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5 Myths about Enterprise Mobile Apps Development

August 28, 2015   bySonali Srivastava0 COMMENTS   953 views

The world has come a long way from papers, computers to internet. Thanks to the booming technology  and the brains behind them.  These days mobility is ruling the world. Most of the top notch business houses have already joined the race and it is believed that mobility will have the same impact on business, as internet had in 1990s. The companies that caught the hands of internet at that time travelled a long way.

For any business to run smoothly and efficiently, there should be a mechanism through which it can handle the tasks like distribution, customer support, email-marketing, CRM and many more. Nowadays Enterprise apps are the most efficient solution to accomplish these tasks. Enterprise mobile app is the need of the hour and it provides the best and the easiest solution to the most complex issues that arise in any business. But still there are a few myths surrounding enterprise apps that prevent the companies from the implementation of the same.   

Let’s discuss few of the most common myths behind companies not employing the enterprise mobility in their businesses.

1. Enterprise mobile apps take about 6 months to develop and deploy

It is a general belief that developing an enterprise app takes a lot of time and for a business house that requires multiple apps for different units. It would be a very tedious task to develop and deploy the same in the business. Well, the reality is something else;  if you have the right mobile platform, the time taken would be just half the normal duration and the key to success here is code reuse. The developers can reuse backend services to speed integration and in this way, the company would save a lot of time and resources.

2. Apps won’t be able to access legacy systems

Today it is very common for any business house to have legacy systems such as ERP. Of course, ERP systems require a good deal of investment and entrepreneurs remain in constant fear that enterprise apps won’t be able to access legacy systems and their investment would go in vain.  In fact, using an Enterprise-grade mobile backend  as a service with an API infrastructure solves this issue by enabling mobile devices easily access the legacy systems.  So ERP and enterprise apps could go hand in hand and thus the working would become more swift.

3. Mobile app developers should know a vast array of coding languages

It is believed that developers have to be well versed with a number of coding languages like c#, Java, Objective and so on to develop the  enterprise mobile apps. This is completely false as today mobile app platforms are very flexible and they allow the developers to use languages and toolkits that they are most comfortable with.  So the good news is that you don’t need to hire developers who are wizard of numerous coding languages  

4. Enterprise apps place high loads on handsets

Enterprise apps are said to be data heavy and consume a lot of data and thus place high loads on the company’s backend systems and handsets as well.  The truth is far away from this; the best mobile platforms  grab a large amount of data from backend and then they transmit a small filtered set of data to the handset. In this way, the load on the backend systems and handsets is reduced substantially.

5. One official is enough to handle company wide app development

It is a general assumption that one central figure would look app development across the enterprise.  Is it really so?? In reality, the average enterprise mobile app development project requires about 20 personals including IT employees, developers, business heads and one project leader.  In starting, it may look a bit tough, but once you are through with your enterprise app, it would benefit your company a lot in a long run.

So, these were a few of the myths and the reality behind them.  It is very interesting to know the realities and facts. Enterprise apps are not all difficult to implement and deploy and they can be easily fit into the  IT infrastructure of any company and they contribute largely to the growth of an organization.

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