In short, Mobile BI is conducting information analysis using mobile devices. You’re taking tasks and functions that are covered by the broader term “Business Intelligence”—which includes analytics, data mining, benchmarking, and more—and shifting them to a mobile paradigm.
In a lot of work environments, this transition has led to increased productivity and efficiency among employees. With the prevalence of smartphones & tablets and their potential to support enterprise applications, BI applications can be used to transform reports and data into mobile dashboards.
While in their early stages these apps were just about viewing data, they’ve now evolved to accomplish more complex tasks such as providing information and workflows in a fast-paced environment where decisions need to be made quickly.