Webalo® Adds Advanced Mobile Analytics Capabilities to Support Actionable
Real Time Operational Intelligence
Product Upgrade Enables Users to Monitor Business-Critical Enterprise
Information from Multiple Backend Systems and Take Immediate Action on
Smartphones and Tablets
LOS ANGELES & BARCELONA, Spain -- February 26, 2013
Webalo, Inc. announced today the general availability of a new version of its
cloud-based enterprise mobility service. The product upgrade makes it possible
to deliver Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to any smartphone or tablet so
that mobile users can monitor, analyze, and act on real-time operational
intelligence (RtOI) – the type of information that reflects how well the
business is running.
This upgrade builds on Webalo’s ability to simultaneously monitor multiple
backend applications and data sources from numerous vendors, including a range
of BI platforms and ERP systems from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP,
Salesforce.com, in-house custom-built applications, or any other enterprise
application vendor. With Webalo, users can receive sophisticated analytics on
their smartphones or tablets, that provide real-time panoramic views of the
enterprise, allowing them to determine what’s happening and, if anything needs
to be done, take action directly from their device.”
Webalo can be easily configured to display dashboards on users’ home screens
so they can view KPIs in real time and, when there are deviations from normal,
click on an icon to drilldown for more detail about the cause of particular
problems so they can take immediate action – from their smartphone or tablet –
to correct it.
“As the sole plant supplier to more than 150 Home Depot Inc. garden centers
across seven states, we rely on Webalo to equip hundreds of our employees with
the tools they need to optimize daily replenishment in all of our store
locations,” said Joe Perret, Vice President, Systems and Technology of Bell
Nursery, one of the nation's largest greenhouse growers with growing
operations in Maryland, Virginia, and Ohio. “Webalo’s mobility solution not
only helps us track inventory levels and trends, but also enables our store
employees to perform real-time transactions, ensuring accurate replenishment
that meets customer demand. A comprehensive mobility solution is critical to
the success of our business, and we are delighted to partner with Webalo.”
Analysts understand the need for panoramic access to real-time actionable
analytics from multiple backend sources, but they recognize the limitations of
current technologies, which only provide very narrow key-hole views of
information – without the ability to take action based on the information.
According to Gartner, “Most real-time dashboards that are used to monitor
business operations today provide only a narrow ‘key-hole’ view of situations.
The visibility that they offer is limited to one application system or a
single operational activity. For example, they may display one or a few key
performance indicators (KPIs) from a system that processes mortgage
applications, or they may show metrics on the volume of customer and prospect
activity on the company's web site, but not both.” *Gartner, Inc., Gartner,
Predicts: 2013: Adoption of Mobile BI and Real-Time Dashboards Will Improve BI
Pervasiveness, Daniel Yuen, Roy Schulte, et al, December 14, 2012.
“It’s no longer enough for mobile applications to passively monitor enterprise
information,” said Webalo CEO, Peter Price. “Users need a mobility platform
that gives them the tools they need to collect and analyze business critical
information and that is also powerful enough to let them act on that
information from a convenient, always-available mobile device. This will take
enterprise mobility to the next level, making smartphones and tablets even
more vital for day-to-day interactions.”
*Mobility Survey: The Mobile Revolution.
*Whitepaper: The App For Enterprise™.
*Get Started: Create a Free Webalo Account
Webalo is enterprise mobility the way it’s meant to be – easy, fast, and
affordable. It can be configured in minutes to deliver secure, interactive,
bi-directional, transactional mobile access to the enterprise applications,
data, and real-time operational intelligence employees rely on to do their
jobs – all for pennies an app. It’s 100x faster than traditional mobile
application development, a fraction of the cost, simple enough for anyone to
master, and powerful enough to let users take action directly from their
smartphones and tablets. Webalo reduces the burden on IT, lowers overhead (by
eliminating development software, coding, consultants, and technologies for
managing and distributing mobile apps), extends the value of enterprise
applications, and leverages the full computing power of smartphones and
tablets. Founded in 2000, Los Angeles-based Webalo is privately held.
Additional information about Webalo's products, customers, and partners is
available at www.webalo.com.
Michael Gallo, 212-239-8594
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