SAP Mobile Apps for Windows 8
SAP plans to offer six business apps for Windows 8 for use on devices of various form factors focused on enterprise functions such as training, recruiting and sales. All six of these mobile apps are planned to be available for download in both the Windows Store and SAP® Store. These mobile apps include:
-- SAP® WorkDeck, developed first for Windows 8, is a new persona-centric
app that offers contextual integration of various information sources
and processes into a role-based view. SAP WorkDeck allows employees to
initiate new requests, oversee upcoming events and monitor the progress,
as well as enables managers to react and process workflows on-the-go,
such as travel, leave and purchasing requests.
-- SAP® Manager Insight is an employee profile app that provides managers
with access to key indicators, such as diversity, headcount, employee
talent by location, as well as employee profiles, to drive collaborative
and informed human resources (HR) decision-making.
-- SAP® Learning Assistant is a training app that gives on-the-go workers
tag-along teachers. It makes on-demand, online training available
anytime, anywhere so workers can access required classes to address
compliance and job requirements.
-- SAP® Interview Assistant is a recruiting app that eases the cumbersome
task of arranging interviews. It also helps managers review candidate
information, prepare notes, record results, and provide immediate
feedback to HR.
-- SAP® Customer Financial Fact Sheet is a customer profile app for account
executives to access financial data, invoices and critical sales orders
in real time.
-- SAP® GRC Policy Survey is a policy app for employees to review and
acknowledge relevant policy changes and fill in surveys to ensure they
understand the policies.
"We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with SAP, to create great new apps that our customers can use to address business needs and uncover new opportunities," said Erwin Visser, senior director, Windows Commercial, Microsoft Corp. "We are very pleased with the commitment of SAP to Windows 8; the apps that SAP is developing for Windows 8 take advantage of the beautiful new Windows user interface and will help our customers be even more mobile, secure, productive and efficient."
These apps aim to take advantage of the touch capability and features of the new Windows user interface, such as zoom, tiles and Snap mode, enabling users to easily interact with SAP data. All SAP mobile apps for Windows 8 are planned to include a trial mode to allow customers to be able to download the apps from the Windows Store and evaluate them before purchasing.
"SAP continues to build on its tradition of delivering innovation to its enterprise customer base, in this case, providing the foundation for mobile computing," said Sanjay Poonen, president and head of Mobile Division, SAP. "SAP takes advantage of the current install base and customer relationships to transform enterprises to a mobile-centric computing model. We look forward to helping our customers fully leverage Windows 8 and bringing new business and consumer apps to the industry that take full advantage of the new Windows user interface."
Enhancing Enterprise Security Through SAP Afaria Customers can help secure their mobile environment to help protect Windows 8 devices, content and apps using one of the industry's mobile device management leaders, SAP Afaria2, which is available for Windows 8 today. SAP Afaria is also now certified to fully support Intel-based tablets featuring Windows 8.
"Having SAP Afaria available for Windows 8-based devices with Intel® Atom(TM) and Core(TM) processors greatly expands mobile device choice," said Rick Echevarria, vice president and general manager, Business Client Platform Division, Intel. "It also helps improve the overall effectiveness of customers'
enterprise mobile solutions by increasing content and enhanced application security."
SAP also announced plans to develop apps for Windows RT and Windows Phone 8.
Product Name Changes
Sybase® Unwired Platform is now called SAP Mobile Platform and Afaria is now known as SAP Afaria.
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(1)Gartner, 2012 Gartner Magic
Quadrant for Mobile Application
(2)IDC, #236835, Volume: 1
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