I’ve been doing business intelligence, performance management and analytics for a long time. One of the #1 questions asked is, “Do you have a MAC client?” The answer from every vendor was, “No, but we have a browser version you can use… and, it doesn’t quite have all the features.“. Well that is all great, but we know doing insights is a much better and faster experience in a native app than in the internet browser on a web site.
I think we have all seen over the last 10 years how MAC laptops have grown in demand and sales because of the iPhone. There was a time when you walked into a business, all you saw were Microsoft Windows desktops. Not anymore, walk into nearly any business and you’ll see all those new shinny MAC laptops everywhere. I had one executive tell me the other day that MACs account for 70% of the computers in their company! That was from just 5% 8 years ago. Amazing!
In keeping with my mantra of doing the opposite of the big vendors, I thought it was important to provide a MAC application. It works just like all the other platforms which is fantastic. That means if you are sitting on a plane, train or automobile, you can see your data on your mobile device and then when you get back to your office, you can pull up the same metric you just favorited on your phone, right on your desktop. The same, seemless experience from mobile to tablet to desktop.
Why continue doing it the OLD WAY, when you can do it the NEW WAY. Patrick