Going Mobile with SAP HANA Cloud Platform – What you need to know
In today’s digital world, users are expecting more from their mobile investments with quick access at all times to the information, process and the systems they access. This is more so, when organizations are more dependent on enterprise mobile apps that are designed to address the specific business processes of any organization. A one step ahead is the constant push to create SAP mobile apps to meet myriad enterprise domains. This is in contrast with the scenario a few years ago, wherein mobile devices in the workplace was somewhat rare. This is no longer applicable, as most organization are enforcing the bring your own device (BYOD) trends. Earlier, mobile devices used to serve just simple tasks, but users are demanding mobile access to much more complex business functions to enhance productivity and add value to their organizations.
However, mobilizing ERP systems and data is not that as simple as it seems. As users’ expectations have increased manifold, they are expecting much more from enterprise applications. SAP has been leading this new found demand in mobilizing ERP systems and is innovating the ways mobile apps can be developed and deployed. Just a couple of years, on premise applications were ruling the roost and most of the applications developed has been channelized to take care of this aspect. But, with the advent of cloud computing, things have changed drastically and most of the enterprise applications are deployed on the cloud vis-à-vis cost-benefit analysis and other operational considerations. Thus, it has become imperative for organizations involved in mobile app development to slowly migrate their apps to a cloud platform that offers a plethora of advantages, compared to on premise deployment.
Realizing the high potential of cloud and the way it can quickly mobilize enterprises, SAP has developed a new cloud based mobile platform – SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services (HCPms). This platform serves as the foundation of SAP’s mobile app development strategy that drives mobile innovations in the cloud. SAP HCPms enables enterprises to securely develop mobile apps, providing enhanced integration, ease of deployment and tighter security. One of the basic objectives of SAP HCPms is to drive mobile business innovation to new heights with ease to connect people, devices and business networks using SAP’s unique end-to-end capabilities – comprises development, staging and secured mobile apps’ deployment.
Why SAP HANA Cloud Platform?
SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) is a platform as a service (PaaS) offering to enable cloud-based application development for both SAP and non-SAP customers. SAP HCP integrates the power of SAP HANA along with the flexibility of the cloud to help you build new industry and line of business (LoB) solutions, while helping you extend existing SAP solutions. It is also an in-memory-Platform-as-a-Service that helps both customers and developers to build, extend and run applications on SAP HANA in the cloud.
SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services (HCPms) offers authentication, secure on-boarding, native push notifications, and reporting capabilities for enterprise mobile applications. Mobile Services Cockpit provides a single comprehensive web administration and monitoring portal for configuring and managing mobile applications.
Simply stated, SAP HCPms provides the following benefits such as:
- Complete offline support
- Notification services
- Best-in-class back end integration support
- Enterprise grade security
- Push notifications
- And much more…….
Digging deeper – what HCPms can mean for you?
Now that you had got an overview of what HCPms is all about, let’s get into deeper aspects and what it can exactly do for you from a business perspective.
- Helps you deliver enterprise-grade native and hybrid mobile apps
SAP HCP mobile portfolio offers key capabilities that include multiple authentication methods, secure access to on-premise & cloud based systems, offline synchronization, push notifications and remote logging control.
- Provides seamless integration capabilities
SAP HCPms integrates with existing on-premise applications and at the same also works as a mobile channel for SAP HAHA Cloud Platform based solutions.
- Quick App Development
With SAP Mobile Platform software development kit (SDK) that includes a harmonized API, you can simplify development of both online and offline applications, translating to enhanced developers’ productivity. Moreover with SAP Web IDE, it provides a web-based development environment, helping you to build and extend applications with SAP Fiori using SAP HCPms.
- One-click deployment from mobile services to mobile place
This feature offers an easy and quick discovery, download and provisioning of apps on both managed and unmanaged devices, similar to commercial app stores.
Innovapptive’s role in capitalizing the SAP PartnerEdge program
In line with the SAP PartnerEdge program, Innovapptive has leveraged SAP HCPms to offer its entire pre-packaged mobile solutions (over 100+) on the cloud, reducing infrastructure costs, enhancing information visibility, saving time and adding value to mobile use-cases. This helps its broad range of customers and partners to simplify their mobile business and easily create a multi-channel and context aware mobile applications on the cloud.
- Minimizes implementation timelines by over 50%.
- Aligns perfectly with any organization’s long term SAP Fiori strategy.
- Is offered on a flexible per user build annually option.
- Offers valuable business insights of the data with a seamless operational intelligence strategy.
- Minimizes infrastructure costs – just deploy and run.
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