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Fast-track mobile app development and deployment – with SAP Mobile Platform

Fast-track mobile app development and deployment – with SAP Mobile Platform

Quickly and cost-effectively create user-centric mobile apps with the industry’s leading mobile application development platform (MADP) – SAP Mobile Platform.  Simplify cross-platform mobile app development and rapidly deliver secure, highly scalable consumer and business apps to any iOS, Android, or Windows device.

Why SAP Mobile Platform?

Because it is the industry’s most agile open standards-based MADP. Let your developers use their preferred tools and the latest SDKs to build and deploy apps for iOS, Android, and Windows devices – as well as wearables and desktops. With SAP Mobile Platform you can:     

  • Offer an enterprise-grade, mobile-first experience to your employees, partners, and customers      
  • Deliver amazing consumer and business apps using a single app development platform – on premise or in the cloud      
  • Take advantage of a robust set of services and libraries to accelerate app design and innovation      
  • Customize pre-packaged mobile apps from SAP and over 100 development partners      
  • Deploy apps built on SAP Mobile Platform in the SAP Store – and reach SAP’s 200,000+ customers

The business case for mobile app development platforms

Learn how SAP Mobile Platform can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities
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  • Mobile Application Development - Accelerate mobile app development and deployment with a common software development kit (SDK), offline (OData) services, and application programming interfaces (APIs). 

          Learn more about SAP Mobile Platform SDK

  • OData Offline Service - Simplify the development of offline applications with the industry-standard Open Data Protocol (OData) service provided by SAP Mobile Platform.
  • Open Development Platform - Let your developers to build native, hybrid, and mobile Web apps using their preferred tools and frameworks. The open development model makes it easy for developers to use the latest SDKs to create apps for mobile devices, wearables, and desktops.
  • Cross-Platform Application Development - Streamline your Android, iOS, and Windows mobile app development – in the cloud or on premise – with the latest support packages and harmonized APIs for SAP Mobile Platform.
  • Mobile Application Services - Our services can help you seamlessly connect to your existing systems and deliver innovative consumer- and employee-facing mobile apps. Use an HTML5 admin console to ensure your IT department has full visibility and management capabilities from any device.
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Technical Capabilities
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  • SAP Mobile Server Feature Management - SAP Mobile Platform Server 3.0 allows you to manage groups of functionality, features, or bundles at product build time and after installation. You can also enable optional custom features to meet the requirements of your specific environment.
  • Data Integration in SAP Mobile Platform - Integration Gateway is deployed on SAP Mobile Platform Server 3.0 to provide standardized data integration across a range of back-ends. The gateway supports both SAP and non-SAP back-ends using non-OData REST Services, JDBC, SOAP, and OData process integration. It also provides core platform services using JAVA and RESTful APIs – these are common services used by all applications.
  • Security Administration - SAP Mobile Platform Server 3.0 provides seamless end-to-end authentication and security policy integration. You can configure end-to-end authentication from the client to the back-end without a VPN. The server uses the standard HTTPS protocol to integrate into your existing security landscape without disruption.
  • Application Versioning - The platform includes application versioning for hybrid apps. When you upload and deploy a new or updated version of a hybrid app to SAP Mobile Platform Server, you can designate it as the current version while maintaining older versions of the application.
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System requirements for SAP Mobile Platform

Here you’ll find minimum and recommended hardware and software requirements for SAP Mobile Platform. For additional information, please consult the SAP Mobile Platform Help Portal.

System Requirement Details
Back-end systems

  • Oracle Database: Windows, Linux, Solaris, IBM AIX - 11G and higher
  • Microsoft SQL Server: Windows - 2005 to 2012
  • SAP Application Servers: All platforms and versions supported
  • SOAP using the HTTP-XML connection: All platforms and versions supported
  • File System using Agentry file system connections: Windows and Linux operating system versions that are supported by SAP Mobile Platform 3.x
  • ODBC Compliant Backend: All platforms and operating systems that support ODBC connectivity (Note: Due to the numerous combinations not all data types may be supported)
Minimum Hardware Requirements
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo processor running at 2 GHz or higher, or equivalent AMD processor
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Disk Space for Installation: 1.2 GB
  • SAP Mobile Platform may only be installed on 64-bit systems
Supported Web browsers for
management cockpit
  • Windows Platforms: Internet Explorer 10 and higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.x, Google Chrome 20 and higher
  • Mac Platforms: Safari 5.1 and higher
Supported JDK versions

All SAP Mobile Platform Java components (including the SAP Mobile Platform Management API) require SAP JVM 7, which is provided with the SAP Mobile Platform installation.
Reverse proxy support

SAP Mobile Platform Server is compatible with HTTP(S) reverse proxies that support X509 (where required), cookie and header propagation, Web Sockets, and session affinity.

The platform was tested with the following proxies:

  • BigIP F5
  • Citrix NetScaler 10.5
  • Apache 2.4
  • SAP Web Dispatcher 7.42
  • SAP Mobile Platform Relay Server 16.5.3 (as of SMP v3 SP06)

SAP Mobile Platform Relay Server support has the following exclusions:

  • Relay Server is supported for Agentry clients when applications are configured for application-level security features. The SAP Mobile Platform security should be set to No Authentication. Other authentication types such as Basic Authentication, System Authentication, SSO, LDAP, LDAPS, Kerberos and X509 are unsupported
  • SAP Fiori applications are not supported with Relay Server
SAP Afaria Support
SAP Mobile Platform supports SAP Afaria Server 7 SP1, Hot Fix 8 and above.
Certified LDAP servers

The following LDAP servers are certified for use with SAP Mobile Platform:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory

Licensing and purchasing options for SAP Mobile Platform

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SAP Mobile Platform - full use

Create and manage multiple apps on a mobile enterprise platform that securely connects your data sources to all major device types.

  • $600 USD per user

SAP Mobile Platform – single app option

Manage a single app on a mobile enterprise platform that securely connects your data sources to all major device types.

  • $150 USD per user

SAP Mobile Platform, developer edition

Rely on an app development platform that is consistent and highly adaptable to changing business needs.

  • $1,500 USD per user
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Free trial: SAP Mobile Platform 3.0

Take SAP Mobile Platform 3.0, enterprise edition, for a spin and experience its features and benefits firsthand.

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Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options

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For general licensing information, consult Licensing SAP Software: A Guide for Buyers 

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Implementation

Ensure a successful implementation and maximize your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Mobile Platform – from planning and installation to operation.

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Plan your installation

Refer to SAP Mobile Platform Server installation guides for Windows, Linux, and MBO Runtime Service.

Engage our mobile services

Our mobile consulting and development services include everything from strategy planning to custom app creation.

Download the software

Visit the SAP Support Portal* to download the SAP Mobile Platform software installation package.

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Consider a faster deployment option

Get up and running even faster. This SAP Mobile Platform rapid-deployment solution V6.30 gives you the option to deploy on-premise or with SAP HANA Cloud Platform Mobile Services. These deployment options include runtime and design-time configuration, development environment setup, and platform validation.

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Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

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Manage your production environment

Refer to the Administrative Overview guide to learn how to manage, maintain, and run your SAP application environment at peak performance.

Ensure the security of SAP Mobile Platform

Download the Security Administration guide for important information on ensuring the security of SAP Mobile Platform 3.0.

How to get started with our MADP

Consult the Getting Started Guide to learn about SAP Mobile Platform Server tasks, such as how to log on to and use the Management Cockpit.

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Set up your post-installation landscape

Refer to this guide for detailed information on set-up tasks required to prepare your production landscape.

Administer your mobile applications

Click here to learn how to use the Management Cockpit and other tools to manage native, hybrid, and Agentry mobile apps.

Configure SAP Mobile Platform Server

Refer to this guide for information on how to configure SAP Mobile Platform Server and monitor server health and performance.

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Stay up-to-date with our learning maps

Get role-specific learning maps with implementation and operation information on SAP Mobile Platform:
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Need expert guidance with your educational needs? Learn how education consulting services from SAP can help

 

Upgrades

Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP Mobile Platform – so you can take advantage of the new features and capabilities right away.

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Identify the upgrade paths

Download the Product Availability Matrix to review upgrade paths for SAP Mobile Platform.

Download the matrix now*

Explore the SAP Mobile Platform road map

See what we have in store for SAP Mobile Platform, SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services, 
and SAP Mobile Platform SDK. 

Download the road map*

Plan and design your landscape

Identify your production landscape requirements, and use the information to design your SAP Mobile Platform system.

Use the planner*

 

 

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Identify dependencies

Use the Upgrade Dependency Analyzer to determine if your upgrade will have an impact on your other systems.

Access the analyzer

 

Review the latest release notes

Read the latest release notes to discover what’s new and what has changed since the last release.

Download the release notes

 

 

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Download SAP Mobile Platform

Get the latest technical releases, installations, upgrades, support packages, and patches on the help portal for SAP Mobile Platform.

Access the help portal

Ask the Community

Visit the SAP Mobile Platform community for the latest technology news and updates. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues. 

Visit the community

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Support

Get the support you need to keep SAP Mobile Platform running at peak performance. Our experts can help you maximize the value of your software, take advantage of new business models and capabilities, and more.

Troubleshoot and Maintain

SAP Support Portal resources

Visit our developer center - Accelerate the delivery of secure, scalable mobile apps on any device by leveraging helpful resources for SAP Mobile Platform and SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services. Visit our developer center for details.

Review information about common problems that arise when working with SAP Mobile Platform Server - such as quick fixes to simple server problems or issues requiring product support.

Get maintenance dates, upgrade paths, and platform availability for SAP Mobile Platform*

Search for notes and knowledge base articles on SAP Mobile Platform

Find out when the next support package or patch will be released

 

SAP Help Portal documentation

Access the help portal - Visit the SAP Help Portal to access a wealth of information and documentation on our industry-leading mobile application development platform (MADP). Use these resources build and deploy innovative mobile apps that keep people connected.

 

Support tools from SAP

Access SMP Tutorials + White Papers

Read SAP Mobile Platform how-to guides

Automated Notes Search tool: Replicate issues in your system to find relevant corrections

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Expert Community

Connect with SAP experts – and get the latest news and views on SAP Mobile Platform implementations, upgrades, innovations, and best practices.

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Create Cloud-Based Apps that Talk to your On-Premise System

Discover how to create mobile apps on SAP HANA Cloud Platform that consume data from your back-end on-premise systems. 

4,300 HCP Mobile Services Trial Availability and More

Learn about the success of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services trial – and find out what
this means for upcoming availability.

New release: SAP Mobile Platform SDK SP10

Find out what’s new in the latest version of the SDK for SAP Mobile Platform and SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services.

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