Back in February of this year, we announced that SAP was introducing a new mobile solution, known as SAP Mobile Documents, to solve all of your mobile content management needs. Since that day our product development team has worked hard to enhance the solutionsand we've tested it with dozens of customers through the ramp up process. We are now pleased to share that the product is generally available, and part of the SAP Mobile Secure portfolio. This portfolio addresses the need for secure devices, apps and content. The content part of this trilogy is increasingly important to many of our customers.
To honour this new release, I'd like to re-share some excerpts from my March blog on this topic, hilighting the need for mobile content.
If you are like millions of people around the globe, you probably like to be able to work at home, on plane, on the road or at a client site. And you’d probably love to have easy access to your personal business documents and corporate content from your mobile devices. People in all industries and in every line of business are reaching for their smartphones and tablets to share, review, write, read, present and complete work-oriented activities. But the vast majority of them are doing so without thinking about their company’s security requirements. If you’ve ever transferred content via email or iTunes, or used a consumer solution like DropBox you might not even know that you’ve been putting your company’s data at risk.
To address the need for secure mobile content management for all enterprises, SAP now offers the SAP Mobile Documents solution. Take a quick peek at this short 2 minute video to learn how you can access personal business documents and corporate content on mobile devices.
When you about think it, access to content such as documents, spreadsheets, videos and presentations is core to most people’s every day job. It is the lifeblood of every business. Content is king. It is leveraged in many mobile applications and also stands alone in its importance. There are two main types of content that employees care about: their personal business documents and shared corporate content. As a marketer I definitely care about both. I’ve been using the beta version of the product for the last few months to access all of to my personal work documents (like a product whitepaper that I am writing and presentations I am drafting), and I’m also preparing a corporate repository of tools so my entire sales team has the latest and greatest presentations, whitepapers and solution briefs in hand. For me, access to both types of content are of critical importance.
As I think beyond sales and marketing to all lines of business and industries, the need to secure content becomes mind boggling. Personal content can be anything for anyone, but corporate content varies immensely. For an HR executive it means documents like resumes or job postings; for service technicians it means manuals, videos of equipment repairs or images of inventory; for a retailer it means product images, logos, advertisements for store operations, displays, and promotions; in the insurance world it means application forms for claims and loans; in healthcare it means medical and research documents with security regulations; in the pharmaceutical industry it means drug trial tracking and videos used by sales reps; in education it means administration forms, course materials and student records… The list goes on and on. The common theme you’ll find is that content is what drives how we work and it is critical business information that needs to be handled securely.
SAP Mobile Documents is the solution to help you get a handle on securing both personal business documents and corporate content with one single tool. It is designed for enterprise deployments where collaboration, security and control of business content are mission critical. We know what’s important to you and we’ve built this product to meet your needs. One thing that people love is that the product connects to your existing enterprise content management systems – so there is no need to start from scratch! And it can be integrated into your mobile apps.
If you’re interested in learning more about this new offering from SAP, I encourage you to watch this on-demand overview webinar; "An Introduction to SAP Mobile Documents" (Watch here.)
Please visit our SAP Mobile Documents website for additional information on the product including a solution overview, Best Practices Checklist whitepaper and much more.