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Fast-track mobile app development and deployment – with SAP Mobile Platform

Quickly and cost-effectively create user-centric mobile apps with the industry’s leading mobile application development platform (MADP) – SAP Mobile Platform. Simplify cross-platform mobile app development and rapidly deliver secure, highly scalable consumer and business apps to any iOS, Android, or Windows device.

Why SAP Mobile Platform?

Because it is the most agile and open mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP) on the market. It lets developers use their preferred tools and the latest mobile software development kits (SDKs) to rapidly build and deploy apps for most devices, wearables, and desktops. With SAP Mobile Platform you can:    

  • Offer an enterprise-grade, mobile-first experience to your employees, partners, and customers      
  • Deliver amazing consumer and business apps using a single MEAP platform – on premise or in the cloud     
  • Take advantage of a robust set of services and libraries to accelerate app design and innovation      
  • Customise pre-packaged mobile applications from SAP and over 100 development partners
  • Deploy apps built on SAP Mobile Platform in the SAP Store – and reach SAP’s 200,000+ customers

Learn how SAP Mobile Platform can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities
  • Mobile Application Development - Accelerate mobile app development and deployment with a common software development kit (SDK), offline (OData) services, and application programming interfaces (APIs). 

          Learn more about SAP Mobile Platform SDK

  • OData Offline Service - Simplify the development of offline applications with the industry-standard Open Data Protocol (OData) service provided by SAP Mobile Platform.
  • Open Development Platform - Let your developers to build native, hybrid, and mobile Web apps using their preferred tools and frameworks. The open development model makes it easy for developers to use the latest SDKs to create apps for mobile devices, wearables, and desktops.
  • Cross-Platform Mobile Development - Streamline your Android, iOS, and Windows mobile app development – in the cloud or on premise – with the latest support packages and harmonised APIs for SAP Mobile Platform.
  • Mobile Application Services - Our services can help you seamlessly connect to your existing systems and deliver innovative consumer- and employee-facing mobile apps. Use an HTML5 admin console to ensure your IT department has full visibility and management capabilities from any device.
Technical Capabilities
  • SAP Mobile Server Feature Management - SAP Mobile Platform Server 3.0 allows you to manage groups of functionality, features, or bundles at product build time and after installation. You can also enable optional custom features to meet the requirements of your specific environment.
  • Data Integration in SAP Mobile Platform - The Integration Gateway component is deployed on SAP Mobile Platform Server 3.0 to provide standardised data integration across a range of back-ends. The gateway supports both SAP and non-SAP back-ends using non-OData REST Services, JDBC, SOAP, and OData process integration. It also provides core platform services using Java and RESTful APIs – these are common services used by all applications.
  • Security Administration - SAP Mobile Platform Server 3.0 provides seamless end-to-end authentication and security policy integration. You can configure end-to-end authentication from the client to the back-end without a VPN. The server uses the standard HTTPS protocol to integrate into your existing security landscape without disruption.
  • Application Versioning - The platform includes application versioning for hybrid apps. When you upload and deploy a new or updated version of a hybrid app to SAP Mobile Platform Server, you can designate it as the current version while maintaining older versions of the application.

System requirements for SAP Mobile Platform

Here you’ll find minimum and recommended hardware and software requirements for SAP Mobile Platform. For additional information, please consult the SAP Mobile Platform Help Portal.

System Requirement Details
Back-end systems

  • Oracle Database: Windows, Linux, Solaris, IBM AIX (11G and higher)
  • Microsoft SQL Server: Windows 2005 to 2012
  • SAP Application Servers: All platforms and versions supported
  • SOAP using the HTTP-XML connection: All platforms and versions supported
  • File System using Agentry file system connections: Windows and Linux operating system versions that are supported by SAP Mobile Platform 3 and higher
  • ODBC Compliant Backend: All platforms and operating systems that support ODBC connectivity (not all data types are supported)
Minimum hardware requirements
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo processor running at 2 GHz or higher, or equivalent AMD processor
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Disk Space for Installation: 1.2 GB
  • SAP Mobile Platform may only be installed on 64-bit systems
Supported Web browsers for
management cockpit
  • Windows Platforms: Internet Explorer 10 and higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.x, Google Chrome 20 and higher
  • Mac Platforms: Safari 5.1 and higher
Supported JDK versions

All SAP Mobile Platform Java components (including the SAP Mobile Platform Management API) require SAP JVM 7, which is provided with the SAP Mobile Platform installation.
Reverse proxy support

SAP Mobile Platform Server is compatible with HTTP(S) reverse proxies that support X509 (where required), cookie and header propagation, WebSockets, and session affinity.

The platform was tested with the following proxies:

  • BigIP F5
  • Citrix NetScaler 10.5
  • Apache 2.4
  • SAP Web Dispatcher 7.42
  • SAP Mobile Platform Relay Server 16.5.3 (as of SMP v3 SP06)

SAP Mobile Platform Relay Server support has the following exclusions:

  • Relay Server is supported for Agentry clients when applications are configured for application-level security features. The SAP Mobile Platform security should be set to No Authentication. Other authentication types such as Basic Authentication, System Authentication, SSO, LDAP, LDAPS, Kerberos, and X509 are not supported
  • SAP Fiori applications are not supported with Relay Server
SAP Afaria support
SAP Mobile Platform supports SAP Afaria Server 7 SP1, Hot Fix 8 and higher.
Certified LDAP servers

The following LDAP servers are certified for use with SAP Mobile Platform:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory

Licensing and purchasing options for SAP Mobile Platform

SAP Mobile Platform

Create and manage multiple apps on a mobile enterprise platform that securely connects your data sources to all major device types.

  • 600 USD per user

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Free trial: SAP Mobile Platform 3.0

Take SAP Mobile Platform 3.0, enterprise edition, for a spin and experience its features and benefits firsthand.


Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options


For general licensing information, consult Licensing SAP Software: A Guide for Buyers 


Ensure a successful implementation and maximise your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Mobile Platform – from planning and installation to operation.


Plan your installation

Refer to SAP Mobile Platform Server installation guides for Windows, Linux, and MBO Runtime Service.

Engage our mobile services

Our mobile consulting and development services include everything from strategy planning to custom app creation.

Download the software

Visit the SAP Support Portal* to download the SAP Mobile Platform software installation package.


Consider a faster deployment option

Get up and running even faster. This SAP Mobile Platform rapid-deployment solution v. 6.30 gives you the option to deploy on-premise or with SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services. These deployment options include runtime and design-time configuration, development environment setup, and platform validation.


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation


Manage your production environment

Refer to the Administrative Overview Guide to learn how to manage, maintain, and run your SAP application environment at peak performance.

Ensure the security of SAP Mobile Platform

Download our comprehensive Security Administration Guide for important information on ensuring the security of SAP Mobile Platform 3.0.

How to get started with our MADP

Consult the Getting Started Guide to learn about SAP Mobile Platform Server tasks, such as how to log on to and use the Management Cockpit.


Set up your production landscape

Refer to this guide for detailed information on set-up tasks required to prepare your production landscape.

Administer your mobile applications

Click here to learn how to use the Management Cockpit and other tools to manage native, hybrid, and Agentry mobile apps.

Configure the mobile platform server

Refer to this guide for how to configure SAP Mobile Platform Server and monitor server health and performance.


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

Stay up-to-date with our learning maps

Get role-specific learning maps with implementation and operation information for SAP Mobile Platform:
Need help planning your SAP education? Learn about our education consulting services


Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP Mobile Platform – so you can take advantage of the new features and capabilities right away.


Identify the upgrade paths

Download the Product Availability Matrix to review upgrade paths for SAP Mobile Platform.

Download the matrix now*

Explore our road maps

See what's in store for SAP Mobile Platform, SAP Cloud Platform mobile services, SAP Mobile Platform SDK and SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS. 

SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services road map*

Plan and design your landscape

Identify your production landscape requirements, and use the information to design your SAP Mobile Platform system.

Use the planner*




Identify dependencies

Use the Upgrade Dependency Analyser to determine if your upgrade will have an impact on your other systems.

Access the analyser


Review the latest release notes

Read the latest release notes to discover what’s new and what has changed since the last release.

Download the release notes




Download SAP Mobile Platform

Get the latest technical releases, installations, upgrades, support packages, and patches in the help portal for SAP Mobile Platform.

Access the help portal

Ask the Community

Visit the SAP Mobile Platform community for the latest technology news and updates. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues. 

Visit the community


Need additional help with your upgrade? Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your upgrade


Get the support you need to keep SAP Mobile Platform running at peak performance. Our experts can help you maximise the value of your software, take advantage of new business models and capabilities, and more.

Expert Community

Connect with SAP experts – and get the latest news and views on SAP Mobile Platform implementations, upgrades, innovations, and best practices.


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