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Eight stories tell the tale of SAP mobility

From its growing ecosystem to Sybase Afaria, here is a collection of stories that clarify what SAP’s evolving mobile roadmap means for customers.


The ever-changing SAP mobility roadmap is a complex combination of partners, apps, and new technologies, all of which often leave customers confused. Here are eight stories on SAP’s mobile plans that help pull things into focus and identify looming questions.

For companies going mobile, is SAP Sybase necessary?

Back in 2003, Pacific Coast Cos. Inc., a building materials company based in Rancho Cordova, Calif., deployed a simple Windows CE mobile app that building crews in the field could use to access and update project information kept in the company’s SAP ERP systems. While Pacific Coast is still using the same application today, it has plans to significantly increase the number of mobile apps in its arsenal. And that’s where the Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP) comes in, according to Mike O’Dell, the company’s chief information officer.

Read more about what factors affect a company’s decision to use SAP's SUP.

Analysts tag mobile, BI as hot SAP trends in 2012

Analysts give their views on what they see happening in the world of SAP mobility and the SUP. Find out what they say SAP has to do this year to prove they’ve cracked mobility.

Shred-it goes small, choosing Sky Technologies for mobile SAP CRM

When it came time to mobilize its CRM service application, Shred-it chose Sky Technologies, a niche mobility vendor that specializes in SAP applications.

Learn more about why Shred-it went with Sky Technologies over the SUP.

SUP mobile ecosystem was slow to take off, SAP admits

SAP’s plans for its mobile ecosystem to deliver the vast majority of mobile applications for its Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP) still have further to go before they become a reality, according to Param Kahlon, vice president and general manager of enterprise mobile applications at SAP.

Read why SAP now says its ecosystem plans are gaining traction.

SAP plans to dominate mobility, database markets with SUP, in-memory

SAP used a slew of recent announcements to paint a bigger picture, showing it was no longer just an ERP vendor but a leader with new mobility, in-memory and database technologies.

Learn how SAP is planning to grow the SUP ecosystem with three new partnerships.

Gartner names “cool” SAP ecosystem vendors for 2012

For SAP customers experiencing pain and frustration managing their IT infrastructure, help is here -- thanks to a number of new and interesting SAP ecosystem partners, according to a new Gartner report.

Read about one vendor that SAP shops can use to help mobilize their SAP Business Warehouse data.

Sybase Afaria mobile device management finally needed, analysts say

Companies are increasingly looking to Sybase Afaria, SAP’s mobile device management system, to help manage the growing number of mobile platforms in the workplace.

Read more about the benefits of Sybase Afaria.

Sybase Afaria 7.0 offers a better UI, if you can afford it

SAP has rolled out a new version of its Sybase Afaria mobile device management platform, and although it includes a number of new bells and whistles on top of an already well-developed platform, it’s improvements to the UI that have most people talking.

Read more about improvements to Sybase Afaria.


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