SAP's purchase of Syclo probably wasn't that surprising for enterprise mobile tech watchers. It has a strong stable of existing mobile apps that fit nicely into what SAP has been great at for decades - ERP, CRM, EAM, and other big enterprise functionalities. On the surface, it seems that SAP could just plug in Syclo and all their mobile app problems are solved. That may be true, but only to a point. What few realize is the tremendous strength of Syclo's middleware market penetration, and how it's been so successful at some major industry-specific categories.
For SAP, the key consideration is around not just integrating the existing stable of Syclo apps that comprise the Syclo SMART Mobile Suite, but to also figure out how to extend the landscape of apps by third-parties via the Sybase Unwired Platform. With Syclo's established mobile apps (which is growing rapidly), the even money has to go with SAP for enterprise mobility dominance.
If you're not familiar with Syclo, or have questions about what this means for your mobile enterprise, check out replays of the recent Syclo Mobile Conference. Available free, and on-demand, SAP is offering a variety of different sessions, including:
- Richard Padula and Sanjay Poonen Keynote: Syclo’s founder and President Rich Padula and Sanjay Poonen, President, SAP Global Solutions discuss SAP’s acquisition of Syclo, the integration and recent mobile technology advances.
- Mobility Industry Trends Leaders from Syclo, AT&T and IBM discuss the rapid changes in enterprise mobility: Knowing what’s available today and what’s right around the corner allows today’s leading organizations to leverage new technologies and isolate opportunities to streamline business processes.
- Hear about SAP’s emerging mobile enterprise application platforms strategy: The best apps are built on the best platforms, with faster deployments, support for ever-widening device options and smoother easier upgrades. Learn more about SAP’s roadmap and strategies for enterprise mobility driven by platform technology.
Other recorded sessions address mobile platform strategies, product roadmaps, customer deployments and building the business cases for enterprise mobile apps. So check them out and see what what's being planned for the future of enterprise mobility.