SAPsung in the air; SAP and Samsung Collaborate for Innovative Solutions across Verticals

By CIOReview | Friday, November 14, 2014
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FREMONT, CA: Samsung Electronics and SAP SE are joining forces to leverage each other’s domain expertise in order to deliver innovative enterprise solutions on mobile devices and ‘wearables’ for distinct industry verticals. The companies plan to address key scenarios in current vertical markets to begin with.

With an aim to give a competitive edge for Samsung device users in an enterprise work environment, the mobile applications and user experiences are expected to be engineered around Samsung’s line of products. Another motive is creating an innovative environment of innovation for mobile and web developers through the collaborated offering from Samsung and SAP. Driven by the vast pool of tools and products that both these tech bigwigs have, developers can explore a world of innovative ecosystem and can come up with solutions which can be a ‘game changer’ for many businesses and industry verticals. IoT meanwhile is also in the scheme of things under the collaboration.

SAP interest
Developers can leverage SAP’s Mobile Platform through Samsung’s mobile devices and wearables, as well as SAP HANA cloud platform through the joint cloud collaboration. Enterprise users can have secured and seamless access to SAP ecosystem of products and services through the SAP mobile solutions on Samsung’ devices and wearables.  

Bevy of Business solutions
IoT and mobility are a great resource to deliver value to customers. Through SAP applications and platform on Samsung’s mobile innovations, the companies plan to deliver on the IoT user scenarios in the workplace. Industry specific solutions addressed by the alliance are discussed below:

Retail
Innovative shopping experience – the news solutions will empower retail store operations with real-time access to inventory and product availability data adapted for Samsung’s rich pool of connected devices that includes mobile devices, wearables, and large format displays.

One-to-one marketing – using customer data and SAP Precision Marketing solution, the new solutions will enable sales employees to conduct one-to-one marketing with their customers in real-time at the point of sale.

Oil & Gas
Optimal work assistance – SAP Work Manager and SAP Field Service mobile apps on ruggedized Samsung GALAXY Tab Active enable on-field work to be completed in a swift manner.

Hands-free User Experience – Field workers in heavy industries could benefit by receiving information and responding to it at a faster pace. This can be achieved by integrating SAP software integration to Samsung wearables.

Finance
Secure & user-friendly Mobile Banking – The collaborated effort is also intended on mobile banking solutions which are secured and user-friendly for banking and insurance customers.

Smarter banking services – co-innovations are on the drawing board for both companies which intend to deliver enhanced onsite banking experience for visitors with innovative mobile solutions, printers and large displays.

Healthcare
Custom applications – The power of analytics from SAP HANA Cloud Platform in Samsung mobile devices means that healthcare related mobile apps are taken to a whole new level of productivity and benefits.

Better Personalized Healthcare Management – With new solutions designed to provide more secure connections to cloud-based personal health information, delivering care can be streamlined.

Chronic disease management – The collaboration also includes a plan to start a pilot project that uses SAP HANA Cloud Platform to manage chronic disease.

Other key offerings as planned under the collaboration include: development of scalable CRM, ERP, and human capital management solutions on SAP HANA Cloud Platform that deliver actionable insights and data on Samsung’s mobile devices and wearables; Joint Innovation Center – to build newer enterprise applications and solutions under the collaboration.