May 01, 2012 // By: Paul Baur // Young, Mobile, and App-fluent
Rebekka’s skills in observing the needs of SAP’s customers of HCM on premise solutions make her uniquely well-positioned to support SAP’s leadership in enterprise mobility.
Her usability background has proved to be an asset for a number of reasons. “Coming from the design angle, you collect and address the end users’ pain points, and then bring the business case and design together into a solution that satisfies both objectives,” explains Rebekka. “Design is always about making the best compromises,” she explains.
“The team appreciates that I have a different view on the product, which is customer focused rather than technology focused. I have been fortunate enough to have an experienced architect, as well as developers, who support me in areas that require a technical background,” she concludes.
The biggest pitfall in mobile solution design is focusing only on the mobile scenario while leaving the backend out of the equation. Mobile capabilities, however, inevitably impact the desktop scenario. The two worlds are inextricably linked. “Users end up wanting a similar experience on the desktop as on their iPads,” remarks Rebekka.
“We have shown that we can deliver great apps. Many of the customers I speak with are delighted that SAP has already launched mobile solutions that are so easy to use,” she says.