How to Customize SAP Mobile Apps Without Even Changing Code
As your enterprise is constantly searching for new ways to outshine your competition, the demand for enterprise mobility apps is exponentially rising. The quest to find solutions to improve overall employee productivity, increase sales revenues, and optimize your business processes, lead each one of your lines of businesses to think different and run better.
Thus they are constantly reaching out to your IT teams to achieve “instant mobilization”. Corporate IT teams are inundated with these requests and are faced with a daunting challenge to accelerate their enterprises’ customer’s time to market and value. However, enterprises IT teams are crippled with lack of budget, man power, and cutting edge skills to meet this demand.
How is it humanely possible to meet this kind of demand?
Innovapptive has found a way to make Customizing SAP mobile apps as simple as a SIMPLE SAP Configuration, no code change required.
Via the SAP Store, Innovapptive offers a wide portfolio of configurable pre-packaged SAP certified mobile apps that can quickly meet your demand, accelerate your time to market and reduce support and deployment costs by over 70%.
How is this achieved?
Innovapptive offers a proprietary “customization and extensions” cockpit to achieve an infinite number of customizations through SIMPLE SAP Configurations. Yes, simple SAP Configurations and no code change required. This simplicity in customizing SAP mobile solutions to provide a strong value proposition to our customers will dramatically improve their overall ROI.
Which configuration features does the Customization and Extensions Cockpit offer?
- Add, remove, prioritize order of the fields
- Activate and deactivate modules specific to your company or industry.
- Add additional custom business logic during data retrieval or data posting with out-of-the-box Business Add-In’s (BADI’s)
- Apply security authorizations at the field level to meet security & Segregation of Duties (SOD) requirements
- Apply custom validations logic
How can those features be applied in practice?
- Add, Remove, Hide or Display Fields: By using simple SAP configurations for customizations, SAP functional consultants can make required fields available on-demand, and remove unwanted fields as per evolving business requirements, all without changing a single line of code.
- Field Mappings to SAP: Map newly added fields on the mobile app user interface to SAP table fields (including custom fields) with simple SAP configurations,
- New Business Logic Addition: Add new business logic either during posting or during data retrieval from the mobile app to meet current and evolving business requirements using Innovapptive provided SAP Business Add-In’s (BADI’s)
- New Screens Addition: Ability to design your own screens within Innovapptive’s framework and then placing them in a convenient sequence and decision tree, based upon your priority.
- New Transactions Addition: Ability to add new SAP transactions to existing functionality by creating a new module on the app.
- Security Configuration: Newly added fields can be made authorization relevant and the mobile app automatically checks against your existing SAP roles authorization data.
- Standard Security Validation: Depending on your SAP roles, the mobile app automatically updates its view and also validated data based on your existing SAP roles.
- Standard and Custom Business Validations: All standard and custom validations applied in SAP are automatically transpired into Innovapptive’s mobile app through the customization and extensions cockpit framework.
What value does it hold for IT and business?
Globally, 2,000 companies are already leveraging our extensive portfolio of SAP certified mobile solutions and our customization extensions cockpit to:
- Dramatically decrease implementation timelines and cost: Go mobile in less than four weeks
- Dramatically reduce on-going support and maintenance cost
- Avoid hiring any additional skill sets (Mobile UI/UX designer, iOS, Android, Appcelerator developer, project managers, security consultants, functional consultants)
- Receive OS upgraded versions for iOS, Android, Windows, etc. at no additional cost
If you would like to request a demo for the “customization and extensions cockpit”, please click on the link below.
Alternatively, if you would like to discuss with an Innovapptive associate, you can reach out to us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach a customer service representative at (713)-275-1804.
About the author: Sharada Vadla, Innovapptive
Innovapptive is an SAP services partner, a provider of cloud based mobile application management platform, SAP-certified mobile apps, and a 2014 SAP Pinnacle Award finalist. Innovapptive empowers enterprises by providing an array of SAP products and services that enable enterprise mobility for SAP Customers.