Samsung and SAP Plan to Target Wearables
Samsung Electronics and SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced initial plans to deliver enterprise mobility solutions for a number of industries.
The plans are expected to help create an enterprise mobility ecosystem based on Samsung mobile devices. The new ecosystem will be designed to build on the popularity and reach of Samsung’s mobile solutions and the SAP Mobile Platform.
The collaboration of the two companies is expected to create new opportunities for developers to build solutions that can leverage the integrated offering from Samsung and SAP on mobile devices and wearables, as well as to leverage joint cloud solutions based on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services.
Additionally, the plans are anticipated to benefit the retail industry by integrating payments to be made on-to-go, along with helping to shed light on new shopping experiences for consumers and retailers alike.
This announcement was made at SAP TechEd && d-code, being held November 11 – 13 in Berlin.
The new plans are to add to Samsung’s portfolio of devices, wearables and enterprise mobility solutions so users can benefit from SAP Mobile Platform and have more secure and simple integration with SAP’s ecosystem.
It is intended that the combination will allow the extension of enterprise applications in a secure intuitive manner to the extended workforce and help provide businesses with shorter time to market, quicker access to revenue streams and improved real-time decision support to executives and the workforce.
The parties plan for mobile applications and user experiences to be engineered to help take advantage of Samsung device capabilities, thus aimed at giving a competitive advantage to workforces that use Samsung mobile devices.
This approach is expected to help facilitate web and mobile developers to innovate with Samsung and SAP, and the large System Integrators ecosystems of both companies may be enabled to more quickly create vertical solutions that can address the needs of the market and opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT).
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