Sapho supports SAP Ariba and Concur Travel while PowWow Mobile integrates with BlackBerry

A couple of updates from the enterprise mobility space: micro app provider Sapho has launched its 4.4 iteration including new integrations with SAP Ariba and Concur Travel, while PowWow Mobile has announced an integration with BlackBerry’s Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform.

Sapho said its integration with SAP Ariba for procurement operations was at the top of many of its customers’ ‘most wanted connectors’ list, and starting with Sapho Modern Portal 4.4 managers can approve or deny purchase requisitions from Ariba, alongside any other approvals, anywhere, any time.

The Concur integration means that Sapho will, for instance, automatically send a notification to employees when their travel arrangements have been successfully booked, so they can share itinerary details to colleagues. The portal also boasts improved desktop usability and horizontal bar and area chart orientation.

This is business as usual for Sapho, whose focus is around workflows – PO requests, expense approvals and so forth – rather than software products themselves. Hence the company – as this reporter found when profiling them at the start of the year – refuses to call itself a mobile app development platform (MADP), or most other mobility acronyms one can find.

Elsewhere, PowWow Mobile’s integration with BlackBerry aims to combine its Smart UX platform with BlackBerry Dynamics, the company’s secure container for mobile apps, allowing users to “easily connect to, and mash up, multiple enterprise data sources to deliver a simplified and secured, native user experience without complex coding or the need for specialised resources”, as the company puts it.

“The integration of SmartUX with BlackBerry Dynamics enables our customers to rapidly design and deliver the omni-channel apps their users want, while giving IT the command and control needed to ensure enterprise-grade security and compliance,” said Kia Behnia, CEO of PowWow Mobile in a statement.

 

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