API-Led Connectivity Gives Businesses More Agility in Mobile App Development
Friday, January 23, 2015.
MuleSoft, a specialist in connecting applications, data and devices, has launched a new iteration of its flagship Anypoint Platform, which features the new Anypoint Platform for Mobile, a groundbreaking solution for enterprises.
Business users of the unique solution can now quickly design, build, manage and analyse APIs that connect mobile applications with Salesforce, ServiceNow, SAP, Siebel and many other common enterprise platforms and services.
Anypoint Platform enables organisations to share data with any chosen audience, from any source, through apps that are highly available, scalable and secure.
Due to a rise in consumer expectations of seamless interactions with the companies they do business with across all available channels, initiatives which leverage mobility can result in valuable competitive advantages. However, challenges which arise from integrating fragmented legacy, cloud and mobile endpoints are prominent for IT professionals.
MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform is the type of enterprise-grade technology designed to provide businesses with a unified platform for connectivity, ensuring security and adherence to best practice is maintained whilst enabling rapid development of new mobile apps, to meet these expectations and demands.
With this complex integration contributing to a significant portion of an overall mobile application project cost – as much as 70% in some cases according to Gartner – the need for solutions of this nature should not be underestimated by enterprises looking to take advantage of mobile opportunities.
The API-led approach helps businesses overcome obstacles presented by mobility, connecting data across departments, on-premises systems and cloud infrastructures. This is achieved by providing a layer of abstraction and control between the mission-critical legacy systems and the front-end being exposed to developers, unlocking the corporate data and assets.
Enterprises must to take a bi-modal approach, simultaneously balancing quick adoption of new technology, while keeping mission-critical services secure and reliable. With a single design time and runtime from API design to data integration, MuleSoft delivers a unified platform for enabling the API-led connectivity vision.
"Mobility is a top priority for businesses that want to become more agile, more competitive and better at customer engagement, but mobile integration is challenging." said Ken Yagen, Vice President of Products, MuleSoft.
"[Mobile integration] forces IT departments to work at two speeds at once. They have to quickly evolve with mobile technology while keeping mission-critical services stable and reliable. MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform gives them a way to do that. It gives them an easy way to create APIs that deliver data and applications to any device in the enterprise, without directly exposing their back end systems. This API-led approach is the key to mobile transformation."
Some of the capabilities and features for connecting the growing number of applications and endpoints which will contribute to the effectiveness of these solutions for enterprises include the ability to rapidly build mobile apps for maximum business agility, east integration of application and data endpoints with API-led connectivity, and management of integrations with enhanced analytics.