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As mobility in the enterprise evolves, so does the challenge of building and maintaining a mobility infrastructure. Not long ago the infrastructure question was dominated by device management, security, app management, and controlling costs. Of course all these things are still incredibly important. However as mobility management tools have matured, and as mobility has spread through the enterprise, the focus has shifted more to building and maintaining large portfolios of apps that are secure, integrated, and capable of running on all those mobile devices found throughout the enterprise. This shift has occurred because it is the apps, and the ability to rapidly build news ones, that give the mobility infrastructure operational value to the business.

SAP’s mobile application development platform is now recognized by analysts as the leader in the industry. There are a number of reasons for this, but from the developer’s perspective, there are several significant advantages provided by SAP’s development environment:

  • A container approach to app development which uses out-of-the-box native app containers to provide all the difficult device level API interfaces, back-end data connectivity and authentication, security management, and other house-keeping chores, and thereby freeing up developers to focus on business logic and user interface work.
  • A flexible development environment that supports developer’s choice of languages and third party development tools, whether that is C++, Javascript, HTML5, or cross platform development tools like Phonegap, Sencha, and Appcelerator that accelerate app development and produce apps totally compatible with SAP containers.
  • SAP’s app development platform is the only such platform that is totally integrated with an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, which means that not only does the platform accelerate the development of feature-rich mobile apps, but it simplifies their deployment and maintenance.

 

If you are attending SAPPHIRE in Madrid, please come by the Mobile Campus and to the Mobile Platform discussion tables to speak with our experts. Also condiser attending SAP Mobile Platform specific sessions to learn more about how the SAP Mobile Platform is enabling companies to mobilize their business interactions and consumer transactions. I highly recommend these three sessions:

MB4449 Develop Enterprise-Grade Mobile Apps with SAP Mobile Platform with SAP VP, Mobile Solutions and Strategy Tony Kueh, Tuesday November 13 at 2:30pm at the Mobile Main Theatre.

MB4489 Increase Employee Productivity and Consumer Loyalty with a Mobile Platform, customer panel lead by Yankee Group Analyst Chris Marsh, Thursday November 15 at 11:00am at the Mobile Main Theatre.

MB4523 Experience Developer Innovation with Five Cool Mobile Apps with Developer Lead David Brutman, Wednesday November 13 at 11:00am and again (by popular demand) on Thursday November 14 at 10:30am in the Demo Theatre.

If you’d like to learn about more reasons why developers use SAP Mobile Platform to create enterprise-grade apps, download a free trial today.

Safe travels and see you in Madrid!

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