Top 4 Must-Have Enterprise Mobile App Trends For Your Business
Are your crucial business processes taking too long? Are you seeking greater collaborations across all departments in your office? Well, it’s time you get an Enterprise Mobile App.
Enterprise Mobile App is a hot topic now as it has been constantly evolving to become an integral part of an organization’s growth. Applications being an essential interface platform to interact and perform every business function and employee workflow is taking a vital place. From content management to customer relationship management (CRM), different companies are opting for enterprise applications to smoothen their daily tasks and improve productivity. According to a report by Zion Research, the global enterprise mobility market is estimated to grow to $500 billion by 2020.
What is Enterprise Mobile Application?
Enterprise mobile app is developed solely to use in the business world to solve different problems of an enterprise. Generally, it is a software platform which is huge and works in complex processes.
These applications may include payment processing, customer support, email marketing systems, automated billing systems, enterprise application integration and many more processes.
Here are some benefits of enterprise mobile apps which really make sense for employees and business.
- Dynamic Collaboration: It offers great collaboration across different departments in your office. You get the choice to even collaborate in real time with the division in another country or state or with the field workers.
- Easy Accessibility of Data: It helps you to access any official data from anywhere and at any point in time while you are on the go.
- Better Customer Satisfaction: Enterprise apps ensure that the employees have access to the official information they require and this helps them to offer better customer service, including faster response time and better issue resolution.
- Offline Access: Enterprise apps automatically synchronize the information in the background and stores on the devices, so you can access the data offline too. Even if you don’t have internet connection, your data won’t be lost and you can get all the required information from official documents.
- Drives Productivity: It empowers employees by offering customization option depending upon the business operations. This in turn increase operational efficiency driving improved productivity.
- Reduced Costs: It helps you to transform the old-school traditional process into a more secure and efficient e-processes. This helps to eliminate the costs of office stationary uses.
Currently, we are experiencing a surge in demand for enterprise mobile app with 4 latest ongoing trends in the world of digital communication.
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- IoT focused app
- Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
- Blockchain Technology
Let’s check them in detail.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning :
AI is growing, evolving and is ready for further innovation. The wonderful capability to auto-adapt is helping AI in advancing business operations, automate task and boosting productivity. As AI and machine learning enters the workplace, businesses are expecting IT to play an important role.
In the context of the mobile app, AI can be an assistant, guide to the users, an intelligent sensor as well as monitors business calls. This consists of the voice-based assistant and chatbots. AI-powered tools will stimulate human conversation and thus it opens great opportunities for better customer services. Facebook Messenger Bot and Amazon Alexa are a few of the greatest examples.
AI technology also has the capability to empower employees, especially those are in the knowledge sector. According to Carrie Christensen, Operations VP of Mint Solar “This technology can coach customer-facing service workers to speak more effectively. Expect AI to increasingly support white-collar workers in 2018 and beyond.”
IoT focused app :
Already IoT is much in existence and our team is using it in different forms and elements. IoT is successful in effectively penetrating the business automation sector. It is the machine to machine (M2M), sensor, telemetry, and related computing functions. It allows different devices to get connected to an IP portal and continue working.
As ‘devices’ are getting connected, machine learning provides great support to the process. Developers are using the algorithm and making machines more intelligent. The use of AI in the devices is one of the IoT trends. It is making our home and office smart.
For instance, if an employee is carrying their own device (Bring Your Own Device concept), they work on the same portal. Thus, IoT focused enterprise mobile app helps in reducing the cost and offers flexibility to the employee in the workplace. Enterprise mobility and IoT will take the productivity of business to yet another level.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality :
In 2016, the whole world was excited about Pokémon Go. With this game, mobile users for the first time came directly in contact with the Augmented Reality technology. The experience was definitely enticing and users started expecting more. In 2017, AR and VR made it to the enterprise mobile app platform to reach beyond engagement and promotion purposes to business operation.
From virtual meetings to projecting different types of demonstration, AR and VR come with great benefits. It offers a hands-free workflow where the employee gets to see the required digital information superimposed onto the work environment without moving from their places. It has the potential to support cross-geographic collaboration. Marketing managers can use AR to view retail inventory and sales data. VR is transforming simple tools like video conferencing and live chats.
Blockchain Technology :
Blockchain technology development brings immense opportunity with it. The four major categories to look in 2018 are Blockchain-based wallets, Industry-specific customer applications, Enterprise blockchain apps integrated with AI and Blockchain-based personal identification apps.
Different industries like retail, finance, automobiles, airlines are exploring blockchain for its possible benefits in day-to-day business operations. Decentralized communication, transparency, and security are the major benefits of this technology. According to the prediction by the World Economic Forum, “by 2025, 10% GDP would be stored on blockchain-related technology”. Technology has the potential to drive efficiency and simplicity in different industries.
Recently, we were researching how blockchain can support the healthcare industry.
It can support the entire lifecycle of a patient’s Electronic Health Records by making data easily accessible.
The built-in properties of the technology work as a revolutionary means which help in tracking a complex treatment process. It delivers the space for collaborative R&D in a safer way across the borders. This offers more productivity and minimizes costs.
Read the full blog, here.
The blockchain is no more restricted to crypto-currencies and payment wallets. It has a huge potential to change the overall peer-to-peer network. The blockchain based mobile applications are rising and it will have a great impact in near future.
Enterprise mobile app is now at the core of every company’s digital strategy. This year, many companies are streamlining their processes, by shifting towards web and mobile-based enterprise applications. The demand for enterprise mobile apps is growing and IoT integration could provide better opportunities to the business taking care of the customers too.
Undoubtedly, enterprise mobility is sharing the podium with other big technologies. By the end of 2018, we might see the rise of new technologies too. So far these technologies are trending.
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If you want to upgrade your existing app to support either of the above technologies or want a brand new enterprise mobile application, we are here to help you out.
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