The Accenture survey of 2000 executives in nine industries and 15 countries shows that 87% of executives believe apps are necessary to fully release the benefits of digital technologies, while 82% think enterprise mobile apps are an integral part of their organization and key to unlocking vital data from across their business. The executives agree on the need for mobile apps to enhance customer engagement, and 44% are using apps as a channel for sales, customer service or information. However, fewer than half of the respondents are taking advantage of apps to improve business efficiency. The study also predicts that apps will grow in importance over time and, according to 85% of survey participants, will be the dominant interface of the future. That said, nowadays, despite the fact that executives believe mobile apps are critical to their business, widespread adoption of apps within the enterprise is yet to come. And this comes as no surprise since mobile in the enterprise comes with its own set of challenges. Here are some tips to overcome some of these potential difficulties.
Choose Right Mobile Devices
If mobile devices do not support current enterprise apps or if they are not easy to use, employee dissatisfaction can lead to failed enterprise mobility and negatively affect the whole workflow. Some devices are not suitable for working with specific data and can’t maintain the proper level of security. That is why, before adopting enterprise apps, make sure your mobile devices are best suited for the needs of your organization.
Ensure Mobile Security
To avoid future problems, you should think in advance about mobile security. Business data must be protected to the necessary extent. Also, IT teams need to partition personal data from corporate data to prevent data loss and also enable employees to seamlessly switch between personal and professional use. You can find more detailed information about mobile security and privacy in Snappii’s post “What You Should Know about Securing Enterprise Mobile Apps”.
Manage enterprise apps’ usage
The availability of mobile enterprise apps management tools helps to timely troubleshoot and increase effectiveness of business operations. Last but not least, to get all benefits of enterprise mobility, don’t forget to constantly track the usage of the enterprise mobile apps by your employees.