HOW TO
FUTURE-PROOF
YOUR MOBILE
SUPPLY CHAIN:
4 KEY CRITERIA
“Mobile Device management is in chaos right now, and I think this market is going to
die”, said John Girard, Vice President and distinguished Gartner Analyst at the 2013
Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit. “MDM will reach an endpoint and then
we’ll really start to see vendors have to look at mobile application management and
application shielding around the app - that is really what is happening.”
In today’s rapidly evolving market, where
new devices are launched every 2-3 years
and OS are changing constantly, the best
way to truly secure and future-proof your
mobile applications and devices is via a
Mobile Enterprise Application Platform
(MEAP). But how do you choose the platform
that best protects your mobile supply chain
applications, and what benefits can you
expect?
Here are 4 criteria that will help you on the way to select the right MEAP.
1. Is it an integrated platform?
Why do you need this?
To avoid compatibility issues, the greatest advantages
are to be reaped from an integrated Mobile Enterprise
Application Platform (MEAP). It offers complete end-toend management of the mobile lifecycle, starting from the
application itself rather than with the hardware device. It
offers:
• Mobile Application Development: allowing you to
design and change applications in-house yourself
• Mobile Application Management: enabling management
and deployment of applications to any device
• Mobile Device Management: secures, monitors,
manages and supports entire mobile device estate
• Mobile User Management: allows easy management
of user profiles, languages, access rights...
• You easily design applications in-house, or
incrementally add functionality to existing
applications as your business evolves
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• You deploy to thousands of devices in only
a few clicks
• You avoid downtime by monitoring devices
pro-actively
= EASE OF USE
2. Is it operating truly cross-platform?
Why do you need this?
Can applications be managed truly independent of any
Operating System? Or is there still an intermediate phase,
where applications are being compiled for every device
and OS? An enterprise mobility platform that operates
truly cross-platform generates, deploys and manages one
single application for multiple platforms
(Android, Windows Mobile, Windows CE,
Windows EH ...) and devices (handheld,
smartphone, tablet) without the need
for any adaptation whatsoever.
No need for costly and time-consuming re-development,
refinement or testing, regardless of the nature of the
device estate. Easily deploy applications to hundreds of
devices in just a few clicks.
3. Does it help you save money?
Why do you need this?
Does the Mobile Enterprise Application
Platform help you avoid unnecessary
investments in IT infrastructure, such
as costly in-house servers? Is it flexible
and scalable, adapting seamlessly to
the amount of data being transferred.
4. Is it supply chain focused?
A supply chain focused Mobile
Enterprise Application Platform
enables the creation of mobile
applications based on dedicated,
ready-to-use functionality, such
as barcode scanning, signature
capture, voice, document
capture, NFC, ...
= BUILD ONCE, DEPLOY TO MANY
Offered as a SaaS, a cloud-based platform removes the
need to invest in costly IT infrastructure and gives clear
visibility on costs.
= PAY PER USE
Why do you need this?
You will design applications or receive proof of concepts of
applications faster. And you will use one single platform to
cover all supply chain applications.
= GET STARTED FASTER
Need more advice?
Zetes’ mobility experts are happy to provide
you with personalised advice, tailored to your
business. Leveraging 30 years of experience in
designing, deploying and managing mobile supply
chain solutions, we understand perfectly well how
important it is to be able to ensure longevity of
your mobile applications and infrastructure. That
is why all Zetes’ mobile supply chain solutions are
powered by the MCL Mobility Platform, a Mobile
Enterprise Application Platform that allows you to
manage mobile apps and devices throughout their
entire lifecycle.
Get in touch, we will be happy to advise you:
www.zetes.com
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how to future-proof your mobile supply chain: 4 key criteria