The Visual KPI Server is one smart cookie. When you access your data from any web-enabled device it identifies the device type and its capabilities and then generates an optimized screen for that device on the fly (and we mean fast). It knows you have a mouse when using a desktop browser, but not when you're on your phone. It understands touch, keyboards, d-pads and all the different screen types and aspect ratios (both horizontal and vertical). It even leverages your GPS, letting you map filter data by proximity. It took years to design (we started in 2005), which gives Visual KPI several key advantages:
1. No client app to support and maintain
This gives you access to your data on almost any web-enabled device like iPhone & iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, PC & Mac web browsers and many more. Supporting new devices is simple, because our server does the work - there is no software installed on the device so when a new version comes out you're already good to go.
2. Designed for the uniqueness of mobile
Where are the pie charts and speedometers? If you are familiar with BI and dashboard software you might wonder why our visualizations look a bit different. After years of working with mobile users and data we understand small screens and data better than anyone, and we know that some of these desktop visuals just don't work. To solve this we have created visualizations that put more information in front of you in a way that is easier to read, easier to compare and easier to take action on.
2. You get the desktop client for free
Unlike other BI applications that were originally made for the desktop and them crammed onto a mobile device, Visual KPI was designed from scratch to be mobile. Our browser-based design also gives you a great desktop experience for free - from any browser.
3. Vastly more secure
Enterprise IT departments are worried about mobile access to critical data and rightfully so. By making Visual KPI a browser-based application, almost no data ever lives on the device, and sharing information is all done through data-free links. Only those users that are authenticated and assigned rights can access the information. This is a huge improvement over locally installed apps that store information on the device and pass data around when sharing.
4. Unique devices welcome
Have ruggedized devices around the plant or worksite? Want your critical KPIs, alerts and history shown on a giant flat screen TV in the control room or operations center? No problem. Anything you can connect to the web with a modern browser is fair game. Try it yourself at http://demo.transpara.com.