Enterprise Mobility Solutions

The Importance of Enterprise Mobility Solutions

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The shift in work habits of employees has made mobile devices an integral part of enterprises. Employees now have easy access to data, and can easily communicate too. As a result, enterprises have begun focusing on developing strategic enterprise mobility solutions that help improve customer responsiveness and in turn, business growth. Enterprise mobility has the potential to offer tangible benefits by making information more accessible and business processes more streamlined.

The Importance of Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Let’s take a look at why enterprise mobility solutions are important for the future:

Real-time data:

Data can be reviewed and analyzed instantly from the smartphone and necessary measures can be taken sooner. It greatly expedites the decision-making process, thus increasing efficiency.

Faster allocation of tasks:

You can quickly assign and reassign tasks to meet the demands of the company. Prompt assignment of tasks results in increased efficiency.

Greater operational efficiency:

It offers greater efficiency across the value chain: Mobility software is deployed to be perfectly in sync with the company database. Employees thus have easy access to all the relevant information to deal with customer demands in a timely manner. This helps achieve high operational efficiency.

Employee productivity:

Mobility solutions enable employees to work from any location and participate in business transactions. This kind of flexibility boosts productivity.

Enhanced collaboration:

Effective communication is the key driver for business growth and innovation. Enterprise mobility solutions facilitate teamwork and help minimize risks thus providing higher ROI (Return On Investment).

Strategic adoption of enterprise mobility solutions can have a transformative impact on organizations. It builds a collaborative culture and helps implement workplace practices – especially for large organizations. Those businesses with a complete understanding of the value of enterprise mobility solutions can gain a competitive advantage and experience improvements in operations as well as customer handling, resulting in business growth.

Enterprise Solutions

Choosing the Right Engagement Model for Offshore Development

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Offshore development has become highly popular due to the sheer amount of benefits it offers to reduce and control expenses, accelerate company transformation and reduce the time to market and most importantly improve your business focus. However, all these benefits are only possible if you select the right provider and the right engagement model.

When it comes to engagement models, there are majorly three different models available:

  • Fixed cost Model

  • Time and Material Model

  • Dedicated hiring model

Every model has its own pros and cons and you should analyze your requirements before you select one.

Fixed price model: In this model; the scope, requirements, and timeline are defined first and a pre-agreed fixed price is paid for the final product. So, if you have a short term project and are clear with the goals and workflow, this is your best bet. This model, however, provides less flexibility.

Time and material model: In this model, the development is gradual and continuous. If you are willing to invest in gradual progress in the development process, this model is perfect for you. This is a pay per use engagement model and the billing may be hourly, weekly or biweekly, depending on the vendor’s requirements. It’s perfect if you want a flexible and agile project execution. The project requirements need not be as well defined as the fixed price model. The price, however, varies based on the time and effort used.

Dedicated hiring model: In this model, resources are hired for the purpose of development and project management happens in-house. A fixed monthly fee for hiring resources is charged. You have full control over the resources you hire and serve as a good model for long term or ongoing projects.

So, depending on your project and type of engagement you wish with the offshore team, you can select the right model by analyzing the kind of flexibility, control, and type of resources you want. Which type of engagement model do you wish to explore?

Business Intelligence

Analytical Dashboard: Speeding up the decision making

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Decision makers have a crucial role to play in any form of business planning. Their judgments need to be based on proof and a solid foundation with relevant facts and figures. This is exactly why they need tools to transform data into information and information into a presentable business format that can provide them with the required information to back their decisions.

Dashboards are undoubtedly the most preferred Business Intelligence tools that are not only implemented because they are easy, but also because they provide accurately – at a glance analysis of the most complex data available.

Just getting a dashboard up and running doesn’t guarantee that it’s a success. Well, it’s essential to look deeper and see if the data and it’s visualization actually improves the decision-making process and how. It’s important to note that, successful dashboards are organized, useful and include targets that could enable businesses to have insights into trends and predictions.

Define the audience and type of dashboard

Dashboards need to be customized in order to make the decisions more effective. It’s important to know who will use the dashboard and collect the data. Dashboards can be strategic, analytical or operational. Any dashboard cannot be all three at the same time. So, organizations need to have a clear understanding of what data they need for decision making.

Dashboards help people engage with the data they have collected

A dashboard is a window into the data and can help you understand whether the information you have is good or bad or enough to base your business decisions on. These dashboards should be aligned with the indicators that link to the strategic goals and directions and stay focused. Dashboards should make complex data available to users in an accessible way to determine what is useful, productive and credible and leave out what is exciting but extraneous. IT should also give a deeper look into the outcomes and impact.

Analytical dashboards are not only a visual representations of data, in fact, but they are also the perfect tool – or a business solution to gain insights into the more crucial data that is required to make strategic business decisions. They provide a level of evidence that is required to make good decisions and have perfect data served up into a perfect visualization to make these decisions easy.

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Custom Mobile Apps and the Enterprise

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While the enterprise mobile application market is still nascent, it is quite clear that it is a critical factor for success from both – the customer’s perspective as well as for the employees. Many enterprises consider mobile strategy at the top of their priority list. Yet, many times it is unclear to enterprises whether they should create a mobile app from scratch, use an app that requires customization, or purchase an app “off the shelf” from an app store.

Here’s why a custom mobile app for enterprises is the better option:

The complexities

Managing custom mobile applications sometimes introduces complexities in the organization even if the app is being built for a selected number of platforms. The major problem, however, is that these organizations evolve with time and change and so do their technology needs. A custom app will also need to be upgraded or updated according to these changing trends.

Security issues

For enterprise apps, data and device security will always be paramount. Enterprises must not only focus on the security of the apps but also on how the data is collected and integrated back into the critical enterprise systems and processes. The stakes are high, as any security breach that impacts the app itself can be damaging, but it will be catastrophic if customer data or employee data is compromised.

Designing Control

For custom enterprise mobile apps, controls need to be created to make the application available for employees on BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). The app permissions also need to be revoked if the employee departs with the organization. A customized app can build layers of permission-based control for employees at different levels and across units within the organization too. With a customized app, all this can be achieved while maintaining the user-friendliness and elegant appeal.

Cost Vs. Benefits

Customized, cloud-based app solutions have a number of benefits that enterprises can leverage from. These apps can be deployed easily, seamlessly and can integrate with the enterprises’ existing systems. Ultimately, they can save the organization a lot of resources and costs too.

Enterprise apps aid customer-employee relationships, customer ability, revenue growth, and efficiency. It’s the one way to be future-ready!