Mobile Apps Considered 'Crucial' For BI Analysis

Data analytics users, just like scores of other enterprise employees in all industries, are finding the need to go mobile and conduct business-critical work on the go.

A recent Clutch survey proved that need, as 70% of data analytics users said they considered a mobile application crucial to their use of Business Intelligence software. Even those who said it was not crucial to their BI workload, admitted that their company is seeing an increase in mobile adoption.

The demand for mobility in the vertical has increased at the same speed as BI itself. In February 2016, another survey conducted by Clutch revealed just 41% of data analytics users were accessing BI data through a mobile device.

“It’s no longer enough to simply view your data through a mobile application – data analytics users want all the functionality of a laptop with the ease of a tablet,” the survey said.

As 2016 came to a close, the BYOD software market was poised to continue its upward climb as a sought after vertical, rising from $35.1 billion to $73.3 billion in 2021 thanks to a steady CAGR of 15.87%. In addition, the mobile enterprise application market was expected to more than double in the same time frame, jumping from a $48.24 billion value in 2016 to $98.03 billion value in 2021, with a similar CAGR of 15.24%.

Data analyzers are looking to turn their business’s data into meaningful information already captured for the purposes of paving a road forward for putting better processes and systems in place. Users are showing they want to be able to handle such tasks from the palm of their hands rather than being bound to a desk.

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