Mobilizing the Enterprise - The SAP perspective

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How SAP can run hundreds of apps out-of-the-box, be opened up for mobile development and has a full-blown mobile application platform to mobilize SAP and non-SAP

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Mobilizing the Enterprise - The SAP perspective

  1. 1. Mario Aerts - Flexso BENEFITS AND INSIGHTS FROM THE SAP PERSPECTIVE
  2. 2. Who we are • Leading SAP Service Partner in Belgium & Luxemburg • Evolved from niche player to full service provider • Clear focus on training, research & innovation (early adopter) • Organized in competence centres
  3. 3. Earlier this morning
  4. 4. Earlier this morning...
  5. 5. Earlier this morning...
  6. 6. Today we’ll show how SAP... • can run hundreds of apps out-of-the-box • can be opened up for mobile development • has a full-blown mobile application platform to mobilize SAP and non-SAP
  7. 7. Agenda • Out-of-the-box mobile applications • Open up SAP for mobile app development • SAP Mobile Platform
  8. 8. SAP apps – What? • • • • • • Apps collection (150+) Simple operations Top transactions Consumer grade UI Responsive design Work out-of-the-box
  9. 9. SAP apps – Key Features • • • • • Apps designed for increased productivity Role based, so users get only what they need Branding & theming possibilities Robust & simple architecture Extensible and modifiable
  10. 10. SAP apps – Stakeholders Manager and Approvers Improve management productivity, streamline processes, and impact business results Employees IT Department Improve employee productivity and impact business results by getting the job done anytime, anywhere Customer satisfaction, cross device support for majority of the functions they use, reusing existing components & architecture Purchasing Agent Sales Representative Improve productivity of the purchasing agent for a fast business continuity Improve productivity of the Sales Representative for a closer connection to his customer
  11. 11. Apps (wave 1)                  My Leave Requests My Timesheet My Travel Requests My Paystub My Benefits My Shopping Cart Track Shopping Carts Approve Requests Approve Leave Requests Approve Timesheets Approve Travel Requests Approve Travel Expenses Approve Shopping Carts Approve Purchase Orders Approve Requisitions Approve Purchase Contracts My Spend Employee Manager Sales Purchasing       Check Price and Availability Track Sales Orders Track Shipments Customer Invoices Create Sales Orders Change Sales Orders  Track Purchase Order  Order from Requisitions
  12. 12. Scope Standard Application Installation & configuration Application alignment modification & enhancement Roles, User Home Page and Workflow configuration Integrating SAP Apps with SAP Mobile Portal Basic Branding Application Platform Start Network & Security configuration Verify and prepare SAP Backend Infrastructure Installation
  13. 13. SAP apps • Happy productive employees • On any device anytime • Fixed time, fixed scope, fixed price implementation • Focus on operations instead of development
  14. 14. Agenda • Out-of-the-box mobile applications • Open up SAP for mobile app development • SAP Mobile Platform
  15. 15. The vision on SAP As a webdeveloper I don’t understand SAP logic With SAP best practices we run our business better SAP systems are too slow for user interaction We need to support few interfaces because SAP is integrated SAP is the core engine of my business processes SAP pays no attention to user interfaces
  16. 16. SAP Netweaver Gateway • • • • Open User oriented Self describing Standard based
  17. 17. Open up your SAP system • Connect with open source SDK’s – Java – Windows – Android – Objective C – Javascript – ...
  18. 18. Agenda • Out-of-the-box mobile applications • Open up SAP for mobile app development • SAP Mobile Platform
  19. 19. What is Enterprise Mobility? Back-end Middleware Front-end App Lifecycle Mgt App Deployment Development Tools Databases Offline Capability Synchronization Mobile Apps Integration Security Device Management Business Software Mobile Platform Mobile Devices
  20. 20. Why a platform? • Native • Hybrid • Web • Need support for various usage scenario’s
  21. 21. Databases Mobile Apps Business Software Mobile Devices
  22. 22. Why a platform?
  23. 23. Why a platform? • Different user groups • Heterogenious user expectations – Industrial mobile workers – Occasional users – White collar mobile workers • Employees vs customers
  24. 24. Native Hybrid Mobile Web Metadata SMS • Supports all OS and form factors • Multiple app architectures SAP Mobile Platform • Developer can bring own toolset (BYOT) • Mobile apps for B2B, B2E and B2C Development tools Middleware Mobile services Enterprise backends SAP 3th party application Database • Connect to any backend
  25. 25. Native Hybrid Mobile Web Metadata SMS Access SOP • First class UX • Target device • Performance
  26. 26. Native Hybrid Mobile Web Metadata SMS Manage installations • Single code base • Multiple platforms (iOS, Android) • Device access
  27. 27. Native Hybrid Mobile Web Metadata SMS Lookup locations • Simple task • BYOD
  28. 28. Native Hybrid Mobile Web Metadata SMS Workorder mgmt • Complex task • Industrial env. • Mass offline data
  29. 29. Native Hybrid Mobile Web Metadata SMS • Off-the-shelf solutions for heavy offline apps – Workorder management – CRM Sales Manager – Inventory Manager
  30. 30. SAP Mobile Platform • Support complex requirements – Full-blown mobile middleware – All mobile development paradigms – Build applications for all user groups – Scalable, robust and governance
  31. 31. Native Hybrid Mobile Web SAP Mobile Platform Cloud Edition Development tools • Supports popuplar OS and form factors • Instant available • Hosting by SAP Middleware Enterprise backends Cloud Connector SAP 3th party application Database • Cloud Connector secure SSL VPN Connection • Fine grained access control
  32. 32. Demo Open Flexso positions • Publicly available • Configurable authentication • Integrate securely e-rec SAP data
  33. 33. SAP Mobile Platform Cloud • Cloud offering – Instant availability – Reduced TCO – Try & Buy • State-of-the-art mobile services • Robust and secure integration of on premise data
  34. 34. Key-points to take home • Deploy SAP out-of-the-box apps easily for happy end-users • Open up your SAP system for any frontend • SAP has a leader mobile platform which can be used to cover all requirements • SMP is offered in the Cloud for low footprint
  35. 35. www.cronos.be

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