We regularly get asked by our customers to summarise the differences between SAP Asset Manager and SAP Work Manager, here we discuss the key differences and similarities
Firstly, it is easy to assume that SAP Asset Manageris simply a replacement of SAP Work Manageras they are both mobility options provided by SAP. Both products provide field workers with the necessary tools to access information remotely, that otherwise they would only be able to access back in the office or on paper.
However, SAP have assured their users that they will continue to update both products for as long as there is a requirement from their customers. And for as long as there is a requirement On Device Solutions will be able to help you make the right choice of SAP solution for your business.
At present, SAP Work Manager has a more robust functionality, but that isn’t to say that future updates won’t increase the functionality of the newer SAP Asset Manager.
The table below summarises the differences between the two products.
|SAP Work Manager||SAP Asset Manager|
|Backend Support||ERP and S/4HANA||ERP and S/4HANA|
|Device Support||iOS, Android, Windows||iOS; Android*|
|Feature Set||Mature product; fully developed feature set||Next generation model of Work Manager|
Integrates with SAP CP IoT
|Mobile Platform Deployment Options||Cloud and on-premise||Cloud only|
|Connectivity||Complex offline capabilities||Complex offline capabilities|
|Architecture||Metadata driven technical architecture||Metadata driven technical architecture|
|Licensing||Subscription and on-premise||Subscription only|
|Platform||Agentry on SAP Mobile Platform or SAP CP||Mobile Development Kit on SAP CP|
So when might SAP Asset Manager work best for your business?
Asset Manager may be particularly appealing to customers with a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) business that has a product that has been designed to integrate with modern technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Intelligent Asset Management (IAM). The design is also made with iOS in mind which makes this a particularly user friendly interface. Especially with field-workers, increased user-friendliness has been linked to a higher uptake of successful mobile working.
How can On Device Solutions help?
Contact us todayto arrange a meeting where we can help design the best mobile solution using SAP products for your business. We always put our customers needs first so will provide unbiased advice based on your company needs.
Read more about our recent SAP Asset Manager project win with a European Global Pharma company here