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SAM launch in the Netherlands with Ideo - Prepare for the Future

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Jun 19, 2017 4:29:14 PM

On 15. June 2017, I went to Utrecht for the SAM Smart Asset Management launch in the Netherlands. The event was organised by our partner Ideo, who selected a nice location. This blog shows a few impressions of the meeting.
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Topics: SAM

Up- and Download of large binary Maintenance Data to SAP

Posted by Alexander Ilg on May 23, 2017 9:18:40 AM

If well maintained, your SAP Plant Maintenance system should be the central point to get all information about your technical objects. General equipment data, characteristics, measurement points and their documents, notification and order history. But that is not all, some of the information that you want to store are binary data - issues are documented by making pictures or by taking a backup of the equipment’s software. For making the live of service technicians easier you want to provide documentation, technical drawings and other attachments. 

When users access the SAP PM functionality via a mobile device - especially in an offline scenario - they need an efficient way to send these binaries both ways. With MobiLink, SAP offers a great tool that allows just that. It can be used to synchronize database tables, but also binaries independent from the database. This blog explains the basics of the FileTransfer feature and shows a customer example how it is used to synchronize large binaries in a customer service scenario.

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Topics: MobiLink, SAP, Maintenance, offline, SAM, smart asset management

Introducing our new SAM Reseller and Implementation Partner Ideo

Posted by Alexander Ilg on May 17, 2017 3:00:19 PM

Augsburg/'s-Hertogenbosch, 18. May 2017 - msc solutions, a German expert in plant maintenance and customer service software, announces today that the Dutch SAP partner Ideo from 's-Hertogenbosch is becoming the first international reseller and implementation partner of SAM Smart Asset Management.  

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Topics: MobiLink, SAP, SAM

Testing Offline Mobile Enterprise Apps for SAP

Posted by Alexander Ilg on May 4, 2017 4:27:18 PM

Testing is an important part of every software development project - unit tests, integration tests, user acceptance tests and so on. In this blog, we want to discuss the testing of mobile enterprise apps, especially the ones for offline use.
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Topics: Enterprise Mobility, SAP

SAP and Apple - a critical look at the new iOS SDK

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Apr 19, 2017 1:55:11 PM
SAP and Apple finally released their SDK for iOS. So, what does it bring for SAP, Apple, partners and customers? I want to share my opinion in this blog.
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Topics: MobiLink, SAP Mobile Platform, iOS, SAP

Proper sizing for Mobile Offline Field Service Applications

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Apr 18, 2017 11:18:59 AM

One of the questions we hear a lot at the beginning of our projects is the one about the sizing of the mobile system landscape. In this blog, we want to discuss which factors are important for the answer. 

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Topics: Enterprise Mobility, Maintenance, offline, SAM

SAP PM/CS, Checklists and the curse of MS Excel

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Apr 14, 2017 2:51:22 PM

Most of our customers see the benefit of having checklists in SAP to support their inspection and maintenance process. There are different ways how these checklists can be set up in SAP, all with their pro’s and con’s. But the real challenge starts before you come to that point, when you try to fit all the puzzle pieces together.

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Topics: Checklist, SAP Work Manager, SAM, smart asset management, MAM

Mobile Asset Management Solutions - Build or Buy?

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Apr 10, 2017 8:33:50 AM

It is a general question when it comes to software - should you buy an off-the-shelf solution or do custom build your own?

Both approaches have their pro’s and con’s. We will discuss them here in the context of mobile solutions for SAP Plant Maintenance/Customer Service and will present you a third option, which combines the best of both worlds.

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Topics: SAP Work Manager, SAM, smart asset management, MAM

How to start your SAP Fiori journey in a meaningful way - SAP Fiori Relevance and Readiness Analysis

Posted by Peter Opel on Mar 1, 2017 8:05:41 AM

In the last blog post you have learnt how to identify the most commonly used applications in your SAP system and how to prioritize this list of applications by adding additional criteria. This can be a good starting point for your UX improvements roadmap. Today we want to introduce another helpful way to identify SAP Fiori apps which provide the most impact for your business. With the SAP Relevance and Readiness Analysis in the SAP Fiori apps reference library you can identify SAP Fiori apps that best fit your needs. 

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Topics: UI Renovation, SAP, Odata, UI5, Fiori

How To view all files/data of your Android app

Posted by Klaus Rollinger on Feb 14, 2017 9:32:57 AM

On a not rooted Android device you cannot view your app's file content. This might be necessary when dealing with files like databases, logs or downloads.
The guide was written for a windows machine, but the steps are the same for macOS as well.

To view the app's private content you need to

  • backup the apk from the device
  • convert the backup
  • extract the convert backup
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Topics: Android