pcMobile is the market leading software for web based, web focused business intelligence. With abilities from visual analytic to mash-ups, from simple, clear charts to complex pivoting and everything in between in a highly customizable package it is certainly at the top of the class and then we haven't even mentioned the fact that almost all of the core functionality (object configurations, rendering, query parsing and transformations) are available as web services.

The pcMobile concept represents the third generation in dashboards and scorecards referred to as Performance Dashboards by TDWI.

  • The first generation were the Executive Information Systems (EIS) and Decision Support Systems (DSS) orginating in the 1980s.
  • The second generation were the dashboards and scorecards made by BI professionals using Data Warehousing (DW) and Business Intelligence (BI) tools during the 1990s.

As a third generation dashboard and scorecard product PBN offers significant advantages compared to the previous generations.

  • pcMobile is natively web and self-service enabling agile response to new and changing business problems and opportunities - not demanding the deep knowledge of BI professionals - but by business users without any knowledge, using only business terminology.
  • Merging the two disciplines of Performance Management and Business Intelligence PBN not only monitors but aligns and measures an organization against set goals.
  • With no training required ordinary business people can monitor the status of a complex business processes, graphically display performance, alert users to deviances or exceptions and click to analyze and drill into details. This empowering of knowledge workers both gives focus on what's really important by communicating strategy and shows how each contribution count.
  • pcMobile can be used to create both strategic, tactical and operational multi-level scorecards thereby enabling precision and detail in communication while resolving business issues or identifying business opportunities, thereby increasing the performance of the organization.
  • Advanced geographical/ geospatial data mapping is available as a part of the product since early 2012. Use of this feature requires a special license available on request only.

“Performance measurement is the process of assessing progress toward achieving predetermined goals. Performance management is building on that process, adding the relevant communication and action on the progress achieved against these predetermined goals” (Bourne, M.,Franco, M. and Wilkes, J. (2003). Corporate performance management. Measuring Business Excellence 2003; 7, 3; p. 15.)

See Wikipedia on Performance Management.

“BI describes a set of concepts and methods to improve business decision making by using fact-based support systems. BI is sometimes used interchangeably with briefing books, report and query tools and executive information systems. Business Intelligence systems are data-driven DSS.” (D. J. Power, A Brief History of Decision Support Systems.)

See Wikipedia on Business Intelligence.

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