Targeting SMBs, SAP taps Ingram Micro

Infotech Lead America: Ingram Micro has tied with SAP, a provider of enterprise application software, to expand the reach of SAP’s enterprise mobility solutions.
Beginning April 15, 2013, Ingram Micro Mobility will provide its VAR community access to the SAP mobile platform, which includes SAP Afaria(R) mobile device management solution. 
Ingram Micro VARs will have access to SAP’s portfolio of more than 300 mobile apps that support tasks from simple productivity to complex transactions across 24 different industries, employing mobile devices using iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry operating systems. 
Leveraging Ingram Micro’s distribution infrastructure will make the SAP apps available in an on-demand fashion through the proven Ingram Micro distribution model to the VAR community and end customers. 
Bashar Nejdawi, president, Ingram Micro Mobility, North America, said: “SAP can leverage its mobile product portfolio through Ingram Micro to more cost-effectively reach small and mid-tier companies that are looking for better ways to mobilize their business.”
Sanjay Poonen, president of Technology Solutions and head of Mobile Division, SAP, said: “We expect the mobile revolution will benefit our joint customers and resellers, while also allowing thousands of small development firms and individual developers to innovate on top of SAP’s industry-leading mobile platform and solutions.”