Multiple devices means longer projects: Many BI tools promise "design once, deploy anywhere" flexibility, but the fact is, even using HTML5, there are nuances between browsers and devices which means you have to test on every device and every browser you intend to support. This invariably means you become very familiar with the time-consuming "design-publish-preview" loop, where you have to design, publish and then test on every device. And, should you spot a problem on one device, you have to tweak your design and go through the whole process, on every device again, and again, and again...
Dreadfully slow performance on mobile devices: Many BI tools work like web-sites, where all processing takes place on the server and the business user's device is largely limited to displaying results. Here, every interaction with the dashboard requires a round-trip back to the server to fetch more data. In the mobile world where users often encounter slow networks with high latency, this means glacial response times and a disjointed, frustrating experience.
Limited or no offline access: With front-line workers and executives often needing access to information when they're on the go and where you can't guarantee network availability, they need offline access to their information. However, with many tools, this capability is either not available, or requires business users to second-guess the parts of their dashboard they will want to view offline by bookmarking them in advance. This is crazy when offline access is such a crucial part of mobile BI usability.
DecisionPoint™ helps you quickly create the type of modern interactive reports, dashboards, and information applications that today's businesss user needs to get answers to critical business questions when they are online or offline.