Mobile Enterprise Dashboard – Delivering reports and KPIs via blackberry

Update: Dashboard Spy readers looking for KPIs and Metrics should visit http://kpilibrary.com – they have a wide reference collection of key performance indicators from a variety of industries and business niches.

Business Dashboard Topic: KPI Reports on Alternative Platforms.

A couple of posts ago, we talked about the lack of enterprise dashboards for the mobile worker. I’ll rephrase that – after all, aren’t we all mobile workers, now? – executive dashboards that we can access through our mobile devices. The technical challenges seem to still be high and we haven’t seen many dashboard screenshot submissions from our Dashboard Spy readers. One Dashboard Spy, who was taking in the IBM Information On Demand trade show, did send us these screenshots of a mobile dashboard that is in beta. Offered by a company called Webalo, it is a hosted service that delivers reports and KPIs to RIM BlackBerry, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Palm Treo and Java smart phone devices.

The 2 screenshots that were sent to me show text-based KPI displays. Seems promising. Anyone else out there with mobile dashboard screenshots?

BlackBerry Mobile Enterprise Dashboard            Executive Dashboard Mobile Device

Also, a note about the desktop dashboard user experience. By the term “desktop dashboard”, I mean that literally. Business dashboards don’t have to live in the software level anymore. They can be brought up to the desktop level and incorporated into desktop widgets and gadgets. Very cool implications for dashboard design. Klipfolio is a company that is bringing KPI reports to the desktop. More on this exciting business intelligence innovation in future posts.

Note: Hey, Dashboard Spies!: Do you know how smart you are getting by reading The Dashboard Spy? From pig production to airplane crew size optimization to monitoring presidential campaigns, we’ve examined enterprise dashboards from all aspects of business. I’ll do my share to keep snooping around for those elusive dashboard screenshots that keep this dashboard screenshot collection interesting.

So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot of a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books on business dashboards.

PS: If you find yourself part of an enterprise dashboard effort, you must study Enterprise Dashboards: Design and Best Practices for IT, the only book on actually implementing enterprise dashboards.

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