Service2Media, a leading mobile app platform provider, and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced a partnership to deliver mobile enterprise grade consumer, employee and business apps with engaging user experiences.
The partnership features the integration of Service2Media’s App Lifecycle Platform - M2Active™ - with the SAP Mobility Platform. This combination provides the ability to develop business critical mobile apps to deliver exceptional user experience. By deploying the apps on the major operating systems like iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone for smartphones as well as tablets, employees can now access business critical information whenever and wherever on their device of choice.
Geert Kolthof, CEO Service2Media: “We are proud to be the first European app platform company to qualify for the SAP PartnerEdge program as a Software Solution and Technology Partner. Our clients will be able to leverage this best in class user centric app experience in their mobile consumer, employee and business apps.“
Service2Media and SAP enable companies to develop compelling enterprise mobile apps using a single code base, which accelerates the time to market for new app initiatives. The unique workflow capabilities allow companies to design apps once, deploy them on multiple devices and evolve them throughout their lives, which brings down the costs of maintenance. All users, with their wide range of devices, will benefit from new updates, all at the same time.
The partnership combines the SAP Mobility Platform (SUP) mobile client enrolment framework with an enriched OData library. Developers can use SAP’s SUP for integral device enrolment support. M2Active™ allows developers to maintain and customize their SAP mobility apps to their needs. M2Active™ developers no longer have to spend time on native SUP software integration plumbing, but can instead use the M2Active™ to focus on developing the single-source user experience and business logic.
Quote Mark Raben, Director Innovation & Product Strategy SAP Nederland
“More companies discover that the consumerization in enterprise IT is a trend offering several advantages. By providing employees with qualitatively high end mobile apps strongly increases their productivity. A side effect is that user centric apps make these companies a more attractive place to work for young, new employees. Therefore the partnership with Service2Media is an important step for SAP to help large organizations to make optimal use of this trend”
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (SAP.com) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. Founded in 1972, SAP (which stands for "Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing") has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. Today, SAP has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide. SAP applications and services enable more than 183,000 customers worldwide to operate profitably, adapt continuously and grow sustainably.
Service2Media (service2media.com) is an App Platform provider for the creation of App Portfolios for smart phones and tablets. Since our inception we have constantly raised the bar to enhance our platform and deliver exceptional mobile Apps that matter, empowering peoples’ lives. Our App Lifecycle Platform - M2Active™ - enables our clients and partners to build future proofed portfolios of Apps with effective reuse of components and the ability to maintain and evolve them throughout their entire lifecycles. Clients and partners include: Al Jazeera, Rabobank International, Bertelsmann, Capgemini, Springer, Atos, Reed Elsevier, Liberty Global, Telegraaf Media Group, Abu Dhabi Media Company, LBi, Achmea, SNS Bank, and Ajax. Currently Service2Media has offices in the Netherlands, UK, Spain, UAE and USA.
The Service2Media App Lifecycle Platform
M2Active™ is a future proofed enterprise grade platform that does the heavy lifting that allows `innovation within a single consistent, integrated environment. M2Active enables clients and partners to design and deploy highly engaging near-native Apps for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, J2ME and Windows Phone 7 incorporating HTML5 as required. Our App lifecycle philosophy is simple but powerful. Design Apps Once, Deploy Apps on Multiple Devices, Evolve Apps throughout their Lives.
For more information, please contact:
T: +31 (0) 40 235 4600 - E: Service2Media[.]lewispr.com.
Nathan Kotek, VP Marketing at Service2Media
M: +31 6 330 46 125 - E: nkotek[.]service2media.com.
Ingeborg van Beusekom
T: 06 533 98 690 - E: ingeborg.van.beusekom[.]sap.com.