As smartphones have increased in popularity in recent years, they have also become a staple for many businesses. In response to growing demand, SAP has made strides into the mobile market by releasing on-the-go versions of its business applications. Users have a growing variety of SAP mobile apps to choose from - but where should they start?
In this special report, find out what functionality SAP has to offer in the mobile space now and what’s coming up in its mobile strategy. Read the latest on how SAP is using its acquisition of software company
SAP’s mobile strategy and offerings
While there may not be as many Business ByDesign users as SAP would like, those users can now access an abbreviated version of the application just about anywhere they want – as long as they have an iPhone.
SAP is releasing 10 industry-specific Business Objects applications it says can be deployed in a fraction of the usual time and accessed on mobile devices.
In the 2010 Sapphire Now keynote, the co-CEOs reiterated SAP's focus on delivering software on-demand, on-premise and on-device. And while attendees are all ears, reality is different.
In a shift from its go-it-alone strategy, SAP is partnering to deliver SAP mobile infrastructure, a move welcomed by analysts and customers.
SAP Internet Transaction Server (ITS) Mobile can overcome the limitations of mobile devices by Web-enabling radio frequency (RF) transactions used in warehouse management.
SAP-Sybase mobile developments
SAP will buy Sybase for $5.8 billion adding in-memory technology and mobility to its applications business.
SAP today revealed its plans for Sybase, its newly acquired subsidiary, which will allow developers to build mobile applications that can access data from SAP's applications on any device.
SAP's Sybase acquisition gives the vendor a solid mobile infrastructure on which to base its mobile strategy. But the futures of NetWeaver and partner relationships aren't as clear.
SAP mobile projects tips and best practices
Why do mobile SAP projects fail? Usability is chief amongst the list of reasons.
Delivering SAP mobile applications is a centerpiece of the vendor’s strategy. How can organizations align their SAP mobile strategies with SAP’s plans?
Sometimes when you're deploying a mobile project in SAP, such as in SAP xApp Mobile Time and Travel 2.0, success is all in the staffing. Here are some tips for how to select personnel.
An SAP mobile applications strategy needs to take into account SAP mobile device security, and that requires tough encryption and proper planning.
For an aggressive field services project, utility company Terasen Gas looked to Syclo to mobilize SAP applications.
This was first published in October 2010