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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Technology researcher, thought leader and speaker working to enable enterprises to rapidly adopt new technologies that are adaptive, connected and cognitive. Sumit has been working in the data access infrastructure field for over 10 years servicing web/mobile developers, data engineers and data scientists. His primary areas of focus include cross platform app development, serverless architectures, and hybrid enterprise data management that supports open standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, GraphQL, OData/REST. He has presented dozens of technology sessions at conferences such as Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, Strata Hadoop World, API World, Microstrategy World, MongoDB World, etc.
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