Summary of Mobile announcements at SAPPHIRE NOW 2013
Keeping simple things simple with SAP Fiori – SAP launched Fiori, a collection of apps that are simple, easy-to-use, and provide an intuitive user experience for the most used SAP functions. The initial release includes 25 apps covering business functions like workflow approvals and information look-ups. These apps address 45% of SAP system usage and 80% of SAP users. “We are on a mission to renew the experience across all of our applications. Users demand simplicity and ease of use, and SAP Fiori brings this experience to our customers.” – Vishal Sikka, CTO SAP. Check out the full press release.
Secure mobile devices at $1.11 with SAP Mobile Secure – an enterprise mobility management solution that provides customers with enterprise-grade security for devices, apps and content. The full announcement details the capabilities of SAP Mobile Secure and it’s availability as a cloud service. Watch replay of press conference with Sanjay Poonen.
SAP partners with Mocana to further secure mobile apps – Mocana’s Mobile App Protection product makes it possible to quickly add fine-grained usage and security policies to iOS and Android apps without having to write any code. The partnership will expedite deployment of secure mobile apps, especially in highly regulated industries. Read full announcement.
Other interesting happenings at SAPPHIRE NOW Mobile campus include:
SAP is helping build a connected world – Smart vending machines let attendees make contactless purchases using NFC technology on mobile devices. The machines transmit data to back-end inventory management systems that use predictive modeling to ensure products never run out. Another demo showcased remote service management to remotely monitor and fix equipment without dispatching a service agent to the site.
Bringing augmented reality to the enterprise – SAP Mobile showcased a smart glasses solution for the manufacturing industry for warehousing; in field data collection etc. This video gives you a flavor of the smart glasses experience.
Take a Transformative Journey Towards Enterprise Mobility with Varian Medical – Tom Rodden, Sr Director – Enterprise Application from Varian Medical Equipment Inc shared how Varian Medical is taking transformative journey towards enterprise mobility. Tom discussed the strategy, how buy-in of its business users is very important, what were some of the different criteria used to select the right software for the transformation, and some of their project implementation details. Check out the blog for details.
Societe de transport de Montreal is bringing highly personalized experience to riders – STM CMO Pierre Bourbonnière showed their newly launched mobile app Merci based on SAP Precision Marketing solution. This app partners with retailers to bring riders highly personalized, location-based mobile offers. Since launch Merci is the most downloaded app on Apple AppStore in Canada.
Mobility is in Vodafone’s DNA – Niall O’Sullivan, Global Finance Operations Director of Vodafone showed the mobile app that lets their employees submit expenses on the go. The company is able to reimburse expenses within 7 days of submission. Watch how Vodafone is empowering employees to make decisions on the go with SAP Mobile.
SAP’s new focus on fashion and sports – The interactive demos showcased consumer solutions for fashion and sports industries. SAP’s fashion app My Runway is now available for download in the US. Check it out now. Attendees experienced first-hand how SAP is working with NBA, 49ers, Sony Open, and McLaren to enhance end-to-end fan experience.
Also, watch out the key replays of exciting mobile sessions from SAPPHIRE NOW Orlando 2013 here