Choosing your enterprise mobile application platform

In our previous blog post, we identified the strategic problems that the enterprise faces in achieving Enterprise mobility. According to Gartner+, using an enterprise mobile application platform (MEAP), brings considerable savings and strategic advantages. The platform helps in addressing the pain points with the following features,

Cross Platform Mobile SDK and easy to use development tools
What are the multiple points of engagement supported? (Cross platform support)
Can a single code base support the above? (Write once, run everywhere)
Does this need an expansion in the IT team?
How much of the present IT skill set can be used? Understanding and training for new technology?
Can new initiatives be delivered using the platform?
Cross platform mobile runtime
Can a single code base support the above? (Write once, run everywhere)
Can the mobile data security be ensured with operations such as remote wipes?
Are the apps developed using the platform app store-ready? (Google Play, Apple App store, etc)
Mobility server to synchronize and integrate backend systems
Can internal systems be connected and deliver content onto the mobile in a user friendly way?
Does the platform securely mobile enable new initiatives and existing systems?
Can the solution be installed on premise or a private cloud?
Console to manage users and security
Can the mobile apps be managed based on users and policies?
Are the apps developed using the platform app store-ready? (Google Play, Apple App store, etc)
Can apps be published through a private enterprise app store?
Can multiple apps be deployed through the platform?
Can updates to apps be rolled out quickly?
Dashboard for an overview of the Enterprise Mobility initiatives
Can Enterprise Mobility initiatives be monitored from a dashboard?

Based on the above criteria, we took the following enterprise mobile application platforms and prepared an exhaustive comparison chart to help you choose suited to your needs,

  1. Mowbly – Enterprise Edition
  2. RhoMobile suite
  3. IBM Worklight
  4. Kony
  5. Verivo
  6. Appery.io

This exhaustive feature comparison reduces the effort needed to analyze popular mobile enterprise application platforms available. Use it to accelerate decisions and execution in your Enterprise mobility strategy.

Look forward to our next post on the challenges faced by enterprises in deploying and managing multiple apps to different groups of people within their customers, employees and partners.

Try Mowbly Enterprise Edition now for free by signing up at www.mowbly.com.

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