Enterprise IT Growth: How to Assess Mobile Maturity

Nov 24, 2016


Enterprise Mobile Apps

For many businesses, from small firms to large enterprises, the need to develop a robust mobility strategy is more important than ever. Improving productivity, enhancing work quality, and driving day-to-day business performance are a few reasons why a mobile-first approach has become the new benchmark for enterprise software.

With various stages in the adoption of enterprise mobile apps, how do you assess your organization's mobile maturity? It is important to review your current mobile app strategy for key indicators.

Here are 6 questions that can help determine your level of mobile maturity:

1) Are mobile apps and workflows customizable?

Customization increases the ability to review and continuously transform your business processes. Mobile solutions that can build enterprise apps using a point-and-click editor not only allow for quicker app creation, but also enable non-technical staff to easily make updates when necessary.

2) Is senior management directly involved with mobile strategy decisions?

The increased understanding of the value of mobility comes from the engagement and commitment by senior management. With key leaders directly involved in the mobile strategy decision process, your company can quickly become an early adopter and continuously achieve mobile success.

3) Does your business support BYOD (bring your own device)?

Growing ownership and usage of mobile devices by employees are influencing enterprise policies about mobile technology. Businesses with policies on BYOD encourage employees to bring their personal devices for multi-use in the workplace. Being able to easily deploy your mobile apps to the devices your employees carry, whatever the device type, can improve accessibility and reduce costs.

4) Does your mobile strategy enable multiple business processes with the same tool?

Mature businesses find that mobile apps can be useful throughout their organization, wherever employees are mobile and need to share, access or report information. Tools that enable the creation of multiple mobile apps in a common environment allow organizations to meet all their needs with one mobile app product.

5) Can mobile applications run while offline?

From field work in remote areas to poor connectivity, you can't depend on having internet coverage at all times. Mobile apps with offline functionality allow staff to stay productive and remain focused without worrying about network interruptions.

6) Have you moved to cloud?

With many mobile enterprise deployment options available, businesses are choosing cloud and private cloud to achieve greater agility. These options allow time-consuming duties required in managing hardware and network security to be outsourced.

Ask yourself these important questions to help your company achieve mobile maturity. To learn about Flowfinity and how we can enhance your business processes with enterprise mobile apps, start a free trial today.

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  1. http://www.ccsinsight.com/blog/survey-reveals-skyrocketing-usage-and-growing-it-maturity-in-enterprise-mobility
  2. http://thedroidguy.com/2013/10/business-strategy-how-mobile-mature-is-your-enterprise-75569
  3. http://www.appstechnews.com/news/2016/jun/23/three-part-guide-how-evolved-your-thinking-mobility/

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