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RECENT NEWS FLASH 2000-14 (May 2000)

(Updated on May 8,  2000)

 

PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS

SAP and Nokia Team Up Globally to Extend mySAP.comô Workplace to Mobile Work Force via WAP

SAP AG and Nokia have teamed to provide deployment of handheld WAP-enabled devices with mySAP.comô Mobile Workplace.  The combination of Nokia WAP Server and Nokia 7110 Series of WAP-enabled phones with mySAP.com solutions will provide enterprise users access to Customer Relationship Management, Business Intelligence and Strategic Enterprise Management solutions as well as the capability to develop MiniApps for mySAP.com Mobile Workplace.

MiniApps can be developed and deployed on mobile devices, ideal for Internet economy workers, highly dependent on mobile devices.  MiniApps are small underlying applications, information and services that provide such features as displaying pertinent company news, the latest sales figures, business alerts, travel expense accounting, competitive data, e-mail and messages. Enterprises can seamlessly implement MiniApps and other solutions not produced by SAP into the mySAP.com Mobile Workplace to create a personalized role-based environment for mobile workers. 

For more information, go to http://wwwdb.nokia.com/pressrel/webpr.nsf/mostrecent/C225663600509DEDC22568D4003E6EC2?opendocument

Mobileinfo Advisory and Comment:

Good combination of smart phones and CRM - Nokia and SAP. Is a smart phone capable enough for acting as a frontend to SAP applications. Yes, in a limited way.  The real smart device (phone and PDA) is slowly emerging but not there, in our opinion.  However. let us not hold off the functionality that we can deliver today - tomorrow will be better than today!. 

Note: This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Readers should take appropriate caution in developing plans utilizing these products, services and technology architectures.

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