Mobile Infrastructure enables field personnel to participate in a business process in an occasionally connected mode. Occasionally connected means that a direct connection (using WLAN or GPRS) between mobile device and backend is only established at certain times – at synchronization, when the Mobile Infrastructure Server (that is, the system running usage type MI) and Mobile Infrastructure Client exchange data in order to keep server and client updated. This enables the end user to perform process tasks completely independent from the backend system, which is extremely helpful in case that a steady connection cannot be guaranteed or might be too expensive. In order to realize this usage type, an intelligent application needs to run on each device containing user interface, business logic and data handling.
The security aspects that apply to this usage type are explained in the Security Guide for SAP Mobile Infrastructure.