SAP to Deliver New Workforce Mobile Apps Running on SAP Mobile Platform
LEIPZIG, Germany, Oct. 14, 2014 — SAP SE today announced plans to release new versions of the SAP Enterprise Asset Management (SAP EAM) solution and SAP Field Service mobile app leveraging the Maximo back end, to help workforce customers simplify their mobile business. The planned continual investment in these industry-specific solutions demonstrates the strategic relevance and future for SAP EAM and SAP Field Service. The announcement was made at the DSAG conference, being held October 14-16 in Leipzig, Germany.
“We plan to continue to invest in our customer’s mobile application requirements, specifically those that run on SAP Mobile Platform that help support specific line-of-business needs,” said Rick Costanzo, executive vice president and general manager of Global Mobility Solutions, SAP. “Helping customers simplify their business is a priority and mobile plays a critical role in reducing complexity. Our role-based mobile apps target specific business needs to help customers drive growth, engagement and productivity.”
These applications were formerly known as Syclo mobile apps, new releases of the SAP EAM solution and SAP Field Service mobile app running on SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 available now include SAP Work Manager for Maximo and SAP Inventory Manager for Maximo mobile apps. New versions of the SAP Work Manager, SAP CRM Service Manager, SAP Inventory Manager and SAP Rounds Manager mobile apps are planned for availability during the fourth quarter of 2014.
SAP Work Manager, SAP Work Manager for Maximo and SAP CRM Service Manager empower the workforce to efficiently install, inspect, maintain and repair assets in the field. SAP Inventory Manager and SAP Inventory Manager for Maximo help ensure that all parts and equipment are available to enable timely and efficient maintenance of field assets. SAP Rounds Manager enables the workforce to conduct operator rounds and perform inspections on equipment to help reduce maintenance, compliance and environmental, health and safety (EH&S) concerns. The new version of SAP Work Manager plans to have added integration with geographical information systems (GIS) and integration with SAP 3D Visual Enterprise applications.
Further, to support growing customer requirements SAP recently showcased new augmented reality apps including the planned SAP AR Warehouse Picker mobile app and SAP AR Service Technician mobile app.
CSL Behring Completes Operations With SAP Work Manager
CSL Behring, a leading company in the plasma protein bio-therapeutics industry, is using SAP mobile apps to help mobilize its maintenance workforce. Using SAP Work Manager, CSL Behring helps its maintenance workers create real-time notifications including images of assets and detailed work orders to complete operational steps with equipment and location information all within one mobile app.
“With more accurate data about our assets, we provide our workers with real-time, secure information to make the right decisions about planned and unplanned maintenance operations,” said Dr. Johannes Krämer, head of Engineering Marburg, CSL Behring. “Using SAP Work Manager helps us to increase productivity and simplify our business processes.”
SAP Mobile Platform enables CSL Behring to change device form factors and operating systems easily, and app and core services provide location services to run the mobile app offline.