Mobile Business Intelligence

Emerging mobile solutions are finally beginning to fulfill the promise of the business intelligence industry: to get information where you need it, when you need it.

Tableau's mobile BI solutions focus on excellent usability and a consistent experience that takes advantage of the unique features of mobile. Tableau's solution provides:

  • "Author once, consume anywhere" experience
  • Consistent experience across devices
  • Rapid “IT-free” authoring
  • Touch-optimized controls and views

Tableau views are optimized to deliver touch experiences when accessed on the Apple iPad or an Android tablet. This touch awareness happens automatically -- no special authoring or design changes are required to make views and dashboards automatically work on your tablet.

On an iPad or Android tablet? Try out Tableau for your mobile business intelligence.

Author Once

In Tableau, you don’t have to do anything special to make a dashboard mobile. Simply publish to Tableau Server like you always have, and Tableau will detect if you’re using the Mobile app.

You even get the native touch experience if you go to Tableau Server from your mobile browser, without the app at all.

Natively Touch

Ease of use is the single most important aspect of mobile business intelligence. When you're on the go, you need to be able to get to the data you need with a few taps.

Filters: Tableau's controls such as filters, parameters, sliders, scrolling, and zoom & pan, are specially built to interact with your fingers. For example, tapping a filter pops a large, touch-optimized quick filter. And for long filters, there is scrolling inside the filter.

Views: Views themselves are touch-optimized with dynamic scrolling. Simply swipe to scroll through a long customers list, for example. Or pinch & zoom in a map.

Watch this video for an overview of the Tableau Mobile app.

Browse Content

If you can't quickly find the view you need, you'll never get the benefit of mobile BI.

The Tableau for Mobile app provides the familiar Tableau Server content interface. It allows you to:

  • Swipe to browse down the list
  • Filter by Publisher, Date Modified, or Project
  • Search for a workbook or view
  • Access your favorite workbooks
  • See recently used workbooks

So you can quickly get to the data you need while you're on the go.

Secure & Managed

Mobile business intelligence has to be secure. With the Tableau mobile solution, security and metadata continues to be managed by Tableau Server. This means you can enforce your existing security protocols and integrate with ActiveDirectory via Tableau Server.

If an employee loses their iPad or Android tablet? Simply disable their Tableau Server account and give them a new one. No data other than descriptive data about a workbook (like the publisher, data modified and name) are stored on the device, so you can keep your data secure even while it’s mobile. This is truly mobile BI.