Action Engine Corporation will offer its Action Engine Mobile Application Platform software to the enterprise market through a collaboration with Microsoft Corporation. The solution will allow enterprises, such as universities, medical facilities and government agencies to offer an interconnected set of applications, running on Windows Mobile-based devices, to deliver customized content and information to students and employees who are on-the-go.
Using the platform, enterprises will be able to create customized mobile applications to connect wireless device owners with company or school information, such as employee and student directories, campus maps and information contained within Microsoft Sharepoint, Web portal or SQL CRM data stores. The customized application packs can also include the types of information-based applications that Action Engine has become known for, such as news, driving directions and restaurant finders. All information accessed by the applications can be updated seamlessly over-the-air to the end user. The solution will allow any enterprise to bring the breadth of information they have hidden in legacy, back-end databases to wireless devices in the field.
“The Action Engine Mobile Application Platform provides a unique environment for launching enterprise applications,” said Bill Hagen, solutions specialist at Microsoft Corporation. “Action Engine has made the experience of accessing data and information on your phone fun, fast, and easy-to-use.”
The solution was made possible through Action Engine’s development of an interface to access the Microsoft BizTalk Server communications hub. This integration to the hub synchronizes, aggregates and accelerates data from the enterprise’s back-end data stores to the mobile handsets. The solution incorporates the Microsoft BizTalk Server, Microsoft SharePoint Technology, SQL databases and the Action Engine Synchronization Engine. Using the Microsoft and Action Engine solution, customers can input data into any SharePoint or ODBC- compliant data store and present it to any wireless device application built using the Action Engine Mobile Application Platform.