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Mobile enterprise application platforms : MEAP

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Mobile enterprise application platforms (MEAP) provide enterprises with complete control over mobile needs while providing tools and data access as demanded by mobile workers.

Mobile enterprise application platforms (MEAP) provide enterprises with complete control over mobile needs while providing tools and data access as demanded by mobile workers.

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  • 1. Develop, Test, Deploy, and ManageEnterprise Mobile Apps with MEAP Solutions
  • 2. An Overview of MEAP (Mobile Enterprise Application Platform)Enterprise end users are increasingly turning to mobile avenues including smartphones and tablets for corporate dataaccess and to get work done on the move. Naturally, enterprises need to secure themselves from ad-hoc applicationsthat mobile workers use day in and day out to access data. Mobile enterprise application platforms (MEAP) provideenterprises with complete control over mobile needs while providing tools and data access as demanded by mobileworkers. 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 Elements of MEAPcalled personal digital assistants (PDAs) which arenow out of vogue. Without any wireless data Diverse mobile device deployment optionsconnections previously, most early enterprise Integrations with leading ERP and CRM Solutionsapplications in mobile were predominantly playing the Integration with custom enterprise applicationsrole of data collection devices with the help of PDAs. On- and off-network functionalityThese devices assisted in meter readings dataresearch, and worked for delivering information to the Multi-language capabilityuser on a regular basis. The apps then would sync thisinformation information with enterprise databases.Nowadays the role of PDAs is being played by smartphones and the all-pervading wireless data access has enhancedthe value of mobile applications from being a data collection device to a multi-functional collaboration device.
  • 3. Core elements of MEAPA typical MEAP solution includes a mobile app development environment and some important back-end services thatmanage the apps for connecting with the enterprise databases. Centralized management enables the admin to controlaccess 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 applicationsfor meeting different specific requirements. Developers can utilize database links of the back end for building highlyeffective mobile applications which can be integrated with in-house ERP solutions.
  • 4. Choosing a mobile enterprise application platformBefore 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 tailoredapplications or off-the-shelf solution, the best way is to guide the users to relevant mobile app stores based on thedevice and operating system that they use. If custom apps are involved, one might have to deploy multipleapplications 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 forenterprises is to have a compatible app for most platforms. Many enterprises have adopted the strategy called "BringYour Own Device (BYOD)" mobile strategy. Enterprises with BYOD policies need to evaluate and check MEAP vendorson their ability to support varied mobile platforms. Additionally, one should be sure if MEAP is able to adapt to thenewerversions and platforms which are in vogue in the market. The mobile market is more like a volatile target where everyMEAP 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.The development environment provided by MEAP needs to be evaluated and tested thoroughly. Many MEAP vendorsalso offer custom features and comprehensive development capabilities but they vary in terms of how the offeringsare delivered. Some vendors are dependent on proprietary programming languages while some prefer to use webdevelopment languages for delivering MEAP customizations. If an enterprise opts for a MEAP product to simplifymobile app development for varied platforms, then one must clearly ensure that the chosen product is aligned to thecapabilities of the end users who will be using it.
  • 5. Key Features and Primary Benefits of MEAPMEAP extends the reach of existing applications and offers the ability to develop new applications for mobile usersleveraging a variety of wireless devices. MEAP represents the core platform which supports mobile enterpriseapplications of all types.MEAP solution deployment provides organizations with turnkey platform that provides key functions, includingintegration with back-end systems, development frameworks and key sync technologies for movement of data andrendering of applications. Also, many MEAP solutions offer several additional tools which prove to be important formobile enterprise offerings.With the Sybase Unwired Platform, enterprise users can create and manage multiple mobile apps which are securelyconnected to a plethora of back-end data sources and is compatible with all devices. Sybase Unwired Platformencourages mobility across the enterprise with a consistent and highly adaptable development platform. Partnercompanies 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 withmulti-platform mobile enterprise application development, leveraging the Sybase Unwired Platform. Additionally, thecompany provides comprehensive smart mobility solutions to various industries and companies belonging to variousdomains.Softweb Solutions being a leading provider of wireless Contact our representative or e-mail us atenterprise mobile solutions offers the best industry info@softwebsolutions.comspecific solutions for all the industry verticals. We areglobally recognized as the performance leader, proven to know more about us and how we deliverin most of the areas and industries across all systems, mobility solutions to the organizations across thenetworks and devices. world. You can also visit our corporate website - www.softwebsolutions.com. www.softwebsolutions.com

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