SAP to end SMP Mobile Platform (On-premise) in 2020! What does this mean for you? To put simply:
- No security patches / upgrades to your existing on-premise apps
- No access to new features and innovations.
SAP termed the SAP Mobile Platform transition to SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services as “an innovative successor of the SAP Mobile Platform”
“To help our customers take advantage of the latest innovations in mobility, we have focused our development efforts on SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services” says Martin Grasshoff
Going forward SAP’s mobile investments will be heavily focused on SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Service. This includes continued innovations in the SDK for iOS, enhancements to the micro app tool, and a priority on the low-code mobile developer kit. This single integrated mobile offering serves customers by providing a solution that integrates with both on-premises and cloud-based data sources, while innovating at the speed of the cloud.
We recommend customers who are currently running SAP Mobile Platform on premises consider moving to SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services. There are many advantages of SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services.
You must ask: Why upgrade to SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services? Below are reasons some to motivate you to take the next step:
- SAP to focus on SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services, meaning new features, patch fixes and support for you.
- Lower your overall operational costs and improve compliance and enterprise security (replace various specialized security applications with one system)
- Additional capabilities – two-factor authentication, secure on-boarding, log management, load balancing
- Offline support with native push notifications
- Seamless integration with existing on-premise apps
- Supports on-premise & cloud capabilities and mobilize business processes
What are the business benefits for the move:
- Rapid implementation cycle
- Alignment with your organization’s long term SAP Fiori strategy.
- Deploy and run – infrastructure costs at minimum
Discuss with our mobility center of excellence team how you can drive SMP to Cloud migration successfully. contact us here.