Enterprise App

Enterprise mobile applications (apps) are extremely in demand in the business of mobile app industry. This term belongs to apps that have dynamic functionalities like location(GPS), audio/video messages, transactions, sensor, high responsiveness, etc. on a common platform, and it supports various mobility devices like phone, tablet, wearable devices, etc.

▪ What is an Enterprise App?

Enterprise Applications are software platforms that assist and manage enterprise level functionalities of organisations. The scope of enterprise applications span across multiple functional and business areas/domains Enterprise applications are usually deployed in an organisation by their in-house IT department and are built by some external application developer organisation.

• Enterprise applications are typically designed to interface or integrate with other enterprise applications used within the organization, and to be deployed across a variety of networks (Internet, Intranet and corporate networks) while meeting strict requirements for security and administration management.

• Proprietary enterprise applications are usually designed and deployed in-house by a specialized IT development team within the organization. However, an enterprise may outsource some or all of the development of the application, and bring it back in-house for deployment.

• Today, using enterprise application service providers (ASP) is more prevalent. Here, the enterprise application is designed by a third-party application service provider and leased to the enterprise, as an on-premise or hosted service. This is also often referred to software-as-a-service (SaaS) or Web-based applications.

▪ Trends in Enterprise Apps

Another trend in enterprise applications is the move to cloud computing, where the enterprise moves some or its entire infrastructure to the cloud -- a type of Internet-based computing, where services are delivered to an organization's computers and devices through the Internet as an on-demand service. Some enterprises may also choose a hybrid solution where cloud applications are integrated with on-premise systems.