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Over the next month I will be working on a three-part eBook series for Tech Target’s searchSAP.com, I review the new mobile Enterprise Performance Management suite, known as EPM OnDemand (EPMOD) and the impact to those organizations looking to mobilize the finance and purchasing functions.  In the first article I look at what EPM OnDemand covers and the different architectural options organizations have to use the new mobile apps.

SAP has taken the cloak off its latest interpretation of enterprise performance management applications with its introduction of SAP EPM OnDemand.  In the initial release SAP EPM OnDemand will include process-driven mobile apps supported by native operating environments and the SAP HANA application cloud.

Going far beyond early expense report apps like Expense OnDemand, EPM OnDemand provides a more comprehensive view of mobile application use and data consumption in line with recent trends in management computing.

“We don’t see executives carrying laptops, but rather mobile tablets. This is the platform for them so they can consume data in a way optimal for these devices,” said Dave Williams, head of EPM software marketing for SAP.

Users of the on-premises version of SAP EPM10 can also take advantage of these process-driven apps by deploying the recently introduced EPM Unwired interface, a mobile client that companies can use to access both on-premise and on-demand enterprise performance management (EPM) apps. The interface is built on the Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP) architecture.

Read the full version of the article on searchSAP.com here.  In the next article I will take a deeper look at the initial three mobile apps released as part of the EPM OnDemand suite and the value drivers they create for finance and purchasing teams.

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