Update: SAP Apps for iPhone and iPad

The iTunes App Store has a new assortment of SAP apps. (Graphic: grasundsterne)

Another pack of mobile apps have surfaced in recent months, and we’ve taken a closer look at a number of them to bring you this report.

Read on for more information on:

  • SAP BusinessObjects Mobile
  • SAP Sales OnDemand for iPad
  • SAP CRM Sales
  • SAP Business ByDesign Active Sales
  • SAP Travel OnDemand for iPad
  • SAP Customer Briefing
  • SAP Access Approver
  • SAP ERP Order Status
  • SAP Material Availability
  • SAP Transport Tendering

SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

SAP BusinessObjects Mobile is designed specifically for iPad and only works in tandem with the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform. With it, you can analyze data and trends and generate reports from SAP Crystal Reports and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence – all while on the move. The app even works when no Internet connection is available and comes with support for Sybase Unwired Platform.

–          Language: English

–          For iPad (iOS 4.3 or later)

SAP Sales OnDemand for iPad

SAP Sales OnDemand for iPad enables you to view customer information, review data, and edit attached files on Apple’s tablet. On the app’s starting screen, a newsfeed displays the latest on specific coworkers and recently uploaded data records. The app also provides information on customers and other contacts, leads, opportunities, competitors, appointments, and tasks. The additional functions SAP Sales OnDemand for iPad offers are many: You can use it to enter new appointments, tasks, opportunities, and contacts, as well as to convert leads into opportunities and calculate prices while on the go. It’s also possible to upload new images and attachments.

To use this app, you’ll need a license for the SAP Sales OnDemand solution. Any entries you make while on the move will then be synced with the back end.

–          For iPad (iOS 4.0 or later)

–          Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

SAP CRM Sales

Anyone who uses SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) should also consider trying out this free app version. With SAP CRM Sales, employees in sales can access the data in their full-fledged SAP CRM installations. This puts all of their customers and other contacts, leads, opportunities, offers, and SAP CRM calendars in the palm of their hand whenever needed. In addition to helping plan customer visits and other appointments, the app can locate customers and other contacts using your device’s GPS sensor and deliver relevant information sheets and surveys.

–          For iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

–          iOS 4.2 or later

–          Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

SAP Business ByDesign Active Sales

SAP Business ByDesign Active Sales is meant to provide sales employees in particular with an app that complements the on-demand solution SAP Business ByDesign. The mobile offering enables users to present product catalogs to their customers while in the field, enter sales orders through SAP Business ByDesign, and then sync them with the solution’s back end at a later point in time. In the process, it’s possible to copy a previous order or use a specific template. Meanwhile, there’s no need to worry about not having an Internet connection: You can keep using SAP Business ByDesign Active Sales and let it sync any changes you make into your SAP Business ByDesign solution whenever you get back online.

–          For iPad (iOS 5.0 or later)

–          Language(s): Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

SAP Customer Briefing

SAP Customer Briefing is another mobile app designed specifically for iPad, but with sales managers in mind. It provides users visiting customers with access to all of the relevant facts and figures in their SAP CRM applications, including current news, résumés, analyses, and data on past business. Managers can also view current opportunities, as well as those won and lost. Those interested in using SAP Customer Briefing will need a license for SAP CRM.

–          For iPad (iOS 4.3 or later)

–          Language(s): Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

SAP Access Approver

This app facilitates mobile access to data in SAP GRC Access Approver, which enables admins to view requests for users and access rights from virtually anywhere before signing off on them. You can also add comments and contact the corresponding colleagues by phone or e-mail right from within the app.

–          For iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (third generation), iPad

–          iOS 4.2 or later

–          Language(s): Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

SAP ERP Order Status

With this app and the mobile connection it provides to your SAP ERP application, you won’t be at a loss for words the next time a customer asks, “Where’s my order?” You can simply look up the order online either by using the “My Customers” list or entering the order number in question. In addition, the app gives you the ability to track shipments, investigate delivery issues, and call internal contacts in sales when necessary. You can also mark orders for processing at a later point in time.

SAP ERP Order Status requires an SAP ERP license and is compatible with Sybase Unwired Platform 2.1.1.

–          For iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (third and fourth generation), iPad

–          iOS 4.3 or later

–          Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

SAP Material Availability

SAP Material Availability gives you a constant overview of all the details on your materials, including product images, material numbers, and grouping arrangements. In addition, the app enables you to call up prices and, as you might expect, check the availability of materials. It also runs on Sybase Unwired Platform 2.1.2.

–          For iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (third and fourth generation), iPad

–          iOS 4.0 or later

–          Language(s): Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

SAP Transport Tendering

Thanks to its integration with SAP Transport Management, you can use this app to receive freight transport requests while on the go and quickly respond to changes in schedules and prices. Its GPS functionality also gives you the option of checking addresses and routes on a map. In addition, SAP Transport Tendering complements its e-mail and telephony functions with support for calendar entries.

SAP Transport Tendering runs on Sybase Unwired Platform 2.1.1 and supports Afaria, as well.

–          For iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (third and fourth generation), iPad

–          iOS 4.2 or later

–          Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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