The Future of Wireless Wireless vs. Mobile WAP vs. SMS mySAP.com Mobile Business Wireless SAP Event Notification. Discussion Topics. Analyst Predictions for Wireless Technology. Convergence of wireless data and computing will lead to significant innovations in pervasive computing.
SMS (Short Messaging Service)
Similar to paging, SMS is a service for sending short text messages to mobile phones.
Messages must be no longer than 160 alpha-numeric characters and contain no images or graphics.
WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)
WAP is a secure specification that allows users to access information instantly via handheld devices such as mobile phones, pagers, two-way radios, smartphones and communicators.
WAPs that use displays and access the Internet run what are called microbrowsers--browsers with small file sizes that can accommodate the low memory constraints of handheld devices and the the low-bandwidth constraints of a wireless-handheld network.
Because WAP is fairly new, it is not a formal standard yet. It is still an initiative that was started by Unwired Planet, Motorola, Nokia, and Ericsson.
Mobile SAP Business Applications
CRM Handheld Sales Functions
Key functionality: Time sheets
Conditional Notification Scenarios
Message Body Scenarios
(IVR, SMS, HTTP, WAP, Fax, XML, email)
Recipient Routing Scenarios
Response Options Scenarios