Enterprise app development

In 2013, we saw a huge expansion in the field of enterprise app development. Enterprise apps – mobile applications designed for in-house use by businesses – allow companies to improve communication, streamline operations, and boost work efficiency. Enterprise giants like IBM, Oracle, and SAP have already made heavy investment in enterprise applications.

Why is the decision to develop enterprise apps gaining momentum? Developing enterprise apps has amplified business efficiency by reducing cost, minimizing risk, and increasing profit potential and business growth.
Transforming the Business Ecosystem

In a Bring Your Own App (BYOA) environment, employees are encouraged to use their own third-party consumer apps on their devices. Workers can choose the apps they find personally effective and the company doesn’t have to invest anything. It creates a stumbling block, however, when employees try to share documents and files across platforms and devices. It can also introduce serious security holes as sensitive information is shared via email, instant messaging, and a spiderweb of shared cloud storage folders.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has become a standard practice in many businesses. By allowing their employees to use their own smartphones, tablets, and laptops, businesses are expanding accessibility and ownership of the workplace environment. Business hours, and the ability to reach employees, become more flexible and efficient. Surveys reveal that adopting BYOD policies result in significant company savings, as BYOD can eliminate the need to purchase new devices.

Enterprise apps can be crucial additions to the BYOD office. When the marketing team is divided between Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows, a BYOA approach that supports productivity on disparate platforms and is secure can be a significant challenge. In building hybrid enterprise apps, companies can create cohesion between devices and streamline the transition between office desktop to personal smartphone. Gartner predicts more than 50 percent of mobile apps will be hybrid by 2016.

Cloud-Enabled Enterprise App development is the ultimate answer to the Bring Your Own Device workplace. It is an efficient and cost effective strategy for enterprises. Technology giant Oracle, for example, introduced a cloud-based mobile platform to make it simpler to develop business apps. Oracle Mobile Cloud Service lessens the complications and cost of application development by guaranteeing safer connections to back-end enterprise systems. It delivers ready-to-integrate mobile specific features such as sync, notification services, and security integration, and enables companies to optimize operational expenditure and capital. It also ensures quality and wider reach by enhancing responsiveness and improving the customer experience.

Interested in learning more about developing an enterprise app for your business? Take a look at our enterprise mobility page, email us, or give us a call at (603) 881-9200.

Tags: bring your own device, BYOA, BYOD