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Sign-off to go live in 180 days: Delivering a key mobile app on SAP's new mobile platform

Sign-off to go live in 180 days: Delivering a key mobile app on SAP's new mobile platform

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Advanced Field Sales for ERP with SAP Unwired Platform Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Ben Robinson, Practice Director, AgilityWorksJulian Bond, Head of ICT, Hillarys Blinds SAP Consumer Products Forum UK & Ireland 13th March 2012, Hellidon Lakes, NorthamptonshireEnterprise Mobility Solution Centre
  • 2. SAP Mobile Projects: Common Preconceptions Expensive Lengthy Different technology per solution Nobody is using SAP and SUP yet Only lightweight apps run on SUP Poor usability and user experience Difficult to support and maintain
  • 3.  Company background – Hillarys Blinds Sales organisation  1 000 field-based Retail Sales network plus Telesales  B2B and B2C Sales process  Promotion driven  Central management and distribution of appointments to sales team  Order capture and amendment in the field
  • 4.  Business demanded a ‘selling’ tool not just an ‘ordering’ tool Technology obsolescence  Operating System, Screen Technology & Resolution Lack of flexibility  Device footprint Tied-to client device/operating system  Providing a future capability for BYOD
  • 5. SUP and MEAP Buy or Build Device Type Operating SystemData Model & Offline / Online SAP Landscape Deployment
  • 6.  7 differences from a ‘normal’ SAP project  1. Platform not enterprise applications  2. Core skills and experience ▪ Java, Javascript, JSON, XML, XSD, Web Services, SOAP, hybrid web- container, SQL Anywhere, Synchronisation, DCN, PI, ESR, Mobile OS  3. Designing user interfaces  4. Co-development project to promote self-sufficiency  5. Development environment considerations  6. Enterprise security  7. Timescales
  • 7.  Hillarys have invested in a mobile platform  not just a point solution Future plans  Visualisation (Augmented Reality)  Cross-selling and up-selling tools  Enhanced promotional support  Integrated customer service  Mobile Analytics
  • 8. SAP Mobile Projects:  Sign-off to go-live in 180 days Common Preconceptions  1st native Android SUPX Expensive implementation in UKX Lengthy  Mobile projects are differentX Different technology per solution  Consider the long-term viewX Nobody is using SAP and SUP yet  User interface design takes timeX Only lightweight apps run on SUPX Poor usability and user experience  Put yourself in the users’ shoesX Difficult to support and maintain  Consider your current skillset  Find the right partner! Come and see us on stand for a demo or case study of Advanced Field Sales, Retail Execution, Mobile Analytics
  • 9. Retail Execution by AgilityWorks