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SAP Co-Innovation Lab Projects - Mobility - Archive

Overview:

The SAP Global Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) Network hosts and facilitates a broad range of events and activities to foster project based co-innovation, enabling and extend the capabilities of our partners and SAP. Joint achievements of projects are showcased as packaged deliverables to gain broader momentum around their co-innovation and to make the topic more tangible. The COIL projects pages provide further insight.

The following list outlines a high-level perspective for the major projects successfully completed in the further past in the area of mobile technology and solutions. For more actual projects please go to SAP Co-Innovation Lab Projects - Mobile Technology & Solutions.

Padma Wave 1: Workforce Management on iPad

with Accenture [COIL Bangalore, May 2011]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Project2011_Padma_W1_Accenture.jpg Companies are striving to unwire HR processes in a cost-conscious manner by re-using existing SAP HCM functionality. Accenture teamed up with SAP and Sybase in the Padma program (Partner-delivered mobile applications) to bring employee lifecycle management to the iPad. The native iPad application incorporates architectural guidelines and best practices for SUP to connect to SAP HCM and additional forms functionalities from Accenture. The project environment in COIL facilitated close collaboration on all technical aspects during implementation leading to a real end-user focused solution. Click here to read more about the project.

Padma Wave 1: Managing infrastructure projects on iPad

with AkaaRa Consulting [COIL Bangalore, May 2011]


  http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Project2011_Padma_W1_Akaara.jpg Infrastructure projects require on-site management of resources such as material, equipment and people in remote locations. At the same time, real-time integration with company data and processes is key. AkaaRa Consulting joined COIL and signed up for the Padma program (Partner-delivered mobile applications) to build a mobile solution that supports efficient infrastructure project execution. AkaaRa created the solution in a system landscape hosted in COIL in close collaboration with Sybase and SAP mobility experts. Click here to read more about the project.


Padma Wave 1: Mobile Sales Force Automation for SAP ERP on Sybase and SAP

with Arteria Technologies [COIL Bangalore, May 2011]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Project2011_Padma_W1_Arteria.jpg Arteria joined the COIL program Padma (Partner-delivered mobile applications) and built mSFA Advantage, a mobile solution for sales force automation for SAP ERP. Arteria has a long history in mobility both on SAP NetWeaver Mobile as well as native client technologies. Through close collaboration with experts from Sybase and SAP, they could leverage their deep expertise and implement this application for Blackberry devices on the latest Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP). Click here to read more about the project.


Padma Wave 1: SIGGA builds SIGGA SM2 Prototype based on Sybase Unwired Platform

with SIGGA [COIL São Paulo, May 2011]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/COIL%20Project%20Sigga%20SM2%20Mobile%20-%20Padma.gif SIGGA a LATAM partner has been one of the hand-selected partners worldwide to engage in the Padma initiative (Partner-delivered mobile applications) jointly launched by COIL and the SAP mobility unit. In this program, partners were invited to build high-impact mobile solutions on the latest SAP Mobility Platform in close collaboration with SAP and Sybase experts, who enabled and coached the project teams. SIGGA developed a prototype of their SIGGA SM2 solution based on SAP's Co-Innovation Architecture - a combination of Sybase Unwired Platform and SAP NetWeaver Mobile.

Watch the panel discussion from SAPPIRE in Orlando this year, in which the initiative has been presented by the Mobility team and gain insights from their experiences on how they and other partners designed and implemented applications in less than 100 days.

Padma Wave 1: Meter reading and billing on Windows Mobile

with Wipro [COIL Bangalore, May 2011]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Project2011_Padma_W1_Wipro.jpg Especially in emerging economies, meter reading and billing is still a manual process that involves paperwork prone to errors. Wipro, a long-time COIL member, joined the Padma program (Partner-delivered mobile applications) to address these pain points with a mobile solution for Utilities. Sybase and SAP furnished advice on best practices and architectural guidelines and supported the Wipro team to implement the Windows mobile application on a utilities landscape hosted in COIL. Click here to read more about the project.


SIGGA SM2 becoming SAPs first Endorsed Business Solution in Latin America

with SIGGA [COIL São Paulo, May 2011]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Sigga%20certified%20architecture.gif SIGGA SM2 leverages the plant maintenance functionality of the SAP ERP application, enabling mobile workers in the field, for example, to directly access and manipulate information from SAP ERP through their mobile devices running Windows Mobile OS. This significantly increases the ease, accuracy and timeliness of entering data entry into SAP ERP. SIGGA SM2 can be used by mobile workers of SAP solutions in all industry segments and is targeted to Medium and Large Enterprise/PCN companies in the LATAM Region.

Through its involvement with the SAP Co-Innovation Lab São Paulo, SIGGA was supported in its efforts to achieve SAP endorsement of SIGGA SM2, receiving architectural guidance, best practices input following SAP's development guidelines, and the provisioning of an SAP solution-based landscape
to prototype the integration with SAP applications.

Further information can be found in the press release from SAP or from the media.

Mobile Field Service for Windows Mobile Device

with BnE [COIL Tokyo, March 2011]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Project2011_BnE_Mobile1.jpg BnE, a COIL partner in Korea, has leveraged SAP NetWeaver Mobile Platform to develop a mobile application for field service. This is a very common scenario using PDAs before. BnE decided to develop the application based on SAP NetWeaver Mobile 7.11 for Windows Mobile devices as a co-innovation project with SAP COIL. SAP COIL provided technical knowledge & skills of SAP NetWeaver Mobile 7.11 so that BnE could develop the solution. This mobile application supports a service technician in checking customer data and in service order display, change and closing at customer sites.

BnE has also tested the technical requirements of developing the same applications for iPhone and Android devices.

Mobile Applications with XPLATFORM of TOBESOFT

with TOBESOFT [COIL Tokyo, March 2011]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Project2011%20ToBeSoft%20Mobile.gif Many enterprises are implementing the Real-Time Enterprise concept (RTE) to access their work environment at anytime and anywhere. TOBESOFT, a leading company for rich internet applications in South Korea, recognized that customers want to utilize the same applications on multiple devices at the least maintenance.

In response to customers' needs, TOBESOFT developed the mobile solution called "Smart Office". TOBESOFT implemented the application using its own UI
framework
XPLATFORM and SAP NetWeaver Mobile Platform with the collaboration of SAP COIL. As a result of this cooperative project, TOBESOFT is now able to offer mobile solutions for SAP ERP to their customers.

Further information including a solution video can be found at the
solution page posted by TOBESOFT.

Sybase Afaria validation for the Japanese market

with SAP Japan [COIL Tokyo, December 2010]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Project2010_Afaria%20Sybase%20mobile%20validation.gif SAP Japan initiated this project to validate Sybase Afaria Mobile Device Management. The validation focused on standard Afaria functionality (device definition, device certification, group registration, policy and application deployment) on the Japanese database system. The mobile devices used for this project were Apple's iPhone and iPad.

Hosted platform for Sybase Mobile Development Solution - Phase 2

with Sybase [COIL Palo Alto, November 2010]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Project2010_Sybase_mobile_devsol_phase2_small.gifOn device support is one of the key SAP growth strategies. COIL has been working closely with our Sybase colleagues for developing, delivering and selling multiple mobile solutions to the SAP customer and partners for enterprise mobility. COIL was a critical part in rolling out the first generation of Sybase mobile solutions, such as Sybase Mobile CRM for SAP and Light weight mobile business processes for approvals. In 2009, we successfully completed the first phase of project in Palo Alto in 2009 for rolling out these solutions to partners in North America. This project covers the second phase which extends the success of phase one to partners in EMEA.

For further information see: More details on the Sybase experience at COIL.

SAP NetWeaver Mobile and Sybase Unwired Platform Integration development and testing war room

with Sybase [COIL Palo Alto, August 2010]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Project2010_Sybase_mobile_war_room_small.gif SAP and Sybase have received excellent feedback on the overall architecture of the integrated SAP NetWeaver Mobile and Sybase Unwired Platform solution. COIL supported a few workshops in rolling out the solution to our partners. In the meantime, the team identified a few key areas to complete the end-to-end solution. The development teams from both companies once again worked at COIL in a war room environment to address these enhancements, leading focal points include Lifecycle management, Operations, Edge Cases, Performance and Supportability, and reduction of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Results of the COIL work have been baked in the roadmap of the integrated solution.

For further information see: More details on the Sybase experience at COIL.

Mobile Workflows for Leave Request & Approval and Purchase Request/Order Processing

with BSG [COIL Tokyo, June 2010]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Project2010_BSG%20MobileApp.gif This mobile workflow scenario was requested by a customer in Korea because they wanted to make it more convenient for their employees to make a leave request and get an approval using mobile devices. BSG teamed up with COIL for responding to this request. BSG developed the Mobile Leave Request/Approval Solution for Windows Mobile devices initially, based on SAP mobile architecture & technology guided by COIL; afterwards extending the
solution to run on iPhone and Android devices. They additionally created mobile Purchase Request/Order Processing applications for all those devices.

Further information can be found in the solution video posted by BSG.

Little Helpers on Apple iPhones

with @iutor [COIL Walldorf, May 2010]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/MARKETING_coil.jpg Imagine you are lying on a beach on a sunny Sunday, watching a video on your iPhone and the weather forecasts are bright for the next days. Wouldn't it be cool to take Monday off with a simple touch on your favorite gadget? @iutor, an agile Germany-based startup, has teamed up with COIL to prototype SAP HR scenarios such as ‘leave request' on Apple iPhones. The goal was to deliver lightweight mobile apps that leverage SAP Enterprise Services without additional middleware. A successful proof-of-concept based on ES Workplace showed response times of less than one second. Target scenarios included also approval workflows and team view.


http://twitter.com/@iutor or log on to the @iutor website for more information. SAP Enterprise Services for HCM Time Management are available on ES Workplace

ES2ME - A Framework for direct SAP Enterprise Service calls from mobile devices

with Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University [COIL Walldorf, April 2010]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Project2010_WdfES2ME.jpg Direct calls to SAP Enterprise Services from a mobile device are a challenge. This is primarily due to the limited support of Web Service standards on the respective devices and the complex structures of SAP Enterprise Services.

As part of a COIL research project, a framework was built, that enables direct consumption of an SAP Enterprise Service from any mobile device with J2ME and http support. The calls can be performed without the use of a middleware and the Enterprise Service does not need to be adapted in the back-end.

The framework consists of two parts. Part one is a tool that adapts the service definition for the development environment of the mobile application. Based on
this adapted service definition the client application can be built. The second part is a mapping library that acts as a dynamic mediator between the modified
service definition and the actual service at runtime.

For further information you can view a video that demonstrates the use of the framework with a RIM Blackberry device or you can visit Bettina Ziegler's blog on the topic.

Mobile Solution for Real Estate-Tenancy Management with Google Maps

with Mindtree [COIL Bangalore, March 2010]

MindTree Ltd, a regional SAP Service partner, with their expertise in implementations of SAP Real Estate solutions has worked in COIL to build a mobile application that automates sales and leasing for real estate. The mobility solution would be helpful to customers, customer associates and field force in sharing information using simple and elegant user interface via the mobile handsets deriving benefits of robust SAP application. Decisions can
be made on the spot while using mobility solutions to create Contracts for properties and approval process to enhance decision-making.

The Tenancy management mobile application delivers, mobility solution for real estate leasing on SAP business applications using Java mobile clients. Real-time access to property details, Google maps to identify geospatial information, flexible searches as per customer specific requirements, enabling approval workflow to make quick decisions and closure of leasing deals are addressed in this solution. This mobile application works in Nokia-S60 and Sony Ericsson devices which are more popular in the real-estate segment.

Hosted Platform for Sybase Mobile Development Solution - Phase 1

with Sybase [COIL Palo Alto, December 2009]

The use of mobile devices in the workplace is growing rapidly; today's workforce requires easy access to information while on the road or working from home, and they want the flexibility to use the device of their choice. Early this year Sybase and SAP signed an umbrella co-innovation partnership for developing, delivering and selling multiple mobile solutions to the SAP customer and partners for enterprise mobility. The two companies are co-innovating and collaborating to deliver the new SAP® Business Suite software for the first time to iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and other devices by integrating it with Sybase's industry-leading mobile enterprise application platform. SAP and Sybase share a common vision to provide businesses easy access to valuable information contained within enterprise applications through tight integration with a wide range of mobile device environments.

The first two of the applications being jointly developed and delivered are 1) Sybase Mobile CRM for SAP 2) Light weight mobile business processes for
approvals. These two solutions are available for early access to partners and customers since Oct, 2009, with general availability in Q1 2010. As part of the
overall rolling out process, Sybase has teamed up with COIL to validate the solutions and develop a reference architecture for customers and partners to
leverage these solutions. For more information, please visit the
Sybase press release.

Mobile Real Estate Management using Multiple Handheld Devices

with Mindtree [COIL Bangalore, September 2009]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/20091105%20Mindtree.jpg Mindtree has leveraged the latest SAP NetWeaver mobile technology to develop a mobile solution for real estate sales management based on SAP ERP and CRM. The application enables the sales personnel to have complete visibility of customer enquiries, create sales orders , maintain prospects and customers and execute sales transactions. It also provides real-time access to properties and boasts of intelligent search to scan across properties. In addition, availability checks across real estate business units can be performed. The client application is built on Java and can be deployed on any GPRS-enabled handheld device. The Mindtree project team worked closely together with SAP Technology Development to align the solution architecture with the SAP technology strategy. Further information can be obtained in the correlated press release.



Mobile Workbench for SAP solutions

with BSG and Hansol Paper [COIL Tokyo, June 2009]

BSG has developed mobile he applications using SAP NetWeaver Mobile 7.1 with Windows Mobile 6.1 and .Net Compact Framework, in order to be
able to use SAP solutions in a mobile environment. The developed Sync, Deploy, and Launcher Engine enables the approver to not only approve/reject but also display a leave request in inbox/outbox via SAP business workflow on the mobile device. An additional scenario is around creation of purchase requests/orders via SAP ERP or Portal so that a following processor can display, approve, or reject these on the mobile at anytime and anywhere. These scenarios are from pipeline customers in Korea so it can be used for a variety of customers. The project has been done along the business requirements from Hansol Paper as pilot customer.

Mobile Applications for “Enterprise Mobility”

with Samsung SDS [COIL Tokyo, May 2009]


http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Project2009-4_Enterprise%20Mobility%20Samsung.JPG In May 2009, Samsung SDS Incubation Center and the Co-Innovation Lab successfully finalized a joint engagement in the area of "Enterprise Mobility" based on SAP NetWeaver. Samsung SDS therein developed two mobile applications running on Samsung's smart phones titled "Mobile Sales Desk" and "Mobile BI Dashboard", interlinking with SAP's Business Suite and SAP Business Objects offerings. COIL support the endeavors through dedicated SAP NetWeaver Mobile training and guidance for business relevant target scenarios. The results have then been presented during Sapphire 2009 Orlando and have drawn a lot of interest from a broad range of attendees.

Jin Yong Kim, the Senior Director of Mobile Service Center at Samsung SDS, very well summarizes the benefits of working with COIL. "SAP's COIL has helped us greatly from education to implementation in developing our cloud-based mobile-services Sales Desk, BI Dashboard-using SAP Business Suites and SAP BusinessObjects quickly and cost effectively." Based on the joint engagement, Samsung SDS started to develop further mobile applications, in order to start their mobile service business in North America this year. SAP, including COIL, is supporting their preparation. Further information on the developed solutions can be found on Samsungs MobileDesk homepage.

mApprove: Business Approvals on Multiple Handheld Devices

with Arteria Technologies [COIL Bangalore, April 2009]

 
http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/mimes/coil/coil%20projects/Project2012_Arteria_BB_mApprove.gif Arteria Technologies has developed an approval framework that enables business users to receive and process SAP workflow tasks on their Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Windows and Blackberry business mobile phones.
The solution has been developed in SAP Co-Innovation Lab and is based on the latest SAP NetWeaver Mobile Technology. It includes a mobile application with pre-packaged approval scenarios for leave of absence, purchase order release and travel requisition. The solution also works with non-workflow based approvals.

Further information can be found in the COIL Bangalore Opening press release on SAP.com.



Cutting-Edge Sales Mobility on Smart Phones

with Asian Paints, MobileOne [COIL Bangalore, January 2009]

Asian Paints Ltd., a longtime SAP customer, has been actively engaged with the SAP Co-Innovation Lab, which has helped it to address several key business challenges. The management of Asian Paints Ltd. was becoming increasingly concerned about incorporating mobility into its systems as a key factor in conducting smart business. To address this, an innovation scenario piloted at the lab leveraged the mobile capabilities in SAP NetWeaver with partner solutions built on the hand-held devices commonly used by its sales force. The solution helps empower its business users to make instant, critical decisions in the field. As an active customer in the SAP Co-Innovation Lab, Asian Paints experienced the rapid build of innovative solutions by collaborating with MobileOne and SAP to evaluate mobile client solutions and mobile technology infrastructure, giving the company an invaluable way to manage business and information on the go. Further information can be found in the COIL Bangalore Opening press release on SAP.com.


Cutting-Edge Sales Mobility on Smart Phones

with Asian Paints, MobileOne [COIL Bangalore, January 2009]

Asian Paints Ltd., a longtime SAP customer, has been actively engaged with the SAP Co-Innovation Lab, which has helped it to address several key business challenges. The management of Asian Paints Ltd. was becoming increasingly concerned about incorporating mobility into its systems as a key factor in conducting smart business. To address this, an innovation scenario piloted at the lab leveraged the mobile capabilities in SAP NetWeaver with partner solutions built on the hand-held devices commonly used by its sales force. The solution helps empower its business users to make instant, critical decisions in the field. As an active customer in the SAP Co-Innovation Lab, Asian Paints experienced the rapid build of innovative solutions by collaborating with MobileOne and SAP to evaluate mobile client solutions and mobile technology infrastructure, giving the company an invaluable way to manage business and information on the go. Further information can be found in the COIL Bangalore Opening press release on SAP.com.

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