How to Build Analytics to Visualize and Explore Your Growing Enterprise Mobility Management Data

  • by Dr. Karol Bliznak, Vice President, SAP AG
  • April 4, 2013
SAP Afaria helps companies connect mobile devices to a company network, secure corporate data, control support costs, track assets, and configure applications. Learn how you can combine SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions with SAP’s mobile software to help your company deal with the growing number of highly distributed company-owned and private devices -- and the big data they generate. Get a first-hand look at analytics examples built using SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions that visualize data on devices managed by SAP Afaria. See how SAP HANA can add value when included in the analytical scenario.
Key Concept
SAP Afaria is SAP’s enterprise mobility management solution that helps you secure the entire mobile device, application, and data lifecycle. As a separately licensed product, SAP Afaria enables you to protect corporate data on your devices, control support costs, and automate ongoing tasks, such as tracking assets, configuring apps, and distributing data. SAP Afaria also supports bring-your-own-device policies and secure document management.

You need tools to manage mobile devices and the resulting data generated from them across geographies and time zones. A combination of analytical, database, and mobile technology is needed to deal with the increasing number of highly distributed devices and to give you real-time analytical insights on the big data generated. Such a combined solution also needs to be easy to consume.

I want to introduce an example of how SAP is looking for practical ways of combining SAP BusinessObjects BI with SAP mobile solutions to enable enterprise mobility management (EMM) reporting. Let me also explain SAP HANA’s role when included in the analytical scenario. Mobile device management and related analytics can be deployed not only on-premise, but also in the cloud as an installation or dedicated software-as-a-service to help you easily jump on the mobility bandwagon.

The analytical scenario presented here covers key process flows for mobile device management (MDM) and EMM, focusing on devices and their activity and compliance, the enterprise applications installed, and telecom-related aspects (e.g., roaming). SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions enable you to build visually appealing and easy-to-consume analytical reports on top of your device management data in SAP Afaria.

Dr. Karol Bliznak

Dr. Karol Bliznak is vice president of the Rapid Innovation Group (RIG) within the mobility division at SAP. He focuses on converging SAP’s strategic innovation categories, such as mobile solutions, SAP HANA, business analytics, and the cloud. He works at the SAP AG headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. He has more than 14 years of SAP experience in business intelligence, mobility and in-memory technologies, enterprise performance management, financial accounting, controlling, governance, risk, and compliance.

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