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SAPGUI for CE & Pocket PC
Creators of GuiXT
Synactive, 950 Tower Lane, Suite 750, Foster City, CA 94404 Tel# 650.341.3310 Fax# 650.341.3610 URL: http://www.GuiXT.com Email: email@example.com
this elaborate. the infrastructure client. since the R/3 screens need to be converted to HTML pages before they can be displayed on the hand-held. users can only connect their hand-held devices to the R/3 using a browser. needs to be installed on each hand-held. Direct access to R/3 screens and process simplification and customization are unique differentiators of the GuiXT Mobile solution. CA 94404 Tel# 650. and provides an agile solution that delivers superior business value. Using the technology currently available on the market. that is not the case.com . In this paper. So. Unfortunately.3310 Fax# 650. Synactive.341. In addition.GuiXT. Suite 750.3610 URL: http://www. time-consuming procedure can frustrate any user trying to complete a business process. including the Web Server. these devices enable their users unprecedented mobility and flexibility when it comes to accessing their critical systems from anywhere at anytime.Executive Summary As hand-helds gain in popularity.com Email: info@guixt. Foster City. 950 Tower Lane. GuiXT Mobile lifts all these limitations. Finally. we will discuss how you can use GuiXT Mobile to access R/3 screens directly from your hand-held device – without the need for a browser-based client.341. it’s logical that connecting to SAP R/3 should be an essential task for these devices and the integration between the two should be seamless and easy to use.
needs latest versions of Pocket PC and lots of RAM for Full Application Server • Explorer Versionitis 3rd party • Development required • ‘Non standard’ server • Connects to R/3 via BAPI.GuiXT. and more efficient.341. SAP Mobile infrastructure • Massive development required. Warehouse employees can confirm transfer orders or update physical inventory right from their hand-held device. Suite 750.341.3610 URL: http://www. eliminating the need for numerous trips to the warehouse office. providing mobility opens up new opportunities. telnet to Telnet Server to R/3 • Prone to ‘cascade’ disconnection in low signal areas • Inflexible GuiXT Mobile • No ABAP development • No middleware required • No limitation on which SAP transactions you can port to the mobile device • One time customization: use the simplified screens from either your hand-held or your desktop • Allows SAPGUI to be displayed directly on CE and Pocket PC.3310 Fax# 650. and boosts customer satisfaction. anytime. 950 Tower Lane. few pre-built scenarios • Heavy demand on hardware. A well-implemented mobile solution increases employee productivity. reducing paperwork and minimizing process cycle times on one hand. It makes business sense. no matter what your industry. Foster City. talking to a customer on the phone. making their job faster. CA 94404 Tel# 650. and provide real-time feedback to the client. Mobility Options Now that you’ve decided to provide mobile access to your staff.com . what can you do to make SAP accessible from hand-held devices? Listed below are some of the options you have available. speeds response time. without the need for a browserbased client Synactive. allowing employees to truly do business anywhere.Introduction Mobility allows users to access SAP R/3 quickly and easily from anywhere. IDOCS. easier. In brief. track shipments. not Live on R/3 • Not economical SAPConsole • Requires expensive ABAP development (unless you use GuiXT!) • ‘Long chain’.com Email: info@guixt. They can check inventory. Mobility allows users to enter and retrieve information while they’re ‘on the move’. and freeing up valuable time for more productive and profitable activities on the other. Mobile users can enter sales order while they’re at the airport.
no Web server No third party servers or Application servers on your CE Uses the exact same Dynpros. saving more valuable time. A typical sales order entry takes less than a minute. In addition. Furthermore. and communication bandwidth utilized must be negligible. GuiXT Mobile has been designed keeping all these factors in mind. some of the benefits realized with GuiXT Mobile are: • • • • • • • • • • Established standard R/3 protocol No telnet server. it should be easy and economical to modify the screens with changing business requirements. or from your desktop when you’re in office. GuiXT Mobile provides automatic connection with R/3. Only essential fields must be displayed.GuiXT Mobile: SAPGUI for CE & Pocket PC For a successful mobile implementation. The mobile application must allow for handling devices in low signal and out-of-range areas. required keystrokes are minimal. which means you have access all of R/3 (with GuiXT) No more ‘Explorer versionitis’ Advanced ‘no signal’ support ‘autotab’ and ‘autoenter’ ‘Prefixing’ – scan any label in *any* order Rapid setup for hardware replacement Out-of-range handling GuiXT Mobile Advantage GuiXT Mobile offers organizations the opportunity to provide employees with direct access to SAP R/3 applications even when they are ‘on the move’. GuiXT Designer and Input Assistant you can simplify and customize any SAP transaction so that it can be easily viewed via a small PDA. you do not need to start from scratch.3310 Fax# 650. you can extend these time savings to your mobile employees. no SAPConsole. for example. Foster City. Using GuiXT technology. GuiXT Server maintains the connection with the R/3 application server.3610 URL: http://www.341. Even when the hand-held device moves out of the Wi-Fi range. With GuiXT. they are available instantly for use. the user-interface must be simple. the number of keystrokes must be minimal. With GuiXT Mobile.com Email: info@guixt. The upside is. and since GuiXT Mobile supports ‘auto-tab’ and ‘auto-enter’. GuiXT Mobile enables you to easily extend existing SAP transactions into a mobile environment. the interface is highly simplified and optimized: only the required fields are displayed. modifying the screens is simple. since mobile devices have negligible boot up time. Moreover. 950 Tower Lane. A material can be looked up in a few seconds. bundled with SAP. CA 94404 Tel# 650. As soon as the device moves in to range again. you can use the simplified transactions from your Pocket PC or CE device when you’re ‘on the move’. GuiXT Mobile makes efficient use of communication bandwidth by pushing most of the processing to the server side. In addition. With GuiXT Mobile. In summary. If the business requirements change. it will pick up from where it left off.com .341. Synactive. Suite 750. GuiXT makes this possible by simplifying the screens so only the required fields are displayed to the users and transactions can be entered faster.GuiXT. companies have reduced the amount of time it takes to enter a work order from 15 minutes down to 30 seconds.
you are ready to scan the items. Short implementation time-frame Using the proven GuiXT technology. The setup for GuiXT Mobile is negligible and you are ready to start scanning again.3610 URL: http://www. Suite 750. when a field is tagged with ‘auto-enter’ and as soon as that field is scanned. No application changes or upgrades are required to your existing SAP implementation to use GuiXT Mobile. GuiXT Mobile works with any SAP release 3. Out-of-range handling GuiXT Mobile provides automatic connection with R/3. GuiXT Server maintains the connection with the R/3 database. For example. 950 Tower Lane. Smart attributes GuiXT Mobile empowers the users by having custom fields for scanners.GuiXT. you can customize and access any SAP transaction from your Pocket PC or CE device. Unlike other technologies currently on the market. Of course.3310 Fax# 650. no ABAP programming is needed.341. the process moves to the next action in the sequence. GuiXT Mobile offers following benefits: Any Transaction Your business is not limited by which ‘connectors’ are available on the market. No programming No coding is needed to customize the SAPGUI screens for CE or Pocket PC. Foster City. Realistic licensing GuiXT Mobile is priced realistically. From management’s perspective. Best of all. And GuiXT Mobile can also accommodate the significantly smaller screens by easily simplifying the R/3 views. the GuiXT Mobile offering allows SAP dynpros (R/3 screens) to be displayed directly on mobile devices – enabling your users to have a similar business process experience as they would have if they were accessing R/3 from their desktop.com . with little or no down-time. the connection with R/3 is reestablished immediately. Synactive. Using GuiXT Mobile. You can reserve your ABAP resources for more useful tasks than having them create screens for your mobile devices. GuiXT Mobile Interface GuiXT Mobile is designed to operate natively on Pocket PC and Windows CE devices.com Email: info@guixt. and starting with a known set of business requirements. it will pick up from where it left off. These simplified views reduce the training requirements and eliminate usability issues completely. The screen-shots below show SAP screens on hand-held devices.From users’ perspective. Your mobile projects will benefit from superior return on investment (ROI) and a low total cost of ownership (TCO). As soon as the device moves in to range again. you can do it on your own after three-day GuiXT training! Any SAP release GuiXT Mobile is a non-intrusive solution. CA 94404 Tel# 650.x or higher. Even when the handheld device moves out of the Wi-Fi range. our consultants can have a prototype ready for you in two days. GuiXT Mobile offers following benefits: Fast boot-up time As soon as you turn on your hand-held device.341. Negligible replacement overhead Replaced your scanner recently? Getting started with GuiXT Mobile on your new scanner is trivial. This means that a warehouse worker can accidentally place the scanner in a location that does not have signal coverage. and as soon as the device is brought back in range.
341.com . CA 94404 Tel# 650.GuiXT.3610 URL: http://www. Suite 750.341. Foster City.3310 Fax# 650.Figure 1: Logon Screens Figure 2: SAP Access Portal Synactive. 950 Tower Lane.com Email: info@guixt.
com .GuiXT.341.Figure 3: MB1A Data Entry Screens Figure 4: MM01 & VA01 Data Entry Screens Synactive.3610 URL: http://www. Suite 750. CA 94404 Tel# 650. Foster City.3310 Fax# 650.341. 950 Tower Lane.com Email: info@guixt.
instantly Provide instant feedback to call center Create new or follow-up activities Supply Chain Management • • • • • • • Perform cycle count as well as physical count operations Receive in-bound items from vendors Put away received materials into inventory Pick up requested items from the inventory Confirm put away or picked quantity and location on the hand-held Perform delivery and distribution operations of in-bound items Confirm transfer orders or update physical inventory Total Cost of Ownership TCO calculation can help you assess the investment you will need to make to provide SAP access to your field staff. You do not need to invest in expensive hardware. With GuiXT Mobile. Foster City.GuiXT. update. the required capital investment is minimal.3610 URL: http://www. Sales Management • • • • • • • Create sales order and quotation View order details and pricing information Track information on customers and prospects Create. or provide connectors that work only for a handful of transactions. and display account details Manage activities and tasks Maintain and update sales pipeline Enter new leads Service Management • • • • • Streamline planning for service personnel Organize daily tasks and activities Report problem type. and time worked.341. Outlined below are some applications and activities that lend themselves to extensive mobile usage. Your investment is limited to the investment in mobile devices. middleware.341. Both options either limit your capability to access full-fledged SAP R/3. GuiXT eliminates all these limitations. Implementation Costs All solutions available on the market today. Suite 750.GuiXT Mobile Applications With GuiXT Mobile there is no limitation on which SAP transaction or application you can customize for your hand-held device. and you can customize any SAP R/3 transaction to be displayed on the mobile device.3310 Fax# 650. require coding to meet specific business requirements. besides GuiXT. parts used. 950 Tower Lane.com . you don’t need to write a single line of ABAP code. CA 94404 Tel# 650.com Email: info@guixt. or application servers. or require expensive and timeconsuming specialist programming skills. Synactive. You will need to consider the following areas when doing a TCO analysis: Capital Investment With GuiXT Mobile.
unfortunately. you can simplify and customize any SAP transaction so that it can be easily viewed via a small PDA – without the need for a browser-based client.341. Improved Effectiveness Mobile access significantly improves effectiveness of field personnel. Suite 750. Listed below are some business benefits that you can anticipate from the use of GuiXT Mobile. Some benefits are easily quantifiable. and which you might consider in your ROI calculation. Increased Employee Productivity Employee productivity is a significant factor in GuiXT Mobile ROI calculation. Your organization will utilize the Synactive.000 in savings from a mere 2% increase in employee productivity. you would have to call someone at the office and get the status or follow up after the meeting with the requested information.341. with the mobile solution. saving valuable time. if not minutes. However. GuiXT Designer and Input Assistant. SAP PM Manager. Rexam Beverage Can Americas. anytime. Return on Investment GuiXT delivers a host of productivity benefits to businesses running the mobile solution. With GuiXT Mobile. Before GuiXT Mobile. productivity gain of 10-15% is extremely common. price checks. Adding or changing fields.com Email: info@guixt. can be done in a matter of hours. you can make changes to the interface easily and seamlessly. With GuiXT usage. As a result.3610 URL: http://www.3310 Fax# 650.Changing Business Requirements Mobile business applications must be easy to modify to accommodate changing business requirements.000 hours per year. Using GuiXT technology. this information is at your fingertips. Improved Accuracy Due to the clarity offered by a simplified interface. a 500 employee organization can realize $600. You no longer have to spend time and resources cleaning up ‘garbage’ data entered by employees. there is less confusion about what data needs to be entered in each field.GuiXT. Assuming a $30 hourly rate of an employee working 2.com . bundled with SAP.” observes Steve Foster. ROI analysis helps evaluate how quickly a solution will return value to the organization. Warehouse employees can avoid numerous trips to the warehouse office for paperwork. allowing them to operate more efficiently and productively. data-entry accuracy increases dramatically. Conclusion GuiXT Mobile technology lets your field staff access to SAP R/3 while they’re ‘on the move’. Field staff can enter sales order. Improved customer relationships Imagine entering a meeting room at the client site and being asked to provide status on a problem that was reported two weeks ago but. for example. and you are able to provide the answer to the client – in real-time. the file you have in front of you does not contain this particular information. Bringing in programmers to make even the slightest adjustment can be very expensive. 950 Tower Lane. Foster City. CA 94404 Tel# 650. Rexam Beverage Can Americas training requirements for the SAP PM system were cut from an estimated 40 hours to 4 hours or less per machine operator. “We more than recovered the cost of the GuiXT license in the training savings alone. perform inventory checks. and track shipment from anywhere. while others are more difficult to assess. Using GuiXT. GuiXT helps organizations achieve this goal by simplifying the user interface to the level that only the required fields are displayed in an easy-to-understand and intuitive manner. How much will your organization save due to productivity savings alone? You do the math! Lowered Training Costs GuiXT can help reduce the training requirements.
Foster City.341.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. and how you can get started. Synactive.341. Suite 750. Contact Synactive today at 1.650.com . CA 94404 Tel# 650. There are no additional layers of middleware.3610 URL: http://www. nor do you need to do any ABAP programming.same proven technologies in your standard R/3 and the native SAP protocol. 950 Tower Lane.synactive.GuiXT.3310 Fax# 650.net to learn more about the GuiXT Mobile solution.3310 or visit our web-site at www.