The market for mobile content sharing has been incredibly busy in 2014 and SAP is at the forefront of addressing the needs of sharing content for both personal and corporate use. There are two main categories of content sharing that employees care about: accessing their personal business documents known as Personal File Sync & Share (PFSS) and accessing corporate content like documents stored is SharePoint, OpenText or Documentum known as Enterprise Files Sync & Share (EFSS). If security is important to you then you already know that consumer solutions that address only the PFSS opportunity aren’t secure enough for enterprise use and don’t integrate with business systems. Our goal with the SAP Mobile Documents product is to provide easy, secure access to both PFSS and EFSS in a single, easy to use mobile app.
The IT research firm Gartner defines the enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) space as the following:
“EFSS refers to a range of on-premises or cloud-based capabilities that enable individuals to synchronize and share documents, photos, videos and files across multiple devices, such as smartphones, tablets and PCs. File sharing can be within the organization, as well as externally (e.g., with partners and customers) or on a mobile device as data sharing among apps. Security and collaboration support are critical capabilities of EFSS to address enterprise priorities.”
There are dozens and dozens of vendors in this market and they approach EFSS and PFSS very differently. SAP’s approach is to offer strong yet easy to use solution addressing both aspects of the market, focusing on tight integration with the SAP Business Suite. Earlier this year we released SP2 of this product, and look forward to sharing a new release later this year.
The Mobile Secure team will be hosting a deep dive training session in Germany from October 13-17. This limited-registration course is a weeklong session designed for partners and customers who will be implementing the solution. An S-User login is required for SAP Customers and Partners to take this course. If you don’t have a SAP Service Marketplace user ID (S-User) or a password, please apply for one first: S-user request form. Once you have a login, you can register for the SAP Mobile Documents Technical Workshop here.