Infotech Lead Europe: SAP AG is planning to offer six new SAP mobile apps for Windows 8.
SAP will also support for Windows 8 development on the SAP Mobile Platform. This is besides security enhancements to the SAP Afaria mobile device management solution.
SAP will extend business processes to Windows 8 to accelerate a business’ ability to run better with devices of various form factors.
SAP plans to offer six business apps for Windows 8 for use on devices of various form factors focused on enterprise functions such as training, recruiting and sales. All six of these mobile apps are planned to be available for download in both the Windows Store and SAP Store.
All SAP mobile apps for Windows 8 are planned to include a trial mode to allow customers to be able to download the apps from the Windows Store and evaluate them before purchasing.
“SAP continues to build on its tradition of delivering innovation to its enterprise customer base, in this case, providing the foundation for mobile computing,” said Sanjay Poonen, president and head of Mobile Division, SAP.
“SAP takes advantage of the current install base and customer relationships to transform enterprises to a mobile-centric computing model. We look forward to helping our customers fully leverage Windows 8 and bringing new business and consumer apps to the industry that take advantage of the new Windows user interface,” Poonen added.
SAP Mobile Platform will support deployment of mobile apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. SAP will enable Microsoft developers to create apps using Visual Studio. Developers can access SAP Mobile Platform services for enhanced security and authentication, user/device/app provisioning and push notification to help ensure a consistent user experience across devices of different form factors on a single platform.