The Alphabet Soup in the headline tells you just how broad SAP and Sybase's app ambitions are.
Listen to these two webcasts - part of the SAP Mobile Insights series - and you'll learn how deep they are, too.
On October 11 (11 am ET/8 am PT), SAP senior vice-president for mobility Nick Brown will demonstrate some of the latest mobile apps to come out of the Mobile Applications Unit (MAU) at SAP.
These include apps in the areas of CRM, ERP, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and Governance, Risk management and Compliance (GRC). Apps that can streamline and accelerate processes, boost revenues and deliver quick ROI.
Many organizations, having laid a strong foundation for enterprise mobility (deployed smartphones and tablets and started managing them), are ready to go to that level.
And as I wrote in a previous post, if you rethink the business concept of 'lowest-hanging fruit' as being about projects that quickly return ROI to you, then deploying mobile business apps makes a ton of sense.
Another recommendation for the Oct. 11 webinar: Brown is essentially the number two guy overseeing the MAU group, under Sybase CMO Raj Nathan. So he knows these apps in and out. And having moderated a talk with him in front of analysts at SAP TechEd last month, I know he's a smart guy and a straight shooter.
Just a week later on October 18 at the same time, SAP vice-president of marketing for Human Capital Management (HCM) Vanessa Sailor and Nish Pangali, director for the HCM Center of Excellence at SAP, will co-present demos of SAP's latest HR and HCM apps
Half a dozen of these apps are planned for release this quarter.
And a shout out to the SAP Education team and its partner, Door Consulting Ltd.: they've just released a new mobile debugging and troubleshooting tool for ABAP developers.