We are hearing from an increasing number of SAP shops looking to mobilize their SAP ERP modules. SAP runs at the core operations for global organizations, but those on-premises deployments were not engineered for sub-second mobile access or horizontal scale to support increased loads for mobility. As mobility initiatives increase, app team leaders and enterprise architects are faced with several options to deliver, and this article will focus on organizations looking to build mobile touchpoints that leverage SAP as its system of record.
SAP shops may prefer to work with an application development partner or build it in-house. Either way, enterprise application development skills commonly include teams building with web/HTML5, SAP, .NET and other teams that may not be familiar with development on iOS or Android.
Here's a summary of mobile solutions from SAP and Progress:
SDKs for developers
SAP Mobile Platform SDK
SAP Mobile Platform SDK for iOS
NativeScript, iOS, Xamarin, .NET, Node.js, HTML5, Angular, AngularJS, PhoneGap, Titanium, Android
SAP Back End Systems
SAP S/4 HANA, SAP
SAP RFC, SAP Netweaver, Third Party API Management Layers
Offline, Push, Business Logic, Logging and Trace, Engagement Analytics
Offline, Push, SMS, email, social integrations, Serverless Functions for Business Logic Operational Intelligence
Cloud Platform Services
Identity, Integration, API Management, SAP HANA, Security
Identity Provider, Mobile Identity Connect, Rapid and Flex integrations, Security
Failing to deliver on mobility projects related to high profile SAP systems will make you look really, really bad. Turn to a trusted appdev ecosystem with SAP expertise and corporate strength such as SAP or Progress. Note that Progress is a member of SAP PartnerEdge and a supplier of data access infrastructure for use in SAP business applications.
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Sumit Sarkar is a Chief Data Evangelist at Progress, with over 10 years experience working in the data connectivity field. The world's leading consultant on open data standards connectivity with cloud data, Sumit's interests include performance tuning of the data access layer for which he has developed a patent pending technology for its analysis; business intelligence and data warehousing for SaaS platforms; and data connectivity for aPaaS environments, with a focus on standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and ODATA. He is an IBM Certified Consultant for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and TDWI member. He has presented sessions on data connectivity at various conferences including Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, Strata Hadoop, MongoDB World and SAP Analytics and Business Objects Conference, among many others.
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