SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 launched for developers

Enterprise software vendor SAP today announced the availability of the SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 for developers.

SAP claims that the latest version provides flexibility, productivity and scalability for developers to create user-centric employee, business and consumer mobile apps via software development kit (SDK).

National Grid of the UK has tapped SAP to help its 1,500 National Grid field engineers to maintain electricity and gas transmission.

National Grid’s new mobile iOS solution, which integrates into its enterprise asset management (EAM) system, provides details of scheduled and non-scheduled work orders, as well as runs a mobile timesheet solution.

The company, which offers critical services in the U.K., has already defined a list of more than 25 mobile apps in its development pipeline.

Tina Sands, head of IS UK, National Grid, said: “Our previous mobile solution, which was critical for field engineers to maintain electricity and gas transmission assets without disruption, was implemented in 2003 and needed to be replaced.”

SAP says it provides an open standards-based architecture that embraces a bring-your-own-tools (BYOT) strategy through integration with third-party development tools. It uses Open Data (OData) Protocol APIs and the open-source Apache Cordova software.

InfotechLead News Team