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SAP and Sybase Extend the Reach of SAP Business Suite Applications

First set of applications to millions of Mobile Workers

Today at CeBit in Hannover, Germany SAP & Sybase announced the first set of applications to Millions of Mobile Workers. This will extend the reach of SAP Business Suite Applications (including SAP CRM), to iPhone, Windows Mobile and other Mobile Device Users.

I have been writing many articles recently about Enterprise Mobility and the Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms - MEAP. This is built on a MEAP...

The industry-leading Sybase® Unwired Platform,

The mobile solutions that have been built, extend the capabilities of SAP® Business Suite applications, including SAP® Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM), and also can be customized to tap into a variety of back-end data sources, including databases, Web services, files and any enterprise application that leverages service-oriented architecture (SOA).

 

SAP CRM

The new joint offerings, which will be sold by SAP and Sybase, include:

  • Sybase® Mobile Sales for SAP CRM automates sales processes, increases productivity and enhances customer service by equipping sales professionals with anywhere, anytime access to SAP CRM 2007 through smartphones such as iPhones and Windows Mobile devices.
  • Sybase® Mobile Workflow for SAP Business Suite enables mobile workers to complete business processes — such as workflow items and alerts, time recording and travel requests that require immediate action — through a familiar and secure email inbox.

Kevin Nix, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions and Technology, SAP AG, said...“Over the last few years, we have seen significant shifts in the expectations of end users and their relationship with enterprise software. The new generation of business users demands immediate access to SAP solutions anytime, anywhere using mobile devices. Our partnership with Sybase allows us to deliver instant value to people everywhere to help maintain relationships with customers, partners and suppliers and make quick on-the-go decisions, on the device of their choice.”

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As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain

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