Part of SAP’s strategy is to reach 1 billion users by 2015 by reaching out beyond direct users of enterprise software to the much larger pool of consumer users by creating cloud and mobile applications suitable for mass adoption. To facilitate that SAP is expanding the AppHaus concept designed to provide a different way of developing mobile or cloud apps that is a very different proposition from developing complex, integrated business solutions designed to appeal to executives that after 40 years is deeply embedded in SAP’s DNA.
So the founders of the AppHaus decided it needed a lean and creative startup culture and to foster this type of culture set up AppHaus outside the walls of the SAP Labs campus in Palo Alto to rented quarters in nearby Los Altos – then added AppHaus teams in Dublin and India and is currently assembling a third in China. The AppHaus teams bring apps from concept to release in very short cycles – often just 90 days – and now they are focussing their attention of apps for Finance and Administration. So by Q4, there should be some exciting new stuff to share.