Integration of Samsung’s mobile innovations with the SAP Mobile Platform will help unlock new possibilities for developers and enterprise customers across key industries
Samsung Electronics and SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced initial plans to deliver enterprise mobility solutions for a number of industries; once implemented, the plans are expected to help create an enterprise mobility ecosystem based on Samsung mobile devices. The new ecosystem will be designed to build on the popularity and reach of Samsung’s mobile innovations and the SAP Mobile Platform. The collaboration of the two companies is expected to create new opportunities for developers to build solutions that can leverage the integrated offering from Samsung and SAP on mobile devices and wearables, as well as to leverage joint cloud solutions based on the SAP HANA® Cloud Platform mobile services. Additionally, the plans are anticipated to benefit the retail industry by integrating payments to be made on-to-go, along with helping to shed light on innovative shopping experiences for consumers and retailers alike. This announcement was made at SAP TechEd && d-code, being held November 11 – 13 in Berlin.
“As a market leader in smart devices and solutions, we know how to bridge consumer expectations for what a premium mobile experience should feel like with a readiness for the enterprise environment,” said Seokpil Kim, head of the Global B2B Center at Samsung Electronics. “We’re committed to building a world-class, open and comprehensive enterprise mobility ecosystem and delivering the best-in-class enterprise solutions that combine the strengths of Samsung’s mobile innovations and the SAP Mobile Platform.”
Samsung and SAP Team Plan to Simplify and Secure Mobile Enterprise
The new plans are to add to Samsung’s broad portfolio of devices, wearables and enterprise mobility solutions so users can benefit from SAP Mobile Platform and have more secure and simple integration with SAP’s ecosystem. It is intended that the combination will allow the extension of enterprise applications in a secure intuitive manner to the extended workforce and help provide businesses with shorter time to market, quicker access to revenue streams and improved real-time decision support to executives and the workforce. The parties plan for mobile applications and user experiences to be engineered to help take advantage of Samsung device capabilities, thus aimed at giving a competitive advantage to workforces that use Samsung mobile devices. This approach is expected to help facilitate web and mobile developers to innovate with Samsung and SAP, and the large System Integrators ecosystems of both companies may be enabled to more quickly create vertical solutions that can address the needs of the market and the game-changing opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT).
“Increasingly, our customers are away from the desk and require a fundamentally new way to interact with the enterprise applications to align with how they work today,” said Steve Lucas, president of SAP’s Platform Solutions Group. “The applications that match the current trends in mobility must work to create a seamless experience as the work modality embraces mobile devices, wearables, Internet of Things and other alternative forms of mobile computing. Through our partnership with Samsung, we are working on plans to offer a premium mobile enterprise experience for customers.”
Enterprise Mobility Solutions for Industries
Samsung and SAP expect to initially focus on key scenarios in vertical markets where the shift towards mobility coupled with emerging IoT user scenarios in the workplace presents the greatest opportunities for the collaboration to bring value to customers. Through these new plans, the parties intend to help unlock multiple new features of existing SAP applications and platforms by coupling them with Samsung’s mobile innovations.
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Other key elements of the plans include:
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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