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Discovering Business Intelligence using MicroStrategy 9

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Discovering Business Intelligence using MicroStrategy 9

Overview of this book

Business Intelligence is a type of technology that has been proven to support business decisions in an organization. MicroStrategy 9 is a fully-integrated BI platform that makes Business Intelligence faster, easier, and more user-friendly. It enables businesses to generate their own reports and dashboards without the need for technical knowledge.This practical, hands-on guide will provide Business Intelligence for executives, as well as enable BI reports and dashboards without the dependency of IT savvy personnel. It will allow you to design, build, and share business relevant data in hours, in a secure way, including mobile devices and show you how to leverage your transactional information.This example-oriented book looks at the value proposition of cloud computing and the MicroStrategy platform, and features practical exercises for BI reports and dashboard enablement, including the design phase and best practices for when we design a BI report.The book begins with an exploration of MicroStrategy along with typical business needs. Our focus then shifts to best practices for BI reports and dashboard definitions from the functional stand point, with easy-to-do exercises that will allow you to enable the reports in the platform. You will learn about scorecards and dashboards, along with sharing the reports. Next, you will get acquainted with cloud-based services provided by the MicroStrategy platform. By the end of this book, you will able to design, enable, and share BI reports and dashboards without the need for comprehensive technical knowledge, and leverage the latest technology on the market.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Chapter 7. BI Reports at Your Hands

One advantage that MicroStrategy offers, is the ability to review our scorecards and dashboards from our mobile devices without an extra effort towards configuration.

The scope of mobile MicroStrategy includes mobile browser solutions and mobile BI client solutions. The mobile browser solutions enable the sharing of the reports, as we explained in Chapter 5, Sharing Your BI Reports and Dashboards, via web links (URLs), and then we can access the information using the web browser in the device. The reports work, but are not fully functional in terms of usability, and you require an Internet connection for accessing the report data.

An advanced option is to install a mobile BI client solution application in your device; this application is able to access our dashboards and scorecards in a more native way and is able to access the reports in the offline mode.

In order to enable this functionality, you need to download the application from the application market...