Mobile technology has become such an integral part of our lives that it now drives interactions with our business systems. Top businesses today recognize the value of enabling their employees to work anytime, anywhere through its use.
The big challenge is to keep pace with the marketplace while supporting employees, customers and consumers who are using an entirely new set of capabilities to transact. Especially since mobile usage makes everything available at the touch of a button.
The rapid and ongoing roll out of new smart phone and tablet devices is challenging mobile developers to build mobile applications for multiple platforms and devices. On the one hand, an agile, ﬂexible and iterative approach to application development is required and on the other, there is no room for complex implementation, no time for a lengthy set up and little patience for infrastructure changes. The fact that there is a proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace, with the same secure access to an enterprise’s data, is also quite a challenge.
With Fiori, common SAP software functions work seamlessly across devices, whether they are desktops, tablets or smart phones. The collection of simple apps in Fiori enables customers to leverage their existing SAP functionalities in an easy to use and robust manner for their employees, including managers, sales reps and purchasing agents.
Consultants from Mindtree are also working on Fiori product development with SAP. They help CPG clients with real-time information on their mobiles, which enable them to take quick action / decisions, while keeping the entire implementation and conﬁguration phase short and simple. Following are a few Fiori applications we are currently working on for our CPG clients:
Track purchase order: This app helps view important purchase order information. For each purchase order, the app shows the overall order fulﬁllment status, quantities and values and a graphical view of the process ﬂow.
Approve purchase order: This app helps in viewing pending purchase orders and approves them. If necessary, it can forward approvals to a different employee for further processing.
Mindtree’s Mobile Solutions Consulting Services are targeted at helping customers develop mobile strategies to solve business and technology issues. The main focus of this solution is to optimize ROI, while incorporating the required ﬂexibility. The scope of service varies based on need, but can include market / competitive assessments, enterprise planning, industry / existing systems mobile offering evaluations, end user needs, assessments and vision documents (application blueprints / POC). The scope in this space is endless and since it’s has just begun, will continue to expand in the years to come.