Lynton Howes

SAP accelerates Mobile Solutions offering

On the 19th September, SAP announced the opening of a new SAP Mobility Design Centre in Palo Alto, Calif., to help customers meet the growing need for individualized mobile solutions. The centre is a one-stop shop for designing, developing and validating customer-specific mobile enterprise solutions that are intuitive for users and leverage features such as touch, camera, GPS and other device functionality across a variety of device platforms.

Clearly, SAP is leading the way in mobile enterprise apps, in response to mobile application development becoming a top concern for enterprises and their CIOs. According to the 2012 Gartner CIO Survey, 61 percent of respondents plan to enhance their mobile capability during the next three years, with 48 percent believing they will become leaders by fully adopting innovative mobile solutions.[1] Read the full news article here.

SAP Mobile Solutions are coming soon – if you aren’t already using them. What does this mean from a change management, training and user-adoption perspective? As with any component in a technology deployment, you must ensure that your Change Strategy considers the integration of mobile solutions from the very beginning of the project, permitting early user involvement to allow opportunities for feedback into the design and deployment of the apps. And of course, don’t overlook the unique training requirements of using mobile solutions.

[1]Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms,” William Clark, Ian Finley, Song Chuang, April 26, 2012


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