Executive dashboard for Deutsche Post DHL:
Secure reporting solutions for mobile BI
The rapidly growing mobilisation of the business community brings increased risks. It becomes even important that businesses protect their confidential information, not just within their wired networks, but also mobile, especially considering the growing personal use of company-issued devices such as smart phones.
As a long-term premium supplier of worldwide corporate reporting system components, KIAG was asked to extend the BI and reporting systems for executive management with a comfortable and secure mobile dashboard.
The solution enables secure transmission, storing and display of confidential company data in a mobile dashboard. The core product features are:
• password-protected access to the app
• encrypted transmission and storing of data
• enforcing security policies
• synchronisation with back-end systems via a generic web service interface
• interactive visualisation of the data, including filtering on various criteria (business divisions, key performance indicators, periods)
In order to meet the demanding security requirements, the dashboard was developed based on the Good Dynamics framework, which is well-established over the years in the international market and known for its high standards.
The data to be visualised are obtained through a web service via an encrypted connection and stored in a secure data container on the mobile device, so that the app can be used offline. The key performance indicators for the company can be displayed using a variety of visualisations, such as dynamic graphs, tables and time lines.
Special security features are implemented. For example, in the event the mobile device is lost, the company data on the device can be deleted remotely, or access to the app can be blocked.
Displaying the data is based on web technologies and can be easily adapted by the customer to conform to their corporate design.
The dashboard was integrated in the IT-infrastructure of the Deutsche Post DHL and is in productive use for several years. The app is primarily used by the board of directors to have ready, secure access to the current performance indicators when on the road.