Hoffman Estates, Ill. -- Syclo, a market leader in mobile enterprise platforms and applications, announced an agreement centered around co-innovation with SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) to deliver mobile applications that enable maintenance and service technicians access to SAP Business Suite software from a broad range of devices regardless of connectivity.
Together the companies truly will make it easy to extend the power of SAP Business Suite and Syclo's SMART Mobile Suite, a family of applications comprised of various certified "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" applications.
They are designed for work order execution, operator rounds, time/attendance tracking and materials management. SAP and Syclo will expand its existing partnership to provide SAP customers with confidence in mobility applications developed, tested and supported by both SAP and Syclo.
"The cooperation with Syclo enables our customers to increase the productivity of maintenance and field service technicians by connecting them to SAP Business Suite for work order or service order execution, operator rounds and materials management," said Dieter Hasslein, vice president, Solution Management for EAM, Sustainability and Mobile, SAP AG. "Syclo was a natural fit for our business because it is a recognized leader with proven mobile solutions for asset management and field service, tightly integrated to SAP Business Suite, and in use today by our customers."
The SMART Mobile Suite from Syclo was designed to meet the needs of service technicians from plant floor to customer door. It provides remote access to asset management or customer account information including work orders, tasks lists, bill of materials, service orders, spare parts and other customer information located in their SAP ERP and SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application deployments. Deployed to more than 750 customers in 35 countries and 20 different industries, the SMART Mobile Suite contains a library of industry-specific functionalities.
Terasen Gas, a Vancouver-based gas distribution utility, has used the Syclo solution integrated with various SAP applications to produce work orders and submit timesheets and payroll reports, as well as provide two-way, real-time updates on equipment status between field technicians and corporate headquarters.
"Syclo's mobile applications allowed us to consolidate multiple mobile point solutions into just one platform, which will significantly lower our total cost of ownership, said David Legge, director of information technologies at Terasen Gas. "Besides automated closing, time reporting, incorporated "working-alone" monitoring and eliminated the "cottage industry of reconciliation" which has dramatically improved our costing information, we can now provide our field technicians real-time access to historical and pending work on the assets which in turn allows us to manage our field workforce activities much more effectively."
"Elevating our existing partnership was a logical next step. Having been a software solution partner that was certified 'Powered by SAP NetWeaver,' we were well-positioned to co-innovate with SAP," said Rich Padula, president and CEO of Syclo. "With this partnership in place, we're able to immediately offer joint SMART Mobile Suite applications to the global SAP community."
Syclo and SAP intend to leverage their current relationship to invest in future co-innovation that enhances their solutions.
Since 1995, Syclo has helped over 750 companies streamline workflow and improve productivity with its innovative mobile solutions and first-in-class execution expertise. Syclo delivers quick ROI by offering rapidly deployable mobile software applications built on a 100% configurable mobile Agentry platform. Syclo's SMART Mobile Suite includes prepackaged and preintegrated applications for the fastest path to extend enterprise systems to field workforces. Unlike other mobile solutions, Syclo simplifies enterprise wide deployments with a leading strategic architecture for one or more mobile applications, letting you concentrate on business processes. Syclo also sets the standard for adapting to rapid change.
About SAP Business Suite
SAP Business Suite software enables enterprises to execute and optimize their business and IT strategies. SAP Business Suite gives organizations the unique ability to perform their essential industry-specific and business support processes with modular software that is designed to work with other SAP and non-SAP software. Organizations and departments in all industries can deploy SAP Business Suite software in a step-wise manner to address specific business challenges on their own timelines and without costly upgrades. SAP Business Suite provides better insight and visibility across organizations, improves operational efficiency and effectiveness, and increases the flexibility to address business change.
SAP is a leading provider of business software, offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best--run businesses. With more than 82,000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol "SAP."