Enterprise software giant SAP continues to push beyond its venerable on-premises applications by introducing new features to its cloud-based Business ByDesign. The new release will open the Business ByDesign platform up more to outside developers with the addition of a new software development kit (SDK).
Another key element of today’s release is additional support for mobile devices. Already available for Apple’s iPhone, the new feature pack 2.6 for SAP Business ByDesign extends mobile support to the iPad and RIM BlackBerry smartphones. SAP said it plans to add support for Android and Windows Phone 7 operating systems in the next release.
Partners can also build native mobile applications that run Web services from SAP Business ByDesign, as well as build mobile applications using SAP Business ByDesign studio.
The 2.6 also leverages SAP’s in-memory computing technology further with specific support for sales and financial planning. In-memory technology lets users process huge amounts of data in real-time even on a mobile device. A dashboard app for feature pack 2.6 gives customers access to what SAP said is complete analytical business information including worksheets to arrange and organize reports, as well as annotations, notes, e-mail and voice notes for collaboration with colleagues.
Check out the full report on SAP’s new release in eCRM Guide