Advanced Business Solutions launches ‘one stop shop’ mobile business intelligence

Advanced is the first software provider to offer mobile business intelligence inclusive of devices and airtime

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading provider of business applications and services, today announces the launch of Advanced Mobile Business Intelligence (Advanced Mobile BI) in response to increasing demand. Advanced Business Solutions is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group plc.

Advanced is the first software provider to package its mobile BI solution with handheld devices and airtime, providing businesses with a complete ‘one stop shop’ for BI. The devices (Android tablets) and airtime are being supplied by Advanced Mobile Communications – Advanced Computer Software’s newly launched in-house mobile division.

The market for mobile BI is growing considerably with Gartner predicting that by 2013, 33% of BI functionality will be consumed via handheld devices (Critical Capabilities for Mobile BI, Joao Tapadinhas, 10 April 2012).

Joao Tapadinhas, Analyst from Gartner says, “Mobile business intelligence is growing fast in the corporate landscape, with many companies piloting or planning deployment initiatives. A recent Gartner survey of 1,364 organisations that use BI tools indicates that 8% are actively using mobility for BI; an additional 13% are running pilot initiatives; and an additional 33% have plans to deploy mobile BI within 12 months.” *

Advanced Mobile BI, which complements Advanced’s business intelligence portfolio, enables an organisation’s staff to view BI dashboards in real-time from their tablets. This anytime and anywhere access to business critical information, for instance revenue, outstanding debt and sales by product, supports flexible and remote working, enabling key decisions to be made ‘on the move’.

Advanced’s mobile BI applications include IBM Cognos, SAP BusinessObjects and QlikView, which can all be offered with tablets and airtime included.

Dean Dickinson, Managing Director of Advanced Business Solutions (Public Sector and Enterprise) says, “There is a growing need for mobile business intelligence solutions within both the public and private sectors, however no other provider can offer the same ‘one stop shop’ approach. By offering mobile BI applications with tablets and competitive airtime included, organisations only need to deal with one supplier for all their business intelligence needs.”

Dickinson adds, “Organisations need to be investing in mobile BI solutions if they want to get ahead of the curve by making timely decisions based upon accurate and real-time business data. Insightful business indicators shouldn’t be restricted to the office but should be accessible at anytime and from anywhere.”

For further information about Advanced’s new mobile BI offering, contact marketing@advancedcomputersoftware.com

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Notes to editor
* Gartner source: Critical Capabilities for Mobile BI by Joao Tapadinhas (10 April 2012)

About Advanced Business Solutions www.advancedcomputersoftware.com/abs
Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) provides leading integrated business applications and services that enable public, private and third sector organisations to retain control, improve visibility and gain efficiencies whilst continually improving corporate performance. Advanced prides itself on getting close to its customers by understanding their businesses and responding to their evolving needs.

Advanced’s software systems comprise core accounting/financial management, procurement, human resource and payroll systems, integrated with a range of collaborative, document management and business intelligence solutions to extend the value and effectiveness of the finance, human resource and payroll departments. These can be delivered as a managed or bureau service. 

Customers are from both the public and private sectors and include Companies House, Newcastle City Council, WH Smith, Royal Bank of Scotland, Aer Lingus, National Express Group, DFS, RSPB and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust. 

Advanced Business Solutions is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group plc, a leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and business services sectors.  

About Advanced Mobile Communications www.advancedcomputersoftware.com/amc      

Advanced Mobile Communications is a business mobile and landline solutions specialist, working to ensure organisations’ mobile and landline business needs are met. Uniquely, Advanced can also offer mobile workforce rostering solutions, enabling staff to communicate seamlessly when out of the office.

Advanced can provide a fully bespoke airtime package on a range of phones that will offer significant savings on an organisation’s current corporate mobile phone expenditure.  Packages can be tailored depending on the size and type of the business. Organisations using Advanced’s mobile solutions can expect savings in excess of 25%.

Advanced Mobile Communications is part of Advanced Computer Software Group plc.

Contacts:
Liz Ebbrell and Angela Mycock, Advanced Computer Software Group
pr@advancedcomputersoftware.com  
+44(0)1625 856505