One of the key troubles faced by businesses today is the lack of desired productivity in processes. This problem becomes severe as an organisation grows in size and scale. Time is lost in redundant and manual processes. Enterprise Mobility has become a huge trend helping organisations to overcome these challenges.
“The enterprise mobility market is expected to reach $500 billion by 2020.”
Enterprise Mobility is a disruptive technology that has the potential to change the way businesses perceive and manage processes. In the times to come, this technology will surely transform the way businesses operate. These applications don’t just simplify tasks and processes; they create opportunities for businesses to improve customer experiences and create the competitive advantage for the business. Enterprise Mobility has paved the way for apps to be developed for multiple device types.
“Mobile enterprise apps market is expected to grow to $128 billion by 2022.”
Here are some of the key advantages of Enterprise Mobility for business productivity:
Business Process Optimisation
An enterprise mobile application helps you to optimise each of your business processes, while on the go. It provides a centralised control system from where each of the activities can be managed with ease. Some of the core processes that you can manage with an enterprise mobile application include:
Mobile apps developed to streamline business processes help in improving the level of collaboration among teams and also provide them with a much-needed flexibility to move around. The overall speed of task execution and delivery goes up drastically as a result of smooth communication among the team members.
Many business processes become redundant over time and may require replacement or removal. Changes in business models or conditions also call for new processes to be developed.
There are also processes that are prone to errors due to the involvement of manual effort. Enterprise Mobility solutions help in automating business processes that are manual and cumbersome. Customer requirements also change over time, and so does the business environment. Enterprise Solutions are flexible and can be modified according to the changing requirements of the business.
Simplified Reporting and Analysis With Big Data
With mobile enterprise applications, data management and analysis becomes a breeze. Such apps help in managing large data sets with ease and in automating important reports that can help in quick decision making. Mobile device usage ensures that data can be shared across devices quickly and in large quantity. With IoT and connected devices now being a part of the workplace, data flows from things to machines and humans seamlessly. All of this is enabling businesses to gather large datasets for effective business decision making.
“More than seven in 10 enterprises polled by analyst firm 451 Research say they are gathering IoT data – but security and a perceived lack of return on investment remain major stumbling blocks.”
With enterprise mobile applications, your business can significantly reduce the overall costs of operations. The businesses which are embracing Enterprise Mobility are fostering a “Bring Your Own Device” BYOD culture. This significantly reduces the device investment that businesses have to do on an ongoing basis. The overall space required to accommodate teams is also considerably reduced. The teams can access the training material on the mobile device thus making the training process cost efficient as well.
Smooth Flow of Communication
Enterprise mobile apps ensure that the communication between employees and among different departments is smooth and agile. Customised applications for internal communication enables employees to communicate with anyone in the organisation from anywhere, at anytime. Such apps enable staff members to communicate with each other in real time. One can access important information in real time and deliver important tasks easily. Suppose you are visiting a client and you need to make an important presentation, you can access the presentation from your handheld device with ease.
You can even send your clients, estimates and bills while on the go. Such simplification in executing tasks has a huge impact on worker productivity and motivation.
Simplification of Field Processes
“Sales and marketing apps are the most popular enterprise apps being developed by companies today.”
Enterprise mobile apps are very helpful for sales teams who are always away for visiting clients. Mobility apps that automate sales processes are becoming quite popular.
Such apps are also being developed for simplifying field services helping in ease of management and reporting of these tasks.
“73% of global enterprise workforce is comprised of mobile workers.”
“75% of organisations showed an increase in productivity from the deployment of mobile applications.”
With enterprise mobile applications, employees can schedule their work according to their needs and this adds to their daily productivity.
There are times when employees are commuting and they have free time to complete an important task. They can use this time to finish off the task on their mobile device. With enterprise mobile apps your teams can quickly add data while they are away from work. They can easily carry their work around and quickly finish off their pending tasks.
With the advent of artificial intelligence and chatbots, enterprises are working for developing smarter enterprise mobility solutions that would simplify the employee tasks further. These features in enterprise apps would enable teams to make use of bots to effortlessly do their work and create reports from anywhere.
Here are some steps you can take to create an Enterprise Mobility strategy for your business:
Device Management Strategy
Implementing a strategy for managing of different types of mobile devices is important. You need to analyse the application architecture that your business is currently planning. Based on that, you can decide whether you need to follow a BYOD approach or a hybrid one.
You need also to ensure that the existing systems can be integrated with the mobility solution you are developing. Security of information is also one of your key concerns while finalising the approach. A single platform may definitely be more secure for your business, but in case your employees wish to use their choice of mobile devices, then this may not be completely feasible. With all of these factors and with the help of a professional service provider, you can decide on the environment that will be most suitable for the solution.
“Gartner predicts that through 2017, 90 percent of enterprises will have two or more mobile operating systems to support. In the past year, many companies have moved to Apple’s iOS as their main mobile device platform, with others to follow over the next 12 to 18 months. As enterprises continue to offer multiplatform support, and new platforms — such as Windows 8 — continue to emerge, MDM needs will continue to grow.”
Data Management Strategy
Cloud file sharing are commonly used in case of most of Enterprise Mobility solutions. You need to understand the security risks associated with these while building a strategy for enterprise data management. You can make use of Mobile Information Management systems to ensure that information flow is smooth while there is a centralised control mechanism for the same as well. These systems help in providing access to information only through certain predefined applications, so the information remains secure.
Managing The Apps
You can track the apps your employees are using with the help of traffic monitors. These are helpful in suggesting the requirements of your employees. You can figure out the security concerns related to app usage and data transmission from one app to another. You can make use of Mobile Application Management systems to define the types of apps; your employees can use and the policy regarding the usage of these apps.
For enterprise mobility to bring your the best of the results for your business, you need to have a predefined strategy to build the precise solution for your business. Enterprise Monkey has helped a variety of Small to Medium Enterprises, to streamline their business processes with the help of innovative enterprise mobile applications. We understand your business processes and its requirements thoroughly, before proposing the precise project execution plan.