Organizations Recognize the Importance of Mobile BI, But Many Are Falling Behind in Adoption

Published on July 18, 2013 in Computer & Electronics, Technology


Jaspersoft Community Reveals appetite with 57 Percent of Community Members Planning to Deploy Mobile BI

SAN FRANCISCO (July 18, 2013) – Jaspersoft, the intelligence inside applications and business processes, today revealed that businesses consider Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) to have major advantages for their organization, but are falling behind with mobile implementation. A global survey of 500 organizations in Jaspersoft’s open source Community revealed that 85 percent of respondents believe there are advantages to accessing BI tools on mobile devices, however only eight percent have deployed it so far.

The Jaspersoft survey, carried out in May 2013, polled 500 global Jaspersoft Community members on their views towards Mobile BI. Fifty seven percent said they are considering deploying a mobile BI strategy, with 62 percent of these planning to implement it over the next 12 months. Forty seven percent reported that mobile applications are currently in development.  

Other key findings from the survey:

  • 28 percent of respondents are embedding BI into mobile applications of their own
  • Dynamic access to executive dashboards and reports will have the most impact on their businesses (69%), followed closely by instant collaboration based on real time data (55%)
  • 42 percent of organizations also rated the ability to create reports on-the-go as most important

Jim Bell, CMO of Jaspersoft said, “A recent Gartner report on BI1 revealed that more than 50 percent of mobile BI users will rely exclusively on mobile devices for insight delivery by 2015. So businesses are clearly recognizing the advantages of Mobile BI, but they are falling behind with the implementation. With executives increasingly making important decisions on the road, it’s more crucial than ever to put data to work more quickly. More urgency is required to implement the tools that can improve operations and boost revenues, and we, in the technology industry, must do more to help organizations quickly and successfully implement BI on mobile devices.” 

Bell continued, “The Gartner report highlights the importance of providing an engaging BI solution, with ease-of-use as a priority, to ensure fast access to information and adoption throughout the organization. It’s important to recognize that deployment of Mobile BI solutions has been a challenge.  BI providers can help accelerate adoption by making mobile delivery available without requiring additional work or additional fees.”

Not surprisingly, nearly all respondents to Jaspersoft’s community survey recognize the value of delivering a mobile access experience for key reports and analysis.  The most advanced customers are already putting Mobile BI to work in their organization.

According to John Kearney, Senior Director of Technology Administrative Systems, The Commonwealth Medical College, “We rely on Jaspersoft to provide an interactive view into operational data from several administrative applications utilized by faculty and administration. We require regular access to reports and dashboards in order to respond quickly to issues or strategic initiatives requiring our attention. Jaspersoft on a mobile device, provides greater flexibility and timely access to our business critical data so we can respond quickly. It’s a great advantage to have the full suite of BI capabilities available on a mobile device to manage our environment anytime from anywhere.”

To learn more about mobile BI, visit Interested individuals can also download a white paper on how to enhance applications with mobile BI here.

Additional Resources

  • See why more than 130,000 organizations have chosen Jaspersoft
  • Visit for more information about the Jaspersoft open source community
  • Follow @Jaspersoft on Twitter to stay up-to-date on all of the company’s latest news and product information

About JaspersoftJaspersoft empowers millions of people every day to make better decisions faster by bringing them timely, actionable data inside their apps and business processes. Its embeddable, cost-effective reporting and analytics platform allows anyone to quickly self serve and get the answers they need and scales architecturally and economically to reach everyone. Thanks to a community that is hundreds-of-thousands strong, Jaspersoft’s commercial open source software has been downloaded millions of times and is used to create the intelligence inside hundreds of thousands of apps and business processes. Jaspersoft is a privately held company with offices around the world. For more information visit and


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