The Future of SAP Mobile Platform
- Saudi ERP & Website Solution Blog July 09,2020
Following reports that SAP SAP would close off mainstream maintenance on its on-premise SAP Mobile Platform at the top of 2020, prompted by a blog post by senior product manager Martin Grasshoff, the seller has moved to clarify its position on the longer term of the service.
In both a press release released by SAP and during a revised blog post by Grasshoff customers were encouraged to maneuver to SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services for mobile app development and delivery, but the seller moved far away from discussing a selected end-date for maintenance.
Mobility is extremely important to SAP, and intrinsically , new mobile investments are going to be heavily focused on SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services, including innovations within the SDK for iOS, enhancements to the new micro app creation tool and investment within the new low-code, visual mobile app development feature.
The company said it'll still deliver incremental quality enhancements to customers’ existing on-premise investments in SAP Mobile Platform per SAP terms and conditions.
Create a sound mobile strategy
Cost effective solution to deliver multi-channel, enterprise grade apps without requiring resource or infrastructure re-engineering
- Ensure industry standard security and company governance policies are maintained for mobile.
- Accelerate projects with broadest set of services available within the cloud and on-premise.
- Reduce app development times using code-less integration tooling.
- Allow developers to specialize in the user experience design and business logic by providing components and services for authentication, encryption, parsing, remote logging control and more
- Leverage existing skillsets by allowing developers to use their preferred tooling
- Build the proper app for the utilization case with support for native, hybrid, mobile web, SMS and MDD app architectures
- Streamline app discovery and updates with Mobile Place integration and automatic hybrid app update.
SAP and mobility
SAP’s mobile strategy:
- Mobile security
The first key area is mobile security for workers to try to any enterprise work using Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and corporate-owned devices. SAP Mobile includes a portfolio of security products around MDM and therefore the mobile app management space.
The technology and it's to form that easy so your incremental investments in additional applications are often done very quickly and simply.
Subsequent is our set of applications. The applications that are traditional to SAP are there, but we see a replacement wave of applications that are increasing leveraging mobile to rework our thoughts around what an application should be. It’s important to notice that SAP stopped watching apps as an inside/out process.
- Mobile messaging
SAP also has its own mobile messaging portfolio supported an SMS messaging infrastructure. We are ready to participate within the global exchange of the SMS network, which allows us access to 99.8% of the mobile devices that are provisioned on this planet. SAP sees messaging as a standard denominator, with use cases like pushing an invitation to download applications and sending password reset information to a known device.
Finally, we've the cloud. The way we see mobile and cloud isn't mutually exclusive. As a matter of fact, often mobile is spoken together within the same context of cloud, most of our large deals have a multi-backend requirement, and therefore the reason for that's they're enabling lifetime of specific individuals. They need to enable the sales team to be entirely mobile. For that, they have to enable ERP and therefore the CRM, which can not necessarily be SAP.
- Mobile messaging
SAP also has its own mobile messaging portfolio based on an SMS messaging infrastructure. We are able to participate in the global exchange of the SMS network, which allows us access to 99.8% of the mobile devices that are provisioned on this planet. SAP sees messaging as a common denominator, with use cases like pushing an invite to download applications and sending the password reset information to a known device.
Finally, we have the cloud. The way we see mobile and cloud is not mutually exclusive. As a matter of fact, often mobile is spoken together in the same context of cloud, most of our large deals have a multi-backend requirement, and the reason for that is they are enabling a life of specific individuals. They want to enable the sales team to be entirely mobile. For that, they need to enable ERP and CRM, which may not necessarily be SAP.