SAP and VMware Enhance the App Experience

— August 27, 2014

Organizations continue to shift from simple email configuration on mobile devices to robust application and content delivery to improve end-user effectiveness in the mobile-cloud era. To address user needs, VMware and SAP are expanding their relationship to help simplify mobile app delivery through the integration of mobile place from the SAP Mobile Secure portfolio.

As the first partner to start to integrate its solution with mobile place, VMware will enable customers to leverage the AirWatch by VMware platform with SAP mobile apps built using SAP Mobile Platform.

"By expanding our partnership with SAP, we are enabling customers to benefit from secure and more streamlined integration between SAP and our AirWatch solution suite to help accelerate mobility transformation," said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. "Our vision is to provide a secure virtual workspace to allow users to work at the speed of life."

Redefining Workflow
VMware will work with SAP in an effort to create standard services to distribute applications through the SAP Mobile Secure portfolio and AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform. The collaboration is expected to provide a more enhanced experience of apps used for work across corporate-owned, line-of-business and bring your own device (BYOD) scenarios.

"As a customer of both SAP and VMware, including AirWatch, we are delighted to see both companies working together to facilitate deeper integration for the benefit of the customer," said Silji Abraham, chief information officer of Sigma Aldrich. "Our vision at Sigma Aldrich is to create a rich mobile experience on top of SAP applications, secured and managed on devices and tablets by AirWatch and VMware. This brings a combination of mobile apps from SAP with mobile security from VMware in a way that allows us to innovate faster for our business needs."

Business Advantages
Extended collaboration between VMware and SAP provide significant advantages for customers, including solutions that can enable AirWatch customers to gain access to SAP Mobile Secure solution.

In addition, administrators can browse mobile place to select apps relevant to their enterprise, enter company-specific configurations and then distribute the app to selected users. Users can access mobile place to find an app of interest and install it on AirWatch managed devices—without the need to contact IT.

"Integrating mobile place with AirWatch by VMware makes the mobile application experience simpler and more secure for our customers—regardless of the mobile device management (MDM) solution they may already have in place," said Kevin Ichhpurani, senior vice president and head of Corporate Business Development and Strategic Ecosystem, SAP. "This is intended to allow customers to leverage our mobile app and security portfolio, built on the SAP HANA platform, alongside mobile management and security solutions from VMware. The aim is to further drive the mobile-first business transformation in the industry."

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