Benefits of using SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services
SAP Cloud Platform mobile services (SCP Mobile Services) for development and operations is an open, standards-based cloud platform that enables simple mobile application development, configuration, and management.
How does SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services help your organization enhance mobility solutions?
SCP mobile services Support
- Full cloud scenarios- The whole system is on the cloud platform
- Hybrid cloud scenarios- On-premise system connects to SAP Cloud Platform
- Multi-cloud scenarios-The Backend system resides on the third-party cloud platform
SAP Cloud Platform Mobile services (SCP Mobile Services) provide reusable building blocks that enhance the mobile user experience like
- Offline Data synchronization for apps
- Push Notifications
- Enterprise Security
Today, most top rated modern apps will work offline. If not, they will display cached data. This helps to enhance the user experience and result in serious business benefits.
Why offline Apps?
Business doesn’t always happen where networks exist
Even in the world’s most developed countries, cities have data connectivity issues due to the crowded population, coverage variations, zero reception zones, unreliable connections, and problems incurred through traveling.
So, the apps built should have some offline fallback mechanism.
- Synchronize with backend services and run them locally on a device.
- The client database is UltraLite (optionally encrypted).
- Offline OData services work in both read and write mode, allowing users to enter data on their device. When the user comes back online, OData updates are played back to the originating OData service.
Push notifications can engage users and share important information based on their anticipated questions or needs. Admin can send Emergency updates and Scheduled reminders to the users via push notification
SAP Cloud platform mobile services for development and operations uses the native notification mechanisms APNS, FCM and WNS provided by the individual device platforms for iOS, Android, and Windows respectively, to forward push notifications it receives from notification provides ( back-end systems) to mobile devices
Secured access to your enterprise data
SCP Mobile services give a secure mobile data access. Through this access, you can securely connect and authenticate against SCP to access the backend system irrespective of whether it is on-premise or on a cloud system.
Cloud users can authenticate with on-premise credentials by using this service as a proxy to other cloud or on-premises identity providers.
Easy consumer and partner on-boarding via self-service
Enable self-registration for consumer-facing scenarios and onboard partners using an on-behalf registration capability.
After the user enters the correct credentials, they must enter a one-time passcode to invoke the application.
As an overview, SAP Cloud Platform mobile services (SCP Mobile Services) is an infrastructure to run the mobile app to access on-premise data or any cloud oData service. In addition, it is built on open standards like OData, HTTP, SAML etc. Therefore, it is easy for the development team to integrate their existing solution to SCP mobile services.