To ensure customers obtain robust and tested enterprise-class applications, SAP has created a certification program for mobility. Partners and ISVs have the option of developing mobile applications using SAP Mobile Platform and having it tested by the SAP Integration and Certification Center.
Partners who sign up for the SAP PartnerEdge for Application Development program, also have the option of performing a mostly self-service qualification called “Review”. To understand the criteria for review and certification, please refer to the following comparison of Review and Certification. Certified or reviewed, pre-packaged and downloadable mobile applications deployed on SAP Mobile Platform qualify for listing on SAP Store as part of the partner program.
The Certification of mobile solutions is currently available for SMP 2.3 and verifies the following aspects:
- Verify the deployment of the mobile app onto the device
- Verify the end-to-end mobile app functionality
SMP Server objects:
- Deployment of mobile application package on SMP Server via SAP Control Center (SCC). Following mobile packages can be delivered
o MBO based mobile package
o Agentry mobile package
o Hybrid package
o This is not applicable for REST API or OData applications
- Configuring backend connection profiles
- SAP Backend: Any SAP backend integration shall be implemented using a SAP-endorsed integration technology:
o Integration with SAP delivered standard APIs (aka BAPIs) or remotely enabled function modules
o Integration with custom developed ABAP Add-on (functions). When developing custom Add-ons, the following criteria must be fulfilled:
§ Appropriate SAP development license (either SAP ERP or SAP CRM or SAP NetWeaver application user license) is required
§ Registration of development namespace (for custom Add-on) on SAP Service Marketplace is mandatory. Delivery of Add-On in customer namespace (using X, Y, Z) is not allowed and accepted.
§ Packaging of custom Add-on using Add-on Assembly Kit is required (AAK will be provided during certification).
§ Custom Add-on criteria are also applicable when developing Gateway content for mobile apps.
§ For further details on developing custom Add-on (how to get AAK, AAK tutorials, etc.) please contact your assigned ICC integration consultant.
§ The same applies while using SAP NetWeaver Gateway.
o Non-SAP backend: While using 3rd third party application or database as backend, only data validation is done in the backend.
As a member of the SAP PartnerEdge program for Application Development, please follow the steps outlined in the SAP Application Development Partner Center . When ready, you may request certification by using the wizard on the partner center.
For others who wish to request independent certification of a mobile app, please send the following information to SAP ICC:
- Company Name and complete address (no PO Box accepted)
- Name of Mobile Application and release
- SMP version
- Technical contact person (and region)
SAP Mobile Platform 2.3
Mobile app certification scope covers various component. Please refer to the test plan document for more information:
SAP Backend Connectivity
All SAP backend connectivity with custom Add-on development or SAP NetWeaver Gateway must meet custom ABAP Add-ons criteria (please refer to the above section, Backend Connectivity).
SMP Cloud Ready
Mobile apps can be validated for SAP Mobile Platform on HANA Cloud Readiness, this is an optional test. Only REST API applications can be qualified for SMP Cloud Ready test. Refer to test plan for further details.
Mobile apps security requirement
Mobile app security is one of the important aspects of certification. Please refer the below security documents and implement at least one security measure and document it in technical product profile document.
Mocana MAP Ready
Mocana Mobile App Protection tool offers additional security wrap without writing code. You can take advantage of this without any cost and it is offered for free with mobile apps certification. Mocana Mobile App Protection Readiness is a self-certification program. Partners / ISVs are responsible for completing this self-test prior to scheduling certification test. To complete this self-test, an individual from Partner / ISV must be physically located in the US. Please contact your ICC consultant for further details.
o SMP – Mobile apps certification (overview of the certification)
o Developing and delivering custom ABAP Add-on (for vendors who have implemented custom ABAP code as part of their mobile solution)
o SAP NetWeaver Gateway integrations (for vendors who have an integration with SAP NW Gateway as part of their mobile solution)
Test System Recommendation from SAP ICC
SAP Mobile Platform
Companies wishing to develop and certify mobile applications on SMP will require a development system. During certification, ICC will use your QA environment for deploying server objects, and must allow ICC devices to connect to your QA systems.
SAP NetWeaver Gateway
It is preferable for vendors to have their own test system but you may contact ICC for availability of Gateway sandbox.
SAP Business Suite
It is preferable for vendors to have their own test system but you may contact ICC for availability of SAP ECC sandbox.
There are two different price points:
- Option 1: Mobile applications with simple backend integration connectivity
o Euro 1500 per application
o Only applicable for mobile application calling standard SAP delivered APIs (e.g. standard BAPIs or remote functions) or using 3rd party application or database as backend
o Includes testing on two different device platforms
- Option 2: Mobile applications with custom Add-on integration
o Euro 2500 per application
o Applicable when delivering custom Add-on
o Includes delivery of Add-on Assembly Kit (AAK)
o Includes testing on two different device platforms
Benefits of Certification
Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP environment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides. Please visit the 'Certification Benefits overview page' for more information.
- After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with the following logo.
Mobile applications that are certified by SAP meet one important qualification criteria for listing on SAP Store.
The SAP Store for Mobile Apps is an “enterprise ready” app store that allows customers to discover, download, evaluate and buy mobile apps from SAP and SAP’s ecosystem partners. The SAP Store for Mobile apps offers the ease of use and familiarity of a consumer app store and addresses the unique needs of enterprise customers. Please visit SAP Store at https://store.sap.com
SAP JAM Group
ICC has set up a SAP JAM group where vendors can consult frequently ask questions (or FAQ) related to this certification and view the certification documents. Please send us an email to request access to this JAM group.
SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 documentation: http://infocenter.sybase.com/help/index.jsp → SAP Mobile Platform 2.3
Related ICC Certification programs
ABAP Add-on Related Links
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