Mobile business intelligence apps for iOS and Android devices

Business intelligence (BI) is a process designed to allow businesses to analyse data and deliver actionable business insights to team members.

Similarly, BI mobile apps are built to provide real-time insights of the business of everything from sales to customer data in the form of dashboards but on the go.

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Here are some of the best mobile BI and analytics apps.

Additional reporting by Hannah Williams.

Sisense

Sisense

Sisenseis built to provide simplified business analytics for complex data, with a full solution for preparing, analysing and visualising big or disparate datasets.

It offers a Mobile BI and Analytics platform for modern businesses for managing data both in and out of the office. The Mobile BI platform also lets users access business intelligence dashboards from all handheld devices, from smartphones to iPads in real time.

The platform is fully browser-based which eliminates the need to download any software, and also makes it easier to share interactive dashboards to collaborate with other team members.

Sinsense provides custom pricing upon request. Platform: iOS and Android.

Grow BI Dashboard

Grow BI Dashboard

The Grow BI dashboard is available from its mobile app, providing the same metrics accessible on the web version.

It includes over 150 native integrations, unlimited real-time updates, and faster implementation. This is all available to an unlimited number of users, so multiple team members can access the dashboard at the same time in and out of the office.

The features also include the ability to send automated email reports, with over 300 pre-built reports already integrated.

Grow BI Dashboard is available for any company size from two to 200,000 employees. It offers custom pricing upon request.

Platform: iOS and Android.

Looker
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Looker

Lookeroffers a cloud-based BI solution which allows businesses to analyse data from multiple sources.

The mobile platform gives users the opportunity to create data analytics for the business in customisable language, which is easy to read for all team members.

Looker enables users to share data visualisations across devices in real time; this is combined with its storytelling feature which allows users to present data analysis to stakeholders using the visualisations.

Pricing is available upon request. Platform: iOS, Android and Windows.

ClicData

ClicData

ClicDataprovides its BI Dashboard platform across mobile applications to allow users to navigate live dashboards on the go.

It offers cloud-based integrated data warehousing, which acts as a virtual data warehouse that manages all sophisticated data processing tasks.

ClicData also provides a drag-and-drop interface that is integrated for easy use, allowing businesses to analyse data from various sources like Google Analytics, Dropbox and more.

Pricing starts at $19 (£14.10) a month for five users, $59 (£43.79) a month for 10 users, $289 (£214.50) a month for 25 users and an enterprise package for 50 users or more at $429 (£318.41) a month.

Platform: iOS and Android

SAP Roambi

SAP Roambi

Roambi Analyticswas built for mobile and proved so successful that SAP acquired the company in February 2016. Despite the acquisition, SAP BusinessObjects Roambi remains data agnostic. Roambi Analytics provides easy to consume interactive reports, charts, dashboards, KPIs, and data visualisations and is fully available offline, you simply import the CSV file. Roambi is free for up to five users and enterprise (minimum five users) will set you back $22 dollars per person per month (around £16.50).

Platform: iOS, Android and Windows.

MicroStrategy
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MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy's mobile platform gives employees access to interactive reports and data visualisation which can be layered onto maps for geospatial analysis. The MicroStrategy apps are enterprise secure, push notifications can be set up around pre-defined parameters and KPIs and reports and dashboards are cached for offline analysis. MicroStrategy also claims its platform makes it simple to build custom mobile productivity apps out from the analytics. It costs $600 per named user (around £450).

Platform: Android and iOS

TIBCO Spotfire
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfiremobile metrics comes with the popular analytics suite, which is available either as a Software as a Service (SaaS) or a platform. Mobile metrics provides up-to-date KPIs across mobile devices, with push notifications and sharing capabilities.

It offers a 30-day free trial and pricing starts at $25 (£18.56) a month for consumer and library storage, $65 (£48.24) a month for its business plan and $125 (£92.78) a month for analyst plan.

Platform: Android, iOS, Windows Mobile

Microsoft Power BI
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Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft's free Power BI app lets users view interactive dashboards and reports on the move. Alerts can be set up and insights can be shared with your colleagues.

Pricing starts at $9.99 (£7.42) a month per user for its Power BI Pro package.

Platform: Windows Phone, Android and iOS

IBM Cognos Mobile

IBM Cognos Mobile

For organisations already using IBM's Cognos platform, Cognos Mobile provides the capability to view BI content on your mobile device. Users can create multiple dashboards and push them to devices to be viewed on or offline. The Cognos Analytics suite is priced on request by speaking to an IBM representative.

Platform: Android and iOS

SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

If you use BusinessObjects (SAP's BI platform), the BusinessObjects Mobile app provides robust analytics and interactive charts for the mobile workforce. Since this app uses the existing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, it provides a strong level of security and flexibility. Using SAP StreamWork, you can discuss different reports with fellow employees; such collaboration capabilities make BusinessObjects Mobile a useful enterprise tool. The app is free to existing BusinessObjects users. Works on and offline. Pricing for BusinessObjects is available on request.

Platforms: Android, iOS

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