Samsung SDS Launches Mobile BI Dashboard, Announces SAP Co-Innovation Partnership at 2011 Mobile World Congress
Co-Innovation Leads to Rapid and Cost-Effective Deployment of Enterprise Mobility Services
Feb 14, 2011, 04:00 ET
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung SDS today announced the launch of the Samsung Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) Dashboard, the latest in the company's portfolio of enterprise mobility services. A joint development with SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) leveraging SAP® Business Objects™ software, the Samsung Mobile BI Dashboard enables mobile workers to easily access BI reports, including revenue, customer and inventory data from their Samsung mobile devices. The solution is commercially available in the U.S., European, and Asian markets and is supported on the latest Android hardware, including Samsung's Galaxy S smart phones and Galaxy Tab smart media devices. Today's announcement was made at the 2011 Mobile World Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from Feb. 14 – 17.
In addition, Samsung SDS announced a new mobile co-innovation partnership with SAP designed to further extend the power of the SAP Business Suite software through mobile applications for the enterprise. Through co-innovation, SAP and Samsung SDS plan to scale their complementary portfolios of enterprise mobility services by leveraging their core competencies and strengths in enterprise business processes.
"We feel there is tremendous synergy between SAP's core competency in enterprise business applications and global install base, and Samsung SDS' expertise in mobilizing these applications," said Nick Brown, Senior Vice President, Mobile Applications Group, SAP AG. "We are pleased to name Samsung SDS a member of our co-innovation Partner Program, which will allow our customers even more flexibility in how they empower their mobile workforce. Today's Samsung Mobile BI Dashboard launch is another proof point demonstrating the value our partner ecosystem brings to the market."
The Samsung Mobile BI Dashboard solutions are complementary to SAP software partner offerings, are developed in accordance with SAP development guidelines, and provide additional choices and flexibility for businesses running SAP applications.
"Enterprise customers today want the ability to leverage the power of their existing business software and deliver it to more members of their mobile workforces to realize the promise of 'anywhere, anytime access' to information," said Sean Kae, Executive Vice President, Mobile Communications Division, Samsung SDS. "Our partnership with SAP, the global leader in business software, reinforces our commitment to the enterprise and represents how co-innovation efficiently and effectively brings mobile innovation to market."
"Immense value is delivered to the market when we collaborate with industry leaders such as SAP and Samsung SDS to provide comprehensive, fully-integrated enterprise mobility offerings on Samsung devices," said Jong Shin Kim, vice president, Enterprise Solutions, Samsung Electronics. "Powerful SAP enterprise applications are already running on our devices, including Samsung Galaxy S smart phones and the Galaxy Tab. We are working closely with SAP and SDS to develop additional mobile applications that are tightly integrated with our devices' native capabilities."
Delivered through SDS' secure, robust Network Operations Center, Samsung Enterprise Mobility Services enables rapid and cost-effective mobilization of critical back-end applications with the following tangible benefits:
- Intuitive user experience that requires minimal training and enhances productivity;
- Single point of access that improves reliability and security, and lowers administration and maintenance costs;
- Quick and easy customization through client-server-side APIs.
Samsung SDS also is currently collaborating with SAP to launch additional enterprise mobility services, including Samsung Mobile Sales Force Automation (SFA), which enables sales professionals in the field to access a variety of data, including customer information, sales orders , and product specifications. Also planned for future availability is SAP Mobile Electronic Medical Record (EMR) by Samsung, which enables doctors and nurses in hospitals to easily access and update patient records.
Additional solutions provided by SAP for use on the latest Samsung devices include SAP BusinessObjects Explorer software, which provides users an intuitive path to quickly search and explore data for instant business insight, and SAP StreamWork, a software as a service (SaaS) collaborative decision-making solution that brings together the people, information, and methods to drive fast, meaningful results. These are offered as stand-alone solutions or may be bundled with other Samsung services including Mobile Push Mail and Mobile Device Management.
About Samsung SDS
Samsung SDS was established in 1985, through consolidation of ICT (Information & Communication Technology) systems of all Samsung affiliates. Since its foundation, Samsung SDS has provided comprehensive ICT services and contributed to the growth of Samsung Group as a global company. Samsung has established 14 overseas offices in 13 countries starting with SDS America in 1997, and has set up 9 data centers in 6 countries. Samsung SDS is a world class ICT company with 11,700 employees, generating USD 3.2 Billion (revenues) in 2009. Current businesses of Samsung SDS are comprised of Consulting, ICT Solution/ Infrastructure/ Outsourcing, Smart Infrastructure Engineering, Business Process Outsourcing and NW & System Integration services. Samsung SDS has achieved best in class ICT capabilities, acquiring the "Asian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises" award 9 times in a row, and the "ISO-9001" for the first time in the Korean ICT industry. More information is available at www.sds.samsung.com.
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