DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — To simplify and unify the mobile enterprise SAP AG today announced general availability of the award-winning SAP Mobile Platform 3.0. The latest version provides unmatched flexibility, productivity and scalability for millions of developers creating beautiful user-centric employee, business and consumer mobile apps via a full-spectrum, open standards-based platform architecture and one common software development kit (SDK).
Al Simplified, Unified and Open SAP Mobile Platform
With the latest release of one of the leading mobile application development platforms, SAP completes the full unification of its historically proven mobile app development platform frameworks, making it easier than ever for customers to build and deploy apps. It provides an open standards-based architecture that embraces a “bring-your-own-tools” (BYOT) strategy through integration with third-party development tools. It uses Open Data (OData) Protocol APIs and the open-source Apache Cordova software, which makes it far more attractive for developers and significantly lowers TCO for the customer.
“While there are many new vendors in the enterprise mobility space contributing to customer choice, they also introduce unwanted complexity,” said Dirk Boessmann, senior vice president, Mobile Development, SAP. “SAP has long been a leader in the mobile industry and we now see the need to simplify for the customer. SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 makes it easy to build and secure mobile apps for an amazing user experience, while providing unparalleled deployment flexibility. Mobile is not a choice but an imperative and I am proud to say that we are ushering in the next generation of mobile.”
Innovative, Powerful Apps to Run on SAP Mobile Platform
To maximize end-user productivity through beautifully simple yet powerful consumer-friendly mobile apps, SAP customers are envisioned to soon be able to access existing and custom-built SAP Fiori appsthrough SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 via the SDK or the SAP Fiori Client mobile app. Additionally, updated versions of SAP Work Manager, SAP Inventory Manager and SAP CRM Service Manager mobile apps are planned to be available soon on the SAP Mobile Platform 3.0. Through the power of the new SAP Mobile Platform, SAP Work Manager 6.1 is intended to have added functionality, including geographic information system (GIS) and 3-D visualization, enterprise resource planning (ERP) customer service and crew management integration. In SAP Inventory Manager 4.0, support is planned to be added for Android, iOS and Windows 8 to match the native device and offline support seen in SAP Work Manager and SAP CRM Service Manager. By leveraging the new open UI SDK for SAP Mobile Platform, complex business processes are aimed at getting simplified user experiences, such as allowing users to interact with Esri mobile GIS within SAP Work Manager.
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