Samsung South Africa and SAP have revealed plans to deliver enterprise mobility systems for a number of industries. Once implemented, the systems is set to help create an ecosystem based on Samsung mobile devices.
According to Samsung, the new ecosystem will be designed to extend the reach of Samsung mobile services and SAP’s Mobile Platform. The companies said the collaboration will present developers with an integrated offering from Samsung and SAP on mobile devices and wearables, as well as with joint cloud activities based on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
According to both companies, the partnership is expected to benefit the retail industry by integrating payments made on-the-go, and shedding light on innovative shopping experiences for consumers and retailers alike. The new strategies will be added to Samsung’s broad portfolio.
Samsung and SAP expect to initially focus on key scenarios in vertical markets where the shift towards mobility, coupled with emerging IoT user scenarios in the workplace, presents the greatest opportunities for the collaboration to bring value to customers. Through these new plans, the parties intend to help unlock multiple new features of existing SAP programs and platforms by coupling these with Samsung’s mobile innovations.
Paulo Ferreira, Director of Enterprise Mobility at Samsung Electronics SA stated that: “Samsung’s approach to B2B is not about pushing products that simply depend on clever apps. It’s not about shipping boxes. Instead, Samsung is connecting a broad portfolio of great devices, holistic enterprise-ready solutions and world-class services to help businesses transform the way they operate and grow. Further to this, Samsung understands that Enterprise Mobility is one of the most important considerations of global CIOs and forms an integral part of a company’s IT decisions. Our partnership with SAP will enable us to provide innovative solutions to companies in various verticals, empowering them in the end to improve their operational efficiencies.”