Digital transformation, no matter how much one may resist it, is quite simply the truth for most industries and companies in the world. Of course, it looks different from different companies and sectors, but one of the most common factors nonetheless is enterprise apps. It refers to a software system that is engineered to operate in a corporate environment where it must serve the business’ needs instead of that of its customers. While enterprise apps have quickly proven to be valuable to the cause of digital transformation, they are still prone to a variety of challenges. To help you avoid them, we have listed the key issues you may face during enterprise app development and how to deal with said challenges.

  1. Security: Concerns about security for any digital entity are as valid as they can be; after all, apps and software usually store an abundance of sensitive data. And if it falls into the wrong hands, the repercussions can be catastrophic. This holds for enterprise apps as well. Thankfully, there are ample ways one can ensure high levels of security for enterprise apps, including;
  • SSL encryption, i.e. encryption of the connection between the app’s web server and the visitor’s web browser to safeguard the sensitive data.
  • The development team should also consider rendering the code and the web server configuration un-writable for the web user.
  • Data storage: While companies generate humongous amounts of data every day, most of it is unstructured, which the analysis of the said data difficult. Then there’s also the fact that extensive amounts of data necessitate detailed infrastructure for storage and this, in turn, requires investment in scalable high-tech servers. One way to address the complexity of this particular issue is via cloud storage and cloud-hosting, which is also quite affordable as compared to the aforementioned options.
  • Integration with other systems: Integration of systems across an organization is critical for success since it ensures that data and information are not only updated in real-time across the board but are also easily accessed by authorized personnel. Unfortunately, it can be a challenge for some companies; sometimes on account of their archaic systems or other such factors, which make the integration challenging on account of the complexity, size, scale, etc. To deal with such challenges, one can:
    Understand the unique requirements of every department and then map them on to the overall data model
    The testing and coding for the integration must encompass the new app along with a complete integration test plan for every single time some changes to the app are pushed out.
  • Understandably, enterprise application development may come across as an overwhelming endeavor at the start. After all, it seems to involve a whole world of distinct factors, challenges, etc. one must tend to before success becomes feasible. However, with the expert guidance of a trusted enterprise mobile application development company and the right kind of strategy, one can easily overcome the challenges and issues one might face during such a product. Once you do, the benefits companies stand to gain from their enterprise application are immense and varied. Starting from integrating business processes and operations to enhancing employees’ productivity — there’s so much to be gained. So, what are you waiting for, then?

    Author's Bio: 

    Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software.