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7 Steps to integrating SAP Enterprise Mobility Strategy
We are the technology generation who’s witnessing the greatest shift in how future businesses will operate, rather than just survive. Mobile workforce and remote employment are being discussed where work will no longer be restricted to the cubicle desks or even fixed computers. Mobility is revolutionising the world. All you need is a reliable internet connection and suddenly you’ll notice a prolific increase in mobile workers. With the momentum of the Internet of Things (IoT), pretty soon there will be more devices and sensors than the people on earth.
According to a recent study, there were around 3.35 billion mobile workers worldwide in the year 2014 and this is expected to increase to almost 3.71 billion by 2018, with more employees working out of the office using the mobile devices and cloud services to execute business activities. With mobility at the front line, present day’s businesses are led by the application economy. The more tempting it sounds, the more it is challenging it is. In fact, many companies are still unequipped to adapt to this breakthrough transformation. The non-adaptation to this new age technology can define the difference between success and failure.
To get started, your business needs an Enterprise Mobility Strategy that typically means deployment of new products and services that add value to the end user experience. It’s all about discarding those factors that keep you from innovating. Below is the guide to create an enterprise mobility strategy:
Define your GoalsYou need to get your team together to carefully think about the desired business outcomes and how are you going to put the mobile on the map of these goals. Remember, this step is going to be most rewarding one!
Zoom-In on the Mobile ExperienceWhile focusing on the mobile experience, there are two possible routes you can take – one is building a mobile responsive website, and the other is developing a mobile application. Based on our years of experience, a mobile application is a worthier choice as it delivers on the quality experience front.
Make Plans for Continuous Application DeliveryYou regularly need to optimise your application maybe on a weekly basis if not daily for any feature or content update. This way you can also fix any bugs or flaws in the current system without even letting your users know.
Use External APIs for a Seamless ExperienceMobility is all about empowering your valued customers, staff, and organisational stakeholders. APIs are backend information systems that are an intrinsic aspect that give the users the power they need to access and penetrate new markets and acquire new customers.
Managing the InformationYou need to be aware of what information your stakeholders are looking for and how they’ll be interacting with the app. You will require the understanding of what data could be beneficial for the staff accessing via smartphones and tablets. You must also enable MDM (Mobile Device Management) and MAM (Mobile App Management) to balance the user access requirements with strict security.
Make a Solid Security StrategyMobility is nothing without letting the right people have access to the right data at the right time from whatever location. As a part of this process,the system should be able to define the user’s identity and ensuring firm security based protocols have been enforced to verify each user. Hence, a standardised approach to security must be implemented.
Decide Who Will Govern the MobilityYou need to determine who will be setting the policies for control for the overall management and governance. You will require a comprehensive hold on the broader elements of the enterprise mobility which will need to order elements of the enterprise mobility that will need to function well across all the departments.
While mobility is no longer an option but a prerequisite, there are various parameters to take into consideration when choosing the platform or middleware to implement. With SAP, companies can advantage from the platform features like device management and security with much faster processes. The typical roadmap of SAP Business One Solutions for enterprise mobility includes the functionality that will make the mobile architecture and infrastructure and implementation projects uncomplicated and standardised with an intention to achieve lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).Silver Touch Technologies is a leading mobile app development company. To get free SAP B1 Demo, call us today on +44 – (0) 203-872-5140 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
An experienced business leader, heads the UK operations of Silver Touch Technologies Ltd. With 15 years of experience in the industry, he has set the track record of delivering transformation and revenue growth with SAP Solutions.