We live in a world where to stay connected and updated in real-time is crucial for making important business decisions. Smart devices such as phones, tablets and digital assets have redefined the corporate landscape which is creating an increasing dependence on cloud connectivity in order to complete business tasks anywhere, anytime. This is where enterprise mobility comes into play.
Experts define enterprise mobility as not only the ability of workers to work outside an office, but the mobility of corporate data through technology networks. Generally speaking, it describes the trend of a greater number of employees working outside of an office setting and using mobile devices, cloud services and such to perform business tasks.
Apart from meeting the needs and demands of customers, organizations generally want to go the extra mile to exceed expectations from their customers and even their own business goals. In an attempt to achieve this, organizations are feeling the pressure to equip and empower their workforce to be productive enough even when they are on-the-go.
Like any digital transformation or shifting business trends, organizations that are open to change and are willing to adapt quickly, can counter the competition long-term. With that being said, organizations need to keep an open mind and be reminded of the fact that the real leverage comes from connecting systems, business processes, people, and things of the organization so that they can all operate in sync, in the right context to deliver good results.
Why Mobility Matters
As we all know, smartphones and smart devices have the ability to gather information, however, the difference between information gathered via conventional sources vs. the information collected via mobile devices is that it is contextual. User activity, location, Internet access, and employee availability are all characteristics that factor into this. Mobile Device Management (MDM) gives your IT department the opportunity to track, manage and secure an employee or corporate-owned device. Each device and employee typically has a profile that is created just for them and their tasks. An MDM solution means a business can configure Wi-Fi access as well as install and manage enterprise apps. It also means an IT department can remotely lock and wipe a device if it’s lost or stolen.
Some benefits of enterprise mobility include:
- increased productivity: as it empowers individuals to be more productive due to the convenience of allowing digital communication and capability anywhere, at any time – which also increases employee engagement.
- data accuracy: as it enables employees to have access to relevant data and promote process improvement.
- reduced costs: as most individuals now-a-days are familiar with owning and working with a smartphone and/or tablet, so there is no in-depth training needed.
Enter Business Process Management
Business Process Management (BPM) software has evolved over time to a point where it can be easily integrated with mobile application development platforms and provide its capabilities through a traditional process modeling environment. Here, organizations can take advantage of utilizing BPM and mobility together to create mobile app-enabled applications and the ability to work remotely from any location without missing a beat.
BPM tools that work alongside these mobile applications leverage low-code development functions into the hands of business users. What’s’ more, businesses and IT teams can seamlessly collaborate while developing proprietary apps. Businesses and IT teams can also ensure that the technology and corporate functionality sides of the apps work in tandem with each other and deliver a seamless experience to end users.
BPM solutions with these built-in mobile application development capabilities offer a rich framework that develop, deploy and manage configurable hybrid mobile apps and support multiple mobile environments. By combining the power of BPM with the utility of enterprise applications, organizations can drive greater efficiencies and ensure a faster Return on Investment (ROI).
Some benefits of mobile BPM include:
- reducing complexities: to eliminate the technical aspects and give the user a simple app to solve any problem.
- faster planning: planning periods that business leaders need to take to better prepare themselves and employees for new strategies, product launches and other critical areas of operations are enhanced with mobile BPM.
- data dependency: mobile BPM reinforces data accuracy, information availability and consistency to ensure organizations stay constantly engaged with data available to them.
- increased profit: as firms will be able to harness the power of both mobile solutions and process management software to boost overall profits.
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