Oracle announced Oracle BI Mobile App Designer.
Oracle says the new design tool enables businesses to easily create interactive analytical applications for use on any major mobile device.
The Oracle BI Mobile solution enables business users to instantly preview their mobile apps via a web-based mobile simulator, or scan a QR code to run an application on their mobile devices.
“Purpose-built mobile analytical apps, created and used by business people every day, greatly expand the opportunities for companies to deploy analytics broadly to everyone, everywhere,” said Paul Rodwick, vice president of product management, Oracle.
In addition, users can collaborate and share the newly created apps via an App Library, which serves as a repository of mobile analytic applications to which users can subscribe and receive automatic updates.
Touch and swipe gestures for interactive analysis allow end users to drill and explore visualizations to gain valuable insights, directly from their mobile devices. Users can analyze sales pipeline and forecasts, present detailed customer profile briefing books, and track inventory, Oracle said on Monday.
The apps created using Oracle BI Mobile App Designer run using HTML5 on iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile smartphones and tablets. Automatic rendering for differing screen sizes ensures visualizations display optimally with a write once, run anywhere model.
Oracle BI Mobile App Designer is an integral component of Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, and also is available with the Oracle BI Mobile option to Oracle BI Enterprise Edition.
Moreover, businesses now can deploy full interactive dashboard capability with zero additional development using Oracle BI Mobile HD on iOS devices, and can create purpose-built mobile analytic applications for smartphones and tablets with drag-and-drop simplicity using Oracle BI Mobile App Designer.
Oracle Mobile BI is ideal for enterprise deployments powered by Oracle BI. It allows business users to automatically leverage centralized metrics, calculations, and analysis provisioned by IT, and also allows business users to supply their own data.
It enforces enterprise security leveraging the same security model as Oracle Business Intelligence, without requiring additional overhead to provision and manage user security separately.
When paired with Exalytics In-Memory Machine, mobile BI deployments can easily scale to tens of thousands of users. These factors enable faster time to value for users, secure deployments, and a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for companies and IT.