Innumerable organisations leveraging enterprise applications services to improve the flexibility and scalability of IT services and solutions delivered to their end users and customers. There has considerable changes in the way companies do business and organize their operations.
By this article you will get to know the highlights of SAP’s mobile enterprise solutions and the right technology option to choose for your enterprise. SAP is growing exponentially in Mobility Space and we have multiple ways in which SAP provides rich enterprise mobile applications.
Increasing demand for handheld access to enterprise applications and business data is driving the need for more adaptive, dependable and cost-efficient IT solutions. By integrating mobile applications with back office data management platforms, companies can access and analyse data about customers, employees and operations much faster. This anytime, anywhere access to information helps business managers across the enterprise to make real-time, strategic decisions that deliver business value.
In the trend of supercomputing technology, enterprise mobility allows organizations to earn business value by engaging closely with colleagues, suppliers, partners, and customers. With always-on online connectivity, employees wish to get more tasks completed in less time, from wherever they are.
SAP Fiori is a collection of apps with a simple and easy to use experience for broadly and frequently used SAP functions that work seamlessly across devices – tablet, smartphone or desktop. Fiori is developed by SAP working closely with over 200+ clients to understand the most commonly used business functions and ways in which the user experience for those functions could be improved and simplified.
SAP Mobile Platform (SMP):
SMP is SAP’s mobile application development platform which allows us to quickly build and deploy mobile applications across a range of mobile devices. This is a middleware platform, which enables users to connect the existing enterprise systems or applications with the mobile devices. This development platform is available on-premise or in the cloud and offers variety of resources and connections to facilitate the development process.
SAP Fiori is a set of web applications that work on mobile devices and network connected laptops and desktop computers) and SMP provides a platform for creating, deploying and managing mobile applications
These solutions and crisp comparison between these solutions. Let’s compare these solutions and see which one fits best to your business scenario:
|SAP Mobile Platform
|Fiori is a collection of apps with a simple and easy to use experience for broadly and frequently used SAP software functions that work seamlessly across devices – desktop, tablet, or Smartphone. This is not a platform, rather these are ready to use applications and hence with little installation and configuration, become available for customers to use.
|The SMP is an on-premise or cloud-based mobile application development platform that accelerates the development and delivery of secure, highly scalable business-to-enterprise (B2E) and business-to-consumer (B2C) mobile applications on any device.
SMP is a mobile enterprise application platform that securely mobilizes information on a variety of mobile devices.
Thus using SMP, developer has to build a complete custom application that meets business requirements.
|Fiori Architecture is simple and relies on three components.
No mobile platform is required
|The Architecture is little complex as compared to Fiori:
Afaria Server offers integrated device management and security for the broadest range of platforms from a single, web based console.
|Easier to deploy and use Fiori apps than the SMP.
SAP Fiori are (online web based) lightweight apps fetching data directly from the backend system.
|SMP supports two mobile business object-based application types:
Native Applications :
Hybrid Web Container-based Hybrid Applications:
|WEB RESPONSIVE DESIGN
Facts and statements in this article are taken from SCN.SAP and Gartner research and are publicly available information. Some of the statements are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Figure courtesy by SCN SAP database.