SAP named industry leader in mobile app development platform

By Kirsten Wade

SAP has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the ‘Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms’.

The positioning is determined by the evaluation of the SAP mobile platform, including Sybase Unwired Platform, SAP Afaria mobile device management solution and Sybase 365.

“Increasingly enterprises look for a single MADP that can address most, if not all, of their future projects across all scenarios,” said Gartner. “This Magic Quadrant is composed of vendor platforms that can be used to meet requirements for B2C, B2B and/or B2E projects.”

The SAP mobile platform includes application development tools, software development kit, mobile device management and mobile commerce services. According to SAP, it allows businesses from all industries to effectively create mobile apps with consumer-grade usability and innovation, and supports a strong partner ecosystem.

“Our mobile platform provides unrivalled depth and breadth for customers looking to implement any type of mobile solution, from business to consumer,” said Sanjay Poonen, president, head of mobile division, SAP.

“We have made bold moves to advance our vision and execution prowess in the mobile space. We believe our leadership positions further affirm that our platform and overall mobile 2.0 strategy provide a user experience and immediate business edge like no other vendor in the industry.”

The announcement follows SAP’s recent recognition by Gartner as worldwide market share leader for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), with 25.5 per cent of the worldwide market based on revenue for 2011, reflecting a 13.2 per cent growth from 2010. 

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