Connecting to LinkedIn...



SAP Building Apple Watch Beta Apps Geared for Enterprise Users

30/06/2015 by Sharon Shahzad


SAP customers and employees are beta-testing smartwatch apps that tie in with SAP’s core enterprise applications to add new ways of getting work done.

Enterprise workers using SAP applications in their jobs could one day be able to get data into some of those applications by talking to an Apple Watch on their wrist instead of manually typing in data on a computer or mobile device.

That’s the idea behind some early beta testing that’s being done by some SAP customers and employees using custom Apple Watch apps that SAP developers are building to work with the company’s core business applications.

So far, the testing is in its first stages but is showing promise, and customers are already expressing interest in making SAP-compatible smartwatch apps available to their workers, Rick Costanzo, general manager of global mobility products and strategy at SAP, told eWEEK.

“My sense is it’s the next logical frontier” for helping enterprise workers get their work done by using apps on smartwatches, said Costanzo. “You take a look at it, and you say you have to architect your world to [everything] mobile.”

To work toward the goal of architecting SAP apps for smartwatch use in the workplace, the company’s developers initially built 12 apps for the Apple Watch that are currently in beta testing. The apps include SAP Wire, an SAP HANA Cloud Platform-based instant messaging app; SAP Mobile Documents, which lets users control slide presentations using an iPhone; SAP News, which lets users read corporate news briefs and pushes longer stories to an iPad or iPhone for easier reading; and Connected health, which lets users easily stay in touch with their health care providers, according to Costanzo.

Also undergoing tests are apps such as Fiori Cart Approval, which allows employees to accept or reject workflows or drill into decision-making processes without having to take their smartphones out of their pockets; Deal Approval, which allows approval or rejection of sales deals and passes them on to an iPhone for more in-depth reviews; Deal Room, a sales collaboration tool for messaging and documents on current sales deals; Cloud 4 Customer, which displays various graphs, top deals and other information; The Perfect Meeting, which helps manage customer interactions; Boardrooms Redefined, which helps users manage their business from their wrist; and SAP Office World Clock, which displays local times for various SAP office locations around the world.

This article has been extracted from, please click on this link to read the article in full

Montash is a multi-award winning global technology recruitment business. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments across a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions, including:

ERP Recruitment, BI & Data Recruitment, Information Security Recruitment, Enterprise Architecture & Strategy Recruitment , Energy Technology Recruitment, Demand IT and Business Engagement Recruitment, Digital and E-commerce Recruitment, Leadership Talent, Infrastructure and Service Delivery Recruitment, Project and Programme Delivery Recruitment.

Montash is headquartered in Old Street, London, in the heart of the technology hub. Montash has completed assignments in over 30 countries and has appointed technical professionals from board level to senior and mid-management in permanent and contract roles.

comments powered by Disqus

Social Stream

Latest News


What are your career resolutions for 2017?

2017-01-16 09:00:00 +0000

The new year is traditionally a time to make resolutions for personal growth, but how about for your career? Setting goals is important because they provide a map for your career, helping you to organise your time, effort and resources on getting where you want to be. On a broader scale, having obtainable objectives can increase your job satisfaction, boost your self-esteem and improve your overall wellbeing. So, let’s take a look at the resolutions tha...


Business Intelligence trends for 2017

2017-01-13 11:00:00 +0000

Business Intelligence (BI) has evolved a lot in recent years, with most experts understanding that it is now far more than just data reporting. There remains a role for data scientists to play when it comes to analysing information, but it’s also increasingly important for every employee in a firm to be able to not only access data but also analyse it. During 2016, there was a wave of new self-service analytical tools developed across sectors, enabling ...