Mobile BI and reporting specialist, Reboard, has been named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in the SAP Ecosystem. In this year's edition, the world's leading information technology analyst examined outstanding IT providers in the SAP environment. Gartner defines a Cool Vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are innovative, impactful and intriguing – a total of five companies in the SAP environment were found to be particularly innovative in the last six months.
This year's Cool Vendors provide innovative solutions that address recurring SAP customer challenges. According to the report,“There is a vast array of impressive independent software vendors (ISVs) and service provider partners in the SAP ecosystem. This research focuses on lesser-known ISVs and their software solutions. Cool Vendors are vendors that have caught Gartner's interest over the past year because they offer innovative and intriguing technologies or solutions.” Being a mobile solution to completely map SAP BW hierarchies and variables, Gartner has recognised Reboard for its innovative, impactful and intriguing solutions.
“We believe being named a ‘Cool Vendor’ provides evidence that our application design, intuitive user interface and fast reporting for decision makers using SAP BW has met the demands of the corporate world”, comments Kai Wachter, Reboard CEO. He adds,“We see this designation as an affirmation of our product philosophy and we find Gartner’s acknowledgment very encouraging. We feel Gartner has clearly recognised the potential and importance of Reboard for SAP customers."
Apart from SAP, Reboard is the only German supplier of a cross-platform mobile BI solution. Reboard quickly provides an overview of key data and corporate information to ‘on the go’ decision makers and sales staff. BI reports can be accessed and used via mobile devices, such as tablet PCs and smartphones. What’s more, the application is quick and easy to install for customers - in most cases Reboard can be up and running within just a few hours.
Through Reboard’s open BI server, Reboard is able to access a variety of data sources and BI systems including: SAP BO, Oracle SQL, Excel, Google Analytics, to name a few.
Reboard is available for all major mobile smartphone and tablet operating systems such as iOS, Android and BlackBerry.
Reboard (reboard.net) is a universal mobile reporting and Business Intelligence solution for medium and large sized companies. Its products allow users to securely and easily connect to multiple company data sources, including SAP BW/BO, Oracle and SQL Servers, Excel, Google Analytics and others. All major smartphone and tablet PC operating systems are supported – iOS, Android and BlackBerry. Thanks to a fast and easy installation, Reboard can be installed within a few hours. A crisp design and intuitive usability has convinced clients from a number of varying sectors and industries including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, manufacturing, mechanical engineering and service providers. The company was founded in 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany.
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About the Gartner Cool Vendor Selection Process
Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. or its affiliates. The Gartner listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to identify interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Each year, Gartner identifies a Cool Vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: innovative — enabling users to do things they couldn’t do before; impactful — have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); and intriguing have caught our interest — or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
Reference: Gartner, Inc. “Cool Vendors in the SAP Ecosystem, 2012” by Derek Prior, Thomas Otter, Tim Payne, Joao Tapadinhas, 06 April 2012.