The world has gone mobile! In both consumers’ and business’, mobile apps have become a part our everyday lives. With the constant rise in on-demand services, majority of people spend their time in and out of various apps for thousands of reasons. For the clear majority who have the world at their fingertips, businesses large and small are realizing that mobile is the future of enterprise. But how can a mobile application used by internal employees help your business? We have the answers.
What Does an Enterprise Mobile App Do?
An enterprise mobile application for your business can accomplish many things. It is used to solve one (or more) of your employee’s needs- the tasks are all dependent on the development path you chose to focus on. This can mean that your employees can download a mobile app that can assist them with their day-to-day work, supply a place to share and maintain data, or even submit requests to their HR department to request PTO or information on their benefits package. These applications are usually developed to be compatible and integrate with software that your business is already using, like ServiceNow or MuleSoft, and can deploy to many different devices on different operating systems.
It seems that mobile applications make everything easier. Now, in conjunction with business and not just our personal lives. People are constantly on-the-go, and sometimes using a computer requires too much inconvenience when it comes to mobile technology. With market demand for app development continuing to rise, your employees can have remote access to all the resources they need.
Benefits of Utilizing Enterprise Mobile Apps
95% of internet users are actively using mobile apps and according to worldbank.org mobile app subscriptions are at 7 billion and continue to grow. Mobile apps for your enterprise are easy to use, tailor-made, interactive, accessible and increase brand visibility. They are also cost effective and provide flexibility that leads to higher efficiency, displays live data and digital security. The rich user experience from effective response management leads to high customer satisfaction, and more sales and revenue, and that's not all! Other great benefits from utilizing enterprise mobile apps are:
- Managing critical information
- Strengthen your credibility
- Secure your platform
- Keep you ahead of the curve
- Increase customer engagement
- Ensure visibility around the clock
Choosing Your Application Development
Mobile apps are bridging the gap between the enterprise and customers. Once you start deliberating how to develop your mobile application, you will come across terms like native app, hybrid app, cross-platform and technologies such as Xamarin, Ionic, ReactNative etc. Deciding on the right mobile app design can be tough, and being clear on what you want from your mobile app makes all the difference.
There are many different parameters to determine when outlining your enterprise needs for mobile app development. The three main foundations of app development to choose from are Native, Web-Hybrid and Native-Hybrid that all possess unique duties of their own and do not rank equal in:
- Hardware features access
- Debugging and Profiling tools
- Dev Support Ecosystem
- Development cost
- Development time
- Ease of finding Devs
- Easy to deploy to multiple platforms
- Build size
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