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  1. 1. Solutions Develop, Test, Deploy, and Manage Enterprise Mobile Apps with MEAP
  2. 2. Enterprise end users are increasingly turning to mobile avenues including smartphones and tablets for corporate data access and to get work done on the move. Naturally, enterprises need to secure themselves from ad-hoc applications that mobile workers use day in and day out to access data. Mobile enterprise application platforms (MEAP) provide enterprises with complete control over mobile needs while providing tools and data access as demanded by mobile workers. An Overview of MEAP (Mobile Enterprise Application Platform) A mobile enterprise application platform includes the features of a development environment as well as a management tool for mobile enterprise apps. Many MEAP solutions include the attributes of a broader segment which is known as mobile device management (MDM) platforms. In many ways, MDM is distinct from MEAP. Mobile device management solutions are more concerned with mobile devices, while MEAP solutions are more concerned with the applications which are running on those devices. MEAP platforms are based on the yesteryear products called personal digital assistants (PDAs) which are now out of vogue. Without any wireless data connections previously, most early enterprise applications in mobile were predominantly playing the role of data collection devices with the help of PDAs. These devices assisted in meter readings data research, and worked for delivering information to the user on a regular basis. The apps then would sync this information information with enterprise databases. Elements of MEAP Diverse mobile device deployment options Integrations with leading ERP and CRM Solutions Integration with custom enterprise applications On- and off-network functionality Multi-language capability Nowadays the role of PDAs is being played by smartphones and the all-pervading wireless data access has enhanced the value of mobile applications from being a data collection device to a multi-functional collaboration device.
  3. 3. Core elements of MEAP A typical MEAP solution includes a mobile app development environment and some important back-end services that manage the apps for connecting with the enterprise databases. Centralized management enables the admin to control access to an application and imposes set restrictions on databases from where data cannot be pulled out from. Mobile enterprise application platforms provide the perfect environment where enterprises can develop applications that are compatible to various mobile operating systems. This approach is useful for platforms which boast of a plethora of devices, especially those platforms which allow mobile enterprise applications to be accessed and run on personal smartphones and tablets. Most MEAP products include template apps which facilitate quick deployment of mobile versions of different enterprise products including collaboration suites like Microsoft SharePoint and other field service products. Most organizations can modify template applications for meeting different specific requirements. Developers can utilize database links of the back end for building highly effective mobile applications which can be integrated with in-house ERP solutions.
  4. 4. Before evaluating MEAPs, an organization should check the need and efficacy of having MEAP in the organization. Many enterprise application vendors deliver mobile versions of their full-fledged products and offerings. For example, Salesforce.com offers mobile apps for its clients compatible to every mobile device platforms. For several tailored applications or off-the-shelf solution, the best way is to guide the users to relevant mobile app stores based on the device and operating system that they use. If custom apps are involved, one might have to deploy multiple applications based on the supporting device platforms. Here, a MEAP solution makes absolute business sense. The mobile device market is full of device makers and operating systems for mobile. Hence the first priority for enterprises is to have a compatible app for most platforms. Many enterprises have adopted the strategy called "Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)" mobile strategy. Enterprises with BYOD policies need to evaluate and check MEAP vendors on their ability to support varied mobile platforms. Additionally, one should be sure if MEAP is able to adapt to the newer versions and platforms which are in vogue in the market. The mobile market is more like a volatile target where every MEAP vendor should be swift and agile enough to provide support to the latest offerings after they are made available. electronic health record format. The data is mined from the trends collected from the server. Choosing a mobile enterprise application platform The development environment provided by MEAP needs to be evaluated and tested thoroughly. Many MEAP vendors also offer custom features and comprehensive development capabilities but they vary in terms of how the offerings are delivered. Some vendors are dependent on proprietary programming languages while some prefer to use web development languages for delivering MEAP customizations. If an enterprise opts for a MEAP product to simplify mobile app development for varied platforms, then one must clearly ensure that the chosen product is aligned to the capabilities of the end users who will be using it.
  5. 5. Key Features and Primary Benefits of MEAP MEAP extends the reach of existing applications and offers the ability to develop new applications for mobile users leveraging a variety of wireless devices. MEAP represents the core platform which supports mobile enterprise applications of all types. MEAP solution deployment provides organizations with turnkey platform that provides key functions, including integration with back-end systems, development frameworks and key sync technologies for movement of data and rendering of applications. Also, many MEAP solutions offer several additional tools which prove to be important for mobile enterprise offerings. With the Sybase Unwired Platform, enterprise users can create and manage multiple mobile apps which are securely connected to a plethora of back-end data sources and is compatible with all devices. Sybase Unwired Platform encourages mobility across the enterprise with a consistent and highly adaptable development platform. Partner companies have delivered diverse mobile solutions to millions of users across the globe. Softweb Solutions is now a Sybase Partner since the company has a strong team who are adept and well versed with multi-platform mobile enterprise application development, leveraging the Sybase Unwired Platform. Additionally, the company provides comprehensive smart mobility solutions to various industries and companies belonging to various domains. Softweb Solutions being a leading provider of wireless enterprise mobile solutions offers the best industry specific solutions for all the industry verticals. We are globally recognized as the performance leader, proven in most of the areas and industries across all systems, networks and devices. www.softwebsolutions.com Contact our representative or e-mail us at to know more about us and how we deliver mobility solutions to the organizations across the world. You can also visit our corporate website - info@softwebsolutions.com www.softwebsolutions.com.