Viewing Dashboards on Mobile Devices
Sisense Mobile connects you to your dashboard anytime, anywhere on your Android or iPhone mobile devices. Sisense Mobile decreases time to insight with an intuitive UI, search bar for locating dashboards, and responsive visualizations; You can explore your dashboards with simple gestures optimized to let you dive deep into your data or apply filters to view the data you want.
Check out a demo video below to see how you can tap, zoom, and swipe to interact with your data.
Sisense now offers a premium white-labeled version of the Sisense Mobile app that can be customized according to your branding. For more information, see Rebranding Sisense Mobile.
Supported Phones and Operating Systems
- iPhone – Requires iOS 9 or later, Supported iPhone 5 device or higher.
- Android – Requires Android versions 4.4 or later.
Get Sisense Mobile
To download the Sisense Mobile App for your device, click the relevant link below according to your version of Sisense.
Logging in to Sisense Mobile
After you have downloaded Sisense Mobile, open the app to launch the login screen and enter the server address and your Sisense user credentials.
The server address should include the server IP or domain name (alias). If you are not using the default port (80), you will need to add the port as well, for example: http://xx.xxx.xx.xx:8081. When working with SSL security protocol, use the ‘https’ prefix.
You can sign out by opening the navigation menu and tapping Sign Out.
If you have problems connecting, check the following:
- If your server is not on port 8081, check that the port has been added correctly, for example, 192.168.1.1:8080
- Try to access the server from your phone's web browser
- Try to access the server from other computers connected to the same WIFI connection as your phone
Tap a dashboard to open the dashboard, or if your dashboard is located in a folder, tap the folder then tap the relevant dashboard to open it.
In Sisense Mobile, you can filter and drill down into your data, much like you do from your PC.
To dive deeper into your filters, tap the relevant filter to open all of its available options. Then, tap any of the filter options to toggle the filters to your data.
Drilling into your Data
You can drill down in most widgets to get an in-depth view of a selected value. For example, tap on a slice in a pie chart to see the absolute value in addition to the percentage.
In the following example, the left chart shows the lead breakdown by campaign source, and on the right side, the chart shows a breakdown of visits from various social media sources.
Any time you select a value, a tooltip is displayed at the bottom of your screen, which provides a description of the selected value and the drill down icon. In this example, you see the total lead and its percentage.
Note: You cannot drill down while in landscape mode.
To return to a higher level, click on a breadcrumb. To drill all the way up, click on the X icon.
Viewing More Details
Sisense Mobile supports a variety of gestures that let you dive deeper in your data and see more details.
|Highlight a Value||Swipe across your Visualizations|
|Pinch in to Zoom||Pinch out to Expand|
Sisense Pulse is a centralized location where you can stay on top of your most important KPIs across multiple dashboards or manage your data and build alerts. By adding important KPIs from your dashboards to Sisense Pulse, you can get a comprehensive picture of your data from a single location.
Sisense Pulse contains tiles that display information from your dashboards and the status of your ElastiCube builds.
In Sisense Mobile you can manage your alerts from Sisense Pulse or create data alerts based on widgets in your dashboards.Note: Build alerts can only be created from the Sisense Web Application.
Creating Data Alerts
Data alerts are triggered by conditions you define for your widgets. For example, if you have an Indicator widget that represents your company’s revenue, you can define an alert that notifies you when this revenue reaches or falls below a certain threshold.
For each type of widget you can add to Pulse, you can monitor a single value. For example, for Column charts, you can monitor a single section (value) of a column. To monitor multiple values, you can add each value you want to monitor to Pulse separately.
When you create an alert for a specific value, Sisense applies any filters that were already applied, for example, if you create a data alert for the total revenue of a given age range, the pulse alert created will be called Total Revenue and will be filtered by the value of the age range you selected.
To create a data alert, from your dashboard, tap the relevant widget to open it in Widget Mode. In Widget Mode, tap the value you want to monitor, then tap the menu icon and tap Add to Pulse. This opens the Alert Conditions menu where you select the type of data alert you want to create. For example, if you create a threshold data alert, the following settings are displayed.
After you have set the conditions, tap Save and the new alert will be added to Sisense Pulse.
You can manage your alerts from Sisense Pulse. In Sisense Pulse, tap the relevant tile to open Tile Mode. Once you’re in Tile Mode, the menu icon is displayed in the top right corner. Tap it to display a list of alert management options.
From the options area, you can edit alerts, delete alerts, deactivate alerts, and toggle notifications.
If your Sisense user has been configured to receive Pulse alerts to your mobile device, when an alert is triggered, you will receive a notification from the Sisense Mobile app.
You can swipe left on an alert to clear the alert or to view the alert in Sisense Pulse.
To clear all alerts, click the trash can icon at the top of the notification feed.Note: You must have Sisense Mobile installed to receive Pulse notifications.
Sisense supports SSO for Sisense Mobile. If your Sisense server is configured to use SSO, Sisense Mobile will use the same SSO configuration. No additional configuration is required on the Sisense server.
When you log in to Sisense Mobile, you are redirected to the IdP login URL using web view. Following authentication by the IdP, the SSO token is returned to the Sisense Server, which returns a web cookie to Sisense Mobile, and the application is opened. For more information about how to implement SSO, see Single Sign On.
For information on developers plugins for Sisense Mobile, click here.
Supported Sisense Plugins
The following table lists Sisense plugins that are supported on Sisense Mobile.
|Auto Add Filter Based On User|
|Comments||Always use an absolute URL for the form.|
|Embed Images||Always use absolute URLs for the image|
|Filtered Measure (Parameter)|
|Jump to Dashboard||From Sisense Mobile BI app version 2.5.2|
October 3, 2019
- Support for localization was added. System defined strings will be automatically translated based on the user's settings in the Sisense Web interface in Sisense V8.0.1 and above
Metadata is not translatable in Sisense Mobile
Users cannot change the language through the mobile app (only through the web application)
April 4, 2019
- Support for localization was added. The system defined strings are automatically translated based on the user settings in the Sisense Web interface (Sisense 8.0.1 and above)
Metadata is currently not translatable
Viewers cannot change the language in Sisense Mobile
April 4, 2019
- Support added for Jump to Dashboard plugin
April 26, 2018
- Sample dashboards are now available
- Bug fixes
March 3, 2018
- Support for Hours and Minutes time resolutions in date filters (Sisense 7.0.1 and above)
- Ability to collapse/expand Recent Dashboards
- Improved support for SSO connectivity
- Bug fixes