More number of smart phones getting sold every day and growing numbers of employees increasingly work from the road more than the office. So the demand for immediate access to business applications to be able to run their business from any location, at any time is increasing. As a part of accelerating the mobilization of SAP® solutions, SAP created an iPhone application for the SAP BusinessBydesign solution, which is now available on the Apple iTunes Store. This mobile version of the integrated on-demand solution specifically dedicated to midsize companies is easy to use and available for free to all customers of feature pack 2.5 for SAP Business ByDesign. With just user name and password, employees can access the data from their iPhones. Not sure whether this can be used with in-house hosted SAP servers or it is restricted to SAP BusinessByDesign customers!
The first version provides content for management and sales people. Managers can instantly approve, reject or forward items that require immediate attention, including price lists and quote or payment approvals. In addition, personalized mobile reports provide up-to-the-minute details of company operations and key facts. Sales representatives are supported by mobile lead and opportunity management as well as account and activity management. A scenario that is also supported is the ability to check product availability online for sales orders, and the possibility to immediately create a sales order as follow-up.
The application is available for the iPhone, with a minimal requirement of version 3.1.3 of the Mac-OS operating system. Access to the application is granted via a secure https connection. With the next version of SAP Business ByDesign, SAP plans to make additional scenarios available and to support further mobile devices, including BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone 7.
iPhone users install the application from the AppStore by searching for “SAP BusinessByDesign”. Below are the screen shots: