobile Components:  Mobile Favorites (portal)  Mobile Faves (os app)  Active Technologies  WebFOCUS Maintain  …and more (e.g.: Self-Service access) Any Device, Any Form Factor, Any Platform

13 Copyright 2011, Information Builders. Slide 13  Native Apps: Developed using OS SDK; Installed to run natively on the device; Leverage OS functionality.  Web Apps: Web pages conforming to OS UI and behavior.  Optimized Web Pages: Content scales appropriately to device size.  Compatible Web Pages: Display content as is without Optimizing for form factor.  Hybrid Approach: Combine native UI with web content via content viewing area. Mobile Deployment Strategies

14 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 14 Mobile Faves for iPad and iPhone  Native Apple App for consumption of WF BI (and other content)  (just like client – no training required)  Provides controlled access to WebFOCUS content through:  Mobile Faves portal (normal “pull”)  attachments (“Open in Mobile Faves”)  Watch-list Feeds (automatic “push”)  Online viewing of any WF content  Allows saving, ing, search and cataloging of stand-alone content  Active Technologies or PDF documents  Identical app on iPad and iPhone  Provides Guides, Videos and Help Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 14

15 What type of applications should I target? Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 15 Resource Utilization/Allocation Streamline Processes Enable CollaborationOutward Facing - Transparency

16 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 16 Enable Collaboration Fact based conversations Streamline Process Supply inventory information to truck drivers Easy, Relevant Timely Information Drives Execution

17 Information Builders and Mobile Computing Mobile Customers  NASA Launch Vehicle Processing Directorate used WebFOCUS Active Technology to create reports for an emergency notification system  Dealer Services Corporation (DSC), Large finance provider for used automobiles. Mobile app serves field staff with financial metrics via WebFOCUS Active Reports/Dashboards (support all devices)  City of Richardson TX - PD, Use WebFOCUS to create a mobile reporting environment that delivers crime data to police using their Blackberry devices officers can track active 911 calls  AJ Logistics, a premier provider of custom warehousing and logistics services, WebFOCUS application lets clients track multiple projects, obtain status updates & issue commands via any mobile devices Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 17

18 Mobile BI Best Practices  Avoid Dashboard Proliferation and Rework  Build Once, Deploy Anywhere  Design for the smaller form factor  Put most important content in the upper left  Legends use valuable real estate  Leverage micro charts, stop lighting  Design for on the go use  Intuitive Drill Paths  Don’t over prompt  Here and Now Metrics  Leave Back Office Analytics back in the office Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 18


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