Submitted by Tim O'Bryan, Business Unit Executive, BA Market Strategy and Portfolio Marketing
Whoever said, “you can’t take it with you” definitely wasn’t thinking of IBM Cognos Mobile. IBM Cognos Mobile offers the same simple, easy-to-consume, reliable and secure capability of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence with the equally powerful and visual on- and off-line experience. Yes, users can view, analyze and share reports from anywhere just like they can with IBM Cognos BI only now it’s on a mobile device. Whether you’re traveling, in a meeting, away from your computer, or at home these actionable reports go with you and your device of choice which allows you to seamlessly view and interact with any report or dashboard, while providing capability for deeper analysis and much more—anywhere you happen to be. So, you can take it with you.
Sidebar: In 1936, when George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart wrote the play, You Can’t Take It With You
, they had a totally different concept in mind than mobile reports. Regarding this play, which, by the way, was subsequently turned into a major motion picture of equal caliber to the play, I can only offer this simple advice: See the movie. Yes, it’s old and in black-and-white which might be a turnoff for some of you. But, still, the writing holds up so well you won’t even notice anything but yourself laughing throughout. It’s a winner. Trust me if you can. If that’s not enough the play won a Pulitzer Prize and the movie won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Pretty good endorsements there.
Okay. Back to IBM Cognos Mobile.
Another thing about IBM Cognos Mobile. Check out the location-aware technology too. It’s one of the nicest features of IBM Cognos Mobile. Imagine the possibilities with this feature as it allows you to quickly get access to the most relevant data points based on your specific location without having to search for it. It automatically brings up the location-specific information based on your physical position. Very cool. Think that if you’re in Seattle, Washington meeting with a key customer and they want to know about other customers in the area you have that ready for them. Simple. Pull up your global customer report which will quickly filter it down to only show you the local accounts. Not bad. That’s just one simple scenario and there are tons of others being utilized by IBM Cognos customers right now.
Of course, a lot of the same features you get with IBM Cognos BI you also get with IBM Cognos Mobile including Drill up and drill down, drill through, zoom in and out, and cell highlights not to mention search capability.
There are many other features to IBM Cognos Mobile but I’ll leave the demo to show you all of that. Check it out. It’s only about a minute and worth giving it a look.Click here for the IBM Cognos Mobile demo!