After few years of evolution, ups and downs and wrong turns, it appears like SAP’s mobile strategy is headed in the right direction. As a company we own a SAP integrated mobile app platform and have believed in the power of enterprise mobile apps for some time now.
SAP has gone ahead and moved its GUI to SAP FIORI apps with full openness to developers for enhancing and creating new apps using UI5 development. We are excited about the solutioning possibilities with FIORI and UI5.
We see the possibilities around 3 gigantic dimensions –
Vast SAP ERP backend data is now alive
There are so many transactions and associated data that gets captured at the backend level. It used to be a troublesome task to weave a use case where back end data is in action with mobile based transaction. With the openness of UI5 development and eased licensing mechanism it has become practically possible to consume the huge part of transactional data in mobile use cases.
UI5 as Gateway to Networked and Aggregated World
Backend purchase requisition can now match available prices from various vendors and auto generate a purchase order. It’s possible now to see weather pattern on the transportation route for a potato buyer just before creating a purchase order.
Location Awareness and all other enhancements of a Mobile App
With phone comes the GPS chip and that means location aware applications. Seeing top 10 distributors is one thing, but seeing top 2 in the vicinity is another. We already know being able to touch that erstwhile dead label on the screen and initiate a call has been the reason behind many successful mobile app based businesses.