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Android for Work is an enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform function that lets companies deliver a secure, productive, and rich mobile experience to their employees on Android mobile devices. Solutions built on Android for Work include these benefits:

  • Security and Data separation
  • Support for BYOD and Corporate owned/provisioned devices
  • Remote device and application management capabilities
  • Seamless user experience (Personal and Work on same device)
  • Simplified Application Deployment
  • Support for Divide Productivity Suite (E-mail, Calendar, Tasks, etc.)
  • Secure communication

SAP offers Android for Work solution as part of SAP Mobile Secure (Cloud).

Read detail introduction from Milja Gillespie - Google Announces Android for Work

Current Android for Work requirements are:

  • Android 5.0+ Lollipop devices with managed profile support.
  • Android 4.0 - 4.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat) devices using the Android for Work App (to be supported at a later date).

What is an Android for Work Profile?

A work profile is a managed corporate profile associated with the device’s primary user profile. When managed profiles are provisioned on the device, the corporate account, apps and data will remain under the control of the IT administrator and are kept separate from personal accounts, apps and data. By default, pre-configured Work apps are enabled in the work profile and will appear ‘badged’ with a red briefcase at the end of the personal apps drawer. Enforcing the work profile allows IT departments to secure the environment where business apps and data are running on a user’s device, without restricting personal apps and profile usage.

The work policy controller sets up a work profile to separate your personal and work space on Android 5.0+ devices.

Additional Resources

Thomas Saueressig, SVP & Global Head of IT Services for SAP SE, discusses how SAP delivers a consumer-focused mobile experience in the workplace with Android for Work.

Milja Gillespie explains how SAP is Working with Google to Accelerate Android for Work

In this blog, read details on SAP Mobile Secure Support for Android for Work Now Available

Read Android for Work Security white paper

Sapphire 2015 - SAP tightens Google partnership with software integration plans

How to setup Android for Work in SAP Mobile Secure

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