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The History of SAP's Mobile Apps for Asset Management

Posted by Alexander Ilg on Oct 31, 2016 1:38:07 PM

Since 2002 SAP has released a number of mobile apps for their enterprise asset management modules PM/CS. This blog will give a quick overview

SAP Mobile Asset Management (2002)

Mobile Asset Management - or short MAM - was the first enterprise asset management solution from SAP.MAM on Windows Mobile

  • Platform: SAP Mobile Infrastructure 2.5, SAP NetWeaver Mobile 7.0
  • Technologies:
    • Backend: ABAP
    • Middleware: SyncBOs
    • Client: Java, HTML
  • Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Mobile

SAP EAM Work Order (2010)

The first mobile app SAP released after the acquestion of Sybase.


  • Platform: Sybase Unwired Platform 2.1
  • Technologies:
    • Backend: ABAP
    • Middleware: MBOs
    • Client: C#, .Net (Windows), Objective C (iOS)
  • Operating Systems: Windows 7, iOS

SAP Work Manager (2013)

The Work Manager is a mobile solution that SAP acquired together with Syclo.


  • Platform: SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 (Agentry Runtime)
  • Technologies:
    • Backend: ABAP
    • Middleware: Java
    • Client: Meta-Data driven Container
  • Operating Systems: iOS, Android, Windows

SAM Smart Asset Management (2016)

Not an SAP solution, but the latest generation of enterprise asset management app from SAP.


  • Platform: SAP MobiLink
  • Technologies:
    • Backend: ABAP Web Services
    • Middleware: MobiLink
    • Client: Apache Cordova, SAP UI5
  • Operating Systems: iOS, Android, Windows

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Topics: MobiLink, msc mobile, SAP Work Manager, SAM, MAM