Samsung, SAP to build HANA-based mobile solutions

Samsung Electronics is working with SAP AG to deliver mobile device and wearable technology solutions based on the German software maker’s HANA cloud platform and Samsung’s mobile technology.

The two companies said they expect the collaboration to create new opportunities for software and app developers who can leverage the HANA database and provide opportunities for retail corporations looking for integrated mobile payment systems.

The plan involves enhancing Samsung’s portfolio of devices, wearables and enterprise mobility solutions with SAP Mobile Platform so that users benefit from a more secure and simpler integration with SAP’s ecosystem. This will enable the extension of enterprise applications in “a secure and intuitive manner” to the extended workforce and provide businesses with shorter time-to-market, quicker access to revenue streams and improved real-time decision support for executives and employees, a statement from the two companies said.

There are also plans to enable developers to optimize the SAP Fiori user experience and SAP Field Service for special features found in Samsung devices such as the S Pen, Multi Window modes, S Voice and Air Gesture.

The two companies are looking into the development of scalable CRM, human capital management  and ERP solutions on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, which are expected to help deliver actionable insight and data on Samsung’s mobile devices and wearables.

SAP and Samsung will also collaborate on new enterprise applications and solutions through the formation of a planned Joint Innovation Centre.

The integration of their technologies will also help Web, mobile developers and large system integrator ecosystems to more quickly create solutions to address the needs of the market and address demands fuelled developments such as the Internet of Things (IoT).

Samsung and SAP said they will initially focus on key scenarios in vertical markets where the shift towards mobility and IoT in the workplace presents the greatest opportunities for the collaboration to bring value to customers.

Other areas of focus include:


  • New solutions will be designed to enable innovative shopping experiences by providing retail store operators with more immediate access to inventory and product availability data adapted for Samsung’s portfolio of connected devices, including mobile devices, wearables and large format displays
  • Plans also include for retail sales employees to be able to access customer data and use SAP Precision Marketing solution to help enable one-to-one marketing with their consumers while informing and influencing consumers in real time at the points of sale. Other critical business tasks like accessing customer data, looking up product information and implementing mobile payments are planned to be made available on Samsung mobile devices and wearables for the sales representative while on the retail floor

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  • The SAP Work Manager and SAP Field Service mobile apps are available on ruggedized Samsung Galaxy Tab Active, delivering an optimal experience for completing work onsite in the field
  • The two companies plan to also extend SAP software integration to Samsung wearables to create a hands-free user experience that allows field workers in heavy industries to receive information and respond more quickly and safely to urgent issues with minimal disruption to their work


  • SAP and Samsung intend to co-develop mobile banking solutions to enable a secure and user-friendly experience for banking and insurance customers
  • The two companies also plan to co-innovate solutions to deliver smarter banking services and enhance the onsite banking experience for visitors with innovative mobile solutions, printers and large format displays


  • Samsung and SAP aim to bring the power of analytics from the SAP HANA Cloud Platform to Samsung mobile devices with customised applications for the healthcare industry
  • The companies also plan to collaborate to enhance personalised healthcare management with solutions designed to provide more secure connections to personal health information stored in the cloud as well as personalised management service options
  • Samsung and SAP also intend to launch a pilot project aimed at managing chronic disease based on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform

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