Wednesday, May 12, 2010

SAP Mobility Goes Mainstream in 2010

I read an interesting article today on SAP's SCN that announces mobility will be a key focus of SAPPHIRE 2010.  Here is an excerpt, "We are in the midst of what might be described as a smartphone revolution.  It is clear that SAP has also accepted this."  In an independent analysis, Bob Evans wrote a piece (Information Week, April 30, 2010) titled: "Inside SAP: 10 Factors Behind Its Dramatic Turnaround."  In this article, he calls out "Making Mobile Matter" as one of these 10 factors.  He quotes J. Snabe, co-CEO, SAP AG, as saying that SAP is committed to making sure that "SAP solutions can be accessed from all leading mobile platforms, like RIM, Nokia, Apple, Google Android, etc."

SAP's co-CEO Jim Snabe has made enterprise mobility a key priority of SAP.  More than a dozen mobile applications that integrate with SAP will be demonstrated at Sapphire this year.  2010 is an extraordinary time to be involved in SAP enterprise mobility.  If you would like to learn more about SAP enterprise mobility please join the Linkedin group of the same name or contact me.

If you are attending Sapphire this year and want to look at the latest in mobile applications then look for the following companies:
  • Vivido Labs
  • Sky Technologies
  • Leapfactor
  • Syclo
  • Sybase
  • RoamBI
  • ClickSoftware

Kevin Benedict
SAP Mentor, Mobile Industry Analyst, Founder/CEO Netcentric Strategies LLC
Author of the report Enterprise Mobile Data Solutions, 2009
Mobile Strategy Consultant and Web 2.0 Marketing Services
***Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility consultant and Web 2.0 marketing expert. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.