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SAP Acquires Enterprise Mobile App Platform And Development Partner Syclo

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SAP is furthering its mobile presence today by acquiring Syclo, a company that provides an enterprise mobile app platform. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Syclo helps companies build and deploy secure mobile apps on a number of devices with confidence. Specifically, Syclo focuses on helping companies in the in the field service and mobile professional sectors extend their applications to mobile phones. The company supports integrations with IBM, Oracle, TRIRIGA, and SAP.

SAP and Syclo have actually been partners since 2009, with the two companies co-developing applications for Syclo’s offerings. Syclo SMART Mobile Suite for SAP Systems is a set of pre-built, pre-integrated products mobilizing asset maintenance, operator rounds, time/attendance tracking, and materials management. Syclo has more than 600 customers in 39 countries, including in the utilities, oil & gas, life sciences and manufacturing industries.

AS SAP says in a statement: The acquisition is the latest step by SAP in its strategy to drive growth and innovation in core applications, analytics, enterprise mobility, cloud and database and technology. It will also accelerate the adoption and deployment of new mobile asset management and field service solutions on Sybase Unwired Platform, part of the SAP mobile platform and the company’s infrastructure for developing and managing mobile apps.

Following the close of the transaction, SAP says that Syclo apps will be integrated with the SAP mobile platform and SAP Afaria for mobile device management and security.