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BI on the Go: About Functionality and Level of Satisfaction
We thought it would be useful to take another look at what was revealed in our recent survey on mobile BI regarding what’s important for mobile BI users, and of

application bi ranking  what a mobile BI application should or should not be able to do, but it seems that in this technological world we live in, mobile is a synonym of innovation and user experience, so users in general are giving broad attention not just to the efficiency of mobile BI applications, but increasingly to the degree of innovation of mobile apps.   Figure 2. General satisfaction level (Source: TEC Mobile BI Survey 2014)   According to an article in Enterprise Apps Today , big business intelligence vendors are

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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