Considering that 71 percent of IT leaders see mobile as transformational and that 80 percent of the Fortune 500 are already planning on implementing mobile apps, there is immense opportunity to build a mobile apps business with an increasingly engaged and invested customer audience.
Less than a year ago SAP launched the SAP Mobile Apps Partner program to enable developers and partners to build mobile apps leveraging the SAP Mobile Platform and make these mobile apps available to our 230,000 customers and millions of users via the enterprise-ready SAP Store. In less than a year, this new and vibrant ecosystem has grown to nearly 200 partners in the program.
We anticipate that number to continue to grow as we further turn to the SAP ecosystem to deliver mobile apps for customers as a core part of our mobile strategy, especially as many of SAP’s core industries are fueling the need for apps that are laser focused on addressing specific use cases and scenarios.
SAP 2013 Industry Mobile Apps Challenges
In this spirit, and to meet the needs of our customers in three of our key industries, we have launched Industry Mobile Apps Challenges for Retail, Wholesale Distribution and Transportation and Logistics. Each Mobile Apps Challenge is open to existing SAP mobile apps partners as well as any prospective partners in the form of developers or independent software vendors looking to expand their current business and have the opportunity to win monetary rewards and valuable marketing exposure.
The winner of each SAP Industry Mobile Apps Challenge will be awarded EUR10,000 and each finalist will be awarded EUR3,000.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be one of the industry-leading innovative partners to build mobile apps on the SAP Mobile Platform and reach millions of business users via the SAP Store.
Custom Solutions Group – “3 Ways that Businesses Struggle with Mobile” – May 2012
Forrester – “Mobile Trends of “Fortune 500” Companies” – June 2012