Software for Smartphones and Tablets

June 4, 2012 by Christiane Stagge 0

It’s clear that mobile software is on the rise:  According to an IDC study, around 1.19 billion employees – 34.9 percent of all workers worldwide – will be using mobile technologies by the year 2013.

Meanwhile, SAP and Sybase now offer a series of mobile solutions that integrate seamlessly into SAP ERP, SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM), and other SAP applications.

Sybase Unwired Platform is the element that makes this possible by bundling all the apps that connect SAP’s software to your mobile device. This also eliminates the need for separate interfaces between the apps and the corresponding back-end systems. No matter if you use Android, Windows, or iOS on a device from BlackBerry, Samsung, Apple, or another provider, Sybase Unwired Platform offers the integration you need.

Mobile solutions are available on SAP Store and SAP EcoHub. These repositories also enable you to search for specific mobile apps and implementation partners.

On the pages that follow, we’ll provide you with an overview of the mobile solutions SAP currently offers. The company’s product portfolio contains a number of categories, including:

  • Human resource management
  • Sales
  • Service
  • Procurement
  • Finance
  • Specialized apps

More than just timesheets: HR employees can access an interview app on the iPad. (Photo: Fotolia)

Mobile apps for human resource management

SAP Employee Lookup

  • For all employees
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later

With SAP Employee Lookup, you can call up data on your company’s employees and organization charts. Particularly suited to large firms, the app includes a virtual address book that makes it easier to find your colleagues’ e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP Interview Assistant

  • For managers, personnel administrators, and branch directors
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later

This app supports human resource managers in conducting job interviews. It provides you with an overview of all open applications, as well as information on candidates and their résumés. During interviews, it’s possible to make notes on your iPad and subsequently assess applicants. You can also use the app to access questionnaires.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP Manager Insight

  • For employees in human resources
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later

Need to access reports and employee profiles while on the move? SAP Manager Insight can help you prepare for appointments by studying company structures and tailoring reports to specific target groups no matter where you are.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP HR Approvals

  • For human resource managers
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iPhone 3GS or later / BlackBerry OS 5.0, 6.0

With SAP HR Approvals, human resource managers can approve working hours, travel time, and illness notifications from their mobile devices. In addition to notifying you automatically whenever you receive an employee inquiry, the app enables you to check whether employees are available to stand in for their colleagues.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP Leave Request

  • For all employees
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later / BlackBerry OS 5.0, 6.0

SAP Leave Request makes it possible to approve or deny leave requests while on the go. The app also offers an overview of all the corresponding details and displays employees’ remaining days of vacation. Meanwhile, employees who are not on vacation (and thus available) are shown in the calendar view.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP Timesheet

  • For all employees and project members
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later / BlackBerry OS 5.0, 6.0

With SAP Timesheet, you can enter, modify, and delete working time. The app also enables you to send entries for approval and view their status.

Link to demo on SAP Store

Sales data at a glance. (Photo: Fotolia)

Mobile apps for sales

SAP Retail Execution

  • For employees in sales, marketing
  • Industry: consumer products
  • Compatible with iOS 3.0 or later / Windows Mobile Professional Edition 6.x

This mobile CRM app gives you access to photos, statistics, notes, and virtually any other information pertaining to customer visits. You can use it to enter new customer data, as well. SAP Retail Execution’s further functions include promotion compliance checks and analysis of critical sales activities. You can also monitor whether your planning specifications have been met.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP CRM Sales

  • For sales employees in the field and/or customer support
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later / BlackBerry OS 5.0, 6.0 / Windows 7 for tablets

SAP CRM Sales enables you to handle all of your lead-to-order processes while on-site with customers. With the app, you can manage leads, update customer data, view contact histories, generate offers, and place orders. Its start menu makes it possible to access contact information, leads, opportunities, activities, order and delivery statistics, offers, and orders, as well as your calendar. Meanwhile, the app provides further useful tools in the form of account factsheets, overview charts, and sales asset downloads. SAP CRM Sales can also be used in a variety of languages.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP Customer and Contacts

  • For employees in sales
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later

SAP Customer and Contacts provides access to data on your customers and other contacts, including addresses and order histories.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP Customer Financial Fact Sheet

  • For employees in sales, customer support
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later

With SAP Customer Financial Fact Sheet, you can verify your customers’ liquidity from your mobile device of choice. Credit limits, outstanding debts, risk factors, and other financial data are among the criteria the app covers. It also gives you access to original invoices, which you can call up in PDF format and e-mail directly to customers. Furthermore, you can sort invoices by the dates on which they are processed or come due.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP ERP Order Status

  • For sales employees
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later

SAP ERP Order Status enables you to access all of your open orders. You can view them based on their order numbers, call up specific order data, and obtain information on delivery blocks and related issues, as well as on the status of deliveries. When necessary, you can also use the app to call the people you need.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP Material Availability

  • For employees in sales, customer support
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later

With SAP Material Availability, sales employees can access inventory information while on the move. It’s possible to perform searches based on price and availability and view details on individual goods. Users can reserve the products they want right within the app.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP Sales Order Notification

  • For employees in sales, customer support
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later

SAP Sales Order Notification provides you with detailed insights on sales orders, as well as an overview of suppliers, business partners, and the latest status of orders. You can also contact others by phone or e-mail directly from the app.

Link to demo on SAP Store

Apps and mobile software for service. (Photo: Fotolia)

Mobile apps for service

SAP EAM Work Order

  • For service technicians
  • Industry: maintenance
  • For Windows tablets and notebooks

Service technicians who require access to data on orders and material need look no further than SAP EAM Work Order. The app provides up-to-date information on tasks, activities, schedules, and materials consumed. It also gives employees the opportunity to view data on technical equipment and available replacement parts, which they can then pass directly on to their company’s headquarters.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP Field Service

  • For field service technicians
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with Windows Mobile Professional Edition 6.x

SAP Field Service notifies technicians on the go of new orders, which they can then accept or reject. It also delivers information on the services, products, and customers involved – even when you can’t get online.

Purchase orders and supply chains at your fingertips. (Photo: Fotolia)

Mobile apps for procurement

SAP Cart Approval

  • For decision-makers in sales
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later / BlackBerry OS 5.0, 6.0

With SAP Cart Approval, you can use your mobile device to green-light employee orders. The app also issues notifications when new orders are received and provides information on those who have placed them.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP ERP Quality Issue

  • For all employees
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later

SAP ERP Quality Issue is meant to help deal with problems that can arise in the quality of deliveries. With it, you can describe an issue and assign it a specific priority. Your entry will then be forwarded to the corresponding contact person. Meanwhile, one of the app’s particularly practical functions enables you to take photographs of incidents, scan in order numbers, and send them as attachments.

Link to demo on SAP Store

Mobile access to financial data. (Foto: Fotolia)

Mobile apps for finance

SAP Payment Approvals

  • For finance department managers and accountants
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later

This app gives accountants the ability to view and approve open payment batches and invoice documents, while a list displays an overview of all outstanding and processed approvals. This includes amounts, cost centers, statuses, schedules, and other details of payments.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP Travel Expense Approval

  • For managers
  • Industry: maintenance
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later / BlackBerry OS 5.0, 6.0

As its name suggests, this app is for reviewing and approving travel expenses. It lists all of the relevant expense reports and notifies you of pending approvals. In handling the accounting of travel expenses, the app also automatically monitors compliance with your company’s guidelines.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP Travel Receipt Capture

  • For business travelers
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later / BlackBerry OS 5.0, 6.0

Those who travel on business can use SAP Travel Receipt Capture to send their expense reports to the relevant financial departments. After entering expenses into the app, users can photograph the corresponding receipts and add spoken memos if necessary. Their entries are then sent directly to the SAP ERP application in question.

Link to demo on SAP Store

Apps for citizens, doctors, and freight drivers (Photo: Fotolia)

Specialized apps

SAP Citizen Connect

  • For citizens
  • Target markets: public administrators, municipal authorities, universities
  • Compatible with iOS 4.2 or later

With this app, citizens can report potholes, faulty street lighting, and other issues they come across in their cities. It can also provide regular updates on the status of their processing. In addition to integrating with SAP CRM and SAP ERP applications, SAP Citizen Connect gives communities the option of applying their own branding to the app.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP Electronic Medical Record

  • For doctors
  • Industries: healthcare
  • Compatible with iOS 4.2 or later / Android 3.0

Based on SAP Mobile Framework for Healthcare, SAP Electronic Medical Record gives doctors access to vital signs, x-rays, CT scans, histories, contact information, diagnoses, and other patient information.

Link to demo on Apple’s App Store

SAP StreamWork

  • For all employees
  • Suitable for a variety of industries
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later / BlackBerry OS 5.0, 6.0

This collaborative software is now available for mobile devices. With SAP StreamWork, you can connect with your colleagues just like on Facebook and share documents. The app supports e-mail, calendar, camera, and voice-recording functions. It also syncs the entries and changes you make while on the move with the server in question.

Link to demo on Apple’s App Store

SAP Transport Notification and Status

  • For drivers of freight-forwarding companies
  • Industry: transport and logistics
  • Compatible with Android 3.0

SAP Transport Notification and Status displays the current state of individual deliveries and provides information that helps drivers plan their routes. Users can confirm deliveries and report delays – as well as access details on open freight orders – from virtually any location.

Link to demo on SAP Store

SAP Transport Tendering

  • For all employees
  • Industry: transport and logistics
  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 or later

With SAP Transport Tendering, you can receive and process incoming freight orders. The app also enables you to send information on changes in schedules and prices, as well as check addresses and directions on maps. Its further functions cover making calendar entries, monitoring appointments, and get in touch with contacts by e-mail or phone.

Link to demo on Apple’s App Store

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