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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

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: SAM, Enterprise Mobility, Maintenance, offline

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: SAM, SAP, UI5, offline, Enterprise Mobility, 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: SAP, Enterprise Mobility

15.000 iPad's for Eli Lilly

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Feb 11, 2016 2:30:00 PM

The shift from the PC into the mobile world continues - I just stumbled accross this article on US Today about Eli Lilly - they bought 15 000 iPads for their fieldworkers.

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Topics: Enterprise Mobility

2020 - more mobile phones than electricity, running water or cars

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Feb 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM
The world is changing faster and faster when it comes to the adoption of new technologies. According to this report by Cisco, in 2020 there will be more people owning a phone (5.4 billion) than people with electricity (5.3 billion).   

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Topics: Enterprise Mobility

Mobile - the new centre of gravity

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Jan 20, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Benedict Evans wrote down his thoughts about the new world in which we live in - the mobile centric computing with smartphones and tablets as the main devices. 

You can read his blog here: 16 mobile theses

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Topics: Enterprise Mobility, SAP