Two years ago, when Provide HCM decided to create its new business line for SAP mobility , everybody had doubts about the usefulness of mobility in business . Today, two years after the adventure started, mobility has become what market experts call Commodity, i.e. something that any software product should offer.
The Statistics speak for themselves , Provide HCM mobility applications, have been downloaded by more than 10,000 people in over 300 countries and have been connected to more than 700 SAP installations. Browsing on the statistics of the downloads, and without doing large studies, gives us clear information about the preferences of SAP mobility users, for example, on mobile platforms per countries: Android sweeps in India & USA , while iOS does it in UK & Australia . Moreover, we found that the SAP consultants are on the wave on what refers to devices:
Also, mobility applications that Provide HCM offers are divided into two groups, HR applications and Netweaver applications, and here we also feel this difference between countries and platforms using our applications , for example, Apple users prefer HR related applications.
For us these data ( > 10,000 people using our apps!) are a big success, which has been consolidated by :
- Free applications without messy middlewares: Right…. yes! they are free! except for SysTransport Pro that releases and imports SAP requests, providing a strategic and independent functionality. The applications run on any SAP system ( > 6.0 ) , this was the priority , to eliminate installation and testing barriers. Inside our app catalogue, there are applications running under SAP Gateway Platform (Middleware), but they have lower acceptance among the general public.
- Constant Support: A lot of people contacted our support team asking for installation topics or problems, and we can say after all, that we have given a quick and efficient service to all the people who have contacted us which has made our applications stronger and better.
- Customer Development Requests: At this point, statistics turns important again: the vast majority of requests that we have received ( ad-hoc adaptations for safety, appearance , functionality … ) comes from small / medium size customers, from any industry , but who are developing their business in countries that are in strong technological growth and also have a different “point of view” like Russia , Saudi Arabia, Mexico , Singapore , India and USA among others. These customers show us they are really committed to invest their resources in mobility.