SSAS cubes on iPads?
October 15, 2013 10:30 PM   Subscribe

What is the best way to enable people to access SSAS cubes on iOS?

I need to enable some users to access SSAS cubes on their iPads. Searching the app store reveals lots of ways to solve or simulate a Rubik's Cube. Is this something that there is even an app for? Do I need to sharepointify all this so the client just thinks it's a web page? At present, we have nothing like that and cube consumers just connect with Excel.
posted by pompomtom to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
there's a few RDP clients for iOS, and I recall seeing recently that MS were going to provide their official RDP client as well. is having users connect to excel on their desktops or whatever a viable option?
posted by russm at 11:08 PM on October 15, 2013

Response by poster: TBH these are the kind of users who are too precious important to open their laptops... I don't think I can sell RDP.
posted by pompomtom at 11:11 PM on October 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

Does something like this help?
posted by dfriedman at 11:12 PM on October 15, 2013

Have you looked at Tableau?
posted by crazycanuck at 11:37 PM on October 15, 2013

If you have PowerView enabled on Sharepoint, that is an excellent option. The web client, in my experience, is every bit as good as the Excel plugin, plus they can share whatever they come up with more easily. The only snag might be Sharepoint's compatibility with Safari, but I think there may be a plugin to emulate IE. We tried using RDP, but if was a royal pain – you have to drag the cursor around with your finger and then try to click on the right UI element without accidentally moving the mouse – very counterintuitive.

And as previous commenters have mentioned, check out Tableau. They have an iPad client, although I don't know whether it allows you to connect to SSAS cubes.
posted by TazmanianDevilWorshipper at 12:14 PM on October 16, 2013

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