Mobilizing Business Processes

Before the end user can work with the SAP Mobile Infrastructure (SAP MI), you as technical consultant must configure various technical components, upload data from the backend and edit master data.

The IT scenario Mobilizing Business Processes consists of the following IT scenario variants:

IT Scenario Variant

Configurations to Be Performed

IMGs to Be Executed

Enabling Mobile Applications for Occasional Connection

Yes

(see next section)

Yes

(see SAP Solution Manager)

Running Mobile Applications with an Online Connection

No

No

SAP Notes

Read the SAP Notes about configuration before beginning the installation. These SAP Notes contain the most recent information regarding the installation and configuration, as well as corrections to the configuration documentation.

Make sure that you have the most recent version of each SAP Note. You can find the SAP Notes on the SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/notesor in SAP Support Portal.

List of Related SAP Notes

SAP Note Number

Description

965707

SAP Mobile Infrastruct. 7.0 SP07 - Composite Note

Overview of Steps Involved

The following activities are necessary for the IT scenario variant Enabling Mobile Applications for Occasional Connection:

Step

Description

Execution

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for system landscape, client, and server

Obligatory; to be done once only

Template-Based Basic Configuration

A series of manual configuration steps can be executed automatically using configuration templates.

Optional; to be done once only

Configuration of SAP NetWeaver AS

After the SAP NetWeaver Application Server has been installed, you configure it and prepare the installation of the mobile devices. You configure the following areas:

?      General Settings (for example, setting up background jobs, role editing)

?      Configuration of Mobile Administrator

?      Configuration of Smart Synchronization

?      Configuration of the Computing Center Management System

Obligatory; to be done once only

Configuration of Mobile Applications

You must carry out additional configuration steps for each mobile application. In this section, you can find general information about the configuration steps. For detailed information, see the installation instructions for the respective mobile application.

Obligatory; for every mobile application

Administration of Mobile Components

The files for the mobile components have to exist on the server so that the system can deploy them on the mobile device. In this section, you can find information about various types of mobile components and the procedure.

Obligatory; for every mobile component

Test Installation of Single Mobile Device

You can install and configure an individual mobile device for test purposes. Use this process to install single mobile devices for test purposes only. If you want to install devices for other users, use the other installation methods (see Installing SAP MI on the Mobile Device).

Optional (for testing)

Assignment of Mobile Components to Users

When assigning mobile components to users you have various options. The option you choose to use depends on your administration concept.

Obligatory; for every mobile component and for every user or user group

Configuration of Mobile Devices

You can configure mobile devices, the behavior of SAP MI on the mobile device and the drivers installed there. In this section, you can find information about the various methods.

Obligatory; once for each required configuration

Installing SAP MI on the Mobile Device

Either you or the user of the mobile device install the client on each mobile device using one of the described methods. After the installation has been completed, the device has to be synchronized twice to download the mobile applications and the application data for the user.

Obligatory; for each mobile device

Configuration of Security Functions (Optional)

You can adjust the security settings to meet your requirements. In this section, you can find information about the various security functions.

Optional.

The following steps are necessary for the upgrade of the IT scenario Mobilizing Business Processes to a higher release:

Process step

Description

Execution

Upgrade to SAP NetWeaver 2004s Usage Type MI 

If you are using an older release, you can upgrade to a higher release. In this section, you can find information about the various upgrade options, depending on the current release.

Where an upgrade is performed