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SAP NetWeaver Mobile is a technology solution of SAP NetWeaver on which mobile solutions for SAP Business Suite are developed. Using the platform you can also mobilize non-SAP data.

SAP NetWeaver Mobile provides tools to develop, deploy, and operate mobile scenarios for occasionally connected and always connected mobile devices.

  • In the occasionally connected scenario, a mobile device connects occasionally to a mobile middleware. A mobile client is installed locally on a mobile device and is equipped with a Web server, a database layer, and its own business logic. Staff working remotely can therefore work offline and do not have to wait for a network connection to complete time-critical business applications. SAP NetWeaver Mobile client offers tools for synchronization and data replication that make the data of the mobile device consistent with that of the back end.

    SAP NetWeaver Mobile is also equipped with a Java virtual machine and offers an open programming model with which mobile applications can be developed. This open system architecture makes the platform independent of both the mobile devices and the network and supports mobile devices such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), laptops and smart phones.

  • In the always-connected scenario, a mobile device remains connected to a mobile middleware for business operations. Mobile applications are available on a server, and devices have to connect to this server for accessing the business operations. SAP NetWeaver Mobile provides you an environment for creating mobile applications for this scenario. You have to develop the applications only once and deploy to the server. The server renders the application UIs according to different devices.

Overview Diagram

SAP NetWeaver Mobile is the middleware for enterprise mobility, and it provides the following functionality:

  • Messaging and Network Monitoring

  • Device Management

  • Data distribution

  • Enterprise Identity

  • Security

As shown in the diagram above, you can access SAP data on mobile devices in either of the following ways:

  • Mobile clients shipped by SAP.

    Customers can develop their applications using SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio and deploy them on SAP mobile clients.

  • Custom clients integrated with SAP

    For devices that are not supported by SAP, customers can create mobile applications using technologies supported by the device and integrate with the mobile middleware.

  • Partner-endorsed solutions such as CRM Sales for Blackberry




Master Guide at SAP Service Marketplace published on SAP site

The Master Guide provides you with a central starting point for the technical implementation of SAP NetWeaver Mobile

Configuring SAP NetWeaver Mobile

After installing the SAP NetWeaver AS for the Mobile capability, administrators must configure the DOE.

Additionally, in this section you also find information to set up the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio and the mobile clients.

Administering SAP NetWeaver Mobile

You can use the SAP NetWeaver Mobile Administrator to centrally manage your mobile landscape

Developing Mobile Applications

You develop mobile applications using the Data Orchestration Workbench, and the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio

Using the Mobile Client for Handhelds

Handheld users must use the mobile client for accessing the mobile applications. The client exchanges information with the DOE.

Using Mobile Client for Laptops

Laptop users must use the mobile client for accessing the mobile applications. The client exchanges information with the DOE.

Using the Mobile Client for Handhelds (MDK-based Applications)

If you have mobile applications that are built on SAP NetWeaver MI 7.0, you must install and use this mobile client.

Additional Information




You can access essential information on SAP NetWeaver Mobile in SDN, information in the form of How To guides, eLearning, articles, and so on. Additionally, you can also use the Mobile forum to exchange information with the community. published on SAP site