Mobile Applications with SAP Mobile Platform
Mobile technology has become an integral part of everyday life - supercharged by consumer adoption. There is a need for speed, and business must catch up. Requirements to access to information anytime and anywhere has accelerated growth of mobile devices and increased bandwidth, resulting in high demand for enterprise mobile apps to empower mobile employees.
SAP is the market leader in enterprise mobility and offers the combination of a cutting-edge mobile device management (MDM) solutions and a leading mobile enterprise applications platform (MEAP).
Take advantage of this US$7.7 billion market opportunity and reach more than 200,000 SAP customers. Certify your app and market your solutions on the SAP Store, where businesses got to find enterprise-ready apps. And take advantage of the expertise of your peers in our collaborative mobile developer community.
SAP's goal is to provide customers a rich portfolio of attractive, high-quality, ready-to-implement mobile apps across all industries, with the expectation that more than 80% of these apps will be built by our partners. This represents a huge opportunity for developers. Review our:
- SAP Mobile
- SAP Mobile (Replay boot camp from July 2013)
NEW: SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services
SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services, the foundation of SAP’s mobile app development strategy and the next step in delivering mobile innovations in the cloud, now available for our SAP PartnerEdge Application Development partners (see )
SAP Mobile Platform
SAP Mobile Platform gives you the tools you need to drive mobile initiatives across your entire organization – with a consistent development platform highly adaptable to ever-changing business needs. This platform:
- Exchanges data between traditional back-end systems to multiple mobile devices
- Enables creation of enterprise-grade applications using a single development platform
- Empowers workers to access enterprise applications on corporate or personal devices
- Protects data with end-to-end encryption and enhanced application security
To develop mobile apps on top of the SAP Mobile Platform 3.0, please sign up for the Innovation Pack for mobile. To make yourself familiar with SAP Mobile Platform please check the .
SAP Afaria is the world’s most powerful, flexible mobile device management and security solution for the enterprise. SAP Afaria provides you with a single administrative console to centrally manage, secure and deploy mobile data, applications and devices. SAP Afaria servers power a wide array of client features for device management for both handheld and laptop devices. This solution:
- Protects your investment today and tomorrow
- Provides extensive security and flexibility
- Offers powerful application and device management
- Allows IT to deliver fixes, upgrades and refreshes to mobile users in the field
With the SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 that is covered by the Innovation Pack for mobile, you can install SAP Afaria to test the integration of your mobile app.
SAP Gateway technology provides a simple way for non-SAP developers to develop business applications to connect devices, environments and platforms to SAP software based on market standards. SAP Gateway provides access to SAP Business Suite data via open standards-based REST/Odata (XML or JSON) for use in mobile applications based on Android or iOS, or in Web-based user interfaces based on HTML5, PHP or Java. This technology:
- Provides powerful development tools for easy entry into SAP-based scenarios
- Supports open standards (REST-based OData)
- Includes sophisticated monitoring, logging, security
- Integrates with SAP Solution Manager
Developer licenses and resources for SAP Gateway are included in the Innovation pack for application integration.
New: SAP Backend Systems in the Cloud for Partners
SAP partners can now develop and test SAP backend integration on their private instances deployed from the SAP Cloud Appliance Library for Partners.
SAP Mobile Academy
Theprovides additional information and videos about the SAP Mobile Platform and SAP Mobile Secure.
Video: Develper´s introduction to the SAP Mobile Platform (7:58 min)
Try These Resources to Get Started
- Consuming SAP Back-End Systems
- Sybase Unwired Platform
- More developer resources can be found
Highlighted Mobile Applications
Process your CRM service requests with your iPad on- and offline. Service requests are synchronized with SAP CRM service. Reduce processing time with a simple and easy-to-use user interface. Create new service requests faster and with better data quality by capturing customer data via QR codes.
The Mobile Sales for SAP ERP solution enables customers running SAP ERP to sell better. Get access to customer data, order history, and product information anytime with this offline solution running on iPad, Android and Windows tablets. Create new sales orders on the go and leverage the tight SAP integration of Sybase Unwired Platform.
BusinessPad is a comprehensive mobile platform designed to meet all the demands of employees’ daily operations, such as content distribution, presentation of the products catalog and business process management via the innovative BusinessPublishing module. Using a Web console, users can configure the app, upload and deploy content on tablets. The content is stored on the device, allowing users to work offline and continually update the content automatically on the app.