I met with a team of mobile software developers this week that have developed an interesting mobile technology that enables the user to access ALL of SAP’s ERP and other SAP components on an iPhone. I am particularly intrigued because I have never seen a mobile application that can quickly enable an entire ERP with only a 25 MB download and a 15 minute set-up.
Most iPhone applications would target only specific components or business processs in ERP, but this company is enabling all of ERP. It will be interesting to watch.
The use case would be any SAP user or expert that needs to access any page or component of SAP while out of the office. It is all there on the iPhone. I was very impressed. Most often only traveling sales or service people are prioritized for enterprise mobile applications, but this technology will enable anyone in the company that needs access to the SAP system to simply login with their iPhone and go to work.
This company will be releasing the iPhone version first, and then versions for Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile over the next few months.