Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2011 SAP Pinnacle Award Goes to an SAP Mobility Partner

Yesterday it was announced that SAP has awarded one of their mobility partners, ClickSoftware, with the 2011 SAP Pinnacle Award in the category of "Software Solution Innovator of the Year."  The award will be presented on May 16 at SAPPHIRE NOW.

It is interesting that SAP chose a mobility partner.  I am speculating, but this award may have been boosted by ClickSoftware's recent success closing a large deal with SAP's customer Skanska UK’s Utilities Operating Unit, which is part of the massive construction group Skanska AB.  Skanska will run ClickSoftware’s Mobile Enterprise Applications on iPhones and iPad tablets (read more...). 

Skanska will be implementing a number of interesting mobile features, in addition to the usual stuff, like site schematic diagrams, safety procedures, project plans and customer and asset historical information, plus many other features that will be integrated into Skanska's SAP environment.

Boyd Neal, Business Systems Manager at Skanska had the following to say about their selected mobile solution, "It gives our clients the confidence that our engineers will arrive at the right time, with the right skills and the right information to get the job done first time. It also provides us with a workforce management platform from which we can drive significant organizational efficiencies.”

I wonder when we will see interesting mobile applications like this come directly out of the SAP/Sybase labs?  I think this topic deserves another article.

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