SAS® Mobile Investigator Features


  • Enables you to geographically plot objects on a map.
  • Lets you use device location services.


  • Allow users to search for information in SAS Visual Investigator.
  • Lets you search data based on your current location.
  • Lets you search data based on automatically filled-in criteria (e.g., find objects where your name appears).

Data access

  • Lets you view existing data that resides in SAS Visual Investigator.


  • Enables you to receive and act on workflow tasks.
  • Can automatically launch workflows upon creation of new data.
  • Enables the user to manually start certain workflows if needed.

Creation & editing

  • Enables you to create new content from your mobile device.
  • Lets you modify or augment existing content.
  • Ensures data quality using required fields, or by requiring a user to search for information before creating it.
  • Provides smart defaults (automatically populated fields) based on current date, location, user, etc.


  • Enables easy administration of mobile properties, page templates, contexts and design mode.

Networks & relationships

  • Provides a network view of relationships.
  • Lets you add new relationships between objects (reports, people, vehicles, etc.)
  • Enables you to enrich relationships by setting relationship attributes.

Document management

  • Enables you to attach documents associated with an object.
  • Lets you view any documents associated with an object.
  • Allows you to make attached documents searchable to other users.


  • Gives you the ability to write your own plugins to expose your own functionality.

Native integration

  • Enables use of device GPS location.
  • Enables use of camera to take photos or videos.
  • Enables use of native input types – dropdowns, dates, etc.
  • Integrates with native telephone dialing capabilities.
  • Includes an online/offline detection system.

Permissions & security

  • Lets you manage which users can see certain data.
  • Enables you to manage which actions can be taken by certain users.
  • Allows you to set individual permissions – for example, allowing read-only access or no access at all.