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SAP ITS (Internet Transaction Server) mobile connects mobile devices to an SAP environment to run web-based Web Dynpro apps. It has been used in SAP ECC, SAP EWM, SAP AII, and non-SAP browser-based applications. ITS mobile architecture has been used to support barcode scanning, pick by voice, RFID in numerous shipping, receiving and warehouse applications.
SAP continues to support the SAP ITS Mobile platform but hasn’t updated the technology for more than 5 years – and Wed Dynpro and ITS mobile won’t work with SAP S/4 HANA.
The list of browsers and operating systems that work with Web Dynpro mobile applications, SAP ITS Mobile, and SAP environments that support it are decreasing. You may also be taking risks by using out-of-date technology that doesn’t enable optimal security.
If transitioning to SAP S/4 HANA or another cloud platform, apps using SAP ITS mobile must be rebuilt to use them in the new environment. You may be able to build an app in SAP Fiori, but customizing and enabling employees to use that app offline – or developing a new app from scratch -- will likely be complex and time-consuming.
With Pillir’s EdgeReady Cloud, you can rebuild and refactor your apps more quickly than with traditional software development processes, and any ABAP logic you built into your app can easily be converted to objects in Pillir. See how it works.
Mobile apps created with EdgeReady Cloud provide you with all of the capabilities – right out of the box -- that IT mobile offers, including:
In addition, Pillir provides “heavyweight” offline capabilities. Mobile apps developed on Pillir’s low-code/no-code platform deliver consistent user experiences whether online, offline or in intermittent offline scenarios. Pillir’s exceptional offline functionality is driven by a messaging queue, data persistence, process continuity, conflict resolution, and error management, as well as robust data security.
EdgeReady Cloud enables you to modernize all custom ITS mobile ABAP code, giving you the ability to visualize objects, such as tcodes, methods, RFCs, tables, reports, programs, screens, functions, and data elements for stakeholders with any level of tech expertise. Pillir’s Modernize module provides the total cost of remediating ABAP as well as the total maintenance costs in S/4HANA or other cloud platforms.
With Pillir, you can evaluate all custom code and make the call on what to move to the cloud, keeping your ECC core clean and reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO). Pillir doesn’t lock you into as-is conversion, but it does make modernizing an application as simple as map, review, and publish.
Tools such as our Business Process Modeler, App Modeler and App Designer enable you to make critical connections between your app and business processes, provide a consistent user interface across multiple devices, and customize your app.
Even if you aren’t ready to migrate to SAP S/4 HANA or another modern SAP system, there’s no need to continue to use Web Dynpro mobile applications that connect to SAP with ITS mobile.
Pillir enables you to reimagine processes now, refactor mobile applications, and optimize processes today with the knowledge that the apps you create on the platform will transition to a modern SAP platform when you’re ready.
Once you have determined the best course for custom code migration, Pillir’s ABAP Modernizer provides you with an easy path to the cloud. Similar to the process of loading a text file into a spreadsheet, the ABAP Modernizer’s graphical interface allows you to upload code, then takes each command in ABAP and maps it to a local object in Pillir. At this point, you have the opportunity to review mapping and make any necessary changes to ensure accuracy before just a few clicks to create the object in Pillir.