msc mobile emerging technologies blog

How to start your SAP Fiori journey in a meaningful way

Posted by Peter Opel on Feb 13, 2017 5:34:27 PM

 As you know, SAP Fiori is the latest user interface from SAP that satisfies all modern design principles. SAP systems, such as the SAP S/4HANA or SAP Business Suite are using Fiori UX to provide an personalized, adaptive and role-based user experience. All Fiori apps are HTML5 based and come with a rich user interfaces for modern web business applications and responsiveness across browsers and devices. 

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Topics: UI Renovation, SAP, UI5, Fiori

How to easily create Time Confirmations for SAP PM/CS on a mobile device via Stopwatches

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Nov 4, 2016 8:44:25 AM

When working with mobile apps that support the inspection, maintenance and customer service business processes, users usually have to report a couple of things:

  • Condition of equipments - ideally done via checklists
  • Measurement readings - best not taken manually but via an software interface or even better directly send to SAP by an IoT integration
  • Material consumption - the application should support the identification of the material via barcode or RFID scanner
  • Confirmation of working time - for best usability done via a stopwatch mechanism

This blog will discuss the last point and it shows how this can be done on the example of SAM Smart Asset Management.

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Topics: Enterprise Mobility, SAP, UI5, offline, SAM, smart asset management

The History of SAP's Mobile Apps for Asset Management

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Oct 31, 2016 1:38:07 PM

Since 2002 SAP has released a number of mobile apps for their enterprise asset management modules PM/CS. This blog will give a quick overview


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Topics: MobiLink, msc mobile, SAP Work Manager, SAM, MAM

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