Mobile and tablet use in the workplace has never been higher.

On average we check our mobile phones 85 times a day, which works out more than 5 times an hour across a typical 16 hour day

Businesses are witnessing a significant increase in employee interaction with their mobiles regardless of the industry, sector or department. So how can you embrace mobile use in the workplace, turning a potential distraction into an opportunity?

We’re seeing more companies utilising mobile and in many cases mobilising their entire business. Engaging with employees through their mobile devices brings huge opportunities for businesses, from increasing productivity, improved staff moral and huge cost savings.

Enterprise mobility provides a solution for businesses to transform, drive revenue and empower employees.

However, as with any new system or piece of software there are a number of challenges a business faces, some of the biggest coming come from within the business itself. So for all businesses that are thinking of going mobile, the initial research and internal communication is critical for creating enterprise success.

One of the main benefits of an enterprise app is the business intelligence it gives owners and senior management. Everything can be monitored, tracked and reviewed at the touch of a button.

However, to obtain the most relevant information and collect accurate data, you need to set the right business goals. It will highlight whether you need a quick win versus a large implementation and help lead the decision process.

You need your enterprise app to align with your overall business objectives and ensure the data you collect will support this. At this stage you don’t need to know the specifics of the app, or the features required, you just need to understand the end business goal and how the app will support it.

  • Is there a need to cut costs?
  • Is there a way we can increase revenue?
  • Is there a gap or inefficient business processes?
  • What can be done to improve our customer service?
  • Is there a specific area of the business that is falling behind?
  • How can I better engage or motivate my staff?
  • Can we reduce the amount of paperwork required for a specific task?

Establishing the end business goal will give structure to the rest of the app development processes. This will help define the features, the content, the analytics and ultimately the future of your business.

Want to know more?

We’ve been developing enterprise applications for over 7 years now, so we’ve compiled a list of the key roadblocks our clients have faced whist mobilising their business. Including; Staff engagement, Product management, Security, Costs, Integration and Scalability.  Download our white paper to understand the 8 key challenges of enterprise mobility and how you can achieve success.