The acquisition of Sybase in 2010 was a clear signal that SAP was betting big on mobility. By acquiring Sybase’s mobile application platform — the Sybase Unwired Platform, which allows developers to write bus iness applications once and deploy them to a variety of mobile platforms including iOS, Android, and BlackBerry — SAP made a strong statement that it was not only joining the mobility movement, but wanted to lead it.
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This study is based on a survey of 602 SAP practitioners from around the world. The complete research report is available for free at http://bit.ly/mobile-outlook-2012.
“This is a game-changing transaction for SAP and Sybase customers who will be better able to connect their employees with key functionality and information from anywhere, and make it easier for companies to make faster, more-informed business decisions in real time,” SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott said.
How have SAP customers responded? insiderRESEARCH, the research arm of SAPinsider, recently teamed with independent mobility analyst Kevin Benedict, founder of Netcentric Strategies, to study the impact of the mobility revolution on the SAP customer base. The resulting research report, “Mobile Outlook 2012,” illustrates a world on the precipice of a fundamental transformation.
Mobile Strategies Gathering at the Center
When it comes to building mobile strategies, enterprises clearly recognize the need for an enterprise-wide mobile strategy governing all applications and devices. The percentage of SAP customers deploying an enterprise mobile strategy is expected to more than double over the next three years, from 32% to 67%, according to the study (Figure 1).