Integrations can stall mobile application development and increase project costs
According to Gartner, “Integration is an often-underestimated aspect of mobile application development projects. A notable portion of an overall mobile app project cost — as much as 70% in some cases — can be attributed to integrating the mobile application with established enterprise applications, services and data sources, whether on-premises or in the cloud.”
To create good, consistent experiences (for internal teams and customers), data often needs to be surfaced from various systems. Our experience mirrors the statement from Gartner. We've seen mobile development projects delayed by months, incurring additional costs (tens of thousands), due to integration-related oversights.
Critical integration points get missed due to complexity in the technological ecosystems that organisations are dealing with. So, how can these issues be avoided?
Before development begins, we help clients pinpoint which systems must be integrated to support a mobile experience and related business goals. This is part of our end-to-end Mobile Application Development offering. After a brief discovery process, we deliver a plan describing what needs to be done, and when. The plan also helps identify who is best suited to take on the work – integration specialists like Solnet are often needed to make short work of challenging situations while maintaining security.
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