Looking for SAP Mobile demos, customer references, roadmaps, performance and sizing information, training, documentation or tips & tricks?
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When I worked in the SAP Regional Implementation Group (RIG – also known as CSA), I wrote 2 blogs – one for
- Product Roadmaps
- Customer references and video testimonials
- Product Demos
- Performance and sizing
- SAP Mobile Academy
- Documentation, Tutorial Videos, How-to Guides, Whitepapers, Tips & Tricks
- SAP TechEd Mobile session recordings
- Ramp-up, General Availability (GA) & end-of-life information
- Mobile apps catalog
- Analyst reports
- Software and SDK downloads
- Developer and Partner programs (including costs)
- Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) for Mobile
So, if you are interested in any of these items, read on… and click on any of the images to enlarge them…
Customer references and video testimonials
Performance and sizing
SAP Mobile Academy
Documentation, Tutorial Videos, How-to Guides, Whitepapers, Tips & Tricks
- Standard documentation for the platform: SUP documentation. learn how to provide feedback to the documentation team by watching this video: Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP) Documentation: Providing Feedback
- Platform tutorials: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-8803 including
- How-to-guides page: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-27886 for SUP, Afaria and Gateway:
- The mobile community: http://scn.sap.com/community/mobile is a great place to share and post blogs and questions
- The developer community: SAP Mobile Developer Center on SDN provides a 30 day free trial of SUP as well as access to your own SUP server on Amazon Web Services. You can download the Platform SDK here and access developer tutorials.
- Business Best Practice Whitepapers e.g., for how to set up a Mobile Center of Excellence are available here
- Sylvana Chang host a webcast series discussing many mobile related topics: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-29195. Register or view replays here
SAP TechEd Mobile session recordings
You can find the SAP TechEd recordings and virtual sessions online.
Here are the direct links to the SAP Mobile sessions:
|Avoiding Design Errors and Improving User Experience for Mobile Apps In this session, we will share examples of real and already in the market applications that have been reviewed by internal and external experts. We will take attendees through the most common mobile design chal…||
|Best Practices for Designing and Developing Custom Mobile Applications In this session, we will explain how to avoid common pitfalls when developing mobile enterprise applications. We will cover how Sybase Unwired Platform and SAP enable development of data-rich applications easie…||
|CD104 (2010 Session) – SAP Mobile Strategy The time for mobility is now. Join us to learn more about SAP’s mobile strategy covering all aspects of mobilizing SAP data, processes, and analytics to all user types, inside and outside your company.||
|CD108 (2010 Session) – Accelerating Consumption for Networked and Mobile Solutions Through Project ‘Gateway’ Project “Gateway” enables UI-centric consumption of SAP Business Suite data by popular devices or platforms in an easy and standards-based fashion. Join us to get more information about Project “Gateway” and ho…||
|CD121 (2010 Session) – An Overview of Sybase Mobility Solutions for SAP Mobility has infiltrated the enterprise, gaining ever-increasing access to enterprise systems and data and spawning increased mobile application development. Historically, adoption has been tactical, with scatt…||
|CD123 (2010 Session) – The Device Challenge: Selecting the Right Mobile Devices for Your Enterprise With today’s global companies and the mix of corporate and personally-liable devices (including iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Nokia and OMA DM) – managing mobility can become quite complex….||
|Developing Online Mobile Applications with Sybase Unwired Platform Online mobile applications enable Information workers to consume backend data in a real time fashion. In this session, attendees will learn how online mobile applications consume data from any Odata source via …||
|Developing Synchronized Mobile Apps with Sybase Unwired Platform Synchronized mobile application enables process workers to work in mission-critical environments and have access to the needed data on their mobile devices anywhere, at any time. We will take attendees through …||
|MOB100: Unwiring Your Enterprise with an SAP Mobile Platform Overview session relating to what SAP mobile means. The attendees leaving this session should have a good understanding of which other mobile-related sessions are relevant to them and what they can learn in the…||
|MOB110: Developing Synchronized Mobile Applications This session will explain when to use mobile business objects (MBO) based synchronized mobile applications and how to build those applications. The challenges of building a mobile business object as well as lev…||
|MOB120: Simple Code Free Mobile Application Development with the Mobile Hybrid Web Container This session will explain how to build a mobile application within minutes without writing one single line of code leveraging the mobile Hybrid Web Container and the modeling capabilities of the software develo…||
|MOB130: Enabling Business Suite with SAP NetWeaver Gateway, example Sybase Unwired Platform In this session you will learn how to develop services for the SAP Business Suite, using SAP NetWeaver Gateway, that can be leveraged for mobile consumption using the Sybase Unwired Platform.||
|MOB160: Developing Cross-Platform Mobile Apps with Sybase Unwired Platform: Hands-On Session This hands on session will teach you how to build cross-platform mobile applications with the hybrid Web container (HWC). During this session, you will be provided with an overview of the HWC architecture. You …||
|MOB200: Enterprise Mobility Strategy, Architecture, and Technology Roadmap This session will help customers, IT managers, and developers understand the need and requirements of enterprise mobility and how a mobility platform helps them with TCD and TCO for rolling out enterprise mobil…||
|MOB230: Developing Simple Mobile Applications Using OData for SAP In this session you will learn how to develop mobile applications, using the SAP Unwired Platform, that are leveraging OData-based services published through SAP NetWeaver Gateway.||
|MOB240: Managing Mobile Devices in the Enterprise Mobility introduces new complexities to managing both in-house and publicly available applications as well as the device lifecycle itself. This session will discuss best practices for managing mobile devices an…||
|MOB260: Building Online Mobile Apps with Sybase Unwired Platform: Hands-On Session In this hands-on session, attendees will learn how to develop a Sybase Unwired Platform online mobile application enabling consumption of data from the SAP Business Suite via SAP NetWeaver Gateway. We will teac…||
|MOB262: Building Synchronized Mobile Apps with Sybase Unwired Platform: Hands-On Session In this hands-on session, attendees will learn how to develop a Sybase Unwired Platform synchronized mobile application enabling consumption of data from SAP business and other data sources. We will teach how t…||
|Unwiring Your Enterprise with SAP Mobile Platform This session will provide an overview and explain the SAP mobile platform and its evolution. We will share our experience on what challenges enterprises are facing when enabling mobile and how the SAP mobile pl…||
- Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP) for Developers
- Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP) for Administrators
- Sybase Afaria for Administrators
- Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP) for Architects
For SMP3 training check out the following blog: http://scn.sap.com/community/mobile/blog/2013/08/21/get-your-hands-on-sap-mobile-platform-30
Ramp-up, General Availability (GA) & end-of-life information
SAP Partners can get access to software that is in Ramp-Up at http://service.sap.com/partnerportal/rampup
Mobile apps catalog
SAP provides access to the analyst reports describing the different mobile vendors – SAP and the competitors.
Especially the Gartner Magic Quadrant is a highly sought after report
Software and SDK downloads
We get questions about where to find software downloads. There are 3 spaces:
- SAP service market place for platform and server installs
- The developer community for SDKs and trials (see above)
- The SAP store for mobile apps (see above)
To make things easy, here are a couple of direct links.
To download the SAP mobile platform products go to http://service.sap.com/swdc -> Installations and Upgrades -> Browse our Download Catalog -> Sybase Products. There you find all the platforms listed.
Direct links for SUP and Afaria are (won’t work for you before GA if you are not part of ramp-up):
- SYBASE UNWIRED PLATFORM 2.2 – Installation & Upgrade
- SYBASE UNWIRED PLATFORM 2.2 – Support Packages & Patches
- SYBASE AFARIA 7.0 – Installation & Upgrade
- SYBASE AFARIA 7.0 – Support Packages & Patches
You can find all direct download links for any SAP product in the PAM – http://service.sap.com/pam – Software Download tab:
Download the following items here:
- Download SAP Mobile Platform SDK – Developer Edition
- Free 30-day SUP trial
- Your SUP server on Amazon
- 14-day free Afaria trial
Developer and Partner programs (including costs)
Another question we hear a lot is about how developer and partner programs work and what associated costs are.
There are 2 programs:
- The aforementioned developer center that gives you access to SDKs, tutorials and trials: http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/mobility-platform
- The partner program allowing partners to build on our platform and to monetize their apps https://www.sapmobileappspartnercenter.com/
The developer program offers free software trials (see above), but the partner program which allows you to monetize you applications using SAP’s global reach via the SAP store does have some fees associated with it: https://www.sapmobileappspartnercenter.com/pdf/Mobile_Platform_Partner_Fact_Sheet.pdf
For more details on partner and developer program check out the associated FAQs:
– Developer Getting started FAQ: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-28279
– Developer Programs FAQ: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-30420
– Partner Program FAQ: https://www.sapmobileappspartnercenter.com/pages/faq.html
Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) for Mobile
In order to accelerate the deployment of our mobile solutions and to achieve go-lives in weeks or months vs years, SAP offers Rapid Deployment Solutions:
SAP Afaria rapid-deployment solution
Centralize and secure your mobile assets: data, devices, and applications.
With this solution, you can affordably manage and protect these assets during
each stage of operation: provisioning, production, and decommissioning.
SAP Mobile Analytics Visualization rapid-deployment solution
Give your developers the tools, knowledge, and best practices they need to
easily create stunning data visualization mobile apps – for decision-ready
insights – with this rapid-deployment solution.
SAP Mobile Apps and Infrastructure rapid-deployment solution
Increase employee efficiency with our affordable solution for mobile apps and
infrastructure. Take advantage of productivity apps, a mobile application
development platform, and centralized device management and security.
Enable your mobile users to securely access data stored on back-end systems
from any type of mobile device. This software-and-service solution combines
preconfigured content and deployment accelerators to help you centrally develop,
manage, and update mobility apps.
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excellent blog and very helpfull. I will forward it to a lot of my customers.
Thanks and best regards,
Thanks so much, Bernhard - happy forwarding 🙂
Only thing I would add are these upcoming Sybase Roadmap webinars open to anyone with an SMP logon (info provided by Stephanie Redivo):
SAP Afaria Product Road map webinar
February 6, 2013 8-9am PST
Mark Jordan,SAP Afaria Product Owner
SAP Sybase Unwired Platform Road map webinar
**Make sure to manually block the time in your calendar because you will not receive a confirmation until 2 days prior.**
March 12, 2013 10-11am PST
Bansiya, SAP SUP Product Owner
thanks for adding these dates, Tammy!
I also recommend adding Sylvana Chang mobile webcast series at http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-29195
cool, I added the link to the webinar series under http://scn.sap.com/community/mobile/blog/2013/01/04/looking-for-mobile-demos-customer-references-roadmaps-performance-and-sizing-information-training-documentation-or-tips-tricks#Documentation_Tutorial_Videos_Howto_Guides_Whitepapers_Tips__Tricks
Great job pulling all this information together in one place.
Brilliant blog, thanks 🙂
Thanks David! I hope it will help customers, partners and prospects in navigating the large waters of SAP.
Its a great start 🙂 thanks, your blog went down a storm in Capgemini on Yammer ... with lots of "did you know you can find this here ...." conversations.
Great work Jens Koerner its an excellent blog.
Really really great blog Jens. Thanks for taking the trouble to compile this. In return it was worth my while to log into SCN and tap out this comment using the infuriating touchpad on my iPad, and to give it the big 5 stars.
Best blog I've seen this year 🙂
Thanks John. I really appreciate it!
I would describe this as a "Mega Elite Blog". Good stuff Jens!
Great job, very helpful. Kudos to the product manager!
But it looks like that "SAP Mobile" does not include the area of "SAP BI Mobile" (e.g. WebIntelligence reports on smartphones, etc.)?!
yes, this blog is more focused on the mobile platform but that does not mean Mobile BI is not important. We covered it at length at the BI4 Elite enablement and Tammy wrote some great blogs that are worth checking out - e.g., http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-34688
hope that helps,
This is a top effort and a superb resource for the community. I salute your attention to detail and effort in pulling this off! 🙂
Thank you very much for your post.
I wasted all day while looking for documentation in the Internet. And I found exact link here.
Thanks for this great blog!
I would like to add references to the new offering of the SAP NetWeaver Mobile Portal:
Thank you Jens for bringing all this information together into one site.
Thanks a lot man.. Very useful blog.
Many thanks. I wonder are you able to create or link of Sybase365 products as well?
Great Blog Jens. It will smoothen the SAP mobile ride for lot of people new to it and experts as well.
Nice central place, because this mobile data is just everywhere.
One other thing, do you know of anything mobile for an SME, for example normal SAP mobile solutions are normally too expensive for an SME. I currently only see SME's using BAPI's with some SSL on a web page, eg for getting information to salespeople.
Independent analysts / experts / pundits / opinionizers / BIG personalities Jon Reed and Dennis Howlett have published 19 mobile and mobile-related video interviews and commentaries, for those who might like to view these in addition to the SAP and SAP-hosted materials.
excellent blog Jens with all details in a single doc.
thanks for sharing. 🙂
Mobile @ One place.
Thanks Jens . This is what i am looking for. Really Helpful .
I would like to add this link to build sap mobile apps with sencha .
excellent blog jens, very useful....Thanks a ton...