SAP and Research In Motion (RIM) recently announced a “co-innovation partnership” to usher in a new era in enterprise mobility. The two companies have joined forces to change the way people work, by enabling mobile access to SAP enterprise applications through the BlackBerry platform.
Just as the BlackBerry wireless platform has transformed the way people use e-mail, SAP and RIM will bring the power and productivity of SAP enterprise applications to the BlackBerry platform in a similarly robust and user-friendly manner. Mobile users will soon be able to work freely on SAP, no longer tethered to their desktops or offices in order to perform their jobs. By tearing down the walls between enterprise computing and mobile connectivity, SAP and RIM are enhancing employee productivity.
The first result from the partnership will be a native BlackBerry smartphone client that will merge the power of SAP CRM with core BlackBerry apps like BlackBerry Email, Address Book and Calendar. The application is already being demoed at conferences around the world. And while the final release date is still a mystery to us, more information is available on BlackBerry’s website.