msc mobile emerging technologies blog

Introducing SAM aka Smart Asset Management for SAP

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Aug 18, 2016 5:09:25 PM

Today we are happy and proud to announce the launch of SAM (Smart Asset Management), a new solution for making the work with SAP PM and CS easier. It is a mobile solution that is built on the currently best technologies on client, middleware and backend.

One way or another, we are mobilizing SAP’s plant maintenance and customer service since 2002. NetWeaver Mobile and MAM (Mobile Asset Management) have been the first generation of solutions. In 2010 we introduced MOMENTUM, a solution developed on top of the Sybase Unwired Platform - we sold it to a large German software vendor in 2011. Since 2012 we mainly implemented the SAP Work Manager, the latest generation of SAP’s mobile field service offering. Now in 2016 we once again launch our own solution - Smart Asset Management or short SAM.

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Topics: MobiLink, Windows, Android, iOS, SAP, Checklist, offline, SAM, smart asset management

Pizza - OR - What's wrong with today's Enterprise Mobile Platforms

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Aug 9, 2016 1:21:34 PM

This blog is comparing pizza with enterprise mobile platforms. It is discussing the difference between homemade pizza, frozen ones, hand written software and one created by drag and drop.
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Topics: Enterprise Mobility, SAP

10 Years of Enterprise Mobility

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Aug 8, 2016 9:24:04 PM

Time flies - on 09. August 2006 - 10 years ago - msc mobile was founded. One of our first projects was to bring SAP onto Nokia phones like the E90 Communicator. This illustrates perfectly how the world has changed since then.

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Topics: MobiLink, msc mobile, SMP, SAP, UI5, SUP, SAM, smart asset management

Security of Mobile Offline Applications

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Jun 8, 2016 5:21:44 PM

When deploying mobile solutions in your enterprise, security should always be an important topic. When you have devices such as iPhones, iPads or Android smartphones that are leaving your companies facilities, it opens the door to unwanted access. This is even more critical with offline solutions. This blog will discuss the different security aspects of these applications.

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Topics: offline

How to stay safe while traveling abroad

Posted by Alexander Ilg on May 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Gunnar Garfors traveled to ALL countries in the world. Watch this 1:30 min video from Business Insider where he explains how to stay safe when you travel.

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Topics: Travel

A look back at the SAP Travel Management Roadshow 2016

Posted by Alexander Ilg on May 9, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Together with our three partners Sapere AudeMeridian Global Services and SAP we organized a SAP Travel Management Roadshow in March 2016. 

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Topics: Travel Plus, SAP, travel mangement, Travel

The SAP & Apple Announcement - where are we today?

Posted by Alexander Ilg on May 6, 2016 11:15:04 AM

SAP and Apple – there is a lot a buzz around their joined press release from yesterday. But what is behind it? I think at the moment this is mainly marketing. Successful marketing, I have to say because everybody is talking about it. 

But what is the reality? Aren’t we in a pretty good shape when it comes to running SAP on iOS devices already today?

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Topics: iOS, SAP, UI5, Fiori

Business Travel Risks I have not thought of before

Posted by Alexander Ilg on May 2, 2016 2:31:47 PM

There are different kind of risks a business traveler is facing. First of all most people will think of their mission and the risks it brings. They travel because they have to repair a machine, close a deal, deliver a training or push the business in a new territory. They always have the risk that their mission will fail. Not everybody is thinking about the risks not directly related to their business - taxation in other countries, immigration, customs, terror, natural disasters and health risks. What we present you today is falling into the last category.

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Topics: Travel Plus, travel mangement

The Apple Watch as Business Tool?

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Apr 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

I have an Apple Watch since the first day and I do not want to miss it. There are two primary functions that I use it for - as a fitness tracker and an alarm clock. Could I live without one? Of course! It is convenient, but it is not as revolutionary as the iPhone was. But does it make sense to consider the Apple Watch for B2E scenarios?

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Topics: Apple Watch, B2E, B2C

A better approach to extend SAP Fiori MyInbox with UI5 XML Fragments

Posted by Ganesh MS on Apr 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

SAP Fiori MyInbox provides a one-stop shop for managers to see their pending approvals and act on them. The existing views may need to be adjusted as per customer requirements to accommodate the different scenarios, and this means extending the S2(list) and S3(detail) views. This blog shows a way how this can easily be done.

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Topics: SAP, UI5, Fiori