Day #3 Where in the world are PushBI and Patrick? #pushbi #patrickhusting #whereintheworld

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Our CEO, Patrick Husting, is on a European Vacation with his family and PUSHBI is hitching a ride.  Watch our captain, Patrick, keep tabs on us while enjoying the dynamics of international travel!

Captain’s log. Stardate European Vacation 06.13.2013.   PushBI and I have been networking with the locals.  Great to see that most of the locals we meet are captivated and quite speechless with the technology they see.

Do you know? What was the most important modern day event that took place at Versailles?  (I’ll reveal the answer tomorrow).

06.13.2013 – The Palace of Versailles

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06.12.2013 – Just outside of Paris – The Gardens of Versailles

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Captain’s log. Stardate European Vacation 06.11.2013.   After making the (twice) trek to SeaTac with my beautiful wife, 4 boys and PUSHBI  – we checked-in and are on our way. Using our own solution, PUSHBI, I was able to review my customized dashboard with my company information before I took-off  “across the pond.”  PUSHBI is my travel buddy delivering real-time data when and wherever I am.

06.11.2013 – The Checked-in

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DAY #2 WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE PUSHBI AND PATRICK NOW? #PUSHBI #PATRICKHUSTING #WHEREINTHEWORLD

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Our CEO, Patrick Husting, is on a European Vacation with his family and PUSHBI is hitching a ride.  Watch our captain, Patrick, keep tabs on us while enjoying the dynamics of international travel!

Captain’s log. Stardate European Vacation 06.12.2013.   After our adventure traveling from Washington, USA we have arrived in Paris, France.  Adjusting to the time change, we’re forcing ourselves to stay awake by enjoying the beautiful sights of Paris.  And don’t you fret, PushBI is with me and I’m still happy to report I’ve already reviewed my metrics – keep up the good work team!  Pretty amazing – from anywhere in Paris, on any device and at any time (to be honest, when my Bride says it’s ok!).

Jouir de, Capitaine Patrick

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06.12.2013 – Just outside of Paris – The Gardens of Versailles

Where in the world are PushBI and Patrick? #pushbi #patrickhusting #whereintheworld

whereintheworld
Our CEO, Patrick Husting, is on a European Vacation with his family and PUSHBI is hitching a ride.  Watch our captain, Patrick, keep tabs on us while enjoying the dynamics of international travel!

 

Captain’s log. Stardate European Vacation 06.11.2013.   After making the (twice) trek to SeaTac with my beautiful wife, 4 boys and PUSHBI  – we checked-in and are on our way. Using our own solution, PUSHBI, I was able to review my customized dashboard with my company information before I took-off  “across the pond.”  PUSHBI is my travel buddy delivering real-time data when and wherever I am.

06.11.2013 – The Checked-in

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WorkPlace for Mobile – Taking Your “WHOLE” Business Mobile

The real value behind WorkPlace for Mobile is its ability to take all your enterprise web applications mobile instantly.  Want to have access to that ERP solution no matter if you are using a smartphone or a media tablet? Want access to your corporate web portals?  Want instant access to your reporting solution?  Sure, WorkPlace for Mobile can do that.

Using our WorkPlace Edge Server, we can provide secure and encrypted access to your enterprise using the security models and systems you already have in place.  Why introduce a new security solution when you should leverage what you already have.  WorkPlace for Mobile will just integrate in.

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WorkPlace for Mobile is SMART too. If you are the CFO of the company, you get just the applications and content that you need to have access too.  If you are the marketing manager, you will get just the applications and content that you need access too.   WorkPlace for Mobile has roaming employee profiles so that you can deliver the right applications and tools to your employees so they don’t have to go hunting around for them.

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Having that kind of access, you can now Take Your Business Mobile on any mobile device.  Want to get access to your ADP solutions?  Want to get access to your NetSuite solution?  WorkPlace for Mobile can provide Instant access to your enterprise applications no matter where your employees may be working.  You have already written the applications, WorkPlace for Mobile can help you deliver them.

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Just imagine the possibilities having your enterprise applications instantly available to your employees no matter where they are located.  They could be in another part of the building, a conference room, a local coffee shop or on a business trip to New York.  No matter where they are, they can have their business in the palm of their hands.

Want to take WorkPlace for Mobile for a test run in your company?   Check out our product web site at http://www.workplaceformobile.com and contact us for more information.

Enjoy

Patrick

Do you want to play Angry Birds with your Business Intelligence data? #angrybirds #bi #analytics

I’m sure I’ll get a few rocks thrown my way on this posting, but I wanted to express some thoughts about the current crop of business intelligence tools whether they are desktop or mobile based.   When we are focused on scorecard and dashboard solutions, we are creating KPIs and dashboards for individuals or groups of decision makers.  We focused on KPIs for individuals because nearly 90% of my end-users were always in monitor mode.  I think the best way to think of it is when you turn on CNBC or Bloomberg, within 15 seconds, you know everything you need to know.   That is truly an effective business intelligence solution.

When I look at all the cute interactive charting solutions or several of the new mobile business intelligence solutions, where they are saying BI for everyone, I really think they are creating an Angry Birds for business intelligence interface. (see sample below) Don’t misunderstand me, Angry Birds is a great game for relaxing and having some fun, but when it comes to understanding your business, there’s little fun in trying to play with data to get to the important insights.

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Have we truly forgotten the classic business intelligence pyramid where 95% of your users are the “monitor” type and the 5% remaining are “Analyst”?  Did we forget that the Analysts are power users and do that analysis work during the day at their laptops with powerful software clients for that extreme drill down and drill across functionality?   Really?  Did we forget that?   Don’t get me wrong, I love a good graphical interface that is clean and appropriate for my business use.  But we can also clutter up the screen and make it blurry for the end-user to a point where they will not use it too.   When I look at all the interactive mobile business intelligence applications, from a sales person position, they have a lot of eye candy.  But I dare you to use it more than 2 weeks to run your business and then see how they perform.

Again, I go back to CNBC and Bloomberg.   Within 15 seconds, what you need to know, you know!   NO business decision maker is going to spend the time pinching and zooming and swiping and holding and blah blah blah.   I think we got SO excited about the technology and forgot how a REAL business user is going to use these solutions.  Again, a true Analyst will not be doing this on a media tablet.  They’ll be on their laptops.

I think we need to go back to real Performance Management solutions that give you the “Power to Know” in under 15 seconds.  If it doesn’t, I think it is time to rethink or replace what you have.

I look forward to comments

Enjoy, Patrick