iPad and The Democratization of Business Intelligence: Strategic Planning for the Entire Organization

By Business Strategy Consultora, PRNE
Thursday, May 19, 2011

MADRID, May 20, 2011 - "The alchemy of business intelligence, agile strategic planning, and
mobile computing have combined to produce a seriously compelling value
proposition for businesses and most important - everyone in the
organization," said Bill French, Sr Editor from iPhoneCTO and iPadCTO, his
following review provides insights into the emerging app-centric enterprise
and how Balanced Scorecard for iPad (www.bsc-i.net/) may change the
future of strategic planning.

(Photo: www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=321661)

It's safe to say that iPad has become one of the best delivery tools for
business intelligence (BI), ever. Its form factor, lightweight design,
display, and connectivity has caused rapid adoption by companies that need to
extend the reach of their business intelligence data and provide pervasive
access to performance results. Indeed, the executive suite and top managers
have seen how accessibility to performance results can improve operations and
increase management productivity. Aberdeen Group recently reported that
employees were twice as likely to use business intelligence data if, and only
if, it was available in a mobile accessible format.

iPad has fundamentally opened the door to new opportunities for managers
to plan, monitor, and maintain strategic goals and targets in surroundings
more suitable to favorable observational contexts.

Its agility and always-available window into operational data make it an
ideal strategic dashboard for monitoring and updating business plans. But
these benefits are rapidly becoming accessible to more than just managers.

Democratized Business Intelligence

Traditionally, business intelligence has focused on visualizing important
operational data for managers and executives. But iPad also broadens the
scope of BI benefits by making it relatively inexpensive to include deeper
levels of the organization. This is made possible because mobile devices are
becoming cheaper and more powerful, and software, such as Balanced Scorecard
for iPad (BsC) (www.bsc-i.net/) is affordable and simple enough to use
by almost everyone in your organization.

Trends show that there's a new definition of "BI participants" within the
organization, and rightly so. The democratization of BI and strategic
planning is sweeping through organizations, not so much because it's an idea
whose time has come, but because the mobile revolution has provided
opportunities to see and interact with operational plans and data more easily
and whenever and wherever it is contextually important.

There are four "key factors" to include in any BI software in the near

- Mobility

- Usability

- Simplicity

- Economicity

Why Balanced Scorecard?

Balanced Scorecard is a widely adopted approach to managing and reporting
on strategic goals. Used by more than 60% of the Fortune 500 and thousands of
smaller companies, balanced scorecard is a methodology that is soundly
reflected in the Balanced Scorecard app. The app simplifies the balanced
scorecard strategic planning and management model to help users align
business activities to the vision and strategy of the organization Balanced
Scorecard also provides features that make it easier to monitor
organizational performance against strategic goals, and it achieves this in
an experience designed for mobility. To better understand what this app can
do for your Business please watch this Video (youtu.be/J0Cr6PK8BGk).

It turns out that the balanced scorecard system is agile enough to be
beneficial in extremely simple implementations. Balanced scorecard experts
agree that it's possible to utilize the balanced scorecard methodology using
only a piece of paper and pen, and therein lies the iPad opportunity that
this app has captured.

Please read the complete "White Paper" (bit.ly/m7Y3L6) to know how
BsC can help the success of your Business

About Business & Strategy

Business & Strategy has been a leading consulting firm for over 7 years.
They provide to your business an added value through a methodology simple and
direct. Their applications help to define and implement business strategy,
improve organizational structure, optimize costs and control the fulfilment
of objectives. Business & Strategy was founded in 2004 and is based in
Madrid, Spain.

    Eduardo Ferrin



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