The fundamental goal of mobile applications is to provide the user with a portable tool that provides a streamlined and highly efficient interface that is tailored to the business processes they perform on a regular basis.
Providing mobile applications that use an organisation's ERP solution creates a unique problem for organisations and their ERP vendors. Mobile applications have user interface and program-flow requirements that differ from traditional desktop applications. The fundamental goal of mobile applications is to provide the user with a portable tool that provides a streamlined and highly efficient interface that is tailored to the business processes they perform on a regular basis.
We understand that the use cases for mobile applications and standard desktop ERP applications are different. It is possible to deliver desktop applications with one-size-fits-all user interfaces that are more cost-effective than developing custom business applications. This is typically not the case with mobile applications. Mobile applications should require only minimal information and user interactions to complete a task. There is no one-size-fits-all solution in the corporate mobile application space.
Since there are significant differences between mobile and desktop applications, we do not provide generic applications for common business processes. Instead, we offer mobile application templates that allow for rapid creation of mobile applications that are specifically tailored to unique requirements. Templates make it is possible to define and deploy a mobile application in a few hours as opposed to days and weeks. The templates include features and capabilities that are used on a regular basis. These include interactions with media attachments, barcode scanning, and image capture functions.
The Cantara Platform enables us to build business specific mobile applications for your Oracle JD Edwards ERP system. The applications are built using pre-developed components which are currently available for Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Google Android, Windows Mobile, Microsoft .NET, Java and the Spring MVC Web platforms.
Our Cantara Platform provides the following features for rapidly developing feature rich mobile applications for JD Edwards:
- Native JD Edwards Security and Login
- Security Token authentication with "Remember Me" capabilities for blind logins from the device
- Access to all JDE functions, data and reports through the Cantara Integration Platform
- Full Media Object capabilities including reading and writing of text attachments, documents, images and links
- 1D and 2D barcode scanning using the available image capture device or laser scanning accessories
- Full access to device hardware including GPS, Cameras, Temperature and Pressure Sensors, Fingerprint readers etc
The biggest benefit of all is that all of these capabilities are included in both our Standard and Enterprise Edition Cantara Integration Platform licenses. This means that whether you have one or ten thousand devices, there are no additional licenses fees.