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Today SAP's srikanthr.raok and Kimberly-Clark's Brian Marier provided this webcast to ASUG.  Brian serves as the ASUG Customer Chair to the ASUG Mobile BI Influence Council and srikanthr.raok is the SAP Point of Contact.

Back in January when the ASUG volunteers met in January, SAP Point of Contact to ASUG ingo.hilgefort2 suggested having webcasts to report the results of Influence Councils.  Last week How ASUG Members Influenced Analysis Office (and Sneak Preview) was covered by alexander.peter and fellow ASUG volunteer/Mentor joyce.butler3

Figure 1: Source: SAP

Mobile BI (aka "MobI") supports the content types listed in Figure 1.

Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows how ASUG members have direct influence with SAP and the development team.  They gives SAP a constant stream feedback.  It is a mutually beneficial relationship.

Figure 3: Source: SAP

In Figure 3, Brian provided a "trip down memory lane".

Device support was limited to iPad and only Web Intelligence was supported

You can see how far the product has come, according to Brian

Early days was rounding out MobI/WebI features

Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 covers some of the areas of innovations/improvements in Mobile BI resulting from the ASUG Influence council.

Features include specify a time to live, disable offline documents and UI redesigns

Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows more Mobile BI features that came in 2012 and 2013, including the Dashboards on Mobile, Design Studio support, and Exploration Views in BusniessObjects Explorer.

Figure 6: Source: SAP

Brian’s company requested personal views featured in Figure 6.  Personal views are for a specific set of selection criteria, with a collection of offline documents they can reference

SSO support was covered in this council as well, along with SDK customization.  Brian said internal customer developers can embed MobI internal with the SDK.

Goals and Structure

Figure 7: Source: SAP

For specific features for a product join one of these councils listed above.

The Mobile BI platform council covers broader aspects listed in Figure 7.

Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows the areas of focus for this council, including personalizing the application.  Srikanth says they are "continuously improving"

Figure 9: Source: SAP

Figure 9 covers the Council's goals, one of which is to "Help solve problems"

2014 Priorities

Figure 10: Source: SAP

Figure 10 shows a focus on performance – quick response when change filter

SAP will continue collaboration with customers


Meet Srikanth and Brian in person at ASUG Annual Conference where they will hold a Mobile BI Influence Council session.  This was a popular session at last October's TechEd.

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