1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 10, 2012 11:03 AM by Tim Fabiniak

    Ariba SourcingPro and the iPad

    Andrew Gill Master



      There's no deny the iPad makes a great presentation tool for two or three person meeting; it's smaller than a laptop, so tends to be less in the way.


      Sharing PowerPoint on the iPad is easy with products like SlideShark (https://www.slideshark.com/) which render colours and fonts as they look on your desktop.


      The problem is when I've sold folks on eSourcing, and then want to show them how the live system in, things start to go wrong


      In the iPad's Safari browser, not all text fields are accessible, so it's a little hit and mess on a demo, and in an eAuction, the iSwifter browser (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/iswifter-flash-web-browser/id388857173?mt=8) displays flash and Java so shows the graph updating with live bids, but requires so many open ports and suffers with a significant lag, it spoils the end feel.


      Has anyone any other workarounds?







      Andrew Gill | Global eSourcing Manager | Reed Elsevier


        • Re: Ariba SourcingPro and the iPad
          Tim Fabiniak Master

          Just tested with Photon, a different Flash browser on iPad. Submitted a bid on a laptop - counted 5 seconds for the supplier-view to refresh, an additional 7 seconds (12 seconds after click-submit) to refresh on iPad. That is more-or-less in line with what I get solely through PCs.


          (Photon has different Flash modes, I was using "web" mode, not "video" mode.)