A Case for Mobile BI

by Deepak Sharma on Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Retailer Guess tailors business intelligence applications for the mobile devices they run on and the employees who use them.

Taking the Guesswork Out of Mobile BI

The clothing maker and retailer has three categories of enterprise mobile applications: marketing and branding apps aimed at consumers; productivity tools for the operations staff; and applications that help managers make decisions faster. This last group, mobile business intelligence (BI), is where Guess has focused most, Relich says, “because that is what will make you money.” Guess revenues were up 16 percent for fiscal 2011, to $2.5 billion, while profits increased 13 percent.